Wednesday, December 30, 2009


I'm wishing everyone a VERY HAPPY NEW YEAR!!  Enjoy your family and friends and be safe if you are going out on the town.  As for me........its dinner and cards with my daughter and her family.  Lets hope 2010 is the best year ever for all of us!!  


Please check out Ann's blog for a chance to win some handmade buttons by Tessa Ann.  I have ordered Tessa's buttons and I love 'em!  I'm just waiting for the right project to use them.  I just like looking at them!!!
ps........I'm not sure you will win the actual buttons in the picture above, but they will be handmade Tessa Ann buttons. 

Monday, December 28, 2009

Mia's 2nd Birthday!

I can't believe our little Mia turned 2 this month!!  She is just a doll.  Well of course that statement is coming from her gramma......but she is!!!

Thursday, December 24, 2009



Wednesday, December 23, 2009

Inspiration Blog Award from Groovy Deb!!

THANK YOU GROOVY DEB!!!!  The following is what Deb had to say about myself and my blog!

Karen Lee  has continued to inspire me for some time on her blog. There is always a selection of great photos from her family that is inspirational in that it shows her love of these in her life. She also keeps color all over the board as well as fun gifs which I think shares a piece of herself because you have to search for those to share. She also sews! Need I say more? I am so attracted to the sewing machine which I cannot use! Her cards are incredible and should be sold in stores and the fifth thing I can say about her blog that I love is that she mentions she never would have thought of herself as a blogger, but she is blogging and what a gift it becomes to those who peruse it! Thanks Karen Lee for taking the step to be a blogger and inspiring all who read about you here: 

After Christmas I will be doing some blog  hopping and will be passing this award on to a blog that inspires me!

Please take the time to visit Groovy Deb's blog........there is always something fun to look at!!!!

Tuesday, December 22, 2009

Christmas Stockings Completed for 2009!!!!!

I got a late start on making these Christmas stockings, but I worked really hard and got them finished and delivered this weekend!!  Now I have an order from Rhonda (my cousin) for 6.  She already sent me a huge box of fabric.....way more than I need, so I will have plenty left over for more stockings....whoo-hoo!!  I promised her that she would have them at her door before January 2010 ends!!  So I better get back to sewing!

Saturday, December 12, 2009

Michael's Christmas stocking

Another Christmas stocking completed.......this one is for my grandson Michael!

Dominick's Christmas stocking

Today I'm in a sewing groove......whoo-hoo!!!  I need to deliver completed stockings to my daughter tomorrow.  So its a day of sewing for me with a little bloggin' and facebookin' thrown in....LOL!!!  This stocking is for my 15 month old grandson Dominick!

Kelly's Christmas stocking

I'm making Christmas stockings for my family.  This is the one that I made for my granddaughter Kelly.  I just thought this polka-dot fabric would make a fun girlie stocking!!!  What do ya think?

Wednesday, December 9, 2009

Christmas Stocking

My first ever Christmas Stocking!!!  My friend Connie makes Christmas stockings for the office every year and her patchwork stockings were my inspiration.  She gave me a stocking that she was working on so that I could use it as a pattern.  There is a little story behind that.......she got very upset with a guy in her office and she told me he wasn't getting a stocking this year and then she gave it to me.  I told her I would bring it back after I made a template, but she said no, he wasn't getting one this year!!!  He really ticked her off....LOL!!  She told me to go ahead and finish sewing it together and to give it away.  I think she will change her mind, so I'm keeping it just in case.
  I love these jewel tone fabrics.  I started making a quilt using these fabrics almost 3 years ago and never finished the quilt.  The back of the stocking (pic on the right) is actually part of the quilt.  I just placed the template on the unfinished quilt and cut it out.  There goes my quilt....LOL!!!! 

Sunday, December 6, 2009

A few new pic's of Dominick!!

Isn't he just the cutest little thing you've ever seen?? 

Saturday, December 5, 2009

More Christmas Cards.........

