Let's talk about crafts, shall we?

Saturday, May 30, 2009

Marbie goofin' around!!

My son has some really fun features on his cell phone camera so he did this with Marbie today! After he finished taking the picture he showed it to her & she looked over at me as if to say: "Is that really the way I look??" haha Too cute! I added a pic of what she looks like normally, too! She's my little baby-cakes!

Tuesday, May 26, 2009

My first challenge!

I know I said I was gonna take a little while off from posting, but my good (& wise for her age!)friend, Lori, encouraged me to get my mind off things & make a card for The Pink Elephant Challenge. I have never participated in a challenge before, but it did help me feel better! It's a sketch challenge & was fun to do. I'm not a big stamper, so I used the simply scrappin' Love Stories kit from Stampin' Up. I love the Stampin' Up papers, cardstock, kits & punches! The quality is great! Here's to more challenges.....

Sad news...

I will most likely not be posting for a little bit. As you all know I was recently re-married. He has suddenly & sadly decided I wasn't the one for him after all and has moved back to Ohio. I'm extremely hurt & heartbroken, but I know God will see me though, as He has so many times before. There was no real explanation, so I am unable to share more. Keep me in your prayers.

Saturday, May 23, 2009

Our Newest Fur-Baby!!

Great news! This just in....joining Marbie & Mysti soon will be....Mandee!! Isn't she adorable?? She is Jim's Birthday gift from his daughter, Amanda. We get to pick her up on June 6th. She will be fully weened by then. Let's all pray for a peaceful transition between the 3...PLEASE! LOL Marbie was not happy at all when Jim brought Mysti into the picture because she has always been the only cat, but she is adjusting pretty well. Mandee will be the last, we feel 3 is plenty! Hopefully I can post a pic soon of all 3 of them together! We love our little fur-babies! They are soooo spoiled, too!

Friday, May 22, 2009

Uppercase Living Summer Splash!

I love Uppercase Living products & am having so much fun using them on my walls, BUT...they are great on floors, too! I love this look, don't you? Check out the GREAT summer specials HERE! Now is a really good time to save BIG! Would LOVE to have someone have my first "online" show! Any takers? You can earn some great free products of your choice & help your friends spruce up their homes in a new way! Just a thought! ;0) Have a great weekend, everyone! It's a special weekend for memories....

Thursday, May 21, 2009

Little Buddies

OMGosh...another cute, cute set at!! It matches the girl set I shared a couple of weeks ago, Buttons & Bows! Check it out! Shelly is my 2nd favorite artist from PC Crafter! What talent! Little Buddies

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Wednesday, May 20, 2009

Be-Jeweled Glasses!

I am fascinated with all kinds of crafting! I love the beaded utensils & things like that, so when I ran across this article I thought I'd share! What a simple, yet striking way to spice up the ordinary! From

Don't you dare use boring blank flutes for clinking the bubbly. Put a little effort into, alrighty? It'll be worth the trouble!

Champagne flutes
4 mm Austrian flat-backed crystals (acrylic ones will work too, but they look kinda cheap)
e6000 glue

DIREX: Wash and dry the glasses. Squeeze a glob of glue on a paper towel or foam plate. Pick up a crystal and use your other hand to dip the chopstick in the glue and dab it on the back of the crystal. Place it on the flute. Keep an eye on it so it won't slide down. It's easier to lay the flute down and complete one side at a time. Let dry and go to other side. TIP: Don't put crystals too close to the top, otherwise it will be bumpy on your lips! Hand wash.
* By Kathy Cano Murillo, copyright 2005. Photos property and courtesy of Arizona Republic and For more artsy goodness, check out *

Friday, May 15, 2009

Monkeyin` Around

I love the artwork of Laurie Furnell! Take a look at her latest set! TOO CUTE!
Monkeyin` Around

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Monday, May 11, 2009

I'm Baaack.....

OMGosh! EXHAUSTED does not cover the way I feel right now! We got back from my daughter's wedding this afternoon and while we had a wonderful time I was SOOO happy to get home! The wedding was just gorgeous & Jim & I were able to get in a moonlit stroll (and some cuddling!!) on the beach! :o) The moon was full and just beautiful..we loved it! I will post some pictures very soon! We didn't get to spend too much time with Jamie, but it was still great see her & she looked so beautiful! I know she & Eddie are going to be so happy! We got to spend one night with my brother & had a lot of fun with him. He & Jim hit it off right away (both Nascar & Harley fans!!)...and we got to go through Jacksonville on the way back and spend a few hours with my sister & her 2 girls & their families, so that was a lot of fun, too. So now Jim has officially met all my family! Whew!

And....while I was away I received this award from my friend Paula at Little Bit of Scrappin!! Isn't it cute?? Thanks so much Paula! I was thrilled to get it!

Well...I need to fall into bed & try to get caught up on some much needed rest! I will post pics from the wedding tomorrow... hopefully! I can't wait to see the ones the photographer took! I felt like a model the whole time!! LOL The mother of the bride seems to be pretty popular!! LOL More later, my crafty friends.....

Sunday, May 3, 2009

Almost that time!!

We have revival at Church this week & we are leaving Thursday morning to travel to FL for my daughter's wedding! Soooo...I doubt I will have much time for posting before leaving! Keep us in your prayers for traveling mercies...and keep my daughter in your prayers as well! She's about to turn Bridezilla on us! LOL We will be staying in Melbourne...her wedding ceremony will be on the beach at 8:30pm Sat evening, the 9th. Hope to have lots of pics to share when we return! I'll look forward to getting home & seeing what all my crafting & blogging friends have been up to! Bye for now!