A couple of Cards … Day one

I did tell myself that I was going to keep this blog up and running.  If nothing else, just to keep a diary of my going-ons.

Today, I was simply the most bored I have ever been!  Ryan went to Columbia with his Dad…hopefully he will be back soon.  John is downstairs playing the Xbox.

Reprieve from the boredom came in the form of  some cookie baking and bread baking.  Smells awesome in the house now!!

Here comes those cards:

SUPPLIES: Papers are from My Mind’s Eye, chipboard letters and ribbon from my stash, brown flower is from Chip Chatter, and the number 2 is from American Craft.

And for the CPS challenge!!!  My first circle card!!!!

SUPPLIES: Sketch from CPS #147, paper from Scenic Route, party word art from Marcella by K, and ribbon from my stash.

Till later as usual!


Once Again..The Neglectful Blog

I am just absolutely terrible in keeping up with this blog….That will be a new year’s resolution!

Christmas has come and gone yet another year.  I totally didn’t have the Christmas spirit at all.  No tree at all….few decorations.  Just couldn’t get in to it.  Part of it was that I knew I was going to be alone going into this…but the blues hit sometime this afternoon.  I ended up just watching TV with John.  After a bit, even he went and laid down for a nap…lmao!

We did have some snow…making it a White Christmas!!

This is just a picture taken from out the door this morning.  It was just too bitterly cold to venture outside…lol!

Here are a couple of cards I worked on this evening while watching the Librarian series on TV…love those movies!!

This card came from a digital kit by Corina Nielson and the Wish word art  is from Marcella by K.

Papers are My Mind’s Eye (I got these at Hobby Lobby), word art from Designers Digitals and the flowers are from American Crafts.

Till later…I promise!!

Baby..It’s Cold Outside!!!

Wowzers…it is cold outside!!!  Definitely we are getting knee deep in winter! No snow…just some flurries.  Nothing huge or anything to write home about.  But I did do some cards!!

Supplies:  Cardstock by DCWV, patterned papers from My Mind’s Eye, stickers and lace are from my stash!

SUPPLIES:  Sketch from Sketch Inspirations (#100), patterned papers from My Mind’s Eye, flourish was cut from my Cricut, word art from Autumn Leaves, and ribbons/flowers are all from my stash!

SUPPLIES:  Patterned papers from My Mind’s Eye, word art sticker from Autumn Leaves and the trim is from my stash.

SUPPLIES:  Sketch from Inspired Blueprints, patterned paper by My Mind’s Eye, word art from Autumn Leaves, cardstock from DCVW, and brads are from my stash.

Now I think I will go fix some supper and watch some TV!!  Till later!

I am back!!!!

Well, with a recent bout of computer malfunctions, I am back in the blog world again!!!  So much has happened since I last blogged.  I now find myself single again.  Whew…this should be an interesting ride, to say the least.

Thanksgiving was fantastic…just the 3 kids and I enjoying the bounties of good food.  We are all cooked something and it was delish!!!

But I also wanted to show off some cards that I have made!!  I got my hands on some cool My Mind’s Eye papers and diecuts!  So I just sat home on a Friday night and produced the following:

That is it for now…I have some more good news, but that will be for another day!  Till later, my friends.

Rainy Saturday

Nothing like a rainy Saturday to just laze around the house and watch tv!  I am trying to find my mojo again….It may be under the laundry piles I have going on downstairs!  Today’s tv fare seems to be The History Channel with a bit of USA Network…lol.

Beyond the boringness of my tv watching, i do have some layouts I want to share!

This layout is for the BOS challenge over at 2Peas!

BOS Week 185_SMALL

CREDITS:  Background paper by Rachel Young Designs, papers and embellishments from the Skidamarink kit by Libby Weifenbach and ChereKaye, Flower N Swirl brush found on Deviant Art, and font is Georgia.

Scraplift of Joggemia @ 2Peas

And this layout is for Creative Scrappers blog challenge!


