Saturday, January 31, 2009

Thank you Linda for this blog award!!!!

The Fabulous Award Rules:

1. You have to pass it on to 5 other fabulous blogs in a post.
2. You have to list 5 of your fabulous addictions in the post.
3. On your post of receiving this award, make sure you include the person that gave you the award and link it back to them.

Here are my 5 addictions
1. My family
2. Any scrap product that has glitter
3. Fabric and quilting...OMGOSH I have ALOT of fabric
4. Fresh Coffee in the morning
5. Cupcakes

The 5 blogs I am tagging are/is: Kim, April, Wendy,Suzi,Leslie

Wednesday, January 28, 2009

New York Parties from the 60's-70's...

They are the best. And if you were someone you were at those parties!!! They got together for anything they could claim party worthy! LOL!! If you have never experienced one of those parties, you really missed was bigger then any SuperBowl of today!!!!!

Remember the ugly kit I had to use up well this is the almost last of it and I must say I actually ended up liking you see! you just have to try it first!!!!

So this layout of my Nona (my maternal Grandmother) is from the 60' is in the basement of our home in New York. Back then any occassion they could have a party they did. And I am here to tell you it was always first class. I am talking those fancy plastic cups that now I see on alot of scrapping paper that is retro! The punch bowls, trays and trays of homemade cooking combined with deli trays. All the girls and ladies were dressed up with dresses, hose and heels and definitely a new do from the "beauty parlor" as it was called back then....and the men, oh suits of course! all the furniture was against the walls , extra folding chairs brought in, banquet tables against the walls , a band in the corner, which usually consisted of a Drumset, accordian and some keys. All played by cousins and uncles! Kids were running around and adults were laughing their heads off! And dancing ,.....all night long. My Nona would dance with anyone that would let her lead! Oh those were the days!!!!!!!!! I can still remember them vividly in my memory. I just wish those types of parties stilled exsisted. How I miss those days. Anyway. In the photo's are my Nona ( the one with that BIG smile!) and Zia Maritsa, my Nona's Niece and my Zio Angelo (uncle) who was married to my Zia (aunt) Tilda...yep that is where I got my name. Anyhow, Zio Angelo was an AWESOME person but is no longer with us and I miss him dearly.....there he is looking like Dean Martin.....Memories

Next up is a LO of my DD, just loved how she looked this delicate....she had a luau at school and one of the aides made this for her head....she wore it all day!

Tuesday, January 27, 2009

National Chocolate Cake Day!!!!!

Yep today is a holiday! National Chocolate Cake day! So in Honor of it, this is what we are having for dessert tonight....hey, can't mess with a holiday! LOL!!

Sunday, January 25, 2009

A fabulous sale ..............

Starting tomorrow, January 26th, at 8:00 am (MT), Close To My Heart will be hosting a FABULOUS SALE!!!!! Select Products for 40% off retail prices! There will be everything from stamp sets to paper to accessories in the discounted section. Don’t miss out—last time the stamp sets were sold out within hours. To order, visit my website

And don't forget to look at the "The Key To My Heart" kit includes the Key To My Heart paper pack and coordinat­ing E-Sized Stamp Set, a retail value of $47.90. You can earn it for FREE—just spend $130. If you spend $75, you can earn the kit for $20. You can also purchase the set for the $47.90.
And I also want to remind you of the great host of TV specials right online! Quick go to my website: and check out all the fabulous tips and tricks!!! Run don't walk!

Friday, January 23, 2009

Key to My Heart with CTMH

As you know I am a Consultant for CTMH....this month they are having an AWESOME offer that you can read about on my site Http://
but here is a double layout I did using the fabulous papers! Hurry, run don't walk
this offer is only good until January 31st!!!!!

Thursday, January 22, 2009

Our Snowy Cabin.......

My husband has been trying to get up to our cabin but the snow has kept him from getting all the way through.........FINALLY today he was able get in and what a Winter Wonderland!!! We can't wait for spring to be able to enjoy all it has to offer! Pretty snowy huh?

Tuesday, January 20, 2009

My DH and the Ugly Kit

Okay so my DH, what can I say, he has SO MANY shoes! One day I was about the house and came into our room and found him like this (see photo's below) Isn't he CUTE! LOL!!! So of course I grabbed the camera and clicked then HAD to scrap about it! Click to enlarge to read the journaling! LOVE YOU HONEY!!!!!

Next up , The Ugly Kit, or so I thought. I subscribed to a kit club and recieved this kit. I thought WWWWHHHHHHAAAAAAATTTTTTTTTT????????? What could I possibly scrap with this stuff. Sssssoooooooooo........... I issued a challenge for
Work it Wednesdays Challenge at to Use up a kit that you have put wwwwwwwaaaaaaaaaaaayyyyyyyyyyyy in the back of your closet, you have to use it ALL up....I have been able to get three layouts out of it so far and working on 4 and wasn't a good deal at all and I think that is what put me off to begin with.......But I have to say I am VERY please with the way they look, what do you think?????????????????

Thursday, January 15, 2009

Quilting again!

Okay I have done it!! I have dusted off my machine and started quilting again! What made me do it you ask? Well I got an invitation to Connecting Threads new FREE online quilting community and of course I had to poke my head in to see exactly what it was! So I did and they had a cute group to make table runners! The book we are using is: Let's Do Lunch by Atkinson . First I have to say this is One FABULOUS book if your looking for quick projects ....secondly I was in DESPARATE need of a new table runner...the lace doily looking thing had to go! So there it was, exactly what I was looking needless to say I have joined this great group of people and I am having a ball! Its been 2 years since I have really sewn, got kinda burnt out for awhile so I stepped back and relaxed. Now I am at it again, so you'll start seeing a mixture of Cards, Layouts and quilts! So I leave you with new quilttop....I will finish it and post it when it is off to wash the fabrics for my DD's Cowgirl quilt!

Wednesday, January 14, 2009

Blog Candy Giveaway and some GREAT INSPIRATION!!!!!

Just wanted to mention that

Is giving away some blog candy to celebrate her 1 year blogaversary! Woohoo!Congrats Kerry! You ought to have a look around her blog, she is one amazing Stamper! Cardmaker!!! And on and on! You won't be disappointed that you browsed! Have fun!

Monday, January 05, 2009

Happy New Year!!!!!

Life is back to normal, however I miss everyone being home with me. I love it when my babies are home, except of course when they are fighting! LOL!!! Doesn't it seem just as they get used to each other again and start being nice to each other they go back to school? Anyhoo! Just wanted to show off a couple of Birthday cards I made during break! Actually they were one of the challenges for the crop , to make 12 birthday cards to be ready for the year! So here you have it. I used Both CTMH Stampsets for most of them and Hero Arts, Inks and pens are CTMH. Enjoy