Tuesday, December 22, 2009

Christmas Wishes

My niece, Peggy, created this beautiful Christmas card for me. Now you see who got all the talent in our family!! I just love the beautiful bow. Thanks, Peggy, for this lovely card.

Tuesday, December 15, 2009


Sharing with you another Christmas cards I received from a dear friend of mine. Doesn't she do such beautiful work? Thanks so much, Teza, for the card. And, I do appreciate the YoVille card that you sent with it. You are so sweet.

Monday, December 14, 2009

Happy Holidays

My friend, Nyoka, sent me a gorgeous handmade card, and I wanted to share it with you. Love the Victorian Santa. Wish my printer would print off so good. Beautiful job. And, Happy Holiday's to you, too!

Friday, December 11, 2009

Happy Birthday, Paw Paw Jack!

My children's Paternal Grandfather celebrates his birthday today, number 88. Is that not great, or what? He still travels alone, and seems to be doing well healthwise. God has really been good to him. Sending out birthday wishes to him today.

Thursday, December 10, 2009

Happy Birthday, COLLIN!!

Things have been very busy lately, with a 2 week vacation. I thought it was suppose to be a VACATION!! Now, I REALLY need one! Had a great time in Vicksburg, Ms., touring the old historic city. And, on to Los Angeles/Hollywood. That was an interesting one! Was in the audience of the Dr. Phil Show, which airs Monday, Dec. 14. We were seated just behind Robin, on the very back row. On to more important things: Yesterday, my oldest GRANDson celebrated his 15th birthday. I see a tempo. driver's license in his future!! What a great kid Collin has been, and our family is blessed that he is one of ours! Happy Belated Birthday, Collin(and many more)!! I love you! P.S....................I did it again......I mailed the card before scanning it. I think I just need to chill'. But, here is a little of what was on the card. :-)

Wednesday, November 25, 2009


Wanted to take the time, during the busy holiday season, to wish all my blog followers a very Happy Thanksgiving:

Do not get tired of doing what is good. Don't get discouraged and give up, but we will reap a harvest of blessing at the appropriate time.

HAPPY THANKSGIVING!! Love to all...................Joyce

Friday, November 20, 2009


I love this time of year. Love the Autumn colors, and seeing the beautiful colors God has so kindly placed here for our enjoyment. This is just one of the Fall cards I sent out this year.

Wednesday, November 18, 2009

Happy Birthday, BRUCE!

My friend's husband is celebrating his birthday today, Nov. 18, in the beautiful state of Tennessee. Bruce loves light houses, and has a great collection of them. When I saw this light house wall paper, I figured I would try creating a special card just for him. HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO YOU, BRUCE!

Tuesday, November 17, 2009

Happy Birthday, DOLORES!

A dear friend of mine, celebrated her birthday Tuesday, Nov. 17, and I am so happy to create a card for her. I am truly blessed that our paths crossed. Though we live many states apart, we have personally met twice, and I have enjoyed her long distance friendship over the years. Hope you had a swell day, Dolores!! You are very special.

Monday, November 16, 2009

Happy Birthday, HANNAH!

On Nov. 17, 2005, God blessed our family with a little baby girl. My how time flies! I love seeing her pictures, with her beautiful, long hair, and cute smile. This is the card I made for her. I wish her a most special Happy Birthday.

Saturday, November 14, 2009


My husband's sister is celebrating her birthday today, Nov. 15th. I baked her up some warm and sweet wishes. YUM!! Wonder if Marvin made her a cake? Cupcake? Anything????

Friday, November 13, 2009


Saturday, Nov. 14th, is a special day. Vivian is celebrating her ** birthday! :-) I loved this patterned paper, so wanted to use it to create her card for her. Hope your day is very special. See you soon!!!

Tuesday, November 3, 2009

Blog Award

1. Where is your cell phone? counter
2. Your hair? grayish
3. Your mother? deceased
4. Your father? deceased
5. Your favorite food? seafood
6. Your dream last night? none
7. Your favorite drink? sweet tea with lemon
8. Your dream/goal? heaven
9. What room are you in? living room
10. Your hobby? card making
11. Your fear? death
12. Where do you want to be in 6 years? home
13. Where were you last night? home
14. Something that you're aren't? loud
15. Muffins? banana nut
16. Wish list item? clothes
17. Where did you grow up? Louisiana
18. Last thing you did? searched the web
19. What are you wearing? jumper
20. Your TV? Sony
21. Your Pets? Boudreaux
22. Friends? yes
23. Your life? so so
24. Your mood? content
25. Missing Someone? yes
26. vehicle? mini van
27. Something your not wearing? make up
28. Your favorite store? Hobby Lobby
29. Your favorite color? blue
30. When was the last time you laughed? week ago
31. Last time you cried? Sunday
32. Your best friend? Several
33. One place that I go to over and over? church
34. Facebook? yes
35. Favorite place to eat? Pitt Grill

Friday, October 30, 2009


I am posting my last Halloween card for you. This one I made for my dear friend, Dolores. Happy Spook Day! Don't forget to set your clocks back!!

