Monday, December 28, 2009

CharmedCrafts Candy

This is candy to be had at, you have until Jan. 1 to sign up. These are really cute!! Good luck.

Sunday, December 27, 2009

December OCS

Well Christmas is over for another year, but I have my OCS card for December, which I received from Colleen and am just now getting it posted. Thank you Colleen!! I do not get many cards at Christmas any more and although the computer is a nice thing to have in a hurry - I STILL wait for the post every day, hoping there will be something exciting in the mailbox. I love to reread letters from friends and family! So now to try and get Colleen's lovely Christmas swap/greeting, wish me luck.

Friday, December 25, 2009


I trust you all have enjoyed your family and friends Christmas Eve and are winding down for the day. Time to sit back and reflect on all those special moments and store them away in your memories. I wish you all a Happy New Year and that special things enter your life in a big way this coming year.

Sunday, December 20, 2009

November OCS


I think my camera is working and I can finally post my precious November OCS from Michelle P. It is so sparkling and so much detail in cutting out portions of the image, I don't know if you can see it in this photo, but it was the best I could do. Hope you like it as much as I do. Thank you so much Michelle, she also decorated the inside with a message to me.

Friday, December 18, 2009


You have until January 4 to get yourself signed up for the awesome candy being offered by Handstamped by Lacey. So get on over there and get your name on the list. You will find her under my Favorites on the right sidebar.

Wednesday, December 16, 2009


Wow was I surprised when I checked the blogs this morning!! I was picked for the Wednesday Candy gift certificate from Stamp & Create! Just made my day! Thank you Lacey.

I am going to try and post a couple of cards tomorrow, if my camera and computer cooperate. LOL

Tuesday, December 8, 2009

Wags n Whiskers Blog Hop/Release

Wags n Whiskers is holding a blog hop and new Release on December 11, 2009, so clear your schedule for the 11th and sit down and enjoy some great cards by the team, then get your pencils busy and pick out your newest stamps.

Thursday, November 19, 2009


I have gotten pictures of my OCS card from Carol Jonasen. I am still in love with this cute, cute card and I know my camera and myself are not doing it justice, but it is the best I can do. I hope you can see it and appreciate the work she put into it, the butterflies on two corners the glitter, her coloring and even decorating it inside. It is setting across the room from my bed and it is the thing that I see first in the morning and last thing at night right now. Thank you again Carol for my beautiful card.

WagsWhiskers - SALE

Rush on over to the Wags n Whiskers sale. Tried posting on sidebar but not taking at this time for the sale logo, but if you click on Wags n Whiskers, it will direct you to Stamp & Create so you may place your order. Will try to get correct "sale logo" on later.

Friday, November 13, 2009


Well I charged my batteries for a couple of day or more and it has taken pics. Still think I need to get new batteries as I don't think the rechargeable ones last very long. At least I now know I don't need a new camera. The first card is one I sent for Teri's OCS for October. And the next two pics are for Jen's Birthday Rak for November. Don't think she has a blog. She is a Hawaiian girl. Teri's OCS went to Canada. I know I am taking very bad pictures as I have not yet found a good place to take them. Anyway what you see is what you see.

Thursday, November 12, 2009


I haven't had a chance to try my camera again. I am on my days off and trying to finish a couple of cards and then I will try camera and see if it is working or not. Seems all I do is work and sleep, no time for the fun things right now. Being off work for almost 3 mos. really created some unwanted probs, but it will all work out sooner or later, LOL, probably later. Curt thanks for checking in and leaving a concerned comment. I really appreciate it. Off to finish this first card. Night.

Wednesday, October 28, 2009


Well no wonder no one visits my blog, either the computer is acting up or like now my camera is not working. I have recharged the batteries, I have put in new batteries and it still tells me the batteries are exhausted. Well now so am I. I get impatient with equipment doesn't work. So now I have to figure out what is wrong with my camera. Oh well just another item on my "to do" list. I hope I do not need a new camera, this one is not that old. I really love my old 35 mm., I never have a problem with it and it takes great pictures, but of course you can not download. Well I did get my swap card completed and in the mail, but I am really disappointed that I remembered to take a pic this time and then no camera. Well off to get ready for work and maybe buy some new batteries, maybe the ones I have are no good. Have a great day and a safe and happy Halloween with your little ones.

