Saturday, March 27, 2010

I am getting crafty with Close To My Heart........

Hey everyone,
I am going to start selling Close To My Heart. They have great products that I am sure you will love.

Go to my website and take a look
Have fun


In Memory of Belle, the loss is so great.

The Last Battle
If it should be that I grow frail and weak
and pain should keep me from my sleep,
Then you must do what must be done,
For this--the last battle--can't be won.
You will be sad I understand,
Don't let grief then stay your hand,
For on this day, more than the rest,
Your love and friendship must stand the test.
We have had so many happy years,
What is to come can hold no fears
You'd not want me to suffer, so.
When the time comes, please let me go.
Take me to where to my needs they'll tend,
Only, stay with me til the end
And hold me firm and speak to me
Until my eyes no longer see.
I know in time you will agree
it is a kindness you do to me.
Although my tail its last has waved,
From pain and suffering I have been saved.
Don't grieve that it must be you
Who has to decide this thing to do;
We've been so close--we two--these years,
Don't let your heart hold any tears.
-Author Unknown

I love you Lizard and I miss you so much.

Wednesday, March 24, 2010

We Love You Belle

Today was the day. My heart is so broken and I am so sad. This really has to be the hardest thing in the world to do. I was with her the whole way and knew we were doing the right thing.
She had such a hard day and up till the end it was so painful. She was my baby, she was one of the kids that I never had. Why when we are losing so much, did we have to lose her now.
I just want to scream and yell but that will do me no good. Oh I hope the hurt will heal soon but right now I am devastated.
I love you Belle and I am going to miss you.
Love you

Monday, March 22, 2010

More IU RAKS - Yeah

Susie Taylor sent me these wonderful goodies. I love the card and the diecuts. Thank you Susie everything was wonderful

Dana Lira sent this fun goodie bag. I love chipboard, so this was a win win for me. Thank you Dana, you made a hard day happy.

Susie and Dana I can't wait to meet you at IU. Thanks again

What have I been up to?

Even with moving, I had to find time to create. I had so many scrapbooking magazines that I had figure a way to use them without storing them. The page ideas and sketches need to have a book of their own. So created these 2 little books that are choked full of ideas. They will be a great asset to go to take to crops, etc.

More charms to swap.............this round is flowers. Can't wait to see everyone's creations.

Circle Journals have become my new favorite thing. I made 2 different ones and sent off the pet one for my IU Circle Journall Swap. I hope I can use the recipe one sometime soon.

So my creative juices are still flowing and I am having lots of fun.

Friday, March 19, 2010


This is Belle. She is the first dog that we got when we moved into our first house. We got her as a puppy and we joke that we failed parenthood with her. We didn't know about crate training, etc so she ruled our house. She and the 3 cats just enjoyed being together. Actually it was funny, she mimicked the cats all the time. Oh we have stories to tell about that.

Today we had to take her to the vet because she was having problems with her legs and we found out that she has bone cancer. We had to discuss our options, none of which are good. Our vet feels that she can be kept comfortable for awhile longer because we will not amputate her leg. She is 12 years old.

So we are going to go get her, keep her comfortable awhile longer and probably say goodbye before we completely move out of our house and into my moms.

To say that I am struggling is an understatement. My pets are my kids because I never was able to have children, so my heart is just tearing at the moment. I would welcome your prayers for us and for Belle too

This is our girl with her make shift hospital tray that Daddy put together. She was so stoned. Our vet, Mark gave her a shot of morphine and she was zoned all night long. We love you Belle

Sunday, March 14, 2010

Check this out.............

Dave and I were driving home from Michaels this afternnon and I was taking him to work at Starbucks, when this through a wrench into our plans.

Thursday, March 11, 2010

Black and White Charm Swap

Here is the great charms from the Black and White swap with my Creative Escape friends. I love the charms, they are so fun. Thanks everyone.

Lots and lots of RAKS

I am loving my new friends at Inspiration Unlimited
Here is this weeks great new RAKS

This adorable card and Tim Holtz masks came from my sweet Renee S. Thank you Renee, I love them

These goodies came from Valarie D. I love cookbooks and the other goodies are fun. Thank you Valarie.

It's pink and I love it. Thank you Marsi B for this adorable chinese purse. I am stashing my IU gems in it. You rock Marsi!!

Lots and lots of treasures are from Debbie C. Thank you Debbie for the envelope of fun.

Monday, March 1, 2010

Let the RAK's begin..........

I am really excited to be attending Inspiration Unlimited in September.

Part of the fun is all the RAK's and exchanges before hand.

I received these great treats from Sonia Pitts. Thank you Sonia, I love it all.

So to keep up with the fun, 24 tags with treats left today heading as far west as Hawaii, as far north as Canada, as far east as New York and as far south as Arizona.

Hope all enjoy and looking forward to seeing everyone at IU.