Thursday, January 31, 2019

Baseball News

Good morning! Finally,  today is the last day of January. My calendar says day 31 but I think it should say day 745. It seems like January went on forever and a day!

Well, it's finally official. Our son Danny will be playing for the Yankees this upcoming baseball season. This is what he posted on his Instagram:

I know that it has been the Lord Almighty who healed him and the power of prayer and love from everyone. We are soooo super happy for him! He will be at Spring Training in Tampa which is only 2 hours from us so we get to see him and his family for 6 long weeks. 

Tuesday, January 29, 2019

Love is in the Air

Good morning!  We're just a few days away from February and you know what holiday we celebrate during February, don't you?  No, not Groundhog Day!  Valentines Day!

I've already published one Valentines Day scrapbooking kit and have several more on the way.  Here is the one that's for sale on our web page

And here are some perfect photos for this layout, our son Danny and  his wife Lexie and our daughter Valerie and her husband George.

Thanks for stopping by today.  Have a wonderful and blessed day.

Monday, January 28, 2019

The Weekend is Over

Happy Monday everyone! Hope you had a lovely and restful weekend. It's been very cold and rainy over here so I got a chance to play a little in my studio inspired after a Mixed-Media class I took  at Cootie Coo Creations in High Springs on Saturday.

Here I am with our instructor Terry Peattie.

And here is what I made at home all by myself. It's been a good change to play with other mediums. I loved every minute of it.

Thanks for visiting today.  Have a wonderful and blessed day!

Friday, January 25, 2019

It Will Always Be Dunkin' Donuts to Me

Good morning and Happy Friday!  Have you heard?  Dunkin' Donuts has "kinda" shortened their name to just Dunkin'.  I say "kinda" because the stores (at least here in Gainesville) still say Dunkin' Donuts and their website is still www.dunkindonuts. com.  Check out the photo below.  The box is still Dunkin' Donuts.

Anyhow, I previously mentioned that we had our two grandchildren over the weekend while their parents were in Colorado.  Andrew plays basketball on Saturday morning and this weekend he won a medal.  As a reward, his dad said that I could buy them donuts.  (Normally I have to do this on the sly and would never put a picture like the one below on Facebook.)

Boy, do I have a layout for this picture.  Here it is, sprinkles and everything!!!

So thanks for stopping by today!  Have a wonderful and blessed day.

Wednesday, January 23, 2019

Happy Birthday, Ki

Good morning and happy Wednesday.  Yesterday we celebrated our last January birthday.  Our granddaughter, Carolina, turned 5.  Here she is with the "family tradition" birthday hat.

We can put the hat away for a month.  In February it comes out again for our son and also our son-in-law.

Here's my latest Happy Birthday kit, still available for purchase on my website.

Thanks for visiting my blog today!  Have a wonderful and blessed day.

Monday, January 21, 2019

Cold Front Again

Happy Monday! Hope you all had an amazing weekend.  For many of us, it's not over yet as many have today off in honor of Martin Luther King, Jr.. Today we will be getting down into the 30's.  For those of you further north, this may seem like balmy weather, but to us it's cold!

Our daughter and her husband took advantage of the extra long weekend and went to Vail, Colorado to ski while Andrew and Carolina (their babies) spent this time with us.  It's been soooo much fun having them all to ourselves!

I made a few winter related layouts inspired by Valerie's pictures in the snow. Here they are:

(Are they skiing in their jammies???)

And here are the layouts.

All of these layouts are available as kits from my website.  Click here to get there and see them.

Thanks for visiting today!  Have a wonderful and blessed day.  Keep warm!

Friday, January 18, 2019

New Scrapbook Kits for January

Greetings, all!

We have just loaded onto our website around 25 new Scrapbook kits for the month of January.  Here are just a few...

To see the rest of them and to place your order, just click on this link to see them.

And don't forget that we also have table cover sets and original layouts available for purchase, too.

Thanks for visiting our blog today.  Have a wonderful and blessed day!

Wednesday, January 16, 2019

Fast Food Lover

Good morning and happy Wednesday!  Yesterday, my husband received a package from our son & his family for his birthday.  It was a cooler that contained everything to make Portillo's famous Chicago dogs.  And by everything, I mean everything!  There was everything from the authentic beef sausage to the "radioactive" green relish, pickle spears, hot peppers, onion, tomato, special mustard and Rosen's fresh poppy seed rolls.  There was even a shaker of their famous celery salt and a server's hat, which he wore all evening.

