Sunday, February 24, 2008

Dorey's Gift...

Yeah! Today is my friend Dorey's birthday! I made 12 of these little 4x4 mini-cards with coordinating (and pre-stamped!) envelopes for her.  Quick, simple,and FUN. I love it. When you're busy and want to create, quick and simple is like a breath of fresh air.  Yes, we are permitted as mixed media artists to occasionally take breaks from layering, collaging and getting knee deep in gesso.  Right now, for me, it's the giving that matters. So we're off for a day of fun with my dear sweet friend. See you soon. xoxo

PS.  I've been getting a ton of emails about not being able to get in because the blog was password protected. No, it wasn't you! Sorry about that. We were testing things a few fun things. Stay tuned...Things will be a changin' over here real soon! Thanks for checking up on me:-)...

Lovedove_3 Happiness   

Foreverfriends Hellocrown

Thursday, February 14, 2008

And The Winners Are...


So sorry this is going up late.  I had to make 34 Valentine's treat bags for my two daughters. They love handing out little gifts to their teachers and friends. Unfortunately I was so rushed to get these out that I forgot to take pictures!  They turned out so cute.  Anyway, I'm just walking in the door. Lots going on today, but I am so excited. I just love this holiday!

So here are our One World, One Heart winners:

1. Sweetheart Box: Deena Warner

2. Candy-filled Heart Box: Traci

3. Basic Grey Infuse Collection:  Janet Detrich-Mills

Congratulations ladies! I'll be emailing you for your postal addresses later today.

Thank you everyone for visiting my blog and participating in this event. I enjoyed meeting and visiting with all of you!

Many blessings,


Wednesday, February 13, 2008

True Love...


Love is patient, Love is kind,
It does not envy, it does not boast,
It is not proud, It is not rude,
It is not self-seeking,
It is not easily angered,
It keeps no record of wrongs.

Love does not delight in evil,
but rejoices with the truth.

Love always protects, always trusts,
always hopes, always perseveres.

Love bears all things, believes all things,
hopes all things, endures all things.
Love never ends.

L o v e  N e v e r  F a i l s.

1 Corinthians 13 : 4 - 8 

Here are a few things I learned about love:

1. Love never fails...
2.  Love means being an example, not a critic
3. Love means being the change you would like to see in others
4. If someone says you hurt their feelings, apologize...even if you don't think you did anything wrong.
5. Plant good seeds, even when the situation is ugly.
6. Guarding your heart does not mean tearing up someone else's.
7. When things go wrong, realize there is a real enemy at work, and it's not the other person
8. Don't attack someone's character without first taking a good look at your own.
9. Your words can bring life, or death...choose wisely
10. Realize that God loves everyone else as much as He loves you.

Enjoy this beautiful day my dear friends, and all the goodness and joy that it brings!  My husband, Sean, is taking the girls and I out to dinner tonight. He proposed to me 18 years ago today so we always celebrate as a family, since it sort of represents the beginning of our family. I can't wait!

Look for my announcement of our One World One Heart winners at Noon EST.

Have a LOVE-ly day!! XOXO

Wednesday, February 6, 2008

One World...One Heart

I'm looking forward to participating in Lisa's 2nd annual "One World One Heart" event this year. This is an amazing worldwide blogging event which was designed to create community and friendship. Last year there were over 100 participants. This year there are well over 240 bloggers participating from all over the world. I LOVE it!! All the participants have posted a gift on their blogs that they would like to give away on Valentine's Day.

In honor of Lisa's vision I've decided to give away this little sweetheart box. If you would like a chance to win this gift, please leave a comment to this post by midnight February 13. The winner will be drawn on Valentine's Day, February 14th.   You need not have a blog to win, but please do leave me a link to your email address so I can notify the winner. And as always, thanks so much for visiting my little cyber space and for your gracious comments. Here's to friendships blooming!!!! xoxo


UPDATE: Thanks for entering my drawing! I will be adding a prize for every 50 comments.  As of right now there are 85, so I'm adding a second prize (photograph coming tomorrow). If we reach 100 I will add a third! Thank you for visiting and for your participation! xoxo

Here's Prize #2...a decorated heart-shaped Valentine's tin filled to the brim with minature goodies all decked out in their holiday garb made by my friend Felicia...thanks so much for participating in my giveaway. xoxo


UPDATE: 2/11/08 Well, we just hit 100 comments.  I'm so excited to add more prizes to my giveaway. I'll post a third picture tomorrow. How exciting....three winners! Thank you for participating in this international blogging event. I see some of you are also posting giveaways. I'd like to encourage everyone to visit each other, even after Valentine's Day. I've met my closest friends through blogging. Maybe you'll make some new ones too! Thanks again for participating.  xoxo

2/12/08 - I am having way too much fun with this giveaway event! I'd like to post a third prize for your 100 comments, but I'm running short of time and can't whip up anything, so I thought it would be great to give away something you can add to your stash and use your own about the entire collection of Basic Grey Infuse papers! I think you'll love the beautiful patterns and colors in this paper pack. It's so versatile. Thanks again for participating with me.


Tuesday, February 5, 2008

Secret Mission

I decided to try my hand at scrapbooking. Right now I don't see myself doing a lot of this, but I feel a need to get involved with it. My daughters LOVE seeing pictures that were taken during their infant and toddler years. They also love looking at old family photos of people they have never met, and occasionally I catch them "oohing" and "ahhing" over our wedding pictures.  Same with vacation photos, pet photos, holiday photos...I don't know what it is, but these girls love looking at pictures! At first I thought I would just organize the photos into a simple photo book for them, but that didn't seem to be enough. They want to hear the stories behind the pictures, and they want to hear them over and over again. So this is sort of like a mission. Something I have to do. I do it for them, and I do it for me because I am always in search of a creative outlet.  The fact is that we all have a story to share. Why not do it creatively?


The Journaling reads " I don't care how poor a man is, if he has family, he is rich".  xoxo

Sunday, February 3, 2008

YEAH BABY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


Now that's what I'm talking about!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!