Saturday, March 26, 2011

My tiles for the Reece's Rainbow fund raiser hosted by Marion Smith

Hi, everyone,
I mentioned in an earlier post about Marion Smith's fundraiser for Reece's Rainbow, a Christian charity that helps people adopt special needs children.  I have my four tiles finished and ready to send off to Marion, so I thought I would share them with you here first.  What do you think???

Saturday, March 19, 2011

Birthday projects for a friend

Hi, everyone!
Thought I would share some pics of a couple of projects and a card that I just finished for a friend's birthday.  It was a challenge to photograph the captured fairy.  Shooting a picture of a glass jar and getting a good picture of the contents proved very challenging.  I did the best I could.  The captured fairy and the card are also my projects for the March challenge over at  The romance card on the captured fairy says:  "This precious fairy was captured on a chilly spring morning, deep in the lush, green forest above Avila Bay, where she filled her days collecting bits of sea glass from the local beach.  She is a shy little nymph, who prefers to keep her face turned away from the outside world.  She has remained silent, therefore, I have been unable to determine her name.  Perhaps you will be able to find it out." The bottom of the jar is embellished with moss and bits of sea glass. The lid is covered with muslin fabric, which was stencilled using a paper doily and Vintage Photo distress ink.  The same fairy stamp was used on the lid and on the romance card. The third item is a wall decor piece., created from items from Crafty Secrets.  Thanks for dropping by my blog today and if you like my projects, please feel free to leave a comment!

Blessings and hugs!

Thursday, March 17, 2011


Congratulations, lanejoy1!!  You are the winner of my blog candy giveaway!  Please contact me with your mailing info so I can get your prize package in the mail to you!

Thanks SOOO much, everyone, for participating and I will be doing another giveaway VERY soon!!!

Blessings and hugs!

HUGE blog candy giveaway!!

Hi, everyone!
Finally got my video uploaded!  There was just too much stuff to fit into a picture!  Simply follow the instructions in the video for your chance to win! Don't laugh because all you see are my hands.  I was in my pjs and didn't want to be on camera!! haha

Disclaimer:  I am not employed by, sponsored by or in any way affiliated with any of the companies mentioned in this video.  I received a question about why this disclaimer is necessary.  Unfortunately, this is the letigious world we live in and I have to do this to protect myself.

UPDATE:  As is customary with my blog candy giveaways, I am continuing to add yumminess to this prize pack as surprises for the lucky winner!!

UPDATE #2:  I have continued to stuff goodies into a flat rate box and don't think I can fit one more thing in there!  This box is really stuffed with goodies!!!  WOOHOO!!  I think the winner will be very happy!

UPDATE #3:  OK, friends, I think I have officially DOUBLED the amount of goodies in this candy!!  I'm going to have to reinforce the box when I send it because it is literally bursting at the seams!!  LOTS of sweetness that isn't in the video. 

Tuesday, March 15, 2011

Proud Great-Grandma strikes again!

Just have to share one more picture of our precious great grandson, born 3/14/2011.

OK, I tried not to do this, but,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,

I just have to brag and show off my new great-grandson!  Yep, great-grandson!  And he's actually my second great-grandchild!!  I just think he is the sweetest little boy and I'm totally in love with him!  Born March 14, weighing in at 8 pounds 4 ounces and 21 inches long.  Here he is about an hour after he was born.  This was taken right after his first bath.  Wide awake and ready to take on the world!   Welcome to the world, Baby Shane!!  MWA!!

And heartfelt congratulations to Jordan and Jason!  You two did good!!!
And to my blog visitors, thanks so much for indulging me and allowing me to share this awesome news!

Wednesday, March 9, 2011

Marion Smith's Fund Raiser for Reece's Rainbow

Hello, my crafty friends!!
I was so moved by this fund raiser that I just had to share the concept with all of you!  Marion Smith ( and also of Prima) is hosting a fund-raiser for Reece's Rainbow, a Christian charity that assists with adoptions of orphans with special needs.  It's so easy to participate.  Take a 4"X4" piece of chipboard, embellish and grunge it up and send it to Marion.  All the 4" X 4" pieces will be made into collages and auctioned off.  If we each do a little, together we can do alot!!  Marion explains the entire concept in this video.  I hope you will find it in your heart to check out the video and consider participating.  And even if you can't participate, will you kindly help us spread the word?  Thanks so much!!

Blessings and hugs!!

Wednesday, March 2, 2011

Here's what I've been working on. Short video

Hi, everyone!
This is what I've been working on today.  It's a mini for a sick friend to encourage her. Hope you like it!

I forgot to mention in the video that I used the BellaBella stack for the papers and used Pearl, Iridescent Gold and Old Lace Glimmer Mist on all the pages.  The wired bling I cut from a garland that M's had on clearance.  I kept this mini very simple because I wanted the focus to be on the scriptures themselves and not the embellishments.

Short video!

Hi, everyone and thanks for stopping by my blog today!  I have a short video for you today of a project I just finished.  I will post it as soon as it is finished uploading. 

Check back in a few!