Wednesday, December 31, 2008

Cards I Made In 2008!

It's Snowing Again!!!!! / Happy New Year!!!!!!!

Well I think this winter will be a snowy one. We had 12" before christmas. Now we're going to get 8" today. I'm sure glad I bought grandson a sleigh/sled. Maybe his parents will pull him outside.
I'm happy to see it snow. I love it except if I have to drive in it. When it's done I'll take pictures. I didn't do that last week.
Well I'm off to my scrap room to do some cleaning/organizing for the new year.Everyone have a Happy New Year! Please be safe!!!!!

Tuesday, December 30, 2008

Wide Awake!!!!!

Here I am again. Couldn't sleep. This is beginning to become a habit with me. Up all night and sleep all day.
Usually when this happens, I go upstairs in scrapbook room and create. I think I have a block. I can't even create.
I have so many ideas floating in my head, but can't seem to do anything. I'm thinking of closing my Etsy Shop.
It's not doing that great right now. I loved doing the craft shows but there done for the season.
I need to work on my scrapbooks. I still have my husbands military one to do. I need to start my grandsons 2yr. one. I did a baby one for him. Did a 1yr. to 2yr. one. I want to try and do them for every year. I thought that when he got older I would give them to him.
I need to get motivated!!!!!!!! Help!!!!!! LOL!
Well I guess I'll check out my favorite blogs till I get tired!
Have a great Tuesday!

Monday, December 29, 2008

Busy Week!

This week will be busy. My anniversary is tomorrow. It will be 35 yrs. I'm trying to get my scrapbook room cleaned. So far I have done nothing. I'm painting it lilac. I want to make some vinyl lettering in my favorie inspirational words and quotes! I was hoping to get it done this week. But so far I haven't done it. I've been tired lately. All I want to do is sleep.
I want to work on making valentine cards and regular cards. I need to pack all my Christmas crafts away.
Well I'm getting tired. I think I'll go to bed early.

Saturday, December 27, 2008

New Card And Calendar!

Here are the 2 new items I did!

Friday, December 26, 2008

Christmas Is Over!

Well Christmas is over. I hope everyone had a great day. Mine was great. I must admit I'm glad it's over. It's time to get back on track and get back to healthy habits.
I went overboard with all the goodies. So now it's back to exercising and eating healthy.
I want to go shopping today. Need some healthy foods in my house!

Thursday, December 25, 2008

Merry Christmas!!!!!

Well it's Christmas! I'm awake and waiting for grandson to get up. When he's up my daughter will call so we can go see him open his gifts. He's 2 and he seems to understand.
We have breakfast every Christmas morning. It's our tradition. We always have crepes. We used to have it at my house but with my grandson, we now do at daughters.
Last night we went there and had a feast.
I ate too much as usual.
After today it's back to eating healthy.
I hope everyone has a safe and happy holiday!

Saturday, December 20, 2008

Altered Cookie Boxes And Cocoa Sliders

Here's my cocoa sliders and cookie boxes I made to start packaging my homemde gifts.

Friday, December 19, 2008

Snow Is On It's Way!

Well we're having a bad snowstorm this afternoon. I'm all prepared to do all my cookies, candy and finish my Christmas gifts!
I don't have my grandson today. He's been sick with a cold all week so I've been in my house all week. Now my daughter has the same thing so she's not going to work.
It's been a long week, not leaving the house!!!!! I like the fresh air!!!!!
I'll be back later with some pictures of some more altered items.

Thursday, December 18, 2008

My Altered Items!

Here are a few altered items I've made. I love altering things!

Tuesday, December 16, 2008

Baking Today!

Well I've been up since 3am trying to get my cookies done. I was doing them yesterday but had a little set back. My Son-in-law called from the hospital to say my daughter was brought in by ambulance from her job. Of cause I panicked. I couldn't go because I had my grandson and had no one to watch him. I called husband and he went to hospital to see.
They think she had some kind of a reaction to something. Her whole body turned red and was hot. They hooked her up to Iv and gave her benydryl. She was sweating and some pain. She went home and I guess she needs to get testing done.
I'm still concerned because she went back to work this morning. I'm afraid if it was something at work it will happen again. They had to put her on oxygen to breathe.
Well I'm trying to get all my things done for the holiday. I'm trying to have everything done before next week. Everyone expects home made cookies, breads and candy so I don't want to dissapoint them.
Well need to feed grandson!!!! Have a great day everyone!
Thank You Christina My my award!!!!!!

