Saturday, November 29, 2008

Thursday, November 27, 2008

Happy Thanksgiving!

Worked on this page today with the help of Anne who sent this wonderful handmade tri-folded card. She's so clever and creative!

I wrote the poem last weekend for Sunday Scribblings. The prompt was "Grateful."

I love the words Anne wrote on the inside of the card and the reminder of a childhood favorite song.

Hope all those celebrating Thanksgiving have a great and grateful day!

Tuesday, November 25, 2008

The letters stickers are from Susan Branch. I love her stuff.

Kylie loves the girls and every time she comes to visit, she has to say hello to them and turn the light on and off.

Sadly, they had an accident so, now, she'll have to see them in here. They were sent to me from my friend, Anne, several years ago, and even though they are supposed to be a Christmas ornament, I kept them out year round.

Sunday, November 23, 2008

As We Slip into Winter

I feel blue!

It's been so cold the last week; it's more like January

Oh, well...such is life.

My friend, Anne's daughter, Beth, requested Chop Suey for her birthday. I've had it as Chinese take-out before but never made it so she sent me her recipe. I'm thinking this would be a good week to try it since it's so different from a turkey dinner.

Friday, November 21, 2008

Have You Ever Eaten Beaver?

Yes, my husband made a stew using fresh beaver!

As a Boston Red Sox fan, Dottie couldn't help buy this wine.

Thursday, November 20, 2008

I was going through a pile of stuff I'd brought back from camp and came across some pretty paper towels so I ripped off a section and glued it to this page.

Here is that wonderful moon we had last week. The picture just doesn't do it justice.

The butterflies are from a bookmark that the laminating had come off of. (I know, I know; I ended a sentence with a preposition. My bad!)

Tuesday, November 18, 2008


I couldn't get over how vibrant the sky was last Tuesday morning. I got up with my husband and am so glad I did; otherwise I wouldn't have gotten these pictures.

There was no school because of Veteran's Day and I had a nice relaxing time doing whatever...

I don't use stamps very often but had fun coloring the flowers in so many different colors. Guess I'm just a kid at heart!

Saturday, November 15, 2008

History Is Made

I'm not very political-minded but I did vote and I do love my wonderful country.

I definitely had to commemorate this historic event.

Thursday, November 13, 2008


I tried to duplicate the gorgeous sky in the picture but...oh, well!

My cousin Dale is 8 months older than me so we grew up together. We spent as much time fighting as enjoying each other's company. She lives out of state, now, so I don't get to see her very often, but when I do, we just have a blast.

Tuesday, November 11, 2008

Stacey's Shower

Did this page based on the napkins at the shower. I tore it and it blended right into the background.

Stacey is our goddaughter and she's having a girl, Hana Rosalie. She's due Dec. 17th.

You'll notice that Stacey's colors are lavender, brown, and green. She hates pink and the napkins were the only pinkish things there. You should have seen the cute brown and green outfits she got. Each had a little pink or lavender accent but were definitely not traditionally pink. Stacey was thrilled.

Monday, November 10, 2008

The Absolute Last Halloween-themed Page...Really!

Had to do one more page about Halloween because of an incident at school that was pretty scary. I even wrote a poem about it that can be read here.

The kids at the top were sent to me by my friend in Florida. It's plastic and it took me a couple tries to get a picture that didn't have a glare on it.

Friday, November 7, 2008

Banner Swap

Lisa at hosted a Cleaning Product Fragrance swap and these are the gorgeous pennants I received.

Left to right:
Blue Wave by Ruby. There is something about the simplicity of this one that appeals to me so much. Of course, I am a sucker for the ocean. I like how the yellow ribbons in the upper left-hand corner symbolize the sun. And the sparkly sequins at the bottom are hearts.

Tropical Island Breeze
by Barbara at Now that is one hunky guy! I love the playful feel to this one. She added buttons to the centers of all the flowers. And the rainbow ribbons add so much. The lace around the edge looks almost like sea foam.

This one is mine. I was at camp and didn't have many supplies with me so my friend and I went to the beach and collected all the different elements. It was fun!

Moonlight Path
by Lisa. The quote says, "The moonlight drapes under velvet skies." Isn't that beautiful? There are so many neat aspects to this banner. How she managed to include everything in such a small space is amazing. There is the light blue background with flower stamps, a yellow moon, a calendar, a Moonflower seed packet, a moonlit path through trees, a kissing couple, a border of blue lace, beads hanging from a button on the point, and a golden 3-D butterfly (or is it a moth?) charm.

English Lavender
by Cindy at Love the green with lavender! The old-fashioned girl fits the theme so well. She also added shimmery butterflies. But the absolute best part is the quote from Shakespeare. I'm an English teacher and on the day that these arrived, I had just begun teaching this scene to the kids in one of my classes. Serendipity! "All the world's a stage, / and all the men and women merely players; / They have their exits and their entrances, / And one man in his time plays many parts, / His acts being seven ages." How perfect!

Wednesday, November 5, 2008

The Last of Halloween!

I used a little piece of bubble wrap on this page.

The card is from my friend in Florida. She makes great cards!

The poem is from a 2007 Susan Branch calendar that I saved so I can use bits of in my journal. I love her art!

Monday, November 3, 2008

I couldn't believe the quality of my school picture this year! I guess the photographer was in too much of a hurry to check the camera to make sure there was no glare on my glasses.

I'm glad, at least, that I didn't pay for it!

Saturday, November 1, 2008

I'm sick of all the golden hues of fall and Halloween already. I just had to use a different color and the elegant photo on the left from my friend, Anne, was just the incentive I needed for a purple page.

Kylie's sweet face was on my craft desk and seemed to jump onto the page by itself.

And look at my mom's beautiful handwriting from 1959!