Sunday, August 31, 2014

Christmas Memories

Hi friends. When I let the dogs out yesterday there was a large, black snake climbing up the side of the rain gutter on our house.  One of the dogs went after it and knocked the snake down.  The snake slid right up our back steps and on to the porch.  Totally freaked me out.  I had never watched a snake go up stairs before. lol

With approximately 16 weeks left before Christmas, that means it's time for me to panic get serious about making Christmas cards.  On this card I used a digital image by Inger Harding.  I added some Crystal Lacquer to the window panes.  The flowers are from my stash and I adhered some flat back pearls to the centers.  The sentiment is computer generated.


Crafty Hazelnuts' Christmas Challenge - #192 People Matter

Lacy Sunshine Challenge - #41 Include a window

Scrapbook Blessings Club - #28 Anything Goes

Allsorts Challenge - #274 Early Christmas Makes

Crafty Hazelnut's Christmas Challenge Extra - Sept. 2014 Anything Goes

Word Art Wednesday - #147 Anything Goes


  • My husband and his mom sang as part of a trio at church this morning.  It was so beautiful to see them singing together for the first time. (This was his mom's first time singing in public.)
  • Extra family time tomorrow as hubby gets part of the day off for Labor Day.
  • Butterscotch hard candy to satisfy my sweet tooth occasionally. :)
Have a fabulous day!!!

Inky hugs!

Friday, August 29, 2014

When Life Hands You Lemons.....

Hi friends.  When life hands you lemons, throw them back and ask for chocolate!  That's great advice and also the sentiment in this card. :)

This card makes me smile.  I love these little mice.  They are a free digital image from Mary Ellen at Dearie Dolls Digi Stamps.  Be sure to check out the rest of her adorable digi stamps on her blog.  She's an incredibly generous lady and very gifted.  I love the places that her imagination takes her in her drawings. :)

I added glitter to the sugar cubes to make them look real and because it's fun to play with glitter. lol


C.R.A.F.T. - Animal/Pet

Crafty Little Fairies - Cute and Cuddly

Brown Sugar - #109 Anything Goes

Sister Act - #72 Anything Goes


  • My sister had her 2nd surgery in 4 months for the same problem and came through well.  Please pray for her a she heals.
  • The great things we accomplish when we work together as a family.  Not only do we get things done, but it's so sweet to work together.
  • A friend, who has been seriously ill, is doing much better.
  • My hubby found a new paper cutter for me at a thrift shop for $2.00!
Have a wonderful day!!!

Inky hugs!