Monday, November 29, 2010


Where have the Wednesday's gone? I have missed about 3 weeks of posting. This is a very busy month, and into December for everyone isn't it? Am trying to get my cards finished for my sorority girls as our party is Dec. 12 (don't laugh you bloggers who can make a 15 minute card). I am very slow I admit, or maybe I have ADD these days or is it "the old timers disease" taking place. Well in any case I do get there eventually.

Here is my table with some of my cards, cutter, plus a package ready to mail to my girlfriend in Illinois with her Christmas presents. Then there is the single sheets of paper and a pack of My Minds Eye, Winter Wonderland paper, glue stick, ink, and stamps I am using (Elizabeth Bell and some Stampin' Up. Then the coffee table has my pencils and chalks.

For those of you who would like to know how the Sarasota Jr. League Merry Market Place was this year. It was a great big BUST. No one has figured out why hardly anyone came and of those that did attend, they were not spending money. We asked if they were shopping for a present(s) and they said things like - "No, I'm the only one left in my family and I have no friends", sad if true. Asked if they were shopping for something for themselves - "No.." Please folks this is an annual charity event for the Jr. Leagues. On Thursday evening it was for ladies only and cost $25.00. Well it turned out to be ladies night out as they headed for the food and drinks (drinks were a cash bar and not included in the ticket) and then left. Friday and Saturday there was a $5.00 charge to enter. Sorry, but if I paid money to get in, I am most likely going to spend some money or I am not going to be there. Maybe I am the Crazy one.

We were probably the only booth that decorated for Christmas. Well it is quite obvious I need to do some research to find out why my pics never go on the blog where I want them. Sorry!! I am too tired to spend any more time tonight to try and get them straightened out and it will probably take forever for me to figure out what I am doing incorrectly. So see you on your blogs.

These are the cards I have been working on for my sorority sisters. They are Elizabeth Bell images from Belles "n Whistles" from 2009. Got them too late to use last year. Not very fancy, but adorable in person anyway.


I forgot to take a picture of the card I sent to my OCS partner, so I have picked it up off of her blog. It is framed in red grosgrain ribbon, done with colored pencils, and some glitter. The image is one of Elizabeth Bell's 2009 series bought through Belles 'n Whistles.

See you Wednesday on WOYWW.

Wednesday, November 17, 2010


HappyWednesday everyone! It is a beautiful day here in my part of Florida. We finally had a little rain last night, but need more. I have missed about three weeks in a row for WOYWW and have to rush out soon and do my banking and get the rest of the things I need to participate in the Sarasota Jr. League Merry Marketplace from Thursday evening through Saturda. My friend and I are excited about taking part in this very upscale and popular event, it will be our first time. Just when I think I have everything packed up, I remember something else. So if anyone in the area happens to attend pleas drop by and say hi. I don't have our booth number, but we are the Gold Canyon Candles. I started this at 10:00 this morning and called away and now it is after 1:00 p.m. So go the Days of Our Lives, LOL.

I have been busy also with trying to squeeze in making my Christmas Cards. I have a few done. Fortunately for me I don't send out that many cards any more so am close to being done. This is the card I received from my November OCS partner Sharon in California. As usual I forgot to take a pic of the one I sent to her. Next is my house with craft supplies ALL over the place. Not a good picture, but the best I could do. It is all over the two counters, on the table, on the coffee table, on the end table. and a table you cannot see. Got to eat my sandwich before it burns. Sorry I am having trouble getting this last pic on here, so will try again a little later.

Thursday, November 11, 2010


Lacey is offering a rubber Teddies stamp of her children by High Hopes. Take a look at her blog to enter the fun. http://HandstampedbyLacey/Typepad/com

The nights here in Florida have been quite cool at night, which I love and warm during the day. Just perfect!! HAPPY VETERAN'S DAY to all our service men and woman, we love you.

My grandson's Veteran's Day card is still sitting here unmailed. Shame on me, the day just popped up on me.

Monday, November 8, 2010


This is just the cutest card!! It is my card from Elena as my OCS partner for October. She also finished off the inside and the BACK of the card. So much lovely work! I do not have any of these adorable images/stamps as yet. Thank you Elena so much. I can't remember if I e-mailed you or not since my computer has been so messed up I had no idea what it was doing with anything.

Well, back on line - but with Windows 7 in place. I was just getting to figure out some of Vista, which I hated, and now I wonder how many months or years it will take to learn the ins and outs of Windows 7. So now I will be trying to play catch up with everyone's blogs. Hope everyone is well and happy!!

Aren't these sunflowers beautiful! I was at my son's house the other day when a florist called and asked if I was home. I told her I was not and she said she had a flower delivery for me and she would leave it on the lani in the shade for me. My son and grandson starting laughing as I said I had no idea who would be sending me flowers, so I thought they knew about it. They said, "you must have a secret admirer", heaven forbid. So they kept saying they didn't do it and maybe they were from my other grandson (in the Navy). So finally when I got hom they were indeed from my wonderful Mitchell, my birthday was past, so whatever for I wondered until I opened the card. Basically thanking me for the caring I do of everyone in my life, especially my children and grandchildren and for arranging for his ship to receive shipments of cards from "Operation Write Home." It was a very sweet card. He will be coming home from his second deployment soon. We are so very proud of this young man as some of you already know from reading my blog. I only brag once or twice a year to all of you, LOL.

Wednesday, November 3, 2010


If you haven't visited Enfys blog ( for a while hurry on over and check it out. She and Promarkers are giving away 148 Promarkers, WOW!! Read her blog and find out how you can get in on the action. Hope it's me, but if not, then some other lucky duck will receive a great fun giveaway. Sorry, but I can't get a picture of the give away posted.