Saturday, August 31, 2013

Just Say Smile!

This card makes me want to smile! It's a happy card! All the teeth have glitter on them, of course! I've had this image for some time in my stash of freebies, but this is the first time I printed it. It was printed twice and then just colored and popped up for some extra fun! Since Barry was on the computer and I wanted to create, I found these pieces of digi papers on my desk and went with these colors. It was just a fun card to make!
So, what are your plans for the long holiday weekend? I work this afternoon and then again on Monday. Barry works tomorrow and Monday, so our plans are almost nothing for the weekend. I am planning on going down and seeing Sydney and Coco tomorrow. I miss that sweet Bulldog face and I thought I'd take her out for lunch. That means the drive thru at Mikey D's when a large cup of water and a hamburger and a trip to the park. Can't wait until Sydney is old enough to go with us.
I do plan do some creation station work this weekend as well. I have so much in my head. I must some of it to paper!
Enjoy your day!

Wednesday, August 28, 2013


I can't believe I've finally made it to Wednesday! It's been a long week and there's a few more to go this week! I wanted to share another card I made using the Deedee's Digital image. This time I cut out just the beehive image and made a quick sweet card! I added some bling to it and now I've got another card to added to my stash!
I had to be at work at 6 AM today, but only until 10 ish! In our store, it's always "ish" when it comes to getting off. It always adds a bit to your paycheck that way!
Didi you watch the President speak today? He gave a wonderful speech in Washington to mark the 50th anniversary of the I Have A Dream March on Washington DC. I was 13 that summer and we lived in DC. It was my mother's birthday. The first since my father passed away in March. I can close my eyes and see it on TV that day. Some days I feel like we've got backwards toward that time again! I don't understand how people think when it comes to race. My whole life has been lived knowing that we are all equal in the eyes of God and if that's so, we should all treat each other as if we are each other's brothers and sisters. I hope I've taught my children.

Sunday, August 25, 2013

Sunday, Sunday

I love the peace of Sundays. Barry works, I'm off, and it's my "me" time ! I got a nice pot of Chicken Soup and noodles made this morning and tonight Evan and Mandy are coming to dinner with Sydney for the first time meal at Grandma's house! She'll be bringing her own meal this time! I'm not going to tell Barry that company is coming. I thought it would be a nice surprise!
Check out the new Christmas card! I made it using some of new digi's from Deedee. They are so sweet and part of great set. Lots of images, including a Ginger Bread house! Colored and not. I chose the colored ones for this card and printed one of the verses that comes with the set on kraft cardstock. You gotta love digital everything!

Saturday, August 24, 2013

Happy Saturday!

It's almost that time of the year! Or as I like to think of it, The Silly Season! I love making Halloween cards. It seems like anything goes with them. Silly, scary, or just plain fun! Today's card was made using a set of fun stickers that I bought at Joann's for a buck. The best kind of fun. Mr Spider is from Wally World's buttons. And of course the paper is digi!
Barry and I took Larry to see Startrek last night. We had him to ourselves since Tina and Madelyn went down to Austin to visit her parents for the weekend. It was nice just to be with my child. I always love when we get to see the boys without their wives. I love them both, but my boys are MY boys and it's my pleasure to enjoy them! A late dinner at IHop and off to bed. I have to work this afternoon and then a friend is coming to visit tomorrow to craft and swim. Barry always works on Sunday, so it's my private time!
Only 21 more days before we leave for Disney World. Our magic bands arrived yesterday that has all the info for our rooms, tickets, meals, and parks on one little chip! I chose a pink band, and Barry has blue. They even have our names inside the band! Can't wait!
Have a great day and visit again!

Friday, August 23, 2013

Opening Day!

Yes, it's true. Deedee's Digi's has reopened her store! I am so pleased to be part of her team again! She has so much talent and I am happy to be a part of this! The set I am showing today is called
Just click on the badge to your right and it will take you right to her area!
As for us in the Bloom Zoo, it's our first weekday morning without Madelyn! I just got up at 9 and Barry is still sleeping! I don't work until this afternoon, so I'm being lazy right now! I love it!
Again, please check out the new store. I know you'll love all the pre-colored images! I do! It makes getting crafty so easy!

Wednesday, August 21, 2013

New Daddy Evan

I am one proud Momma these days! I can't believe this guy is my son! It seems like yesterday it was his Daddy holding him! 38 years later, it's the son! This was taken last weekend when he was on babysitting duty!
Well I'm back to work a day early this week. My store called last night and asked me to come today since they would be short handed. I couldn't say no since they've been extra nice with working with me this summer with all my "needs" off! Barry will be watching Madelyn this afternoon!
I still didn't get a lot of creative work done this week. The MOJO just seems like it's on summer break as well as me. I did however, go to my favorite second hand store yesterday and buy the cutest linen shorts for 1.49! Love, Love, Love a bargain! More money to spend at the craft stores!
We have only 24 more days til Disney World! We checked in to our hotel last night online, ordered our Magic Bands, and added the Lulu for our anniversary dinner. We spent a few anniversaries in Hawaii, so going to the Lulu was a perfect way to spend this one!
Have a wonderful day!