Thursday, December 11, 2008

Nothing Goes As Planned!

Well, here I am waiting for dd to pick up grandson. I was supposed to go to a ribbon cutting ceremony but ended up not going.
I definately have the flu!!!! I've been having symptoms all week but thought it was allergies. Well, it is definately more. I have a headache, chills, coughing and tightness in chest. My body is starting to ache all over. Soon as grandson is gone I'm putting vicks on and going to bed. I don't want to be sick for Christmas.
Well, I may not be blogging for a few days. Enjoy the holiday season and stay healthy.

Great Day!

Had a great day yesterday! Went to friends floral shop with grandson to drop a few things off. My grandson loves going there to see Aunti Melinda and Auntie Linda. ( They let him rule!!!!)
Then at night I went there and priced my cards and things. They are having their ribbon cutting tomorrow! Grandson and I will be there to cheer them on!
There shop looks so beautiful. So cheery, great things, decorated for the holidays!
Hope the weather holds out!
Good Luck! Mel and Linda!!!!!!

Monday, December 8, 2008

Craft Show !

Well my craft show was Sat. It turned out great! I sold out of many items. I was very happy. Everyone liked my things and no one else made anything like mine. I met a few great crafters there. I had a very good day! I'll definately do this one next year!
Now I need to get started on next years items.
I took pictures so I can put on here. Just need to get cartridge to print them!
We had our first snow storm today. It wasn't much but it made me get more into the Christmas spirit. I hardly decorated this year. Oh well, maybe next year.

Friday, December 5, 2008


Well it's friday and I have my jeep packed for the show Sat. Set up is tonight at 4. I had to take grandsons carseat out, so that means we're stuck in the house all day. Maybe when he naps I can make a few extra things for show. I guess when you do shows you never think you have enough. I did alot of things all under $5. I figured it's a school and teachers gifts and stocking stuffers will sell. I have 8 trees I did for tables. I did them primitive looking. I think they will sell. I even did a 12" one for baby . It has teddy bears and looks like old victorian. I'll take pictures of everything and my set up at the show. I'll put them on here. Well, here comes grandbaby! Have to go! Here's a card I did last night after packing the car! I scraplifted the saying from someone on cricut or a blog. Can't remember who. Thank you!

Wednesday, December 3, 2008

2 New cards!

Here's 2 new cards I did. These are just simple and quickly made. I couldn't sleep so this is what I made!

Tuesday, December 2, 2008

Happy Tuesday!

Well my craft show is this sat. I'm trying so hard to get alot of different things done. I'm behind. I started off good yesterday but by 5pm I had such a bad headache I just went to bed. I didn't get up till 4am. this morning. I'm still not feeling great. I hope I feel better by Sat.
I love this craft show. It's at a school and it gets alot of traffic. I'm doing alot of things for under $5.00. They will make great teacher gifts and stocking stuffers.

Sunday, November 30, 2008

Bad day!

Well I had a bad day today! I didn't get much done for craft show. I was so tired I slept most of the day. I went upstairs and managed to get 1 tree done and almost finish the acrylic calender. I really need to work every night till thursday but after taking caring of grandson all day, I doubt that will happen. I was really hoping on getting alot of things done. I think my sleeping habit is out of control. I went to bed at 6 tonight and now I'm wide awake.
I can't wait till the show on Sat. I love doing this one. It's one of the better ones that I do. I do it with my friend. We make sure we get our spot next to each other.
I'm making alot of things under $5. It's at a school so I'm sure I will sell them.
I'm still working on christmas cards. Need to get them done. I hope I have time to make some for me!

I Got My First Blog Award!

I was so excited this morning! I couldn't sleep so of cause , here I am on my blog. I woke up to a nice surprise. Christina's Creations gave me the award. Thank You Christina!

Saturday, November 29, 2008

Happy Saturday!

Well I'm off to the post office and I'm on a journey to find 12" chrismas trees. My show is next Saturday and I need to get my items done. Last night a idea hit me with the little tree. It came out so cute that I went to make more. Now I need to find the trees. It's a tree with victorian/rustic teddy bears. I think it would be cute for a baby room or toddler room. Or a teddy bear collector. I actually like it myself. It would be nice if I could make 6 for the show! I think it's different enough to catch the eye of everyone! Well have to go. Don't want to be at the post office all morning! I'll try to get a picture on here to see what everyone else thinks of this tree! Have a great weekend everyone!!!!!

Friday, November 28, 2008

Black Friday!

