Sunday, December 25, 2011

Merry Christmas

Wishing you and all your loved ones a Merry and Blessed Christmas and Happy New Year!!

Thursday, December 22, 2011

Cookies is almost Christmas. Like everyone else I have been too busy to be on the computer much. I hope you have had time to enjoy some Christmas traditions like making cookies! I love doing this with my "kids". I'm not sure how much they enjoy it but they are good about humoring me. Take time to have some fun AND eat some Christmas cookies. Have a Very, Very Merry Christmas!!

Wednesday, December 14, 2011


I had some questions as to what the Bowdabra is and what it looks like so here is a picture. They also make a mini which I will be watching for. It sure makes it easier to make bows and to add things to them! I highly recommend getting one if you like to make your own bows!!

Tuesday, December 13, 2011


I am STILL making bows for presents. If you don't own a Bowdabra, grab a 40% off coupon for JoAnn's or Michael's and get you one. Watch the DVD that comes with it then have a blast!! It is very addictive and easy to do. Everyone will be sooooo impressed with your packages! I will be hitting the sales after Christmas for picks and do-dad's to use next year on my bows!!!

Sunday, December 11, 2011

Advent by Candlelight Tea

I love our Advent Tea each year for the ladies. I haven't hosted a table in a couple years so decided to do one this year. It was a lovely program, very uplifting! I enjoyed setting up my table and visiting with the girls.

Thursday, December 8, 2011

Digital Granny Shower

We surprised my dear friend Evelyn with a Granny Shower at our last cabin crop. She is a first time Gran and sooooo very excited so we wanted to do something special for her. We all brought gifts and a few decorations and when she went to shower, we went to work. It was a lot of fun!! These are the pages I did of her little shower!!

Sunday, December 4, 2011

Digital Sports Pages

Shaun's Football and Soccer digital pages.

Digital Pages

All of my Grandson Shaun's albums are digital now. I create the pages, print them in 12x12 size and slide them into Creative Memories side-loading pages and then put them into our beautiful CM albums! Here are a few seasonal ones!! More to come.

Santa updated

You know I can never leave a picture alone so here is the updated version of Shaun's Santa picture! It is so easy using Storybook Creator 4.0

Friday, December 2, 2011


Little man got to see Santa!! He was so excited. Santa even did some magic tricks for him :) And what did he ask for???  A tank and DUCK HUNTER!! Kill them ducks!  Too funny.


Saturday, November 26, 2011

The Holidays are here!!!!!

The cutest lil reindeer ever! Made with Storybook Creator 4.0
I always add a picture of my grandson to my Christmas cards.
He actually went along with my theme and wore the reindeer ears!

Monday, November 21, 2011

Cricut Craft Room

There are so many fabulous new things going on in the Cricut world that have gotten me super excited and I wanted to share the news with you!
First of all the Cricut Craft Room is live! Have you checked it out yet? I am loving being able to create with all the fabulous features! Here is a brief run down of what it has in store for you!

·         Free to use
·         Access online from anywhere, anytime
·         Easy-to-use program
·         Design on a big screen
·         View and design with all Cricut cartridges
·         Search to easily find the right image
·         Digitally store all your cartridges and projects
·         Windows and Mac-compatible
·         Explore exclusive online content
·         Works with all Cricut Machines

Turtle Pumpkin Pie

Maybe a new twist on your traditional pumpkin pie!!!!

Monday, November 14, 2011

Roasted Sweet Potatoes & Onions

This is sooooo good. I love roasted veggies and the sweet potatoes are wonderful. Give it a try.

Monday, November 7, 2011

Pumpkin Dump Cake

This recipe is soooooo good! If you are a fan of dump cakes and like pumpkin, you will love this one. Sprinkle a little extra pumpkin pie spice on the whip cream and ENJOY!!!!

Saturday, November 5, 2011

Happy Birthday Princess

My Grandniece will be 8 on Friday so I wanted to make her a special card. She loves all things princess so I think she will like this.

Christmas Hat

Now that all the Fall babies are here it's time to start working on the Christmas babies. This is my newborn Christmas hat I just finished knitting. It's cute but I think the next one will have a white pom pom on top instead of the little stem. If anyone wants the pattern, please comment and I will post it for you.

Friday, November 4, 2011

Christmas Cards

Some days I really question my sanity...... This is one of them. I cut out 72 sleigh's with my Cricut then 72 backgrounds. I'm giving my Cricut a much needed rest!! Getting them off the mat and gluing all of them was quite a bit of work but the worst is done.... I hope :) I used my Cricut Trim The Tree Cartridge for the sleigh, Creative Memories White Shimmer cardstock and Creative Memories Cranberry cardstock for the sleighs.

