Thursday, October 31, 2013

Birthday cards

I used that same chalking technique from the butterfly tag on these birthday cards. It is the same Darice embossing folder, but I used the whole folder this time. On the tag, I could only use a small portion of it.

Shading with chalk

I participated in a tag swap. Theme was Autumn/Thanksgiving.

I choose a butterfly embossing folder by Darice that I used white cored DCWV cardstock. I sanded it to make the higher images pop. I chalked with a darker autumn colored orange. Then, shaded with gray chalk over the butterflies and dots. I used the SU! butterfly punch and adhered it with pop dots to make it look 3D on the tag.

I finished the butterfly with Stickles and more chalk. I stamped the sentiment ( The Angel Company ).

I embellished the tag with ribbons from American Crafts and CTMH.

I made more Halloween cards on Monday.....

I mailed out my Halloween cards. Not as many cards as I wanted to though.... :(

Fall decoration idea....

Another idea for Halloween, but you can use this for Thanksgiving and for Fall decorations.

Halloween decoration idea....

Great Halloween idea......

At least maybe for next year. Look for all of the markdowns with getting rid of the Halloween decorations in the stores.

Wednesday, October 23, 2013


It is getting cold this week. You could see your breath on Monday morning. Tonight we get our first frost warning. It think Fall is finally here.

Fall is slowly coming to NC......

Fall colors from my workplace's breakroom on Tuesday.......

Friday, October 18, 2013

Amy Joy Donuts

On Facebook, I am a member of a group of  " You know you grew up Essex, Maryland, if..... ". I ran across this photo on the site. I remember going to this place to get donuts before church for breakfast or for a Saturday treat. They had the best pink frosted donuts.


I have to add this photo to my Book of Me scrapbook.


I captured this shot right before I went into my work building on Thursday. No filters. Love all of the colors. It has been so dreary the last few weeks. Glad the sun finally came out. :)


Some decorations at my workplace. With this new phone app ( retro camera ), it really makes them look eery. :)

The bats are made out of old xray film. ( I am xray tech. )

Tuesday, October 15, 2013

More Halloween cards

Halloween cards

Two cards I made Sunday afternoon....

Spider and Cat punches are  $1 punches I found at Michaels!!

Breast Cancer Awareness

I picked up an applique that you are suppose to sew a shirt or top at Jo-Ann's on Sunday. I decided to wear it on my name tag for October.

My best friend is a survivor of breast cancer ( Stage 3 ). She was diagnosed in 2008.

Fall photos from my office building....

The sky was overcast and dreary out. The trees are slowly turning their leaves here in NC.

Sunday, October 13, 2013

Run, Joseph, Run....

 Joseph really enjoyed Spring Track this past year. Each event he ran in, his time improved. We hope that he can participate in track this Spring with his school course load.

Joseph then and now

Joseph on 1st day of 11th grade of school 2013

Joseph on 1st day of kindergarten 2002
We have always take the " first day of school photo " in front of the fireplace. As you can see, you can tell how much Joseph has grown!

My hubby working with the Pazzles Creative Cutter

We have had the Pazzles Creative Cutter since 2008 or so. I can never get the hang it. My hubby has "played" with it more than I have. He decided to see if he could use a pen with it. I vaguely remember reading you could use a pen with it. Don got it to "write" and "draw".

He later also got the Pazzles to cut these images out, too, after he "drew" them. :)

I found one of my first cards I made.....

I have come a long way...........

I did all of the chalking. I hand drew in the crosses and  wrote the sentiment.

{ Easter 2005 }

Tuesday, October 8, 2013

Homemade tortillas

We made our own tortilla dough Friday night. It was fairly easy. Tasted good, too!

I survived one of my summer classes. I forgot that summer classes are compressed studies. Three and half months of study comp...