Wish List

Hope everyone had a wonderful Christmas, and getting ready to have a wonderful and safe New Year. I am cleaning up my craft space to start off the New Year with a clean area to start work on some new project and to give you a little update on the new crafty toys I had received for Christmas.

After seeing what some others received for Christmas I am already getting my wish list together for my birthday. I know that is bad. But there are a couple of cartridges that were released this month that I just HAVE TO HAVE.
Now that the holidays are almost over, I am not rushed to do anything and I can work at my own pace, SLOW.
Again I hope all is well with everyone here are a couple of photo of what I had gotten done for the holidays.



I just wanted to welcome my new followers and say hello to all of everyone. I will be posting more work soon. If you have not been able to see what I have been up too, please check out my YouTube madams513. I have posted some new videos there. Talk with ya soon.

Thanks newbies.


My new love

I have found my new love

Martha Stewart Cardstock

Have you tried this? Really, I have not tried a ton of different papers or cardstocks but this is one that I just LOVE. It is so heavy and wonderful to work with.

If anyone has used this and knows of a comparable weight please let me know. I am in the market for better cardstock, although now that I have found Martha, which I though I wouldn't really end up there. I don't know how far away from Martha I am going to go.

Have a wonderful day.


Count down to Christmas

Good morning everyone, again I am going to apologize for being gone, but I am entering week 10 with a headache. It has really begun to take over my life.

I started working on Christmas things some time ago, but have been unsuccessful at completing anything.

I hope everyone is well and getting all your gifts done. Hope you had a wonderful Thanksgiving and continue to have a wonderful year. Until I get rid of this headache I not be posting as much.

This is a gift that I am working on when I feel up to it. Its an exploding box and I must get it done before Christmas gets here.


Hello everyone

Again I am sorry I have been gone lately, but we are entering week 8 of this headache that I have. I did have a scrap day yesterday at my house, and today I am feeling it.

Here are a couple of things I have been able to work on.

I hope to be up and running soon. I have a lot of projects to work on for Christmas. I hope everyone is well and happy crafting.

Sorry I have been away

Hello everyone. Sorry I have been away for a little bit. I have spent 3 nights in the hospital to try and get rid of this headache I have had for 6 weeks. It has eased some, but it is not yet gone.

I am trying to take it easy, but have so much crafting I really would like to get done.

Hope everyone is well and I hope to be up and running real soon.



I stopped on my way home yesterday and was able to purchase the Gypsy. Let me tell ya. I was dancing around the isle when I got there I was beside myself.

I did not think I was going to be able to get one and by faith I was able too. I am truly blessed to be able to purchase such a fine piece of technology. I really had an unbelievable time driving home. I just keep looking at the passenger seat wanting to open it.

Once I got home, I had to wait too. I had to do dinner and a couple of things around here before I was able to open it. It slept on my nightstand right next too me. I am so happy.

NOW, to learn it all. There seems to be quit a bit that I have to learn on it. ALSO, the cartridges that came loaded. OMG they are wonderful.

I am posting my YouTube video. That is short because I actually lost my breathe I was so excited.

Have a wonderful I am off to create. Then I have to force myself to get ready for work. Happy Friday Everyone.



So today on my way home from work, I get to make a stop.


Do you know what I get to purchase while I am there.

YOU GUESSED IT - I will be the proud new owner the THE GYPSY.

Just thought I would share with you. I will have to post more later.



Yes, our household too has fallen to the depths of the flu. It has started with my headache 5 weeks ago that I still have not been able to shake. Which the doctor just called and stated they are going to admit me for treatment.

And this morning I was told that my daughter has the flu. Fever reached 104.7 this morning. Hopefully it starts coming down. It was 103 or so all weekend.

Getting sick is rough.

Hopefully everyone else is in good health. Talk with everyone soon.



So Facebook has allowed me to get in touch with people that I have not seen or talked to since grade school. Upon getting in touch with one of these people I was blessed to receive a wonderful gift.
Can you BELIEVE that? Due to medical reasons she is no longer able to stamp:-(
She had asked if I was into stamping and I told her that I had a few and I am starting to build my collection. After telling me that she was not longer able to stamp she said, "well I have something for you". And after she tries to sell some that she has at home, she still has more.
I just can not believe that she gave them to me, of course I gave her some money for them and I will give her more, but I am sooooooooo grateful.
I am sorry that she no longer can enjoy stamping, but she is always able to stop by and scrap whenever she wants.
Thanks so much Lisa, you do not know how much I appreciate this wonderful gift.


