I'm back!!

             Hi everyone!  I haven't been on my blog since 2012!  I can't believe it has been that long.   So many things have changed in those 9 years!!   I just retired on Jan. 28, 2021.  Now I hope to spend more time doing fun, relaxing things.  I thought the first thing would be to try to get my blog back. It doesn't look anything like it did, and I have to figure this out. I've tried for the longest time to get on it, and it would just keep coming up to a "widget" advertisement page. (??)             So, please wish me luck and visit often. 

Oldies But Goodies Blog Hop

I'm so glad to be participating in this months OBG hop!! I haven't made any cards for about 3 months!! Posting on my blog has been lacking too!! (P.S. I hate this new Blogger layout for posting!!)  Our blog hop showcases cards made with items that we have had "stashed" for at least 6 months. An "Oldie but goodie" that we've pulled out and blown off the dust to create something with it. I made 2 cards for the hop today!! I actually colored them about 3 months ago, but they have just been sitting around!  They are both Sassy Cheryl Birthday images. This is Birthday Balloon boy. Cardstock is Yoyo Yellow, dp is "Celebrations" bu the Paper Studio. I added 2 balloon brads and used Bakery Twine for the strings. Sentiment is a miscellaneous one, ink is Pacific Blue. I used the SU oval and scalloped oval punch and pierced it. It is colored with Copics.     This cutie is called "Cheesy Surprise Gift". Card stock is Green Gable, d
      Hi everyone,   I am fine... I have been very, very delinquent in card making and posting to my blog!! Ever since I got my Kindle, it seems all I have been doing is reading, reading and reading!!! It used to be one of my favorite things to do.   takes much less effort than card making!! ha ha... I do miss getting my creative juices flowing, however!!       Tomorrow, Saturday, I am going to visit Hunter! Haven't seen him since February!! Hopefully we will all get to see him in July and have a Birthday party for him. His Birthday was May 25. They went camping for the weekend, so we didn't get to see him.  My daughter is still proceeding with court to get him back!! It is such a long, hard road!!  But we have high hopes!!!    Sunday I am having a Bridal Shower for Cristine. The wedding is June 25 in the Virgin Islands!!  Not too far away!! Only 2 weeks.   Can't wait to share all of the pictures when we get back.    I have lost 37 pounds so far, since I started my we

Nurse Margaret and......

  Here is a new card....finally!!!!  It is Nurse Margaret, by Bug a Boo!!   I made her to send to the Staff that cared for me during my recent hospital stay. I hope they like it!! She is colored with Copics. The card stock is by Gina K, Pure Luxury Vibrant Violet & White. The dp is Bazzill, "Jaybird Street". I rounder all of the corner with my Creative Memories Corner Rounder (Did I ever say how much I love that tool? ha ha)  Then I added some stickles and some bling!!  Her hair and glasses are more purple looking IRL. is my new car!!! Just got it on Wednesday!!  My daughter, Jenn,  is a car sales person, and of course I bought it from her.  It is a 2011 Kia Optima LX.  I didn't really know I was looking for a car!!  The price was very right, and I knew that my car was going to be needing some major work soon, so I bit the bullet!!   Thanks for looking!!! Come back again, soon. Hopefully I won't stay away so long!!

Oldies But Goodies Blog Hop.....

                               Well, it's that time of the month again!!                The Design DIVAS Oldies But Goodies Blog Hop, that is!!   Our blog hop showcases cards made with items that we’ve had “stashed”.  An  “oldie but, goodie”  that we’ve pulled out and blown the dust off of to create something with it.      This card was actually made more than 6 months ago, so it is definitely an OBG!!!  Sorry, the picture isn't the greatest!!    The stamps are all  SU: Both Way Blossoms, Love ya Bunches and Itty Bitty Backgrounds. The Card stock is  from Papertrey,Aqua Mist,  which ws put through the Cuttlebug (Swiss Dots), SU Shimmery White and the dp is SU Everyday Blessings. It is colored with Prismacolor pencils .I used brads, ticket corner punch, SU Circle punch, Papertrey Ribbon and Stickles.             This is one of my favorite cards!!!!      Well, I hope you enjoyed your visit.   Now it is time to visit  Mary at Mary's Impressions.     You

Finally, 2 cards!!

          Finally, I've gotten 2 more cards done!!  I'm feeling a lot better this week!!  My pain is gone!! Woo hoo!!! This first card is that cute little boy again!!  Sassy Cheryl's, "Thank God For Summer.!"           Card stock is Night of Navy, Gina K Pure Luxury White, Bazill Basics "Jaybird Street."  He is colored with Copics, Corners are rounded with Creative Memories Corner Rounder. (I just love that tool!!)   I never know what to do with masculine/boy cards, so I added some ribbon to the side.  I shaded with Pebbles Chalk.        This next cute is another Sassy Cheryl's, "Birthday Balloon Girl" .  Card stock is Pink Passion and YoYo Yellow. DP is a Martha Stewart paper. I used the CM corner rounder again. Sentiment is SU Spring Pictogram. I used the SU Oval and Scallop Oval punches which I pierced and added some coordinating ribbons.                                 What a cutie!!!    Well, I hope you enjoyed my 2

Hi everyone....

Hi there!! I know I've been missing for awhile.... I've been here, just not in the mood for blogging.  I still have a lot of pain if I sit up for too long. I had a CT scan yesterday, and it showed no hernia or infection in my abdomen, so I guess it's just post op pain that is staying with me longer than normal.  Just my luck!!!  I have to go back to work tomorrow, too!  Wish me luck.  I have to sit for 10 hours, so we will see how that goes!!    I did color all of those images last week....     I did get 3 made up, here is one....    This cutie is "Buttercup Suzie", by Sassy Cheryl's.  I originally made her for a challenge with "Buttons & Bows" but, didn't get it done in time. Card stock is Elegant Eggplant, DP is DCWV Pocket Full of Posies, Gina K Pure Luxury White. Colored with Copics, added buttons and twine. The sentiment is an SU set, but do not recall the name. It is stamped in Vibrant Violet. (By my blogger friend, Cindy G)  Al