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I would classify myself as an artist. It took me a while to finally accept that monicker, but that's what I am; AN ARTIST!!! I have a wonderful hubs that supports my "talents" in most all avenues, except maybe when the credit card bill comes in the mail...LOL And I have 4 great kids and 5 beautiful grandchildren that I love to pieces. Come on by and sit a spell and "STAMP 'TIL YA CRAMP!!! & "CROP 'TIL YA DROP!!!"

Sunday, December 28, 2008

Busy, busy, busy....

I laid tile in one bathroom, while Jeff finished the touching up the painting in the other bathroom...
Tomorrow, whewwwww, painting the kitchen, grouting the tile, resetting toilet, etc...

I told Jeff that I need a vacation from his vacation. LOL

I will post pictures later of the progress and hopefully I will get to stamp again soon, until then...
Check out this wonderful blogger who is giving away some great gifties.... just follow directions to get a chance to win....
and don't forget to check out the rest of her blog....lots of cute stuff!!! Good Luck everyone, me included.....

Saturday, December 27, 2008

House remodeling...

Well, no stamping today.... my honey decided to start remodeling, yep, and right after christmas no less.....

Today, we are remodeling the bathrooms, painting both, one will get new linoleum and the other new tile flooring. He wants to get it done NOW.... LOL

He's on his way to Home Depot as I'm writing this..... I just got over a virus and haven't eaten in two days (couldn't) and now I will be helping with the bathrooms, go figure.....

Oh well, I guess it could be worse, I could still be bedridden like I was christmas day.

Hope everyone is still enjoying their families and the holidays....

Catchya all later!!!!

Thursday, December 25, 2008

Merry Christmas Y'all

Just wanted to wish each and everyone a joyous holiday!!!
...and safe travels!!!!

Wednesday, December 24, 2008


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There are a lot of special going on right now, if valentines isnt what you are looking for, check out the other specials.....
Just click on the sidebar where it says to order and you are on your way!!!!!
Thanks for looking!!!!

Tuesday, December 23, 2008

Good Morning....

Well, today I don't foresee me getting into the studio. My family will be over today to exchange gifts and I still have to finish cleaning and then start cooking. I'm itching to do a card today, but I just don't think I will be able to squeeze it in....but you can never tell.....LOL

Jeff went shopping again this morning...he still thinks there isnt enough presents around the tree. And he gave me a budget....bwahahahaha!!! He tries to be a hard nose, but deep down he's nothing but a big marshmallow.

If I don't get to get back on here, I wish everyone has a safe and wonderful holiday.... and I hope you get what you want and deserve.

Merry Christmas and a very Happy New Year!!!!!

Monday, December 22, 2008

Christmas is around the corner....

This is what we have been doing today....first we finished up the shopping today then we made chocolate covered marshmallows ...yummy!!!

This is my baby girl standing by our tree, the presents are overflowing. My fiance' said that he is going tomorrow to buy more, according to him there isn't enough presents.... He is very special.

Now we have to bake cookies....I have to go, she's getting very antsy and is telling me to hurry up already...LOL

Kids, gotta love 'em.

Saturday, December 20, 2008

Funny thing to try....

Go to "google" and type your name and then the word needs (ie: Crystal needs) and list the first 10 things that appear, its pretty crazy and funny.
Here is what showed up when I did it... (I've added my own comments too!!!)

1. Crystal needs lots of LOVE (does she ever...LOL)
2. Crystal needs concrete directions (wow, must mean I'm going on a trip)
3. Crystal just needs 6-8 inches of snow (Good thing it didnt say 65", then it would be over my head)
4. Crystal needs to be coated(????hummmm...now that could be interesting???)
5. Crystal needs some describing (YES, all my family and friends would agree!)
6. Crystal needs a Home (NO, I pretty happy just where I am)
7. Crystal needs improvement (yeah, but who doesn't...LOL)
8. Crystal needs marble (I'm hardheaded enough already)
9. Crystal needs to tone it down a bit (now what fun is that)
and the last one is....drum roll please...
10. Crystal needs a GOOD HOME FOR CHRISTMAS...(Santa, explain GOOD..LMAO)

Everyone should give this a try...its pretty hilarious!!!!

Todays adventures in paper....

I made this one for my other half....

He LOVES the color blue, and he brings such JOY to everyone here...