One Goal Accomplished

This past weekend I went to a crop for Fall Frolic. I love to go on these weekend events. But this time around I we not feeling well and felt I lost my mojo. I really was having a hard time scrapping so instead I did cards.
One of my goals was to completed 10 Christmas cards. I was just beside myself when I finished 10 Christmas Cards in 1 day.

Picture heavy, put here are the 10 Christmas Cards and 1 Halloween card I completed. Just thought I would share. Have a great evening.



I have come to the conclusion that I have CSSD - Craft Supply Shopping Disorder. I just can not stop myself, but today, since I have come to this conclusion, I also remember that admitting you have a problem is the first step to recovery. Really, I think I might be able to get this under control, but it is going to take a lot of work.

I was thinking about starting another blog to help me deal with this. CSA - Craft Supply Anonymous.

I have been packing up for my weekend away. I am scrapping all weekend and I really am having a hard time packing. I for the first time am making sure that I do not take everything. I did get the bigger table but I do not have to fill an 8 foot table. I have a plan, and I think I might stick with it.

There are a couple of projects that I do have planned, and I think I will also try and get a couple of cards in while I am there.

Just thought I would share my issues with you. Have a wonderful day.


Cutting Above Gypsy Giveaway

Did you know that there are blogs giving away Gypsy's. Well, I do not have the funds to go out and buy one right now, so I thought I would enter to win. Stop by this post for your chance to enter too.



OK - so after the year that I have had so far, I have decided that I will go back to my fall retreat. I had attended the March Madness retreat that I was so ready for and really needed and then tragedy struck my family.

Upon returning home, since that trip was cut short, I have just had one thing after another happen this year. I have attended 8 funerals and the year is not over with.

So on a lighter note, I have set plans to return to the fall frolic and get things completed. I was really torn as to go or not, but after thinking about it for weeks, I have sent in my registration and made my hotel reservations.

Oct 9,10, and 11 I will be scrapbooking my little heart out. I will post my goals later this week of things that I want to work on, so you can keep me accountable for some of it. I am telling ya, nothing better happen that makes me have to cut this trip short. I have to start packing things up and I will be posting pics as soon as I can. This will be Donna's last retreat after sixteen years of events and I do not want to miss this one. I am very sad to see her have to stop.

This was just a update. I have so much more that I could talk about, but I will leave that for another day.

On with the good stuff. I am working on my first mini album, can't wait to show that to you. I have made a few cards lately that I still need to get posted. And I really am thinking about starting my own Esty store. I will have to keep you updated on that.

So for the rest of the week I will be touching base. Hope everyone has a wonderful week.


Sneak Peak

The first ever sneak peak at a project in progress. Oh I cant wait to show you what I am working on. Didn't want to stop but I have to force myself to bed tonight. Two more work days this week.

Couple of cuties

I made a couple of cuties last night and I thought I would share.
Have a wonderful Day.


Qucik Post

Hello everyone. Just a quick post to say that I am still here. I have still been crafting, I just have not been doing as much blogging. I think of doing it everyday and with the crazy things that have been going on here I just don't seem to get to my blog.

I really miss meeting with all of you on a daily basis, but I try to keep up with everyone elses blogs a couple times a week. Hope everyone is doing well.

I made a small shopping trip and picked up a couple more things for my scrapbook room. I also have so many ideas running through my head, but never seem to get them out on paper. I am going to be working on that, within the next couple of weeks.

I really want to make card sets for Christmas gifts, so I really need to get started doing those.

Above is a card that I made yesterday, I had gotten new Stickles and just thought they would be really cute on that card. The pads for Hello Kitty were really small when I cute them out on the Cricut, so I used the Stickles instead. I think she turned out adorable.

Well until the next time. I hope everyone has a wonderfully fabulous day.


Love her videos

So I just love her videos, I went and made this right after I watched MACM.

Here is what I came up with.



Updated - Here she is the BIND IT ALL -
I also was able to get 2 of the new Cricut Cartridges. Here is a little preview of what I have started for my Bind it All
I kinda had a mini Christmas today..
So I was a little busy and I plan to do more after church in the morning. Will post more when I can tear myself away from my new toys.