I'm still pluggin' away at making Christmas cards.  As you can tell I like making that snowman card!  He's just the cutest and its fun changing up the background.  I get bored very easily!!

Saturday, November 28, 2009

Christmas Cards

I've been making Christmas cards for the past few days.  I have so many to make and I work at a snails pace....LOL!  The inspiration for the snowman card came from Stephanie, I saw it on her blog:  Scrapin' Happy. I did make changes on her version to make it my own.  Thanks Stephanie for the push start on that card!  The Merry Christmas and tree light card are my own design.  I used my Cricut for all the cards.  I love that machine!  Well I better get back to card makin'!

Friday, November 27, 2009

Thanksgiving table center piece!

My Thanksgiving Day was spent at my daughter Lisa's house.  She and her husband Steve are the host and hostess with the mostest!!!  They always make us feel so welcome and we always have a wonderful time.  We stayed so late last night they had to be thinking....when are these people going to leave!!!  Steve's dad Jack cooked up the turkey, stuffing and gravy and as always it was fabulous.  His stuffing was so, so, so good and the turkey was moist!  I don't know how he does it every year, but I'm giving him the best tasting turkey award for 2009!!  Melissa made her famous rolls, terrific very large cupcakes and mouth watering stuffed mushrooms.  My brother Mike and I decided we didn't need anything else, just keep the stuffed mushrooms coming!!  I made up three veggie dishes.  Fresh green beans with olive oil, salt and pepper.  Sliced carrots with fresh ginger and maple glaze.  And a broccoli and cauliflower casserole.  Lisa made the smashed taters and all the snackies that we had before dinner.  Let's just say we ate alot of food yesterday!!  I'm back to eating healthy today!!  I only brought home the leftover carrots.  But man I could use a big bowl of stuffing and gravy......LOL!!!!
Don't you just love the table center piece Lisa made for her dining room table!!!  She went to the lumber store and had them cut the size board she needed and the guy asked her if that was all  and decided to charge her 51 cents for the board!!  It should have cost a lot more than that.  You can't ask for a better deal!  She went home and stained it and then starting adding all the festive goodies to it.  It sure made for a beautiful table.  I just talked to her and she's planning her Christmas center piece right now using that same board.  I can't wait to see what she comes up with next. 

Wednesday, November 25, 2009


I'm wishing everyone a very

Monday, November 16, 2009

Blog Award!!

Thank you, Lori (A Scrap Mom's Musings) for sending me an award for my blog.  I so appreciate it!  So, all I had to do was answer the following questions in ONE WORD only!  It's not easy!   Here they are--Enjoy! 

1. Where is your cell phone?  Purse
2. Your hair?  Blondeish

3. Your Mother?  Patricia
4. Your Father?  Mervin
5. Your favorite food? Mexican

6. Your dream last night?  None
7. Your favorite drink?  Coffee
8. Your dream/goal? Retire

9. What room are you in? Family
10. Your hobby?  Scrapbooking
11. Your fear?  Flying

12. Where do you want to be in 6 years? Retired
13. Where were you last night? Home
14. Something you aren't? Mean
15. Muffins?  Banana
16. Wish list item? laptop
17. Where did you grow up? Sacramento
18. Last thing you did?  Blogged
19. What are you wearing? Jammies
20. Your TV? Off

21. Your Pets? dog
22. Friends? Some
23. Your Life? Good
24. Your Mood? Good

25. Missing Someone? Yes
26. Vehicle? Celica

27. Something you're not wearing? Shoes
28. Your Favorite Store? Scrapbook

29. Your favorite color? Green
30. The last time you laughed? Today
32. The last time you cried? Yesterday
33. One place that you go to over and over? Kitchen
34. Facebook? Yes
35. Favorite place to eat? Home

I award this to these 5 blogs.  In order to accept the blog, just copy the questions and add your own ONE WORD answers!  Then award it to 5 others.  Simple!!