Thursday, October 22, 2009


I see many of us have already discovered that Ens of Going Buggy is being very thoughtful and generous in that she has candy giveaway up for grabs. She has one set for her USA friends of British products and a set of USA products for all the other lovely countries. Get on over there and check it out. Gosh, do I really mean that? Well of course I do!

Wednesday, October 21, 2009

Thursday, October 15, 2009


Well these pics are really, really bad, but I am committed to posting them as a promise to myself. I missed by BFF birthday due to being in rehab for surgery and I am ahead of halloween, so like the nutty friends we are I did them as one card. My lighting is terrible and the cards have much more color in life, but do not show up at all.

Wednesday, October 14, 2009

Marlene's Blog is Corrected

It has taken me forever to figure out what was wrong with getting to Marlene's blog, but finally persistance paid off and you can now get to her through my last posting or from my sidebar. Whew! Sorry for any frustration this may have caused to anyone out there.

Monday, October 12, 2009


If you haven't checked out Marlene's blog, A 'Lil bit of Me..., you need to do so. She is giving away two different candies. Her link is on my sidebar, but is coming up from Wordpress as Author has deleted. So hopefully this will work for you: Hurry over, but don't take my candy. LOL

Saturday, October 10, 2009


Finally I am starting to find things that had been moved!! The awesome Hello Kitty tablet, ribbons, pen are from Cindy K. of Honolulu for our August RAK and the pretty card in pink is from the Birthday RAK through Jen and is from Chrisd of Michigan. The one from Cindy arrived while I was in the Rehab Center and really made that day bright for me as stated in an earlier post. I received the birthday card after I had returned to my home after 25 days and I am still home and rehabing. I am schedule to return to work on the 17th., which I am not looking forward to, but the creditors believe I need to do so. Oh well, so goes the journey through life. Thanks to these two crafty ladies I loved receiving their timely surprises!! Thanks Cindy and Chrisd!!

Friday, October 9, 2009


I have had to remove Wags' n Whiskers since it was going to a completely different website when clicked. Have to figure out what I am doing incorrectly. Sorry Nikki and Lacey!

Tuesday, October 6, 2009


If you haven't visited Paper Crafing in Cocoa, you need to check out her blog and the candy being so generously offered. I will list her URL here as my computer is playing with me whenever I try and send links to sidebar and especially badges or blinkies. So here is her URL -

Thursday, October 1, 2009


Hey peeps, check out the new rubber stamp company called Wags 'n Whiskers, you will recognize the owners right away. Stamps will become available on Oct. 9, as well as a blog hop, so hurry on over and check it out. Best wishes to these gals on their new enterprise!! Logo is located at the top of my sidebar. Forget the logo for now it appears not to be working for me and I will need more time to figure out why. You should be able to get at: Sorry will get fixed as soon as I have a few minutes

Saturday, September 26, 2009


Check out Bunny Zoe's blog for her most recent candy offer. Her link is under My Favorites on my sidebar.

Friday, September 25, 2009


Wow! Another candy offering from Cat Whiskers sponsored by Crafters Companion. Go check it out, you have a couple more days to enter. Pick up their links on my side bar.

Tuesday, September 22, 2009


Have been trying to get this on my blog for a couple of days, but computer not cooperating. Check out the stamp and candy being offered by Cat Whiskers,
Hope I remembered this right as my cut and paste is not working well either.

Monday, September 21, 2009


I love snail mail!!! One of the best parts of a day, e-mail is ok, but going to the mailbox and receiving a nice surprise has no comparison. Today I received a card for b-day from Chrisd in Michigan( I love her card, you pink people would be jealous! Hope my hip comes back to normal before much longer so I can post cards and gifts I have received. Hard to maneuver for everything still. I am walking a little bit on my own, but the leg is not yet strong enough to walk very far or return to work. Well I will try not to put it all on at once, not that much anyway. Have a blessed day and stay safe. Thanks to Curt for his comment in case I haven't mentioned it yet. Isn't he a great guy!!

