A poem dedicted to my daughter.

The Life of an Epileptic

We are a unique breed
To be normal is all we plead.
For that wish runs away,
Because our true nature will haunt us till our last day.

For some, hope stays,
But for others, from this path we cannot stray.
For death to us is near,
For we do not know how long we may be here.

Because all it takes is one,
For our lives to be done.
For some the near death experience is real,
And for those the scars will never heal.

For this thing we can barely control,
And on us and others, it takes a toll.
For all we can do is guess and hope for the best,
And pray that God will take care of the rest.

For this is the life of an Epileptic,
For this is my cross to carry, and I accept it.

Written by: Aaron A.

Monday, December 31, 2007


I will be adding more Digi stuff but I spend ALOT of time dling cause I have dial-up :o(
But no fear, it dls while I sleep. I will also be offering some freebies of my designs and also
some brushes that I have converted to Gimp (with artist permission, of course).

So keep an eye on this blog!!!!

Another layout

This is another one I did, I just haven't put pics on it yet:

Paper & Buttons are DL @ ASB

Thanks for stopping by and stay tuned......
More to come!!!


I have just gotten into it and LOVE it!!! I have made a couple layouts:

This is a layout of combined creations. The paper is a DL @ ASB.
The buttons are mine. Don't laugh, I am learning :o)

I also created my own watermark. See it on the bottom of layout.

What have I gotten myself into now?

Well, I am a do it with my hands kinda person but, I am also a puter geek so, I thought I would try some digiscrapping and cardmaking. Hmmm......Am I in trouble now!!! hehehe I LOVE it!!!! Here is some of my first creations:

Christmas card made with a kit by Nicole Heady

An Anniversary Card made with a kit by Anne Schlegel @ ASB

Mother's day card. Kit by Anne Schlegel @ ASB

Will be posting layouts shortly!!!

Thanks for looking!!!!

Where have I been??

Nowhere actually.....I had a major modem meltdown on laptop. Bought new modem for desktop which was already shot. Couldn't install it cause modem runs off motherboard so had to buy external. Now working and had to switch everything over to desktop. Luckily alot of my art was stored on an external HD. So...I will be uploading quite a bit today so grab a cup of java, sit back and enjoy!!!

Wednesday, November 14, 2007

Tremendous Thursday Challenge

Ok, it is Thursday and that means a new Product
Challenge at A Shade of Blue. I have posted the
new challenge for this week and it is ribbon.
But there is a twist. No cards or layouts. I want
to see your creativity come alive!! Now dig in that
ribbon stash you have and see what you can come up with.

You do not have to do this particular item but here is mine,

Now remember it can be anything but a card or
layout. I will be choosing 1 person to
send a special gift out ofthe entrys
posted at ASB. Ok, now get crafting!!
Thanks for visiting!! Come back real soon, ya heah!!

Tuesday, November 13, 2007

War Eagle!!

At least that is what my eldest girl child would say!

She wanted to alter one of these and I think she did a fab job!! Don't you? She did this by herself and is sooo proud!

Thanks for visiting!!

Recipe Box Cont..

These are some of the section cards I made for this box. Can you say Christmas presents? :o) I printed the section names out with Word cause I wanted a pretty font.
I will post another accessory for this as soon as my Coluzze template decides to stop hiding!! hehe
Thanks for looking!!!

Monday, November 12, 2007

Recipe Box

It's not an ornament this time.
I decided I needed a new recipe
box so I got out mytin I have
had for months and altered it.
It took me two weeks to finally
decide on which paper to use.

This is my first try at one of
these! Whatcha think??

Paper: CTMH
Chipboard Alpha: Michael's
Misc: Ribbon, brads, silk flowers
Thanks for stopping by!!!

New Photography Challenge

The new Photo Challenge is
posted on ASB. Check it out
and play!! It's alot of fun!

This week's challenge is
Black & White Can be of
anything at all as long as it is
B&W. So lets see some
of your pics!

Here's mine:

My new neice, Chloe

Thanks for looking!!!!

A Shade of Blue Challenges

I have been chosen to do two
challenges on ASB. The Product
Challenge which is posted
every week on Thursday.
The new Photography
Challenge posted every week
on Sunday. Check out all
the challenges!! Looks to be
alot of fun!!!


I have been trying to post and I
couldn't get in to do it UGH!!!!
Oh well, maybe it will
work now :o)

Wednesday, November 7, 2007

More vellum origami

More origami!! I love paper folding!! This is an origami bell. Actually it is called a diamond and I turned it upside down. I added Swarovski crystals to the bottom.

