Tuesday, December 15, 2009

Win a mini Jingle album complete with tear bears!

I have been MIA! I had another back surgery in November. I am praying this one has fixed me.
I wanted to share an album a fellow close to my heart consultant created and is giving away. Just go to her blog and copy the pictures of the album and paste them on your blog, face book, my space , where ever you visit and then go to http://www.createwithheart.blogspot.com/ and leave a note where you pasted it so she can see that you pasted it.
I hope all of you have a very Merry Christmas. I myself can't wait till 2010 and hopefully it will be a better year medically for me.

Saturday, August 1, 2009

New stamp store opening in the Bay area

on 8/12/09 LaLa Crafts will be opening a new stamp store. She is giving away some awesome blog candy to celebrate the event. Click on the link on the side of my blog to take you to her blog.
Please stop by and visit her blog. She is having a grand opening gala which sounds likes it is going to be a blast. If you live in the bay area there are a few tickets left. You get a free goodie bag and other goodies that night.
Have a great weekend!

Monday, July 27, 2009

I am totally amazed at the generosity of my online scrapping family. Packages arrived almost daily with more items for the raffle or silent auction. Thank you all from the bottom of my heart. We will make a bunch of soldiers know that they are not forgotten this Christmas!!

Saturday, July 25, 2009

PAIN IS THE PITS! I thought things or rather the pain would ger better after surgery. Buy, boy I was wrong. Please keep me in your ptayers.

Monday, July 20, 2009

Cropping for the Troops

The Foothills Chapter of the Blue Star Mothers is my home away from home. Supporting the troops is very important to me. Scrapbook Royalty is helping us with this event. So keep checking www.scrapbookroyalty.com for the website to register on. We only have room for 40 scrappers so it is going to go fast.

If you have anything that you would like to donate to raffle off, be part of the silent auction, cash for shipping of the care packages. It now cost 11.95 to ship a box to soldier; and that is the flat rate box from the post office. you can contact me at pls0818@aol.com . We are a 501(C) organization, so we can give you a receipt for ever you donate.

Hope to see you at the crop!!!!
Have a blessed day!

Monday, July 13, 2009


Hi everyone,
I am not really great at this blogging thing. I need to upload some of my scrapping projects and cards.
My friend, Nina, has just started a new blog called There is Magic in the air. She is working on some major surprises for us, but you need to go and check out the blog now. She has some major blog candy up for grabs if you follow the rules. I my confess that I am being selfish and I hope I win.
My life has been going a little sucky lately and I could use some good luck for a change!
For those that don't know me, I had my 3rd back surgery on 6/10/09. It did not go well, but that is the usual for me, I am like Eyeore, I have a black cloud over my head most days. I am walking without my walker but it is a unsteady walk and a little wobbly-looks like I have had too many Blue Hawians but I haven't LOL
Eric was home most of the month of June so that was great to have him here.We had a blast and he is getting back to a little more of his normal self each day. He is now at Ft. Bliss near El Paso TX and he loves it out there. He has already made him some friends. He is searching for an apartment but has not found one yet.
The Wienne Ranch is fine. Last week we had all 7 because I babysat the furgrandbabies while Dana went back to the beach. She brought me back some dachshund socks. They are super cute.

ok, be good and run over and check out Nina's new blog! There is Magic in the Air! This lady has more talent in her pinky finger than I do in my whole body. She is one of my favorite artist!
Have a blessed week!

