Tuesday, December 18, 2012


Joy to all of you this Christmas season! Getting ready for some much needed time off. Can't wiat to spend time with family.

Wednesday, December 12, 2012

Homeless Women and a Happy Holiday Season Card

There have been alot of changes in my life. I am working toward a weight loss goal of losing 50 lbs. I have already lost 25 of that using Weight Watchers. I have also voluntered and joined the board of a local ministry that opened a temporary shelter for women and children. Unfortunately the location did not work and we have the shelter on hold for the time being. Our hope is to reopen in a permanent location one day. 

It has always been in my heart to do women's ministry and I am finding this is one thing that I feel I need to persue. There are so many women out there who are just struggling to make ends meet. They are not the stereotypical type of people that come to mind or are portrayed on TV when you think of homeless people. Not on drugs or drinking, not law breakers ,not doing anything wrong they just ended up in unfortunate circumstances that lead to them being homeless. More women than you may realize end up living out on the streets, in their cars or jumping from friend to friends house to have a safe place to stay.

The problem is there are shelters for men, women who suffer from domestic violence but there are not very many shelters out there who serve women or women with children who just fell under hard times. I urge you to look up your local Urban Ministries or Google shelters in your state or area to see the number of people they serve a year. You may not think your neighborhood has homeless especially if you live in a small town like I do. I was quickly brought to the light when I volunteered one day. The need is vast and I hope that you will take the time to look up and help your local shelters.  

Saturday, December 8, 2012

Another Christmas card

I have been so busy this holiday season. Church, work, shelter and family things going on. I am so ready for Christmas break. I hope you like the card. I used stickers from Walmart and my Spellbinders dies to make this card.

Saturday, December 1, 2012

Penguin Card

Hi all! Been pretty busy all week making cards to send out for Christmas. Here is one of them. I had purchased Christmas stamps and stickers for 75% off last year after the holidays at Walmart. Well I hope you like the card!

Sunday, November 4, 2012

Deco Wreath #2

Photo: This one turned out to be my favorite once i finished it.
I am having so much fun making wreaths to decorate my house. I think this one s my favorite so far. I posted them on facebook for my mom to see and I have had a couple people ask me to make them for them but I am not sure how to price them if I do decide to sell them.
I hope you have a great week.

Saturday, November 3, 2012

My First Deco Mesh Wreath!

My first handmade wreath!
I am so excited. I made my first deco mesh wreath last night and it only took about 45 minutes and $20. For my first one I think it turned out pretty good. I used two colors of mesh green and white then added the decorations. I bought most of the stuff at Hobby Lobby for 50% off. The sign in the middle was bought from Dollar Tree. At our fall festival people were selling these for smaller ones for $50 up to $175. I could not believe how cheap and easy it was to make it.
Here is a link to a good video on how to make it.
Happy crafting my friends!

Wednesday, October 24, 2012

Precious Kitty Card

I made this card using the Blossoms and Butterflies Stack from DCWV. U printed of a free Digi Stamp from internet and then colored it with colored pencils. I used mineral spirits to blend the colors. I love this technique. I am horrible at coloring with markers and found that I can do well with the coloring pencils. I also can't afford Copics at this time. I hope you enjoyed the card!