Thursday, October 29, 2009

Happ Birthday

Let's take a break from the Halloween spirit, although I do have one more to post, and focus on a little gals birthday which falls on Oct. 30. I'm hoping Madison will love her card, and enjoys her weekend shopping. :-) Happy Birthday, MAD!

Wednesday, October 28, 2009

Monster Halloween!

How do you like my Monster Halloween card? Sure is different from the rest I have made. Was really easy to do, and that's a blessing! One more Halloween card to go, and we will be finished for the year. Woo Hoo!!!

Monday, October 26, 2009

Pumpkin Patch Halloween

I thought this little guy was cute, so fixed a little card for another grandchild. A couple more Halloween cards, and we will be finished for the year. Woo Hoo!!

Sunday, October 25, 2009


Fright Night will be here very soon. Wishing all the little guys and gals a safe Halloween!

Saturday, October 24, 2009


Another Disney Halloween card. Carving pumpkins and making memories. This goes postal today!

Friday, October 23, 2009

Minnie Mouse Halloween

Oh, geez! Halloween is quickly approaching, and I need to get more cards posted, so will be sending out several this next week. Please be patient, as there really is an end to them. :-) How about Miss Minnie! Ever seen pink used on a Halloween card? Well, you have now. I thought she was cute. Hope the little lady that receives this does, too!

Monday, October 19, 2009

Another Anniversary!

Today, Monday.....October 19, is my Husband's sisters Anniversary. Sabra and Marvin have been married for, well I guess I really don't know how long, so we won't go there. I made them a card, and wish to share it with you as well. HAPPY ANNIVERSARY, Y'ALL!

Sunday, October 18, 2009

Anniversary Wishes

Wanted to share with you a handmade card that my friend, Dolores, made for me. What a beautiful Fall Anniversary card. Aren't the little colored felt leaves so cute? Yes, she made those herself. Thanks, Dolores and Mel.

Saturday, October 17, 2009

Happy Anniversary to ME!

Is it OK to wish myself a Happy Anniversary? After all, it takes lots of love and effort to be able to celebrate each year. I am very happy that God has blessed us with 13 years of marriage. We plan to "get out of town" for the day, and "pass a good time". As for my card to him, every KING OF THE JUNGLE needs a QUEEN, don't you think? As always, thanks for looking!

Wednesday, October 14, 2009


BOO to you!! Hope you have a safe and happy Halloween!

Sunday, October 11, 2009

Happy Birthday, Marlene!!

My friend, Marlene, is having a birthday today. She lives several states away, so I won't be able to give her a hug. I did create this card for her, and hope she likes it, as she has been a very special friend to me for many, many years. HAPPY BIRTHDAY, MARLENE!

Friday, October 9, 2009


Looks like Mickey is getting ready for Halloween. Enjoy!!

Monday, October 5, 2009


Does my Halloween costume look OK to you? It may be a little revealing. See me blush?

Thursday, October 1, 2009


Halloween is a festival that takes place on October 31. In the US, children wear costumes on Halloween and go trick-r-treating. Many carve jack-o'-lanterns out of pumpkins. I am not in favor of Halloween, and am very grateful for families and churches that provide an alternative. I do send out cards to my GRANDchildren, so for the next few weeks leading up to the big event, I will post a couple each week.

Sunday, September 27, 2009

I did it again!!!! When will I ever learn. Please tell me that old age doesn't have a thing to do with it? Today is my son's birthday. I created him a card, and mailed it to him before scanning, so that I could share it with you. I have done this too many times before. It has GOT to stop. Instead, I will share a picture of him and his family with you. David, Mom wishes you a very special birthday. What a delight it has been to have had you for a son. I love you dearly, and wish you a blessed year.

Wednesday, September 9, 2009


I am so honored to have become friends with a wonderful couple..........Mel and Dolores. Today, Wednesday......Sept. 9, is their Wedding Anniversary, and I wanted to make them a special card. I hope they enjoyed their day, and I am wishing them many more wonderful years together. HAPPY ANNIVERSARY!!


