Sunday, July 28, 2013

A few thoughts…


This has been a strange few months in Blogland.  Have you noticed how few posts there have been compared to last year?  I think this crazy weather, and just life in general has been a bit tough for a lot of us this year. We need to start thinking about the holidays….YEAH!

Today is the 2nd anniversary of the passing of our family’s dear friend Scott…”friend” sounds so wrong, he was a brother to my husband, an uncle to my kids and a loving gift from God for me.  I think of him daily and laugh a lot now….it feels better than the tears.  This is still one of my favorite photos of him and his grandson Anthony….

Scott and Anthony  2012 - Copy

And this one just cracks me up!!!!  He would do anything for his grandkids!

Pirate Scott

I am so looking forward to the holidays starting, aren’t you?????  I think we need a swap….how about we get some ideas going….just leave a comment and let’s see where it goes…..I sure miss Elizabeth’s ideas…..:):) 

Update on my pup:

Maya went to the vet last Friday, the surgical knee is totally healed and nice and tight with scar tissue, but no muscle tone at all so she doesn’t use it like she should.  As soon as it cools off, we start some rehab walking.  The right knee is a bit loose but not terrible, but her right hip is becoming very arthritic…totally expected with all of the extra use of that leg….so she is on Glucosamine and Tramadol for any pain….she comes to me and lets me know when it hurts too bad….I feel so blessed to still have her!

OK….let’s get busy and see about ideas for a fun swap…Deb Hogan had the best idea for the last one with the “spoolies”….have a wonderful week!  Pinterest is a great place for ideas….:):) Look at this adorable scrapbook paper set and goodies that is coming out soon….


 12x12 cover new




Thanks for stopping by.

Tuesday, July 16, 2013

To Market Tuesdays!


Hi, I’m back….I really enjoyed the graphics that Keren made for my blog, but I just didn’t feel like it was “home”…so I am back to my regular sweet blog!

Welcome ….


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I am going to work this like Erica does for “Market Mondays”  I am going to give the same instructions….

Hi Everyone! Thank you for visiting my  market today. As always, if you're the first person to speak up for an item below, consider it SOLD. Thank you for making this so easy and fun!

Please make sure that I have a working email for you, and I will send you a PAYPAL INVOICE within about 24 hours.

Two 8x8 Pads of retired October Afternoon Paper never used…$5.00  SOLD

OA 6x6 Pads

Adorable set of Cherry measuring cups from Pier One, new $8.00 Can not buy anymore…SOLD



Beautiful handmade vintage style apron never worn!  This is just beautiful….I bought this at a craft fair a few years ago…it is really well made and nicely finished. $15.00  SOLD





Fun Toy cookware….$6.00   SOLD


Bee in my Bonnet pillow pattern…$3.00  Never used.  SOLD



OK…That is good for today!  I will have more as we go….thanks for looking and remember if you are the first to say you want it, the item is SOLD…:)

Have a great week!

PS I did something to my blog and lost all of the comments you had left on previous posts….sometimes I really don’t like Blogger! :)

Tuesday, July 9, 2013

Family Ties


Most of you know that I am a paper crafter, but since 2007 I have been buying and organizing digital scrapbooking materials.  I like the full kits best.  When I saw this one I was over the moon…


Retro to the max and so many pieces!!!!  ( Sadly it is no longer available to purchase)  It is what I built my blog with.  The other day I was browsing online and I saw this…


Yup!!!!  Same stuff in paper…I was so excited, I got the 12x12, 8x8 and 6x6 pads.  No other articles have been made but the papers.  But I was slightly disappointed when I finally got to see them…



Not near as bright and colorful as the digital kit, but still very vintage….




As you can see way more muted tones….these are the actual colors…and some have embossing or glittery stuff…but they are still very cute!

I also snagged these little tiny card vintage card game sets this last week…


See how little the boxes are compared to the dime????  And they are both of these vintage sets…just minis!  GREAT for paper crating…$6.00 :)

I am going to start a small market here on my blog like Erica does from Golden Egg Vintage on Mondays, mine will be on Tuesdays…so stay tuned..:)  I have a few cute, cute things I am going to part with! :)


Monday, July 8, 2013

Does anyone have any of these????

Hi everybody….it has been a quick week with Wayne home, he is going back on Tuesday morning to finish his training and then hopefully will be home by the first part of August.  Then until his store is completed he will be driving to Globe, Arizona every day…good thing we live way over in the east valley.

I am starting an older OA project from, this is a great place, and you can just buy the instructions if you already have the items, which I do….



But I am missing one of the items I need….it called for “Paula Deen Kitchen Recipe Cards”, I think Michaels sold them…these are the ones I need…



They have a red fork and spoon on them, I only need three…so if anybody is willing to part with them I sure would appreciate it and I would be happy to pay for three or a whole pack…:)


I know I looked on Ebay, Amazon and Etsy, no luck….and I know Michaels won’t have them now….if I can’t find them, I can make ones similar, but this would just be easier….thanks!

Monday, July 1, 2013

Viv’s 4th of July Ornie Swap

I was in Viv’s swap and guess what?  She was my partner!!!!

Look at how much fun Viv has at this time of year….


I was so lucky to receive one of these “firecracker” gals!!!!! I am going to need to learn to make these….:)


Lucky me !!!!!!!!!!!!!!IMG_3767


And a wonderful antiqued flag….


You can’t tell in the photo but it has been aged….and is stiff….I just really love it.

and of course one of her cute faux cupcakes!


It is a little  one to go on the silver tree I will be looking for at Christmas…:)


                                              Viv’s tree…

Thank you Viv, you are the best!!!!  I am going to finish up the cleaning and getting ready for my hubby to be here tomorrow, have seen him since April 27th!



Happy Fourth of July!!!!!!


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