Sunday, May 31, 2009

Candy alert!

Sonia at Scraps4Fun is having some "incognito" blog candy. She assures us that's it's going to be "AWESOME" so I'm following along in hopes of winning.

As always..........GOOD LUCK!

Happy Huggies ~


What a nice award to receive from my dear friend Kathe at Katz Designz.

Thanks a bunch, Sis!

Soooooo........the rules are............
1: Thank the person who gave me the award and link to their blog...DONE
2: List 10 honest things about myself...DONE
3: Put the award on my blog...DONE
4: Pick 7 people to give the award to........this will be a tough one.....hard to keep it to just 7 people but I'll try.....DONE

So here goes.........10 honest to goodness things about myself so I decided to tell you who I honestly love with all of my heart.

1. My Lord & Savior Jesus Christ.
2. My husband, Frank.......we'll be married 36 years in July.....he's my best friend.
3. My daughter........she's always there for me.
4. My oldest son & his wife.........miss them like crazy.
5. My youngest son........he's struggling but tells me he loves me at least once a day.
6. My oldest granddaughter.......she's just finishing her first year of college & doing so well.
7. My youngest granddaughter......she's starting high school in August. YIKES!
8. My beautiful Golden Retriever who has recently been diagnosed with cancer (please heal her Lord)
9. My dear friends Wilma, Joanne & Sylvia.......we've been friends for at least 20 years.
10. My sisters & dear friends I have made online......don't know what I would do without all of you in my life each & every day. MWAH

I feel so blessed!!!

Now to honor 7 people who deserve this award.........(if you've already received this award just count yourself doubly blessed).

1. Nora
2. Charlene
3. Dixie
4. Cyndi
5. Lisa
6. Lori
7. Deb

Huggies & Blessings ~

Tuesday, May 26, 2009

I'm in Copic Heaven!

I LOVE THESE MARKERS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

My sweet hubby blessed me with some moolah for Mother's Day & I spent it all on Copic Caio markers from Stacy at The Scrapbooking Cottage. She was fabulous to work with online (I was referred to her by my dear friend Charlene aka scrappygma). The markers above include 9 Copic Sketch markers I started with (Nora picked some up for me in Utah since they're pretty scarce here in southern California).

Speaking of's all her fault......LOL......she introduced me to the wonderful world of Copic markers & of every other craft I get involved in.........I just HAVE to have it ALL. LOL Thanks a bunch, Sis! Luv ya!

So please join me in doing the happy, happy, joy, joy dance as I celebrate my good fortune! This is especially awesome cuz we're going through some heavy duty financial issues right now & this blessing came as a total surprise. Thank you, Babe! You rocked my world!!! (doesn't take much for me......LOL)

Happy Huggies ~~~

Monday, May 25, 2009

Paying Tribute

Please join me in remembering those who have fought bravely to give us the freedoms we enjoy every day of our lives. I am ever grateful for their sacrifices.

And a big THANK YOU to those who are serving in our armed services. May God bless America!

Huggies & Blessings ~

Saturday, May 23, 2009

My Watermelon Girl!





Too funny! She sure loves her some watermelon! LOL
Thanks for enjoying my Chloe girl with me.

Huggies & Blessings ~

Tuesday, May 19, 2009

What a blessing friends are!

My good friend & sis, Charlene at scrappygmasplace blessed me with this special award. Thanks a bunch, Sis! MWAH Luv ya!

Sometimes I don't feel very creative (after looking at so many amazing blogs) but thanks for the good thoughts. I'd like to pass this blessing on to some very special bloggers........

Sara at Little Bits of Everything

Andrea at The Paper Purse

Dixie at LD Limited

Check out their blogs for some amazing ideas.

Huggies & Blessings ~

Friday, May 15, 2009

Elisabeth Bell yummies ~

Elisabeth Bell is giving away this charming set of stamps along with a t-shirt that bears one of her sweet designs.

As always I'm wishing you loads of luck & good wishes ~

Huggies & Blessings ~

Thursday, May 14, 2009

Pretty in Pink.........

This is my Chloe girl with her new pink shirt! Doesn't she look cute! She's my "Rockin' Girl"! And she's gonna beat this thing!!!!!

I also wanted to share an award that Nita gave to me. Thanks a bunch!

Huggies & Blessings ~~

Wednesday, May 13, 2009

Please pray for our family!

We just got the news yesterday that our beloved Golden Retriever "Chloe" has cancer & has been given 3 to 6 months to live. This is devastating news to our family.

As many of you know 2 of my 3 grown kids live with Frank & I as well as my 2 granddaughters (13 & 19). Chloe is a member of our close knit family & we're all taking it pretty hard. She's very sweet & special to all of us. She sleeps with Frank & I.........need I say more...........sigh.

She's 5 years old & we got her as a puppy. We also had her mother & grandmother who both died suddenly at 5 & 7 respectively......both losses were very difficult for us to bear.......and now this............

This may seem trivial to those who don't have a pet or to those who think it's just an animal.........but to us she is "family". So I would appreciate you saying a prayer for her as well as our family. I do believe in miracles & we're sure praying for one!

Thank you so much!

Huggies & Blessings ~

Tuesday, May 12, 2009

Candy is Dandy!

This candy is awesome! I'm freakin' out about yummers! Wowsers!!!

Debbie at Passion For Crafts is having a birthday & one of us gets the presents! This is what the lucky winner will receive.....

Wishing you all good luck.......

Huggies & Blessings ~

Sunday, May 10, 2009

Happy Mother's Day!

Have a Blessed & Beautiful Mother's Day filled with love, family & all the things you hold so dear to your heart!

Huggies & Blessings ~~~

Friday, May 8, 2009

Another Card to share...........

I used Manuela Zimmerman's "Sweet Secrets" graphics.

This is for my granddaughter's 19th birthday! Wowsers ~~ I cannot believe she's already that old. Another year til she's 20.......Yikes! LOL She's got such a sweet spirit & doing great in her first year of college (finals are just around the corner). Oh they grow up sooooo fast!

Her sister is 13 going on 35 & starting high school in August.........BIG GULP! LOL And she loves the boys (& the boys love her).........HALP!!!! LOL

Thanks for looking! Have a blessed weekend!

Huggies & Blessings ~

Thursday, May 7, 2009

More yummies!

Cats Whiskers is offering this amazing candy on her blog.

Good Luck!

Huggies & Blessings ~

Wednesday, May 6, 2009

Card for a sweet little girl ~

I'm feeling much I made this little card for a dear friend's daughter who was feeling a bit low. Graphics are from Trina Clark's "Spring Gingerbread" and "Butterfly Whispers". You can click on the picture to check out the bling bling..........every girl needs a little bling in their life!

My next card project is a birthday card for my granddaughter who is turning 19 on Monday.......I can't believe she's going to be 19! Wowsers!

Plus I really need to make a Mother's Day card for my daughter........OY........better get busy.........

Thanks for looking & have a blessed day!

Happy Huggies ~

Friday, May 1, 2009

Happy May Day!

I noticed that it's been a week since I last blogged (been sick) so I wanted to wish all of you a beautiful Spring-like May Day!

Don't get hurt dancing around that May pole! LOL

Huggies & Blessings ~