Monday, December 31, 2007

Happy 2008!

Not doing anything here but working today and we will just grab some dinner and be home tonight early. Hope everyone has a safe and Happy New Year!

Thursday, December 27, 2007

How wonderful to receive...

Click on the photos to see them bigger, made them small to fit in lots of fun stuff!!

This is why I save up all my gifts...How fun is that???

Gift for the speed freak, Radar detector!!

Got Depp?? Arrgh...Show me your booty!!

Back by popular demand..Peace out!!!

Honey's favorite gift, socks, socks, and more socks!

Mamaw's new phone, wow cool!!

Hope everyone had a wonderful Christmas, and have a happy new year!!

Tuesday, December 25, 2007

Merry Christmas Everyone!

This is a beautiful song by Judy twice on the arrow to hear it!

Sunday, December 23, 2007

Happy Birthday Travis Carl!

Shinedown does an excellent cover of this Skynyrd tune! I love this song and it has become my signiture song for my son, I have always tried to teach him to be kind, good, and honest. Live a simple life and keep on the straight path, you can have a good life but you have to follow the rules and obey the laws. I love that he is kind and has a heart of gold and would help anyone who needs help, he has compassion, that is so important these days...keep up the good work Travis, I am proud of you and I love you very much!!

Thursday, December 20, 2007

Christmas comes early!

I love to give..I love to find the perfect gift for someone, I love to make just the right gift for someone...but give me something and I am at a complete loss, I get all tongue tied, I am so nervous and my thoughts are all jumbled, I am not comfortable in the receiving department but I can give till the cows come home and I am in my element, I am a true pisces, a giver.
But due to circumstances beyond my control, I had to open presents early..anyone who knows me knows I love to save up all gifts I get until christmas morning, but Travis was here and wanted me to open my presents with him...travis got me Elvis movies and a cd that I do not have..imagine that!! I love them!! Very cool presents!! Then Colleen called and wanted me to come over and open Mandy's gift she made me while Mandy was there...Oh my gosh!! What a gift....Mandy made this Altered album for me..the covers are glass tiles she drilled through and added hardware, and printed quotes on transparences, it is all embellished with charms and chain..Oh it is marvelous, I just can't stop admiring it, even Charlie said WOW, he was very impressed with the tools and hardware she had to use it was very impressive...I just love it, I am just not sure I can bring myself to put anything in it...maybe my 20th anniversary momentos when that happens in 2009! Thank You from the bottom of my heart!! I feel very special to recieve such a treasure! Words cannot describe my joy in having such a gift!

Wednesday, December 19, 2007

My Christmas Present!

Travis is visiting for 2 days, last night we opened gifts, he won't be back, he has too many friends and family in california to see on christmas so he flew out early to spend his birthday and christmas here with us.
He was born 24 years ago on Dec. 23, I got to take him home christmas eve 1983!
Merry Christmas and Happy Birthday Monkey Boy!!!

Sunday, December 16, 2007

Jewelry Christmas Party

Today was the big christmas party exchange at Mandy's house, wow, we had tons of great food and tons of love passed around! I had picked June's name and June had picked my name, how cool was that!!! June is a doll maker, I have always admired doll makers, my grandmother was a doll maker and she never got around to making me a doll, my grandma is now in a home suffering from alzhiemers and no longer knows who anyone is. So June pulling my name was a leap of faith...I now have a doll made from a real doll maker, and June made a doll to represent my cat Toby!! She will never know how special this is to me, I don't cry easily ( I have to be tough to get along in this world) but I did cry at home in private, I know the love that went into this gift and I will treasure him forever...Thank all my new friends I have made in jewelry class, you are true Gems!!

Mandy did a wonderful job hosting, her home was fabulous, don't you love how she decorated her table, WOW! I put a picture of mandy and otis and elvis, Troy was out being the wonderful husband he is and went christmas shopping for his wife while women over took his home, thanks Troy we had fun! There is a photo of me and my cat doll and June opening her Fairy necklace I had made for her, she was very happy! Everyone had fun, ate too much, and just enjoyed the time together. Here is a photo of the wonderful job June did in recreating Toby...what an amazing gift..Merry Christmas everyone!!

Saturday, December 15, 2007

Be Happy!

