Birthday Treasures!

I thought I would share with you some of the handmade things I received for my birthday a couple of weeks ago! LOVE all of them, thanks everyone!

The first one isn’t “handmade” but it is just too cute not to show you! Isn’t this the CUTEST floral arrangement you have ever seen? This is from my friend Jennie.
These hand-made cards are BEAUTIFUL, aren’t they! They are from my friends (clockwise starting with upper left) Chris, Cheryl, Chris and Cindy.
These two cards are so FUN and creative! They are from my friends Lana and Linda.

Nancy Riley (blog: iSTAMP) made these hand made goodies!! She also gave me a cookbook from her HOMETOWN! Don’t you agree those hometown recipe books are the BEST? LOVE IT! What a fun gift, can’t wait for you to see these in person!

Barbara (blog: creativestampinspot) made these beautiful fall creations. They are so pretty setting out on display!!!! Great fall color choices.

This card isn’t homemade but it is HILARIOUS! This is from my friend Deborah.

Hope you enjoy them. Thanks everyone for your birthday wishes!

Convention Treat!

Look at the fun treat I got from the Convention!! My upline, Barbara Welch, delivered this to me from Becky Roberts. Isn’t it the CUTEST thing? That Becky thinks of EVERYTHING!!! I love absolutely LOVE it. We’ll see how long these M&M’s last in my crafting area….. THANKS BECKY! Check out her BLOG, it’s AWESOME!

Here are some more pictures of Nancy Riley and I at Convention, courtesy of Becky Roberts. SILLY GIRL!!


Most of you know that the annual Stampin’ Up convention happened last week. This is the first year I haven’t been able to go because our youngest son, Brady, started Kindergarten right smack in the middle of convention. It was a no-brainer for me, I wouldn’t give up the first day of Kindergarten for ANYTHING!

Well, Becky Roberts and I have been going back and forth over “to-go-OR not-to-go”…… teasing each other for months now! I kept whining over the fun I was going to miss. I’d see some of her incredible projects she was working on and tell her I was going to homeschool so I could go to convention!! LOL We sure had fun with it. (BTW, check out Becky’s BLOG to see some of her projects!!!)

WELL LOOKY what I saw on Becky’s blog tonight. (Y’all know my friend, Nancy Riley. She couldn’t go to convention this year either…..) Soooooooooo Becky did the next best thing and TOOK both Nancy and I to convention with her!!!

Here we are at Momeno Mall at the convention!!!! I had so much fun I can’t even remember it! LOL

What a HOOT!! Next year I will BE THERE FOR SURE!! This just goes to show you how incredibly CREATIVE Becky is!!

First Day of School

What’s up with school starting when there is still 1/3 of the summer left???? When I was a kid (now I sound like my MOTHER) we used to start after Labor Day!!
Anywhoooo….here is a picture of my BABY going to his first day of Kindergarten! (Yes, you did just see posts of our oldest SON getting married 2 weeks ago…..yep, do the math, we have a 21 year age span between our oldest and youngest son! And I always have to add – AND IT’S ALL THE SAME FAMILY! LOL)
Of course, I couldn’t send Brady off to school without something for his teacher! I am a bit OLD FASHIONED, and it is TRADITION with all 3 of our kids to go to school with a nice big juicy apple for the teacher! Here is Brady’s apple, along with a little encouragement note to his teacher and her aide.

Our Son’s Wedding!

Here are some wedding pictures from last weekend. This is our son, Brook, and his beautiful bride, Shannon. Brook is a Captain in the Air Force. He flies a C-17. His bride is studying to be a dental hygienist. They got married (and currently reside) in Charleston, SC.

Thanks for letting me share here!

Wedding Bells!

Look what I got in the mail!! A wedding invitation that my future daughter in law, my daughter, and I made over EASTER! We had so much fun making these. They were simple to make and have kind of a “pottery barn” feel to them, which is TOTALLY their style! I am so BLESSED to gain such a beautiful (inside AND out) future daughter in law as Shannon!!!

Let the countdown begin! (The big day is July 26th).