Saturday, January 29, 2011

Episode 196 ~ Valentine's Day Picture Frames

Happy Saturday Friends,
Thank you to each & everyone of you for all the love & well wishes for a speedy recovery. Once again, I really appreciate all the sweet messages! You are the best!!! Today I wanted to share with you some plain $1 picture frames that I got at Michael's & decorated as thank you gifts for my girlfriends who live nearby & helped me so much with dinners & taking my kids to basket ball & even staying at my house while I was in the hospital. I don't know what I would have done wothout them... thank God for wonderful friends in our lives.
I am planning on haveing a luncheon in their honor as my way of saying thankyou & having these frames at each place setting at the dining room table. I hope they like them...
I hope you all are having a relaxing weekend & getting lots of crafting done. Thank you for watching & I'll be back later to share the cards I will be making to go along with these frames.

Monday, January 24, 2011

Happy Monday Friends!

Hi Everyone,
  Thank you so much for all the kind well wishes! I really apprciate it & hope to be back at my craft table really soon. I was down there yesterday fro alittle while & made some really cute Valentine's Day Picture frames. i can't wait to show them to you...
  I am resting at home, but it looks like I will be heading back to John Hopkins Hospital again very soon. Today was a little rough & dehydration is always a concern. the good news is the medication is working & I have had a glass of flat 7UP & toast. Woo-hoo! Exciting isn't it???
  For this post, I wanted to feature another cute Valentine's day card ~ this was not a card I made personally, but a fellow S/Up! demo from my group back home in Illinois. Her name slips my mind at the moment & I am sorry I can't give credit where credit is due. When I do think of it, I will make a special point to recongize her. None the less, it's a really cute card to share!

Happy Huggs,

Thursday, January 20, 2011

Greetings from Baltimore,,,

Hi Friends,
  I am sorry I haven't posted anything all week, but I am in John Hopkins Hospital in Baltimore, MD. I have been here since Monday & they tell me I can go home tomorrow (Friday) after one more Nuclear Test. Yuck!!! I am in great hands & have two amazing teams of Doctors working diligently round the clock on my case. Some of you know that I have been sick for afew years & have ended up coming here looking for answers. I am confident they will figure out what is wrong & get me back to good health!
  Not being able to get home & be with my kids is driving me crazy, but I really miss not being able to paper craft too... so I will post a new video as soon as I am home & feeling up to it.
  Valentine's day is just around the corner & I have so many cute projects I want to do. Until then...

Sunday, January 16, 2011

Episode 195 ~ A Masculune Mini Albumn...

Happy Sunday my friends,
Just a quick video to share with today... It's football playoff's & I am a die-hard Chicago Bears Fan!!!
I wanted to share with you a mini albumn I made for a male friend of mine who is terminally ill with cancer. I made this album for him & just wanted to let him know I was thinking about him & I loved him. It's so hard to cope with these types of illness' when they strike & I pray for him & his family everyday. Now it is in God's hands & I know Keith will be alright.
Count your blessing of good health my friends, these awful things happen often when you least expect it. I know I am hugging my sweet little family tighter today...
I hope everyone of you is having a relaxing Sunday surrounded by family & freinds, or perhaps playing & creating in your craftroom/area. Yeah, for creative outlets!

Big Huggs,

Saturday, January 15, 2011

Stamped Valentine's Day Card

Happy Saturday Everyone,

I hope this wonderful Saturday finds you with coffee in hand & enjoying the "It's My Birthday" Blog Hop! I have so much fun checking out everyones awesome projects. Make sure to check them all out.
For my post today, I wanted to share with you a Valentine's day card I made using all Stampin' Up! products. This begins with using the Hearts & Swirls Large Background stamp ( which is unforunately retired ). But, this was a very quick card to make & I used my glitter & 3-way glue pen to follow the swirls. So, it's very *blingy* , love it! I punched the pink heart out after I stamped the image using my Heart punch as well. This is a pretty simple card, but very sparkely & bright.

Make it a great day friends...

Big Huggs,

Friday, January 14, 2011

Episode 194 ~ Gale's 2010 Favoirte Books!

Hi Everyone,
Happy Friday from chilly New Jersey! Today's videos is alittle different.. It's my Top 10 Favorite Books of 2010. I am a HUGE reader & Joy from JoysLife & I were talking about reading 100 books in 2011. I am totally up for that challenge! How about you? Are you an avid reader? If so, join us, perhaps we could start a blog "book club" together. I am in 2 book clubs here through mu church & also the Women's Club I am in, but I am always ending my day with my jammies, a candle & a good book! Aaaahhh ~ pure joy! Next to scrappin' & stampin' of course...
So, leave me comment if you are interested in reading together or if you have read any good books on your own. I would love to hear some of your favorites.
Happy Reading ,