Monday, May 25, 2009

New challenge site to open on 6/1/09

The Next Level will not only be a fun and informative place to hang out for card crafters and scrapbookers of all levels, but it is hoped that it will also become a valuable source of information, hints and tips, tutorials, downloads and much more. We want to cover the craft of traditional card making but also add in a touch of digital, not too much to scare anyone away, but enough to explore the magical world out there at your fingertips for anyone wanting to venture.We would very much like you all to be part of this new venture and over the next two week countdown to launch day, we need your support in getting us off to a flying start. Here's how we would like you to help:-1. Please register as a Follower of The Next Level and also leave us a comment below with a link to your own blog if you have one.2. On your own blog, please spread the word about The Next Level and link people back to our blog with the lure of the fantastic blog candy that will be being awarded on Launch day. Doing this in conjunction with registering as a Follower of the blog will automatically enter you for the big Prize Draw.
3. If you have the time, please e-mail us (see link in sidebar) letting us know if there are any particular elements you would like us to include in the coming weeks’ and also what are your favourite kind of Challenges. We want The Next Level to be your blog as much as it is ours.4. The Next Level is looking for 4 Guest Design Team Members.Initially the new guest team will join us for around 8 weeks and then we plan to invite new DT members to join us as the Seasons’ change, to give more people a chance of sharing their creativity. Any level of card maker can apply and no previous design team history is necessary - we would also love to encourage people from the UK and Worldwide. If you are interested in joining our team, please send an e-mail (see link in sidebar) to register your interest together with a link to your blog.So what about the fantastic Blog Candy that is offfer. Below are the photos of the two stunning prize packs that will be awarded on Launch day, Monday 1st June. Anyone who has registered as a Follower of The Next Level and who also supported us with the promotion of the new blog and prize candy on their own blogs will go into the prize draw. The two winners will be announced as the new Challenge goes live bright and early on the Monday morning!

blog candy


Friday, May 22, 2009

Do something this weekend to remember those that have gave their all for our country


Cards for Heroes is having a blog hop this weekend. There will be chances to win prizes and goodies along the way. Make a patriotic card to send to a soldier to say thank you and we appreciate what you are doing.
See you on the blogs tomorrow!!

Tuesday, May 19, 2009

More blog candy!

I am blog hopping like crazy!! Here is a link to another blog candy give away.
leave a comment and sign up to follow her blog!


More free blog candy!

OMG this is an awesome blog candy give away!!
go and leave a comment and then sign up for her newsletter!!


Monday, May 18, 2009

More blog candy!


On this one-where you post your comment is way down the blog! Her work is amazing!!

Saturday, May 16, 2009

free blog candy!


click on the above link and leave a comment on their blog to be in the drawing for some of the shimmerz paints

Sunday, May 10, 2009

More blog candy!


more blog candy! Go to the blog and leave a comment for a chance to win two great blog candies!!

More free blog candy!

Awesome blog candy! go leave a comment for a chance to win~

Free blog candy


Awesome blog candy up for grabs! Go check it out!

Saturday, May 9, 2009

Happy Mother's Day

As I sit here typing this post, I am remembering the day I found out I was pregnant with my first baby. Duane and I had been dating for over 2 years and had been engaged for around a year. I knew the moment that Eric was conceived, I remember thinking to myself, OMG, what have we done. I was a senior in high school, I had a plans to go to college when I graduated. My step-father pressured me to have an abortion but I would not do that. Duane and I got married in Octoboer. The 15 day of the month, which was the same day that my grandparents of my real Dad (who God took to heaven when I was 20 months old) were married on. I did not know that when we chose that date. Eric turned 26 last Sunday! It is so hard to believe that my children have grown up into young adults, out on their own, and starting their own families. I miss the days of running=you know running this one to practice, picking this one up from practice. Ball games every weekend, Cheerleader competitions,(my girls Rocked-we still have the trophies in the attic), softball games, football games, and then their dramas over boyfriends and girlfriends, hugging them and telling them it will be okay-one day God will send that special one for them. I miss all of that and remind the young Moms that are my friends to cherish each of those days!They go away so fast!!!Now it is just Duane and I and the 5 yes 5 furbabies! Shh-they are the best kids ever, they also greet us at the door with barks of excitement, the cuddle up with us when we don' feel well, they love us when we are very unloveable, they never talk back to us, they appreciate the least little thing, a rub on a belly, or a rub behind their cute little ears. Don't tell Eric and Dana, LOL, but when the good Lord takes Duane and I home, the furbabies get it ALL!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!Happy Mother's Day to all Moms everywhere. And to our little boy who is waiting for us in Heaven, we love you, think of you often, and wonder what life would have been like if you were still with us!!
Just always know that you are not forgotten and we can't wait to see you again!
Love ,

Friday, May 8, 2009


More free blog candy! Go check it out!! Who does not like a chance to win something

Free blog candy

Go visit this blog and leave a comment.She is giving away an awesome amount of blog candy!

Tuesday, April 14, 2009

When it rains, it pours!