I am so honored to be able to post a card that I made for my long distance friends, Mel and Dolores! Wednesday(Sept. 9) is their Wedding Anniversary, and I hope they enjoyed a wonderful day together. God bless you with many more years together. HAPPY ANNIVERSARY!

Tuesday, September 8, 2009

Wish Big!

My daughter-in-law is celebrating her birthday today. I certainly hope she has a good one. I made this special card for her, using the little fairy and castle, encouraging her to wish big. Thanks to Peggy for the images, and idea for the card. HAPPY BIRTHDAY, MISTI!

Sunday, September 6, 2009

Happy Birthday, Ms. Pat!

I really should have posted this yesterday, but guess I was a tab busy with things going on during this Labor Day weekend. Anyway, Ms. Pat is celebrating her 82nd birthday today. I ran by the nursing home Friday and left her card. I intended to visit with her, but she had gone home for a visit. I certainly hope she has a great day. Please notice on the card, that the actual edges are rounded, so the black area that is showing, is not on the original card. Thanks to all of you that follow my blog. Will have a couple more post this week. :-)

Wednesday, August 19, 2009


Got a new stamp that I wanted to try out. Does this not make you hungry? Chocolate cupcake with sprinkles!! Enough of this droolin'. Hope you like it!

Monday, August 17, 2009

Happy Anniversary

At the heart of mankind's existence, is the desire to be intimate and to be loved by another. Marriage is designed to meet that need for intimacy and love. Aug 19 my son David, and his wife Misti, will be celebrating another Anniversary together. What a precious gift for them to give to their daughter. Wishing you a most wonderful Anniversary, and a very blessed year.

Monday, August 10, 2009

Pastor's Wife

My pastor's wife is celebrating her ** birthday today. I hope that her day is very special, just as she is to all of us. May she have a wonderful year.

Tuesday, August 4, 2009

My Birthday Prayer

Sharing with you another birthday card that I received. This is not handmade, but I thought it was so sweet. It is my birthday prayer. The inside reads: "Dear Lord, please bless this special friend with every good thing You can send---fill each moments with delights, sunny days, and starry nights, gratifying things to do, a little miracle or two---Gracious Lord, hold my friend close, grant each day what's needed most---and may these blessing never end...Thank You for such a special friend". I want to thank Vivian, who is my husband's first cousin, and her husband, Lloyd, for sending this special birthday prayer to me.

Monday, August 3, 2009

Happy Birthday

Ahh! I just love all the cards that I received for my birthday. Here's another beautiful handmade card by my friend, Dolores. Love how her flowers matched the pretty PP. Thank you so much, my friend, for taking the time to create this card just for me. Hugs!!

Sunday, August 2, 2009

August 3

HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO ME, HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO ME!!!! Yes, today is my birthday. Can you believe I have never had a birthday party in my life? But, the good Lord willing, next year, I plan to do so. Until then, I continue to make my little Chocolate Yummy dessert(I'm not real crazy about cakes), and enjoy the calls, gifts, warm wishes, and cards. Speaking of cards, for the next few days, I am going to post some of the hand made cards that I receive. Since I have already received this one, I will share it with you today. My niece, Peggy, send me this stair-step card, and I think it is so cute. Thanks a bunch, Peggy!!

Thursday, July 30, 2009

Happy Anniversary!

My dear friend and her husband are going to be celebrating her 2nd Anniversary soon. Wish you could see how the card opens, but I'll try to explain. The front opens with the scalloped circle. Loved the embellishment, and thought it would go together with the paper I chose for her card.

Wednesday, July 29, 2009


Within the next week, I will be posting several cards. Sometimes I have few to post, and at other times, more. I guess this card could have been used for other occasions, but I made it for a birthday card, masculine at that. Think it will fly?? I certainly hope so now, because it is already in the mail. As always, thanks for looking!

Saturday, July 18, 2009

Another Sympathy

Oh, Geez! My last card posted was a Sympathy, and here I am needing another Sympathy. That means another family is hurting. I am thinking of them today, and lifting them up in prayer.

Saturday, July 11, 2009

God IS...

Heaven has another angel in its choir today. A wonderful lady named Ramona, passed away Friday. My sympathy is extended to the family during this difficult time. "God IS", and that settles it! Yet the rest of the verse says..."our refuge and strength, therefore we will not fear". I hope this Bible verse is a comfort, not only to this family, but to you that are viewing my blog, as well. Thanks for looking!

Tuesday, July 7, 2009


Celebrate good times, Come On!! Creating masculine cards are hard for me, along with several other themes. I needed one, and thought this would do. The image is by Diamonds. I certainly hope Lloyd enjoyed his card, and is celebrating today another special birthday. Thanks for looking, and following my blog!

