Tuesday, December 23, 2008

Christmas Crafting

I have been crafting a little. I've made a couple of knitted dishcloths, made some Christmas cards, and have done a couple of sewing projects. Yesterday we celebrated Christmas with my son & his wife. I made a fleece jacket for their dog, a little Min Pin. They sent me a picture of her in it. It's a little blurry, but it gives you an idea of what it looks like. I think I need to add some more velcro. It's a bit big for her. She's such a little diva.... I found a tag that says "Princess" and just had to get it to add to the collar!
Merry Christmas!

Wednesday, November 19, 2008

Childhood Memories

On one of the email lists I am on, we have found that many of us loved playing with paper dolls, especially Betsy McCall when we were young(er)!! What fun to take a walk down memory lane! How about you? Did you play with paper dolls? Did you have favorite ones? What special memories do you have from your childhood days?

Monday, November 3, 2008

Tough Times?

I have so many stamps that I am picky about what I buy now. I have to really like it or be able to think of multiple uses. Well, this was one of those stamps that I really liked and thought it might be a good one to use for an encouragement card. So, if you've been facing some tough times lately, I hope this card will boost your spirits!

Friday, October 24, 2008

Fall is in the Air

Although this is not a recently made card, it is still one of my favorite fall cards that I have made. I love making autumn cards - the colors, the textures, etc. The only thing I don't like now about fall is that it means winter is just around the corner.....brrrrrr!

Wednesday, August 27, 2008

How the Times Have Changed...

LOL!!! Pen of Jen introduced me to this quiz. What fun! What about you? What Year do you belong to??

You Belong in 1954

You're fun loving, romantic, and more than a little innocent. See you at the drive in!

Tuesday, August 26, 2008


Do you look for serenity? Do you have a place to go when you need quiet? Although it's been years since I've been camping, I made this card for a contest and serenity seemed just the right title for it. So... what's your favorite place to go when you need some quiet time or a place of rejuvination?

Tuesday, July 29, 2008

Enjoying Summer

I have been enjoying the summer - taking it easy, gardening, reading, watching, and listening to the backyard birds. One morning as I was sitting on my back porch enjoying a cup of coffee and doing my Bible reading, a song sparrow was sweetly singing in a nearby tree. The picture isn't clear, but it is exactly what I wanted. I call it "Morning Serenade".
God's creation amazes me each day. Check out my other blog for another photo that I was thrilled to get.

Tuesday, July 1, 2008

Free Time

I am loving having some free time now that school is out.Mostly, I have been relaxing and reading. I am enjoying the series "Annie's People' by Beverly Lewis. I have even found time to do some rubber stamping and make some cards. Below are some thank you cards I made using a layout I saw at Impress Rubber stamps website.
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Saturday, June 7, 2008

5 days and counting....

I have had no free time in the past couple of months while I have been substitute teaching. No time to be creative at home, so I will share a bulletin board background that I made for the 1st grade classroom as we learned about the desert. Since this photo, we have added cacti and animals, but I don't have a picture of that. I had originally had a blue background on the top and a brown background at the bottom. Too boring. So, I started tearing paper, making a collage sunset. Fun, but time consuming.

Sunday, March 30, 2008

Rubber Stamping - Trash to Treasure

You might be thinking, "What does a take-out box have to do with stamping?!" Well, last fall, my dh, sister-in-law, & I were out to a local "restaurant" (actually, a pizza/sandwich store that has an eat-in area) and we had left-overs so got a box to bring them home. When I saw the box, my first thought was, "That would make a great card!!!" So, I set out to recreate it, using chipboard (new to me) and some papers from The Angel Company TM. This was my result.
I was quite pleased with it. Since I hadn't shared any of my cards with you, I thought I would start with this one.

Tuesday, March 25, 2008

Sunday, March 16, 2008

Tagged! You're It!

My friend Lori, a fellow "muser", tagged me. Since I had done this not long ago, I am rerouting you to my previous answers. Yes, that's a lazy way out!! If you are reading this, then please consider yourself tagged, too!

March 25

OK, Lori said I cheated (LOL!!), so.... here are 8 more things you never knew about me.... 1. I like pepperoni, green pepper & mushroom pizza. 2. I could eat ice cream every day, but I don't! 3. My favorite thing to do during my "me" time is read inspirational fiction with some "meat" to them. No "fluffy" romances, please! 4. I love holding babies. 5. I accepted Jesus when I was at a Pioneer Girl Camp in NY. 6. I have been to Haiti 2 times on mission trips (OK, some of you already know that....) 7. I attended 3 schools in 3rd grade, 2 schools in 5th grade and 2 schools in 7th grade. 8. I'm not a good cook - I'm very boring and afraid to just guess at measurements.

Monday, March 10, 2008

Meet Olympia SnowWoman

In 1999, Bethel, Maine was the home of the tallest snowman - Angus, King of the mountain . (Our governor was then Angus King). It was pretty amazing. This year they decided to build another snowman - ah, a snow woman! We went to see her a couple weeks ago. Isn't she amazing??! You can check out her blog here!

What does this have to do with my stamping or stitching??? Not a thing! Since I haven't been able to do any crafting lately, I wanted to share someone else's "craft". I hope you enjoy!

Saturday, February 9, 2008

Firefighter Blanket

I wish I had more time to blog and craft! Last Monday after school, a few of the teachers got together and we learned to make tied fleece blankets. So simple! I made this one for my hubby. I am sure I will be making more.

Monday, January 21, 2008

An old project

This is an afghan that my mother-in-law began back in the late 1980's or early 1990's. I had picked out the colors, but she was unable to finish it before she died in 1998. She always had a few projects going (like me!) Since I haven't been able to do any crafting lately, I thought I would share this afghan that I hope to one day finish. I sewed the strips that were finished together, but that's about it. Someday...... when I am up for a challenge and make the time, I will get started on it again. I just love the colors and it looks great on my new burgandy colored couch cover I just bought. The pillows help tie in the green curtains.

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Tuesday, January 8, 2008

As onto the Lord...

Teaching school is a full time job! I come home after nine or so hours at school with more to do at home. I have not done any handiwork except to hem up some new pants. That's not very exciting or worthy of a photo!!

I found this graphic tonight and I thought that I would at least add it to my blog to remind me of what my desire should be, whether teaching or crafting or whatever ~ Colossians 3:23 And whatsoever ye do, do it heartily, as to the Lord, and not unto men;