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Tuesday, September 28, 2010

Geisha Girl makes an entrance

I made a card several months ago.  Lovely card. Lacking something though of which I could not figure out.  My sister said it looked like it had an Asian/Oriental theme.  I told her no, I wasn’t going to get into those themes like she did (She loves Asian themes).  Now today, I looked at that card and it said “Geisha”.  I tried to resist but found myself looking for cut files of an Asian silhouette when I came across this beauty on  The owner was nice enough to allow me to use this on my card.  The final touch.  Now I have to beg forgiveness from my loving sister; then we can continue on our love of the orient together.

Sunday, September 19, 2010

OWH FB Birthday Bash

I am not that good under pressure but I thought I would give it a go.  Here is my card entry for a holiday/winter birthday card for Operation Write Home  . Comments are welcomed. IMG_NEW IMG_0001

Friday, September 17, 2010

Today’s Inspirational Lesson

Today’s Inspirational Lesson

Thou Shalt Never irritate a woman, who can operate a backhoe...

Thus endeth the lesson.

Women are Angels...and when someone breaks their wings...they simply continue to fly....on a broomstick...They are flexible like that...

Thursday, September 16, 2010

Moser Roth Privat Chocolatiers

I was  reading a review as I sat eating my Moser Roth Chili Chocolate Bar.  For me it is a treat beyond expectation. It melts in my mouths slowly, the chili is mild but I feel the tingle ever so slightly.  The dark chocolate is so satisfying there is no need to run and gobble the entire package; every other day is fine.  After a hard day of home schooling and greeting card making or embroidery and the child is outside playing and the hubby is not home yet, I sit down with a cup of my favorite joe and slowly nurse my chocolate.  Since I am super sensitive to fragrances (I have MCS),  this is my "Take me away Calgon" moment.

I made my purchase at Aldi's not expecting too much for the price $2.39 for 4.4 oz/125 grams but I could not resist the Chili flavor as it rare to find especially in the small town where we live now.  Our Aldi's just opened last week.  The packaging is excellent as the 4.4 oz pkg comes with 5 individually wrapped pieces inside

What a delight and what a bargain.

Tuesday, September 14, 2010

Invisible Chronic Illness Awareness Week Sept 13-19, 2010


Find a Note?

pink rose Find a Note?We are so thrilled that you found a note and then came to visit our website!

We hope that the note was an encouragement to you. And we would love to hear about where you discovered the note, what it says, and how it made you feel. You can post in the comments below if you would like to share about it.

So, how can we help? We’ve put together a few resources to help you know what we have to offer. But the best tip? Be sure to leave a note next!

I have a chronic illness

Iyou live with chronic illness or someone you care about does, we invite you to check out the following programs and resources that we provide.

Rest Ministries – this organization is the sponsor/founder of National Invisible Chronic Illness Awareness Week and we are the largest Christian organization that serves people who live with chronic illness or pain. At our website,, you will find many resources depending on what your needs or desires are. Some of these include:

I don’t have a chronic illness but someone I care about does

Here are some specific areas on our website that you may find helpful:

Monday, September 13, 2010

Birthday card for a University of Tennessee fan


A friend of mine is a a tried and true, bleeds orange, University of Tennessee fan.  I wanted something to do something to honor him (his wife too) so I was up late last night trying to come up with an idea for the card front.  I perused the collegiate websites looking for ideas.  I think I must have dreamed about this one as it came to me quickly this morning while having my morning cup-o-joe.  I hope they like it.  Now I have to get the brain going because my hubby was a bit jealous.  He too, is a die-hard UT fan; I have until December for his card though.

UT Birthday UT Birthday inside

Monday, September 6, 2010

Plastic Medallion or Embellished Grapevine


I just did not want to go with $15/20 plastic medallion to go with our new ceiling fan in the spare bedroom.  I walked around Michael’s Craft Store thinking, and thinking when it hit me.  beautiful garland intertwined with grapevine and a few peach colored flowers.  I used an electric stapler to put the vines in place after intertwining the garland; then I hot glued the additional flowers.  Budget $10 for 10ft grapevine and $10 for garland with crystals.


Halloween Stitchery

Between homeschooling and resting I was able to clear my mind for a minute by stitching and chalking this great Halloween card.  It is a 5 x 7, sorta large, but I was excited to jump in and use one of the new embroidery patterns I just purchased from Advanced Embroidery Designs.  The had a Labor Day sale I could not resist.  


Their Freebie pattern was great too and I have posted a pic of it as well.  It is a beautiful FSL Battenburg Flower Doily measuring  4.25 x 4.25 inches.


Sunday, September 5, 2010

Friday afternoon craft


My daughter found this super cute fabric in Wal-Mart’s fabric department. She wanted a vest and thought this would look great. Easy pattern, but instead of making button holes, I used jean button/studs and closed it with black Velcro.

Thursday, September 2, 2010

Halloween a little early

I had the Halloween bug this week and finished 4 four cards.  I used Sizzix dies and MTC files.
I scanned a stencil and turned it into an MTC file which totally inspired me for future cards.  I hope you like the cards.