Friday, July 29, 2016

July 2016 Happenings

We  are just a little less than two weeks from starting school.  There is still so much to get done, but I think I may have the problem worked out to getting some promised pictures posted!

I will save family happenings for another time, but wanted to share some cards!

I think I may have shared this one of Son #7 birthday.
Grandson E recently had a fish that died.  He
was a little upset, so I made him a sympathy card.
I love this jars set!!!!  One of my favorites!

This card was made for a man who is in a nursing home.
This card and the one below were an idea that
I had seen on a blog header.  I knew I did not
have the set, so I went searching through retired
sets to create one that was similar.

This was for a friend at church.
This uses a new set from Stampin' Up! in the new
catalog. The sentiment is a retired hostess set.
 I used it for my card ministry this month.
I thought it was fitting for the season. 
Father's Day Card.  The boots and hat are
a retired set, but one of my favorites.
I did these two cards for some college kids from church.
I actually made two of each.  Two are at serving at camps
and two are working at the college they will be attending this fall.
I have a few pictures on my phone but I still am having trouble getting them to download to the computer.  Only a handful have downloaded and my cards are not on them! :(

Wednesday, July 13, 2016


Well, my intentions were to post some pictures of some cards I have recently made and a couple of crochet projects that Daughter #6 and I have been working on.  However....I can NOT figure out the new windows!!!  All of the computers have updated to the newest windows except my original Dell that I got in 2007.  By far that has been my favorite computer except it is so slow!  Probably eaten up on the inside with a bug or something!  Even though there are a couple of keys missing, I know the keyboard, the feel of the keys, and where to find things!!

Life on the homestead is good.  Family home from camp; laundry, suitcases are all put away; attitudes are back to normal...meaning they finally got caught up on sleep!  That took a few days!  Our garden is growing.  I have enjoyed making homemade basil pesto!  Its hot, but not unbearable.  Family is loving the homemade yogurt.  I need to get back to making my granola.  Kiddos learned how an auction works.  They even got a few things they were bidding on!  Our new drivers are doing well.  New found freedom for both them and me!  I must say, it is nice not having to play taxi!

Well I guess this chit-chat is not getting pictures off my camera card, nor is it getting anything else done!  Maybe I will try putting the pictures on my external storage and upload them that way...maybe...or just get one of the kiddos to figure this new system out for me!

Hopefully I will be back later with pictures!!!! (I tired uploading pictures with my phone...yeah, for a smart phone you need a smart operator....that is NOT me!)

Tuesday, June 21, 2016

Life on the Homestead

Life is keeping us busy.  We have had grans over, a couple family dinners, running teens to friends homes or a church activity. We are helping out a family friend who fell and broke a wrist. Now summer is in full swing and warm and humid!  The air conditioner has been doing its best to keep the home comfortable.

Next week our school age kiddos will be leaving for church camp.   That leaves us with the three adult children who still live at home.  This will be a first for us!

This week we have welcomed two, new to us, vehicles and next week two new licensed drivers....

Well.....I have been trying to get some pictures to upload but am not succeeding! Eeerrrrrr!  I will try again later, when I am not so frustrated!  I will try to keep calm and carry on! ;)

Sunday, May 15, 2016

Just a quick post to show a card I created.  I have not had much inspiration floating out of my head lately.  Actually, creating ANYTHING had been a major challenge.

I made this card for a friend I have not seen at church recently.  It combines retired and current SU products.  It felt good to put the old gray matter to some creative use!

Saturday, April 23, 2016

Hello Again!

I tell you, life is so busy!  We have had revival at church for the last six evenings and the church 60th anniversary.  School is finally down to the last 7 days of instruction and 3 test days!!  I don't know if I should jump for joy, let out a big sigh, or cry.  Cry????  Yes, cry.  I like things to stay the same.  I am the one who cries as an old year passes and a new one comes in.  Cry when someone in the family has a birthday.  Oh well.....

Yay!!!!  Pictures to share of cards!!!!!!!  I had these on my phone.  I am not a "techy" person.  So getting these here has been a major accomplishment!

This one is using a retired set from SU!   I love this set!  Daughter-in-love #2 asked if I would make her a card for  her a card for a baby shower.

This card was created using the new Numbers of Years and Large Numbers Framelits Dies from SU.  As soon as I saw this set in the catalog I knew I had to have it! The front of this is a CASE from Pinterest.   I created this card for a friend who will not recognize her age! :)  Mean, I know!  She has been 29 for.........

....TWENTY-FIVE YEARS!  I really thought I should have bought her some silver instead of making a card.  I love the Timeless Textures set from SU.  I tried so hard to ignore it, but once I used it in Club I knew it would become a favorite....along with all my other favorites! :)

My Brother-in-love had a minor knee surgery.  So I grabbed my Gorgeous  Grunge set and this cute set from SAB.  This chick was also cute on Easter bags for the family!!

My pastor's wife had a hip replacement.  This was one of the cards I sent to her during her recuperation time. (Patty Bennett has a card similar to this on her blog.)   I sat on the fence with this set.  This was made using the Cups & Kettle Framlits from SU.  The stamp set that goes with this has become one of my "loves".

Ahhh......Son #2 just turned 30 this month.  I saw this idea on Pinterest.  Thought it was a great guy card!

Granddaughter A just turned eight!  I love the retired lined note book paper stamp.  I do not use it as often as I should.  The cupcakes make me hungry!!! 
Daughter #7 bought a Beta Fish.  His name is Prickly, because when his fins are fanned out the look like sharp barbs.  We tease her and tell her Tarter Sauce would be a good name!!!!!
Today we will celebrate Grandson K's birthday.  He is three!!!!  I borrowed this set, but think I will have to buy it!  The black dinosaur was stamped on Shrinky Dink.  Remember that!  Fun stuff!!!!!!  Any, I need to add a sentiment!
 (all the cards above were made this month!)
Thanks for being patient with my blog!  I will try to do better and get caught up with pictures!