Thursday, April 28, 2011

Wiggle your Toes

I went to the eye doctor today and had my eyes checked. They did an imaging of my eye which can show any signs of glaucoma or if a stroke may be learking in the shadows. As I was sitting in the chair the doctor of course set me up to that machine that has the chin rest and he said "Okay, wiggle your toes" I said "What?" he said with a smile "Wiggle your toes, it enlarges your pupils, don't ask just do it."

Okay, so how many of you knew this?

My tests show I am fine with the stroke or glaucoma but I need new driving glasses and have to wear glasses all the time now. I have been blessed to only have had to wear them for driving and computer work but now it is all the time. The total cost for the lenses and test was $500.00 !! Yikes!! Well maybe wearing glasses all the time will cover up my drooping eyelids huh? Gotta think positive right?


Tuesday, April 26, 2011

Tequilla and Salt

Tequila and Salt
This should probably be taped to your bathroom mirror
where one could read it every day..

You may not realize it, but it's 100% true.


1. There are at least two people in this world that you would die for.

2. At least 15 people in this world love you in some way.

3. The only reason anyone would ever hate you is because they want to

be just like you.

4. A smile from you can bring happiness to anyone, even if they don't like you.

5. Every night, SOMEONE thinks about you before they go to sleep.

6. You mean the world to someone.

7. You are special and unique.

8. Someone that you don't even know exists loves you.

9. When you make the biggest mistake ever, something good comes from it.

10. When you think the world has turned its back on you take another look.

11. Always remember the compliments you received.. Forget about the rude remarks.


Always remember... when life hands you Lemons,ask for Tequila and Salt and call me over!

Good friends are like stars.........You don't always see them, But you know they are always there..

Whenever God Closes One Door He Always Opens Another, Even Though Sometimes It's Hell in the Hallway

I would rather have one rose and a kind word from a friend while I'm here than a whole truck load when I'm gone..

Happiness keeps You Sweet, Trials keep You Strong, Sorrows keep You Human, Failures keeps You Humble, Success keeps You Glowing, But Only God keeps You Going

Worry looks around, sorry looks back, Faith looks up.

Have faith..

Friday, April 22, 2011


Happy Easter to all of you.

Let us not forget the true meaning of Easter
Praise the Lord

On Easter Sunday, Christians celebrate the resurrection of the Lord, Jesus Christ. It is typically the most well-attended Sunday service of the year for Christian churches.

Christians believe, according to Scripture, that Jesus came back to life, or was raised from the dead, three days after his death on the cross. As part of the Easter season, the death of Jesus Christ by crucifixion is commemorated on Good Friday, always the Friday just before Easter. Through his death, burial, and resurrection, Jesus paid the penalty for sin, thus purchasing for all who believe in him, eternal life in Christ Jesus.

Wednesday, April 20, 2011

A Remote Funeral

This week our receiver went out for our Television, Dish, radio, cd, vcr, dvd player!
We had a remote for everyone of these devices because the guy that installed the Dish Network for us 4 years ago told us that to put everything on one remote would not be good and we would end up with problems. Trusting him we went along with this. It was always such a hassle to turn on even the TV but we got used to the routine.

Since our receiver went out we had it repaired and the repairman ask us if we would like a new remote that would handle everything...ahhhh yeah!
He repaired our receiver, installed it and programed all of the other devices to ONE REMOTE!

Amazing....we took all of our remotes and put them in a small wicker trunk, said out good byes and of course acknowledged how much they have done for us over the past 4 years, said a prayer and closed the trunk. Rest In Peace

A Remote Funeral so to speak.

All is good and so easy now. One remote for TV, Dish, CD Player, VCR Player, Radio and DVD Player.
Do you have more than one remote? Don't let anyone tell you that programming ONE REMOTE is not good. It works. Why did I wait so long?

Sunday, April 17, 2011

The Duey Barn

The Duey gambrel style barn is located at the far end of Sitkum Lane, east of Myrtle Point. It was built as a dairy by Ivan and Daisy Laird in the 1930's. It is now owned by Don and Paula Duey who raise beef cattle and store hay in the barn.

