Tuesday, May 16, 2017

For Mother

I made these two Mother's Day cards for at a friend's request, and I'm glad to report she was happy with them.
This is the second or third time I used the triple-stamping technique.  I think it's easy to do, and I love the results!

A happy belated Mother's Day to you, and hope your day was a great one!

Monday, May 15, 2017

Teacup for Linda

As you know I love participating in Stephanie's Teacup Exchange Swaps; but today I'm sharing a very super late teacup swap post.
I have been going through a difficult time, but it's looking like things are looking up.  I will share more on this on a later post.

My swap teacup partner I swap with is Linda at Lady Linda.  

Lady Linda loves pinks, floral patterns and antiques.
I was lucky enough to find the perfect and unique teacup for Linda at this local antique store.  It's very old and dainty, and I'm so happy to know Linda loved it!

It was fun collecting things for Linda in mind.  I included her black tea and chocolate!  Gardening gloves and seed packets so she can play in her garden.  Also a fat quarter pack so that she can create a pretty quilt in her spare time!

Thank you Linda for your understanding and your beautifully written letter.

A HUGE THANK YOU to Stephanie for coordinating such a wonderful party!  I really appreciated her time and effort of bringing us together!  

A heartfelt thank you to my lovely ladies who always take time to leave me comments that make my day!

Sunday, May 7, 2017

and a good book!
My mood today...

Saturday, May 6, 2017

Pink Flowers & Derby Fascinator

A friend on mine asked me if I could make her 2 Mother's Day cards for her; and this is what I came up with!  I used different shades of pink!  I'm just loving this new-stamp-set-to-me called Mixed Bunch by Stampin' Up!
She's sending one to her lovely Mom and one to her dear Aunt!

Today, two of my girlfriends and I are going to Turf Paradise to watch the Kentucky Derby for the first time, and we are dressing up!!!  This is my fascinator which I'll be wearing with this simple black & white polka dot dress.
We're so excited!

Have a great weekend!

Saturday, April 29, 2017

Pink Birthday Girl

All pink birthday card for Presley who is turning 4 years old and her favorite color is PINK!
 I hope she likes her card, because I feel that this card is more appropriate for an older girl.  I had a hard time making a child's card, and I feel so rusty since I haven't been stamping in the last couple of months.

~inside of card~

Have a great weekend!

Friday, April 28, 2017

My Teacup from Lisa

 I participated in Stephanie's Then Enchanting Rose 10th. Teacup Exchange.  I have participated in several of her teacup exchanges and have never ever been disappointed!  It's such a great way to meet new friends, with the hope that we communicate with each other the old-fashion way: snail mail!  I am working on it...!!!

I received this beautiful and so very feminine teacup from Lisa, Little Bits of Blessings.
 I am simply in love with my new teacup!!!  It's simply darling!
I haven't used it yet...just waiting for that special moment where I can actually sit down and savor a hot cup of tea and my "me" time.

 I love every little beautiful and touching detail of the teacup, saucer and pretty and delicate.

 Lisa included so many special treats and goodies.  I love her handmade teacup card holder, tags and her handwritten letter.  I learned so much about her, and it feels like I known her for life.

She knows me well!

 For a summer quilt project!

 OMG...Scrabble tiles!

 Lisa sent me my favorite tea, delicious chocolate, a set of blank pretty cards (always so handy), napkins and cute straws!  Oh...and the cutest string of butterfly lights!!!  I see a theme here...butterflies!

This cute gazebo will be decorating my future miniature garden pot. 

Thank you so much Lisa for all of the well thought out gifts and my beautiful new teacup!  Words cannot express the joy your package brought to my life!

A HUGE THANK YOU to Stephanie for coordinating such a wonderful party!  I really appreciated her time and effort of bringing us together!  

