Saturday, January 31, 2009


Another request for prayers, thoughts, or good vibes for my family. My great uncle who was like a grandfather to me and like a dad to my father passed away this morning in his sleep. My dad and him are lifelong farmers and farm several operations together. This came out of left field. He was 74 in great health and such a wonderful man. He served in the Navy aboard the USS Sellstrom. He and my great aunt Nancy are/were only 1 month away from celebrating their 50th wedding anniversary on March 1st. My little guy thought the world of him and just talked to him on the phone yesterday and told him he wanted to come play with his tractor. (Uncle Bob lets him play with a collectible tractor when he visits) I pray that the good Lord be with our family and comfort my dad, Aunt Nancy, and the rest of us during this time. Times like this make me realize my own mortality. When we leave this earth, we take nothing. I hope to leave memories for my family of good times, laughter, and love. God bless.

A Casual Discovery!

I discovered such a cute shop over at This is the "Everything Box" listed in her shop! She has several others as well! Head on on over her little corner of Etsy all the way from Texas! (As a note, she is a member of the February Embellishment Swap at 62cards. Can't wait to see what she sends! )

Friday, January 30, 2009

NEW Amy Butler Cuts!!

New cut outs from Amy Butler papers are in My Etsy Shop! My customers LOVE her designs, as do I!!!! Here are a few of the new items- scalloped rectangles and mini tags!

Thursday, January 29, 2009

Power outage.

News says the count without power is 600,000 across the state. Sure hope everyone stays safe.

Wednesday, January 28, 2009

New items and an Ice Storm. Grand!

Been busy doing lost of exciting new stuff, until yesterday. KY got a huge ice/snow storm. We have no power, but are safe, warm, and blessed down the road. Over 75,000 in the Louisville area without. My parents an hour and a half away are out as well. Dad has the generators all hooked up via tractors at the milk barn, yes, we have a dairy farm. Needless to say, ice, snow, hills in the country, milk tankers, broke fences, powerlines, and the water supply shut off makes for an interesting and tiring scence. Please send thoughts, pryaers, or good vibes, your choice, to my Dad. He is a hell of a man.

Here are a few pics of the new items.

Monday, January 26, 2009


I am participating in GiveAway Carnival Over at Add yourself as a follower of my blog and get an extra entry! Let me know you addded us in your comment post!!!

MY GIVEAWAY:- ANY 3 ITEMS FROM MY ETSY SHOP! I have lots of scrapbooking supplies, embellisments, card making items, etc. Take a look, leave a comment of your 3 picks, and wait to see if you win!!!!! I might just pick more than one! ENDS: February 1st at 12:00 am EST. I will notify the randomly picked winner(s) via email. If you comment w/o a blog, be sure to leave your email address.

We do a giveaway every month of lots of new stuff! Be sure and come back soon!
Looking for a scrapbook page swap or embellishment swap? Join us, for free of course, at Club62

Club62 Scrap Page & Embellishment Swap!

New things happening here! Introducing the Club62 Scrapbook Page and Embellishment Swap! Read al the details HERE and email me to join us! We already have participants from over 7 states! Share your talents, drive traffic to your store or website, gain follwers to your blog, or simply join in to get some great new pages, embellishments, and ideas!!!! From beginner to super scrapper, you are all welcome!!!

Saturday, January 24, 2009


January is coming to an end! Remember to leave your comments for a chance to win this month's giveaway!!! Lots of goodies!!

Thursday, January 22, 2009

Cruise Crazy!

Here are a few pics I wanted to share from vacation. Matthew was wonderful and the 13 of us who went had a blast together as we always do! More to come later!

Wednesday, January 21, 2009

Baby Shower Invites

I was asked by my Mother-In-Law to create inviations to a baby shower she is hosting later this month. Here is the finished product. Hope the gals in texas enjoyed them! Thanks to my friend KC who was kind enough to let me borrow her New Arrival Cricut cartridge. I don't have that one...yet. :)

Tuesday, January 20, 2009


New things happening around here! Yes, we are back from Vacation . All orders placed while I was gone have been shipped. I will post pics of vaycay later! For now, check out my new store at Artfire. Super excited. Only $7 a month and I can list unlimited items and no fees when I sell an item. BIG difference than Etsy. For example. Etsy bill last month- $42.40. If I had been with Artfire- $7, no matter what. Interested? Go HERE and sign up! I can earn points for those registering through me! I would appreciate the support! Nonetheless, I support any site that is trying to HELP crafters by keep fees low!!!
Good to be back- I miss the warm weather of the islands though!!!

Monday, January 12, 2009

Great sites!

Want some great craft ideas from a super crafty lady??? Check out Grace Violet!

