Wednesday, September 30, 2009


Good morning! Yes we are up before the sun once more. At least we slept until 4 am. This picture of Max was taken this past Sunday. He is looking better each day. He looks stronger out of his eyes and is beginning to go out into the yard and walk around some. He is really loving all the attention too. I'm thinking he is just a little spoiled. He has become a camera hound. Maggie is doing a little better with allergies. Lost lots of sleep with this round, but i'm thinking we are turning the corner on this episode and no steroid shot this time. I'm hopeful it will frost soon and she can begin to get her hair back. Poor babies. Two sick animals at once is a lot to take on.

My husband is so far behind with work that I'm not sure he can get caught up. Its a good problem to have but it is wearing him out. My work is difficult at best but most everyone you talk to is goind through a lot at work too.....hard time all around. Well enough this morning. I am working on some Christmas Cards but it will be a couple of days before I can post. Please forgive any spelling errors this morning as I am typing with one eye open. Talk about sleep deprived...Have a blessed day!

Monday, September 28, 2009


Good morning!!! It is 4am and I have been up since 2:30....Maggie's allergies are raging. Poor Baby....I treat her and she goes back to sleep, but I AM UP! Talk about sleep deprived. It is getting really hard to function on such a small amount of sleep. Thank goodness I only work 4 hours today. I'm thinking a trip to Hobby Lobby is in order since my Dear Husband gave me a gift certificate for our Wedding Anniversary. Yep....9 years. We went to dinner to celebrate. I really enjoyed getting out for a little. We have almost stopped getting out because everything is so expensive. I guess we really are getting older because I would rather cook here and do the clean-up than go out. This way we control what we eat, and when we eat, and how it is prepared. If one of us is sick then we already know it and there are no suprises. We noticed a couple of years ago that each time we went out, the next day one of us was sick. Rather than be at the mercy of some sick waiter or waitress, or even sick cook, we just decided not to go there. It works pretty good and with the economy the way it is we can almost buy a week's worth of groceries for what we spend in one outing. My husband is an excellent cook and does most things better than the places we would go out to eat. I think I will hold onto him.

Well I must drag myself to the shower soon, but I just have time for one more cup of coffee. More later.

Sunday, September 27, 2009


Max seems to be improving a little each day. We haven't be able to spend much time with him this weekend as it has rained, and rained and rained some more here. He does look better, stronger out of his eyes. He is still eating and drinking and getting his strength back. The vet said this could be a long haul. We are hopeful that he will continue to improve with each day.


This is my first attempt at a Tri-Shutter card. I have been seeing these here and there and thought they were beautiful, sooooo I gave it a try. The card is a little difficult to get the folds right in the beginning, but once you get that part down the rest is easy. The panels are black cardstock with Scrapperdashery paper from England. I ran the paper through my Big Shot Express with a CuttleBug Folder to emboss. Once embossed, I used Ranger Vintage Photo ink to ink the edges and the embossing. It almost looks like leather. Then a couple of stamps and a little Stampin-Up Chocolate Chip ink, a little Silk Ribbon and you are done. I really like the looks of the finished card. I think I will be doing some of these for Christmas.

Saturday, September 26, 2009


This is one of the many Halloween Cards that I create for friends, family and Kids...I purchased this image on the internet and printed twice. Then I cut out the mask of one image colored with Copic Green Apple, and used diamond dust glitter on it. Once dry I attached to my card with Zots. I think he is just too cute!


Yea....We made it!!! I was beginning to think the weekend would never come. We have had such a busy week....Work and Home and pets, pets, pets. Max is back home and recovering. The vet is hopeful that he will be ok. Right now it is just a waiting game. We are giving the meds and making sure he gets the right kind of foods and watching, watching, watching.

We are really ready for a rest. Looking forward to Sunday. Today is again Suzy Homemaker Day and I must get moving. I have made three cards this week and i am going to try and get them posted Today. Wish me luck. I'm still learning about my camera and sometimes my brain and it's brain just don't work together.

More later..........

Tuesday, September 22, 2009


Here is a picture of Max in our yard. He is 11 we think...seems to be having some kidney issues. He has been sick for a week and last night he finally took food and had been drinking Pedia Lite. Our vet wants to keep him for a couple of days to see if he can determine what is going on. He is a rescue dog and we love him lots!
Hang in there Max...our prayers are with you Bud.

I'm Up!

Well it is way too early to be up, but I am once again. It is only Tuesday, and I am dreading going to work once again. I think I'm getting too old for this. I'm sorry I haven't posted lately. We are working with an ailing Max our dog. He is 11 and having kidney issues. Some improved, but the vet is requesting we bring him in and this is a chore, as he isn't used to riding, and he has been so weak that he could barely walk. He came to the fence and ate last night and we are once again hopeful. We have putting Pedia lite in his water to help with his dehydration. Hopefully we can get him on the road to recovery. We will know more after he spends a few days with the vet.

I will try and keep you posted, but now I must get to moving. Another day, Another 50 cents.

Tuesday, September 15, 2009

This is one of the first cards I did. It is still in my stash. I thought you would enjoy seeing it. I'm still learning about layering and i love the layered look. Sometimes I feel like "The More The Better".

Hello All....

Well it is Tuesday and I'm not sure what happened to Monday....Work is a real hassle lately. My computer is acting up and the stress levels are rising. Hopefully it is on the mend. Needless to say, when i get home i just need to get in the zone. No Mo Jo the last few days. It seems like there is so much in the way of my cardmaking and I don't like not being able to craft. I'm hoping you have a great day and I will post more later.

