Friday, March 1, 2013

Good News on the Home front!!

Yay!  I don't know where she has been, but I just went out to check my mail and my sweet Lucy Twos was there waiting to be fed.  Did you know cats don't like to be squeezed!!  LOL!

I am so happy to see her.  She has never been gone for so long.  Now I will go call Mark at work and tell him she is home!

Hugs Lori

You will be missed Dear Friends.....

I have just learned of the passing of a dear friend, Joe Nathan.  I know some of you here know Joe, as he was a member of both The Best of House Mouse and StampersUnite.  I don't have all of the details, except that he had a stroke and was in hospice for a few weeks.  I knew Joe as an on line friend, most of my stamping career, close to 20 years.  He was a kind, sweet and very talented stamper and artist.  If you click on his name, it will take you directly to his website show casing his wonderful House Mouse art.

This goes along with the loss of another sweet furry friend, my Lucy Twos!
She has been missing for about 4 days now and it is not like her to be gone for even one day.   When I would go outside, she was always there and would follow me down to the mail box, roll over, get up on her hind legs to tell me she wanted me to pick her up and carry her.  We would snuggle and cuddle back up and she would load me with love & kisses.  Mark has searched for her everywhere and the sad news is that this is the time of year when other critters come looking for something to eat.  Our fear is that one of these critters may have taken her.  She was very good at staying close to home and up high so that nothing could get to her, but she was also getting old and her response time was a lot slower.

I am so sad at the loss of these 2 special friends.  At least one is in heaven with Jesus and I believe the other has crossed the Rainbow Bridge.

I am sorry for more sadness friends.  I truly wanted to post something more up beat and creative here.  Maybe tomorrow.

God Bless you & have a great weekend and don't hesitate to tell friends and loved ones how much you love & care about them, because you never know what tomorrow may bring.

Hugs Lori

Monday, February 25, 2013

Oh Snap!!!!

I did not mean to publish that last post!  ARG!  I wanted to save it as a draft and hit the publish button.  Well, as  you can see, the link goes right to my very first post on the blog!  More information later..........    :))   Hugs Lori

After Searching.....


Sunday, February 24, 2013

Surprise!! I am here!!

Hi Friends, 

I hope you are all doing well.  As for me, bet you wondered what was up with me!  Mostly health issues, but I won't go into details and bore you there!

I know one thing.....I am so sick of the cold weather and can't wait for Spring & Summer!  I am a California girl living in South Carolina!  You would think after 20 years, I would be used to the weather here, but NOT!

If you notice, I changed my blog template again.  Since St. Patricks day is up next, I thought it would be appropriate.  I want to change the template often according to upcoming Holidays or Occasions, to keep you from being bored.

Before I share a card that I made, I want to welcome and thank my newest follower for coming over to join me.  Christina is my newest follower and I am so happy she is here.  If you look down my left column, you will see her pretty blog button for Flowers, Ribbons and Pearls.  She is such a talented lady and loves to share her gorgeous projects and how she does all in lots of (free) videos and written tutorials.  And, the exciting part is that she has just opened her on line shop with some Tools made by her Film crew & very pretty items that she has made, (not telling you what, you must go look for yourself).  Note:  I am not related to or receiving any gratuities for this information.  Just loving and grateful for all of her fabulous works.

Now, it has been a while since I made any cards (just drooling over others cards), so please excuse the imperfections.  This card has 3 hours into it, only for the lack of trying to find things and decide what I wanted to do with it.  It was a Birthday Card for my dear Father-in-law. 

I started with Brown textured card stock from The Paper Studio for my card base.  The white panel is Neena white, cut with Spellbinders Card Creators A and designer paper is from Bo Bunny's Timepiece collection, cut with S/B Card Creator B, then cut in half.  the brown ribbon is Grosgrain that I had in my stash for ages.  The Mustache is S/B Dear Old Dad, designed by Becky Fleck of Page maps.  I mounted it with Glue dots after curling each end on a pencil to give the raised effect.  Dad by "My Sentiments Exactly" (don't know if they are still in business) is stamped and sponged with Memento Rich Cocoa and cut out with S/B Fancy Tags die.  The Birthday tag stamp & die at the bottom are from Whimsy Stamps .

Well that's it for now.  I hope you are having a wonderful weekend and may the good Lord shower you with many blessings.

Hugs Lori