Friday, December 28, 2007


Every year we go to the Plaza for a walk around and see the lights. This year we went after Christmas. We wish you a Happy and Healthy New Year.

Love Rick, Pam, Ivi, Cory and Jaylee.

Tuesday, December 11, 2007

I love you more

This card was great fun to make. I made it for my DH, he has been feeling sickly for some time. This is a man who never and I mean never gets sick. I used the colors from the SCS color challenge today. ENJOY

Sunday, December 9, 2007

Saturday, December 8, 2007

MOM TEST (not writen by me, I received in a email)

I was out walking with my 4 year old daughter. She picked up something
off the ground and started to put it in her mouth. I took the item away
from her and I asked her not to do that.
'Why?' my daughter asked.
Because it's been on the ground, you don't know where it's been, it's
dirty, and probably has germs' I replied.
At this point, my daughter looked at me with total admiration and asked,
'Momma, how do you know all this stuff, you are so smart.'
I was thinking quickly. 'All moms know this stuff. It's on the Mom
Test. You have to know it, or they don't let you be a Mom.'
We walked along in silence for 2 or 3 minutes, but she was evidently
pondering this new information.
'OHHH . . . I get it!' she beamed, 'So if you don't pass the test
you have to be the dad.'
''Exactly' I replied back with a big smile on my face.

Monday, November 12, 2007

I love making cards

Well it is 10 am and I should be doing some housework. But I thought I would go and make a card. I started with white card stock and this is what I came up with.

Sunday, November 11, 2007

In the Christmas spirit

Today has been a great day. Ivi, Rick and I all went outside and played baseball for awhile. Then Ivi and I made a pumpkin strudel together. We finished cleaning Ivi's room then decided to put up her Christmas tree. What fun that was. I will post a picture when we get it skirted and the tinsel put on it. All this today has put me in the Christmas spirit. So I decided to go and make a winter card. This is what I came up with. I used the sketch from SCS. Let me know what you think.

Wednesday, November 7, 2007

Wow it has been awhile.

Wow it has been a long time since I have posted here. This has been such a busy time that I can hardly keep my head straight. I know it will only get busier with the holidays coming on. I still have not taken down my Halloween decorations, and I need to put up my Thanksgiving and Christmas. Oh No is it really time to start getting ready for Christmas. Here is a card that was done some time ago. But since I have nothing new I thought I would put this one here.

Monday, October 29, 2007

Pumpkin Patch

We had such fun on Saturday. Ivi and I went with my sister and her children and grandchildren to the Liberty Pumpkin Patch. I hope we make this a yearly tradition.
This is a picture of Ivi in the patch. She was having so much fun with her cousins I could hardly get her to sand still for a pic.

Thursday, October 25, 2007


It was so much fun to go to OSU for Homecoming. It was even better to see my son's team OSU beat my Husbands team K-State. Here is a picture of one of the decks created I just love it.

Monday, October 15, 2007

Mean Moms

Mean Moms
Someday when my children are old enough to
understand the logic that motivates a parent, I will
tell them, as my Mean Mom told me: I loved you
enough to ask where you were going, with whom,
and what time you would be home.
I loved you enough to be silent and let you
discover that your new best friend was a creep.
I loved you enough to stand over you for two hours
while you cleaned your room, a job that should have taken 15 minutes.
I loved you enough to let you see anger,
disappointment, and tears in my eyes. Children must
learn that their parents aren't perfect.
I loved you enough to let you assume the
responsibility for your actions even when the
penalties were so harsh they almost broke my heart.
But most of all, I loved you enough . . . to say
NO when I knew you would hate me for it.
Those were the most difficult battles of all. I'm
glad I won them, because in the end you won, too.
And someday when your children are old enough to
understand the logic that motivates parents, you will tell them .
Was your Mom mean? I know mine was. We had the
meanest mother in the whole world! While other kids
ate candy for breakfast, we had to have cereal, eggs, and toast
When others had a Pepsi and a Twinkie for lunch, we had to eat sandwiches.
And you can guess our mother fixed us a dinner that was
different from what other kids had, too.
Mother insisted on knowing where we were at all
times. You'd think we were convicts in a prison. She
had to know who our friends were, and what we were
doing with them. She insisted that if we said we
would be gone for an hour, we would be gone for an hour or less.
We were ashamed to admit it, but she had the nerve
to break the Child Labor Laws by making us work We
had to wash the dishes, make the beds, learn to
cook, vacuum the floor, do laundry, empty the trash
and all sorts of cruel jobs. I think she would lie
awake at night thinking of more things for us to do.
She always insisted on us telling the truth, the
whole truth, and nothing but the truth. By the time
we were teenagers, she could read our minds and had
eyes in the back of her head. Then, life was really tough!
Mother wouldn't let our friends just honk the horn
when they drove up. They had to come up to the door
so she could meet them. While everyone else could
date when they were 12 or 13, we had to wait until we were 16.
Because of our mother we missed out on lots of
things other kids experienced. None of us have ever
been caught shoplifting, vandalizing other's
property or ever arrested for any crime. It was all her fault.
Now that we have left home, we are all educated,
honest adults. We are doing our best to be mean
parents just like Mom was.
I think that is what's wrong with the world today.
It just doesn't have enough mean moms!

