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Sunday, December 25, 2016



Son #7, Son #6, Momma, Hubby, Son #5
Daughter #7, Daughter #4, Daughter #5, Daughter #3, Daughter #6

Monday, December 12, 2016

Hello Again!

Ha!  Just finished a card and had a few moments to share it with you!  I have a friend at church who was having a knee replacement surgery today.  Very sweet lady!  She taught my two oldest boys in the second grade when they were in the Christian school many years ago!  (today they are 30 and 31!)  Anyway, I wanted to get a card off the her.

Using Pinterest, I CASE-d this from a card that Lisa Young, Add Ink and Stamp, created using the set from  Sale-A-Bration 2015 called Honeycomb Happiness.  Love the chick!  You can make it almost any baby bird!  I used my Aqua Painter and ink pad to water color the images.  I was out of the water color paper that Stampin' Up! carries so I used what I had on hand.  Not so thrilled with the paper.  I layered it on black and my base is retired cardstock with confetti sprinkles.

This is Daughter #7.  She was studying for a history quiz for tomorrow, but took a second out of her precious study time to pose for a picture!

Hello December!

They say that time flies when your having fun.  While that may be true, I have noticed that time flies even if you are not having fun.  Maybe it is old age....errr....getting older.  In two short months I will be fifty-three!  I do not think that is old, just getting older!

This month seems to be moving along a bit too quickly for me.  Maybe it is because of the amount of things I need to accomplish in so little of a time.  For instance, the family has been wanting to put up the Christmas tree since Thanksgiving.  It just got put up on Friday, the ninth.  Not only was it late getting up, but it is not our usual 7 foot tree.  This year we have a 4 foot tree up on a table.  It has been renamed from our Christmas tree to our "Humble Tree".  Humble indeed.  The base is missing.  Son #4 and I had to create a base for it.  It was firm until the ornaments started going if you tilt your head to the left it looks like you are tilting your head to the left to look at a leaning tree.  It does not hold all our ornaments.  Think this.....8 children still living at home, the oldest is 21 ornaments; the youngest will be 12 in a 12 ornaments.  Now in between 12 and 21 fall the ages of 13, 15, 16, 18, 18, and 20, not counting the ornaments Hubby and I have collected in 33 years of marriage.  We added an overstuffed chair to our family room.  It is suppose to be coming up to our dining/sitting area.  I have not had time to rearrange things to bring it up, so this is the reason the 7 foot tree has not been put up.  So, "Humble Tree" remains.  It still looks nice and has been straightened, but humbly it remains.

I have been doing a couple of crafty things.  Like always, I made something and sent it off in the mail to Georgia for Daughter #2 BEFORE taking a picture of it!!!!!  But here is a of a gift for a dear friends birthday.  Of course I did not edit my picture!  Tilt your head to the left!*smile*  (of course my pictures are not going where I want them....seriously, they were in a particular order.)

For D #2
My baby sister worked on this almost ENTIRELY by
herself.  She loves cats and thought a snow cat would
be cute on her porch.
LOVE the die cut for this card!  This was for
S #4's girlfriend. 
I made 50 of these for my card ministry. 
I made this shaker card for my secret sister
at church. 
D #4
S #6
This is the gift for my dear friend.  It keeps getting moved down
the line. :(
This was for my aunt's birthday.
Hubby's birthday card
 That is the end of the creative side of me for now!  Seriously, I need to figure out this blogging thing.  :)

*all stamped/die cut images are copyright of Stampin' Up!  Weathered wood paper from Hobby Lobby, glittered paper in snow shaker jar from Joanne Fabric.

Friday, November 18, 2016

November 2016

Well, the past couple months have brought many things.  Son #5 turned 20 in October.  The twins, Son #6 and Daughter #4, turned 18 this month and hubby turned 60!  In October we sat through tournaments in soccer and volleyball.  Our boys varsity soccer team did not make it to the final game.  But they gave the number one team a run for their money.  Our girls varsity volleyball team are state champs!  They fought hard and it paid off!  I will try to upload some pictures of my sport players another day.  I have to figure out uploading/downloading my pictures from my phone to the computer. 

{while trying to add birthday pictures they ended up in different places!  I so need to take a class on blogging!( for many reasons! )  bear with me for the order in how they appear!}

On a sad note, Daughter #2 moved to Georgia yesterday.  It was one she had been thinking on since August.  I was not surprised when she came home on Wednesday, the 16th, and said she was moving, but it was a shock that she was pulling out the next day.  She will be missed greatly.  But each child must spread their wings and fly.
Son #7 turned 13 in February 
Just wish it was not so far away. 
Daughter #2 turned 24 in September
May not be the most flattering pictures, but this pose goes
back to a joke and she knows it makes me smile!
Son #5 celebrating birthday #20
Son #6 and Daughter #5 turn 18!!!!

Daughter #3 turned 21 in March.  (almost did not post this picture,
because she is no longer dating this young man.)

I have been busy with making a few cards.  As usual, some were mailed before I remembered to get a picture!  Usually those are the ones being popped into the mail.!

This was for a friend that was turning
an age somewhere between 53 to 56.  I know
how old he is, but for some reason
he tries to pretend he can't remember
his age!

This was for a dear friend I have not seen for
almost two years.  She is such a sweet heart!  I miss
her so much.

Birthday card for Son #6

Birthday card for Daughter #4
(she loves sea turtles)

Birthday card/box for Son #6.
This was not difficult to make, but
I forgot that I needed to write him
a birthday message!  So I made a quick tag to
attach to the "balloons".

I will try to do better at posting and picture taking.  All card were created using Stampin' Up! products-retired and current.  Some projects were ones I learned in club or an idea I had seen but used it as a jump for my own card.