Thursday, September 30, 2010

When I saw these Thanksgiving digital stamps from Bugaboo Stamps,

I knew I had to have them!! Thanksgiving is less than 2 months away, can you believe it? You can find the digitals here

Wednesday, September 29, 2010

My craft fair is coming up this weekend ...

and these are some of the washer necklaces I will be selling for $5 each at the Harrisburg United Methodist Church on Saturday. Come out and see me 9-3.

Sunday, September 26, 2010

Lobster anyone?

I made this lobster card for someone's birthday. This lobster is all out of punches and I found it here at this blog. Cute huh?

Saturday, September 25, 2010

I got pink hair for October!

My hairdresser is doing pink hair extensions for the month of October so I got one thinking Emily would get one and she did not get one. Oh well. Emily and her friend Caitlyn came home for the night. Emily got her hair done and then wanted to go to the mall to look for an all-white dress for her ZETA initiation in 7 weeks. I was afraid once summer was over, she would never find an all-white dress so we lucked out and found one right away and it was on clearance for ONLY $15. I love a good sale!! We closed down Concord Mills Mall, then went to Target and shopped there till 10 and closed it down too. The girls left at 8:30 this morning since they have a home football game and wanted to tailgate before the game. We woke up early to wash her jeep (it was so dirty) and then I cooked them eggs and bacon before they headed back. Hopefully she will come home next weekend as the ZETA sisters are going to walk in the Race for the Cure in Charlotte and we can see her then too.

How do you like my hair?

Friday, September 24, 2010

I'm in Just Cards again!!

I was shocked again this month when I got the latest Just Cards magazine in the mail. One only gets a free issue if you have a card or two in there. I haven't submitted cards in over a year so these are all pretty old. Note to self - submit new cards! LOL Anyway, you can find me on pages 12, 84 and 92.

Wednesday, September 22, 2010

Thanksgiving is just around the corner

I found these cute turkeys using punches so I had to copy her idea. What do you think?

Punches used:
feet - snowflake
wings and gobble - word window
eyes - small circle
eyebrows - part of small circle punch
beak - cut out triangle free-hand
Mega circle punch
Giga circle punch
White gel pen for eyes

Tuesday, September 21, 2010

Happy Birthday Debbie!!

All in purple once again. Its her favorite color!!!

Monday, September 20, 2010

And these are my breast cancer necklaces all decked out in PINK

I have made about 33 of the breast cancer necklaces so I hope I sell out :).

Sunday, September 19, 2010

Working on more necklaces this weekend.

We ran to Home Depot this morning and bought some wood to make some necklace displays for me to put my necklaces on for the craft fair. We had most of the wood already so Charlie just needed a few extra pieces. Each stand holds 8 necklaces. What do you think so far?

Saturday, September 18, 2010

October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month

and even though its not October yet, I wanted to go ahead and make my blog pink for the month of October :). Pink is my favorite color!!! Isn't my header great? Angie made this for me last year or was it 2 years ago Angie? I just love it!!!

Emily found out today she is the proud new member of the Zeta Tau Alpha Sorority and she is very excited!! One of their goals is to raise money for breast cancer awareness so I am very proud of Ms. Emily!!!!

It has been almost 3 years ago next week that I lost one of my best friends Robin. September 22nd she has been gone 3 years. That is hard to believe and I sure do miss her laughing, our talks and just hanging out with her!!

I had my mammogram last week and all is A-OK. So get those mammograms ladies. Its so important!!!

Wednesday, September 15, 2010

Making more washer necklaces for the craft fair in 2 weeks

I decided to make more Thanksgiving and Halloween necklaces so I worked on these today. One of my favorites is the pumpkin pie one :).

Tuesday, September 14, 2010

With October coming up, I am seeing lots more breast cancer items in stores

Yesterday I found these neat legal size envelopes at Walmart. I bought 2 boxes but might go back and get more. They have a breast cancer pink ribbon on the bottom right and then inside teeny tiny pink ribbons. They are perfect for my swaps when I mail them so I might as well stock up now. They look pink here but they are actually white.
It was almost 3 years that breast cancer took one of my bestest friends Robin. 3 years next week!! Its hard to believe!!

Friday, September 10, 2010

I made this purple card for Patty

who loves the color purple! Image by Mo's Digital Stamps (and I happen to love Mo!)

Wednesday, September 8, 2010

Christmas Tags

I am in a Christmas tag swap at my local stamp store and this is the tag I made. There are 15 of us in each group so I will get 15 different tags back in October. I can't wait to see the others.
Image by Memory Box
Scallop oval punch
Oval cut out using CM circle cutter
Paper pieced hat
Gold glitter on star of tree

What does one do when your cord on your washer necklace hides the face that's on it?

I glue on jewelry bails to the back. Cute huh???

Tuesday, September 7, 2010

Cherry on top award

My friend Chris surprised me with this Cherry on Top Award. Isn't she the best???? Thanks so much Chris!!!

Here's how it works:
1. Thank the person who gave it to you.
2. Copy the award to your blog.
3. List 3 things you like about yourself.
4. Post a picture that you love.
5. Tag 5 people you would like to give the award to.

The 3 things I like about myself:

1. I laugh ALOT!
2. I am a great mom to Emily and Nicholas.
3. I've been married to Charlie for 19 wonderful years.

I tag these 5 people: Kirsty Peggy Chelsea Christie Cindi

And I love this photo ....

Sunday, September 5, 2010

The second it turns cooler, I cook my Tortilla Soup

Its my absolute favorite of all the soups I make. Here is the recipe in case you would like to try it....

Tortilla Soup

3 boneless chicken breasts, cubed
2 1/2 cups water
1/2 onion, chopped
4 oz chopped green chilies
4 chicken bouillon cubes
1 can mexican stewed tomatoes
1 can peeled tomatoes
8 oz tomato sauce

Simmer on low for an hour. Serve with tortilla chips, shredded cheddar, sour cream and bacon bits. I have never used bacon bits but need to try it sometime.

This is just the best soup ever!!!

50 degrees in September?

Aaaah, it feels wonderful outside!! It was 50 degrees when I woke up this morning. I immediately made myself a cup of hot chocolate. The first of many more to come this season!! LOL I just wish it would stay this cool but I know its going back in the 90's this week. Oh well. It will be soon enough (that's what Charlie says, he hates cooler weather)

Saturday, September 4, 2010

Its always sad when a pet passes away.

This is for Katherine, Ricky, Josh and Amber. Their dog Holly had cancer and she had to be put to sleep yesterday. She was only 4 years old which is so young!! ((((hugs)))) go out to all of them during this very hard time.

Friday, September 3, 2010

I am getting ready for my first craft fair on Oct. 2nd

If you are local, you can find me at the Harrisburg United Methodist Church from 9-3 on Oct. 2nd. I am selling my washer necklaces for $5 each. I have made about 100 so far and I hear they are expecting about 600 people to come to it. Its their 20th year so I bet the same people come year after year. I have about 30 different ones. Do you like them? Do you think these are a good variety? I would love to hear what you think.

Thursday, September 2, 2010

Happy Birthday Nathan

My nephew Nathan turns 18 today. Seems like just yesterday he was born!!

Free blog candy at Yummy Creations!

Yummy Creations has some great blog candy. Check it out!!

Wednesday, September 1, 2010

Its been awhile since I submitted anything to be published

so I was surprised to get a free issue from Just Cards Holidays today!! You can find me on pages 93 and 104.