Sunday, November 30, 2008

Get Well Card for Mom

I made this get well card for my Mom, who has been in the hospital since Wednesday. She appreciates handmade cards. When she found out that I was making cards a couple of years ago, she went through all of her craft stuff and gave me lots of buttons, etc. She gave me the gold accent piece that is on the front of the card, so I thought it was appropriate to use it on her card.

Monday, November 24, 2008

Our Tree-mendous Little Helper

I've been wanting to make a layout with black and white photos for a while. I'm not sure I love this, but it's okay. It really does look better in person. These pictures are of our granddaughter helping to decorate the tree last year.


Harriet's Belated Birthday Card

I made this card for my co-worker who celebrated her birthday on the 15th. She was out of town until the 18th, and of course then I was out of town for my grandma's funeral. So, I finally got her card made and changed the sentiment to match my tardiness in getting it to her. The inside says, "are just so flaky!" She loves snowmen, so I knew I wanted a snowman theme to her card.


Until I see you in heaven Mammaw . . .

My last living grandparent passed away on the 16th at the age of 92. Her health had really been declining for the past few years, and she spent most of her days in bed. She had 24 hour care, between two ladies who came to stay with her during the day, and my uncle and his wife who moved in with her and of course were there with her at night. She was a sweet lady, and lots of family members said that I looked like her mother. We have video from 20 years ago of her prancing into the kitchen at Christmas toward the camera and saying, "Here I am! Here I am! Here I am!" The first thing my daughter said when I told her that she had passed away was, "I bet Mammaw went up to the pearly gates and said, "Here I am! Here I am! Here I am!" It sure made me smile. The last few times I had visited her, I would walk out of her house and cry because I was afraid it was the last time I would see her. I will miss visiting her so much, but I know my grandpa was happy to see her in heaven. What a reunion that must have been. I love you Mammaw!

Friday, November 14, 2008

Snowmen are so flaky!

I started out making a snowman, and he/she ended up on this card. I've decided I love snowmen!

Wednesday, November 12, 2008

Call if You "Knee'd" Me!

A friend had surgery this week on her knee. I wanted to make her a card, and this was the only sentiment that kept coming to me. I hope she sees the humor in it.
I hated the colors on this card but was determined to use these papers. It's just "okay." :o)

Monday, November 10, 2008

Get Well Card for Beth

I made this card for a friend from church who had surgery last week. I used a Cuttlebug embossing folder that I hadn't used in a long time. I also used the SU word window punch for the sentiment, a flower punch (punched twice), and a nestabilities die for the scalloped rectangle. Oh yeah, and I used the Martha Stewart double scallop punch as well. TFL.

Thursday, November 6, 2008


In my last post, the one about the Christmas album, I stated that our beagle had a seizure on Saturday night. Here is a picture of my sweet doggie. Those eyes and ears get me every time! What can I say, I'm a sucker for a dog!

Christmas Chipboard Album

I've been working on this album for over a week. With Halloween, church meetings, dance lessons (yep, we are taking shagging lessons so we can dance at our daughter's wedding), and work, it is hard to find time to do the scrapbooking that I enjoy so much. And to top it all off, the dog had a petite mal seizure on Saturday night, which just scared me to death. We had a yorkshire terrier who started having seizures when she was 14, and it really was the beginning of the end for her. Lexi (a beagle) is only 3 though. I can't stand the thoughts of losing her! I'll try to post a picture of her in a few minutes.

Anyway, here is my album that I've listed on eBay. I hope you like it. I hope someone likes it enough to buy it. I've had no luck with eBay lately at all. So many people seemed to like my Halloween layout, but after listing it twice, I give up. :o(

If you'd like to see more of the detail and pages, you can look at the auction itself.