Tuesday, December 28, 2010

Meet Jevin Don Gaston!

We had a wonderful surprise on Christmas Eve. We were all opening presents when my daughter Denise came into the room and said Steve, my DS, was taking Megan and her husband to the ER. Megan was supposed to have Jevin on Monday the 27, but Jevin had other plans. He wanted to come early. She was going to have a C section as I said on the 27th. They left about 9:00 PM and by 10:06 the surgery was over and Jevin was born. Here are a few photos of him and his older brother.

Jevin, Justin and Jevin(Jevin's Daddy) and Steve, Jevin and Jace. Steve is my son and Jevin's Grandpa.

Sunday, December 19, 2010

A couple more Christmas cards

I know everyone is busy and don't know how other ladies can get a post in everyday. I am glad you do because I love checking your blogs but I can't seem to get it done on a dailey basis. These are just more cards I've made to send out or have already sent out for this year. I've been gone this weekend so haven't gotten around to checking the blogs that I love to read dailey so hope to get back into it tomorrow.

Sunday, December 12, 2010

Happy Sunday!

I made several of these cards with different images in the center of the snow globe. When I bought the snowglove stamp the cards I saw had little snowmen in the centers but I was running out of time so added the 3-D stickers for my Grandsons and Great Grandsons.

Thursday, December 9, 2010

For my Son Scott's Birthday!

Chris & Haillie's Christmas Card!

I have 3 birthdays in December plus Christmas. This is a card I made for his Birthday. He has worked on Ranches and loves western cards. His birthday was on Dec. 7th. He was born on Pearl Harbor Day. He said he loved it so that is all that matters about the card for me. I hope Chris & Haillie like their Christmas Card. It will have a gift card enclosed.

Sunday, December 5, 2010

Stampavie Deer

I have been making cards like crazy. I still have more to go but I am about finished with them. I am definitely going to do better next year. I found I colored more Tildas than I needed so will send them to my friends. They are my favorite to color right now. Back to more coloring and cardmaking.

Monday, November 29, 2010

My freckled Cowgirl!

My new Sharpe poster pen leaked when I was putting dots on her face and I didn't know how to fix it. I finally scrapped some of it off but it pretty much ruined her face with big dots. I loved the rest of the card and don't want to throw it away. I learned not to push more than one on it to bring out the paing.

Tuesday, November 23, 2010

For a Friend

This card is for one of my dear friends on SCS. I always draw some names from a large group of friends on SCS and send at least 10 to 15 Christmas cards out. I can't send more than that cause I have to have 36 for Grandkids and great grandkids and then another 30 to 50 for family members so don't usually have time to make more. I know if I would make a few Christmas cards every week I would not have so much to do in Dec. I always say "next year" but do not ever seem to get it done. I should never have started sending every grandchild an Easter, Halloween and Christmas card and then their birthday cards but I did and most of them expect them now. I have lots of cooking to do tomorrow as I am sure everyone else does too. I hope everyone has a fabulous Thanksgiving. I know I have so much to be thankful for.

Friday, November 19, 2010

For one of my Grandsons

This is one of my favorite Penny Black images. It is for one of my Grandsons or Great Grandsons. I am not good at embellishing cards for men or boys, especially Christmas cards.

Tuesday, November 16, 2010

Another Christmas Card

Here is another new Magnolia Christmas card. I love this one and hope one of my Grandaughters will like it. I'm not sure which one will get it yet. Nothing new going on here, just trying to get the house ready for Denise and Scott, my oldest son who will both be staying here during Thanksgiving.

Sunday, November 14, 2010

Made with Secret Sister kit

This card was made with a kit I received for our November Secret Sister swap. I don't know who my SS is but she has great taste. I loved my package and I'll have several more cards made soon out of this kit. I have another kit that I have already made 2 cards out of to put on here later. I hope she likes what I did with it. After I took this photo I added three small red rhinestones to the sentiment.

Monday, November 8, 2010

Fall card and Baby Jade

A photo of me and baby Jade the night before I left for Oregon. The other is a fall card that I made before I left. I am coming home from my trip today. It has been a wonderful 2 weeks but know I need to get home. My Mother and DH need me there and looking forward to seeing them and my other children.

Saturday, October 30, 2010

A few more photos

Beutiful bay photo as the fog was rolling in, photo of me in Crabby's cafe, flowers in front of one of the shops.
I am loving every minute of this trip. My DH is missing me so I have to go home as scheduled. I thought about extending my stay but know I am needed at home. I've had fun and it has been so relaxing. I do think Nov. 8 is coming too fast tho.

More vacation photos

Another photo of the ocean during the high winds, a photo of Denise & Gregg and beautiful fall foilage during a drive to Eugene, Or. along the Umpqua River.

Monday, October 25, 2010

Rough Ocean at Sunset Bay

The first photo is the fishing boats at Winchester Bay. The other is the bridge at North Bend and the rough ocean at Sunset Bay. The waves were bouncing about 30 ft high or higher. It was beautiful to watch. We are having a fabulous time.

