Tuesday, August 30, 2011

Jo Boogie Birthday Blog Candy, Hurry, Just found this blog & time is almost up :O)

I am so behind on blogging!

Hello Everyone,
If I'm a follower of your, you can be sure I'm checking out and looking at all your wonderful cards and projects. Don't always have time to leave comments, but I try to get a few here and there :O) I've had a lot of things going on. Do you ever feel like the days are getting shorter. I can't seem to get enough done in the hours of a day. Most of the time, I can't sleep, and I'm up doing this or that, and still not enough hours in the day. I've been helping my kids with their kids since school has started, and I know I'm getting old when I'm totally exhausted afterwards! Ugghh! 
I'm getting close to 300 followers and I need to put some candy up for all my followers, and I just haven't been able to yet, but I'm going to try to come up with something soon!
Unfortunately, so many needs have to come first, and can't seem to get beyond those! Hopefully things will change. Each year I keep thinking they will, but just isn't in the cards I guess! I'm either going to run out of cards or get a good one...tee hee! Grandma Elva use to say: "Better to laugh than cry"
Hugs to all! Leah Ann

Please pray for children at one of our schools tomorrow SAD day for them!

Please pray for our children tomorrow, it is going to be a hard day. They lost a very special 2nd grade teacher. She passed away today. She was one of my grand children's teacher last year. I told him this evening and sent a card with him to give to her family. She was loved by all, and loved all the kids! She will be missed!

Monday, August 29, 2011

Tilda with Cherrie's BLOOM

 Tilda with Cherries "Bloom"
Friends Forever   


You are Fantastic
Bloom PCS image

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Sunday, August 28, 2011

Please Keep this Prayer Truck Moving for Irene Hurricane Victims!

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Saturday, August 27, 2011

Letting all of you know that are dealing with Hurricane Irene! Still Praying for you!!!

Still praying for all of you dealing with Hurricane Irene! Just wanted to take the time to let you know that I am praying for you!!!! Hugs! Leah Ann

Friday, August 26, 2011

Happy Birthday to my son!

Happy Birthday to my baby boy today who is 33 years youngtoday , your making your Momma old. Love you! Mom

Praying for all of you in the Path of Hurricane Irene!

Praying for all of you in the path of Hurricane Irene. Sounds like it could really be bad, and hope everyone listens to the folks in charge. Remember things can be replaced but people can't! It seems so many times people don't take it seriously. It's always better safe than sorry!
Big Hugs! & Lot's of Prayers! Leah Ann

Wednesday, August 24, 2011

Earthquake felt here, but I slept through it!

I didn't know we felt the Earthquake that started in Virgina, I slept through it! My husband heard the little dish soap brush dispenser fall into the sink, but I didn't. Didn't know anything about it until a neighbor said something and also heard it on the news. I have felt two earthquakes here in my life time. Once I was in church and the building walls just started heaving and everything shook, scared me to death. And a few years before that we lived in Edinburgh and it shook and knocked pictures off the walls at my Mom's house. Ugghh don't like these things! I know we are over a major fault line and it sure keeps it in the back of your mind, but we are not prepared for Earthquakes here!

Tuesday, August 23, 2011

No Stamping or Coloring today, been babysitting :O)

I have no cards today. Need to color images, but had 3 of the grandchildren today. Homework done, check, fed supper, check, Dad came ate supper, check, Dad took kids home, Check......Mamaw Tired, check check :O)

Sunday, August 21, 2011

This site is having a1000 sheets giveaway check them out!

               Go to check out this person's Blog Candy, whoo hoo, crossing my fingers, would be great to win!

                                                          A Thousand Sheets of Paper Giveaway

Saturday, August 20, 2011

Check this out Wild Orchid Crafts project! Love this shop :O)

Yesterday our 16th Wedding Anniversary, Today got the house cleaned.

Well hubby and I have been married 16 years yesterday. We didn't do anything, just stayed at home. Today got hubbies hair cut, and the house cleaned, and I'm tired now :O) Hopefully will get a 2nd wind soon. Hot and muggy out today, cloudy, think storms are in the forecast today.
Hope everyone is having a great weekend! Hugs! Leah Ann

Prayers for all of you who need them, have an illness, something going on in your life, you just need a little help, Believe! the good Lord will see you through :O) He doesn't always give us what we want, he will meet our needs and see us through!

Friday, August 19, 2011

Angel Tilda Get Well Soon & Prayer Easel Card

 Angel Tilda Get Well Soon



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Inside Prayer

Thursday, August 18, 2011

Just a suggestion on those of you who offer FREE DIGI'S PLEASE :O)

I have downloaded several FREE DIGI's. I don't want to break any rules! I just wanted to make a suggestion, if you could please put your name under the Free Digi? A lot do, but several don't. I can't remember my name half the time. I just started using digi's, and on some of them when I saved them, I didn't think about having to put the name of the company or person when I saved them. A lot of you do put your name, but I have several that don't, and now I don't remember where I got them. arrgghh :O)
So I want to give credit to whom credit is due, it would be nice if when you save them, if you could please save them as the name you want the credit to be given to with them, that would help so much. I will know now to make sure I save them that way.
If you see I have one of your images on something, and I didn't give you credit, please let me know, and I will fix it!
Hugs! Leah Ann

Wednesday, August 17, 2011

You've got to check out the Whimsy Blog Hop & Wonderful Magazine

You don't want to miss this....Check out Whimsy's Blog Hop & Magazine. This magazine is amazing!!!! Whimsy Blog Hop

