Sunday, December 4, 2016

My First and second pop up Christmas Cards, Lori Whitlock file from Silhouette Store

First card

second card

The first card is one that I cut and assembled and could not file Lori's directions so I just did it the best I could, the second card is after Lori was sweet enough to get back with me and give me links to a YouTube video which showed how to assemble it.  This just goes to show that Lori's files are so easy to work with that anyone can put them together and if you should have difficulties she is great to respond to questions! I used all the design pieces from the file but changed the sentiment.  The stars on the first one are sparkled with Sakura Clear Star pen and the second one is sparkled with Stardust Stickles. I would put a link on here but at this time the Silhouette Store says the page is not available.



Tuesday, November 29, 2016

All the wildfires in Gatlinburg and surrounding area

This has been such a scary day for people who live, work, or are visiting the Gatlinburg area.  There are fires that seem to be coming from all directions and the spur connecting Pigeon Forge and Gatlinburg is on fire also!  Gatlinburg has been evacuated as well as parts of Pigeon Forge. Please say prayers for all the people who are affected and all the helpers who have come in to help fight these fires.  Arrowmont was on fire at the last news cast I saw and they said there was 30 businesses on fire. It is just something we don't experience in this area and no one really knows what to do or how to respond other than pray and try to stay out of the way.  It is very smoky and smells like wood smoke here in Kodak but no fires that I know of. If any of you can get WATE TV news or WBIR to see a little of this and if you have ever visited Gatlinburg it is a sickening sight. I am sure it will be on national news since it is so huge. My heart just goes out to all the people who have lost homes and a lifetime of memories and things that are irreplaceable, but the important thing is to remember that being alive and having your family safe is the most important thing possible - so just give your love ones a big hug and thank GOD you have them to hug!!

Monday, October 31, 2016

Halloween Birthday

This is my son's birthday as well as halloween. I really don't "celebrate" halloween as far as going all out for it but I have always taken the kids and grandkids trick or treating. I have to say that Christopher was my best treat I have received for halloween, he was due on Thanksgiving but made his appearance a little early, I still had a week to work and had to call in on that Monday morning to let them know I would not be coming to work that day! Happy Birthday Christopher and I love you bunches!!

Thursday, September 15, 2016

Seleha at 3 months


The top picture is Seleha, her mother Amiti, her "Lovey" (Amiti's mom) Stephanie, and Ina her great great grandmother.  The bottom picture is Seleha at 3 months. She is a very happy baby and is doing great.

Misskatecuttables

I just wanted to post this in case any of my readers need free SVGs or art to design some of your creations. Misskatecuttables.com offer a free design every day and they are so cute and cut great! They also have a multitude of others for sale at a very reasonable price, most are $0.50.

Monday, September 12, 2016

Fall is in the air in East Tennessee!!

I finally feel that fall is in the air here, it was 59 degrees this morning when I took Elaina to school and some of the trees have started to change colors. I am so ready for cooler weather although I don't particularly like cold weather or the icy roads.

Monday, August 8, 2016

Elaina's 13th birthday card

Elaina's BD card for this year.  During the summer she had "sherbet" hair color so I tried to color in the same colors on her card. She turned 13 this year and it is so hard for me to believe she is a teenager already. The image is a digital image, colored  with Prismacolor pencils and Gamsol.  The background  paper is also created with the pencils and oil because I wanted a rainbow of color to match the colors in the image.