He probably won't even realize how much time I spent on the card at all... He will open it and read the inscription and say "Thank you, honey" , but thats all a person really needs anyway right, a simple thank you mean more than a lot of people know.
(Sorry, pic is a little blurry, but I didn't take the pic until it got dark outside)

Keep looking, my niece and I were very busy today...

We made 20, yep I said 20 different packages of 'card candy' today.... and only 2 packages are exactly the same.
I still need to label them, but we had a blast and we giggled a lot. Its a wonder we get anything done really!!!

Friday, December 19, 2008

Finally Friday...

WOW...so glad that its Friday!! School is out for holiday vacation....which means I don't have to work...YIPPEE!!!

Well, today we got home early because they pretty much had nothing but parties going on the rest of the day, so we skipped out and came home....

I had a project to start on anyway and the above picture should explain it all. One of my nieces contacted me and said that she needed a baby blanket for someone and I can usually crochet one up pretty quick, so here I am crocheting like a maniac...LOL Can ya guess??? Boy or Girl??? Pretty obvious, huh??? But I should have it done before the weekend.
So, card making is being put on the back burner just for today. But I plan on getting back in my studio tomorrow...and I will post one then.
Happy Friday!!!!

Thursday, December 18, 2008

Money holders...

I made these today for my older children...we always give them money. Then they can buy what they want...LOL...not what I want them to have.


Black cardstock: 5-1/2 x 8-1/2 (you can get 2 out of one piece of cardstock)

Score at 2-1/2 (makes top flap) , and 5-1/2

On bottom flap insert curly label punch as far as it will go and center it, and punch out window

Then use adhesive on side of flap and fold up to make pocket.

DSP measures 2-1/4 x 8-1/4, add ribbon to DSP, then attach to top flap
Use any stamp you desire, I used the Merry Christmas one from the Curly label set and punched it out and attached with dimentionals.
Easy Peasy, mac 'n cheesy!!!!

Christmas banner...

I made this banner for a contest/challenge for Paper Craft Planet....using scraps and various embelishments.
The top picture is how the banner started out...a few cardboard coasters that I picked up in a clearance bin somewhere. The stuff that I buy...LOL But I guess I did put them to good use after all...we'll see if its a winner soon enough.
Wish me luck...

Wednesday, December 17, 2008


This is a card that I made for my "upline" Angie....she has always been very helpful when ever I have a question.

Ok, now I'm sitting here at my desk wearing a t-shirt and the doors are open and its a balmy 66 degrees and muggy.... I thought spring/summer wasn't to get here for a few more months. I can't believe that its this """HOT""" and """MUGGY""" don't get me wrong I can do warm weather much better than I can do cold, but muggy???? And don't get me started on the "flashes"...you know which ones I'm talking about. LOL

Well, enough dissing the weather....I should just be glad and move on....and feel 'BLESSED' as my card states....

Thanks for looking!!!

Tuesday, December 16, 2008

WOW...Christmas is sneaking up....

Wow, again!!! Can you believe its almost Christmas, I can't. But I do have all the shopping done, or I should say my other half has it done. He loves shopping at christmas, yeah I know... I check him for a fever every year. He even went out on black friday this year and stood in line to get some things at 3 am no less. He's freakin' awesome. OK, now on to more important things....I'm going to try very hard to post more cards. I have been slacking badly. So bye for now and see ya on Wednesday.

Sunday, December 7, 2008

8 maids a ......


This card I made a few days ago....

I've already given you a clue.... yep its supposed to be my take on 8 maids a milkin'.

But I think my maids got their brothers to do their chores for them, 'cause now they are just skipping along enjoying themselves.

Hope you enjoy the card.... I know I have missed quite a few of the 12 Days of Christmas, but what would I do with 12 drummers and leaping lords....OH MY!!!

Hope everyone has a great holiday and enjoy the moment!!!!

Monday, December 1, 2008

Hi Chicks!!!!

This is a card that I made for Paper Craft Planet...for the 12 Days of Christmas....can ya guess which one it is??? Way too obvious...huh???
Yep, thats right. Its 4 calling birds, I missed the first three due to the Thanksgiving, but I'm going to do one a day until I can finish the song.... "and a partridge in a pear tree"
Sorry I got carried away there for a second, anyway, hope you like my card and hope everyone had a turkey filled Thanksgiving!!!
Catcha later!!!