Scarecrow Tilda "Admit One"

 Scarecrow Tilda "Admit One"


 I'd rather have a life of Oh wells than a life of What ifs"

Sentiment from: 
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Tuesday, August 16, 2011

Butterfly Angel Tilda More than one fold Easel Sympathy OOAK Card

Butterfly Angel Tilda Sympathy Card

Untie the twine to open



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Monday, August 15, 2011

Scarecrow Tilda Easel "Smile"

 Scarecrow Tilda "Smile"'
I kept thinking I wish I had the fence die, well I don't, but I had a Stamp from Stampin Up's Happy Fall Ya All, so I stamped it and cut it out :O)



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Scarecrow Tilda Just Cuz

 Scarecrow Tilda "Just Cuz"

I used Stampin Up's Happy Fall Ya All stamp for the fence. Stamped it and cut it out.


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Saturday, August 13, 2011

Butterfly Angel Tilda Card

 Butterfly Angel Tilda Easel Card



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Oh My! Sugarland stage collapsed at Indianapolis Fair Grounds

O my goodness! The stage collapsed from strong winds at Indianapolis fair grounds. Said dozens were injured, still waiting to hear, happened about an hour ago. Sugarland concert!

Shipping Charges

My Shipping Charges

Hello Everyone,
Just wanted to explain my shipping charges. I know there is a lot of people upset with shipping charges and I truly understand.
It took me forever to find boxes that I could ship my Easel Cards in, and it cost me a fortune just to order 1 pack of these boxes. Each Easel Card is put in a plastic hanging envelope, that I purchase. I wrap them in tissue paper, then I put 3 pieces of bubble wrap. I put bubble wrap inside the card, then on top and bottom. I do this for safe shipping. So far this is the cheapest way I have found to ship them safely!
I hate high shipping charges. I have had compliments on my shipping and the way the items arrive, knock on wood, so I don't want to change anything when it is working and they arrive safely.
I cannot combine the cards because only one fits safely in the box.
I know our Postal rates here are getting so ridiculous, and it put's little folks like me in a bind.
I make cards to get my husband and I through the month. He is disabled, and I have knee problems, no insurance and cannot afford insurance and cannot get help.
Making cards keeps me from going crazy! We are stuck at home almost the entire month except for going to get groceries, and I go and pick up a few things to keep making cards. Just thankful that I have lots of stuff here, that I had gotten before my husband was retired on disability in 2002.
I list a few things on ebay, but they charge so much to sell one item, sometimes I don't make what I have in the card, but I can at lease keep making cards and have something to do.
I find myself, coming up with ways to create the hard way I guess. I cannot afford to buy all the new pretties that keep coming out, but oh, how I would love to :O)
I know some companies charge way too much. It's like Stampin Up. I love some of their products, such as stampin dimensional's. I can't afford to pay their shipping just for those little light weight items, but on the other hand, when you order heavy big orders, they lose money on those.
I saw on ebay, they wanted .99 cents to buy the item, and the postage was like $50, which is stupid!
I'm sure things will get worse in our future, because our country is in a royal mess.
Greedy people, I have a hard time dealing with, but those little companies out there are trying to keep their heads above water, companies are sinking fast, and going out of business everyday.
Like me it's their lively hood. What do you do? I trust in the Lord, and it seems when I need money for bread or milk or something like that, the good Lord lets me sell a card :O) He is watching out for us and I appreciate it soooo much.
When I tell you I am charging the least I can, I am being honest with you! If postage gets much higher, and ebay gets much higher, it will put me right out of business too.
My business is just a little shop in my home, making cards that I love, and so far, the folks that buy them are happy with them, so I'm just thankful to the Lord for helping me do what I love, and share with others!

Meteor Showers Tonight

I guess we are supposed to have meteor showers tonight or rather this morning between 2 and 4 a.m. It is now 1:00 and I've been coloring images. I don't think I've ever been able to see these before, we'll see, it is very cloudy tonight. We have a hazy Halloween moon out tonight and the evening is cool and feels like fall. It is way too early for fall for us, but that is sure what the last 3 nights have felt like.
It's been a crazy couple of days, things that play with your heart strings. Struggling to keep my chin up, have to because I don't want it skinned :O) I guess better to laugh than cry! Have to keep looking up!
Seems like you try to get on your feet and life knocks you back down...I should be use to it by now, it's been that way all my life :O)
Anywhooo all of you that are up in the wee hours of the morning like me, look for the meteor showers. Hopefully I spelled it right, been a long time since I've had science class...tee hee!

Friday, August 12, 2011

Sticky with Icky Merry Christmas Card

 Sticky with Icky   Merry Christmas Card
I love this sweet image, he is toooo cute :O)


 Base: May love and laughter fill your season! This is a Stampin Up image


Thursday, August 11, 2011

Its been a busy last couple of days!

I have had a busy last couple of days! I need to color images, so that's probably what I'll be doing tonight, if I have the energy :O) I think, when did I get so old...it kind of crept up on me :O) Haven't been able to keep up on blogging much as far as commenting, but I'm still visiting, hope that counts! Not enough hours in the day it seems! Have a great weekend coming up, happy stamping :O) I got to say to all of you, Thank You my fellow bloggers, I enjoy this wonderful bunch soooo much! HUGS! Leah Ann