I love to scrap, then frame the page. It freezes that particular special moment in time.

There are so many snapshots in our lifetime. Sometimes when we are out as a family, and I do not have my camera, I close my eyes and take a snapshot with my mind. I call upon these "special snapshots" when I miss that particular time in my life. On those lucky days, when I have had my camera, I love to scrap that day, frame it and hang it up on the wall. Every so often, I take it down and replace it with another memory or a new adventure. I find such happiness and peace in placing my memories on paper...

Monday, May 12, 2014

Happy Monday!
Just finished a week FULL of parties and celebrations for my daughters Sweet 16th Birthday!  We had so much fun!  I took her and 4 friends to Ocean City.  They are wonderful young adults.  I truly enjoyed listening to their laughter and conversation.  And my daughter?  She is truly "Sweet at 16!"  I am truly blessed to have such a wonderful young lady as a daughter.
Now.....what's next for me?  I have a few ideas as to what I would like to do.  I will keep you posted!  LOL

Until then, Have a great day and remember to.....

Wednesday, May 7, 2014

First Vendor Fair went well!!!

I survived my FIRST vendor Fair and then had another one last Sunday!  I met a lot of nice people and made some good connections. I have to say, it is mentally draining!  LOL  All the pressure is on you.  In the end, it was all worth it.  Time to push through and prepare for the next show!  

Lesson learned- I created many things for the past two shows that are "not my style."  Pretty, but not me. It takes me so much longer to create a piece that is not me. Understand?  However, most folks don't care for distressed goods and I LOVE IT! So, what to do?  If I want to make money I need to make what the people want?  If I want to be happy, make what I love?  I guess I will ponder this for a bit.         Any suggestions??

Have a great day and remember...MAKE GOOD CHOICES!

Wednesday, April 9, 2014


My FIRST Vendor fair is fast approaching and I am READY! (I think?)  LOL

We have had a lot of craziness going on and yet we have still managed to get things done.  You know when you really, really, really, rely on something and it goes to heck just when you need it most?  Yup!  My computer keyboard went NUTS!  Double typing letters like it was possessed!  Thanks to my nephew, Dan, I will be all fixed today.  This dinosour I am using right now has served me well, but it can't do the magic I need right now. So, blah.blah, blah.....The Show Goes On!!!

I am hoping that I have chosen all the right things to bring with me.  I am sure there will be lessons learned. So, wish me luck!!!

Wednesday, April 2, 2014

Busy, busy, BUSY!

I have been very busy getting ready for my FIRST VENDOR FAIR!  I am sure many have you have 50+ of these under your belt. For me, this is a whole new adventure! I worry- will I have enough? Will people like my items? The weather? Yup! I worry about EVERYTHING! LOL.  If you have any advice, I am open for suggestions on making this a great and fun experience!
I also have some strange happenings on my laptop?? No time for this!! TOO BUSY FOR THIS!!! Hopefully, it can and will be fixed this week! :-)
Thanks for stopping by! Come back often. There is a lot going on!
And remember to..... MAKE GOOD CHOICES! :-). 

Here is a glimpse at what I have ready for the show so far...

Friday, March 21, 2014

Feeling like a Domestic Goddess!

Good Friday Morning!  Today is supposed to be warmer. Maybe even 50 degrees!  After the winter we have had here in NJ, 50 is HOT!  LOL
I wanted to share with you this morning another "Box Full of Happy" card that I made for the Spring Show.  I have been making many boxes in colors and mediums that I am not used to working with. This causes me to move- v e r y...s l o w l y....UGH As hard as I try, I am not a clean, crisp, girly paper, kinda gal.  I admire those of you that can, I just can't for a few reasons.  So, by using the papers and colors I like, it went along very quickly!!!  I am going to try my hand today at making some pinwheels and accordion flowers for my sister. In pastels.....OY!   LOL

Have a great day and remember to..... MAKE GOOD CHOICES!

Wednesday, March 19, 2014

More Boxes full of SURPRISE!

I had a few more Surprise boxes I made that I wanted to share with you. Each box has coordinating tags in three of the pockets. These can be used to journal, inserting a gift card or for adhering small photos.  The forth flap(or pocket) is for writing your message to the recipient.  This IS your card, so write in it!  Make it personal.  These are a gift and card all in one. 

Enjoy!  Remember......Make good Choices!!!  

A Beauty, framed

This is my baby, 14 years ago! How time flies. The frame is a 12 x 12 scrapbook frame. I handmade the flowers and filled the flower cluster with tulle. I had a lot of fun making this one. Distressed! Right up my alley! Enjoy! Have a great day and remember.....MAKE GOOD CHOICES!!!