16 July 2014


My great niece graduated high school.....man I feel so old!

18 January 2014

Label Thinlit

I think I need a new camera, all my pictures look funny

Another Great Year Stamp Set from the 2014 Occasions Catty
Birthday Basics DSP
Tea Lace Paper Doilies
Bermuda Bay Ink and Card Stock
Whisper White Card Stock

oh, and markers! 

So tired of snow

That's a lot of driveway to shovel

Had to go to work, so the neighbor drove his truck out a couple of times so I had track 

Grizzly thinks the snow is fun, no clue why this one looks so blue.

P'nut would rather stay out of it, with Wilbur

Then they plowed the road a few days later...and boy did they go wide! Is something coming I don't know about? Or probably do not want to know about..LOL

MJ Brushes his teeth without help now

Man, its hard to believe he's 2 already. Time sure flies!

His sister will be here come April. I told Bug she would go in labor April Fool's Day and it will be a boy instead of girl, just to spite me! LOL

Can't get over how much he looks so much Carrie.

13 January 2014


Well the has been more drama and chaos in my world then I'd like there to be! Do not read this if venting offends you.

Back when it got cold, say Octish we turned on the space heaters for a few days while waiting for the propane so we could turn on the furnace.
Well the propane guy come out did some pressure test and said, no way, there's  a leak somewhere and I'd bet it's your water heater,
So I make some calls and it must get replaced, okay.....
I applied for assistance in replacing it, qualified..YAY
well they said i am qualified for the whole weatherization package. new under belly, skirting, wherever is needed to ensure the house isn't losing heat.
Well he is doing all the checking stuff over and sees a blocking/footing under the trailer is leaning, so now its all on hold until we can reblock the house. In the Spring! Nice...

The man was going to see if they would be able to do just the water heater and do the rest after we do the blocking. It took 2 weeks for an answer..yes, now to wait for a few bids on that and they would get it down so I could have heat.

Its not like I am dealing with ppl not in Minnesota they know its cold, and exactly what I have going on here, this all started int eh first part of November.

So Here is is January and we are still heating with space heaters, I about died when I got the electric bill. Well they will help with that as well, but not until I have a shut off notice....ugh!

So all this time, no propane, means no heat and no hot water, so I go and buy a 30 cup coffee pot, works well enough. Then the water froze, well with not heating the house I guess what else was it gonna do, We still have water outside at the hydrant. So we bring in 5 gallon buckets for what needs to done. Trips to the laundry mat, ugh but at least I can use their WiFi.

The the sewer froze..Oh Good Lord! buy a torpedo heater put it under the house, but with the temperatures so below zero it was just wasting fuel and electricity.

Got the water going on Friday.....YAY
Then the sewer on Saturday....AWESOME
Called this morning about the water heater status...... someone will have to call you back.
OMG are you kidding me?

Now for the family drama, son moved in in August, got a job, had intentions of having enough money to get his stuff up here from MO and finding his own place and his own car.
I drive him to work, 12 miles East of home, then myself to work, 22 miles West of home. He has to be to work early, some days up to 6 hours early so I get to work on time. I work 8 hours sometimes longer. He gets told he can leave early ( not an option he can decline) so he sits some more waiting.

I told him he needed to contribute to the household expenses. His response I pay the car insure that went up adding me (only pays what it went up) and puts gas in the car, I spent over an hour (headache soon followed) explaining or at least trying to that i meant, Mortgage, lights, food, that was household stuff. He went on about wanting his own place. UGH

Stepson, has same mental health stuff as husband. Ok they see the same shrink, meds are way different, but he won't take them, if he doesn't have instant results he says they don't work. He has his mother totally beside herself. he doesn't want to be here (claims I don't like him) can't be at mom,s he has severe anger issues, that I never see, ut I know...he is his fathers son. this is hereditary, I have been very involved with the shrink. I may need her couch soon! LOL

Husband, well they have changed a few meds since Dec and he has changed some, nut he is so medicated he is like a zombie most days. He si so "I don't know, I don't care or I don't know how"
He used to build computers he was an awesome mechanic. Was a great carpenter, Total handyman!

Well now that I think I have dumped all i can for now I am off to go see if I qualify for food stamps. My job sucks in the pay department!

11 December 2013

It's a girl!

They will name her Bailey Paige

She is due in April 2014

I will have one of each grandchildren.

25 November 2013

Guess what?

I finally get to tell people.....

Mike and Carrie are having another baby.

S(he) is expected to be here April 2014

I had a pic of the ultra sound but it will not load here. Too pixelated.

