Tuesday, August 30, 2011

Bad News-kinda

Got a bit of bad news today. My sister sent me a text this afternoon and asked me if I had heard the news about Bo? He was my ex-husband, we divorced in 2002, I think it was and I moved to Florida in 2004. I texted back that no, I hadn't, what happened? My family is always keeping me in the loop as far as my ex-husband is concerned. Not sure what that's about but whatever! Well, he passed away last Sunday, August 28th, 2011, unexpectedly the obit said. He finally met his demise. I certainly hope he can put his demons to rest now. Someone who signed his guest book, there were 4 in all, said that she hoped his illness was past him now or something like that. Ha, his illness was alcoholism and he swore he would never quit. Well, it looks like it finally did him in. Sad, what a waste. Me, I'm fine! Like my daughter stated, it's simply just fact, we have no feelings one way or the other!

Sunday, August 28, 2011

Saturday Tea Party-Stormy Sunday

Good Morning everyone! It is cloudy and rainy here in good ol' Florida this morning. Remnants of Hurricane Irene, naw, she's long gone as far as we are concerned, just a little thunder boommer moving to the east. I will say we need to pass along a few prayers for all those that did feel the rath of Hurricane Irene. So glad it didn't make land fall as a 3 or 4 storm, they are so scary. Looks like the sun may come out later so I'll just hide out in my craft room until then. We did get to enjoy some sunshine yesterday. The tea ladies and I met for our monthly tea up at Angel's Tea Room in Dade City. What a cute, quaint little town. Soooooo many antique shops and things to look at. The tea was absolutely delightful. The two ladies that were working it did an excellent job of taking care of our every need and the food was divine. Excellent chicken salad and the scones were to die for, yum!!! Lots of food too, had to bring half of it home, but that's ok, made for a nice quick dinner. Oh and I made the outfit too! Doesn't look like much here but the fabric is fall leaves with specks of gold glitter throughout. It turned out really good and it fit so well, almost like it was made for me, ha!!! It was a great day, well worth the trip!! Hope you have a great day as well, Hugs, ~Jody

Sunday, August 21, 2011

Shadow Box Card

Hi peeps, long time no blog, I know! I had some computer issues and I finally got all those taken care of so then I was able to get back to creating, yeah! This is a shadow box card that I made for my little sister for her birthday next Sunday. I was inspired by Sari Hanninen from Sweden. I stumbled across her blog a few weeks ago and she had a whole bunch of TH (tim holtz) inspired creations and this shadow box card really caught my eye. The frame on the cover was chipboard cut with my cricut and covered with paper on either side. Then I just poked a hole in the center of it and sprayed it with water from my mini mister. This allowed the chipboard to be torn a little easier and I just kept pushing out until it looked like it was fairly even on all sides. Then I stained the white core parts with TH walnut distress stain. Added some flowers and a bow and a few buttons and a door knob, of course. And know for the inside. The inside is the best part...................... drum roll please Can you see how the right side stands out a bit? It was a bit difficult to put together but once you got the hang of it, it worked out pretty well. I just love how it looks like you are looking in say a store front window or someone's living room window, not that we would really ever do that, lol! I made the 'window' first, then I made a book cover so to speak and attached the window to the back cover and decorated the other side. I used some TH papers, some Heart Warming Vintage papers that I printed free off their website and some pages from an old, OLD book that I bought at a garage sale years ago. The little viles (filled with colored water) and the weathered clock on the left are TH. The other clock is CTMH with some TH arts added on and the rest is just stuff I found in my stash. I heat embossed the happy birthday with black embossing powder so it would stand out. Here's a close up of the two sides. I just love the way it turned out. Need to make one for myself now, ha! Hope you have a good rest of the weekend and an even better week. Hugs, ~Jody

Saturday, August 13, 2011


Yeah!!!!!!!!!!! I have been having computer problems for the past couple of months so I had to completely recover my system. And guess what, I must have done something right because I can get on my blog again and all those other sites that I haven't been able to access. I'm so excited!!!! Welcome back Me!