Thursday, April 30, 2009

I am in the midst of thinking of what colors I would like to have in my new house. I am a color it! However, just recently I have discovered that I also like little "pops" of color. For example, the walls painted white and then the accents in the room bright. Like the photo below, isn't it cool?!

I have a lot of decisions to make! Looking forward to most of it...all but flooring. I don't like that part!

Monday, April 27, 2009

Special Monday

This week I am offering FREE SHIPPING at my ArtFire Studio! Come and check out all the great cards I have to offer there! Offer goes through Saturday, May2. All you have to do is put in "FREEBLOG" in a message to me, and I will give back your refund through Paypal.

Here is my latest Mother's Day card that I have to offer there. (Click on the link on the side bar, and it will bring you right to my Studio.)

Friday, April 24, 2009

More for Mother's Day

Made a few new cards again! This time around it was for Mother's Day...and I even snuck in a Father's day card. Although, the Dad card could be used for a birthday too!

If you are looking for a Mother's day card, I have a few. Also, type in EGMOMS and you will come up with several Etsy shops that are running a promotion on cards!

Thursday, April 23, 2009

Proof of Spring

The weather had definitely taken a turn for the better here in Iowa! Yesterday I spent all afternoon and evening cleaning up the yard. We have all these wonderful old trees on the yard...combine that with Iowa wind, and you get about a billion sticks all over the place! Yesterday was not so windy, so I decided to burn some of those piles of sticks that I have been collecting. I am wondering if I am exaggerating with that number of sticks...we have over 300 trees on our property, so I think I could be close!

While I was out there working, I noticed this tree, that is protected by a building, is starting to get it's leaves. What a wonderful sight! I had to get a pic of it. I hope you are enjoying your Spring!

Monday, April 20, 2009


It's Monday...and I am starting up a new thing here on this blog. Every Monday I will be posting a new "Special of the week!

I'm going to be starting out with ArtFire. Buy any 2 cards from there and get the third one you really like for Free! Here is what you do: Buy your 2 cards from me, then post here which one you would like for free and I will send them all out to you! Happy Monday!

Wednesday, April 15, 2009

My house

I am in the middle of tearing my house apart for my garage sale that I am having. We are going to be moving this fall, and after 16 years, it is time to get rid of stuff! I have a lot of things that I have saved over the years from my walls that I know I will never put up in my new house!
In the past I have been to many estate auctions because I was in love with old things! Loved them! I still do to a point, but my tastes have changed somewhat. I will miss my old "hook" that I have in my bathroom to hang my hand towel on, but it's staying with the house.
Yesterday I videotaped my house (well, at least the clean rooms ;) so that I will always remember how it looked. I also did it for my younger kids because they probably will not even remember living here!
The starting date for the new house is drawing closer, and I am getting very excited about it!

Monday, April 13, 2009

Poor little Birdies!

A week ago we had a lot of snow on the ground. In between we have had a lot of melting, however, we still have spots of snow here and there. I took this photo last Sunday and I love it! Even though it was cold and I am so ready for some really warm weather!

Monday, April 6, 2009


How fun is this! I was notified by email that someone entered me in this contest by BlockHead Radio. This is the card that is featured:

Here is the link- come and check it out! Thanks so much!

Friday, April 3, 2009


Yay! I did it...I cut my hair, and I am loving it! It's not as drastic as Katelyn's, but still people are going to notice! However, I don't know if I am as brave as Katelyn, so I'm not sure I will post pics. Yikes! Oh, wimpy me. (I always hate pics of me anyway!) But my head feels great, I'm loving the style, and I hope it's easy to do!

Here is my favorite card that I have made lately...just LOVE it! The colors are awesome together, and the font...oh I love that font! Just added it to my Etsy shop!

Thursday, April 2, 2009

Well, There I Go!

It's official...after selling on Etsy for almost a year and a half, I am just now getting some official looking cards with my URLs on it! Go Moo cards! I can't wait to get them!

I have been making my own, and lately I haven't made enough. Every order I was almost done packing then, oh yeah, a card! Made me so crabby! I'll be sure to post pics when I get them!

Here is my newest Mother's Day card: (I do need to take some better photos of it!)

Wednesday, April 1, 2009

A Different Perspective

I am loving this picture of the day thing! The other day I gave my camera to my youngest little tike, and it was fun to see his perspective on life! Take a look at the photo I chose for that day: