November 23, 2009


Kids made a speedy recovery from the flu this weekend. Josh felt pretty good for his 6th birthday party with family tonight. Check out the pics. Silly string is daddys fav thing for the guys, and the surprised look is Josh learning we bought him a gift certificate for the International Star Registry and he gets to name a star. We 'looked' at it before bed....needless to say he was thrilled! Now the grown ups have head colds....

November 18, 2009

All that glitters

This card I made with Websters Pages paper I just love it! Have a wonderful day.

November 17, 2009

Holiday gifts

These are a few things I will be selling for the holidays. I like how the treat bag turned out, I have seen so many I adore on other blogs. The other items are fridge magnets, and magnetic clips. And a card I wanted to try with a paychwork sort of look.

November 16, 2009

Identity crisis

This card is for a Bo Bunny challenge, I just LOVE their products. The challenge did seem to lend itself to scrapbooking. So I'm not sure if this is an odd shaped card, small scrapbook page, or the makings for a shadow box project I want to do, lol. But I do like how it came out. Have a wonderful day!!

November 15, 2009

Yummy gift idea...

I purchased this Philosophy gift set from QVC, they have exclusive Philosophy items, super sizes etc. so if you are looking for that brand start there, and its sooo sweet looking. Comes with 4 yummy smelling body products, body wash +++........Its going to make a wonderful Christmas gift or a cool GIVE-A-WAY........more on that to come!! I must try and make a card like this. Dee

Round notes

I made this after seeing a fav blogger post one, aren't they cute! Folks seem to like these, and buy them up! So I will be coming up with a few more ideas for the craft show I mentioned on Dec 3. I have had requests for dog groomer gifts, hair dresser gifts, teacher gifts etc. These things pile up so it's nice to have an outlet for my madness LOL. And gifts for the upcoming holidays. Take care, Dee

November 13, 2009

Friday humor

ever feel like this???

Jolly old St. Nick

I fell in love with this retired stamp set from Stampin Up and was lucky enough to find it on line! So my first card using this set is for the Taylored Expressions sketch Challenge #90.

November 11, 2009

CPS Challenge

Yep another challenge, just loving them lately! Another excuse to make a card I guess :-) This one is for CPS, Card Positioning Systems. Neat huh? Check out the blog for some cool ideas.

Thankful Challenge

The folks over at Sugar Nellie are having another fab challenge with a mystery surprise for the winner.....I'm thankful for all of the folks in the military around the world today, being Veteran's Day here in the U.S., and always. We may not agree with the reason they are where they are but they give their all and we need to support them!!

Veterans Day

We have the freedoms we enjoy, like posting on blogs, because of the service men and woman who give of themselves for us. I say a special THANK YOU to each and everyone of them today!! And their families who support them.


Funny how people come in and out of our lives each and every day. Family, friends, co-workers, acquaintances, strangers.......we pass by countless folks every day without even knowing where they are coming from or where they are going. I believe everything leaves an impression on us, whether its a certain scent bringing back fond memories,a song evoking an emotion, or a news story that really touches us. I don't know this little boy but now I will never forget him!! Maybe because it was very late last night when I read this on a fav blog, maybe because I have a 5 year old son, maybe because I'm human and can't comprehend why children have to suffer, but I believe, I believe God has it all under control, as God gave us HIS only son..PLEASE take a moment to read Noah's story maybe say a prayer for him and his family and if you can send a Christmas card to Noah it is all he is requesting for his LAST Christmas here........caution its a real sniffy...I made this one to send....

Noah Biorkman
1141 Fountain View Circle
South Lyon, MI 48178

You can read all about Noah HERE.

November 10, 2009


A few fall cards to sell at work, and then on to Christmas goodies!!!! I have seen some wonderful projects by my fav blogger Melissa Phillips! Check out her blog you won't be disappointed.

