Hello from England!

Welcome to my blog!
We are a christian family living in the Sunshine state (before that we spent four years in England and two years in Turkey).

My posts are of everyday life and my love of crafting. I hope to inspire you in some way to share your talents too.

Thanks for stopping by and be sure to leave a comment.
Cheers and God's blessings to you and yours!

Thursday, May 25, 2017

Wrapping up

And just like that...another school season is winding down.  Seems like yesterday my 8th grader and junior in high school were getting into a routine and learning the ropes.  Now they have major "summer-i-tis" and are just about done.
I have been crafty, just not frequent to posting.  Here are belated Easter gifts with candy I gave to my sorority sisters and kids:

And here are graduation cards and other seasonal cards:






It's been a very busy last couple of months with 2 weddings, 3 graduation parties, Olivia had prom, Isaac had prom and was voted next year's SGA President - and my sister and family are visiting in less than 2 weeks! I am still in denial that I will have 2 kids under my roof that are in high school.  It's really zooming by now.  (insert SAD face!!)

God is SO good!  Celebrating with my gladiolas in full bloom!  God bless!



Saturday, May 6, 2017

It's Spring!

I love watching the flowers bloom, hearing the frogs melody and listening to the birds sing their songs.  Here are some cards to celebrate the season.  The first has bees...


This card was used as a birthday gift to deliver a gift card:


We enjoyed this Easter season and here are the Easter cards I sent to family and friends:



Here's hoping the season brings you showers of love, grace and blooming colors to brighten your day!

One more!

Just when I thought I had posted all my Valentine cards...I found one more!


Happy belated birthday to my niece, Ella!  I still can't believe she is in middle school.  Being a military family, I have missed watching my nieces and nephew grow up.  I guess the same could be said for them...watching my kids grow up.  Such is the life of a military family.  Out of that rabbit hole...

Ella had a fun birthday with a sleepover in a hotel.  What a great idea:  hotel swimming pool, double beds...dinner in.  And the maid cleans up.  Fabulous! 
I thought she'd like this fingernail polish card.  It was super easy and they are even in a clear "jar":


And finally, with Valentine's Day behind us, we move on to St. Patrick's Day:


Thursday, March 9, 2017

Corsage...but as a ring!?

My supervisor tasked me last month with a special project.  I was to assist her in making ring corsages for her son and an event they were hosting.  What??  Get paid to craft?!  Be still my beating heart!

Here is the finished project. Super cute ring corsages with feathers, bling, hearts, and lots of hidden glue from a glue gun.  These were fun to make.  But after making #19...I was looking forward to being done with #20.  Yes...20...feathers...greenery...string...heart...shiny things...
I did have fun telling my friend and sister about the new fun project.  


Here is one I made for my sorority sister as her gift congratulating her as our Valentine Queen:

And my sister thought they would be a fun idea she wanted to give to her sorority sisters for their ball:





These were fun to make.  The feathers were a little "all over the place" and I am still finding a few here and there...but what a fun idea...ring corsages!











Saturday, February 18, 2017

Valentine's week!

My daughter says Valentine's Day is her least favorite celebration...I think she associates it with holding hands, butterfly kisses...and I'm ok with that since she's a teenager. I don't want her to get comfortable at this age with any guys being affectionate toward her!

Here are more Valentine cards I wanted to share.  Sorry the first is sideways...I lost patience in trying to rotate it.



Here's a sneak preview of my latest crafting craze...check back soon for some corsage fun!!!  Thank you to my amazing husband for a wonderful Valentine's Day celebration!



Wednesday, February 15, 2017

L-O-V-E

I hope your Valentine's Day has been filled with love.  Here are some of the Valentine cards I made.  I've been busy crafting, I just haven't had time to publish them.  Thanks so much for stopping by!




Monday, February 13, 2017

Happy Valentine's Week!

I'm a little behind in posting photos - I had to change out phones and had difficulty uploading.  God has blessed me abundantly this year so far.  There have been some bumpy roads, but as God continues to work in my heart, he gives me the suspension to handle the bumps!

Thanks for checking out my cards...I'll post Valentine this week too!  





February

I can't believe it's already February ! Oh my goodness! I have been wanting to post sooner than today, but life has been busy busy busy.

Here are some recent projects I wanted to share, thanks for stopping by!






Sunday, January 15, 2017

2017

We are in the full swing of 2017!  I was thrilled last month when my parents flew in to visit for about 5 days.  We had a great time seeing the Naval Air Museum and Lighthouse.  Of course, we ate delicious seafood and met up with other family in Destin too.
The Christmas decorations are all down and the house is almost all "undecorated."  I still have my snowman collection out since it is technically "winter."  We did have a couple of chilly nights recently where it was below freezing.  Then the temps went back up to mid 70's.  We are blessed!  
Below is the Paper Pumpkin kit I used to make my Thank you cards.  It was fun layering and using the sparkles:





 The lighthouse

 Of course my son and I walked up the spiral staircase to the top.  Here's our view:

My nephew's birthday was Dec 31st and he loves Pokemon, so here is the card I made him:

 (outside)

 (inside)


I'll be posting my sister's birthday card and some other cards I made recently, so see you soon!