Wednesday, July 1, 2009

Special Grandchildren

I was so blessed last week to have all my family home. Both my sons and their families were here, and I enjoyed spending time with them. We shopped, we went to Chuck-E-Cheese's and Steamboat Bill's, rode the 4-wheeler, rode the tractor, attended VBS, and on-n-on. I had such a good time, but all the fun ended way too soon, and I had to let them all go on their separate ways. Will share a picture of my 4 grandchildren. Aren't they just the cutest?

Tuesday, June 30, 2009

Blog Award

What a neat surprise to receive a Blog Award from my friend Linda. How sweet of you Linda to award this to me. I really do appreciate it. You will find Linda's blog at: http://cardchallengesandmore.blogspot.com.

Saturday, June 20, 2009

Happy Father's Day!

When choosing an idea for a Father's Day card for my husband, I decided to go with a humorous one. He has been really busy lately, getting a new pole barn put up, and slab. With this Louisiana heat, it really has drained him. So, I thought I'd see if I could put a smile on his face for his special day. Happy Father's Day to all the Dads out there. Wish my Dad was still living for me to have the opportunity to wish him greetings today. What a difference one day can make. So, if you still have your Dad/Husband, let him know you care. TFL

Thursday, June 11, 2009

Happy Birthday CATIE!

There is a little lady in our family that calls my DH "Paw Paw Tim", and she recently celebrated another birthday. I made this card for her, and it was very simple. You, too, could make one within minutes. I got an old wallpaper book, and cut out this little hippo.(I thought it was so cute), attached it to cardstock, added ribbon and brads, and it is as simple as that. Think outside the box on things you can use on your cards. TFL

Saturday, June 6, 2009

Flower Pot Card

Can you believe this? Yesterday I posted my flower pot card that Dolores had brought to me when she came to visit. Today, I received this flower pot card in the mail from my friend, Deb. How strange is that to receive 2 cards almost alike, from 2 different friends, one living in SD, and one in KS! Thanks so much, Deb, for thinking of me. Deb is another card-making friend of mine that I would like to meet some day. Pay her blog a visit at:
http://addictedtocardmaking.blogspot.com You will find more of these beautiful flower pot cards. TFL

Friday, June 5, 2009

Thinking Of You

Several years ago I was asked to be a designer for a company that sold card making kits. The first gal already on the team to welcome me, was Dolores. She and I became good friends on the Internet. Then, about 2 1/2 years ago, we both met in Branson(she lives in SD and I live in LA), and I got to "see" her for the first time. Our friendship has continued over the years, and she has become very dear to me. What a thrill I had recently to learn that she and part of her family would be making a quick trip to the wonderful state of Louisiana. And guess what? Her DH was so sweet to bring her by my house for a short visit. Thanks a bunch, Mel. Dolores brought me some card making supplies as a little surprise , and some were handmade. Aren't I special!! Sharing with you the card Dolores brought to me. It is just darling. She even brought me the pattern for it. Thanks so much, Dolores, for just being a very special friend to me.

Tuesday, June 2, 2009

Get Well Soon!

My niece, Peggy, went in for back surgery today. My last update was that all went well, and I am very grateful. I know she would appreciate your prayers in this long recovery period. It's gonna be hard on her to slow down, with all the "irons in the fire" that she has. I made her this Get Well card. It is a stair-step card, which is made by just scoring on a piece of cardstock to make your creases, and then decorate. It folds up very nicely for mailing. Thanks so much for looking.

Saturday, May 30, 2009

Have Fun!

I know a special little guy that is going to celebrate his birthday this weekend. How is he so special......well, he is our grandson, and that REALLY makes him special. Wishing you a very Happy Birthday, Chase. And we do hope you "HAVE FUN"! As for the card, the background of the image is baby blue, and did not show up on the scan. It really does look much better IRL, trust me! And, WHY didn't I ink the edges? Baby blue against the white........DUH, Joyce! "It is NOT a Sr. Moment", I tell myself. TFL

Tuesday, May 26, 2009


It is that time of year, when our graduates get to send out special invitations to family and friends, to attend a very important event in their lives, their High School Graduation. Two young ladies from our church, sent me an invitation, along with their picture. I have been knowing both of them most of their lives. Wanting to do something special for them, instead of making a "normal" card, I made them each a little purse, and included some $$. In their gift bag, I wrote them each a letter, and was able to include in one of them, a little drawing she had made for me when she was about 5 years old, that I have kept over the years. Memories, memories. Anyway, gonna share their little purses with you. Hope you like them. As always, thanks for looking at my creations.