Sunday, December 28, 2008

On The Cuff

There is an article in the January/February 2009 issue of Designs in Machine Embroidery titled On The Cuff. The article by Eileen Roche is a fantastic how-to on monograming on the cuff of men's shirts. It covers everything from lettering size, to placement, to stablizing and hooping. Well, I couldn't pass up this learning experience my dear hubby has monograms on his shirt cuffs!!

The key to doing this is getting the placement worked out but I think I have it mastered now. It was fun doing these shirts.

Luck, love and laughter,


Wednesday, December 24, 2008

Happy Holidays

My wish for each of you is for nothing less than all that fills your holidays with joy and happiness.

Merry Christmas and Happy Hanukkah!

Friday, December 19, 2008

Gingerbread Men

I am working on cards to give my co-workers next week and so far these two are my favorite of what I have made.

The inspiration for these cards came from the Winter 2009 issue of Paper Creations. I used the Gingerbread Man on the Stretch Your Imagination cartridge -- I think I am finally starting to get an idea of how to use the Cricut.

Luck, love and laughter,

Wednesday, December 17, 2008

Our Crazy Arkansas Weather

We had freezing rain and sleet Monday night and woke yesterday morning to terrible travel conditions throughout the Central Arkansas area. We live in a very hilly section of town and our house is about midway nup on the north side of a hill. Our street is usually the last to clear when we have winter precipitation. Yesterday our street was solid ice...needless to say we didn't even attempt to venture out. The street was still covered with ice when we went to bed last night.

But low and behold when I woke this morning, our street was completely clear of ice!!!!

The temperature had risen during the night and melted the ice. That's the thing about our crazy Arkansas weather, if you don't like it just wait 5 minutes and it will change. Now we have fog and chance of thunderstorms and the temp is supposed to be in the 50's tomorrow. I'm ready for sunshine!

Luck, love and laughter,


Monday, December 15, 2008

December Birthday Cards

Today is my sister-in-law Marilyn's birthday. This is the birthday card that I made for her. The paper is from Basic Grey's Ambrosia Paper Pad but the colors do not really show up that good in this picture. I'm not the best photographer around. I got the inspiration for this card from the new January 2009 issue of CardMaker that I just got in the mail last week.

Tomorrow is my girlfriend at work, Karen's birthday. This is the card that I made for her. This gorgeous paper is from Basic Grey's Offbeat paper pad. The inspiration for this card also came from the new issue of CardMaker.

We've got a winter storm warning tonight for freezing rain and sleet and cold temperatures. Thank goodness I don't have to report for jury duty tomorrow morning because who knows if I will be able to get off the hill in the morning. I may be taking a personal day at work for inclement weather because I don't even attempt to drive on ice.

Luck, love and laughter,


Saturday, December 6, 2008

The Circus

Ringling Bros. is in town with a one ring circus at the Arena. We took Addie and Sarabeth this morning to see it. We went with Ronny's sister and brother-in-law and their 3 year old grandson, Jonah. That was an experience with a 3 year old, a 4 year old, and a 5 year old! I think of the three, Addie enjoyed it the most.

Addie and Sarabeth watching the elephants perform.

Sarabeth and Jonah

Addie wearing Jonah's circus hat

Addie and PawPaw

Luck, love and laughter,


Tuesday, December 2, 2008


Well it's Tuesday again and I have to report for jury duty again this morning. I'll be glad when this month is over and my jury duty time is finished. Wish me luck that I don't get picked.

Here is another holiday card that I made. I had fun using the Cricut to make the trees and the sentiment.

Luck, love and laughter,