I had made this bracelet a couple classes ago, Colleen Mcgraw had found me the little bee charms for it, too cute! Well, today I made the pendant to go with it in class today! Wow I love it! I have to figure out what chain to hang it on and I need to add more bees and I am looking for yellow and black beads instead of the orange and black crystals, but I should have a nice set by the end of january! The copper and silver together is just marvelous! you have to cut and burn the copper then you hammer it, add a rivet to secure the two pieces together, lots of work and make the silver art clay piece!! Whew, everyones turned out great, what a fun class today!!!

Thursday, December 13, 2007


Just testing these things out, I love the pictures and stuff that people post on the myspace pages, so I thought I would try them out here, they are really cute and some are very funny, so look for me to post more every once in awhile! Here is a cute christmasy one!
MySpace Graphics

Tuesday, December 11, 2007

Vegas grub!

Just some notes on the food here in las vegas....if you are in the henderson area, run don't walk to Buon Gusto on horizon ridge and eastern in the albertsons parking lot, it is a little hole in the wall next to a subway..skip subway, this food is way worth it!! I have only eaten the chicken parmigian sandwich and the pasta salad but dang that is all I need to survive the rest of my life!! I am not joking this food is real italian made fresh with all the best ingredients...go eat there today!!
Another palce to eat, try the buffet at silverton, we went there to shop at the bass pro shop and ate breakfast there, very good food for a buffet!

Ok back to regular programming!! carry on...

Sunday, December 9, 2007

All you need!!

How gorgeous is this!! I took a silver art clay class today, Colleen is a great ring teacher...I made this!! Can you believe that..I made this ring!!! It starts out as as 15 grams of clay, a ball of clay and turns into this....I love it!

Saturday, December 8, 2007

Rat Pack Tribute

We went to see the Rat pack tribute at the greek isles casino, it was a really good show! I recommend it to anyone, they sing really well. The guy who sings Frank Sinatra did a great job.
Here is a little Frank for you now...

Friday, December 7, 2007

Shopping fun!

Yesterday Colleen McG invited me to go to Ralph Jones with her, ralph jones is a display place but they do christmas displays as well, so if you love to decorate for christmas then this is the place to go! We started off the morning with a wonderful peppermint mocha form starbucks in my very own get to keep the travel mug from Colleen, that was fabulous!
We arrived and I walked into christmas, they had trees decorated in every theme you could want, I loved the Vegas theme tree so I will work on that next year, because we know how much I love Las Vegas! But the Wine tree was cool too! Oh it was great! The one item I had to buy was this snowman for my snowmen decorations, he hangs from our dining room light fan with mistletoe, my polar express bell, my other snowman ornament, he is too cute.

Tuesday, December 4, 2007

Annual hat photos

Every year I have taken our grandson Ethan's photo in a santa hat, here is this years photo...
"Does this hat make me look cute?"Then I handed the camera over to him....not too bad for a 3 year old!!
I still have most of my head!

Monday, December 3, 2007

Music Monday!

I am in Barenaked Ladies mode...once you start listening to them you just can't stop. I can play the Rock Spectacle cd over and is a video for Brian Wilson song...I wanted to play Break your heart but could not find a video for that song!!

Saturday, December 1, 2007

New man in my life...

Every year I have to buy a new snowman for my collection, this year I got this 2 foot tall one for the corner, he has a chalkboard and you can count down the days until christmas on him, he is too cute!

Friday, November 30, 2007

Got them!

Ok I found Heart shaped ornaments at walmart. so I have peace and love on my tree! Oh and peace in brass for the top of the tree!!
Getting lots of presents wrapped and under the tree...I have the lights on and candles burning and christmas music playing all the time, I just love christmas time!

Thursday, November 29, 2007

House full of men! Snowmen!

Ok, Remember you can click on the photos to see them up close.
I have my peace doves on my tree, hoping we can have peace, love,
and all that for christmas! Hmm, maybe I will try to find heart
shaped ornaments for the tree too! Off to shop today!

Tuesday, November 27, 2007

Christmas cd's

I am working on my christmas cd cards, so here is a little sample for you...

Sunday, November 25, 2007

Long weekend!