Halloween Card

I wanted to share this AWESOME Halloween card my niece made of my Grand niece Sophia. They found the perfect background at the Zoo to get the effect she wanted. She used Storybook Creator from Creative Memories to create the perfect card!!! Way to go Tonya!!! I LOVE it!!!

Thursday, November 3, 2011


Hi Everyone,
I just wanted to share a recipe with you from my friend Gail who now lives in TN. This is a recipe she got from a friend of hers so I guess we will just keep sharing :) Make a loaf today and make your kitchen smell wonderful. Thanks Sharon for sharing your recipe with us!!!  I'm starting my Christmas cards so I will post more later so you can see what me and my Cricut are up to!! Have a fantastic "fall" day!!

Tuesday, November 1, 2011

Happy Halloween

I hope you had a fantastic Halloween. Saturday night was a dress up party then Sunday we carved pumpkins. Monday we spent at Jeremy (our son's) house since he really decorates and actually has kids show up for candy!! This is my pumpkin "Frank"!

Thursday, October 27, 2011

Pumpkin Dip

This stuff is great on almost anything!! First tasted it on waffles at Williams & Sonoma, pure Heaven!

Wednesday, October 26, 2011

Happy Birthday

My sister-in-law Judy is 70 today. I wanted to make her a special card for her big day! I love butterflies and she does too so I thought this card would be perfect!! I used dies from Stamping up to create the background and the butterflies. I cut my own wire and made the center of the butterfly. I love this card!

Sunday, October 23, 2011

Pumpkin Recipes!!!

It's time to break out the pumpkin and make something Yummy! Give this recipe a try and let me know what you think :)

Thanksgiving Cards

Halloween cards - check! Thanksgiving cards - check! Just finished up 20 Thanksgiving cards. This one was totally done with my CRICUT!! I used Create a Critter cartridge and mostly paper I had on hand. It is a great way to use up scraps and ALL that paper we can't stop ourselves from buying. Happy Fall Y'all!!

Friday, October 14, 2011

Pumpkin Pie Treat Boxes

I have been wanting to do this project for a while. I finally got all the different paper I needed and the ribbon I had to order from Archivers. I think it turned out pretty well. I will put candy in the boxes to hand out on Thanksgiving. In the mean time, it makes a pretty nice Fall decoration!! It was all cut on the Cricut using a SVG file from

Tuesday, October 11, 2011

Pumpkin Baby Hats

I have a new best friend "Bess" who is helping me knit. I know the basics but didn't know how to knit in the round. We have two new babies due any day now so I needed to get these done. One is finished and starting on the second one. If there are any knitters out there who would like the instructions let me know and I will post them!!

Halloween Card Spoiler

This year's Halloween cards! They are ready to go into the mail.

Friday, October 7, 2011

NEW 'Tis the Season Creative Memories / CRICUT CARTRIDGE COMING SOON!

Here are just a few of the new products coming up soon - most available in December: New Border Maker cartridges - Evergreen and Gingerbread Chain; Gold & Silver Metallic Pens; Pinking Blade for the Rotary Trimmer; and a NEW CRICUT CARTRIDGE - 'Tis The Season! I can’t wait to see this – Creative Memories Cricut Cartridges are always filled with great content…2 full alphabets, lots of great designs that are easy to assemble.


Wow, it has been forever since I have been on my blog. Lots going on last month! I was out of town a LOT! But I am home now and concentrating on the Holidays. Working on my Halloween cards today and then will start looking for a Thanksgiving idea. I would like to use my Cricut so we will see what I come up with. Also, there was an ELVIS sighting. I have always been a fan so went in search of him. He is hiding in Vegas :)

Wednesday, September 7, 2011

Tara's Wedding

I really love this Digital Page. What a great picture of the couple.


I made a couple of cards using our new Border Maker using the picket fence cartridge. This thing is sweet!

Saturday, September 3, 2011

Another day

Whew, been really busy lately so haven't posted in a while. We have been invited to Vegas with my cousins so tickets are bought and plans are made. We leave on the 10th and return on the 16th. We have never been so it should be a good time. Tomorrow my niece gets married then moves to Delaware. She just graduated nursing school and passed all her exams. She is now licensed in Delaware!! Attended her bridal shower and a baby shower and teaching classes and working on projects....... seems to be a really busy time. Anyhoo, here is another favorite recipe, give it a try!

Tuesday, August 23, 2011


Time for another recipe! This is the one I put in all of the genealogy/family recipe boxes that I make. It is pretty yummy. Give it a try and be sure to come back and leave a comment (good or bad :)