Sunday, April 16, 2017

Friday, April 7, 2017

For The Garden of Your Daily Living

Plant Three Rows of Peas
  1. Peace of Mind
  2. Peace of Heart
  3. Peace of Soul
Plant Four Rows of Squash
  1. Squash Gossip
  2. Squash Indifference
  3. Squash Grumbling
  4. Squash Selfishness
Plant Four Rows of Lettuce
  1. Lettuce Be Faithful
  2. Lettuce Be Kind
  3. Lettuce Be Patient
  4. Lettuce Really Love One Another
No Garden Is Complete Without Turnips
  1. Turnip for Meetings
  2. Turnip for Service
  3. Turnip to Help One Another
To Conclude Our Garden, We Must Have Thyme
  1. Thyme for Each Other
  2. Thyme for Family
  3. Thyme for Friends
Water freely with PATIENCE & CULTIVATE  with LOVE.  There is much Fruit In Your Garden because you REAP WHAT YOU SOW.  

Wednesday, April 5, 2017

Pink Peep

A little touch of Easter to brighten our home.

Friday, March 10, 2017

Calendar Girlz

For our Women's Guild annual fashion show, I was part of a group of 12 ladies who performed Calendar Girl.

Here are a few fun pictures of our beautiful ladies having fun!
Pam was October: Romeo & Juliet on Halloween

Ellen was Christmas: You're the present 'neath m Christmas Tree

Anne was September: I light the candles at your sweet sixteen

I was August: When you're on the beach, you steal the show

This was the very first time I have ever been on stage and performed!!!  Another fear conquered!!!
It was so much fun!!!

Wednesday, March 8, 2017

Not Your Mama's Fancy Tablescape

Absolutely not a tablescape worthy to write about,
but a great time was had with family and friends!

Tuesday, March 7, 2017

Desert Snow Capped Mountain

Believe it or not, the Phoenix Valley gets some snow from time to time!!!
A week ago Wednesday, I was on my way on an errand and driving north of our house, when I was so surprised and amazed to see snow !!

It had been a very unbelievably chilly night.

It looks so far from us, but just to be able to see snow covered mountains near us,
it's simply priceless!

Friday, March 3, 2017

Spring Has Sprung

...even though it's still winter!
Pretty soon our cacti, Palo Verde trees and other desert plants will be in full colorful bloom.

 Daisy Geraniums and very healthy looking petunia plants are thriving in our warm days and very cold nights.

This minuscule spring garden graces our small AZ home patio.
It's really nice to sit here and enjoy our afternoons and wait for the beautiful sunsets we have been having just about everyday!

Thursday, March 2, 2017

Hello March...

Yes...I'm so behind! 
January and February were simply a blink of the eye for me;
but I still want to share our CDA's January General Meeting get-together.
Our January's meeting was a fun one.  It was great to see each other again and spent time together.

As the ladies found their seat, they each received a little favor.

Wishing them a Happy New Year and a healthy one!

One of our activities was to think of a word that we could use and work on throughout the year as a resolution for the New Year.  My word of the Year is PATIENCE!!!

After the meeting, we had a fun door prize drawing!
The ladies must wear their name tag in order to participate.  It's a great way to remind every one to wear your tag!

We celebrated in style.  Wine tasting & toasting, ...

... and delicious appetizers!  Believe me, more finger food was shared.

I love our meetings and fellowship!  I am so blessed to have found a group where we all have the same spiritual connection.

Monday, February 27, 2017

Stress Relief Tea

I am so happy it's Monday!!!

Last week was the busiest week ever in my life.  Even though it was all fun and games, there was so much planning and work, and "getting it done" involved.  From birthday celebrations, CDA planning meeting, golf, hosting our annual Ladies Golf Niners Dinner, participating in our church's annual fashion show (rehearsing, fittings, modeling & performing in a group song), Greet & Meet our new neighbors happy hour hosted by our next door neighbor Stephanie, and getting ready for today's CDA General Meeting.
Did I mention unexpected company?  Yup...from late Tuesday night until yesterday morning!!!  Which meant quickly do a thorough light house cleaning and getting the guest bedroom and bathroom ready for our company.

All and more crammed into one week.  I wonder if that's why my right eye is twitching?!
So this week, I will try to rest, regroup and detox 😵

Saturday, February 25, 2017