Thursday, October 21, 2010

Another simple fall card

This card is pretty plain but I liked how it turned out.

Most of you know my Mother has been back in the hospital but has improved again. I am a strong believer and know the credit all goes to God.

Since she has improved again and they say this could go on for about 6 months or a little less I have decided to go on and go on my trip. I have stayed at the hospital with her all day everyday and am already worn out. It is only an hour drive down an hour back each day but with the stress of not knowing if she would be OK or not I am tired. My kids say to go to Oregon and get a good rest knowing that it could be this way for awhile when I get home. My DH and stepdaughter and brother agree with my kids so am going to go and relax and have some fun, return and take care of my Mother as long as we have her. I leave on Sunday morning so probably won't post again for a few days.

Monday, October 18, 2010

For a Great Grandson

Do you think this is okay for a boy? He is 3 yr old. I made it for a great grandson and was wanting someone else's opinion.

I have been busy packing and trying to get things done before I leave at 6:00AM sunday morning for Oregon. I have a big dinner for our families Sept. Oct, Nov and Dec. birthdays on Saturday and will need to cook a dish of somekind and bake a cake. I also have my oldest son and his family coming thursday or Fri. so I will have overnight guests to take care of and leave them here when I go to Tulsa to catch my plane Sunday. That is okay as they will head home that day too. I am so looking forward to this trip.

Friday, October 15, 2010

Nickies Birthday card

This card is for my Grandaughter in Redding, California. I sure do hope she will like it. I fly to Oregon on her birthday.

We have been having some fun with visiting cousins of my DH. We've had mini reunions and lots of going out to eat with them and a lot of visiting. It has been really nice to see them. It's been about 8-10 years since we last saw them so we've had a lot of catching up to do. They are leaving this weekend sometime, probably on Sunday. We will miss them cause they are a lot of fun.

Tuesday, October 12, 2010

For a friends birthday on Wish Rak

I recieved a call last night saying Jade is doing much better. I am really relieved to hear this good news. Maybe she will get out of the pediatrics ICU in a week they are saying. I hope so.

Glenn got his stitches out today and the Dr. said everything is doing fine and he could drive since his stiches were out. I think it is too soon but he hates me driving him around.

I am packing again for my trip. Hope I get to go cause Denise is telling me about this stamp store in Oregon that carries Magnolia stamps, Krafting Kimmie stamps and I think she said Stampavie. I have to go there. She says it is huge and carries tons of paper.

Sunday, October 10, 2010

Fall Frolic Exchange thank you

This is a thank you card for my Wish Rak Fall Frolic Exchange gift box. It was filled with awesome things and I have loved them all. Karen Chase had my name and did a beautiful job of filling it with all things fall. I think Lena is getting ready to post the Christmas Exchange and it will also be fun.

Today the weather is beautiful and Glenn and I are going to a family reunion, a mini one, but it will be good for him to get out of the house. He has cousins visiting from Texas.

Thursday, October 7, 2010

Megan's Birthday Card

I am having a great day crafting. I can't really go anywhere cause Glenn is not moving very fast so someone has to be his gofer for a few more days. I am definitely moving his oxygen machine to the other room tonight so I can get some rest. He slept right thru all the noise but I didn't. Hope I either get used to it or the bi pap machine is not so loud. He only is using the oxygen until his sleep study and gets his machine.

I hope Megan likes her card. This is one of my favorites of the new Tildas.

Wednesday, October 6, 2010

Rock Star

This is a High Hopes image I stamped with one of Denise's stamps while she was here this summer. I think this image is too cute. With some Christmas paper from a Hobby Lobby tablet I turned her into a christmas card for one of the Grandkids, probably either Lexie or Raven or maybe Annabelle. They are the ones who would love a Rock Star card.

Friday, October 1, 2010

For Alan and Mandi

Some friends from our church were married the same Sat. night as our grandson so we missed this couples wedding. I've been trying all week to finish this card for them between trips to the hospital with my DH. My DH is doing better and am so glad the surgery is done and overwith and hopefully he will get back up and on his feet fairly soon.

Wednesday, September 29, 2010

For Kyndra

This card is for another great grandaughter Kyndra. Hope she likes it. I love these cute little witches.

I have changed my flight plans until Oct. 4th to see how my husband, Glenn does. He is back in the hospital with more blockage and they are trying another type treatement tomorrow so will see if it works. If he is ok I will still go and if theings don't work out of course I'll stay home with him.

Saturday, September 25, 2010

For Annabelle!

I hope Annabelle like her halloween card. I still have a lot of them to do for the boys but you know I would rather color Maggies. I do have lots of other images.

I am trying to decide what stamps to take to ORegon with me. I don't want to take too much but want to have enough to really get some cards done too. Decisions, Decisions!

Everyone in my family is still well so that is good news.

Thursday, September 23, 2010

Halloween card for Nicki

I guess you know with 35 Grandchildren that I am making them all cards for Halloween and it keeps me busy getting them all done on time and in the mail. Thankfully I don't have to mail all of them.

My DH is home and doing great. I am so relieved and hopefully he and my Mom will stay well for awhile.