CREDITS:  Template from the Creative Scrapper challenge blog, Lil Bit Cuckoo kit by Fee Jardine, doodled border by Fee Jardine, doodled template shapes by Lauren Grier, alphabet by Dirt Cheap Digiscraps, and font is SNF Daphne.

And here are some cards I did with Suzanne’s new templates!!!

Of course I have linked it for your convenience!

And here are some of mine!

21 Birthday

CREDITS:  Hoopla BirthdayWishes kit by Julie Makotinsky.

Whooo Loves You

CREDITS:  Whooo kit by Traci Reed and Meghan Mullins.

New Home

CREDITS:  My Road kit by Baers Garten Designs, font is Aldophus and brushwork by Anna Aspnes.

Celebrate Fall

CREDITS:  Potluck kit by the Sweet Shoppe Designers.

Now it is time for a decision….should I digital scrap or go into the other room and do some traditional scrapping and finish up my cards???  So much I want to do, but yet too lazy to do anything…lol!

Till later all!!

I actually got something done on time for once!

Take a note here people!!  I actually was able to finish my “duties” early this time!!!  I was able to do several layouts with Suzanne’s new templates!  These are just awesome and so easy to embellish .. I love them!!! Amazing_SMALL

CREDITS:  Template by Susan Robinson Designs, Maude N Millie kit by Lauren Reid, and word art by Shawna Clingerman.


CREDITS:  Template by Susan Robinson Designs, Midnight in the Garden kit by Kay Miller, word art by Michelle Coleman and font is Ribbon Happy.


CREDITS:  Template by Susan Robinson Designs, Promising kit by Traci Reed, and word art by Mary Ann Wise.


CREDITS:  Template by Susan Robinson Designs, Firebird kit by Lauren Reid, flower brush by Doris Castle, white alphabet by Dani Mogstad, and chipboard alpha by Scrap Sisters.

Of course, it would not be right unless I included the link to the awesome templates themselves!!!


LINK to the shop!!!

With the weather being cool and cloudy, I think I will venture into my scraproom and try to finish off some cards, my Halloween house and whatever else!  Of course, I will need to find something in which to watch or listen to.  Decisions, decisions.  Honestly, I need to get to Family Video or Redbox and rent some newer releases.  I seem stuck in my rut of horror movies that I own.  Mindless entertainment while I scrap.  Of course, I read that the new Saw movie is coming out in October, I believe.  I need to watch Saw 5 first…lol.  Hmm…I could do all the movies today!!!  There is an idea!

Well, I am off to bigger and other adventures!!  Till later, my friends!!

Layout and a Quiz for Posterity!

I figure there aren’t too many that will read my blog.  In that case, I am doing this just for posterity…lol!  I seen this cool quiz over at Ikea Goddess’ blog.

What is your salad dressing of choice?

Thousand Island…I do like others, but this is my favorite

What is your favorite sit-down restaurant?

hmmm….I guess I would say Rib Crib!!!

What food could you eat every day for two weeks and not get sick of?

Spaghetti and meat sauce

What are your pizza toppings of choice?

Sausage and Extra cheese…especially Imo’s

What do you like to put on your toast?

Peanut Butter & Strawberry Jelly


How many televisions are in your house?

What color is your cellphone?

I have a cheapie blue phone

Do you have an iPod?

Nope…just a cheap MP3 player from Big Lots..love it though


Are you right-handed or left-handed?

Right handed

Have you ever had anything removed from your body?

Nope…though I had my tubes tied and an ablation

What is the last heavy item you lifted?

A couple of weeks ago, I had the pleasure of doing a job where the finished boxes were 60 lbs. each; I did about 100 boxes that day.  Ugh!

Have you ever been knocked unconscious?

Nope…But I will honestly say that I was so drunk a couple of times that I don’t remember a thing


If it were possible, would you want to know the day you were going to die?

Tough one…but no, I would not

If you could change your name, what would you change it to?

I would, but I have no idea what I would call myself.

Would you drink an entire bottle of hot sauce for $1,000?

