Friday, October 3, 2014

September Craft Fair 2014

My brother-in-law made this screen to display my greeting cards at the craft fair.  Love it.

Monday, September 15, 2014

I am going to be a Grandmother

Sometime at the end of December 2014 I will become a first time grandmother.   We know it is a girl and will be named Amelia Grace.   My DIL and mother-to-be had a rough time in the beginning with sickness but is feeling much better now.   She is so loved and has 3 baby showers planned in the coming months.  I am working on the invitations for the first one that will be mailed out soon.

Saturday, August 30, 2014

Update on moving plans

Our computer and TV are now hooked up in our new Lafayette home so I think the move will be happening soon.  This is a temporary set up in my soon-to-be craft room because the carpet has been ripped out and bamboo floors will go in.

I will be a grandmother at the end of December so this should give me enough time to settle before babysitting will begin.

Tuesday, May 13, 2014

Happy Mother's Day

I've been busy with spring cleaning and pitching some things I haven't used in a while.  I did manage to work on Mother's Day cards for my Mama, sisters and a new mother-to-be.

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.