Wednesday, May 19, 2010


I was in a crafting mood today, so I ventured over to the MojoMonday page and did challenge 139, found here:

I used certain celery as my base, then matted my dp using Pink Pirouette. my back dsp is Bella Blue for SU, and the other dp is from SU's Valentines package from a few years back.

I added certain celery ribbon and pretty in pink ribbon.

I matted my image and the decorative piece with certain celery. the decorative piece is Kraft and I used a white gel pen and did faux stitching. I ran a piece of white thru my cb using SU dots ef.

My butterfly is done in pretty in pink and regal rose, cut out and popped up using foam dots.



I made this for Pricilla's midnight madness challenge, found here:

I used the blue from the SU "in colors" from last year. Then I used SU dsp. I added blue ribbon that I found at Michaels in the $1.00 bin. I added primas to the bottom with big pink brads in the center.

The top primas are pink with white brads in the center.

The main image is pixie pink and pink passion markers, cut out and popped up. I layered it on certain celery, ran it thru the cb using SU's dots embossing folder, then matted it with pink passion.


Tuesday, May 18, 2010


Hello again.

Today, against better judgement, I made a card for the color challenge over at splitcoast stampers. They wanted dusty durango, so saffron and rich razzleberry to be used. This is the card I created for the challenge.
The reason I say it was against better judgement is because when I went walking today, holding the umbrella of all things just aggrivated my arms to no end. My left arm has always been the better of the two, but even this arm, holding it in a still position holding an umbrella for 15-20 or 30 minutes at a time, took it's toll on me.
I know alot people think I complain too much about it, but you know, you have 4 surgeries between two arms and tell me how you feel. They hurt every day, some days are worse than others. I am still waiting for my fifth surgery, hopefully the last. It is not a picnic. That is for sure.
But recently events have happened to me, where I am trying not to focus on the pain so much, and focus on things that will better my life, my health. I have been walking for 4 weeks now, and it really has boosted my self-esteem. I really hit bottom, and now, I am picking myself up and moving forward. I'm finally out of the depression that has plagued me for so many years. Bad marraige and bad health just made it unbearable. But the marriage is over (good for me), and my health is better, nearing the end of this long road of endless surgeries of my arms, so now, positive thinking.
Life is too short not to live it to it's fullest. I realize it now. It has been a rocky road over the past several years, but now my life is finally turning a corner, and only better and brighter things I see for my future.
Have a wonderful day, and God Bless

Wednesday, May 12, 2010


I made this for Precilla's midnight madness challenge.

I used kiwi kiss as my base, then layered it with pretty-in-pink. I used SU dsp.

I stamped my inspired by nature image using certain celery for the reeds, then old olive, pretty in pink and regal rose for theflowers.

I had this pretty ribbon that looked like regal rose, so I cut it and mounted it on pretty in pink.

The butterflies are regal rose and attached with glue dots.


Wednesday, May 5, 2010

New life

As I wonder down yander way,

I look down and say hey,

Life is good

Life is grand

Let's live our lives hand in hand.

Little poem came to my head so thought I'd share it.

Anyway, I've been given a new lease on life. I had had a tough road over the past few years. I was in a failing marriage, and had 4 surgeries to date between both of my arms. I hit the lowest of the lows. I thought I would never get out. But the one thing that kept me going was "faith". I always had faith in God. Even though I got away from going to church, and even reading the bible, I still believed in God, and when it really got bad, I always looked to Him.

Now, my life seems to be heading in the right direction. I'm finally out of that slump. I am starting to feel good about myself again. I AM living life again! I'm not hiding under the rock of circumstances that wanted to keep me down. I am living, and I am loving life again! What a joy!

I started exercising. I do a 4 mile walk every day. I just bought new sneakers too because the other ones are shot. I'm feeling good about myself, and I am truly happy in my heart. I haven't been happy like this in probably 14 years! Granted, you have the happiness of God in your heart, but I feel happiness for me. I finally feel good about myself. I'm tackling the weight that has been holding me back for years. When I got sick, I gained 50 pounds from the medication. I AM going to loose that weight. I have goals set for myself now. Wow, goals! Who would have thought that goals could bring so much joy to someone.

When talking to my lawyer yesterday, he said to me " you've been through a lot, you are very lucky to come out from the bad days, because so many of his clients never do". 14 years in a bad marriage, 4 years of living with pain from my arms, 4 surgeries, that is a lot. Thank God, I have God! I never would have made it without HIM!

So now, as I walk my 4 miles a day, I dream of brighter days, and hope for my future. I am dreaming again, and planning for wonderful things. I think I might go back to school again, this time for either phsychology, or sociology, or both! Life is good! I know I have only brighter days ahead of me.

I made this card for mothers day for my mom. I got a chance to talk to her last night. She is very happy that I am on the right path now. She did say to me, she was surprised at how positive I was during such a bad time. Because when I talk to mom, I laugh, and try to be the happiest I can be for her, cuz she is my mom, and I love her. But she agreed, I have not been dealt very good cards over recent years.

Here is the card I made for her:
I used mellow moss as the base of the card, I used barely banana on the inside and stamped my sentiment and a pretty flower.
I used melon mambo for the mats with barely banana, pink pirouette and white for the design. I used 2006 SU dsp. I used green galore and melon mambo for the hummingbird and cut him out and popped him up using pop dots.
I stamped the flower in black, and colored it using various pinks and green galore, and finished it with a ribbon.
I hope my mom likes her mothers day card.
Have a great day, God bless, and live each moment to the fullest. Life is too short not to appreciate all the beauty it has to offer.