Saturday, December 18, 2010


Sharing a few Christmas cards with you! Hope this special time of year is bringing you much love and joy to your house.

Tuesday, December 14, 2010

Where's Johnny's Cap?

I realize the official Thanksgiving Day holiday is over, but every day should be a day of Thanksgiving for us:

A story is told about a family that went on a picnic by a lake. At one point, their 5 year old son waded into the lake, stepped into deep water, and sank out of sight. None of the adult in the family knew how to swim, so they ran up and down the shore in panic, screaming for help. A man happened by, who sized up the situation, leaped into the lake, and rescued the boy, who was frightened but unharmed, only to hear the mother ask with irritation, "Where is Johnny's cap?"

So often we focus on small disappointments that cause us to grumble and complain, rather than focusing on the wonderful things God has brought into our lives, not the least of which is His everlasting love and salvation. When we complain about the small dissatisfactions of life, we're asking, in effect, "Where's Johnny's cap?" Paul wrote, "In everything give thanks".(I Thess. 5:18). We may not be thankful for everything that comes our way, but we can give thanks in everything. It may be difficult to be grateful when we lose our job, or our health fails, but we can be thankful for the good that God has brought to us in this life, and grateful for the life to come. It could always be alot worse.

Tuesday, November 23, 2010


Wishing all my family and friends a most wonderful THANKSGIVING. "I AM SIMPLY BLESSED". You are, too!

Monday, November 22, 2010


This year I made most all my cards the same, but with different images. Will post a few today and the rest tomorrow. Hope you and yours has a wonderful THANKSGIVING!

Friday, November 19, 2010


My younger stepson is celebrating his birthday today! Wishing him a wonderful day!

Tuesday, November 16, 2010


My one and only GRANDdaughter, Miss Hannah, is celebrating her birthday today. She is a BIG 5 year old girl today. I live several hours away, and don't get to see her often, but am planning a trip her direction real soon! HAPPY, HAPPY BIRTHDAY HANNAH!!


I created this card for a special friend of mine. Dolores and I found each other through a card kit club, where we both were designer's. Our friendship has developed over the years, and we have had the opportunity to meet several times for our hugs! Wishing you a most wonderful day, Dolores.

Sunday, November 14, 2010


My sister-in-law is celebrating her birthday today! Wishing you a most wonderful day, Sabra!!

Saturday, November 13, 2010


The colors didn't match from the scan, but IRL, they do. I just hate it when it does that!! Wishing you a super birthday, VIVIAN!!

Friday, October 29, 2010


Madison, our granddaughter, is celebrating her 10th birthday today. She is still young enough that she doesn't mind sharing her age. :-) HAPPY BIRTHDAY, MADISON!!

Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Tuesday, October 26, 2010

Monday, October 25, 2010


Sharing with you several of the Halloween cards I have made.

Monday, October 11, 2010

Meet my new grandbaby....................JACOB ANTHONY!!
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Tuesday, September 28, 2010


My son, David, is celebrating his birthday today. He has brought much happiness to our family, and I am certainly proud of him. Wish I lived closer to him, instead of a state away, so I could be a party of his special day. But, MOM made him a card(he loves to go fishing up in CO.), and thought I'd share it with you. Love you, Dave!!

Friday, September 17, 2010

Baby Shower Card

I am happy to say that I am getting a new grandson real soon. Today is his shower, and this is the 3-D card that I sent along with his gift. I wasn't real pleased with it, but baby shower cards are another one of "those" cards that can give me a fit. TFL

Tuesday, September 7, 2010


Today my Daughter-in-law, Misti, is celebrating her birthday. I am thankful to have Misti as part of our family, and wish her the best birthday ever! HAPPY BIRTHDAY, MISTI!!

Sunday, August 22, 2010


My son, David, and his wife, Misti, celebrated their 10 wedding anniversary this past week. 10 years already! How time flies! Here is the card I created for them. Love the PP, so wouldn't put much on it, so you could see the paper. TFL

Thursday, August 5, 2010


Wanted to share with you another handmade card that I received from my friend, Marlene. I met Marlene back in the late 1960's when she and I attended a trade school together. Our friendship has grown over the years, and we still remain in touch, although she lives in TN. Thanks for the fun birthday card, Marlene!

Wednesday, August 4, 2010

Happy 60th Birthday!

