Monday, November 28, 2011


  A couple of months ago my daughter called and wanted to let me know that she and her family now own a dog. 
So I asked the usual "mom" know, who will take the dog for a walk, clean up his "mess", watch him when/if they go out of town etc etc.
She reassured me that all will be fine. (so far so good)
I guess I sounded unsure because she sent me this picture of her new Puppy, named Buddy.

who could resist!

Friday, November 25, 2011

Fall Wreath

Whew! I am full! I hope everyone had a Happy Thanksgiving. We did. Family, friends, food etc. This year everyone brought a dish or two so I didnt have to do all the work. I actually was able to enjoy the day.

It was also my daughter Charlottes birthday. Wow 32 years old. Seems like yesterday she was born. She didnt want a cake because we were going to have so many pies.... so we put the candles on a Pumpin Pie (one that she made lol) and we sang the traditional in tune : )  Happy Birthday.

I made this  Fall Rosette Wreath using DSP fom Stampin Up and I stamped and cut leaves from cardstock. Used my Big Shot and SUP Button die and made paper buttons.  I cut a circle from Foam Board and hot glued it all together. She loves it.

I am addicted to making the rosettes!! I cant stop. I have made several rosette ornaments, tags etc for my upcoming craft show (and anything else!!!). So much fun.
In fact I think I will go and make some more for a Christmas Wreath.....

Monday, November 21, 2011

Sunday, November 20, 2011


I have been busy with Stampin Up. I have a great Upline, always ready to share and she answers my questions as best she can. I have been attending classes, learning new things, having workshops and meeting new people.

I did a  small craft show last month. Sold a lot of the paper rosettes, wreaths, gift card holders and even had a few people sign up for workshops and classes starting in January. I am excited about that. My husband even helped out, of course he spent a lot of time at the bakery sale items! Yes he did share with me. : )

I have a Craft Show coming up  December 3 and 4 at the Veterans Memorial Bldg in Lompoc, Calif. The event opens at 9 am and closes at 5pm. Stop in if you are nearby. Many Vendors, Handmade items, food, prizes, Santa lots of fun. This show is always a success. So much so that this year instead of a one day show, it is 2 days!!

I am also busy with the American Legion Aux. Dist 16 California. I am the Historian and Special Project Chairman for our District President. Her Special Project is Financial help for Miltary spouses/families. She asked me to make some cards, candles etc to sell to raise money for her Project.I am more than happy to help. I sell them at our District Meetings, Posts, and my Etsy and Artfire shops. Here is one of the cards I made.
I made a few different cards but this one is my favorite.

Thanks for stopping in.