Wednesday, November 30, 2016
Tuesday, November 29, 2016
I have some ideas for a new series of layout for next year, but you'll just have to wait until I make up my mind.
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Monday, November 28, 2016
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Friday, November 25, 2016
Wednesday, November 23, 2016
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Tuesday, November 22, 2016
Good morning and happy Tuesday from sunny Temecula, California! On Sunday we celebrated my DIL's 29th birthday (hey, the same as me!) Here are some of the pictures I took.
Here is Madison Rose with the cake she helped decorate.
And here is the lovely birthday family! (I think that I might have coined a new phrase here.)
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Monday, November 21, 2016
Friday, November 18, 2016
Good morning and happy Friday. Yahoo, another week come and gone! Tonight I leave for California to spend a week with my son and his family and I couldn't be more excited.
In the meantime, here is a new layout of mine titled The Little Mermaid.
And here is my own Little Mermaid trick or treating with her brother Hank the Septopus. Got to love the sprayed on red hair.
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Thursday, November 17, 2016
Good morning and happy Thursday! I'm really enjoying my Copic markers these days. Here's a layout of mine with a couple of Saturated Canary artisits colored with copics.
When I went to pick up Andrew after pre-school the other day, his teachers asked about Carolina's pre-school. I told them that she didn't attend one and they mentioned that Andrew had told them that she went to "Lita" school and took a lunchbox every day. I told them that I was Lita and that we jokingly called my house the Lita Academy of Fine Arts. I mean, where else do you get to glue paper butterflies while wearing butterfly wings?
Here are the both of them at the Lita Academy of Fine Arts. Andrew's working with ocean animals.
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Wednesday, November 16, 2016
Good morning and happy Wednesday! Here is a recent layout and kit of mine titled "Pirates!"
And here we are at Ft. Matanzas, a small restored Spanish fort in the intercoastal waterway about 25 miles south of St. Augustine. It was built by the colonial Spanish in the 1700's to prevent attacks on St. Augustine from the rear. But just try to convince a 4-year-old that this is not a pirate castle. Andrew & Carolina showed up dressed for the occasion. My DH, his sister and her husband humored them.
Thanks for visiting today. Have a wonderful and blessed day. Arrrgh!
Tuesday, November 15, 2016
Good morning and happy Tuesday! This past weekend a friend of mine from church, Fernanda, came to my house to visit and we spent the time in my studio making cards and some Christmas decorations. It has been a while since I made cards so it was very enjoyable.
Here is Fernanda showing a couple of her creations.
And here are a couple more.
And just like this last card says, thanks for visiting my blog today. Have a wonderful and blessed day!
Monday, November 14, 2016
Good morning and happy Wednesday! I hope that everyone had a great weekend and that you're ready for a new and exciting week.
This is one of my favorite times of the year because of the beautiful weather and the bright Fall color. Next Thursday is Thanksgiving, the traditional time of year when everyone sits down for a turkey dinner. This year, I'm having two. My Bible group will have one this Thursday. So these next two weeks are "Turkey Time" for me!
Here is a layout that I made titled "Turkey Time". It's one of the new kits that I'm offering for sale here on my blog. To see them all, just click of the shopper on the top of this page.
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Friday, November 11, 2016
Good morning and happy Friday! Another week under the belt. Today I travel to Lake City, Florida to scrap with some friends. Great thing is that it's only about 45 minutes from here so we can scrap late and still drive home!
Here is a layout that I made for all of you cat lovers out there!
Thanks for visiting today. Have a wonderful and blessed day and a safe and restful weekend
Thursday, November 10, 2016
Good morning and happy Thursday! Many of your know that I participate in a great traditon of Black Friday shopping. My daughter and I plan our outing around the stores' opening times. We want to be among the first ones in the stores. We don't really buy all that much, but we love the atmosphere.
This year I'm going to be with our son and his family in Southern California. He's a tough nut, but I'm hoping to get my DIL excited about this event.
Here's a recent layout all about shopping until we be dropping!
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Wednesday, November 9, 2016
Good morning and happy Wednesday! Aren't you glad that the election is over? I know that I've had enough to last me a while. Maybe we can get back to normal, now.
Here is a layout that I made yesterday titled "Love & Faith" After all, everything other than that is just a detail.
Thanks for stopping by today. Have a wonderful and blessed day.
Tuesday, November 8, 2016
Good morning and happy Election Day 2016! If you've not yet done so, please get out there and vote today. In his live prayer broadcast last night, Franklin Graham stressed that it not just for the candidates on the ballot, but also for the next one to four choices for the Supreme Court which could affect our nation for the next 50 years.
Do your part. Get out there and vote!
Most States have some form of early voting. Here's a photo of me and my DH votitng early last Monday.
Thanks for visiting my blog today and thanks for participating in the electoral process.
Monday, November 7, 2016
Good morning and happy new week! I just got back from a fabulous weekend of cropping and shopping in St. Petersburg/Tampa, The crop was held at Whim So Doodle in St. Pete. What a great time we had!
Here are three new Fall layouts that I made while there.
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Friday, November 4, 2016
Good morning and happy Friday! Today I travel with my friend Peggy to Whim So Doodle in St. Petersburg, Florida for a 3-day crop. We are going to have fun.
I want to show you a couple of great solutions for storage. The first one is a four-sided storage unit for punches made by the nephew of my friend Vicky. He loves working with wood and made one for Vicky and one for me. It's great because my punches are all in one spot and they are visible at a glance. I have used other things previously like drawers, but I find that if my punches are out of sight, they are also out of mind! This way I can use them all without digging for them.
Here is another solution, These compartment holders are great because everything is visible. Also, If I have to move to another area of my studio, I can pick up the whole holder and take it with me. These are also made out of painted wood.
Thanks for visiting today. Have a wonderful and blessed day and a safe and restful weekend.
Thursday, November 3, 2016
Good morning and happy Thursday! Here is a layout that I designed for Treasured Memories the last time I was there. Janet designed the title with the Silhouette. The girl is from Saturated Canary which I colored with Copic markers.
Thanks for stopping by this morning. Have a wonderful and blessed day!
Wednesday, November 2, 2016
Good morning and happy Wednesday! I hope that your week is going well, so far.
Here is a recent layout of mine titled "Advice from a Pumpkin". My favorite is "Have Thick Skin". From the pineapple we learn that we should "stand tall and wear a crown". It's amazing how much great advice we can get from our fruits and vegetables.
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Tuesday, November 1, 2016
Good morning and happy November! My DH and I I just got back from a weekend trip to Chicago where we got to enjoy some of the Fall weather as well as the Fall colors and lots of family time. Here is a recent Fall layout of mine perfect for some of my pictures.
And here are a couple of photos of us enjoying the colorful leaves.
Thanks for your visit today. Have a wonderful and blessed day!