Thursday, November 24, 2011


A sincere wish for a very happy Thanksgiving day to all my readers and especially to my followers. May you all enjoy and cherish those around you that you love.
My camera dropped on the floor and is not not at all working. :(((
Must I brave those crazy black friday crowds to get a replacement?? LOL.
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Friday, November 11, 2011


To all the servicemen both active and retired, their families, and all who love them~ Enjoy this special day!
This day means alot to me, as my Dad, a WW2 Veteran, a Marine, and a Purple Heart Recipient is my Hero! He joined the Marines during war time to be like his brothers, even changing his birth certificate to appear older than he was to valiently fight for our country. His was severly injured while lying in a foxhole, as he saw some of his frieinds killed that same day.
We love to hear all of his war stories.
To my Dad and all the other veterans- Thank You for offering your life so that we may have the wonderful life we live today. You are all heros~

PFC Stephen Richard Hudak   Sixth Marine Division. Love you Pop!!!!!

Thursday, November 10, 2011

Craft Fair Photos Part 2

Here are some more of the photos from Saturdays Craft Fair.

These are the Santa Memo pads I made. They have a skinny legal pad inside with 50 lined sheets.

Tooth fairy boxes in pink, green, purple and blue. Only 1 or 2 sold. :((

These are my glass tile charms. I like making these and I have quite a few different designs. I sold about 12-14 of these. Last year I sold more than 25 of them at this fair. Is it the economy still? I'll have to take some closeups.
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Wednesday, November 9, 2011


Hi all~ someone has asked me to do a tutorial on my post it note holders, so here it is.
Its very easy, and unfortunately, I didnt take any photos as I was going along, just of the finished product. but please ask if you have any questions.

You can also click on this photo to enlarge it.
Start with an acrylic 4 by 6 horizontal photo frame. I got mine at Joannes, but there are pretty much readily available everywhere. Its important to get the frames that would hold a horizontal photo holder, because although you can make them with the vertical frames, they are not as strong. They may also snap when the recipient would lean on them to write on the post its.
Cut out a piece of designer paper in the pattern of your choice in a 4 by 6 size and insert where you would the picture.
I then stamped my images ( all from Vintage Postcard- a retired Stampin up set) in versamark and heat embossed with black embossing powder. Any image will do- childrens themes, kitchen, ideas for men such as golf balls, sports themes, etc. Just make sure its kinda on the small side so there is plenty of room for the post its. I used Spellbinders to cut it out in a square and them used another for the scallops behind it. I used pop dots to adhere this to the frame, and I centered it on the left side.
For the post its- you can get them in many pretty colors and  patterns, just keep your eye out when shopping! Look for sales and bundle packages. I use plenty of adhesive ( ATG gun or double stick tape) to attach the post its to the frame. These are also centered. When they are used up, you can just so the same with a new one.
Lastly, I tied a ribbon around the top portion and finished it with a bow. Enjoy!!! Your done~
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Sunday, November 6, 2011


Its that time of year again- time for the annual holiday craft fair in my little town. Its called Holly Days, and its where, about 6 years ago, I met my very good friend Sharon (oki Stamp Queen). We met because my husband started talking to her as he was wandering around there that day. Anyone who knows him, knows that he loves to talk and meet new people~ but this time, he met a keeper. We exchanged phone numbers, and remain friends to this day.
This years fair had weather that didnt want to cooperate with us. It was chillier than usual for this time of year. But the worst thing was the wind. We had gusts of up to 30 MPH. That does not so well with the lite paper crafts that were sitting on my table. Sharon and I ran after them several times during the day. My husband had to anchor the canopy down with large cinder blocks- or that would have been long gone.
Secondly,I did not do as well at  the fair compared to last year. I was hoping to at least make about the same. But we had a fun day. My sister and my niece came by to hang with us for the afternoon. And then my son Michael came by, and Bob came back early.
I will now show you some of the
crafts I was selling.

These are some of my squash books. Last year I completely sold out of them.

Reindeer food- all gone.

Dog treats- also a sell out!

Sant Stix made with twizzlers and Stampin Up punches. These did not do as well as I would have liked, and they are absolutely adorable.
I will post a few more photos tomorrow.
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