Monday, May 28, 2012

MEMORIAL DAY 2012


Memorial Day was originally called "Decoration Day" and was officially proclaimed "Memorial Day" in early May of 1868; when flowers were placed on the graves of Union and Confederate soldiers in Arlington National Cemetery on May 30th, 1868, this holiday was first observed.  We give thanks to and remember our fallen soldiers on Memorial Day.  God Bless the brave men and women who fought and died for our country so we could be free!


Sunday, May 13, 2012

Happy Mother's Day to all of you wonderful moms!  Have a wonderful day!
(And many thanks to The Vintage Dragonfly for the photo!)

Friday, April 27, 2012

Sorry I've been away for so long . . .


Things got crazy for me around Easter . . . we had a nice big family brunch on Easter, my birthday was a few days later, and the day after my birthday, my daughter got sick and I had to take her to the ER--she ended up being in the hospital for 12 days and just was released last night to go home.  Life, needless to say, changed drastically for me the past 2 weeks--I don't think I've ever been more fraught with worry, stressed out, or so exhausted in my life!  Blessedly, our prayers were answered, God sent us help, and the good news is that she's on the mend; I actually was able to be home this afternoon, and I am looking forward to getting back to the blogging world and my art supplies!  Can't wait to catch up with all of you!

Saturday, April 7, 2012

TAG TUESDAY-"Easter"


Finally got a tag made! I guess this could work for last week's theme of Easter Eggs, as well. (My image is from Dover Publications, and I had fun decorating the egg with Stickles and bright little crystals, and tiny paper flowers.) May you all have a Happy, Blessed, Peaceful Easter this Sunday!

Saturday, March 17, 2012

Thursday, March 15, 2012

TAG TUESDAY-"Birds and Rabbits"



Here are my tags for the past 2 weeks--last week the theme was "Birds" and this week it's "Mad March Hares and Rabbits"--you can see everyone's unbelievably awesome tags over at the Tag Tuesday blog here!

Wednesday, February 22, 2012

TAG TUESDAY-"Poetry and Prose"


I'm sorry my photo isn't the best-poor indoor light and poor camera! You can click on the image for a better look. Anyway, the face stamp is from Hampton Art Stamps (I colored her with chalks), and the Picasso quote is a stamp from Dawn Houser for Inkadinkadoo. I found the background paper in my scrap box, and the heart is from a little punch I have. I sprayed Iridescent Gold Glimmer Mist on the tag, but it doesn't show up in the photo--and the seam binding at the top is vintage, with a brad from Making Memories to complete it all.

You can see all the BEAUTIFUL tags HERE!

Sunday, February 19, 2012

Thursday, February 2, 2012

TAG TUESDAY-"Lace"


Here's my tag for this week's challenge over at the Tag Tuesday blog. I've had this little Paper Whimsy girl waiting a long time for me to do something with her, and this seemed the perfect thing, as the lace on her dress is so beautiful. I think this has always been my favorite PW image--she just looks so sweet, and I'd love to know who she was . . .

Thursday, January 26, 2012

TAG TUESDAY-"Vintage"


Here's my tag for the "Vintage" theme on the Tag Tuesday challenge blog. I found a wonderful, fun technique on the Splitcoast Stampers website for the background on my tag. I took pink chalk ink and rubbed it on the surface of one side of an embossing folder, and then placed my tag in the folder and ran it through my Big Shot machine. Here is a great video by Diana Gibbs, showing how it's done. (It shows up better in person than in the photo--shouldn't have chosen a dark pink background when I took the picture!) My buttons and pink seam binding and the little printed message are all truly vintage, and the rest is just "faux" vintage!

Thursday, January 19, 2012

TAG TUESDAY-"White"


Here's my tag for the weekly theme of "White" over at the TAG TUESDAY blog--everyone's tags are just so lovely--click on my link and pay them a visit!

Saturday, January 14, 2012

GOTHIC ARCH-"New Beginnings"


The Gothic Arches challenge is back--hooray! This week's theme is "New Beginnings" and this is my humble entry! (Sadly, my camera isn't the best, as it's old, and the glitter on my arch doesn't really show. The arch in the center is actually quite sparkly, and looks much better in person!)

Friday, January 13, 2012

TAG TUESDAY-"Snow Sports & Games"


Tag Tuesday is back! Here's my tag for this week's theme.