Sunday, September 20, 2009


Oh my gosh, my last post didn't take and I had posted the generous candy giveaway from Cat Whiskers, for TODAY! jacqui/ I just checked and it is not yet closed off, but she is drawing later today, so if you hurry you just might be able to get in your name. HURRY!

A big thanks to Curt for his comment and well wishes, it was really appreciated. I am getting better every day. Walking with a cane when I venture out on a small errand (with a driver) and walk some what by myself around the house. Will be a blessing when this is finally all healed and I am back to normal. Keep well and keep things out of your walking areas in your homes!!!!!!!

Saturday, September 5, 2009


Sorry everyone, especially to the person who is suppose to receive an August RAK from me. As soon as I am able to get into a vehicle and go out I am going to get this lovely person a few goodies. I probably won't be able to get a card done, as I really have no place to work and don't know where all my fun supplies are at this time. Everything has been moved out of my apartment so my granddaughter could move in to care for me during the day. Anyway SOON.

Also, while I was in Rehab I received my August RAK from Cyndi Kim of Honolulu. You cannot imagine how it brightened my day! I was so excited to open it. My roommate thought I had finally had a melt down. I opened it to find a tablet with a Hello Kitty cover, two kinds of ribbon embellishments, and a Milky Way White Galaxy Marker. And a cute card using a cupcake as a little house, using dsp, flower, dew drops. Said this was her first time raking, she did a spectacular job!! I am sorry I cannot put picture up, but my hip is a ways from being able to do to much of anything yet. Hope I can catch up and post in a few weeks. Thank you Cyndi!!

Wednesday, September 2, 2009


Hi everyone! I have been unactive on my blog due to work schedule and THEN on 8/7 when I was home alone for the weekend with one son gone and the other one on his honeymoon, I took a bad fall in my home and fractured my hip. I could not get up or move or anything, my phone was out of reach. Fortunately for me I had not closed my outside door and finally began calling for help, after awhile I started to panic and yelling, Please can someone help me. Finally a neighbor heard the call and yelled "where are you?" I yelled back I was behind 1413 and she needed to come through the fence to the open back door. She arrived with a friend and took one look and started dialing for an ambulance. Then she located my cell phone and called the only person I thought and hoped would be available. One of my 18 year old granddaughters who lived a couple of blocks away.
She was home and was still on her cell when she flew through the door. The ambulance had also arrived. Let me tell you "do not fall and fracture or break a hip". The EMTs had to use the scoop to get me off the floor and onto the stretcher. Had quite a time getting me scooped. They kept apologizing for my pain. But, finally in the bus and on the way to hospital. Eventually x-rayed and sent to surgery. Don't remember much about being in the hospital, too drugged. On Sunday I was transferred to a Rehab Center and just released yesterday for home. Have to have a home health aide and a rehab therapist come in for a few weeks and it will take a good 6-12 months for complete healing. Will have to try and find a way to trade my truck for a car with a seat I can just slide into, probably no more wearing heels, etc. Anyway I am on my way back, but I have been moved back into the main house and now I do not know where ANYTHING is, so I don't know when I can start doing my cards again. But, I will still be checking everyone's blogs and loving all your posts. Take good care of yourselves!!!!

Friday, July 31, 2009



Finally another posting bloggers. Between computer and camera it is a contest of will sometimes. I am posting my Aloha Raks. The first one is from Angie of for June and the second is from Sharon of I am loving doing these monthly Raks and see to learn something from each one I receive. Since I am fairly new to all the blinging, etc. it is a lot of fun. Angie enclosed many images for me to play around with and if I am not mistaken they are from Flourishes. Her's is the sunflowers. Sharon sent me the most darling little notes with stamped envelopes to match. I am sorry my photography doesn't do justice to either talented gals, but here they are.