I don't quilt. Wish I could, but I have never tried! Iknow one of my loyal readers, Lovie, does though. SO, for you quitlers, here is a site I found for quilting supplies! Wish Upon A Quilt! Enjoy!

And on a side note, Today we are at sea heading to Ocho Rios. This is my son's 1st cruise and I don't know who is more excited, him, us, or my parents and sister, who are all with us, along with some of their friends! Bon Voyage!

Sunday, January 11, 2009


Okay- So as I mentioned my family and I are on vacation in the Caribbean, so I have scheudled posts while we are gone to share with you more great sites, blogs, finds, etc. If I get a chance to post an active post while at sea, then I will! So, please be patient if you ask a question and it takes longer than normal to reply! All orders from MY SHOP will be shipped Tuesday, January 20th. I decided to leave the shop open while I was gone for those needing items, just be aware of the ship date please!!! Stay tuned for more great links!!!

Friday, January 9, 2009


Just wanted to say welcome to new visitors! Thanks for the comments! Please come back! Just to let you know, for every post comment you leave, your name is entered into my monthly giveaway! You can only have one entry per post, but you can comment every day and have 31 chances to win!!!!

Can you believe that Valentine's will be here before we know it! In college I decided that February 14th was Singles Awareness Day. If you were single in February, come the 14th you were VERY aware of it :) My sweetie, who I met in college, never let me forget I was loved, but I really think there should be a singles day! Enjoy these cute tags!

Thursday, January 8, 2009

And more pretty little things!

I will save you the details, as you can read them from yesterday's post! The only difference here is that these are four layer flowers instead of three and have a lavender and a coordinating paper. A neat look nonetheless! Enjoy!

Wednesday, January 7, 2009

Pretty little things!

Lately customers have been loving the embellishments and add ons I have been offering in my shop. When I see something is well received, it inspires me to make and offer more! I LOVE these cute new flower embellishments! I punched three different papers, a green/white dot, a pink, and a frosted yellow. When I put them together, I noticed basically elementary color combos! Yellow and pink make orange! Who knew that 1st grade class would come in handy at 27! lol. Thanks Mrs. Hatcher! The orange look really looks neat! These will more than likely be a hit with cardmakers and scrapbookers!

Tuesday, January 6, 2009

Tag it!

A new year means NEW items! I found these great Amy Butler buttons on CLEARANCE, (I know, right????!) I think they were making room for the new line coming soon. Anyways, I could see them as cute little tags and some paper, string, adhesive, and a punch or two later...WAHLAH!

Monday, January 5, 2009

Check Out these blogs!

I love finding new and exciting sites and blogs! SO, thought I would share a few of my discoveries with you today! Check them out!

Who doesn't love a giveaway???? So, follow Bloggy Giveaways for chances to win all kinds of stuff all the time! All you have to do is comment for a chance to win. (Same way to win as here!!!)

Diane over at Four Paws & Co. always has something creative to say and shares tons of pictures! Stop by and tell her hello!

Want good food and recipes on a budget? Try a bite from the crew at Prudence Penny Wise!

More to come tomorrow!

Sunday, January 4, 2009

Battle in the Bluegrass

Just so you know- I am a HUGE UK fan!  today, the country's #2 biggest rivalry as listed by ESPN- Kentucky vs. Louisville. So, in the spirit of the Big Blue- GO CATS! (Just for the record- we won the football game this year!)

Saturday, January 3, 2009

ANd the winner is......

So many great comments to read adn number! So, I decided to pick 2 winners for December Gift Bags! Congrats to LOVIE and ALLY! Please email me your shipping address to so I can get your goodies to you!! As for the others, PLEASE continue to post comments, link/follow to my blog, and spread the word! Thanks so much! January's giveaway is underway! As usual, leave a comment to be eligible and *new* link to my blog somewhere on your site! In a post, a sidebar, as a follower, etc. For every comment you will receive one chance to win (only one per blog entry). If you link to this blog, post about this blog, or become a follower, you will get another "ticket"! Thanks so much!!!!!

Thursday, January 1, 2009

Happy New Year's! NEW ITEMS!!!

Happy NEW YEAR!!!! Each year I say a pray that this one be even better than the one before. I got a major creative surge after the new year's kiss with the hubby. I ran upstairs to my craft area, sat down and for the past 2 hours have been working on my new luggage bag tags! I bought these adorable purse/bag sticker embellishments (Amy Butler for K & Company) not knowing what i was going to do. What I did know is that I would find SOMETHING to do with them. I just didn't know it would come to me at midnight on new years! :) So, here they are! No more ugly tags at the airport!!!! See MY SHOP for more!
Check back later today for the winner of the Dec. 2008 giveaway! Remember to keep the coments coming in January for your chances to win!

SPECIAL- The 1st sale of $10 or more in 2009 gets a FREE bag tag!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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