Friday, January 6, 2012

This card is a littel fuzzy cause I don't have a sharpen tool and the battery in my camera was dead so I had to use my cell phone. The papers are from the Sophia pack except for the bracket and it is Topiary.  I used the card on page 67 of the Wishes book from CTMH.  I cut all the shpapes with my Cricut. We finally had some snow and I was able to get out a couple of times and go snowshoeing.  Need to get going as we have errrands to do including delivering this card.

Wednesday, December 7, 2011

Merry Christmas

imageIt has been forever since I have used Windows Live Writer and it has changed and I am having to look at everything and click on things to see what will happen.  The lighting wasn’t good when I took this pic.  I used a Darice embossing folder (it works just fine in the Cuttlebug).  It is just a tad bigger than a regular 41/4 x 51/2 card so I needed the next size up envelope which is 4 3/4 by 61/2   .  The sticker in the middle is a dimensional sticker that I had left over from last year.  The sentiment is from Stampin’ Up.

Starting to get some snowflakes.  Supposed to get lake effect snow.  There is none on the ground and that is so unusual for here. I am getting anxious to go snowshoeing.  Monday I have an apt  with a massage therapist in the morning and the chiropractor in the afternoon so hope we don’t get too much snow.  

Monday, October 31, 2011

For A Grandson's Love

When Sam, our grandson was about 6 or 7 (he is now 25 and married) he asked me if I was going to dress up for Halloween.  I said I didn't know and what would he like me to be.  He replied  "a witch".  That took me by surprise and I asked why a witch and he said "because I like them pointy little hats".  Every year I send him a card with pointy hats on it.  This is the one for this year. 

The hat stamp is from Northwoods
Rubber Stamp, the sentiment is Studio G Clear Stamps.  The paper is two sided and from Doodlebug. 
We made our annual trip to Colorado for Kambrie's 1st birthday.  She is adorable.  This past Friday and Saturday went to an all day stamping/scrapbooking event.  Most of the gals were scrapping but a few were making cards.  I got 50 cards made and won a $15 gift certificate to JoAnn's.

Time to get supper.

Thursday, June 23, 2011

She Cracks Me Up!

Goof ball

This picture of Kambrie just cracks me up.  Leola just sent it yesterday.  Her hair is going straight out and she has such a goofy expression on her face.  If you look closely you can see the third tooth.  She is already 9 months old.  I love to talk to her on the phone.  She says hi and when I tell her goodbye she says hi.  She is crawling and will walk if you hold her hands. 

It has been so long since I have posted hardly know where to begin. 

Our most recent news is that Sam and Samantha were married June 11 in Colorado at Sam’s parents house.  We are having a reception here for them in July.  Jim is busy with golfing.  Yesterday we took a class on polishing Petoskey stones.  They are stones with fossils in them found in the Petoskey area of Michigan.  It was interesting.  You got to pick a stone for polishing and I had the instructor drill a hole in mine so when I get it done I can wear it as a necklace. 

Since the last time I posted Live Writer has changed.  I think I must have upgraded something and it changed Live Writer also.  I think it is a lot more confusing. 

A funny thing happened the other day.  I had to go to Petoskey for an ultra sound checkup on my legs after having laser ablation on my varicose veins.  A friend went with me and were gone all day (shopping and travel time).  Jim went to help a friend work on a rental trailer and he got home before I did.  He heard a car idling at our back driveway.  As he was walking to the road he could see a lady bending over and holding her arms across her front so he couldn’t see what she had.  Well she had my bearded irises that had just bloomed.  It is rather pitiful when you  have to make off with someone’s flowers. 

Think I had better close and go make some headway in the house.

I’ll try and post before another three months has gone by.

Friday, March 11, 2011

Kambrie Rose Romero

When I saw the cover of the spring/summer CTMH catalog I fell in love with it.  This is my interpretation of 100_2714 it.  I used the papers from the Sophia paper packet.  Buttons and brads are from JoAnn’s.  Kambrie is 5 weeks old in this picture, it is the day of her dedication and that is what the sign above her picture says.  Underneath love it says Dear Kambrie, I was so happy to meet you I cried tears of joy.  This is a 12x12 scrapbook page but I am going to put in a 12x12 white shadow box frame.  I see that the ribbon with brads are crooked and I will fix it. 