Well I've already went to Ac Moore and now I'm Back. Went to Michael's but It wasn't open. I guess I'll just stay home.
I usually go with daughter but her friend was going and they like different stores then me. So I told her I wasn't going this year.
I went out myself but it wasn't any fun so now I'm home. I guess this is another tradition gone! At my age you have to expect change. Oh well, life goes on.
I'll be working on finishing my things for my craft show next Sat. I need to finish Christmas decorating too.

Thursday, November 27, 2008

Happy Thanksgiving!!!!!

Well the day is here. I hope everyone has a great day. Please take a moment to reflect how lucky we are. Thank all our military for making sure we have a great peaceful day! Tell a loved one how much you care. you never know what tomorrow will bring.
I'm sure all of you have different traditions. Enjoy them and pass them on . I've given up my holiday to my daughter. It was hard but it was time to let her shine. I must admit it's great getting up and not having to do anything. I can relax and go to her house. No mess!!!!
I am making gigantic chocolate chip cookies for grandson who's 2. I know he will love it. The smile on his face will say it all. I think this year he will understand more.
Well,I need to finish some of my craft show projects. Have a great Thanksgiving!!!!!!

Tuesday, November 25, 2008

Happy Tuesday Everyone!

Well Thanksgiving is almost here. My kitchen smells like Thanksgiving. For the last few days I've been making pumpkin bread. Yes I made 20 small loaves. I'm starting my Holiday baking. I usually make breads, cookies, candy, fudge, peanut butter balls and much, much, more. With the little one under foot I don't know how much I'll get done.
Haven't worked on cards in 3 days. I need to get busy, my craft show is next Sat.
It's hard to believe Christmas is around the corner! Does it seem like it's here too soon? I know all the stores near me had Christmas items right next to the halloween. I guess the stores are hurting so they rushed the season. Don't get me wrong, I love Christmas but I feel it was rushed!
Well better get baking!!!!! Have a great Tuesday!

Monday, November 24, 2008

Good Morning!

Well the weekend is gone and I still didn't get my house decorated! I had good intentions but my life changes at a minute notice. You know me, I'm an over achiever! My morning started out on track. I cleaned my refrigerater. Then I decided to make some pumpkin bread. Got that done when a WW. friend called to ask if I was going to meeting. I told her no because I have to get my house decorated. Well before you knew it I was in shower, dressed and on my way. Then I got a call from another friend asking what I was doing. So I said nothing special, so after meeting I put groceries away. Oh did I forgot to tell you I went grocery shopping too. Lol! My friend wanted me to help her set up a blog! By time I got home with take out in hand for hubby it was after 3. Are you confused yet????? We ate takeout which was not WW. Then off to get a few more groceries.
Got back and a message from friend about the blog. We'were on for 3 hours!! Then I got a frantic call on my cell from Daughter saying she was taking my grandson who's 2 to childrens hospital. He fell and split above his eye. To make a long story short , he ended up getting 8 stitches. I managed to get some sleep and got up at 3am.
I must say this is my longest blog!
By the way, check out my friends blog. It's fabulous!!!!! She's doing a great job as I knew she would!!!!! Click on my blog list on melsmorningglorys.
Mel it looks great!!!!!!!

Sunday, November 23, 2008

Decorating For Christmas!

I got up early because I decided to get my decorating done. I like to turn all the lights on Thanksgiving night. This has been my family tradition since I was a little girl. My mother's house would be the first house decorated on our street. She loved the idea of being the first one. Well I'm my mothers daughter. I have to be the first on my street! My daughter is the same also. She has to be the first! The apple doesn't fall far from the tree! Lol!
Last night I got 2 more cards done. Here they are.
I would love comments on everyones traditions. Tell me them and let me look at your blogs!

Saturday, November 22, 2008

4 New Christmas Cards!

Today I managed to sneak in some time in scrapbook room. I made 4 more Christmas Cards. I'm doing a craft show on Dec.6 and I need to get some cards done for the floral shop, Here's the new cards.

Friday, November 21, 2008

My Favorite Lampwork Bead Shop

I love this shop. It has one of a kind unique bead pendents. They are all hand designed in her home studio. Check out her shop !

Thursday, November 20, 2008

My Favorite Soy Candle Etsy Shop!

I just love this shop. I bought a candle there and it smells so great. She has a huge selection to choose from and they smell and burn beautifully. The are all soy and come in a beautiful box. They would be perfect for a special gift on your christmas list. Check her out!

4New Christmas Cards!