Oval Ornament

I used the giga oval
punch for this one
and added Swarovski
crystals to the bottom.

Pinecone Ornament

This is a twist on
the pinecone
ornament. It is
made with wire
edged ribbon.

Gold ornament

This one is made
with the giga square
scalloped punch.
The metal snowflake
I painted with a
gold foil pen.

Tuesday, November 6, 2007

I have been tagged!!

I have been tagged by Alison at Alison's Angelic Whispers.

Thanks Alison!!!


1. Link to the person that tagged you and post the rules on your blog.

2. Share 7 random and/or weird facts about yourself (on your blog, we all want to know them).

3. Tag 7 random people at the end of your post and include links to their blogs.

4. Let each person know that they've been tagged by leaving a comment on their blog.

My 7 facts...

1. My favorite tv shows are CSI (all of them). LOVE forensics!!!!

2. Coffee is a staple for me ;o) !!

3. I LOVE all kinds of crafts!

4. I love to hunt!! Nothing like it!!

5. Southern born and raised but would love to live up north!!

6. Absolutely love Christmas!! Never forget the reason for the season!!

7. I am a fanatic about my bed. ABSOLUTELY NO WRINKLES!! (remember the Princess and the Pea? LOL!!)

Ok, no to tag 7 people.......

Just Give Me Stamps....

Senovia Designs

Storm's Cellar

Stamp Crazy

Paper Blessings

Shabbychick Junk

Doodle Blog

Ok, that's it. I hope everyone will play!!

And some oldies....

Start with a card or two.

Spring Card

These are projects that I did a while back. All stamps, paper and ink are CTMH.

In this card the Friend stamp is stamped on vellum.

Asian Fan

This one was fun to do! The spaces in between the fan pieces are heat embossed using sticker paper. No embossing pad needed!!

Accordian Book

This wasmade with mat board scraps from the local framing shop but can be done with coasters.

Accordian Book

The inside. A really fun and easy project!!

6X6 Album

This is all handmade except for the page inserts which are also from CTMH.
More mat board here.

This was also alot of fun to make!!

Well, that's about it for today and I really appreciate everyone visiting my blog!! I really like to show my work and hopefully inspire!!!

Some new projects...


This was a challenge at ASB.
I made the envelope and then
made a couple of bags out of it.
These would be great for small
Christmas gifts!!

Paper: Paper Studio

Stamps: TAC

Ink: SU

Misc: Coluzzle, Ribbon, Metal Snowflakes, crystal Brads

More Ornaments

I LOVE making these!! Just soak your dominos in bleach overnight to remove the shine. Stamp your image and color in with Sharpies. Seal with a spray sealer. Used Red Line Tape to apply ribbon. You can also change the look of these if you soak them in tea after bleach. Gives them an aged look!!

Stamps: CTMH

Ink: Palette Black, Sharpies

Misc: Ribbbon, Red Line Tape, Bleach, Glitter Glue

Thanks for looking and I won't be gone so long next time!!!

Wednesday, October 17, 2007


Ok, here we go......

A - Artistic (I think) ;o)

N - Nature Loving

N - Nitwit hahahaha!!

Now to tag some others......

A - Angela at Creations by Angela

N - No Time To Stamp

N - Nicely Done

Ok, how's that???

Thanks for checkin' out my blog!!!!

Origami and Vellum........

Ok, here they are!! These are so easy to make and turn out soooo pretty!! These can be used for small gift boxes, candy boxes, and I use them as ornaments on my tree. There are no brads used in these. The brads are there only for reference purposes. The brads are Reg. size Making Memories. I thought this would give an idea of the size of the boxes. They can be made any size using a square piece of material (vellum, cardstock, pp) of your choosing. Mine are made with printed vellum for top and plain vellum for bottom. If there is interest, I will post a tutorial.

Vellum: CTMH
Misc: Ribbon

Thanks for stopping by!!!

Tuesday, October 16, 2007


Well, lookie here!! I have been tagged by Angie over at Creative Inkspirations!! Thanks dear ;o) I will take care of this afterwhile. Gotta come up with some things about me based on my middle name. Hmm, shouldn't be hard, it's only three letters. Just don't ask my DH, we might be here a while......HAHAHA!!!!

See ya in a bit.......

Still Here.....Sorta :o)

Yep, I think so!! hehe I have been dealing with an absessed tooth for the better of a week and it's about to get me. I am feeling some better right now so I will prolly be back posting in full swing later today or tomorrow.
I have a real goodie to show y'all. Hint: Vellum and Origami!!! Hmmmm, what could it be???? Stay tuned......