When Steve was a kid, Portillo's was based out of a small trailer stand not far from where he grew up.  By the time he was in high school, they had moved into a building.  Steve and his friends would go there after basketball games to enjoy their 29¢ hot dogs.  Today Portillo's is all over the Midwest with about 60 restaurants.  Every time we're in the Chicago area, we have to make a stop for a Chicago dog.

So here's where the pictures I took of him yesterday are going.  In fact this is one of the new kits of mine that will be released later this week.

Steve already has plans for the other 9 hot dogs.  It's a good thing that I don't like pickles & hot peppers.  There's more for him.  Ketchup, you ask?  In the words of Dirty Harry, "No one, and I mean no one, puts ketchup on a hot dog."

Have a wonderful and blessed hot diggity dog day!

Tuesday, January 15, 2019

Hello again

I am back! It's been a very busy and hectic week filled with birthdays, doctors, etc, etc, etc. and no time for me to sit and write! Well, I truly believe I am back to normal now and all is in order. Even our new website is running so smoothly! I am so excited about that. By the way, have you seen the new item we added yesterday? 

It's a 3-piece set that includes a workspace table cover and two bags.  There are dragonflies, dogs, cats, flamingos and more.  Here I am with mine!

They were made by my cousin who is raising money for her foundation that works with cancer children and their families in her hometown of Merida, Venezuela.  The foundation is named after her daughter who left this world as a young lady.  Very sad.

We are donating the proceeds of all of the sales of this item to her foundation.  To see the selection, click on the "Special Items" tab at  I look forward to hearing from you.

Thanks for visiting my blog today.  Have a wonderful and blessed day!

Tuesday, January 8, 2019

Birthday Weekend

Good morning and happy Tuesday.  This has been a busy weekend for birthdays.  My cousin from Venezuela had hers on Friday and we all went out for a very nice dinner.  Yesterday was my grandson Andrew's birthday and we went to his favorite Mexican restaurant.  Today is my husband's & I don't know where we'll be going.  Maybe we'll stay at home and eat leftovers!

Here is Andrew last night at dinner wearing the restaurant's birthday sombrero.

Here are my cousin, me and my husband.  My husband is wearing the "Family Tradition" birthday hat which Andrew had on before they brought him the sombrero.  My cousin wore it on Friday and my husband gets to wear it again tonight!  Then it goes back onto the shelf until Carolina's birthday on the 22nd.

Here are two recent layouts of mine.  Somehow I'm going to have to combine them into one layout for the photos from last night!

Thanks for visiting my blog today.  Have a wonderful and blessed day and don't eat too much birthday cake and don't splash hot sauce on it either!

Thursday, January 3, 2019

Lots of Snow

Good morning! I woke up thinking today was Tuesday but it's already Thursday and it's also 2019!  I have been very distracted lately playing with the kids and also putting back the house in order.

Andrew and Carolina are being raised by very active parents. They are taken skiing twice a year and they both love it. Here they are last week in North Carolina 

These rosy cheeks just melt my heart!

Of course I already made the perfect layout for many of their pictures. It is also a kit available for your winter pictures.

In case you missed the good news lately, we finally have an official website. It's called "Amazing Grace Paper Crafts" and here is the link:  .  You can place your kit orders there directly.

Have a fabulous and blessed day!

Wednesday, January 2, 2019

I Am Back

Good morning and Happy New Year! I took about two weeks off from this blog during the holidays, but I'm back.

We just launched our new website yesterday to help with the logistics of kit sales.  Up 'til now we were doing it all by hand and, trust me, it was very, very time consuming & stressful.  We enlisted the services of a very bright young man named Dustin Cucciarre to help us with the site.  Here we are with Dustin who was extremely patient with us two dinosaurs.  (When Dustin talked about something called a URL, my husband commented that he went to high school with him, but that he spelled it EARL.)

There is no way that we could have done this without Dustin, and if any of you out there are in need of his design, marketing and technical skills, please let me know and we'll get you in touch with him.

The name of our new website is Amazing Grace Paper Crafts. You can buy our kits directly from the site.  Here is the link:

Here are the two Happy New Year kits that we released yesterday.

We wish you only the best for 2019.  God bless you and have a wonderful day!