Monday, August 19, 2013

It's Monday, Again!

It's the last week before school starts and our last week of Camp GG! It stands for Grandpa and Grandma. We thought up ourselves! I know, you can believe that. Madelyn starts back to dance this evening as well, so it's been a lazy day at our house. We did a little shopping at Costco. I needed ink for the printer, and a trip to Joann's for yarn for her and now it's TV time.
Tomorrow I go and get my hair cut an colored. It's amazing how long it's gotten and how the color has grown out! I will human again.
The card I'm sharing is from a Whipper Snapper stamp and a bunch of scrap papers on my desk. Just something simple today.
Have a blast at whatever you do!

Sunday, August 18, 2013

One Month and Counting!

Photo: 1 month old already!
WOW! It's hard to believe Ms Sydney is 1 month old already! She is starting to round out and it seems her hair is getting redder everyday! Evan and Mandy went out as a family for the first time on Friday night. They had dinner with Larry and his family. I was so happy that the first person they went with was his brother! Even old Grandma's love this kind of stuff!
Madelyn spent the night at our home last night. Her brother got engaged and he wanted his Mom and Larry there. His Dad and stepmother flew in from Vegas as well. She's a lovely girl. They have set the wedding for next July. Madelyn is very happy to have a new big sister with Cassie!
I'm off work as usual for a Sunday, but I need to move it along and get some creating done before the day slips away from me.
And congrats to Pam on your wonderful news! It's the next best thing to their parents and they even home with them, not you!

Friday, August 16, 2013


Sweet Blank Note Gilr with Flowers Handmade Card
Oh yes, it's Friday and I have to go back to work! I've been off week with the babysitting and all, but now it's time to leave Madelyn in her Grandpa's hands. I know they'll have a great time. They are headed off to the see where the paper money is printed in Ft Worth today. It was one of the things on our list of "to do's" this summer. We're down to today and next week for summertime with her. Then it's back to school!
We babysat Sydney yesterday as well. Mandy had to go to the doctor's and didn't want to take the baby, so Grandma and Grandpa to the house! She was a month old yesterday and starting to finally fill out. Her hair is as red as ever!
Today's card is using some bits and pieces from my desk, a Molly Blooms images, and a bit of ribbon I had from years ago! I love the way the card turned out. It's still in the store waiting for a new home!
Have a fun weekend!

Thursday, August 15, 2013

Great New News!

Thank You Friend Handmade Card
I've been sitting on some fun news the last few days and now I'm letting the cat out of the bag! My friend Deedee Anderson is starting up her design team again to showcase her new designs and I'm going to be part of this wonderful team! She's going to be adding new things to her group of goodies! They include digi papers along with the images. She's going to have both black and white and pre-coloured! Stay turned for more info when her group starts up again!
The card is my latest and I must have been thinking of Deedee when I made it, because the verse is part of an older set of digi's that I used! Perfect for the image.
Yesterday was travel day with our Granddaughter. We went on a road trip to Waco. First stop was Collin Street Bakery for several dozen cookies. Next to see the scrapbook store. Then we moved on to Dr Pepper, and finally the zoo. To say we were "beat" is an understatement! But it was a fun day anyway. Madelyn has already arrived at our home this morning and we have a nice lazy day planned!
Have a good day!

Tuesday, August 13, 2013

Is It Fall Yet?

Beware of The Ghost On Happy Halloween Handmade Card
I just love the fall with all it's wonderful warm colors, not to mention Halloween! It's the best time of year to create cards! Almost anything goes and this year it's true again for me! Digital, stickers, and lots of fun ribbon makes a great card!
Madelyn and I are going to babysit Sydney today while her Mommy gets some much needed sleep. Grandpa did say he'd go over last night and do the night feeding, but they said they'd save that favor for another day!
I really do want to create, but my mind is just not coming up with anything new today. Maybe later I'll have a creative thought, but who knows! Tomorrow we're trying to take a day trip to Waco and I've printed out the directions for a scrapbook store to check out while we're there.
Have a wonderful day!

Sunday, August 11, 2013

It's Been A Busy Season!

As you can see, we've been busy in the Bloom Family! This is Ms Sydney Mabel Bloom! Born July 15, she is the sweetest little girl! Looks just like her Daddy did when he was little! Notice the red hair? Her great-grandma would have been so happy to see that! I still can't believe my own baby boy is a father! Where have the years gone!
Barry and are doing well this summer. We have been babysitting Madelyn lots and enjoying it all. OK, so maybe Grandpa didn't enjoying watching her last week when I had to work, but it will be better this week when I'm home until Friday!
We are going to Disney in September for our 43 anniversary! I can't believe its coming so soon!
Well, that's my summer so far. Stay turned for more news coming in the coming weeks!