Sharing with you a gorgeous card sent to me for my birthday. My dear friend, Dolores, created this for me. Love it! Even the inside is beautiful. THANKS, DOLORES!

Tuesday, August 3, 2010


Today my friend, Drusilla, and her husband are celebrating their Anniversary. I wanted their card to be special, so did a little quilling. My, but that takes alot of time. HAPPY ANNIVERSARY, Danny & Dru.

Monday, August 2, 2010

Can you say, "THE BIG 60"?

Today I am celebrating my 60th birthday. Glad that God has allowed me to see this day. I am SIMPLY BLESSED! He has been with me all these years, through childhood, those teenage years, times of sorrow of losing my parents AND my husband, and here I am at this season of my life. If I ever needed the Lord before, I sure do need Him now. My husband and my 2 sons, along with their families, helped me celebrate this special event several weeks ago. It was my first birthday party. Can you believe? And, how fun to share it with my family and friends who care so much for me. I received several handmade cards that I'd like to share with you today. These are from 2 of my nieces: Peggy and Lori. They are sisters, and do a great job on their cards. Peggy used the Magnolia image, so that you could tell which is which. Think about me today, and say a prayer for me, for God's blessings to continue upon my life. With love..............JOYCE

Sunday, August 1, 2010


My friends husband, DANNY, is celebrating his birthday today, and I wish him the best. HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO YOU, DANNY, and many more!!!

Tuesday, July 6, 2010


I know someone that is having a birthday!!! We were so blessed to have had him and his wife spend a few days with us this past week. Just want him to know we are thinking of him on his special day. HAPPY BIRTHDAY, LLOYD! Wishing you a very blessed year!

Sunday, June 27, 2010


I was so happy to get the opportunity to create a card for my friend, Drusilla. She celebrated a birthday this past week. Glad she got her card/package on time, as I am a little late getting her card posted to my blog! Since the card was on a white background, it is hard to see. TFL

Saturday, June 19, 2010


HAPPY FATHER'S DAY to all the guys out there. Sure wish my Dad was around, but I have been without him for many years now. Glad for all the wonderful memories we made. This is the card I made for my husband. I didn't have a pattern, so had to "guess at it". Think he will like it, and it will bring a smile? Sure hope so, as I want his day to be very special.

Monday, June 7, 2010


My husband's younger granddaugher is celebrating her 4th birthday today. We wish her the best. HAPPY BIRTHDAY, CATIE!!

Monday, May 17, 2010


An elderly couple in our church, lost their son to cancer, and to make it all worse, it happened on Mother's Day. How my heart goes out to them. I can't even imagine losing a son at all, but to lose him on Mother's Day? My prayers are with the family.

Friday, May 7, 2010


My niece and her husband celebrated their 38th wedding Anniversary this week. Wishing her another wonderful year. HAPPY ANNIVERSARY TO PEGGY & BUTCH!!

Tuesday, April 20, 2010


Life brings it sorrows, as well as its joy. Lifting up Bro. George Mullican and his family during their time of sorrow.

Wednesday, April 14, 2010


Joseph BLAKE, my middle grandson, turns 12 years old today, Thursday, April 15. Yes, he was a TAX day baby. This is his last year before becoming a teenager!! How time flies! Wishing you a wonderful day, and year, Blake. HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO YOU!!

Saturday, April 3, 2010


I am very thankful for Easter, and all that it means. Looking forward to a special church service, to celebrate my risen Lord and Saviour, Jesus Christ! Sharing with you a couple cards that were handmade(doesn't that make a card so special?) and sent to me. The top one is from my friend, Dolores. I just LOVE those soft colors that she used. Pretty card, Dolores. The bottom one is from niece, Peggy. Too cute. Love the tiny, punched eggs. Thanks to you both, for your cards. HAPPY EASTER!!

Thursday, April 1, 2010

Easter Time Is Coming(Quickly)!

It won't be long now! Just a few more cards that I sent out. Enjoy!

Tuesday, March 30, 2010


Easter is getting closer and closer!! Sure is alot of excited children around(and those young at heart). Here's a few more cards I made. TFL

Saturday, March 27, 2010


Easter is on its way!! I think Easter is my favorite holiday. My salvation is wrapped up in this glorious day! In the next few days, I will share some of the cards I have made. Hope you enjoy them.