Thursday, January 13, 2011

Happy Hearts Card Using Sizzix Die

Hi Everyone,
I hope you are having a wonderful Wednesday... I wanted to share this card that I made ( it's another re-post) using the darling Sizzix Heart & Key Die. I love how easily these dies cut through all kinds of paper, even thick DCWV paper.
Well, I am off to continue taking the last of the Christmas decorations down & putting up the Valentine's Day stuff. I will take a picture of my soooo cute Lollipop Tree. It's all decked out in hearts & pink!
Big Huggs,

Wednesday, January 12, 2011

Valentines Day Card

Hi Everyone,
Well, we sure got socked with a ton of snow last night, so the kiddies are home from school today! I have a large group of little boys sledding down the hill in the front of the house. I love days like this! In todays post, I am featuring  another Valentine's Day card using the "A Child's Year" cricut cartridge. I added some red stickles to just the bouquets of roses. Very sparkley, yippee!
I am taking aaaalllll the Christmas stuff down today & hoping to get down to my craftroom to make some cute Valentine's Day projects. Wish me luck!
Big Huggs from Snowy New Jersey,

Tuesday, January 11, 2011

Happy Tuesday Friends,
This is a re-post of a super cute Valentine's Day card I made last year. I don't know if you can tell from the picture, but I ran the white, top layer through my Swiss Dots Embossing folder. The adorable image is from the Cricut Cartridge "A Childs Year". One of my all time favorite cartridges! Alittle cute bow around the puppy dogs neck & presto - really simple & quick card.
I hope everyone is home safely if you live here on the eastcoast, we are bracing for another huge snowstorm. Yeah... that means carfty time!

Thursday, January 6, 2011

Video 4

Good morning crafty friends,
Friday is almost here... Today I wanted to share another picture frame that I made. I think I have picture frames on the brain, lol! I just can't stop making these things, but I have sadly run out of them. I will keep my eye out for another good deal on these & share with all of you if I find any.
As for today, I am staying home, doing my chores & hopefully get some much needed scrapbooking done.
Make it a great day!!!

Tuesday, January 4, 2011

Episode 192 ~ Wen Conditioning Shampoo & QVC

Hi crafty friends,
Okay... Since I recieved quite afew messages yesterday in my in-box about the Wen Conditioning Shampoo, I thought to save time that I would do a video for you to hopefully answer all of your questions.
I purchased a box that contained 6 different types & I ordered it from QVC (my favorite!). If you are interested in recieving one of the DVD's that came with it, I will be happy to send one to you. I only have four, so they will go to the first four people to request one.
You can private message me your address information & I will get them out to you right away.
Thanks for watching...
Having a great hair day!

Episode 191 ~ "Use It or Lose It" Altered Picture Frame

Hi Guys & Happy Tuesday!
  Can I just tell you all that I am completely addicted to altering these inexspensive picture frames! OMGosh, I can't stop myself... I think I need to get into a 12 Step Program! LOL! Seriously, these are so much fun to make & I wish I had more of these frames so I can keep going.
  Please share with me any frames you alter, I would love to see them. Now, I am off to my craftroom to see what else I can find to personalize.
  Make it a great day ,
Big Huggs

Monday, January 3, 2011

Episode 190 ~ 2010 Top 10 My Favorite Things!

Episode 190 ~ 2010 Top 10 My Favorite Things!

Hi Everyone,
  Today I wanted to play along with the sweet Carolanne from Logans Crafty Momma with her favorite things of 2010! What a fun idea & couldn't wait to share with you my favorite things. Not all of my things are craft related, but I had to include them on my list! This was alot of fun to do & I hope you guys will play along & post what your favorite things are of 2010. I would love to hear what's on your list...
  Thanks for stopping by & have a restful rest of your Monday night. I am off to make lunches for the morning...
Big Huggs,

Sunday, January 2, 2011

Episode 189 ~ "Use It or Lose It" # 5 Picture Frame

Happy Sunday Friends,
  I hope the morning has met you with a song in your heart ~ I am planning on heading out today for the first time in afew days. It's actually warm here in New Jersey, I am think we may get up into the 40's today!
  I wanted to share with you all a cute project I made using these inexspensive picture frames I found at Target last summer. I always like to have a little "stash" of stuff on hand... Altering just about anything if it stands still long enough, has become one of my favorite things to create. Add some bling & wa~la... you have an adorable gift to give to someone!
  Thanks for stopping by today & I pray you have a restful & peaceful rest of your day.
Big Huggs,

Saturday, January 1, 2011

Welcome 2011!!!

Happy New Year Crafty Friends,
I hope everyone had a safe & Happy New Years Eve! Thank you to all of you who have sent prayers & warm wishes for my speedy recovery. I am doing well today & resting comfortably surrounded by my family & loyal, furry 4-legged friends.
Here is a New Years card that I made & thought it might inspire some of you to share the good news of a New Year & all that goes with it!
I am super excited & gloriously looking forward to 2011 & sharing all my crafty ideas & projects. Here's to meeting lots of new friends!