November 8, 2009


For more years than I can remember we have trekked to the foot hills of the Adirondack mountains and hiked up the mile or so to 9 Cornered Lake. Its such a beautiful place. The hiking is wonderful. Although it seems longer each year!! The weather was PERFECT. We went a little later in the season than we usually go so the leaves were already off the trees but the scenery was just spectacular. We hike over 2 or 3 small wooden foot bridges on the way up to the lake, the kids stop and check out everything the woods has to offer them. Including the SNOW, that had been preserved in the slats of one of the shaded bridges, from the very cold nights in the woods this time of year. You would have thought the boys found GOLD. They noticed twisted trees, trees growing intertwined, trees growing out of rocks, moss on the trees and rocks, AND THE MUD! The glorious, wonderful, best appreciated by little boys MUD and foot prints from the folks ahead of us, but they MUST have been bear paws Josh concluded, lol.
My husband has fond memories of his grandfather and Uncle taking him and his brother to the Lake growing up. He and I camped on that point on the Lake when were were dating and now we have been bringing our children there. Ah tradition nothing like you have a favorite? Enjoy the photos, oh and the walking stick we brought for my husbands uncle.....well a pic says a thousand words! Here is the card we gave him with the walking stick. The stick is made out of bamboo and is a flute and has a compass on the end, who knew! Thanks to the wonderful folks who sold us the stick and express shipped it from Massachusates.

November 6, 2009

Giveaway coming........

I love giveaways I have seen on blogs, so much fun. So I'm going to put some goodies together for a fun holiday giveaway coming soon on this blog. Any suggestions please let me know here with a comment! Keep checking back for details on how to win some goodies...........

Be Thankful......

Be thankful that you don’t already have everything you desire,If you did, what would there be to look forward to?

Be thankful when you don’t know somethingFor it gives you the opportunity to learn.

Be thankful for the difficult times.During those times you grow.

Be thankful for your limitationsBecause they give you opportunities for improvement.

Be thankful for each new challengeBecause it will build your strength and character.

Be thankful for your mistakesThey will teach you valuable lessons.

Be thankful when you’re tired and wearyBecause it means you’ve made a difference.

It is easy to be thankful for the good things.A life of rich fulfillment comes to those who arealso thankful for the setbacks.

GRATITUDE can turn a negative into a positive.Find a way to be thankful for your troublesand they can become your blessings.~ Author Unknown ~

October 31, 2009

Halloween Fun

We started off with a costume parade at the local mall, then to Nana's for trick or treating, a quick visit with friends and then home. We saw that neat display of pumpkins on the way .....HAPPY HALLOWEEN!!

October 30, 2009


You have probably guessed my fav hobby by now, I enjoy making cards, altering items, stamping etc. Here is a peek into my hubby's new found hobby.......walking sticks. Funny story of how he came across this piece of wood, that's for another time, but for now here is the amazing walking stick he made from an incredible find!!!

October 27, 2009

Something Different

As much as I love making Halloween cards, paper clips and other fallish goodies I welcomed the request of a co-worker for birthday cards. I have pretty much finished up the Halloween requests and will be gearing up for a craft show in early December. Lots of Christmas goodies for that. Enjoy.........

October 26, 2009

The Simple Things

A smile, a rainbow, a tree resembling a snow globe as it looses its leaves in the warm breeze, time spent with family.....We visited Letchworth State Park, NY, recently and it was the most beautiful day! The weather was perfect, and the little guys had a ball, the big guy too.

A simple gift idea as well. I have been filling orders for jumbo paper clips this weekend. Hope you also enjoy the simple things in your life.......

October 14, 2009

Feather Your Nest

Check out Terri Conrad's blog and you could WIN. Her site is inspiring and one of my favs....

Winter Wonderland

Love this little stamp from Sugar Nellie!!!! She's my fav. Feeling like winter here in NY....brrrrrr

October 10, 2009

Candy Canes

Yum I can just taste them.....with hot chocolate after sledding or tree trimming. Presentation is everything, and this packaging from Philosophy is just yummy. PS I bought 3 of these for gifts last night, or I may only give 2 away!!! :) Enjoy.

October 9, 2009


Love the Sugar Nellie stamps, here's a little Christmas joy for you today......I made this for the latest Sugar Bowl Challenge.

Under the weather

Yep its FLU season. Home recuperating, but wanted to post these. I didn't feel good Wednesday but couldn't miss Bubby's trip to the pumpkin patch with his was rainy and windy and COLD.....but so worth it :)

The BE HAPPY card was inspired by the gorgeous stuff Melissa Phillips creates, check here out if you haven't already. BEAUTIFUL stuff!!!

October 6, 2009


The Sugar Nellie stamps are some of my favorites!! I love the colors and I can just hear her giggling as she jumps over the mud puddles.