Wednesday, October 13, 2010

My Tags for the Twlight Swap (Team:Jacob) at

Yea, they are all done and ready to ship tomorrow! This was my first tag swap and I loved it. Let me know what you think? I had to use two different charms because I could not find enough motorcycles. So they have a motorcycle or a helmet.

Tomorrow I will post pics from the JDRF Walk to Cure Diabetes 2010. My middle son Cole has Juvenile Diabetes and it has really been rough on him since he was diagnosed on April 18, 2008. It was a beautiful day for the walk and we had a BLAST as we do at every walk. There were over 10,000 walkers!! Way to go, lets raise the money to FIND the CURE, so no one will have to suffer.


Monday, October 11, 2010

Sister's Birthday Card (she is a flower child)

This is my first time using prism colored pencils and gamsol. I had a lot of fun and enjoyed making this card for my Sister. Hope you like it, she sure did! :)

Money saving Tips: The way I store and carry my SU stamp pads and my cricut roller bag I made

Saving money is big these days and I want to show you two ways I have with crafting.

Now I store my SU stamp pads in Lg Snap Totes, they are $24.99 for a 3 pc set and inside is 3 plastic dividers. I use the 3 plastic dividers and make 3 more out of cardboard and a stripe of white plastic (to make it all match)to make the shelves. They stack perfect on my desk and are very convenient when taking to crops. In the clearance isle at Wal-Mart I bought these luggage straps for $2.00 and I use this to secure all the totes together for safety and to relieve the stress on the latches when carrying them. Remember you can use a 40 to 50 percent off coupon on these. Great savings!! check out the photos.

My cricut roller bag is really a plain roller bag of Elvis Presley (big fan) my hubby found it in a thrift store and it was the perfect size so I sewed in straps with velcro on then to hole the cricut in place. I had the straps they were a bad handle I did not use so I cut it in half and I had the velco. That part was Free and the bag was $15.00 plus tax. Cheap compared to the actual cricut bags that are 40-80 dollars each.

My first batch of cards for Operations Write Home and Anniversary cards for Mother In-Law and Great Aunt Using Cricut Cards

Sunday, October 3, 2010

May Arts Halloween Ribbon Contest Enrty

Go Over to May and check out the entries.

Thank you

Beautiful Fall Day--Remembering Our Fallen Hero's "THE WALL THAT HEALS"

On October 2, 2010, I woke the kids to get an early start on a beautiful crisp fall day. In Blue Springs Missouri from Sept 30 through Oct 3, 2010, hosted a historical event that was very dear to my heart.

The Wall That Heals this is a half-scale replica of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial in Washington, D.C. It is approximately 250 ft long and like the original Memorial is erected in a chevron-shape. The replica is complete with the names of 58,249 service members who were killed or missing in action from the conflict. When new names are added to the Washington D.C. Memorial the replica is also updated. The trailer that carries The Wall That Heals is a mobile museum when emptied. The sides open up to display photo's of the service members who served, letters left at the Memorial as remembrances and other memorabilia that tell the story of the Vietnam War.

My Grandfather served in the Army during the Vietnam War and did come home with a purple heart. We were one of the lucky families who's family member returned home, but 58,000 + others did not. I felt this was a very import and educational event for my three children to experience and to understand more of what really happened, the effects left behind, how our soldier's were treated and how the world reacted to the conflict. As a person who comes from a very strong military family of all branches and a mother to a young son who has always wanted to be a Marine when he grows up, to protect his country. I really want my children to understand how important it is to respect and honor the service men and women who fight for OUR FREEDOM at all cost! I want them to know that even if we do not understand why or agree with war, we MUST ALWAYS RESPECT, HONOR and LOVE, our SERVICEMEN AND WOMEN who put THEIR LIVES on the line for us everyday without hesitation! Never disrespect ALWAYS love and honor!

I can not explain it but when you see the wall for the first time it is so over-whelming! You have this feeling of great sadness, tears begin falling, respect, love and peace all rolled together. It is truly an experience that everyone should have. I know that I could not afford to take the whole family to D.C. to see the Memorial (which my children-the boys did ask us to do for vacation several times), so to experience the replica was so AWESOME for us! As we walked I told the my kids some stories that my Grandfather told to me, it was a true bonding family day for us. I only wish my husband would have been able to experience this day with us but he had to work.

Enough about us I also want to share some beautiful pictures of the day with you and hope you enjoy them.

God Bless and please pray for Our Servicemen and women to return to their families safely.