It's been awhile

OMG it seems like forever since I have been on here posting. We are heading out to OSU again on Friday. It is homecoming!!! The funny thing is they play KSU which is where Rick works and OSU is where Cory goes to school. I told Rick he can not where his purple!!! I am so far behind in my stamping. I need to get busy. Well I will post later with a new card I made for my son's girlfriend. Her birthday is Oct 30th so she is kinda a Halloween baby. She is not scary though!LOL

Monday, October 1, 2007

And the Winner is........................


Please email me your addy and I will get the blog candy right out to ya.

Come and check us out again I will have some November blog candy up and you won't want to miss it.

Sunday, September 30, 2007

What a fun and fantastic weekend. We all went to OSU for family weekend and at Cory's fraternity Kappa Sig was Dad's day. Here is a quick picture I took of them.


Wednesday, September 26, 2007

How To Tell You Weren't Mom's Favorite

I saw this picture and just burst out laughing. It is the cutest. It reminds me of my childhood as well as what my children are feeling now.

How To Tell You Weren't Mom's Favorite

Saturday, September 22, 2007

This is just wonderful. I love all the comments for the blog candy. I already have a great idea for the Thanksgiving Holiday blog candy. My adorable son came home from OSU last night. I have not seen him yet he had a meeting today and I worked last night. I can't wait to just give him a hug. He also brought me a present. 5 loads of laundry. Oh well he's worth it. I wanted to post a picture of my all time favorite card. It was done in the fall colors as well. I just love this time of year.

Gosh this card was done way back in August of 06, and it is still my favorite.

Remember scroll down to check out the blog candy

Thursday, September 20, 2007

No more blog candy in my signiture line at SCS.

Well I received a P.M. from SplitcoastStampers saying I need to take the blog candy reference out of my signature line. I hope it did not offend anyone. It was not my intention. They also wanted my to reduce my signature to 5 lines. I thought it was just 5 lines. Oh well it would only allow me to enter 2 with a space in between. I would like to know who complained. Oh well water under the bridge. Remember to scroll down to view the blog candy give away on October 1st.

Wednesday, September 19, 2007

Sketch Challenge #142 from SCS

This was an awesome challenge posted by Roxi at SCS. If you want to go and check out the challenge here is the link Sketch Challenge #142
Well this card took me entirely too long to make. Not sure why. I used my sizzix again after my cricut I hardly ever get out my sizzix. The bird is colored with prism pencils.

Don't forget to scroll down and post to win some awesome blog candy.

Have a wonderful day.

Tuesday, September 18, 2007

Blog candy give away

chelemom is our Winner

Well dear friends here is my first Blog candy give away. As you can see everything is pink. We are starting the celebration of BREAST CANCER AWARENESS MONTH. Remember October is a reminder for everyone to get their mammograms done!!! Just post a quick note here to be put into the random drawing to win all of this wonderful pink stuff. Here is a list of the items.

1) rubber stamp from stampabilities; thoughtful ribbon
2) 7 buttons
3) 3 swirl clips
4) 2 charms, angel and cross
5) 6 flower brads
6) 2 bunches of silk flowers wired
7) 4-- 1 yard lengths of different ribbon
8) pink Bazzill Cha Ching brads
9) 14 prima flowers
10) hand made gift box that all of this will be mailed to you in.

Remember for all who post here on this post and let me know what you think about my blog (helpful hints always welcome). I will do a random drawing on October 1st. I will post who was drawn and that person can email me with your address. So that means you will have to check back to see if you won. I hope you come back often.

I will soon start weekly Wednesday card challenges.

Aidan is turning Two

This card was made last night. My great nephew is turning two today. His party is on Sunday though. He loves Elmo. So I thought I would make him an Elmo card.

Thursday, September 13, 2007

My craft room

OK so many of you have asked to see my stamping room. I call it my craft room. Well because I love to do anything involved with crafts. So sit back and take a gander there are 12 pictures.

