January 11, 2018

Middle of January

well is it now almost half way thru janurary.  another month that's flying by.  the weather has been full of everything.... sub-0 temps, snow, sleet and today - Jan. 11, 2018 we are to hit almost 60 degrees and rainy.  BUT ... as the day progresses it's supposed to drop fairly rapidly and by late afternoon whatever rain is falling down is supposed to turn to sleet.  we are under an ice advisory.  ALWAYS SOMETHING!!!

not much has been going on.  i'm a homebody and I like it like that.  still, puppy is NOT happy that she's not going for her daily car ride, but I do take her when the temps are above freezing.... and then it's usually just around the block to the mailbox.

I've been busy in my craft room creating.  my granddaughter gave me a scripture-of-the-day desk calendar and the pictures are stunning.  soooooooo, I've repurposed them.... and why not?  they came out really pretty.  what say you....




now... would you have just thrown these beauties out?

have a great rest of January and thanks so much for your visit!!!

January 02, 2018

January 2018

i hope you all had a fun filled, family filled, food filled new year.
my new year was the same as always.... in bed by 10 and wake up to a whole new year.
however, this year, we are in the deep freeze.  i mean DEEP freeze.  our high yesterday was 0 F.  right now, as i type the temp is -14 F.  the high today is supposed to be 2.  wind chills this afternoon are supposed to be in the -30s.  who even does that????  LOL. i have to go out in this.  UGH. at least the sun is expected to shine and i can open up the blinds.  doesn't make it seem as cold.  i may have to put heavier clothes ON MY LIST TO BUY because i sure don't have clothes THAT heavy to put on.  BUT (love those buts) i can layer.  i have thermal pants but no thermal shirt. 

poor puppy is sooooooo bored.  she misses her car ride.  she's very good about going out and being quick about it.  she loves that i throw a blanket on her when she comes in while i take off her booties.

i've been busy working on cards for the shops.  i do post daily in my FB group, so, if you're not a member and would like to be, please stop by and let me know. you can do that HERE.

i seriously doubt i'll be here often.  pretty much, the only reason i keep the blog is (1) for my friends who still find me here and (2) for challenges - should i play. 

sooooooo, i will see you all either on Bloglovin or FB.  have a fabulous january and a very blessed 2018. 

sparkle & shine.....

December 27, 2017

Happy New Year

christmas was fabulous.  i still have my cough and that's driving me crazy.  i'm beginning to think i'll have it until spring.  UGH.

no plans for new years.  i always say... it's the ONLY time i get to sleep a whole year!  and Prince Charming still never shows up!  what's wrong with that?  LOL

anyway, keeping busy and warm.  the temps have been well below 0F with wind chills well into the -20s.  needless to say, i don't leave the house.  puppy is quick with her outside doings and she's very good in letting me put her booties on.  maybe next year i'll get her a coat - tho i seriously doubt she'll wear it.  she's a shepherd with hair that is all over my house!  (insert lightbulb).... i can probably make her a coat with all the shedding she does!

anyway, just popping in to wish you all a very....


December 11, 2017

A Very Merry Christmas

what a busy, busy month!  and i'm not even hosting anything!!!!  go figure!

my stamp reorganizing is done.... again ....tho i'm sure i'll be doing it sometime in 2018.  don't i always?

my xmas cards are out - and there are none left in my stash!  how is that possible????  well, i'll tell you....  i've been asked by another local shop to sell them.  how blessed am i?

my xmas shopping is done.  fortunately i have a small family and i don't exchange with friends.  old people don't need anything but prayers for good health!

christmas parties and lots of food abound.  needless to say, the diet has flown the coop for the next 2 weeks.  can you guess my #1 resolution for the new year???  you got it!  there is no way i'm going to ever wear plus sizes again.  NO WAY!!!  so even tho the food is flowing, i'm still watching... and yes, i've put on about 6 lbs.  but hey!  they'll be gone for sure in a couple of weeks!  trust me on that one!

if you haven't yet joined my group over at Glitterbabe's Cards, please do so.  that is where i post and sell not only my cards, but other stuff..... at least that's my goal.

i'm not sure if i'll get back here before xmas. sooooooo, if i don't....  thank you so much for your support, your comments and the smiles you put on my face during the year.  i wish you and yours the merriest of christmas' and the most blessed of new year's!


December 03, 2017

Hello December

time sure flies. it is now december.  the weather has been gorgeous - in the 50s.  i'll take it.  however, it has given me one gosh-awful headcold!  this one is making my ears hurt.  the most annoying thing is that my right ear crackles every time i swallow.  drives me nuts.

despite it all, my xmas shopping is done!!!!  gosh i'm good - LOL.  truth is, i have VERY FEW to buy for.  i am blessed.

i've been, once again, cleaning out and reorganizing and cataloging my stamps.  yes!  i'm nuts and OCD about this.  it becomes a bigger project every time i decided to do this.  THIS MUST STOP!!!! lol.

i've also cleaned out my computer with crap too. boy! the stuff that accumulates in there!

i DO squeeze in some playtime in between my OCD stuff.....



i've been playing with flowers.  MOST of my stamps are florals.  i LOVE florals.  i have 2-1/2 photo boxes of JUST FLORAL stamps.  my next biggest amount of stamps is my christmas stamps.  i have 1-1/2 boxes of xmas stamps.  if i keep this up, i will need new shelving by march -- and there's no room to put it!  you see why i'm constantly "cleaning out". 

anyway....  i will be opening up a group on facebook where i will be selling my cards!!!  so, if you don't see me here, you can find me on FB.

hopefully, i'll get back here BEFORE xmas.

be well, be happy, be safe, be blessed and thanks so much for stopping by!

November 22, 2017

It's All Good

same old, same old. i did see a painting from a lady in one of the groups i belong to and just fell in love with it.  asked if i could CASE it and she said yes.  here's my version....


her's was done on a very light gray but i didn't have it
which is ok because i like the dark.  i hand-drew the glass and also added
the white dots.



this glass is NOT hand-drawn.  i found it googling wine glasses.
this is the inside of the card.
love how it turned out.

well my xmas stuff is up in the house - which is REALLY early for me.  i totally downsized.  no tree, no lights.  just a few table-top items and my mantle.  got rid of alot of stuff in the storage boxes so what i have up now will be what i will be doing (GOD willing).  the less, the better.  plus i can put the boxes on a shelf in the garage rather then up in the loft and then have to ask someone to get them down.

life is good.  i am blessed and thankful for EVERYTHING.

wishing you and yours...


November 12, 2017

Playing with dies

another challenge - and right up my CAS alley...  this is for ADDICTED TO CAS (which i am) - and the theme is BOWS....


Middle of January

well is it now almost half way thru janurary.  another month that's flying by.  the weather has been full of everything.... sub-0 temps,...