Tuesday, December 28, 2010

Christmas 2010 - My Family

Ok - so this is most of my family.  My parents are in front.  Daughter and her boyfriend on the right,   My oldest brother, his honey and her daughter on the left.  Middle is my other brother, his wife, daughter and her boyfriend.  His son didn't make it over

Santa Baby - final version

This is it.  All I did.  These were lots of fun to make.   Thank you Kathy, aka Paper Phenomenon.

Thursday, December 23, 2010

Bare Bones of our Santa Baby Minis

Thank you Kathy aka The Paper Phenomenon. 

Please excuse the poor photography.

These little minis are so much fun to make and quick too. Daycare girl made 5 of them on Tuesday with me making all the cuts.

I made the next 2.

Tuesday, December 14, 2010


This is what the girls do when they hang with Kathy- aka- Paper Phenomenon.  We make paper crafts.
Here is my version of Kathy's Deck The Halls Banner.

Thursday, December 9, 2010

My other project for today

The daycare kids were cutting coffee filters for snowflakes.  I showed them how to hand cut paperdoll chain but told them I don't do it that way anymore because I have a cricut.  So this is what I made to show them.

Today's project

Saw this at my craft store.  Pretty simple, just took a little bit of time.

Tuesday, December 7, 2010

Thanksgiving Turkey

A little late but - oh well.   Made these with the daycare kids.

Daycare tree and ornaments

So I finally have the daycare tree up.  Now it's time to make some ornaments for it.
We started today with these super simple rosettes.  They are kind of addicting.  Fun to make.

The Tree

Here is what we made today.

Sunday, December 5, 2010


This is my Christmas Countdown that my mom made for me.  It is all pieced and quilted by hand.

This is a wall hanging that my Mom also made.  It too is completely pieced and quilted by hand.

Sunday, November 21, 2010

First Youtube video post

This is a mini I made that was inspired by Laura Denison at

Saturday, November 20, 2010

Let it snow, let it snow, let it snow

Our first snow of the year.  Started last night.  5.75" when this was taken this morning.

Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Halloween Goody Bags

So this year I went the easy way.  I had my Daycare kids decorate their goody bags then I filled them.  We just used the Celebrate It bags from Michaels and some self adhesive foam Halloween shapes from Walmart.
They had fun and I think they did a great job.

Friday, October 15, 2010

First Shape Book

This is the first shape book I have ever made. I followed along with Lisa aka Bugjunkie last year when she did the tutorial for everyone. I had so much fun and discovered a new love

Thursday, October 7, 2010

I made a card today. For a really simple, simple card, it took forever.

And I made a big mess.

Monday, October 4, 2010

My cartridge storage shelf

This started out life as an ugly brown shelf.  With a little paint it is now an ugly while shelf.
It is perfect for cartridge storage.  I got it (snagged for free my an old house on my parents property) and had no idea how I was gonna get it to fit in my craft room.  I don't have any wall space left.  Well a little bit of pondering and a little bit of shoving things around and ta da it fits next to my file cabinets. My charming husband added casters for me so I could pull it out for full access.

Here is cabinet is tucked away.                    

  Here is the shelf pulled out for access                                        .

Monday, September 27, 2010

Monday Nite Football

Kathy over at Paper Phenomenon had a Monday nite football Ustream class tonight.  She made a cute little clutch from $1 cards and evelopes.  I didn't have cards that matched so I used pattern cardstock.  Paper is from DCWV Flower Shower and here is my project.

Saturday, September 25, 2010

Finally - Not so mini baby album

This was made for a coworker of my daughter

This album came out much fatter than I had anticipated.  Seems like they always do.  Cover also needs to be stiffer than what it is but too late now.

Wednesday, September 22, 2010

WINDOWS - almost done


New window - Still need to finish trim and paint touch up

Saturday, September 18, 2010




Thursday, September 16, 2010

Recent pic of daughter

My daughter - senior pic May 2009

Wednesday, September 15, 2010


This is my girl and her first horse. Originally bought for both of us....but a girl needs her own horse. And yes there is a cast on Rachels leg.

Her is my girl with her Grandpa.  Here he is 81 years old.

Here she is all ready to go on her own.

Tuesday, September 14, 2010

Good Morning - Who made this mess?

What does your desk look like this morning?

Sunday, September 12, 2010

Stuff - a neighbor shared this with me. Love it


When we come into this world we don't have any stuff, but come naked and we are a angry about being disturbed and taken from such a nice warm place.  Now our parents knew we were not going to have any stuff so they bought us some stuff and put it in a special room to hold our stuff.  As we grew older, we got a lot more stuff and needed dressers and closets, and places to keep our stuff.  Sometimes if our stuff got borken - we would get new stuff.  When we got to be teenagers, we got jobs and had money so we could get more stuff, and we got a lot of stuff.  Some of our stuff by that time was old, too small, or broken and so we got rid of some stuff, but quickly replaced it with more stuff.  Then we got married and brought our stuff together with another person's stuff and got a lot more stuff.  As we grew older we got better  and better jobs and promotions and boy could be buy stuff!  We got cars and boats and lake cabins and more places to put stuff.  When we retired from the office the gang at work gave us stuff to remember them by.  As we grew older our house and cabin at the lake were filled with stuff but it seemed we could always find room for more stuff.  Oh, we had some the most beautiful stuff and we even used banks and things to store some of the stuff.  We has red stuff and green stuff and big stuff and small stuff.  We had stuff in the garage, the bedroom, the living and dining rooms and lots of places.  We gave our kids more stuff and we found lots of occasions to celebrate by giving more stuff.  Then one day, much to our surprise, we died and we didn't need anymore stuff....and now someone else has to get rid of all our stuff.

Saturday, September 11, 2010

Some of the paper for baby mini