Tuesday, December 27, 2011


Well, I have another holiday cast! It was 2 years ago I had the same thing - only my cast was red and I put battery powered lights on it. I guess all you can do is add a bit of humor to the whole situation huh?! Only a week to go until I get this thing off after 6 weeks and hopefully I won't be back with another one. I am so ready to walk! My house needs a good cleaning, pantry re-organized, put Christmas decorations away-the list goes on and on. I hate having to ask everyone for things-drives me crazy! I am dying to get going on my scrapbooking and quilting again-I miss my craft room!!!!!

Saturday, November 19, 2011

Altered Frame Swap

Here is the frame I made for my partner Samantha. We had to take a dollar frame from M's and alter it for Christmas! I had so much fun making this for Samantha - I was so glad she liked it!

Friday, November 18, 2011

Christmas Cookie Layout Swap

I was so excited for this swap--thank you AmyS!!!!!! We had to make 20 8x8 layouts of the recipe we chose and we get 20 back! It is such a great idea- as soon as I get my pages I will use my Bind it All and post the finished product with everyone's amazing layouts!
Here is mine: I picked Butterscotch Gingerbread Cookies for my recipe and made little gingerbread stickpins to go on the layout! So much fun to make!

Winter Pin Cushion

Here is the back of the elf pant pin cushion I made for my partner. Sorry I cannot find a picture of the front of the pants--we had to have a cricut cut on our creation somewhere--so I put it on his tushie!! I LOVE making stick pins!!

Friday, September 30, 2011


And here is the pin cushion on it's way to my partner Liz! We had to have one Cricut cut on them-so the scarecrow is a cut from the Doodlecharms cartridge. I had so much fun making this! I made seven stick pins to go with the cushion. I hope she likes it!

Fall pin cushion swap!

Here is a pic of my ADORABLE pin cushion from my partner - THANKS Liz! I am in LOVE with stick pins-and this swap was so FUN!

Halloween Wreaths

Hi crafters! These are the two wreaths I made for Halloween this year to hang on our front doors. The circles are made entirely out of paper! These were super fun to make and look cute! Best of all-you can use up that old stash of papers from years past. Thank you to everyone on the Cricut MB who also did these--you inspire me!

Friday, September 16, 2011


It has been a very rough week. Last Thursday-we had to put my furr-baby Ryley to sleep. He was in pain and so uncomfortable-he had lost hearing and sight-it just wasn't fair to him. He was by my side every day for the last 15 years. I miss him so much but take comfort in knowing that he is playing frisbee once again in Heaven. See you at Rainbow Bridge buddy - and have fun playing with Kahlua!
You can finally rest in peace bud-a-boo Mommy loves you!!!

Tuesday, August 30, 2011


Well - I did it. I broke down and bought myself an Imagine. I know I know----those of you that know me know that I just now unpacked and started using my E2. It is awesome and I love it---I know alot of people had trouble with it--but mine cuts like a dream. So----why did I get an Imagine? Because it is amazing. I just love that I can print out my own paper!!! I love the cuts on the cartridges and that I can cut them in layers or not. Perfect for cards and scrapbook pages. It is on it's way--along with 3 cartridges so I can start playing. I cannot wait--so I am stalking my mailman :)


My beautiful grandbaby is crawling around - well she does the "wounded soldier" and she is pulling herself up so it was time to go get her first fitted pair of pre-walking shoes. We went to surprise Auntie at her work and then went to Nordie to get shoes. Here she is walking with a bit of help from Mommy!

Fall is COMING!

Hi everyone--I can't believe it is just a few days until September and my favorite time of year FALL! I am in a few upcoming swaps that feature FALL items and can't wait to get creating! I am also in a couple of pin cushion swaps--these are sooooo FUN! If you have never done one-DO! They are super easy and making stick pins is all the rage now. I will post pics as they come together. Here is a pic of the beautiful tea cup pin cushion I received from my partner!

Saturday, January 29, 2011

Cricut Circle Crop!

Yesterday was so FUN! I met so many nice ladies from all over Southern CA and North CA and we got to me our Aussie friend! Unfortunately I didn't get much done--I was supposed to start my new Grandbaby's scrapbook---but all I did was mat a bunch of her pictures and that is it! I spent too much time yakin' away!!! That's ok-I wouldn't have done anything different since I was able to get to know my new friends! I never knew there were so many Circlets around me! Hopefully PC will give us California girls a swarm like the other states--that way we could have had a weekend to chat - eat - craft -repeat!! Thanks for carpooling with me Cindy and Kitty---we will always have our FUN adventure driving home! HAHAHAHAHAHA!!!

Tuesday, January 11, 2011


We are so excited to be grandparents! Our little McKenna is a month old now--I can't believe it! She is the most precious little angel on earth. We love being able to watch her and give the kids a break. She is such a cutie pie!