I have been busy going to doctors.  Went to my family doctor because I had been having sinus symptoms off and on for about a month and I had no energy and was running a low grade fever at night.  Got that taken care of.  The went to see my orthopedic doc because I thought I had a bone spur on the bottom of my foot.  No, that is my regular bone and I am losing the padding in my feet.  There are other places that I  would rather get rid of the padding.  LOL  Lastly I had an ultra sound done on my varicose veins.  As far as bothering me they really don’t.  My left leg gets tingly.  May 16 I am going to have laser ablation on the left leg. 

Tuesday a couple of friends are coming over and we are going to work on Mother’s day cards for Operation Write Home. 

Spring is in the air, even  though we had 6 inches of snow Wednesday. 

Monday Kambrie will be 6 months old. 

Tuesday, February 22, 2011


100_2708This is another card using my extra pieces of patterned paper on my desk.  However the same doesn’t hold true for the embellishments.  Tonight everything is from CTMH.  And I just noticed that the ribbon is crooked.  Will have to fix that.  I used Pepperwood to stamp the bird from Live Inspired and I think that inkpad has just about served it’s usefulness.  The frame is from the Foundry collection and pearls are chocolate. 

We have lots of little birds like this at our backyard feeders and they eat us out of house and home.  There are three feeders where I can see them from my craft window.

This afternoon I went to town by myself as I had a lot of little piddly things I wanted to do without hubby saying “why do you need to go there etc.”.  I got them all done too.  One of the places I went was our local medical supply store to buy a boot that goes over a cast.  Now I don’t have a cast on my foot and I am not planning on getting one, but I have arthritis in my toes and sometimes they swell up and it is hard to get on shoes.  And the straps on most of my sandals come right across the toe. 

Then it was on to the car wash.  Our car was filthy from all the salt etc.  It is an automated one and for a long time I would never go through by myself but now I just pretend I am on a ride at Disney. 

Kathi, did you ever read Lad A Dog by Albert Payson Terhune when you were a kid?  He wrote several other stories about collies (several are now on Kindle)  and last night I read Bruce.  That was a big mistake when I was in bed because the story was sad (it did have a happy ending) but I was bawling like a baby and my sinuses were so full I had to get up and it was 3am before I went back to bed. 

Almost time for NCIS so I will chat later.

Monday, February 21, 2011


100_2707Well it must be springtime somewhere.  The sun is shining.  A lot of our snow has melted but we still have a ways to go and lots of winter left. No matter what Pun..Phil says. 

This card uses Basic Grey Sultry paper that I have had for a couple of years.  Cardstock is Watermelon from CTMH.  The image is a digital one and I don’t remember the site it came from  because it doesn’t say once it is downloaded.I colored it with Prisma Color  Pencils.  Ribbon is from JoAnn’s. 

My desk was in a horrible mess and when I cleaned it up I had patterned paper that I didn’t know what to do with so I left it on my desk and will make cards with  it until the paper is all used up.  

It is quite icy out because we had several days in the 30’s and 40’s then a hard freeze and no snow to cover it up.  Last night after church an elderly lady (almost 90) wanted me to follow her home to make sure she got in her house okay.  This morning Jim went over and sanded her driveway for her.

Sam and Samantha have set a wedding date of June 11.  Right now their plans are to get married in Colorado at Sam’s folks.  They live on top of a mountain.  They are almost eloping as they don’t want anyone to be a part of this grand day. 

Kambrie is growing like a weed.  She is 5 months plus a week.  In three weeks she will be 6 months old.  Where has the time gone? 

Kathi, I am liking my Kindle more and more.  The other day I was looking at some free offerings and I saw Old Mother Hubbard so downloaded it.  I didn’t know there were so many verses.  I had only ever heard of the one where she goes to the cupboard to get her dog a bone and the cupboard is bare.