Saturday, April 19, 2014

Easter Cards and Candy "Happies"

The last 2 weekends I have been scrapbooking with 10 of my paper-crafting friends.  Here are the "happies" I made each of them courtesy of Pinterest.
Hershey kisses carrot and a Reeses peanut butter egg butterfly:


Of course I had to make some Easter cards too.





Happy Easter Y'all


Saturday, April 5, 2014

Amelia's Feast Day

How quickly life passes … Soon we shall all be reunited in heaven.
I love these words of the psalms very much:
“A thousand years in the eyes of the Lord are like yesterday that has already passed.”

- St. Therese of Lisieux
Happy Feast Day, Amelia.


Amelia's bouquet of flowers from our yard.



Wednesday, March 26, 2014

Mini Screen Room Divider Card

I've been creating special cards for special people using a pinterest idea called Folding Screen.







Wednesday, March 19, 2014

St. Joseph Altars

The tradition of the St. Joseph Altar or Table dates back several centuries to Sicily during a severe famine. The people prayed through St. Joseph for help, and soon the grains grew again, and the famine ended. In gratitude, the people set up altars to St. Joseph and filled them with food, mostly bread and other grain products. The altars usually feature all types of bread products, often shaped as crowns, staff or wreathes. 
Today the cultural tradition is celebrated on March 19, St. Joseph's feast day.   Some church parishes in South Louisiana set up an altar for personal petitions that were granted.  It is a lot of preparation beforehand by hundreds of volunteers.  More information about how New Orleans carries out the tradition can be found here.
Below are pictures of one St. Joseph altar, a miniature altar and a plate of Italian cookies.  




As my DH and I were walking out with our bag of cookies, fava beans and bread a lady said she saves a piece of bread to throw in her back yard when a hurricane is approaching to protect her property.  I never heard that before but it can't hurt so we are saving a piece of bread just in case.





more cookies including a fig cookie




Monday, March 17, 2014

Happy Heavenly Birthday Daddy-o!

This St. Patrick's Day 2014 will be the day my Daddy celebrates his first birthday in heaven.   As kids (and adults) my family always celebrated with him being Irish for a day (we are of German and French decent).  He used to receive every kind of card created to celebrate a St. Patrick's Day birthday.   Many were with Irish prayers and humorous leprechaun sayings. I will be keeping the tradition of wearing green and being Irish at heart.



by Lynn B for our card swap

Last year's card I sent my Daddy and a previous blog post.
 


Thursday, March 13, 2014

Happy Birthday 2 Me

I received many birthday wishes from my family and very talented friends that I thought I'd share some of them with you.  All these cards came in the mail.
All these cards were hand delivered.
Now for a closer look at a few.





I don't care how old you are it is still fun to be remembered on your birthday.  Plus I am so blessed to have my Mama to still spoil me too.  Thank you all so much.  


Monday, March 10, 2014

Mardi Gras 2014

Just a few very colorful pictures from 2014's Mardi Gras weekend.






Mardi Gras Day (when we costume) was cold and wet but some birds who flocked together didn't mind.

Wednesday, February 26, 2014

Craft Room Studio Clean Up

I just had to post pictures after I picked up, dusted and vacuumed my craft room studio.



I am expecting my college age niece, Alaina, and her 2 friends to spend four days with us during the Mardi Gras holidays. Since the guest room will be occupied with my son and daughter-in-law the girls will be sleeping on air mattresses here.  A queen size will fit under the window and a twin size will fit between my desk and yellow chest of drawers.  Cozy but fun.


Sunday, February 23, 2014

Pencil Coloring

My sister, Andree, still gets in the mood to color.  She has always loved to color as long as I can remember.   Lucky for me she wanted to help me color some card fronts so I could create more cards to sell.  Here are just a few:
 
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Lucky ME.  Thanks SIS.