Monday, March 31, 2008

Monday morning surprise!

This is my beautiful daughter and her family. Brett (looks a little like me-don't you think?) and DJ (best SIL in the world) and the most precious grands Jack and Abbie! What a great Monday morning surprise for this grandma to get these in my email!

On our way to get Barry's shot in the right eye! Squint!!!!!!!!!!

Friday, March 28, 2008

Longaberger basket for the Cure! go here to bid. It's a race to find the cure for breast cancer. We all know someone close to us whose lives have been altered by this disease. Here is your opportunity to help researchers find the cure!
Prayers for Lesa are needed too. So please add her to your prayer list as she battles for her life against breast cancer.
Update on the love of my life: Barry is driving again finally! He goes Monday for the second shot in his right eye. Still no improvement in that one yet but the left eye is doing great. He read the doctors report to me last Wednesday! We will be 4 shots in and 2 more to go after Monday. Our prayers are being answered for his recovery. We know the doctors are putting in the shots but we know Who is doing the healing! Thank you Heavenly Father. Thank you friends for standing in the gap for us with all of your prayers.
I will be making some cards with all the great new goodies I got during Su's Salebration. Come back to see them in a few days. Feel free to subscribe so you can be notified when I make a new post! I have a lot of new papers, inks and stamps!

Thursday, March 20, 2008


This is SU Le Jardin designer paper with a Cricut George and the Basic Shapes cutout of Hello in what I believe to be SU Bashful Blue cardstock. An EK Success flower punch that is inked in SU Old Olive and an olive button with pale yellow DMC floss tied on.

This one is SU Le Jardin designer papers and Old Olive Classic Ink. The Happy Easter is a dollar stamp by Studio G that I picked up at Michael's. The pale yellow ribbon was in a Colorbok dollar mini scrapbook kit from Big Lots.

This is the one that was the free make-n-take at Scrapbook Creations. I loved the colors and the layout. I also liked the technique of cutting out the diagonal pattern for the dark lilac paper to show more. I do not know the designer papers we used as they were out of them at SC. I am sure that the solid was Bazzill cardstock.
That should do us for the day! I did get the new Afternoon Tea papers by SU today. They are so pretty! So come on back soon to see some cards made with those.

Wednesday, March 19, 2008

Another shot in the eye!

Barry got a second shot in his left eye this past Monday. Today, riding down the road in the car, he was able to read the doctor's report to me! A wonderful improvement in the left eye but the right eye is the same or worse. He is 20/50 in the left eye and 20/300 in the right. He is able to read because of the improvement in the left eye and with the help of glasses. Your prayers are helping, I know! Thanks a ton.
We made a beautiful card today at Scrapbook Creations in Spartanburg. They offer a free make-n-take every Wednesday morning from 10 'til 12. I will post it tomorrow so you can check it out. I also plan to remake it with the great new SU papers that I picked up from today.
See ya tomorrow!

Friday, March 14, 2008

Finally, a post with a card!

I am back to my simple cards. This one is where I have been playing with my new Scor-Pal. It is my new PAL no kidding. I love that you can texture your card fronts with squares or triangles. Soooo cool. I also love how it looks to stamp on the squares. Zoom in! This is an Inkadinkado butterfly from the Garden Delight set that I picked up at AC Moore a few weeks ago. I found the sentiment stamp ( by My Sentiments Exactly)a week later at Hobby Lobby on clearance. Don't you just love it when things happen that way? All stamped on SU Pale Plum with Jet Black Archival Ink. The sentiment is stamped on a piece that is not textured but I did rough up the edges so it would stand out a little. I liked it so much that I have not mailed it yet! I will though. I am hanging out at this house this morning playing good housewife so I can justify how much time I will be gone this evening for Stamp Camp! I have quite a few items on my list for tonight since seeing the new SU mini catalog last weekend.
Prayer request: Lawrence Byars and family. Hospice has been in for 2 weeks now. I lift them up in prayer for comfort and peace.
Thanks for reading. Come back again.

Thursday, March 13, 2008

Who really threw the first punch?

She had been on the scene for over an hour and her camera men were already in the van ready to go. Why didn't she get in the car and just leave? When her camera man gets out and gets in between her and the lady, why does she go around him swinging? Perhaps she was attacked by a racial slur! You watch and let me know what you see. I am really just tired of the media showing us only part of the video. There was no need to hang around for over an hour filming the family in sorrow from the loss of the grandfather at the hand of his own grandson. Funny, they (Channel 7) had stopped filming just before their reporter starts swinging! Lucky for us that Channel 4 was on the scene and able to share their coverage of the fight. I really hope you can watch this! And another thing: Aren't these professional camera men? Why are the videos like this so crappy?
Sorry I have been MIA this week. Been down with allergies but I love my blooming Bradford Pear trees! Also been on the go with my hubby. We got his CPAP and it is such a quiet machine. I was amazed after talking to some folks who have older machines. He goes Monday for a recheck of his eyes. He is hoping that they give him permission to drive again. He is seeing a little better with the left eye but still no change in the right eye yet.
He planted a tree for me today, a Northern Catalpa. I have 2 more of those and 6 Red Maples for him to plant too. Northern Catalpa's will draw Catalpa moths which are great for catfishing or so my BIL says. Guess we could open a bait store if my trees survive.
I get my plants/trees from . I have had great luck with them in the past. My flowering almonds, peach and apple trees and angel trumpets were doing wonderful at my last house. I also had a Fig that was going to be wonderful but my stepson cut it down along with the others not knowing what they were! I would have dug everything up if I had known that he would do that after buying our house in November. Nothing is blooming in November! It all looked like sticks to him. I also have a yellow Angel trumpet to plant here but have not decided where to put it yet. Love Spring! Hate allergies!
Stampin Up with Susan tomorrow night at the Gaffney Senior Center! Yippee. I have made a couple of cards this week and I will share them tomorrow. Come back then! Gnight.