Saturday, September 12, 2009

The Weekend.....

Lots of Suzy Homemaker stuff! Laundry, Floors, Bathrooms.....I'm not sure how why I have these responsibilities but somehow they are mine. So I rise each and every Saturday and do my CHORES and then I am so tired I can barely think and the first thing I know it is time to do it all over again. Am I in a rut or what? Well I just hope that when I get to heaven God has clean floors and I didn't have to do the cleaning. Enough of that....We are having beautiful weather here in the valley of East Tennessee and the sun is shining here. It is shaping up to be a beautiful fall and I must say I love this time of the year! Halloween is just around the corner and then my most favorite Holidays Thanksgiving, and Christmas. The week after Christmas I try to take a week off work just to breathe. Really looking forward to that time! My husband and I don't plan to go anywhere, we just sit and rest. Hoping we have some snow...

I know, I know I promised more pictures, but I just haven't had time. More later I promise.

Friday, September 11, 2009

It's Raining!

Well it is Friday morning 9-11-09 and it is raining again. We have had a
very wet, mild summer. You can definitely feel a hint of fall in the air these
last few days. Yesterday I noticed some leaves falling and blowing in the wind. Our Dogwood trees have turned and are beginning to loose their leaves. It should be a beautiful fall with all the rain we have had. Everyone is predicting snow for this winter if the wet weather continues. We haven't had snow to amount to anything for a few years now and I would like to see some. Of course it is hard to get around in the snow but I do think it is beautiful.

Well it is getting close to time to get ready for work but I want to post a picture of my Grandson Spencer. You know how Grandmothers are...we are so proud of them.
More later...

Wednesday, September 9, 2009


This is my Abby our rescue yorkie. My sister found her in highway, almost ran over her. Flea bitten, scruffy, and so miserable. No one claimed her so she became ours. Such a sweety! She has made a beautiful dog and we love her very much! Ok...I am up now and must get ready for work...more pictures later.

Tuesday, September 8, 2009

Wow...It feels like Monday!!

I know, I know it is Tuesday, but it still feels like Monday....Back to work! Not looking forward to work. I am behind unless the office fairy came through and did all the work...."NOT". This will be a short week and tomorrow I have to take 1/2 day off so it's not looking too good for the home team. I really enjoyed my Day yesterday, I made two halloween cards and worked on some Christmas items. Pictures later I promise. My photography skills are not the best but I keep trying. One of these days! Well I am on my second cup of coffee and beginning to feel like I might just make it through the day. I'm off to get ready for work soon so have a good day!

Monday, September 7, 2009

Labor Day......

Well, this is the last day of our 3 day weekend....I have enjoyed being home and doing whatever I want. I have made some cards and cooked a little and that is about it. Pretty lazy don't you think? It is raining this A.M. and I'm hoping it stops soon. I would like to see a little sunshine for a change.

Well I hope you have a great day and enjoy your Holiday too.

Sunday, September 6, 2009


It is early Sunday morning and i have just figured out how to upload my cards onto flicker and create a slide show for my blog! Yea...I hope you enjoy some of my cards that I have created. This card is one of the Christmas cards that I have been working on. I stamped with a Flourishes stamp onto Watercolor Paper,then I embossed with gold and colored in with markers and cut out the image to make the flower. I used silk ribbon and the Bow Easy to tie the bow. I am very pleased with the way it turned out.

Saturday, September 5, 2009


This is one of my first cards....not too pretty, but you have to start somewhere and this was it for me. Each day I learn something new from the other crafty bloggers out there! There is so much creativity that some days I am just overwhelmed. Keep up the good work!

Friday, September 4, 2009


Well, it is finally Friday and a Holiday weekend to boot! Yea...I am looking forward to 3 days off work and doing some stamping and cardmaking. Enjoy your weekend!

Thursday, September 3, 2009

September 3rd....Thursday!

Hello to anyone who may be looking. It is 4:34 AM here in East Tennessee and Yes I Am Up! My girls (little yorkies) decided I had slept long enough! So I am on my second cup of coffee and getting ready to face the day. It looks like it will be another beautiful day and I am looking forward to seeing the sun come up. Yesterday was my 1/2 day off and I got to come home and be creative. I made two new Christmas Cards. No pictures yet, so please bear with me. I'm hoping to add some pictures of my cards this weekend. Well I must get moving, so have a blessed day and come back and visit often.

Wednesday, September 2, 2009

Fall is in the air!

Good morning to all. I am up and soon to be awake. I am having my first cup of coffee and thinking about getting ready for the day. It is early here in the Tennessee Valley and you can fill a nip in the air. After the warm temps of July and August, September is beginning with a cool down. It is a taste of things to come. I love this time of the year and today, I only have to work 1/2 day due to cut back at work. I'm sort of getting use to the reduced hours and love being able to come home and work on my cards. I am going to try and post a picture this morning so bear with me. Hope you have a really blessed day! Bye for now.
This is Maggie or MagPie...she is 6 but acts like a 2 year old with attitude!

Tuesday, September 1, 2009

Hello to all you stampers and friends out there. I am very new to this area and am learning as I go, so please bear with me. I will tell you a little about myself as we go along and we can get to know each other. So here we go. I will be posting pictures of cards and other crafts that I do. I have been really crafting for about 10 years, although as far back as I can remember, I have always had an interest. I only have a very small space to work in right now, but I dear hubby has promised a craft room in the very near future. Yea!!