I just had to tell you, I am super excited. I get to buy the Zutter


today. I have the greatest husband in the world. He always say, if you want it go and get it. Never complaining about my shopping problem when it comes to craft stuff. Really my husband is the greatest person alive. Just had to share that with someone. And those that follow my blog get the news first.

Have a wonderful day, I know I will. I will have to show you later something I make.


She loved it

So, Saturday was my Grandmothers party. I had taken over the slot machine the night before and my aunt just thought it was the cutest thing. When I grandmother got to the party, I was lucky enough to be the one that showed her what I had made for her. It felt so good to see her face when she found out that I made the whole thing. Then I also gave her the card that I made that morning for her.I have not done too many things that look antique, but really I love the way it turned out. I think I will have a good time making more things like this. Just thought I would share. I will post more later.


80th Birthday

My grandmother just had her 80th birthday. This Saturday we are going to celebrate with a surprise casino night. I have made a box to hold her cards.

What do you think?


Great Road Trip

Hello everyone. I have been home since Tuesday night, but have not been able to get a post up. My Internet is not working correctly at home and it has been VERY tough. As soon as I get the right computer to work I can upload my pictures and show you a little of what I did while I was away. Had a great time with the family and can't wait to see them again.

I have unfortunately been sick ever since I returned home and have not been able to craft. I will be working on the album as soon as I start feeling a little better. Even right now, my head is killing me and I am going to make this a short post.

Hopefully everyone had a great week, I can't wait to check every one's blogs. Have a great weekend and see you soon.



I just love road trip, especially the ones with the destination of Arkansas. I am getting ready to leave and go see my brother and his family. I can not wait. A 13 hour drive is just what I need right now. (I am not being sarcastic either)

I will be away from my blog for a couple of days, but hope to return with pictures and stories. I will start working on my vacation scrapbook too. I have an album just for trips to my brothers.

I hope everyone has a wonderful weekend and is blessed everyday.


I am truely BLESSED

I have worked for an insurance office for 8 years and over this time I have gotten to know a lot of our insureds. One of our insured has recently passed and her daughter called to let us know. The only thing is her daughter wanted to call and thank ME for getting to know her mother.

I had great joy in getting to talk with Mrs. Bolton. She was the type of person you could talk to on the phone for hours and always have something to say.

I just wanted to show a card that I have made to send to her daughter.

Have a blessed day.



Ok - so I have been trying to do a couple of videos here and there so I can get the hang of it. I have posted a couple new videos to YouTube. I am trying to get my feet wet and get better at it. I just craft for me and what I like. I do not do the NORM. I am still trying to find my way and find my style. I hope you enjoy stopping by my blog and checking things out. I love comments, I LOVE VISITORS and I really love followers that come back to visit.

I hope you all have a wonderful day and stop by my YouTube channel to check things out.

Until the next time. Please comment.


Happy Halloween

My first Halloween Card of the season. Ok, really I think this is my first Halloween card ever. Last year I completed a Halloween book, which I will post pictures of now that I have thought about it. Just thought I would share.


Personal Card Challenge

Its fun when you make your own little challenge to yourself. Last night after I did my cupcake card I thought it would be fun to challenge myself to see if I could come up with something. So here it is. I told myself to make a square card with only the Cricut and the Cuttlebug. This is what I came up with.

I really love this paper too, it is DCWV. The card that I did before was just simple. I have a hard time planning and sketching out cards, I just kinda do what ever happens when I am in my craft space. But that is what I enjoy. I don't really like to have too much of a plan. If I do then the plan never seems to happen and I don't want to disappoint myself when crafting. So don't have a plan and you can surprise yourself every time.

Until later after I work on a couple of other things, this is what I have for now. Make it a great day.


I'm on a roll

I am so excited to be able to come home from work and get some cards done. The past couple of days I have walked in the door, done a couple of things and then I go straight to work on crafting. I have not been able to craft in so long I was beginning to wonder if I would ever get back to it. Here are 2 more cards that I have done. The 1 is my FIRST Christmas card of the season. I hope to get a ton more done within the next couple of weeks. Plus, I will stamp the message in the block on the purple card when I get ready to use it.

Have a WONDERFUL Wednesday and cherish ever moment.

I have been trying to upload my first video for 3 days now. I am having a huge problem with the file format or something. I will continue to work on this, it really bothers me that it says it is going to take 28 hours to upload a 8 minute video. Oh well, until then, make it a great day and keep crafting.

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