How hot would the sauce be???  I just might!






Day of the week?

Fridays.  Middle of my weekend and yard sales during the summer!




Missing someone?

I do miss my Mom and Dad.  I would like to think they would be proud of their grandkids


Right now, I am in a decent mood.  Lately I have been feeling down and sad…I just don’t know why

What are you listening to?

I am listening to TV…NCIS is on right now

Current worry?

That everything will crumble around me.  I guess that is part of my blah mood lately


First place you went this morning

Walmart….lol…I had to pick Ryan up from work this morning!  It is a day off for me!

What’s the last movie you saw?

Resident Evils … I watch it while I was scrapping!


How many pairs of flip flops do you own?

None…my feet will NOT allow it!  But I do wear crocs ALL.THE.TIME

Last time you had a run-in with the cops

I plead the fifth!  OK…almost 7 years ago.

Last person you talked to?

Suzanne .. on the phone

Last person you hugged?

Ryan .. this morning

Do you always answer your phone?

Nope…Thank God for caller ID

It’s four in the morning and you get a text message, who is it?

Can’t happen!  I do NOT text

If you could change your eye color what would it be?

brown eyes

What flavor do you add to your drink at Sonic

None…I just love a Coke or a lemon slushie!!

Do you own a digital camera?

Yup…Canon A590.  I do also have a Canon Rebel film camera, which I love

Have you ever had a pet fish?


Favorite Christmas song(s)

All I want for Christmas is You

What’s on your wish list for your birthday

I want a Scor-Pal!!!  Real bad!!  Seriously bad!

Can you do push ups?

Hell no

Can you do a split?

Hell no

Does the future make you more nervous or excited?

Depends on the mood I am in…mostly indifferent I guess

Do you have any saved texts?


Have you ever been in a car accident?

One…nothing too bad though

Do you have an accent?

nope…at least I don’t think so.

What is the last movie to make you cry?

Easy .. Braveheart…always makes me cry at the torture scene when he sees his wife

Plans tonight?


Have you ever felt like you hit rock bottom?

yes I have

Name 3 things you bought yesterday?

A soda, some clothes at a yard sale for a friend of mine, and some pepperoni for pizza…woohoo..how exciting!

Have you ever been given roses?


Met someone who changed your life?

Actually, Roger has done a tremendous job of changing my life.  I know I am slipping a bit, but I think overall the change is good.

How will you bring in the New Year?

Too far away…but probably at home!

What song represents you?

geez..I have no idea

Would you go back in time if you were given the chance?

yes…there are definitely a few things I would like to change

Do you have any tattoos/piercings?

Heart tattoo on my chest and a rather large face on my back.  Please don’t ask!

Does anyone love you?

Well, I hope so!  I am sure my kids do.

Would you be a pirate?

Would be exciting!

What songs do you sing in the shower?’

Whatever song is in my head that day…. could be anything

Ever had someone sing to you?

yes, I had an online friend that was a singer.  He sang several songs to me.  In fact, he wrote one for me.

Do you like to cuddle?


Have you held hands with anyone today?

nope…everyone is still sleeping.

Who was the last person you took a picture of?

John….at his Tae Kwon Do class

Are most of the friends in your life new or old?

right now…they are newer.  I haven’t talked to any of my older friends in a long time.

Do you like pulpy orange juice?


What is something your friends make fun of you for?

My sense of humor! Plus I am a huge klutz!


Cool quiz, huh?  I was honest too!  Now for the layout!!  Suzanne is a new template designer at Digital Scrap Ink .  Here is a layout I did with her new template pack !!!


CREDITS:  Template from Sketchpad Collection 4 by Susan Robinson Designs, Happy Go Lucky kit by Shabby Princess, Tall and Skinny alphabet by Kate Hadfield, stitching by Dani Mogstad, and font is Pea Christy.

Sketch link

Well…I am off here for a bit!  I am (in)patiently waiting for Sue to get here for a visit!!!   Till later my friends!!