A BIG Surprise!

Good Morning Friends!

I love to get a present I was not expecting.  The only thing that I love more is when it is a handmade present!

As some of you know, I have been struggling lately.  I am in good hands, I have a very good psychiatrist and therapist.  But going to therapy and telling the truth about the things that have happened in my life is so hard.  I get very down some days;yesterday was one of those days.  Then the mail came and with it a surprise gift from my best bloggy friend Rhonda from Scrap Happens.  We have so much in common that we say we are "Sistas from another Mista".  Rhonda, it is a good thing that you put some tissues in that box because I cried and cried when I opened that box.  It was not only your note and that you were kind enough to think of me, it was that you remembered that I love owls!

So here is the calendar book that Rhonda made me...keep in mind that she made this out of a gift bag!  So talented!

Here is the front.

I am going to show you some of the inside pages so you can see how cute this is!

Isn't this wonderful?  I am going to have a hard time using it because it is so cute!  But I will use it and treasure it forever!  Thank you so much my friend.  Just knowing that I have people out there that love me and are rooting for me to fight this illness makes all the difference in the world...oh, now I am crying again...they are tears of joy!

Even the box she sent it in was decorated!

Happy Thanksgiving to everyone!  Thank you for being so kind to me!


A Bunch of Turkeys and a Winner!

Good Morning Friends & Welcome Visitors,

I am still showing off the projects that I made with my "pretend" granddaughter Megan.

We made some turkey cards!

Aren't they cute?  The SVG file came with eyes but we decided to use google eyes to give them more expression.  We ran every feather through the cut n' boss with an embossing folder to give their feathers some depth and then we chalked around the edges.

Megan's brother was playing around with my camera and he took this picture.

Now, let's ask Mr. Random.org who won the ribbon from the 3GirlJam blog hop!

And the winner is...Brenda LappNovember 21, 2015 at 9:06 PM
Great card! I especially love the inking on the card front.

Congratulations Brenda!  Please hit the contact button at the top of my blog, send me your address and I will send your prize right out to you! 


Pilgrim Hat

Hello Friends and Welcome Visitors!

So now I can tell you the secret that Megan (my pretend granddaughter) and I had this weekend!  I was babysitting for Meggie while her parents were away for the weekend.  Her parents always have a huge Thanksgiving party at their house where all are welcome; isn't that what Thanksgiving is all about?  Anyway, Megan & I decided to surprise her parents by decorating their house!  If you go to the next older post, you can see the banner we made to go over the fireplace.  We didn't want to use tape, so we made two Pilgrim hat cups, weighted them with heavy leaded fishing lures and used them to hold the banner up.

Here is the one that I made:

Here it is opened:

And here is Miss Megan's hat:

She loved the "Skittles" I get them from DoubleClick Connections (Meggie is a bling girl, we have that in common, lol) the SVG file for the Pilgrim hat box is from SVG Cuts and the feathers are from my stash!

I am entering this Pilgrim Hat into the following challenges:

Double Click Connections - Thanksgiving
Decorate To Celebrate - Anything Goes

Thank you so much for stopping by today!


Day 2 of 3 Girl Jam Hop

Welcome to my stop on the "Thankful for 3 Girl JAM Fans Blog Hop!"  The 3 Girl JAM design team has joined up with a few of our friends and fans to put together an awesome hop full of inspiration and fun!

3 Girl JAM has put together an awesome prize package of crafty goodness!  To win it, all you have to do is leave a comment on each stop of the hop.  Easy peezy!
 Warning!  This is intensely picture heavy my assistant and I worked on this Banner for over 5 hours so we want to show it off.  I was honored to have Miss Megan in my craft-room today.  I would not have been able to complete this project without her!

Here is the F:

Here is the A:

Here is the M:

Here is the I

Here is the L:

And the Y:

This was an SVG File from SVGCuts "Thanksgiving Dinner"  Megan & I used many of the Basic Grey Indian summer paper and 3 bugs in a rug Spicy Sage. We ran all of the Die Cuts through my Cut and Boss to emboss them. We chalked everything with my Powder Puff chalks and strung the pendants together with clover from the 3GirlJam Sunny Meadow Bundle.  The embellishments, brads & bling are from my Autumn stash.

I am giving away a small prize for someone that follows me and leaves me a comment here.  See yesterday's blog for the prize.

The full hop order is below:

So, your next stop is at Marji

Craftily yours,

Melonheadz Friends - Tic Tac Toe, Three In A Row (Horizontal Ribbon, Die Cuts and Pearls/Bling)
AllSorts Challenge - #338 At Least 3 Die Cuts
Crafty Calendar - Sparkle, Bling & Embellish
My Sheri CRAFTS - #170 Happy Thanksgiving
CAS-ual Chic - Precious Metals Please see letter I - it has a metal leaf charm on it.
Creative Fingers - #98 Anything Goes
Daring Cardmakers - Anything But A Card
Fussy & Fancy - #152 Thanks!
PDE Linky Party - Anything Goes
Decorate to Celebrate - Challenge #113 Anything Goes

Thank you all for stopping by!  Have a wonderful weekend.