I am looking forward to going to visit my daughter on the Oregon Coast and just relaxing in the beautiful area. I plan on leaving on Oct. 1 if things are still OK with my DH and Mother.

Tuesday, September 21, 2010

For Riley

Halloween card for Riley, my Great Grandaughter. It is also made for the Color Me Creative Challenge blog for feathering. I did not do a great job of feathering but with my time mainly spent at the hospital, this will have to do. My DH is better and the surgeon tried some things and it unblocked him without surgery so I am hoping it remains working.

Monday, September 20, 2010

For Katie

Here is another Halloween card that I made for another Grandaughter. I made it last week. I should get lots more coloring done because my husband Glenn is back in the hospital. He was in for 5 weeks last Sept & Oct. They think he may have a blockage and he only has small intestines because last year they removed his colon. We will know later today what is going to happen. They have a drainage tube draining out all the bile that will not pass. I will take my copics to the hospital and color while I'm there to help pass the time. I will let you all know what is going on and if I don't change this for awhile, you will know why.

Wednesday, September 15, 2010

For Kris & Sara

Our Grandson is getting married on Saturday at the Girl Scout Camp. They have a beautiful area for them to get married outside. It is in a rocky and hilly area with lots of Oak trees which have not started turning yet. It should be a beautiful wedding with a great couple. This is their card I made. I decorated the inside too.
Their colors were B&W with Silver and Turqoise accents. Hope they like their card.

Monday, September 13, 2010

Getting Ready for Halloween

I don't know why the photos are so sparkly. I have always used Cryogen cardstock and it has never picked up like this in the photos I've taken. Every card but one that I have posted has been on this CS. This will be for one of my many Grandaughters.

Update on my Mom!

She was released back to the Nursing facility but is so frail and weak that I am worried about her. She told one of my Grandaughters she was ready to go home and be with my Dad who passed away 5 yrs ago. My brother did go see her at the Nursing home and he said she had a big smile on her face so that was different. They are working with her to get her stronger so that is good news that she is smiling and acting better.

Thursday, September 9, 2010


Most of my friends know my Mother is in the hospital. She is 87 yr old and has had a heart attack. She is so frail she can't have open heart surgery which she needs. We are just hoping she gets stonger and recovers but she is very sick. She does know all of us and talks to us, not always saying things clearly. She may have had a TIA too. Please keep her in your prayers if you are a praying person. Thanks so much.


Saturday, September 4, 2010

Color Me Creative Challenge

Our challenge was to color blue jeans using of course shades of blue. This is my entry even tho I haven't posted it yet to their forum. I am rearranging and cleaning my craft room and have a mess, plus trying to comment on cards for the Troops.

Tuesday, August 31, 2010

Shower card for Jessica

This is a card that I made for a baby boy shower I went to on Sunday afternoon.
I love these babies that are Mo Manning digital images. Five of them come in one group.

I got to go see baby Jade tonight. No one but Momma and Dad get to hold her right now as she is still hooked up to a stomach pump for draining bile. She is breathing on her own and no oxygen either. She is doing great.

Sunday, August 29, 2010

Picnic Tilda

This card was made with one of the Magnolia kits I received in a swap. I love the kit swaps because I don't like to make 6 cards just alike. I like my cards to all be at least a little different.

Thanks for stopping by.

Saturday, August 28, 2010

Baby Jade in the NIC unit

Baby Jade

Jade Alizabeth Smith was born on Aug. 27, 2010. Right after her birth by C section, she was taken to the NIC unit for a few hours to stabalize before surgery. About noon they took her to surgery and it was a very successful surgery. Everything went well and she is doing great. She is a beautiful little girl that everyone is falling in love with. She has black hair and a beautiful complexion. I can't wait to hold her. I am also anxious for her to get all the tubes and wires off. We can't get very good photos right now as she can't have any flashes or anything to make her move fast or jump. Only immediate family can go see her and I was so thrilled to get to go see her.

Thursday, August 26, 2010

Birthday Card

I have such a large family that I keep making cards that sometimes I don't know who it will be for until I realize it is their birthday. With 2 daughters,1 DIL, 1 Step daughter,9 Grandaughters and 3 great grandaughters and one due today I always need a birthday card made with Magnolias. I am not even counting nieces and nephews, grandsons & great grandson. The girls all love the Maggies and I love coloring and making cards out of them.

Sunday, August 22, 2010

Peach Parfait Magician

This is just another card for a Grandchild or Great Grandchild. When you have as many as I do you have to stay ahead so you will always have the right card. I need to get off the Magnolia kick and do some cards for the Grandsons. Their are several with Birthdays coming up starting in Oct. and a SIL in September. I paper pieced this and covered it in vellum and cased the idea from Lena.

Wednesday, August 18, 2010

For Riley

This will be my Great Grandaughter Riley's Christmas card. Her GGpa calls her is little angel. I have to admit she is a sweetie but not always an angel. I hope she likes it. Her birthday was today and she is getting a pirate card for her birthday card. This card looks better now as I added some gold ink around the sentiment to separate it from the doiley.