Friday, August 28, 2009

For Dalilah

My Niece Dalilah just had a birthday and she love Elmos so I made her this card, stuffed with money of course!

Thursday, August 27, 2009


My little sister graduated this year so my mom and I decided to take her and a friend on a cruise to Catalina, Ensenada, and San Diego. Ty and Ruthie were so amazed at all there was to do on this floating hotel, they had a great time. My mom and I have been on quite a few cruises so it was fun watching them have their first time. Go Patrick our favorite dancer in the cruise shows.

VSS fo California

I am a Family Readiness Volunteer for the state of California, for the Army National Guard. I was selected to go to Dearborn, Michigan in July as the volunteer support staff. There are representatives from all 50 states and 2 territories. I had a great time and met so many people and fostered tons of new friendships. So I wanted to share a few photos of us.

For My Husband

My husband retired recently after 36 years of service in The US Army. I started working on his album but got carried away working on the party so I only did a couple of layouts for his album. 36 years, there are TONS of pictures.


Okay I am just getting around to downloading these pics from my camera. Here are a few cards that I have made through out the year. These are made with Stampin'Up stamps from a class I took.

Friday, May 1, 2009

12x12 Layouts

Here are the pages I have worked on all week. Literally since Monday this is all I have done. It's for a swap on the cricut message board. I had more fun then I should have. I am one of those people that work great under pressure. They're simple but that's how I like it done. Enjoy.

Wednesday, April 29, 2009

Tea Party

These are some pictures from our 5th Annual Girls Tea Party.
My Mom and I started this a few years back as a way of teaching our girls feminine grace and etiquette. We have a botanical lesson, a poetry reading, Bible scriptures, etiquette lesson and a craft. We have taught table setting, crochet, hygiene, phone etiquette, scrapbooking and this time we made Artist Trading Cards. The girls loved the mini craft and the trading at the end so we all had one of each card. There is always tons of food, to include the chocolate fountain, which burned out this year. Of course there is TEA, hot and cold. It's just another great opportunity for our family and friends to come together and celebrate each, life and being women, phenomenal women. We hope to continue this tradition and each year invite new people.
Thanks everyone for coming.

Saturday, April 4, 2009

Ruthie's Card

She was so happy to be getting out of there we made this card. Ruthie is not a crafter but I think it came out cute and the staff loved it.

Ruthie's General Hospital

This my Best Friend Ruth Peoples, and her Doctor, not her son, Dr. Washington. She means the world to me. She recently underwent a major back surgery where titanium screws the size of my pinky finger were removed from her spine. This will hopefully relieve her pain and problems walking. It was supposed to be a quick procedure with a short stay in the hospital. Well Ruthie wouldn't have that. She developes some complications and has to go back in to surgery to fix it. Instead of a two day stay she was there almost two weeks. I was so grateful the hospital had a guest bed, but after a few nights you know it's only meant for a short stay. Please keep her in your prayers because we love her pieces and want her up and running soon.


Okay here are my Trinchies. They are three inch square works of art. Mine are very simple which is my style. I added stickles to give the images a bit more sparkle. I like them and hope you do too. The themes are Baby, Spring, Birthday, Wedding, Nature, Animals, Food, Christmas, and St.Patty's day. For the swap we had to make five of each theme.

Wednesday, February 18, 2009

Okay here is my layout for the 12 x 12 page swap. I hope you like them, I was concerned whether they were advanced enough. Lots of flowers, and stickles.

Sunday, February 1, 2009

Addicted to Love

Okay here is My Addicted to Love ATC. Again simple my style. I used the dollar paper from Target I liked it. What works really great with the ATC is the adhesive backed paper. I use the 2 1/2 x 12 in strips by DCWV they are already cut and work great giving me a clean slate to work with since by base paper is usually recycled. I am a recycle NUT. I save all scraps to be reused at a later date. I get laughed at and joked about but I use every inch of my paper, it cost too much to throw away. Cereal boxes are great for ATC any kind of thin chipboard. So think twice before you through it away, "how can I use this in my crafts?" Works for me.