Tuesday, December 13, 2011


It's been quite a while since I have posted -- almost 2 months!

One of my favorite sites to visit lately is Pinterest -- thanks, Jennifer (just jingle). I found a great Christmas decoration that I absolutely loved.

The best part was that I had the glass block in my Scraptorium closet that I had bought 2 years ago (didn't know what to do with it, but I just had to have it)! I used a 20-light package of mini lights (white cord), 2 packages of Twinkle Trim from Hobby Lobby, and the vinyl phrase from Stampin' Up.

And, my 1st try at a no-sew blanket for my granddaughter, Caroline Jayne. Now that I have done one, I can see making more!

Wednesday, October 26, 2011

This week's Midweek Throwdown Challenge at OWH is to use polka dots to create cards for our heroes to send home to their loved ones. As the deadline for Holiday cards is October 31, I decided to make Christmas cards for this challenge.

My supplies: pp - Colorbok, Paper Studios; borders - Sizzlets Dots & Scallops, PTI Rickrack; stamps - PTI Holiday Tree, Hampton Arts Merry Christmas Set

And, I just finished this wonderful book by one of my favorite authors, Jason Wright. This book is the sequel to "The Wednesday Letters". Loved it!!

Tuesday, October 11, 2011

Been awhile since I posted, but here is this week's sketch from OWH:

Using a Sizzix embossing folder, Heidi Grace paper, and sentiment stamp from Impress, this is the Christmas card I created:

And, this is the Halloween album I made for my granddaughter, Caroline. Sorry about the glare on the first photo, due to the acrylic cover. Should be more fun for her this year - from what I understand, I believe she is going to be an Alabama cheerleader!

Monday, September 12, 2011

Nothing crafty today, just a few photos. We went to Callaway Gardens yesterday in Pine Mountain, GA. Callaway Gardens is a 13,000 acre complex that includes horticultural and butterfly centers, golf courses, trails, a beach and lots of recreational activities. Here are a few of the photos I took:

Red Spider Lily



Heron, just after catching a fish for his lunch!

Tuesday, September 6, 2011

For this week's Stars & Stamps challenge over at OWH, since I needed a masculine birthday card for my eldest son, I did a simple card. Wow, hard to believe he is going to be 33 on Saturday. That is also our 35th wedding anniversary -- where did the time go? Seems like just yesterday that I was watching Sesame Street and Mister Rogers with the boys!

Anyway, here is the sketch:

And, my simple card:

Regarding the Zucchini Salsa that mentioned on my last post, it was really good. It had a bit of a kick due to the two jalapenos we added.

Tuesday, August 30, 2011

Nothing crafty for you today -- trying to finish up a halloween mini album for my granddaughter, Caroline.

Been spending lots of time in the kitchen lately. Last night's dinner was french dip sandwiches. And, yes they were delicious.

Over the weekend, we made zucchini salsa. It's a new recipe and we thought it sounded interesting. It called for 10 pint jars, but since my canner only holds 7, we cut the recipe in half and it only filled 4 pint jars. Since I'm out of nacho chips, we haven't tried it yet. Seems we're always out of something!

Finished this Nicholas Sparks book over the weekend. Although it is a typical Sparks book, I enjoyed it more than some of his others.

Monday, August 22, 2011

This week's OWH sketch is a good one for just about any occasion. Again, I chose to do a baby card. Here is the sketch:

And, my card:

Supplies: pp - KI Memories, stamp - PTI Sweet Baby; dies - PTI Sweet Baby, Nestabilites labels

On the weekends, we like to try out new recipes and we found a good one in this month's Food Network Magazine - Eggplant Ricotta Bites. They were quite good!

And, if anyone is looking for a couple of good books to read, these are the latest two that I have read and they were both excellent!