Tuesday, July 21, 2009


Well hello everyone. Today I am posting a couple of pics of the B&B I stayed at in June. I do not have a picture of it as yet. My camera was not working well and I am waiting for my gf to get hers developed and try and scan it on here. I was planing on posting the RAK I received for June from , but it seems I have not gotten it loaded onto the computer yet. Has to wait for my day off. Sorry Angie, I will get this done as soon as I can. I really love it and the images you sent me. Well it is off to bed for me.

Saturday, July 11, 2009


You just have to check out the candy give away by BellesnWhistlesstamps and Elisabeth Bell. Take your time as I would really like to be a lucky gal and receive it. Oh, ok go ahead run on over. Their links are listed to the right under Favorites. Don't you just love Elisabeth's talented creations!!

Friday, July 10, 2009


Hip hip hooray, it's Jodi's birthday. Jump on over to Inked Inspirations and check out the candy Jodi is going to send to some lucky blogger for her birthday celebration. You can find her link to the right on my blog of Favorites. She is being very generous!! I hope I am choosen, LOL.

Tuesday, June 30, 2009


I am posting the June RAK I made and sent to Linda in Hawaii. She has a much better pic of it on her blog. Waiting for the July RAK name. I am having a big problem with blogs staying up on my computer because of the pop up and nothing so far has worked to rid me of this frustrating problem. Unfortunately Jen's is one of the blogs that I cannot keep up. Whoa is me. Hope you all have a safe and fun 4th of July!

Tuesday, June 23, 2009


What a great weekend!! My sorority sisters and I took a 3-day weekend and stayed at a beautiful Victorian Bed & Breakfast in Mt. Dora, Florida. The host and hostess were wonderful. We went to the historic district and shopped Friday afternoon and had dinner at The Frog and Monkey Pub, a fun little place and good food. I had cottage pie. Saturday MORE SHOPPING in the historic district, didn't take enough money of course. Probably just as well. Had lunch at the Windsor Rose Tea Room. Are you beginning to think that there is a little British flavor there? That evening we went on a sunset boat ride around Lake Dora and a connecting lake and then dinner at the Gables. It was ok, but we liked the others better. When I get a picture out of my camera I will try and get it on the blog. If you are ever in the area I would recommend you stop in Mt. Dora if only for a short time. OH MY GOODNESS, I almost forgot. I went to the stamp store (yes this small town has a stamp store, with more goodies in it then Michael's (who carries not much lately in Bradenton). And the first items I looked at were stamps from My Favorite Things, which is in Eustice just a few short miles from Mt. Dora. Imagine my surprise and delight. Any who, hope I can go back to this store again. They even offered to do a class for us if we could let them know in advance when we would be there. Isn't that generous of them (The Stamping Station). I bought some things I haven't been able to find and they carry some things I want, but they were out of stock. Need more days like those and get away from th real world for awhile.

Thursday, June 18, 2009


WOW! Check out the totally generous candy being given by Enfys of Going Buggy. She is just to much. I just love checking her blog every day and sometimes after I come home late at night from work. She is a wonderful and delightful lady and designer.

Monday, June 15, 2009


It looks like the bloghop for Cards for Heroes was a big success over the Memorial Day Weekend. I don't know how many of you participated, but as the grandparent of a Navy guy, I say thank you for your support! I am so slow at card making that my sorority decided to make our annual donation to a community program to the Cards for Heros postage fund. We received a very nice certificate from them with my grandson's name on it. They certainly do not have to spend their money on these, but it is much appreciated. We have donated to other city/county programs in our area and they do not even acknowlege the receipt of the check. I understand they do not want to spend money on postage any longer, BUT we never know whether it was received or not. Until recently we sent money orders and have since opened a checking acct. I did do the Card for Heros through my personal debit card and instantly received an on-line receipt. Still working on my monthly RAK and thought I would have it done and mailed by now, what ever was I thinking, LOL. Soon, soon ---

Friday, June 12, 2009


Move on over to Donkey Smiles for some great CANDY!! Just found her blog and have become a follower. See my sidebard for her blog. I am so sporadic in my posting and getting cards done and picture. Hope my life settles down pretty soon so I can get some focus back. Should have a card to post by Monday for my June RAK partner and then I have a birthday card to get done. Though I would get these done on my two days off, but at least one will be done (I think). I do check daily for my favorite blogs, hummm perhaps I should create and not read so much. LOL, but it is so much fun to look at everones creations what can I say.