Monday, October 1, 2007

No need to adjust your monitor....

You are not seeing things either. I have gone pink. Oct. is Breast Cancer Awareness Month and I have gone pink in honor of this event. Awareness is the key. If you have never had a mammogram, get it done!! If it's time for another one, make that appointment!! Get it done!!! Early detection is a BIG deal!! Get it done!!!!

Thanks for stopping by!!!

Get it done!!! :o)


This one was done for the Sketch Challenge last week at ASB.

I absolutely love this stamp set from TAC. You can get it free!! Ask me how!!

Stamps: Partridge-TAC, Sentiment- TAC

Paper: Kamalaht-TAC, DCWV


Misc: Ribbon, Brad

Thanks for looking!!!

More Ornaments

I made a couple more of these. They are also on ASB.

Thanks for looking!!!!

Green Tree

Ok, another challenge from ASB. Great stuff over there!!! You need to visit!!!

Stamps: Tree-unknown, Love-TAC GWP
Paper: DCWV
Misc: Gold Mesh ribbon, mini brads
Ink: Versacolor

Thanks for looking!!!

Wednesday, September 26, 2007


Another fall card for an ASB Chal-lenge. Will post info shortly. I have been totally moving my house around and I am fizzlesprung. So I am going to take a rest.

Here is the recipe!!

Stamps: TAC
Paper: DCWV
Ink: Versacolor
Misc: Coluzzle, Giga Punch, Brads, Ribbon

Thanks for looking!!!

Autumn Slendor

This is a fall card I did today for a challenge at ASB. Will post info shortly.

Here is the recipe!!

Stamps: CTMH
Paper: DCWV
Ink: Versacolor, Colorbox
Misc: Ribbon, Brads, Natural string

Thanks for looking!!!

More Snowflakes!!

I did another snow-flake card. This one is for another challenge at ASB. Will post info on it shortly.

Stamps: TAC
Paper: My stash
Ink: Versacolor
Misc: Brads, Metal Snowflakes, Ribbon
Technique: Faux Framing

Thanks for looking!!

Sunday, September 23, 2007

Pinecone Ornament

Love doing these!!! This was posted in a challenge at ASB. Got the info on these in some of my blog hopping. As soon as I figure out which one, I will link it here.
Okey Dokey, here is the tutorial on these: Amanda Sewell's Blog, Inkspirations does a glorious job explaining it. Have fun!!

Paper: The Paper Studio
Misc: 3" styrofoam ball, pins, ribbon, tough fingers ;o)

Thanks for looking!!


This card was made for two chal-lenges over at ASB. Y'all need to hop on over there and check it out! It's a great site!!
This is for the Tech. Challenge-Debossing by Anne and the Card Sketch Challenge by Trudy.

Paper: Navy and white cardstock
Stamps: Snowflakes-TAC, BeAuthentic-TAC
Ink: VersaColor Atlantic
Misc: Fiskars Texture Plates, Cuttlebug, Brads, Ribbon

Thanks for looking!!!

Friday, September 21, 2007

Criss Cross Card Craze

They are everywhere. On just about every blog I visit. Sooooo, I just had to try them and I liked this design so much, I made two so far, hehehe!!! Both of these were posted in a challenge at ASB.

Pattern Paper: The Angel Company
Stamps: The Angel Company
Misc: Fiber, crystal brads, flowers

Pattern Paper: K&Co.
Stamps: Flourish-Rhonda Farrer, Best Wishes-unknown
Misc: ribbon, brads, Stampin' Up slit punch and Word Window punch,
1/8 inch round punch, stapler

Thanks for looking!!!

Thursday, September 20, 2007

Altered Notebook

Ok, it's been a while since I posted so I figured I would post an altered art item I have been working on. This is an altered notebook. I just love doing these!!!! This was posted in a challenge at ASB.

Papers: Daisy D's
Stamp: unknown
Misc: Flowers-Wal mart, Brads, ribbon,
charms, drywall tape, natural string

Thanks for looking!!

See ya later! Sooner next time ;o)

Sunday, July 22, 2007


Hi and WELCOME to my blog!! Glad you found it!! I started this so I could showcase my creations. I will be showing items in cardmaking, scrapbooking, paper crafting, altered art, jewelry making, beading, and sewing. I will also be posting how-to's in these crafts. If you like crafts, this is this place to be!!!!
More to come!!!