March 16, 2018

The Middle of March

well the Ides of March passed without incident.... or news for that matter.  not a mention of it did i see or hear anywhere. 

up to now, i've been busy.  my mojo has been great and my card stash is growing.

friends from church invited me and a friend to see the play CABARET.  it was AWESOME!!!!  been years since i've been to a play.  didn't realize how much i missed it.

i fell.  yep.  fell.  smack dab on my right hip - which is the hip i had replaced 21 yrs ago.  talk about scared!!!!  fortunately, i literally fell into GOD'S HANDS.  i did not dislocate anything (thank you LORD) and there was no outside bruising - until yesterday - which is a week from the actually fall.  there was no furniture in the way so i didn't hit anything.  i fell hard.  very hard and it really felt more like a 3rd degree burn.  as i live in a modular home, my floors are concrete.  i figured between the carpeting and my jeans, THAT'S what made it feel like i was burned.  there was no redness in the area either.  i was on a stepstool but was able to get down but lost my footing and went backwards.  things could have been much much worse.  so yeah, i'll say, "i fell into GOD's hand".

weather has been a mixed bag (isn't it always????) with a few spring-like days.  i'll take it!  at least it's been sunny.

anyway, i was in my room and thought i would play with my alocohol inks on a technique i learned years (many years) ago.  i thought it came out gorgeous.....

and was really easy too!!!

well, no much else going on.  quiet yet busy and i'm looking forward to spring - more sunshine!!!

happy st. pat's and happy rest of march.  thanks so much for your visit.  see you soon.

March 01, 2018

Happy March and Changes

hello and happy March.  time sure flies.

so, here's what's been going on....

i have thought about closing my blog, but then figured i'd keep it open just in case i want to play in some challenges.  soooooooo, if you don't see me here for awhile, it's because i'm not playing any challenges.  i will TRY to stop by every now and then just to say hi and see how you're all doing.  otherwise you can find me  and my cards at GB CARDS and on facebook.

i've been working my butt off making cards.  i average about a dozen cards a day.  how fun is that????  in my calculation it comes out to about 1200-1500 cards a year.  WOW!  but then... i need 60 for my church; 60 for one shop that i sell them in; 48 for the 2d shop i sell them in and, of course, for my own personal use and for friends and neighbors who buy them directly.  i call it MY SANITY!

so february went out like spring.  temps in the high 60s - no coat weather.  even puppy got to spend time outdoors.  she was definitely a happy camper! 
march has come in with wind and rain but mild temps in the 40s.

i actually got to open up the house for a few days and i de-winterized it.  meaning...  i put away all the winter decorations and brought out spring. 

i hope the change of seasons have been great for you.

sooooooooo, i'm wishing you a happy, healthy, safe and blessed March.  do come see me at the 2 links above.  otherwise, i will see you soon!

Hugs to all.

February 14, 2018

Working on Easter

well we got about 14 inches of snow.  i was house bound 3 full days.  finally got out and not only was it all beautiful and blinding, but it truly looked like a winter tundra!!!!  now things are starting to melt and the temps are supposed to rise to the mid-40s and low 50s with rain expected.  can we say FLOODING?????  oy vey.

i've been busy working on cards, none of which are valentines.  they don't do well for me in the stores AND i only send them to my grandkids.  soooooo, i decided to work on easter - as i need them for the church anyway.  here's one for ya....

this image came on a christmas card (imagine that!)
and i thought it would make the perfect easter card!
what say you?

back to the dolddrums.  enjoy the rest of feburary.  may you have love, happiness, fun and CHOCOLATE!

February 03, 2018

Happy February

once again, time has flown; but that's ok.  another day closer to spring - in my book!

absolutely nothing has been going on in my life.  i'm house-bound, but of my own choosing.  i hate the cold weather but i'll take it over snow, ice, sleet, rain any day! so i stay in and make cards.  i've been on a roll - making about a dozen cards a day.  i post them on my Glitterbabe FB page and sell them.  i get a few bites and they are doing fairly well in the shops i have them in.  i am blessed.

puppy is missing her car rides - the long ones - but it's been way too cold for that.  i do take her for a ride around the complex just to go to the mailbox.  she is sooooooo spoiled! 

anyway, here's a coupe of cards i've made for easter.....

this one i was just playing at 

this image is by stampin' up called INDESCRIBABLE GIFT.
i love this set and use it often.

well, that's it at this end.  hope your februray is full of love, happiness and CHOCOLATE!


January 23, 2018

End of January

and now we are about at the end of january.  yep.  it zoomed by.  time goes by faster and faster each year and i get older and older!  it pains me to admit it.... but.... my mother was right!  she warned me!  LOL

not much happening in my neck of the woods.  weather has been nice.  sunny days, some cold, some mild.  today is rainy and snowy but no accumulation expected.  i can only HOPE the rest of the winter will be this mild.  the very cold temps makes my bones ache - literally.  arthritis is NOT fun and can be very painful.  i banged my wrist earlier in the week and the cold temps are making it throb - painfully.  my meds don't work.  at least i don't think they do; but doc won't change them.  i love being OLD... lol.

my cards are doing well in the 2 shops i have them in, and sales are picking up from friends and neighbors.  more $$$ to spend on product!!!!

i keep busy in my craft room daily and have been on a roll (i should bite my tongue here).  i've been making about a dozen cards a day.  how fun.  here's one for ya...

this is a gorgeous set from FunStampersJourney.  it's called DAHLIA BURST.  you can find it here...  Dahlia Burst
you can purchase the stamp set alone or what we call "the bundle" which is the stamp set plus dies.  any questions, send me an email or message me on facebook.

well, it's been fun.  thanks for stopping by.  see you next month!

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.....

The Middle of March

well the Ides of March passed without incident.... or news for that matter.  not a mention of it did i see or hear anywhere.  up to now, i...