Sunday, May 29, 2011


As many of you know, one of my favorite things to do is go yard-saleing on Saturday mornings. Since we live in a warmer climate, the sales usually start in full force in March, and go until Thanksgiving. Typically, My husband and I start out bright and early and are home by 10:00. We usually dont need to spend much money, so we have maybe $20.00. If it happens to be a bad sale day, we go out to breakfast with that money. There is a great little place by us that we love to go to and get French Toast for me, and Omlettes for Hubby.
Yesterday was a good sale day. The photo below was from one sale and the whole thing only cost $2.00!!!! Isnt that awesome? I got 2 really pretty shabby chic throw pillows, a t-shirt and pair of jeans for my daughter, a like new book about jewelry making, an adorable cable car souvenir toothpick holder, a bible tin to alter (it has beads inside) an afgan throw and a Longaberger lookalike basket. For $2.00!!!!!!! Isnt the fabric pretty on the pillow? And the afgan is very soft.

My fav from this pile of stuff~ How cute is this little cable car?? Who cares if I've never been to San Francisco? LOL! I love the pastel colors and it will look nice in its new home on my kitchen table.

My next stop netted me these goodies.

A painted wine glass for 50 cents. Nice to use outside, I wont freak when it breaks.

A pyrex 2 cup measuring cup, seeing that I broke our other one.

A flat long basket for 50 cents. I think I will use that at my craft shows.

A comfy pair of slippers- they look like Dorothys dress form W of Oz.

And a real find- travel toilet paper for 10 cents! You dont want to ever run out of that stuff~ haha.

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Enjoy the rest of your weekend~

Sunday, May 22, 2011


Hello everyone! Yesterday, I went with my good friend Sharon ( Oak Island Stamp Queen) to a Copic class in Myrtle Beach. Yes, I have been to Myrtle Beach 2 weekwnds in a row.
Although it was a beginner class, and I have been using these markers for well over a year, I decided to go with her. Since this is our closest scrapbook store and its over an hour away, we dont get to take a class from someone else too often.
Dont get me wrong, we love teaching our classes, but its just nice to sit and relax sometimes. KWIM?
Anyhow, the class was fun and it did make me want to go home and play with my markers~
My flesh color ones needed refilling, and I thought I would show you how to do this as I go along. There are several tutorials on You Tube for refilling the markers. But this is so easy, you dont even need to ever leave my blog-LOL.
Fist get out your marker and your refill. The refills are usually sold wherever you purchased the marker. Or several places online. The good thing about Copics is that the marker itself never has to be replaced, just keep refilling it. Remember to make sure they are the same color.
Next, open both ends of the marker. This will release the pressure inside.
Next, using a paper towel and your fingers, pull out the nib on the wide side. It will come straight out with a firm pull.
Then, just add the refill liquid drop by drop. Mine took about 20-25 drops. You know that the marker is full when the brush end starts to look like its going to drip.

Then just push the nib back in, put both covers on, and you are done.

I like to lay them flat for a little while so the juice spreads evenly throughout the marker.
And thats it!!!!
Easy peasy right??
You know you need to refill them when the end you are using starts to lose some color. Or when your coloring starts to get a little streaky looking.
OK, now go off and make something pretty~
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Sunday, May 15, 2011


Although I had a really nice day last Sunday, We didnt get to go anywhere for Mothers Day because we had our last bowling nite. So instead, we celebrated today!
I wanted to go to Broadway At The Beach in Myrtle Beach SC. I requested to see the new movie Born To Be Wild at the Imax Theater, and my family happily obliged. I love animals, and who can resist baby animals~ in 3-D no less??? and on a 12 foot screen??? and with Morgan Freeman narrating?? Certainly not me.
Here is Theresa in the lobby. Here we are sporting our 3-D glasses. They are HUGE!!! and pretty goofy looking~
The movie was great, by the way.

We also walked around there, it was a gorgeous day out. Isnt this upside down building awesome? Not sure what its going to be, maybe a restaurant.

Heres hubby and I posing by some pretty scenery.

You can feed these fish, and boy they are so big. They are different kinds of Karp mostly, and some catfish. Their mouths open so big when they think you are going to throw some food at them.

These are just some pics of us before the movie, right outside the Imax.

At least 2 out of the 3 of us thought something was funny~

Still not laughing...

But I still am!! We had a wonderful day.

Thank you sweet family of mine~

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Thursday, May 12, 2011

Mothers Day Cards

Hi all~ Just wanted to ahow you the cards I made for Mothers Day. I had to make about 10 of them, so I needed something easy, fun and pretty. I think this card answered all of these. I used a Melissa Frances 6 by6 paper pad, along with some odd pieces I had in the stash. The bird cage die is Tim Holtz. Ribbon is may arts.
The stamps I used were all Stampin Up. The front uses Tiny Tags. The inside of the cards, which I forgot to photograph said Happy Mothers Day from the Somethiing To Celebrate set. This was stamped in the typical middle of the card.
On the bottom left side I stamped a quote from the Favorite Thoughts set.
I think they came out pretty good!!

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Tuesday, May 10, 2011


Hey, Im back blogging after enjoying a nice relaxing weekend. I hope all of you that like to celebrate Mothers Day also had a great day.
I woke up Sunday morning, first to this: Then to these:

And then my fav breakfast~ chocolate chip pancakes! Here is my huge one covering my whole plate~

And here are some for everyone else~hee hee!

We also had bacon, and little sausages. I didnt get a photo of those though. What a great hubby I have. And he cleans up the mess too!!

But what makes my eyes tear most of all, is the 3 awesome reasons that allow me to wear the name Mother. My 3 gorgeous children. I am so proud of each and every one of them. Precious gifts from God and for that I am grateful.

Here are 2 of my gifts, my other son lives in NY.

These guys bring me nothing but pure joy~

A perfect little family is what I have.

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Wednesday, May 4, 2011


Yeaaa! Its Wednesday, and tomorrow my daughter and I will go to pick up my son from college. Only a couple of summer classes, and we will have another college graduate in the family!! I am so proud of him~
And although I am thankful for that, this card was made with my Mother In Law in mind. I just mailed this to her, so hopefully she will get it before reading this post.
She loves crafting like I do, and was my first business partner in the craft fair world, years ago. The card is because she has been sending me some adorable things in the mail. The other day I got the new 6 by 6 Melissa Frances pad. Its so pretty!! Then some cards with vintage (my fav) images on them for me to cut out and use in my work.
Anyhow, back to the card. The cute fairy is from the new Kraftin Kimmie release, as is the sentiment. She is colored with Copics. Her wings are glittered and her eyes have some Crystal Effects from SU to help them stand out. The paper is a SU cardstock base made from the retired Yo Yo Yellow. The designer paper is by K and Co, called Kimberly Hodges Patchwork paper pad. It measures 6 by 6 and is so bright in real life.
The detail is done with the Martha Stewart Doily Edge Punch.

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