So here's some of MJ instead, he's still my cutie!!

06 November 2013

 Raye's Birthday card... a day late in making it, so 2 days late by the time she gets it.

 A very nice lady on SCS sent me a sample of the new Thinlits card base.... I had to play around with it.
I have ordered my own, and I am hoping it works in the CB. I have 4 ladies that will order one of them if it does.
Blooming with kindness is so pretty, but what flower is that? What color should it be? I am thinking it might be a Zinnia, then the whole rainbow counts..right?

This card I can't tell who its for, since her b'day is a month away yet. Love the Pop N Cuts Dies...Serious love!!! LOL
Yes, i did steal that dress on the front off my Elaborate Dressing Room card.  must get Josh to make me some more hangers...mine do not turn out at all!
Gotta give credit to Karen Jorgensen for her Elaborate Dressing Room tutorial, for the ideas on the front.

27 October 2013

MJ's first Pumpkin Patch

He's so darned cute (Grama can say that!) there was also a maze for the kids with hay bales, I seem to have lost that pic (must still be on my phone)

Can't believe he will be 2 years old Nov 29th..WOW! time sure flies

November's Workshop

Sad to say probably my last workshop too. I have had 6 ladies committed to every other month with a $30 order, 4 have decided this was their last. I live out in the boonies...literally. 

Raye wanted me to do a workshop using the Stamp-a-ma-jig and 2 Steppin' well we did 2. Although the Ever Green card ended up being just a 1 steppin card with embossing. Loved the Iridescent Ice on the Tree, Silver turned out really nice for the words.
We used Gumball Green and Garden Green, Silver Glitter Card Stock and Shimmer White.....so pretty in person!!

Once again I used the Pop N Cut for my base...so addicted!!
Daffodil Delight for the base looked nice with the DSP
Used the Framelits on the DSP and Pear Pizzazz, 
I must say I do love this Stipple Blossoms set! We did end up putting more leaves on during the workshop
We used Strawberry Slush with Crisp Cantaloupe and Gumball Green and Garden Green markers, the sentiment is from Petite Pairs we used Early Espresso for ink

Halloween Cards

MJ's Card

 Creep's Card

Stampin Up! Pop N Cut Base...Love it!!!

MJ's card front is SU DSP Sweater Weather, well bot h cards use that DSP
The House on the front of MJ's card my mom made using the Sizzix. the inside I did with SU MDS and Framelits
Creep's card is all MDS and Framelits. I did his card front upside you might say, but that way he can have it sitting up and the front be right side up..make sense?

09 September 2013

Elaborate Dressing Room

 Karen Jorgensen aka karjor on SplitcoastStampers.com shared her tutorial for this! 
Thank you so much

Darling step son Josh made the little hanger for me! It's so darned cute.Love Island Indigo, but ink seems to be super juicy! 
DS Andy picked out the colors and the Venetian Romance DSP

So not making this card again...It is 12" wide! and my vase, well the flower is too heavy. It's so darling though!!

I may do the Armoire side as a card front fr=or the Pop n Cut card or even a dresser. 

28 August 2013

Designer Frames TIEF

Here's a tip  I found for not getting the crease marks from the folders


I will edit this post when I find the Popsicle Stick Tip too!

Random cards I've made

All Stampin' Up! from the the current 2013-2014 catalog. 

Love & Sympathy
(page 68)

Trust God 
(page 78)
Fancy Fan & Perfect Polka Dots TIEF (page 191)
Deco Label Collection Framelits (page 186)
Tea Lace Paper Doily (page 156)

Wildflower Meadow Bundle 
(stamp and TIEF page 83)
White Craft Ink (page 165)
Baker's Twine (page 173)

Papillon Potpourri 
(page 90)
Scallop Oval & Oval Punches (page 182)
Butterfly Punches (page 183)
DSP Afternoon Picnic (page 151)
Adorning Edges (page 188)
Delicate Designs and Designers Frames TIEF (page 190)
{must find tip using Popsicle sticks to end those darned lines}

From my Heart 
(page 99)
DSP Afternoon Picnic (page 151)
Deco Label Collection Framelits (page 186)
Apothecary Accents Framelits (page 186)
Pop N Cut Card base AND Label insert (page 188)
Organza Ribbon (page 173)

Daydream Medallions 
(page 115)
Baker's Twine (page 173)
Floral Frames Framelits (page 187)
Vintage Faceted Designer Buttons (page 169)
{when did the Crimper retire?}

Thanks for looking, now to work on cleaning off my poor table! LOL

It is WOYWW today.
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