Wednesday, November 24, 2010

Saturday, May 8, 2010

Wishing all those Mothers a Happy Mothers Day!

To all those Mommies may your day be blessed with love,
hugs, and remembering you are indeed special.
Without Mother's love,
no one would know what unconditional love truely is!!
God Bless,

Friday, May 22, 2009

Hope for Sweet Emma Benefit

This little girl, needs some help!! I am posting this on my blog as this touches my heart, Emma lives in my town. Please visit her site, and if you are feeling generous please go to her caringbridge site to help her and her family out.

Background Story

On Januray 27, 2009 Emma was diagnosed with a Diffuse Intrinsic Pontine Glioma (DIPG) brain tumor, located on her brainstem. Due to the complex location of the tumor, doctors are unable to biopsy or surgically remove it. She has gone through 6 weeks of radiation treatment in hopes that the tumor has stopped growing. She has done an amazing job and we are so proud of her!!

Just before Christmas 2008, Emma began noticing that her right eye wasn't keeping up with the left one and occasionally noticed double vision. We then noticed when she turned a certain way, her eye was not staying on track and immediately took her to an eye doctor. She was then referred to an Opthalmologist, who did a variety of testing and decided to consult with Emma's regular Pediatrician. A routine MRI scan was ordered on January 27th, and we were notified of the results immediately and on our way to Children's Hospital in Minneapolis later that afternoon. She loves Children's and is looking forward to spending more time there! Her positive attitude and willingness to be so compliant with the numerous tests she has gone through is absolutely amazing! It is hard to be sad when she is around, because she continues to light up the room with her energy. We are welcoming all prayers and continue to be optimistic as Emma begins her radiation on Monday, February 2nd. She will have radiation Mon-Fri for 6 weeks, and will have a repeat MRI on April 23rd to see the results. She will still be able to go to school and continue doing everything an outgoing 7-year-old does! We will do the best we can to update her progress and condition and would like to thank everyone for their love and support through this all.

Love and Prayers,

Mike, Tara, Emma and Abby

If anyone wishes to send her cards, you are more than welcome to send them to the only address I have found was where to send her donations if you are not able to do it online: Klein Bank c/o Emma Fogarty Benefit Fund P.O. Box 85 Waconia, MN 55387
Thank you for keeping a little one like Emma in your prayers and thoughts!

Thursday, April 30, 2009

Ladies Weekend Fave Cards

It was nice to get away from the hussle and bussle of being at home and spending time with my SIL's. We had fun and got a few things done... but the amount of crafting had nothing to do with the time well spent together...

These are my two fave cards, I had another one but already sent it before taking the picture... oops me bad...

:-) Smiles & Happy Crafting!!
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Tuesday, April 21, 2009

Kami's 9x9 Accordian Album

Now funny thing about this accordian you can see on her blog... is that this was the one of the most fun I have had, bugging my SIL in using her "pretties".

As she puts she is a collector... well her collection was getting a little too big... so I helped her downsize... Lucky her!!

I think we did an awesome job, check it out and see for yourselves!


Thursday, March 19, 2009

WOW I have been busy...

Sorry its been so long since my last blog!!

Between the holidays, taxes, & daily life stresses, kid sports activities, and our current 2 week vacation... We have been very busy!!

So I am sorry to all my followers and those that have popped on here recently, I plan on getting this blog all put back in order... so patience is required... :-)

:-) Smiles everyone!!
Chin UP!

Saturday, December 13, 2008

Jell-O Cookies: Great for Christmas & Easter!

Jello cookies... just thinking about them, makes me want to make more. I love making these cookies for Christmas & Easter. I wanted to share with you these are fun and easy to make... :-) Follow Me on Pinterest

Jell-O Cookies

3 ½ C Flour
1 tsp. baking powder
1 1/2 C butter
1 C sugar
1 3 oz pkg jello, any flavor
1 egg
1 tsp. vanilla

Mix the flour with baking powder. Cream butter. Gradually add sugar and Jell-O, beating well. Beat in egg and vanilla. Gradually add flour mixture, beating well. Roll out and cut with cookie cutters and bake at 400* for 8 min. or until golden brown. (Very nummy!!)

Love to hear what you think when you make them... My fave is strawberry or lime... What's yours??

Tuesday, December 9, 2008

Celebrate Card

This card was done with Chalk Embossing & using Clear Embossing powder over the image, then I added some glitter to perk it up.

Monday, December 8, 2008

Win Paper Before You Can Buy It!

Win Paper Before You Can Buy It!
Do you love blogging too? Close To My Heart Founder, Jeanette Lynton, has been bitten by the blog bug! And right now, she is having a raffle for free Spring 2009 paper! Just make a post to her blog of your favorite paper packet and how you use it!

Good luck!!

Note: This was taken verbatim from Beth's blog, visit her blog for some inspiration!

Scrapper in Training.... Oh Kitty!

First let me explain, Bella for some reason always wants to be with me when scrapping... She has a fascination with everything I am doing, whether it be stamping to using the heat tool. She just crawls into my scrap bag and hangs out. Now if I need something I just have to go under her to get it.. nope she won't move.

Bella's Favorite Scrapping Tools:
My sponges, My pencils & markers, Papers that fall to the floor, and my daubers.

She is a thief and I need to watch her closely for she is known to be taking away my sponges and daubers on a whim.

This was just too cute and had to share... Bella with her Furry Brothers Toby (left) & Loki (right)

Thanks for listening to me ramble tonight... :-)

My Favorite Tutorials ;-)

If you have any favorites you would wish to share, please email me! Also, there are 30+ tutorials here! When you push play bring cursor to the bottom and you can scroll... Clear as Mud ;-)


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Relax with Nature

The best remedy for those who are afraid, lonely or unhappy is to go outside, somewhere where they can be quiet, alone with the heavens, nature and God. Because only then does one feel that all is as it should be and that God wishes to see people happy, amidst the simple beauty of nature. I firmly believe that nature brings solace in all troubles.
- Anne Frank