Sunday, July 5, 2015

Cookouts, family and fireworks

I hope everyone had a fun and safe holiday. We enjoyed a great evening at my parents house for the annual 4th of July fish fry. My dad and his Uncle Ron fried up about 40-50 pounds of fish that they had been catching. My one cousins family has been coming to our fish fry from Michigan, we enjoy their company and God be willing they will be back next year.There was over 30 to 40 family members and some came we had not seen for several years. It was great to see everyone having a great time. God Bless the USA for a wonderful day!






Friday, July 3, 2015

Bokeh Technique

This is my first attempt at the Bokeh Technique. The paper players had a sketch challenge, unfortunately I did not get it in, in time. The challenge is #251











Built for Free Using: My Stampin Blog


Sunday, May 17, 2015

Black Currant Photo Folio HD


I have found a new LOVE! Want to try this with Stampin Up! products.





Sunday, April 26, 2015

HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!!

Yesterday was my birthday. I went out with some friends to Texas Roadhouse for good food and chat and of course they told the staff it was my birthday and I gave a YEE HAW! It was a well deserved night out with good friends. So with that being said...I thought since I have not gotten my card posted yet for Stampin Up!, why not do a birthday giveaway.

I will be giving away two of the new Sale-a-bration stamps sets Lotus Blossom with your choice of one of 3 ribbons with matching buttons in these colors:
Calypso Coral
Crushed Curry
Coastal Cabana
( I only have one of each so if one color is chosen the other person will have to choose from the two colors I have left, Sorry.)

So you are asking what do I have to do to get in on this giveaway?

Here is what you need to do:
1) Go to my Stampin Up! page(click on the shopping logo on right of side bar to get there from here) and place a $5.00 order, yes only $5.00!!
2) For every $5.00 you spend you get your name in again.
3) Tell a friend and have them place a $5.00 order and get your name in again.
4) Leave a comment and get your name stating you have placed your order and your name is entered again.


LOOK at all these chances!!


This will end on May1st. So... what are you waiting for?

Do not forget to check out the retiring items. Once they are gone...they are gone!




Sunday, February 22, 2015

I am a Stampin' Up! demonstrator

Hello everyone,
Hope those of you who are In the deep freeze are doing your best to keep warm. We have finally gotten above 20 degrees here in Ohio. Unfortunately to go back soon into the deep freeze again:(
In the meantime, those of you who know I have been going back to school, so far is going well except for one class.
Since going back to school, I decided to be a Stampin' Up demonstrator to try to earn items for my passion of crafting. I want to be ready when I am no longer going to school to get back into the swing of things. So, I decided to do one Stampin' Up item a month and this will be posted on my Stampin' Up site Donna123. I hope you will stop by and check it out. This is more for those who can not get to a class or workshop. I hope to have my first one posted soon. If you place an online order of $50.00 or more I will send you a pdf of the item I have created and posted on the site, an order of 100.00 or more, I will send you a catalog in the mail and a printed tutorial of the item from the site. As thing progress and my cliental grows, I hope to be able to give back more to my buyers.






Thanks and hope to see you there:)














Sunday, January 18, 2015

TAX TIME!

It is the time of the year... TAX TIME!

If you are like me, you dread having to check and make sure you have everything, fill out the form and wait to see if you owe or get money back. I hope everyone is well and gets a refund.



Wednesday, December 31, 2014

Happy New Year!!

Happy New Year 2015 Clip Art






Oh how time flies. I will soon be starting another semester of school and will not be having much time for anything other than fitting in family. Here are a few essays I had written for my English Comp II class. Hope you enjoy, I like the idea of creating with a computer, but also must remember the cons of it also.


First of three essays...






Argument Essay


On the verge of Technological Dependence


Compare-Contrast Essay


The Human Brain and the Computer Brain




Cause-Effect Essay


The effects of Human-Computer relationships




I hope you enjoy reading my essays, I enjoyed writing them.







Saturday, December 27, 2014

Merry Christmas from my home to yours!

Another year has come and soon to be gone, but will be starting a new year. Let us not forgot about those who can not be with their loved ones, those who a risking their lives for us each day...

Police, Fireman, EMT's, other rescue workers and our Military families near and afar.
I hope that each of them make it home safely each night. May God Bless Them.
Please pray for them even if it is the only prayer you say each night.