Friday, September 7, 2007

Sympathy Card

I'm getting ready to run into town. I just wanted to do the limited supply challenge over at SCS. Jen does an awesome job at challenging me. This challenge was to make a sympathy card with little materials. No designer paper, that was the hard part for me. I used a SU background called fine lace with delight in life stamp set to stamp flowers on it. I like the colors of lavender and artichoke.

It is always hard to make a sympathy card when you need it, so it is nice to have them made up in advance. So here is a picture of the one I made today.

Thursday, September 6, 2007

Blah day

Hmmm, I have not felt like doing much of anything this week. I don't know what is wrong with me. I guess I still am sad that Cory went back to school. I feel so tired. I tried to do one of the SCS challenges today. The color challenge, I really don't like the way the card turned out. Maybe I should go and try to do another or maybe just go and take a nap. As you can tell I like naps. Well here is a picture of the card let me know what you think.

Tuesday, September 4, 2007

What a weekend

This weekend was great. Cory came home from OSU and we were able to spend some great time with him. Ivi and Rick went fishing a couple of times and cought some great cat fish. I made Cory let me take some pictures of him. Of course Ivi wanted some taken of her as well. She is such a camera ham. I love it. Here are a couple of pictures I took.

Wednesday, August 29, 2007

Second try

I added a bit of sparkle to the card, I think I like it better!

SCS sketch challenge

This was a fun one I decieded to make it a Halloween card. Halloween is one of my favorite holidays. It was my dads also. I am going to go back and add some sparkle to the stars on her dress as well as the bat. I will post the update later.

Just another day

I really like this card. I made it for the color challenge on SCS. My new favorite thing is giraffe's. Every since we went to the Colorado Zoo, and petted the Giraffe's I have fallen in love with them. If I could I would send them this card and tell them I miss them. Silly I know. Well I am going to go and try to attempt the sketch challenge so off I go, see you later.

Saturday, August 25, 2007

Rick's birthday card

Well tomorrow is Rick's birthday. I made this card for a design team entry with Rick in mind. So this is my card for him on his birthday. I need to stop by the store in the morning and pick up his cherry turnovers. It's kinda a tradition for his birthday and fathers day.

Cory called at least 4 times today. He is attempting his first try at laundry. He also said he will be coming home for a visit on September 7th. I can't wait to give him a hug in person.

Well I will talk with you all later.

Friday, August 24, 2007

Not much to say

Well today is almost over. I worked last night so I slept all day today. I am now at work again.

I had to have a heart to heart with my Son. He is kinda being a little brat to his girlfriend. I know I should stay out of it but he is 4 1/2 hours away and well she is sad also. He is such a sweet and considerate young man I know he will do the right thing. Well I will sign off for today. Talk with you all tomarrow. Oh I still have to get Rick's birthday card done from me.

Thursday, August 23, 2007

Ok I now have Cory's done. Rick and Cory went mountain climbing, and I mean mountain climbing. They climbed Pikes Peak. Ivi and I just watched. So I feel this is a good representation of there time together in Colorado. Now off to do mine. I think I will take my nap first though.

Happy Thursday everyone. Today is kinda my Monday. I work the next 4 nights. I need to get a lot done between now and Sunday. Sunday is Rick's 47th birthday. I make his cards every year from me and the kids. I finished Ivi's this morning. I try to use a picture of them and incorporate a memory with it. This is a picture of Ivi in Colorado sitting next to a rock in Garden of the Gods. I used a photo editing to distort the picture a bit. I hope to be back later with Cory and my cards.

I would also love to do the SCS card challenge today, it is to make a Halloween card, and I love Halloween. Well buy for now talk with you soon.

Wednesday, August 22, 2007

Cory at Kappa Sigma

Ok so I will try this again. I have had my glass of wine and my PJ"S are on and I am ready for bed. I thought I would post a picture of Cory outside his new Fraternity house. He has joined Kappa Sigma and seems very happy there already. I think they are keeping him so busy he has not had time to miss me. LOL. Oh well I thought I would try and do another post just to see if I could. Good night everyone.

Well, I just don't understand why I can't seem to master this blogging thing

Ok, now this is the second time I have tried to do this blogging thing and I just can't seem to get it right. I don't know how to get the header a picture I want. Or to get all the fun things I have seen on all the other sights. Oh well.

I made this card today for Cory who is away at Oklahoma State University now. I think leaving him there was the hardest thing I have ever had to do yet. I physically hurt after taking him.

I am so ready for bed already. Once I get Ivi off to bed I am ready to get a glass of wine and then off to sleeping land.