Hey everybody!  How the heck are ya?  I know I’ve been fairly lax in posting on the old blog lately.  I’ve been so busy with projects I can’t post yet, classes, my girls and other stuff, that it’s been the last thing I think about.  Actually, I was thinking yesterday about my blog and how I used to tell stories, etc., and how I’ve gotten away from it.  I don’t know why either . . . I guess time constraints, design team work, etc.  I’m not happy with the way things have been here . . . so look for some changes.  I’ll write more about that in another post.

How many of you are signed up for and receive the Graphic 45 newsletter?  I didn’t even know about it until a few months ago.  Everyone was talking about the Graphic 45 Design Team Call in the newsletter and I’m going  . . .  duh, what newsletter?   I didn’t try out for the upcoming design team, not because I didn’t see the newsletter (I’ve since signed up for it) . . . BUT because of other, more personal reasons.   My daughter, Kate, is expecting her first baby . . . my first grandchild . . . and I wanted my time to be free so I could babysit!  I’ve been so excited but didn’t want to say anything because the kids were waiting to tell people.  It still may not be okay . . . but I can’t wait anymore!  I’m going to be a grammy!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Okay, back to the Graphic 45 Newsletter.  I have a big project in the newsletter that went out today . . . I altered one of their 5×5 kraft boxes for springtime and it contains that promised video of how to make my flowers.  You can also find the video on my YouTube Channel.

Here’s the box I made.


and on the inside:

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I suppose that’s all for now . . .

Thanks for stopping by and remember . . . life is short, enjoy the adventures of the day!


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All I need to know
I learned from the Easter Bunny!
Don’t put all your eggs in one basket.
Everyone needs a friend who is all ears.
There’s no such thing as too much candy.
All work and no play can make you a basket case.
A cute tail attracts a lot of attention.
Everyone is entitled to a bad hare day.
Let happy thoughts multiply like rabbits.
Some body parts should be floppy.
Keep your paws off of other people’s jelly beans.
Good things come in small, sugar coated packages.
The grass is always greener in someone else’s basket.
To show your true colors, you have to come out of the shell.
The best things in life are still sweet and gooey.
May the joy of the season fill your heart.
Happy Easter!

Smiley from millan.net


Smiley from millan.netGood Monday morning!  Wow what a weekend!  On Friday my oldest, Kate, got married to her long-time boyfriend, Will.  They had a nice little ceremony at the courthouse and then we all went out for dinner.  We’ll eventually give them an open house reception so all the family and friends can celebrate. 

The Newlyweds

Smart kids . . . they just bought a home and Kate’s car is on its last miles, so they opted not to spend a small fortune on a big wedding.  It makes you wonder how many couples are taking the plunge at the county courthouses these days instead of big, elaborate weddings. 

I spent the rest of the weekend working on my project for the big JustRite Mega Blog Hop this week.  It starts on Tuesday and my day is Wednesday.  You will for sure want to check it out.  I believe it might be the biggest blog hop ever with 88 designers taking part.  There are many prizes to be given away daily!

Then Bad Bev and I finished up most of the invitations to the Sorority Luncheon Style Show.  We started when the Bristol race came on Sunday and ended when the checkered flag dropped.  Perfect timing!

After the race, I figured I had a little more time to spend in the studio and decided to make another Easter card.  Remember last week when I told you about all the cute little chick Smiley from millan.net images at TwistedPapers.com.  Well I had to go back and get one more!


Not much going on here, except a little sponging and sewing.  I did use the Lilac Avenue Collection from Stamp Simply Ribbon Store and put the image on illustration board.

Thanks for stopping by and remember  . . . life is short, enjoy the adventures of the day!

Smiley from millan.net


Smiley from millan.net Good Tuesday morning!  Yesterday I had an email from my buddies over at TwistedPapers.com, Stan and Russell, that they had uploaded some new images.  I’ve been waiting for the colored Alice in Wonderland images because I’ve had an idea running through my mind for a few weeks now, which they did get uploaded.  However, they also uploaded a bunch of new Easter images!  I couldn’t resist downloading one with little yellow Smiley from millan.netSmiley from millan.net to work with.

I think that when I was a little girl I received a live chick for Easter one year.  I really don’t remember it, but my mother told me I did.  What I do remember is going to visit relatives with my grandparents one time, and my grandmother pointing out a goose that was my Easter chick.  I only remember seeing it one time, but that memory lingers with me . . . . it was a darn big goose!

Anyhoo, here’s my first chick card . . . I’m sure there’s going to be a few more because I absolutely love the new images!


I teamed the image up with The Stamp Simply Lilac Avenue Kit, sponging the edges of all the paper before sewing the background layers to the base.  I added just the image, but the design looked so bare to me that I made a frame from the glittery sheet that matched the background.  If you look closely, you can see the glitter on the frame.

Well, I have another doctor’s appointment today and then I’m going to visit with my uncle, maybe a class tomorrow, and then my baby . . . Kate is getting married on Friday!  Did I tell you?  I know I posted on Facebook when I found out but I probably haven’t said anything here.  They are going to the courthouse since they just bought a house  . . . saving money bless their hearts . . . smart kids too . . . Smiley from millan.net

Anyhoo, thanks for stopping by today and remember  . . . enjoy the adventures that come your way today, because life is short!Smiley from millan.net


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