Friday, June 5, 2009


I am sorry, but my pictures are pretty lousy. I do not have a good place or lighting at this time. But I will post anyway. I received my lovely card from Colleen Kwan in California, and look what else was there to surprise me - foam dot stickers, some bling, and the most treasured of all - a paperclip bookmark. I can certainly use them all and I am an avid reader, so the bookmark will be well used. Thank you so much Colleen!!


Well today was a day off for me and I finally got around to driving out to Robinson Preserve and walk to the viewing tower. You can see Anna Maria Island and the Shineshine-Skyway Bridge. There was a nice breeze, but still warm. Guess I will get my bike fixed before I go again and see if I can get further on the paths. This preserve is to keep the local seagrasses and saltwater plants in existence. Very nice walk and it ends just a couple of blocks from where I work, and all the residents walk it since it is so close. Well enough about something I did today that I have put off for weeks. I have been working on my Aloha June RAK also today and I need to take a pic of the May RAK and goodies I received. Hopefully I get off my "...." and do that and have one more thing of my "off work to do list". See you later.

Thursday, June 4, 2009


Well I am finally able to get on my own blog site. Have been having real problems getting blogs to stay up, don't know if this is a Blogger/Server problem or my laptap. A friend who has worked for major computer companies and taught in colleges computer classes, says my computer is fine. Well Blogger is really frustrating, if it is a problem with them.

Well on to my card. Very, very simple card that I sent to my May Rak partner. Going to try and be a little braver for June. Anyway, here it is. tWhoops, how did it get to the top, oh well at least I have mastered getting it onto the site. LOL Hope you are all having a great day!

Tuesday, May 26, 2009


Hop on over to Slumber Cards and see the exciting candy give away for her 3 great reasons. You will need to check her blog for the reasons and a look at the candy. She has the Annie stamps in there and they are not available to those of us in the U. S., so I really would like to be the lucky one, lol. See ya over at Slumber Cards, her link is listed under my sidebar.

Monday, May 11, 2009


Blog Link for Elisabeth Bell for the Great Giveaway, also on my side bar as Lis-trations/Art & Design. LLC.


Wow!! Check out the new great give away on our favorite Elisabeth Bell, designer's blog sponsored by Katrina of Whiff of Joy. Are they not fabulous ladies! I have had to edit this post as I cannot get the link for Elisabeth to work and have run out of time. I will try and get it on here late tonight, after work. I know most of you know where to look for her, but will do my best to get it on here later, sorry Elisabeth.

Saturday, May 9, 2009

Well this is an old card from beginning days and will use as a measure of any improvement, LOL. I am terrible at coloring and wish I had more time to practice.

Sunday, May 3, 2009

Hop on over to Angie's blog My Boat if you are an avid reader. She has some books she would like to pay forward. Her blog is on My Favorites or

Thursday, April 23, 2009


Hurry and check out the candy on, see link at sidebar right.
A stamp in your own image, how cool is that?!! How unique. I have a lot of running around to do today and learning how to take pics with my camera, well I know how to do that. I have to learn how to get them on my computer and then onto a blog. Off to run and then to dinner with my sorority sisters. I am a memer of Beta Sigma Phi. Any sisters out there?

Sunday, April 12, 2009


Well I hope I am not in trouble with my oldest grandson or the USN for posting this pic. The family is very proud of this young man and the pic doesn't show anything to identify it. So here goes nothing. I am still practicing with this first blog experience and only pic I had on computer. Need this young man to give me some help, but I can't wait for him so am trying on my own.
Are you bored now, haha?

Thursday, April 9, 2009



Saturday, March 28, 2009


Well I got the header changed to match the background - I think. And for now that is good enough, as I have a lot more to figure out and learn. Until then - no pics of cards, etc.

Friday, March 27, 2009

First Entry

Well let's see if I have created a working blog or not.