Monday, October 31, 2011

a blue halloween card

This is my last Halloween card. I made it for a friend who loves the color blue so whenever I make her a card I challenge myself to use blue. Charisma Cardz challenge is 'Anything Goes' so I'm entering this in their challenge.

Christmas cards

Mel Jen's is have a great challenge - Christmas! I've been making my Christmas cards on and off for the past few weeks, so this is a great challenge to enter.

Thank You

I just made this one today using my scrapes.
I'm entering this into 2 challenges:
Sketch Sat for the sketch challenge
Speedy Cat for their 'Use Your Scraps' challenge

Happy Halloween

Happy Halloween everyone! Hope you're all having a safe and wonderful night.
I'm entering this at Saturday Challenge for their Spooky or Whimsical challenge.

A New Grandchild

Here's a little card I made for friends of ours how just became grandparents! Congrats Susan and David!
I'm going to enter this at Our Creative Corner for their Fancy Folds challenge.

Thursday, October 20, 2011


This is one of 9 cards I made for the ladies in my Sorority chapter. The great paper is from Free Scrapbooking Supplies, the stamp I bought at Michaels a couple of years ago, I typed the 'BOO' on the computer and used a few gems to finish off the card.
I'm entering it into 2 challenges
Papertake Weekly - Spoooooky Hues -
Paper Cupcakes - Halloween Color Challenge -

Madisons birthday card

I made this card for my granddaughter, Madison who turned 3 this past Monday. She adores Tinkerbell! I found this image at ECP. They have lots of free coloring pages of was hard to decide which one to use, LOL!
Flutterby Wednesday has an open challenge this week so I'm entering it there.

A Christmas Penguin

I just bought this embossing folder and love it! It's from Sizzix and is part of a 5 pc set (this being the largest one).
I'm entering it into Charisma Cardz for their embossing challenge

Sending Christmas Love

black and white Christmas card
this card is for a challenge at Paperplay their challenge was to use black on the card. I've used mine to matt with. I used the snowflack embossing folder. The sentiment is from Sizzix.
hi ladies,My blog seems to have a mind of it's own, LOL! When I post pics I like to keep them to the right but they seem to post all over the place! Is anyone else having this problem? Can anyone point me in the right direction to do something different.
hugs, Valerie

Madison turns 3

blowing out her candle

Our granddaughter Madison turned 3 today (Oct 17).....oh how fast the last 3 years have flown by, LOL! We met up with her mom and dad (Rachel & Mark) at Jungle Jacs with her brother Sebastian and foster sister Kassandra as well as Uncle Matt. We had a really great fun filled day with the kids playing on slides and having lunch, then enjoyed some yummy cupcakes. Took some cute pics too.

Seb, Madison, Kassie

A Great Give Away

hi everyone!
Christie over at
is having a great give away. It's a Yudu Cardshop, I've never heard of this but it looks amazing.
It's easy to enter, just followe her instructions below:

1) Comment on her blog and tell her your favorite thing about Fall &/or Halloween and why. {1 entry}

2) Post on your blog about this Give-A-Way with a link back to this entry and post back to her blog that you have done so {1 entry}
3) Become a public follower of her blog, If you are already a follower then post to tell her that {1 entry}

Monday, October 17, 2011

Thomas turns 9

 our grandson Thomas turned 9 on Oct 4th
 we celebrated his birthday on Thanksgiving
 with his mom Tracey making a wonderful
 turkey dinner!
 Happy Birthday Thomas!

Thomas is learning to play guitar. His guitar is red.

Thursday, September 29, 2011

A Sleepover at Gramma's

Madison making pancakes
 eating her pancakes and learning to use a knife
cutting butterflies out from the left over pancakes

Celebrating Rachel

 Rachel's gifts
Rachel's cake
Madison helps Mommy blow out her candles!

painting our nails

Madison's silly face 
 painting our nails pink!

 and our toes too, LOL!

an assortment of cards

 here are some of the cards I made over the summer

Criss Cross Cards

tri fold cards

summer update

Wow I cannot believe that it’s been since June that I was last here!
Our summer has had a lot of ups and downs. My darling hubby had a kidney stone that saw us in and out of the emergency room for weeks. They finally decided that it was too big to pass, so he was booked to have it sonic blasted…..unfortunately that didn’t work, it just sent it back up into his kidney. So it took a few more trips to the E.R. until they finally decided to operate, which is a story in itself!

Anyways, he is doing much better now and is back to work.

After all that was done, my dad was taken to emergency with a bowel obstruction. He had stopped eating and drinking, was in a lot of pain and had lost a lot of weight. He was in the hospital for about a week before he regained some of his strength and was feeling somewhat better….he’s now back home and enjoying life.

We had our 2 grandsons for a week in August. It was wonderful to have them. The weather was good and they were able to play outside a lot. Their Papa bought a paper airplane book and they spent a lot of time making paper airplanes.

Our Madison will be 3 next month (where did the time go!). She’s growing like a weed and is a real sweetie. We were just at their house for lunch and Madison & I had fun painting our nails.

I didn’t make too many cards of the summer but in the past week I’ve been making lots of them. I’ll post them as well as some photos of our life later on.

That’s it for now! I hope everyone had a great summer and did all the things that made you happy. Bye for now

Hugs, Valerie

Wednesday, June 8, 2011

lost my followers

Hi everyone!
I've visited a number of blogs today and cannot see any followers, as well I cannot see mine either. Can you see mine? Is this happening to anyone else? Does anyone know how to fix this. Thanks for any help coming my way, LOL...
hugs, Valerie

Friday, May 13, 2011

A Pink Butterfly

It's been a while since I've made any challenge cards., so I thought I'd try the sketch challenge at Mojo Monday.

Happy Mothers Day

I totally forgot to add my Mother's day photos to my blog! I had a wonderful Mother's day. We started our morning with meeting friends of our's for breakfast at our favorite diner, then later on in the afternoon our kids and grandkids came over for a BBQ. The rain held off that weekend which was so welcomed. The grandchildren were able to play outside. I hope everyone had a great Mother's Day, I know I did! Below are a few photos of that day.
Tracey, me, Rachel

our new tree

Madison beside our new tree

the 'boys' Jesse, Sebastian, Alex and Thomas

the 'boys' and Madison!



Monday, April 25, 2011

Easter pics of our grandkids

I hope everyone had a wonderful and blessed Easter. Ours was wonderful, full of family and friends. We had a great lunch with daugther Tracey on Sunday then headed out to son Mark's (and Rachel's) for a lovely dinner. They made a great meal with turkey, ham and roast beef with all the trimmings. I made Easter bags for 6 of the younger grandchildren. Below are some pics we took of the grandkids.

Jesse, Seb, Madison & Kassandra

the bee purse is from a friend of mine......Madison loved it!



a big grin from Madison