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.

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!!!