Thursday, February 28, 2008

Angelic Art Award

The Angelic Art Award was given to me by Nathalie earlier this month. That was so very sweet of her.... she is one of my favorite artists. I know I inspired her to start a blog... so that is certainly something I'm proud to have accomplished. ha! So I am here to pass it on. I am to award it to five bloggers that inspire my creativity daily. So here goes:
Natalae that I met in November at Silver Bella - this girl does more in one day than I do in a week - she is so consistent in her love of pretty things that have a certain sweetness, plus she's a wonderful person.
Beth was at Silver Bella - but we forgot to get together! We had emailed before the event and we read each other's blogs.... but well, if you were at Silver Bella you'd understand. Anyway, her blog is a delight and is always FULL of inspiration. Check her out!
Tammy... another Bella. Now, I did meet Tammy and she is a sweetheart. She was inspiring me before I even knew she was going to Silver Bella - if you check out my blog waaaaay back you will see how she inspired my banners.
Cindy - yep, another Bella. I can't help it. These girls really "get me". Go look!
The fifth one... I just can't decide... there are too many of you. So....the fifth one goes to YOU. If you are reading this, chances are good that I read your blog, too. Take this award and place it on your blog and reward someone else. Consider yourself hugged.

Wednesday, February 27, 2008


Last Saturday I spent the day with the two men in my life! We drove to College Station, Texas and watched the Aggies get beat by Nebraska. was a beautiful day and just nice to be together. It doesn't look like the Ags will make it to March Madness this year ... that's sad .. however it does free me of a great deal of stress.
Did you see that Yao has a fracture in his left foot and is out for the season? My poor Rockets. Well, they still won without him last night. We shall see.
I plan to do ART tomorrow! So there will be pictures of art.... I promise! Today I had to do my "marriage nugget" in Young Mom's Bible Study. No, I'm not a young mom... I'm a "seasoned mom". ha! I don't like speaking in front of the big group - but God got me through it! They seemed to enjoy my nugget... it was about that thing it's so hard for us to share with others about our husbands - we are embarrassed for others to know. The gist of it was - Our hubbies say some really dumb things at home...makes you wonder how they hold down a job sometimes. But I assured the girls that it is normal and most men are this way. They feel loved and safe at home and can let that little boy out and the women are a blessing to provide that safe sanctuary for them. You get the abbreviated nugget - although the actual one wasn't TOO MUCH longer.

Tuesday, February 26, 2008


I know you've been wondering if I got all that good stuff out of that scrapbook I bought. Well... I didn't get it "unglued". I never did get any of that Undu, so I still have some pages with pictures or cards on both sides. I think that will be my giveaway when it's my 100th post... which is rapidly approaching! But there are so many wonderful things in that book... I will be sharing those for awhile. It would be WRONG to hoard it. I guess these things picked up the pink from the tissue paper. The angel is silver and the bird is pewter. Got them at Maggie's..... the angel will be perfect for a rubbing. It's flat on the back. The bird feeds my obsession for birds lately. And, yes, Virginia, I bought those 3 canvas panels at Pottery Barn today! I should've taken their picture. But here is a link. Go there and then click on Eclectic Bird Art.

Thursday, February 21, 2008

"All tomorrows are in the seeds of today."
That quote is stuck in my head... Well, I had to take a picture before the valentine roses were totally wiped out. I love roses! And these smelled wonderful!

Tuesday, February 19, 2008

Valentine's Day continues...

My friend, Virginia, made the above valentine! Isn't it wonderful! That shiny border is glitter! It's on matboard and is 6 1/2" x 9"!!! I will keep it hanging out. If you click on the picture, you can see it larger. Anna made this one .... she was making an effort to not be cutsey. It's very mature and her!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! And this one was done by Corbi. It's a small book and the scan does not do any of these justice. The title page says "real love stories" and the last page says "don't have endings." and then she put "I have loved you with an everlasting love" Jeremiah 31:3! And it has a great ribbon binding.

Monday, February 18, 2008

Happy Birthday to Debbie!
Today is my daughter's birthday!!! She's 29! Oh my gosh!
I have always loved this picture of her.... I took it when we were in Cancun a few years ago. I won't get to celebrate (involving food) with her until later in the week or next weekend. Her dad and brother are both out of town on business. She has class tonight (working on her Master's degree). Her boyfriend is taking her to dinner tomorrow night, plus I think they celebrated her birthday most of this past don't feel sorry for her. ha!
This is the day she graduated from Texas A&M! Six years ago! She is a treasure and I have been so blessed to have her in my life. I can't believe it was 29 years ago today that I went into labor with her a day before my scheduled C-Section! She has always had a mind of her own. She was coming out feet first and she was a big baby ... and this was before they did ultrasounds routinely. In fact they never did an ultrasound on me in that pregnancy and I did live in the big city of Houston! But all turned out well as you can see!
I'll upload pictures when we do get to have our party!