Well snow is in the air. I love Snow! I know that sounds crazy but I really do. With the crisp cold air, it has put me in a holiday mode. I'm making more Christmas cards, getting ready for a Christmas craft show and planning to get my 12 different cookies, peanut brittle, fudge, caramel almond chocolate covered pretzel rods, chocolate peanut bark and much, much, more. I have alot of people that expect this every year. Last night I made 4 more cards. Here they are!

Monday, November 17, 2008

Crafting Weekend!

I had a very productive craft weekend. Got a lot of things done for my craft show. I made 3"by3" gift cards with envelopes. I also made some Christmas tags and cards. Now I'm working on all my tabletop Christmas Trees. I need to get pictures and will put the pictures of the trees on. I'm working on alot of new ideas. This craft show is a good one so hopefully I'll sell out. I have a 8ft space so I need to make sure I set up to display everything without looking over done. I need to seperate things because I have cards, altered items, Christmas trees, scarves, bookmarks, teachers gifts, journals, snowman soup,inspirational signs and many other items. I think I'll set up in my craftroom and take a picture so I can use it on that day,this way I can make it perfect. I'll be decorating my house next week. I like to have it ready on Thanksgiving night. I decorate all the rooms in my house. My kitchen is all gingerbread with a 5' Primitive tree in front of the window. I put wreaths on all my cabinet doors and gingerbread cans and decorations. The rest of my house is Snowmen. When I get it done I will take pictures. Well need to get busy. Here's a Christmas card I did.

Sunday, November 16, 2008

Wide Awake!!!!

Couldn't sleep again so here I am on the computer. I decided to work on my etsy shop. I decided to have a 2 week sale for black friday. Put all my cards on sale. Check them out . Great prices!

Friday, November 14, 2008


Well it's friday! Another week gone by. Tomorrow I'm going to go in my scraproom and makes some things for my show in Dec. First I want to get my christmas cards done to mail out, then I need to scrap my grandson birthday party pictures. I'm making albums for each year. Then when he gets married I'll give them to him to share with his kids. I just finished his 1yr-2yr. Now I'm starting 2yr-3yr. He got his 2 yr. checkup yesterday. The Dr. says he doing good, growing normal. My baby isn't a baby anymore!!!!
I've been working on a wood skate I'm altering. I want to make some boxes to put all my Chritmas fudge and goodies in. I guess my cricut will be busy this weekend. I'll be posting pictures on Monday!
It's raining today but it's supposed to be warmer today. I guess I can't complain!

Tuesday, November 11, 2008

3 More Cards!

Made This Card Today!

Here's a card I made today! I couldn't sleep last night because I kept seeing this card in my mind. So I made it when I woke up! I guess I even think about cards in my sleep. I also made 2 more that are drying. I'll put them on here tomorrow.

Monday, November 10, 2008

Christmas Cards I Made This Weekend!

These are the cards I made this weekend. I sat and relaxed for a few hours and this is what I came up with. Sometimes I can make alot and sometimes I get nothing made. I guess I was in the mood this weekend. Can You tell I love snowmen and Gingerbread?????

Great Weekend!

Well I got alot done this weekend. I cleaned house and managed to do alot of cards. The best part of the weekend was my grandson's birthday party. He is 2!!!!! My baby is growing up! Friday he got his first haircut. He no longer looks like a baby. He had banana curls and now there gone!!!! He'll always be my baby. I took alot of pictures.The weather here has been great! It's been in the 60's. It's hard to believe it's Nov. I can't wait for our first snowstorm. Maybe we will get some on Thanksgiving. Thats when I decorate for christmas. We go to daughters for Thanksgiving dinner, then come home and turn the lights on. Then the next day my daughter and I go out at 4am for black friday. We call that our family tradition. This year will be a little different. We won't buy as much. With the economy like it is we're cutting down! We usually wear weird Christmas hats and have the Christmas music loud. We stop at our Starbucks for our pumpkin latte's. Of cause mine is the Lite one!!!!! We usually hit Michael's first, then Kohl's, then off to the Mall. By noontime we've had enough and come home. We love getting the great buys!!!!! Here's a picture of Grandson eating his cake. The tongue says it all!!!!!

Tuesday, November 4, 2008

2 More Christmas Cards!

Here's 2 more Christmas Cards! I guess you can tell, I love Christmas! Hope you like them!

2 New Cards That Are the Same But.........

These 2 cards are basicly the same but with different colors. What a difference , changing the color can make. I hope you like them!