Well, today has been very interesting. I have been bothered with right hip pain, lower back pain, and right leg pain for almost a year now. I have had MRI, x-rays, been taking enough meds to kill a horse and still no relieve from this PAIN in my A**! I finally got them to do a xray of my right hip. Guess what they found? Just bone on bone. All of the cushion between the different bones are gone! I am now in wait mode. Waiting for an appointment with the orthopedic doctor, waiting to find out what he will want to do, and waiting to find out how we are going to survive with me out on medical leave again! I had two major back surgeries in the fall of 2006 and the spring of 2007. Please keep me in your prayers. I am not a good person who deals with pain. I am a whimp,

My son, who is in the service, his life is turned upside down and all around again. The girl he married way too soon, are now seperated. They were seperated in space by the fact that he is in Italy with the 173rd Airborne and she is here in Conover. They were married a year last Sept. They lived as man and wife maybe three months out of that year. Eric was in Afghanistan or Italy for most of the year. I knew it would happen, but hate that he is hurt ykwim.

Dana and her man are getting married sometime this year. 2008 was not a good year for her. She was plagued by breathing issues and was mistreated with steroids for way to long. She had all the bad side effects of the drug. She gained a lot of weight, she had the hand and feet swelling, the mood swings, the legs aching, and the insomnia. So, her wedding was put off because of her sickness, I think she wants to wait until she feels better before they get married.

I have not been scrapping or stamping much. I do stamp once a month since I go with a good friend to stamp night at her house.
I signed up to be a close to my heart consultant and have met my sale requirements by my friends ordering.It is Close to my heart 25th anniversary and they are having all kinds of special.
April 15, 2009 to May 15, 2009 if you order 60.00 in stamps(excluding the K size sets and the stamp of the month) you get a special kit called Tickled Pink. It has adorable paper, embellishments, and a special stamp set. Please feel free to email me if you are interested.
OK, my pain meds have kicked in and I am going to take a nap. Keep me in your prayers!

Sunday, April 12, 2009

I won some blog candy and YOU CAN TOO! Read this.....
I "won" a homemade gift by leaving one of the first 5 comments on Nina's blog, the link to her blog is in this post title if you would like to check out her lovely blog. SO, now I'll see who my first 5 are. The first five people to respond to this post will get something made by me! My choice. For you!This offer does have some restrictions and limitations:1. I make no guarantees that you will like what I make!2. What I create will be just for you.3. It'll be done this year! (I will get it to you in the next month or so, hopefully - grin).4. You have no clue what it's going to be. I have tons of ideas, but who knows what it will be? Not you, that's for sure!5. The catch? Oh, the catch is that you must repost this on your blog and offer the same to the first 5 people who do the same on your blog! (then come here and post, I WILL check your blog *wink*) The first 5 people to do so and leave a comment telling me they did win a homemade gift by me! Oh, and be sure to post a picture of what you win when you get it!So....who will be the first 5 people????? (ends May 15, 2009)

Wednesday, February 25, 2009

Living life

Some days life just stinks. It seems that any thing that can go wrong does. I feel like I have been
living my life like this for the past couple of years. I have had too many health issues to mention,LOL it would take two or three pages!!!
I am kept sane by my wonderful family. My darling husband, who loves me inspite of myself, because I can be vey unloveable at times, my darling daughter, who is a blessing and a true joy in my life. I am so proud of the young woman that she has become. We will be celebrating her wedding in May. She is my child who has their head on straight and thinks about things before she does them. I love my son, Eric, who I am very proud of and of his service to our country, but sometimes he can make the wrong choices and he is almost 26 years old so I can't make things better for help and step in and help clean up the mess he gets himself into anymore. He is dealing with a marriage that should not have happen, his wife called him on the phone and told him she wanted a divorce and now she has changed her mind and wants a year seperation!!! I told him, son, you are deploying again in June, so she will have her year seperation. Our family is praying that he will make the right decision this time and just end the marriage now-I do not want him on the battlefield worrying about a wife that is not totally commited to him. YKWIM???

On a brighter note! I am the Vice President of the Foothills Chapter of NC of the Blue Star Mothers of America, Inc. We are a non-profit organization that support our soldiers and their families and honor our vetrans. We are planning a crop in June with the help of www.scrapbookroyalty.com
I am so exicted about this and hope it raises lots of money for our care packages and shipping to the troops in Afghanistan and Iraq.
Keep our family in your prayers!