Thursday, February 14, 2008

It's Valentine's Day!!

Happy Valentine's Day!!!!
I used the Random Number Selector and it said "48"...which is
Ele at A Bit of Pink Heaven blogspot! You are the winner for my One World One Heart Giveaway! I will contact you and get your cherub ornament in the mail!
I always enjoy the internet parties. It's such fun to meet other bloggers from around the world that share a common love.
Have a wonderful day and make someone feel loved today!

Tuesday, February 12, 2008


Old scrapbooks....and glue...and things you want to remove. What do you recommend? The top photo shows the back of the dove below when I removed it from the page. I googled it last night and one thing I'm going to try shortly is using my heat gun on the back of an image to see if it softens the glue and I can peel it off. Last night I put one thing in the freezer and some of the paper did come off a bit. I also read to use dental floss to slide under images... I am going to do that, too... for the things still on pages. When I was at Silver Bella in Nebraska last November, the first night we went to Second Chance Antiques - fantastic shop - you should go there! I found an old scrapbook downstairs unmarked. I took it upstairs and asked how much and they said, "Oh, $10." Well, I think it's yummy! Someone just glued a bunch of things they liked in it.... some old pictures out of magazines, etc. But what is so great are all the little cards in there. The postcards I really want to clean the backs off so I can read them. Last night I decided to start working on this. I laid out some of the things I just cut out of the pages. This page with the ladies in the car has good stuff on the reverse, too... so I'll have to make some choices if I can't safely remove them. If you have any experience with this stuff you can share with me, please do!

Monday, February 11, 2008

First Monday Reunion Group

That's me....2nd from left.... need to go back to Canton First Monday Trade Days Soon! This was taken at Melinda's lake house after a hard day of shopping....last May. Just revisiting some old photos...

Thursday, February 7, 2008

I made some Valentines today. Two of them use some inchies I got in a swap this month! It took me hours to make these. Do you love the little girl? She's a rubber stamp...from Paper Relics. Got her at Silver Bella from Hope Wallace...who is a real sweetheart and sooooooo funny. I'm in a valentine postcard swap so I have to mail two of them to designated people...but the other two are going to special unsuspecting (ha) women!

Valentine's Day is a week away!

I'm in the art room trying to make valentines. What are you doing?

Monday, February 4, 2008


Natalea tagged me to tell 5 random things about myself. Here is hoping you haven't read my list before because I will probably repeat something...especially my quilt story: 1. I made a quilt for The Guiding Light back in the 90's. It appeared several times in the Marler home. Jerry ver Dorn suggested to me that I make one and send it to him. Who could refuse? So I made a small baby quilt for the Marler twins. 2. I worked for the FBI in the 70's during Watergate, Patty Hearst and the Viet Nam war! 3. I can't seem to keep my dining room table cleaned off for more than a week, it's always a "way station". 4. I have to sit on the end of the aisle. Don't argue with's how it is. 5. I am never bored at home!

Sunday, February 3, 2008

Art from the Heart

Catherine Matthews-Scanlon is giving away two copies of her book Art from the Heart.
If you are interested you can go to her site to see. I want her book!!!

Saturday, February 2, 2008

One World-One Heart Participant

This is my giveaway for the One World One Heart Event on Valentine's Day. All you need to do is leave a comment on THIS post and you will be entered for the Give-Away on February 14. If you don't have a blog, please leave your email address when you comment so that I can contact you if you win. I will print out all the comments and have a drawing that day to select the winner. This is a cherub ornament that I bought a couple of weeks ago at a half-off Christmas sale. Well, she sure fits the Valentine motif for me. It's metal with gold glitter and beads and angel hair. Her face is on hard cardstock or matboard. She is so pretty and when I bought her I was thinking of a Valentine's Give-Away....this event works great!
If you go to the link above (or in side panel) you will find lots of blogs that are participating! Have fun! And Happy Valentine's Day!

Friday, February 1, 2008

Jersey Boys at Hobby Centre in Houston

It was great! If you grew up in the 60's you'll want to see this!