Friday, April 15, 2011


This is an ATC I created a couple of years ago. Pretty simple.

Here are your partners for April's Swap
Since there are an uneven number of swappers I will swap with two of you

Vickie - Tiffine
Lori - Patti
Donovan - Connor
Nichole - Nadine
Kristen - Patti
Annie - Mica
Miranda - Bri

The deadline to get your cards mailed is April 30th.
The theme is "April Showers"

If you need help contacting your partner please email me
Thanks for playing

Happy Creating !!!

Wednesday, April 13, 2011

2 Days Left to Sign Up for my April ATC Swap

I created this Collage this evening.

Two days left to sign up for the April ATC Swap
If you are interested just leave a comment.
I will be posting partners on Friday the 15th


A Legend in Her Time

Taking a break from Creating Tins, creating digital collage is relaxing to me
This is my latest Digital Collage

Who knows, she may just show up on a tin.

Really ?

This was a digital challenge at Digital Whisper a couple of months ago.
I think it is funny. I feel like this alot.

If you were going to purchase an altered tin what would you like to see on it?

Tuesday, April 12, 2011


This month's Theme at Blissful ATC Swap was Steam Punk
This is what my partner Peggy Jones came up with.
Very nice Peggy, thanks

Saturday, April 9, 2011

NOTEables !

Jan and Jan, the twins in our O.C.E.A.N. Team have added a new line in their shop.
They are called NOTEables. This is the cutest and most clever thing I have seen .
They are cute little business card size note cards cut in a tri-fold design so all you have to do is fold the flap down and seal it with a sticker (included in the set) and tuck it in a lunch box or back pack or briefcase or where ever you might want to stick a note.
They come with several different sentiments or you can special order your own or get them blank and add your own Note.
The set includes 5 NOTEables and stickers for only $3.00. Shipping is Free in US

I am ordering them to put in with all of my ATC Swap cards. These are just what I was looking for.

Go check out their shop for these very useful NOTES
Jan and Jan's "Jantastic Creations

Friday, April 8, 2011

HELLO.... is anyone out there?

April ATC Swap needs swappers.
Is anyone intersted this month?
Scroll down to the April ATC Swap post and leave a comment.
Come on now, you know you want to play!

Blissful ATC Swap Card

Here is my Digital ATC for the Blissful ATC Swap

I call it..."Here's Looking at you Kid"
My partner was Peggy Jones of Bardstown, KY

Can't wait to see what she sends me!

Thursday, April 7, 2011

New Tins

I finally finished more tins for my shop last night.




I am blessed! three of these tins have already sold !
Back to the drawing board right?

Tuesday, April 5, 2011

April ATC Swap

Well it is a brand new month and it is supposed to be spring. Here in Coos Bay it is hard to believe that since it is only 45 degrees here and rainy and wet. We do have sunshine this morning through.

I would love it if you could join my ATC Swap this month. Just leave a comment here and I will add you name to the participants. I will partner you up on the 15th . Since it is April and April bring showers the theme this month will be "Showers". Due date on this swap will be April 30th.

Last month the theme was Shamrock. My partner was 4 year old Annie Rocha. Here at two card she did for me. Can you believe this little girls talent?

Happy Creating!!

Saturday, April 2, 2011

In My Studio Today

Well that is what I call my small office when my desk is so messy and I am creating.
I am doing really well with my Etsy Shop Altered Sate of Tins. I am getting low on tins so I have been creating for two days.

I created this little pug in Photoshop

Also created this cute kitty with aqua blue eyes

This bumble bee was fun to work with....

This is a sneak preview of what I am working on. These little creatures will be on tins before the sun goes down tonight.

The following are in the works also.
That will give me some good inventory in my Shop.

I will post photos of the finished product as soon as they are complete.
I think I need to go straighten up my desk. I can't find my glue brush !

Stay tuned