Wednesday, October 31, 2012

Christopher is 29 today!

Today is my son's 29th birthday!  It is so hard to believe that he popped in for a halloween surprise that many years ago.  He was supposed to be born on Thanksgiving that year and I was fine with that, I just wanted him to wait until after lunch because all my family got together at my Mother and Daddy's house for holidays and there was always so much fun, good company, and delicious food!  I did indeed get to enjoy all the food and festivities on Thanksgiving that year and so did Chris.  He was so tiny, he only weighed 4 lbs and 13 ounces but he got to come home with me the same day I was discharged from the hospital and we had to order special preemie diapers.  He was healthy and had no complications from being born almost a month early.  I hope my baby boy had a wonderful birthday and I am proud he is my son!!

Monday, October 22, 2012

My Cinderella and Rad Run

Amiti was Junior Princess at the Sevier County Homecoming game this year and I think she was the most beautiful one out there! (I'm a little biased maybe).   I am very proud of her because not only is she beautiful on the outside she is also very smart and has a kind and giving heart!  The top picture is on Saturday following the homecoming game when Amiti ran in the Rad Run which was held at Chilhowee Park in Knoxville where each team could choose which charity they were racing for.  The team Amiti ran with was donating to East Tennessee Children's Hospital.  The runners were bombarded with paint powder which is why she is so colorful in the picture.

My 16th wedding anniversary

Marc and I celebrated our 16th wedding anniversary on 10/18/12.  He had to work on that day but took off on Friday so we had a long weekend.  We went to Cades Cove and Roaring Fork nature trail and just played tourist.  It was a really great weekend and the weather was perfect except the dust storm blew in and made the air very cloudy and had a very odd yellowish hue to it on Friday.  I realize how very blessed I am - not only do I live in one of the most beautiful areas of the country, I have a very loving husband and a wonderful family!  Above are some pictures I made Friday.

Monday, October 8, 2012

Nutcracker card

This is a cute little digital download I got online.  I am not sure who drew this little guy but I think he is so cute!  Stephanie loves nutcrackers so this card is for her!  I used an embossing folder on the blue surround and the two red lines above and below the picture is just very thin strips of red paper.  I used white Ultrafine Flower Soft for the plume on his cap.  This card was just made and photographed today, 10/08/12 even though the date says 2004, I am using Shanna's camera and have no idea how to change or fix any of the settings on it.  This is not the greatest picture - but I am going to blame that on the fact that I don't know how to adjust the camera.

Christmas card using Elizabeth Dulemba picture

This is a card I made using an Elizabeth O. Dulemba picture.  I colored it with Prismacolor pencils and Gamsol and used white Ultrafine Flower Soft on it for santa's beard, hair, and coat trim.  The frame for the picture is a free SCAL download from Monica's Craft Room which I sized down to fit my picture and cut with my Cricut.  The sentiment is computer generated and the surround for it is the Celtic tag from Bird's Cards.  This picture was only taken today, 10/08/12, even though the date on the card says 01/01/04.  I am using Shanna's camera because mine died and I don't know how to change the settings on her camera or anything else.

Monday, October 1, 2012

Magnolia-licious surprise giveaway

Diana at Magnolia-licious stamps is giving away a "surprise".  Please visit her at for an opportunity to win!