UGH – a new week


OK so a week went by and pfft nothing got done. I started a Kathy Orta vertical paper bag mini but its still unfinished. I meant to do a few more challenges but no inspiration hit me. IN my defense I was sick since Tuesday. Fever, chills and weakness prevailed. Saturday I tried to go to the store and only succeeded in going to Aldi and had to wait in the car the rest of the time. My Aunt is scheduled to come to Chicago this week so I will HAVE to force myself to get out, and that’s probably a good thing. Hopefully the upcoming week will be better.



Week 2


OK so for some of my resolutions I did so so, I only got out 3 times this week. In my defense it was an average of -10 for a day time high most of the week.

As for doing More, I have some cards I made for a whole bunch of challenges and that I will send as angel kisses.

For these cards I used Tracey Malnofski’s scarecrow and monster. These can be found at

the little ballerina was a freebie from

I want to submit them to a whole list of challenges – most of which were anything goes – some with a twist. IE: something blue, something new, etc. I will list the links for all the different challenges after the pictures.

something NEW  and something Blue new resolution and lots of blue

something NEW
and something Blue
new resolution and lots of blue

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NEW resolution Pink and teal

NEW resolution
Pink and teal

ok here are the links to the challenges
Scrapper’s Delights – new beginnings

Pink and teal challenge for Scrappin Stampers face book Jamie Gralik Peters

paper crafters corner challenge – pastel colors

open-minded crafting fun – new years resolutions

Through the Craft Room Door – anything goes

the Stamping Boutique FaceBook Group

Glitter and Sparkle Challenge blog – something pink

If you Give a Crafter a Cookie – pastel colors

through the Purple Haze’s anything new to you

More Challenges


OK here is an entry for an anything goes challenge over on

and for the challenge over at Give a Crafter a Cookie

One of Penny’s sponsors is Di’s Digital Stamps. I won some of her awesome images and I LOVE this reindeer. He took me a LOT of work to get him into my pazzles but once there I made dozens of him for my Holiday cards. The tree is also from her image.10898196_937018656309654_2679373344233670006_n




Well if you read my last post you would know I plan on entering at least 1 challenge a week. This week is Through the Craft Room Door’s anything goes

I made a hot chocolate card/holder to be handed out this week. I used my pazzles machine and imported an image I googled that I really liked. I made up a little poem for Chilly Willy and tada!10410664_937018972976289_947048242855675633_n 10885535_937018669642986_6645202484167887667_n

I also want to enter this in the If You Give a Crafter a Cookie challenge some hot chocolate to go with those cookies


New Year! same ol me?


Usually at this time of the year everyone is making resolutions that they wont keep past a few weeks. Me? I never really got into that whole thing. This Year I think I will. Why? Because it cant hurt me and Why Not?

So, what will my resolutions be? Well of course there is the ever popular loose weight and live healthier, make more money, and have more fun. I want all of those but there are things I think I will propose that will get me more of those than just saying those.
My 1st resolution will be to get out of the house at least 5 times a week. Be it going to the Curves, the store, the bench across the street I don’t care. Just out of the house!

My 2nd one would be do what I want when I want how I want. I don’t mean that like you think. What I do mean is I’m not eating frozen pizza just because the boys want it. I’m not waiting til 10 pm to make dinner. I’m going to make sauerkraut and sausage if I want it! I think you get the picture.

Number 3 is more abstract. I want to DO more. More craft shows, more trips, more everything especially more for others. I didn’t blog much lately because I have tried to DO more and watch less. Less watching others create and more me creating. I made chocolate dipped marshmallows for Halloween to help raise 32$ for breast cancer. That’s not a lot but not bad for a dozen or so marshmallows. I did a preThanksgiving open house. I sold more marshmallows, some of Gwen Castille’s tea cards (10-24-2014 ) and some hot chocolate mix and raised 57$ for the animal rescue site

Again not a whole lot but I only had 3 days prep time, and it was held in the Curves so not a whole lot of traffic. Then I was asked to do it again in Dec., so I did. I made 2 large albums, 3 minis, a bunch of Christmas tags, 20 more of Gwen’s cards, a banner and some more bits and bobs. I was so tired the first day I missed the whole AM lol. I was there for 5 hours the first evening and about 5 hours the next day and I was cleaned out! 195$. Not shabby at all I think. AND I could have sold more if I had made it. I used this money so Clay and I could get some presents for Dale and John without them knowing and let Clay have the rest.

THIS is what I mean by doing MORE. I want to blog at least once a week, enter at least 1 challenge a week, do 1 swap on FB groups a month and do more than just watch. I want to be Proactive not Reactive. NO more complaining and more fixing.

That brings me back to why I restarted this blog, to make myself accountable. Not to others but to myself. I did get some projects done this week for challenges but Dale isn’t home yet so no pictures til next time.

If anyone but me is actually reading this BEST WISHES for the upcoming year. Make sure you spend time with loved ones and never let them doubt how you feel about them. take the 5 seconds to tell them every chance you can.