Saturday, September 13, 2008

Some Pics and a HUGE Thank you!

Last weekend we volunteered at Misericordia. This is a fantastic residential community for disabled persons. Our hope is to someday have a place for Cortney there. It is a happy, warm place with tons of caring people. Every Sept. they have their annual picnic. If you live in Illinois, you are probably familiar with this wonderful organization! Brian, my best friend Jennifer, and myself helped in the BINGO tent. We had our little aprons on and sold BINGO boards. It was a lot of fun! One of the local newscasters was there, Carol Maureen.
This is Kyle running his little Tic-Tac-Toe game.
This is Brian holding up his winning pull tickets. He won $50.00!!! WOOHOO!
This is my bestest friend in the whole world, Jennifer! She has stood beside me in everything I have done. She has a heart of gold, and I am so blessed to have her in my life!

I want to thank all of you for voting at the JustRite blog! I am so EXCITED to say, I won 3rd place! All of the other ladies are super talented and had wonderful projects, and I am honored to have competed with them!

Thank you for your visits to my little 'ole truly means the world to me!

Tuesday, September 9, 2008

What Do I Want for my Birthday?

Yep, today is my birthday! The big 37! So what do I want for my birthday? Not a whole lot......just a vote! Head on over to the JustRite blog and vote for the project you like best! (I am obviously hoping it is mine! LOL!) I am not usually a lucky person....I don't win at BINGO, lottery cards, or the "big basket" at scrap crops......but I did make it in the top 9 at JustRite! To me that is pretty darn lucky and exciting!

We had to make one alterable project and a card. I decided on a glass Christmas ornament. I used the tiny letters from JustRite to create my own sentiment and then stamped on a transparency with Stazon. I then cut the circle with my Nestibilities. I had to roll it to get it in the ornament. With tweezers I carefully glued the sequins in the center. I wanted to create a "window" effect, so I cut another circle out of paper and very carefully held it to the glass, sprayed adhesive over the entire ornament except for where the paper was. While adhesive was tacky, I sprinkled glitter over it. I added some pretty ribbon, and a few embellishments and it was done. (Like 3 days later.....cuz I putzed and putzed, and agonized and agonized some more!)
The card was created using the tiny letters again from JustRite and inked them with Palette Noir. Then used my Nestibilities for the outside circle and again with a smaller circle for the inside. I threaded the wide ribbon through the circle. Instead of using the word, heart, I decided to punch a heart out and sprinkle it with glitter! The paper is SU! and vintage sheet music.

So please take the time to vote! (And if you're looking for something to "get" me for my birthday.....just vote for me! I will be forever indebted to you! : )

Basket Challenge!

This week over at Bitten By the Bug, the challenge was to use the basket cut from the Doodlecharms cartridge. I decided to use some pieces from Noel's Homeroom Kit. (Which is sold out! She does have 5 left of the Extra Credit Kit though!) This kit has lot of October Afternoon papers! (LOVE October Afternoon!) Anyway, back to the card......I added some silk flowers, and some of my new buttons from SU! The tag happened to be on my desk and thought it worked great on this card. I believe it is from Creative Cafe. Head on over the the BBTB site to see what the other girls have cooked up! Stay tuned tomorrow for a silly post in honor of my birthday!

Monday, September 8, 2008


Just a little Halloween post. This is a new Crafty Secrets stamp set that I am totally loving! I again used some vintage book paper for the background and some Martha Stewart felt webbing. I stamped the cat and cut him out. I wanted him to look super scared of that spider in the tie!

Had a great weekend, but am pooped! We helped in the BINGO tent at Misericordia. ( A residential facility for disabled persons). What an amazing place it is! It gives you such a good feeling to see all these people out there for one reason. It makes you feel like your not alone out there in your struggles. Kyle helped for the first time this year at the children's games tent. He was great! He was really "working" the crowd! I was so proud of him! I will post some pics of him tomorrow!

Until then......have a great Monday!