Tuesday, July 8, 2014

4th of July and Poison Ivy

I hope everyone had a great holiday. On the fourth at my mother in laws we had a great cookout with the family. On the fifth we went to my parents for the annual fish fry and fireworks. Great time also. After all this...woke up with poison ivy all over my arms and chest. Now feeling miserable. Trip to the doc for shots and meds.


Thursday, June 12, 2014

A great loss :(

Yesterday my grandpa passed on. He will be missed. He was a WWII veteran in our home town. He was the last.












His younger years




Saturday, April 26, 2014

Exam Finals!!!

Sorry I have not been posting much. For those who may not know, I have been going back to school. Working and night school has been a little stressful, but well worth it.
Yesterday was my birthday, I and my husband took the day off of work to be together. We had a great time eating out, going to motorcycle shops looking at bikes, clothes and I bought a new helmet.
It was a great day!





Saturday, February 1, 2014

Sheena's Faux Leather Technique




January is gone and a new month begins. I came across this video in an email I get from Crafter's Companion. Sheena does a beautiful job. I buy quite a bit from them, especially the cardstock. Please check them out for ideas and inspiration.





Thursday, January 9, 2014

Wednesday, January 1, 2014

Winter Gazebo SVG Kit - Trailer

This is simply gorgooues for a winter theme using Fancy Pants Blissful Blizzard.


Happy New Year!

 
 
 
Another year has come and gone.
Here is my Year in Review of 2013:
 
 
January- Happy New Year
February- Valentine you tube videos
April-Easel Card
August- I made the decision to go back to school:)
September- Fall/Autumn
October- More videos
November- Exams to study for and will be starting my 6th year for my blog.
 
 
I hope to post more in the coming months. I will have a few blogs to post about and hopefully some surprises in the future:)
 
 
 
 
 



Sunday, December 29, 2013

Late Merry Christmas! and a swap

 
  
 
I was in a swap on the Cricut MB and we created items to the Christmas Song
 
 
 
Chestnuts roasting on an open fire
Create a TAG using a brick stencil or brick embossing folder or fireplace themed designer paper

Jack Frost nipping at your nose

Alter or decorate a GIFT BAG using a snowman, snowflakes, icicles, or snow theme

Yuletide carols being sung by a choir

Must incorporate sheet music designer paper or images of carolers into your idea
 
 



And folks dressed up like EskimosCreate something wintry but not Christmas-y

Everybody knows a turkey and some mistletoe

Must incorporate Greenery (Mistletoe, wreath, holly, etc.) into your idea

Help to make the season bright

Your home-made or bought idea must incorporate Tim Holtz inks/stains/paints or glimmer mists




Tiny little tots with their eyes all aglowYour home-made or bought idea must incorporate bling, light, illumination

Will find it hard to sleep tonight

Your idea must incorporate something to do with a star or stars (forgot to post pic of the frame with
 stars she made)

They know that Santa's on his way

Must incorporate a Santa theme with your idea

 
Decorate any type of CONTAINER and add a Holiday TREAT (candy, chocolate, nuts, etc.)

And every mother's child is going to spy

I spy something you would really like to have… (check out her wishlist!) She altered a canvas for me! Want to learn to do this.

To see if reindeer really know how to fly

Must incorporate a Reindeer into your idea OR a grunge idea with no reindeer required
 
 
 
And so I'm offering this simple phraseUse your favorite verse on a project or stamp/emboss/diecut out a favorite verse (3 images) for your partner to use on future cards or projects.

To kids from one to ninety-two

Your home-made or bought idea must incorporate numbers or December 25

Although it's been said many times, many ways

Create a set of 3 NOTECARDS or THANK YOU CARDS or GIFT CARD HOLDERS
 
 
Merry Christmas to youUse “Merry Christmas” phrase on a CARD you will make from you to your SS

Love and joy come to you

Create a 2 page 8x8 LAYOUT using theme “Love” and/or “Joy” (or use size your SS would prefer or create a mini, mini album, or if your SS does not scrapbook pictures, then feel free to send her Love or Joy Titles, Diecuts, Embellies she can use on her own future projects

And to you, your carol to you

Create something based on any CHRISTMAS CAROL fancy Folded card, tag, ATC, chunky dangle charm, etc)
 

 And God bless you and send you a Happy New YearMust incorporate something Inspirational

And God send you a Happy New Year

Create something your SS can use in 2014 (layout page, mini, canvas, frame, travel diary, etc. for an upcoming trip or event or a 2014 calendar, Goals, Resolutions, Swap Journal, are a few suggestions)



 
I loved everything I received from my partner:)