Saturday, November 14, 2009

Cupcake Mini Album - Dominick's 1st Birthday

I wanted to share this chipboard mini album that I made using Dominick's 1st Birthday photo's.  I purchased the cupcake album from last year, its just been kicking around my scraproom and I finally decided that I needed to use it! ( I actually have another one that I just found....LOL! )  I used a safari paper collection that I bought at Michael's.  I did a lot of inking and added embellies from my stash.  I also punched a hole on each side of the album and used ric-rac to tie it closed.  It really works great.  My daughter Lisa and Melissa made the safari Birthday cake, it turned out fantastic!!  It was their first time using fondant!!

Sunday, November 1, 2009

Cute decorating idea!

I just had to share this cute little arrangement that my daughter Lisa put together for Halloween.  It just looks so adorable that I wanted you all to see it!  I hope everyone had a fun and safe Halloween.

Thursday, October 29, 2009

I missed my own BLOGOVERSARY!!

Blogoversary!!!  I can't believe I missed it!  I must take a few minutes each day and come check out my own blog!  Thats if I can pull myself away from FaceBook!  I've become addicted to Treasure Mania, FarmVille, FarmTown and YoVille!  Its just me and the dog, so I can do what I want with my time.  Actually it feels really good at this time in my life to just worry about me and of course my Boo-Bear!  Happy Blogoversary to me!

Saturday, October 17, 2009


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Friday, October 16, 2009

Best Buds

This is Dominick and Davey Jr. riding around the court in Davey's motorized car. The darned thing has a radio!!! As you can see Dominick loved it. Everything was going along nicely until Davey almost hit a parked car........that was the end of Dominick's ride!!! I entered this one in the Anything/Everything FALL Challenge over at

Our LITTLE Punkin

Steve and Lisa took me to Cypress last weekend. I haven't been down there for 7 years. It was a much needed trip to visit my family. My Aunt Cleo and Uncle Bud look wonderful. I swear we keep getting older and they stay the same. Rhonda and Gary took Lisa, Dominick, Karilyn, Davey Jr and myself to the Irvine, CA Pumpkin Patch. It was sure a cute place. Dominick had a great time. I entered this layout in the October Color Challenge over at We were to use the colors PURPLE, GREEN & ORANGE.

giddy up

I finally got some scrap time in!! I entered this one in the October Negative Space and the No Patterned Paper Challenges over at I bought Dominick this little pony riding toy for his birthday and he just loves it!

Monday, September 21, 2009

Hello to all my blogging friends!

I've been a really bad blogger lately!! I've been really busy with family on the weekends. That seems to be my only time to scrapbook or make a card.

I was able to get my new scrapbook studio all put together this weekend with the help of Lisa. Thank you sweetie-pie for taking the time to help me. I couldn't have done it without you. And thanks to our little Dominick for taking such a long nap!!!

Now that I have a a nice neat, organized place to work........I should start creating real soon!! So watch for new stuff.

My goal is to go blog hopping the next couple of days to say hi to all of you! I miss seeing your work! I'm sure you all have tons of stuff for me to see!

Sunday, September 13, 2009

Dominick's 1st Birthday!

What a fabulous 1st BIRTHDAY PARTY!! Our little Dominick looked so darned cute in the tie his mommy bought him from Me& And did ya notice he didn't get cake and icing all over his face! Gramma is really worn out today, but it was sure worth it! Dominick has so many family and friends that love him to pieces!! Especially his gramma deedee!! Oh yeah, his mommy and Melissa made his cake. They did an awesome job, it was the first time they ever used fondant!! Good job girls!

Monday, September 7, 2009

December calendar page

I've been working on my December 2010 calendar. I have two months completed. The month of October and now December!! At the rate I'm going, I won't finish this calendar until 2011!!!

Sunday, August 30, 2009

Tallie's First Soccer Game

This is my granddaughter Tallie. She really enjoyed her first soccer game and they won!!

Saturday, August 29, 2009

water baby

My adorable little Mia once again!!! She is so fun to scrap!!