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Thursday, August 30, 2012

New Meljen's Challenge!

Sooooo, today is Thursday. I am supposed to have a new card for you to go with our new challenge at
Meljen's Designs, but I don't. I started a full time job last week a day after my "baby" left the nest for college. It has thrown me for a loop...but a good loop!!! I promise to play along with you if you promise to play along in this week's challenge. Deal? Deal!!! LOL The theme this week is very easy...
Anything Goes!!!!

I will try to get my card posted ASAP!!!!!

Thank you......have a blessed Thursday!!!!

Sunday, August 19, 2012

Prayers for Cindy

Good Sunday to you. Today I'm asking my readers for a favor. Please pray for Cindy, she has been struck by that awful thing we call cancer. I don't personally know Cindy, but I do know God and I know HE can make miracles. I also believe in the Power of Prayer. So this is why I am sharing this with you!
You can read her story here:

Prayers for Cindy


Cindy is in critical condition. It's hour by hour. Please share and pray for her. via Funky Junk Interiors

Thank you. Have a blessed Sunday!

Saturday, August 18, 2012

She's leaving for college!

Well, just 2 more days before I drop our "baby" off at college! It's a bitter sweet moment for me! I am so sad about not having her home. No more friday night football (I loved watching her cheer), sharing nail polish, watching her bake. But I am excited about the new chapter in her life as a Texas Aggie!

We went shopping yesterday for those "college neccesseties", on the list was bath towels. She bought 4 bath towels in cute, bright colors. I suggested we personalize them in some way just in case any of her room mates bought the same colors.

Here's what we did. She found a "K" font that she liked and printed out in a pretty big size. Not sure what size she used, but you get the idea.
Then we ironed on some Heat Bond Lite to some fabric scraps she chose to go with her towels.

We ironed the "K" onto the towels and then I machine stitched them on to make the washable.

Pretty cute, huh?

Sorry about the "off" colors..my photos aren't as good as they should be. The pinkish towel is actually a pretty fuschia and the blue is a torquoise.

I was thinking as I was stitching these on...when she was going into PreK I would write her name on everything! And now, as she enters college, I'm still personalizing her stuff! LOL

These were fun and I'm sure she will enjoy using them and remembering the day we put them together!

I'm gonna miss you my Lil' Aggie, but I'm so proud of you and the adventures that lie ahead of you!

Thanks for visiting. Have a wonderful Saturday!



Thursday, August 16, 2012

Fluttering by to say Hello!

Happy Thursday to you! This summer has been so hot! Our average hi is 102, so how do I spend my days? Inside. I thank God for air conditioning! Without it, I'd be miserable!
I've got a new Meljen's Designs challenge for you! #123 is all about Ribbon! We want to see Ribbon on your project!


Digi Image---Meljen's Designs, Sentiment-Create with TLC, Patterned Paper (scraps) The Paper Studio, Blank Cards-Studio G, Misc-Chalks and Stickles

I hope you will get to play along with our "Tie a Ribbon" challenge. This one was lots of fun because I LOVE ribbon!!

Have a wonderful Thursday!

Monday, August 13, 2012

Happy 21st Bday!

Good Monday to you! Hope your weekend was a wonderful one!
Today I'm sharing my 1st Saturated Canary card. I just love these images and couldn't wait to color one up!!!
Today my son's girlfriend is celebrating her 21st Bday, so I wanted to make her an extra special card!
Oh to be that young again!

Digi Image: Saturated Canary, Sentiment-Microsoft Word, Patterned Papers: The Paper Studio,
21 Bling-The Paper Studio, Stickles-Studio G, Border Punch-Martha Stewart, Misc-Ribbon
Linking to these challenges:
Also...there is a great giveaway going on at

 
 Stop by for a chance to win!!!

Thanks for stopping by today! Have a wonderful Monday!!!

Friday, August 10, 2012

Quick Teacher's Gifts

Really these could be a quick gift for anyone! I kept one for myself! Hope your Friday is going well. I have spent most of my day cleaning, but every once in a while I get the urge to do some crafting.

Sometimes I need some "instant gratification"....this project was perfect for that!

I found this pack of notepads at WalMart. It had 4 for just under a dollar. The box of golf pencils were found at Goodwill ($2 for about 150), and I had the ponytail ties ($1).
I also went thru my stash of scrapbooking stuff and just grabbed some embellishments.
And this is what I made:


I used XL brads, chipboard, felt flowers, etc.

Linking this to:
Okay...now back to house cleaning!! Have a wonderful weekend!





Monday, August 06, 2012

Fun Finds at Goodwill!

Happy Monday to all of you! I had a super fun weekend in Austin. I had a wonderful time visiting my college son, sight seeing, eating good food...and shopping at a wonderful Goodwill!!

I have recently gotten interested in Smash books...I haven't started one yet...but I am collecting goodies so when I do start! LOL

I have seen the new Martha Stewart binders from Staples, but I live an hour from the nearest one and haven't gotten in there, so I was thrilled to find this one at Goodwill, brand new for $3.

A swinger stapler w/ staples (.99), works great!
A box of 144 golf pencils (1.99), for cute little notebooks!
A new RingDex  w/ over 100 index cards (.99) for a cute mini Smash book!
A new 8.5x5 binder ($3) great for a day planner!
A "I love My Dog" pocket scrapbook (.99)!
And look at these beauties!!!

a beautiful glass jar for storage (1.99)
and a Vera Bradley business card holder (.99)

I knew nothing about the little grater until I googled it! Wow!!! What a bargain! These retail for about $30! And I found a Vera Bradley wallet like this one on Ebay for $16. So I think I got some pretty good deals!!!

I found many more items, but these were the "buys" that excited me!!! LOL

Thanks for visiting! Have a wonderful Monday!



Thursday, August 02, 2012

Happy Birthday!

and Happy Thursday to you! Today is THE day for a new challenge at Meljen's Designs, the theme for Challenge #121 is Happy Birthday!!!


Card Details: Digi Image-Meljen's Designs, Patterned Papers-The Paper Studio, Border Punch-Martha Stewat, Stickles-Studio G, Misc.-Glitter Button and white twine (WalMart)

I hope you will get to play along with us this week! I prefer to be inside making cards rather then be outside in our sweltering, Texas heat!!!!


Linking this to:
Sassy Cheryl's Show Me #85


Have a great day!