Friday, April 30, 2010

Card Making

Went to my friend Deb's the other night for another "all-nighter"....we didn't get alot of cards done, but made some really cute ones. This one below took quite some time to do, since the tassle is handmade from embroidery thread. Ken and I have a granddaughter graduating from eighth grade and I made it for her. We were so excited for the way it turned out. Cute as a button....don't you think?
Just love these colors together....

Using Deb's new stampin up butterfly punch.

Tuesday, April 27, 2010

My pics of the day are from my's what's blooming right now. I just love, love, love this photo. This is such an endearing flower....the columbine. It's official name is Aquilegia (a-kwil-lee-gee-uh). Somehow, whenever I'm around these flowers, I just expect to see a little fairy floating around! :-)
Purple Columbine

Pink Columbine.

Yellow bearded Iris!

Dianthus.....such a cute & happy looking little flower!

Thursday, April 22, 2010

Hanging Out In Cemeteries

Today I met my dad and stepmom in Staunton, Illinois and went to the cemetery there to find some graves of ancestors. Here is my dad and I with the stone of my Great-grandparents Adolph and Emma Hefer. We found quite a few others and also visited the cemetery in Mt. Olive where some others are buried. Got lots of good pics for my scrapbook. Also visited and met relatives I've never met before...always fun!

Tuesday, April 20, 2010

Scrappin' at Deb's

Scrapping at Deb's.....favorite times......! This is Michelle, there was four of us this time scrapping the night away. Actually we all made cards to get "stocked" up! And celebrated my birthday too, and watched a 20 inning Cardinal game (which they lost). So we had a busy evening and a late evening, got home around 1:30 in the morning. Loved every minute of it, too!!!
My BFF, Deb......this is where it all takes place.....


Just love this little penguin.

So cute....the card's not bad either!

How cute is this little guy?

Friday, April 16, 2010


Every spring I drive by this house and wish I had this in my yard.....! Absolutely beautiful, and wish you could smell it....awwwwww! It's all down there fence by the road, so I had to stop and take pics this year. I'm gonna get one of theses plants...gotta have it!

Wednesday, April 7, 2010

Curly Girl

Check out for some of the cutest darn notecards, magnet and gifts. She is now designing pendant necklace's also. Great, great site.

Tuesday, April 6, 2010

Healthly Dining Finder

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Monday, April 5, 2010

Awwwww.....spring is here!

The windows open.......
....St. Louis Cardinals on TV, and they are winning top of the 8th....and "my" Pujols just hit #2 homerun.....

...and barefoot out in the yard walking around enjoying spring! It's beautiful here today!!

Little Miss Robin....hunting worms!

Mr. Starling was very upset with me, because I was by the birdfeeder and keeping him away......scat!!!

Friday, April 2, 2010

Made a trip to our local scrapbook store the other day and picked out my new paper for our Destin trip this year. It's Bo Bunny..........really awesome and so many embellishments to match. I haven't decided yet whether it's gonna be 8 x 8 or 12 x 12. I've done both in the past and really love them decisions....decisions! The exciting part is, I'm finally getting my sister involved in making her own of our trip....I've been trying to get her into scrapbooking for so long....I'm very happy!