Well, that was a long weekend, hope everyone had a great time, eating and shopping and eating and shopping. As for Me - I stayed home and made christmas presents in my craft room for 3 days! Wheeee! Got some great things made, sorry can't post them till after christmas so hang in there!
I will decorate the house next weekend...Dec. 1 and post photos!
It is nice and chilly here in Vegas now, 50's at night and high 60's during the day, got my sweaters out ...this could be my closet but I clean out my closet yearly and replace sweaters.

Sunday, November 18, 2007

Jingle bells, jingle bells!

Hey, don't forget christmas decorations come down from the attic this coming weekend, think I can make my house look like this...hee-hee!!
Christmas light on houses 2006 Night, Beverly Hills CA

Wednesday, November 14, 2007


This was my table at the Newcomer luncheon, I was selling my card bracelets and my bookmarks. They are fun and fast gifts for your friends and family! The card bracelets are 20.00 and the bookmarks are 10.00.

If you need a certain theme or special charm for a bookmark let me know and I will design one for you! I will try to get some up on etsy tomorrow or friday. I made 200.00 at the luncheon!

The food was great, vegetable lasagne and fruit salad and bread and cheesecake.

Lots of fun! Here is a picture of Ferne selling her Tastefully Simple stuff, geez, her table smelled great, she was making me hungry!!

Tuesday, November 13, 2007

Class #3 and #4

Class #3 was a resin class, I made the necklace to go with my bracelet..the resin bezels say "All you need is Love".
Class #4 was a bracelet in crystals so I made the bracelets to match my snowflake necklace I made in an earlier class!
I love them all, what fun!
Ok No more classes till the 26th when we play with silver art clay again!
Stay tuned for more fun in the sun....yes we still are in the 70's and 80's...ain't it cool!!

Sunday, November 11, 2007



Crew Cheif Chuck and his driver son Joe grabbed the ninth position in the number nine car!!

What is so amazing is the fact that the team was only 1 of 3 that even made the show from the locals in Vegas, the rest of the field were out of towners!

Congratulations on your top 10 finish!! We are very proud of the both of you!!

Saturday, November 10, 2007

Class #2

Wow, this was a wild class!! We had 8 people working at 3 stations! I made the crystal necklace first, then I moved on to the ring, this is my bluebird of happiness ring, fun ring to make out of sterling silver bezel, with a simple solder and then we drill a hole to hang a little bling, I chose a bird charm and blue crystal, love this!! The third station was very noisy due to the hammering involved, we took 14 guage silver wire and hammered out the end then slipped on a big bead, of course I had cat beads, then hammered the other end and drilled a hole to attach the ear ring piece, but of course I drilled a hole in the bottom part so I had to hang some crystals from the bottom, Hey some mistakes are the best mistakes!! A Big Thank you to Colleen McGraw our jewelry teacher, she is a real trooper and hangs in there with us through all the chaos we heap upon her and her home...we love you more then you will know!!!

Friday, November 9, 2007

Class #1

Just a little Christmas Bling for you! Loved this class, all you jewelry girls really missed out on this one, it is beautiful! It was just Betty and I in class.
Ok saturday is Jiffy jewelry stay tuned for more!!

Wednesday, November 7, 2007

Happy Music!

Ok this song makes me laugh!
I am doing much better even though work is stressing charlie and I out and we have way too much going on between the both of us, he has 4 days of racing going on for the fall classic, and I have 4 classes in a row starting friday so be prepared to see some fun stuff posted. We are looking forward to a break next weekend the 17th when we sneak away for some fun, in the meantime enjoy this song...

Monday, November 5, 2007

Music Monday!

Sunday was a yucky day, I wanted to crawl into bed and just stay there, which I did for 2 hours, I am sinking into a depression. I don't want to work on my projects, I don't want to do anything, just crawl under a rock. It takes about two weeks to talk myself up and out of this black cloud, I hate it. But I make myself get up and keep going it is the only way least I have music monday and that makes me smile, I love music monday and today I need this song...

Friday, November 2, 2007

Organize me!

Scrapbooking & stamping stuff, paper, idea books, magazines, also my altered items!

More scrapbooking aand stamping stuff, all drawers are labeled with what is inside!

This is my jewelry making section, all beads and magazines and jewelry supplies will be put here, Oh look I still have lots of room to fill up with more beads!!
I have been trying to organize so I will be ready to hibernate in my room this winter, I hate going out in the cold, so I usually get my house all in order before it gets cold so I can be nice and comfy cozy at home all winter!