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Thursday, February 26, 2009

I'm getting Married!!

I know it seems sudden...we have only been seeing each other since November, but Jim & I are getting married on April 10th!! I am so happy & excited! We just love being with each other and have so much in common and...we aren't getting any younger! Our children are all grown up & out on their own, so we just decided: why not?! We love each other--We have both been married before & know what we're getting into--We are both Christians and ask the Lord to be at the center of our marriage because we never want to experience divorce again! I just wanted to share my news with everyone! I will post some pics of us soon....we have had a lot happening at once lately and next weekend we are going to FL for my daughter's bridal shower. Anyway...keep us in your prayers! By the new last name will be Ball. (Clip art from

Monday, February 16, 2009

Easter's on it's way!

I know it's a little early, but I'm looking in to Easter crafts for a show I'll be doing April 5th. I love to craft with clay pots & this is a cute little design I might try! Easter is one of my top favorites holidays! I love the light, cheery colors and the feeling of spring & renewal!

Thursday, February 12, 2009

Raggedy Kids

I love PC crafting & my favorite artist is Laurie Furnell. Here is her latest release over at!
Raggedy Kids

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Uppercase Living--I'm lovin' it!!

As you may know by now by my previous post, I am a new demonstrator with Uppercase Living! I got my kit and I am just loving all this stuff! Uppercase Living offers the latest in home decor by allowing you to use words or expressions on your walls, floors, doors, wherever! It's a very thin, yet high quality vinyl that will not damage paint or wallpaper and is easily removable! You can get them in over 30 colors & 50 fonts! Click here to visit my website! Try out the designer's so much fun! You can change the background to match your wall color, design the items you the colors & fonts you want & actually see how it's going to look on your wall! There's also tons of ways to CRAFT with Uppercase Living, so that was a big attraction to me, as well! Wanna join?? The kits are discounted for a limited time! Just let me know if you have any questions or if you'd like to place an order! Have fun!

Tuesday, February 10, 2009

Peeps---Not Just for Easter anymore!

I found this article at & thought it was great for the upcoming holiday! I can just taste these chocolate-dipped! Mmmmm!
Within the past few years, Peeps have been popping up all over the place. There are ghost and black cat Peeps for Halloween, stars and tree Peeps for Christmas, even patriotic Peeps for the Fourth of July. And there are Valentine’s Day Peeps for February 14th. If you’re looking for something a little different to give to your sweetie, then Peeps might be a good alternative to the standard box of chocolates.

This year, they have Vanilla and Strawberry Creme flavored Hearts, regular marshmallow Pink Hearts, and a Decorating Kit, where you can personalize 4 Peep Hearts with cake icing. But what really impressed me this year is their offer of recipes and craft projects with Peeps as major ingredients. Check out the Peeps I Love You Bouquet, Sweetheart Lollipops, and Strawberry Cupcakes.

I love my new "look"!!

Whew! I have been busy creating a new look for my blog! (purchased this set at credits are on the sidebar!) I really am pleased with it & feel it matches my personality! My whole new concept for this blog is to post the things I create, of course, but also to post other great goodies I find when I'm out & about in the blogging world! There is just so much talent floating around! With both my children getting married this spring & summer, I may not get to craft as much as I'd like, but I will still try to keep up here with what I can. Hope you'll come back often!

Monday, February 9, 2009

Bubble Gum Sundae

Looking over some past crafting photos again today & found this simple & fun project I did! I got the glass sundae cup at $Tree, used a 4" styrofoam ball that I glued into the opening of the cup---once dry, I started attaching the pieces of gum from the bottom going up by using straight pins with beaded heads. You could also hot glue them on. I then added some curly ribbon to the the top & inserted a straw. The whole thing took less than 30 minutes! It's a cute birthday gift for a child or a great gift for a coworker! You could do these with just about any candy that is individually wrapped...bit-o-honey, tootsie rolls, mints, etc.

Saturday, February 7, 2009

A great new Challenge blog!

Wow! You have to check out Lori & Robin's new challenge blog! It is absolutely adorable & it's for anyone that loves cuttin' & stampin' their little hearts out! Lori created "Ella" the Elephant & Robin designed the rest of the blog around her! Cute! I'm looking forward to seeing all the beautiful creations each week! Congrats Lori & Robin! Go to

Wednesday, February 4, 2009

Uppercase Living!! I joined 'em!

Yep---I am now a demonstrator for Uppercase Living & so excited!! They sell vinyl lettering & designs for your walls, doors, windows, etc.! I love all their products & I especially love the ways I will be able to craft with them, as well! Here is my website, so go take a peek: If any of you from the Monticello, Somerset or Albany areas would be interested in doing a show, please let me know! The demonstrations are so much fun & very easy to do! Your family & friends will LOVE these products....they're so unique and can really make your home so YOU! There's tons of colors & fonts to choose from & of course, the custom ordering!