Saturday, August 29, 2009

Meet my new friends....

.....Frank, Drac and Mummy

Aren't they adorable!! They hold KitKat and other candy bars.

Angie Kennedy Juda is one TALENTED woman. I cannot take credit for "my friends". I check Angie's blog every day for new creations. Angie is a Stampin' Up! demonstrator, blessed with so many talents. The greatest gift she has is her love of sharing her crafts by creating wonderful videos with concise instructions and displaying them for everyone to enjoy and recreate.

Click here to view her videos, including how to make Dracula. Check out her blog here.

Thank you Angie for inspiring me!

Friday, August 28, 2009

Your prayers are needed

Jim and I are asking you to say a prayer for Sayla Grace.

Sayla Grace is the granddaughter of our dear friends Ed and Gail Wentz and the daughter of Owen and Jessica Prescott.

Sayla Grace was born premature and is quite a fighter. Please keep precious Sayla Grace in your daily prayers.

Follow the Prescott Place blog to read of Sayla Grace's daily journal here.

Thank you.

Thursday, August 27, 2009

The Lily Pond Art Society Presents: Gift Bag/Party Favor Workshop

* * * Workshop Special Pricing * * *

Saturday, September 19
10:00 AM- 12:00PM


Lily Pond Tea Room
5100 Curry Highway
Gateway Plaza
Jasper, AL

This is a hands-on paper crafting workshop for beginners to intermediate stampers, taught by me. All supplies are included in class fee. We will be making six (6) gift bags which can also be used as party favors. We will be using top of the line Stampin’ Up! products. Choose from a wonderful selection of Fall designs, including Halloween and Thanksgiving, and Stampin' Up's brilliant coordinating cardstock colors and ribbons.

Class instruction will include the use of rubber stamps, ink pads, Sizzix Big Shot die cut machine and hand die-cut punches. Personalize with stamps that include: Happy Halloween, Happy Thanksgiving, Happy Birthday, Sweet Treats, and more.

This is two hours of fun; learning to stamp and creating beautiful gift/favor bags which you will be proud to give. Classes size is limited; please call in advance to reserve your place and for more information.

Bring a friend; when two people sign up together, both receive a 10% off discount and they always have more fun!

Call Terry McKay, Lily Pond Owner at 205-384-9525 or email me. Workshop price was $30.00, Terry's special price is $27.00.

Do you want to create more than six?? Special packets with all the products used in creating gift bags will be available for purchase the day of the workshop.

Don't miss out, register today - class size is limited to eight.

Sunday, August 9, 2009

Kristin and Kendall - Woohoo!

I am so excited - Kristin and Kendall arrive tomorrow. I am so blessed to be able to spend five days with my daughter-in-law and granddaughter.

Thank you David for sharing them with me this week; I know you will miss them!

Wednesday, August 5, 2009

FUMC Wednesday Night Live

First United Methodist Church
Jasper, Alabama
Wednesday Night Live
Wednesday, August 19 - October 9
Fellowship Dinner every Wednesday
Worship Service Wednesday, August 19
Classes begin Wednesday, August 26

I am offering a six week class for everyone, including beginners, in paper crafting and card making. Wednesday Night Live Fellowship dinners start back on August 19 followed by a worship service. Stop by my table and see what plans I have for the next six weeks.

On Wednesday, August 26 stay in the Fellowship Hall after dinner and see how easy it is to create a greeting card with just paper, ribbon and adhesive. Any adult is welcome to stop by my table and select and create a free card. Click here for samples of my free cards.

Learn how easy it is to create beautiful greeting cards and gifts with just paper, stamps, ink, ribbon, and glue. ANYONE can do it!

The two pictures on this posting represent two of the five classes.

Included in the five classes are:

  • Grateful Journal, Prayer Journal or Personal Journal - personalized with your initial. Description here.
  • A notebook created with the Zutter Bind-it-All. An example of a gift I created with the Bind-it-All can be found here.
  • Undecided - maybe another greeting card using a different stamping technique or maybe a Halloween theme candy treat bag using the Sizzix Big Shot die cutting machine.

You will need your own adhesive. Do not go out and buy the following, but if you have them, please bring them with you to the first class on Wednesday, September 2:

  1. Paper trimmer
  2. Ruler
  3. Bone folder

All other supplies will be included in the $35 class fee. Class fee is due at sign up; register soon to save your spot. I am limiting the class size to eight so that everyone will get individual attention and instruction. Call Angie at FUMC 387-2111 or email me.

Class on Wednesday, August 26 is FREE for all adults, even if you aren't signing up for my classes.

My Baby...

...ok, my "grandbaby", rolls over!

and daddy makes her laugh...he is funny looking at times!

Tuesday, August 4, 2009


The ladies in Jeanette Smith's Sunday school class sure know how to cook!

Jim's eyes smiled as he sat down to dinner tonight to feast on the delicious meal that was delivered by members of my Sunday school class at First United Methodist in Jasper.

Jeanette made a vegetable casserole and brought a fresh loaf of french bread; Jim says I need to learn how to bake it. Cherie made a delicous salad with the best tomatoes my Jim has ever had. Kathryn's chicken was so tender and delicious; it hit the spot. For dessert we had a fresh homemade Key Lime pie that Betty made; Bill said the tartness was just perfect.

Mary Ann stopped by earlier in the day with a pineapple cake dessert. My favorite part of a meal - dessert.

Thank you Betty, Cherie, Jeanette, Kathryn and Mary Ann. I am truly blessed to have these women in my life!

Monday, August 3, 2009

Stampin' Up! Just for Kids and the kid in you!

Stampin' Up! has a fabulous promotion going on for the month of August where for every $35 you spend on Stamp Sets from the Growing Up Section of the Idea Book & Catalog (pages 74-90) you can choose a FREE pack of Designer Buttons!

In addition, we have a limited time product offering - a Growth Chart Decor Element! only $24.95 plus a free decor element applicator! Please click here for flyer for more information about the Just for Kids special. This Stampin’ Up! special ends September 30

Great gift for your children and grandchildren. AWESOME and unique baby shower gift!

Sunday, August 2, 2009

Great Friends

I have never felt so loved and lucky. I have made such wonderful friends in my 3 1/2 years in Jasper. The prayers warriors at First United Methodist Church in Jasper have kept me in their hearts and prayers and I know God has listened and heard.

I thought I might lose weight because of my diet of soft foods. Not possible when my friends bring me delicious food. Gail W. had her personal delivery company (Ed W.) bring me the most heavenly dessert. Vanilla pudding with bananas and vanilla wafers. She takes it one step further and adds a meringue topping. YUM - no calories there!

Saturday, August 1, 2009

My husband....

is the BEST! I can finally enjoy my favorite drink Frozen Coke from the Kangeroo gas station and he bought me one yesterday and today. Ah, the simple things in life that mean so much!

July 29, 1977 - July 29, 2007

Happy Anniversary Jim!

Met Jim on a blind date in April, 1977

Engaged by the end of May, 1977

Married on July 29, 1977

Family said it would never last; 32 years later we are still married; miserable, but proving a point!