Sunday, March 31, 2013

April Followers CANDY!!!!!

It ain't chocolate but it's still good CANDY!!!!
Hello Everyone
It's a new month and I want to give away some candy.
As you know I posted about this cute little denim bag and marker holder/roller that I made to give to someone special.  Well the someone special is a follower who is yet to be determined.
So, my CANDY for April is:
this cute little denim tote
a marker holder/roll that holds alcohol based markers
and last but certainly not least I added
15 new Promarkers

Satin, Blush, Dusky Pink, Baby Pink, Cocktail Pink, Berry Red, Blue Pearl, China Blue,
Pastel Beige, Apple, Brunt Sienna, Cinnamon, Amethyst, Mustard, Canary

I purchased some of my favorite colors and I hope you like them also.
Enter use the Rafflecopter below

You must be a follower of Sew Crafty Angel to be eligible to win
Bloglovin', G+ and a comment are mandatory

Twitter and Pinterest are optional but I'd really appreciate if you would follow me there also


Wednesday, March 27, 2013

Sweet Rebecca Card

Hello Everyone
Hope you had a wonderful day.
I could not wait to color and decorate the new Cuddlebug Cuties digi, Rebecca.
She is just beautiful.  I love the elegance she exudes. 
She's the perfect digi for a prom or graduation card.  I just think she is lovely. 
Hope everyone is having fun decorating her also.
This card is actually going to be for my daughter. 
I made it a flat card vs folded and I intend to add a comment to the blank blue area, 
I wanted that area to be hand written from mom.
Hope she likes it too.
Till next time

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Remember the 80's

Hello Everyone
Does Anyone Remember the 80's Hair
I remember it well, I had it for years. 
I found these awesome photos on Pinterest that I just had to show you.
Who knows, it may make a comeback!
Let's start our fashion show with a family photo.
 This guy was just to cool.  I had a rule that I never dated guys with better hair than I had.
Hey, a girls gotta have some standards, right?

Ah, the happy prom couple.  Aren't they sweet.
The beautiful Whitney had it going on too. 
Of course Whitney looked good no matter what hair she was wearing. 
That's just not fair.

Here we have a glamour makeover photo.  How long do you think this do took to achieve?

Even Barbie was an 80's lady

 This beautiful young lady probably spent hours and a lot of hair supplies to achieve this look.
Hair like this don't just happen you know.

My daughter had the hair below for a while. 
Kinda looks like she got scared and it made her hair stand straight up, huh

This guys hair is just "all that, right? He's just to cool" Right?
I had this glorious hair for a few years.  It really made it hard to find your face sometimes. 
When the wind blew it looked like I was caught in a tornado and was going to take flight at any moment.

And let me introduce you to the culprit that caused it all to happen.
Yes ladies and gentlemen, It's Aqua Net, tried and true friend.
This stuff would stick anything together for the hold of a lifetime. 
How high can we go!

Well, there you have it folks.  The 80's hair on parade.
All these photos are compliments of Pinterest.
Hope you enjoyed the walk down memory lane.

Monday, March 25, 2013

Bloglovin' Party

With the big announcement by Google that the are ending Google reader, there has been a huge push to move towards Bloglovin'.   So in order to help our members to move toward that platform Cuddlebug Cuties and I got together and created an awesome giveaway to celebrate.
If you're already a Bloglovin' follower of both Cuddlebug Cuties and Sew Crafty Angel leave a comment below and you are entered in the candy drawing.  If you haven't started following via Bloglovin' yet, follow Cuddlebug Cuties and Sew Crafty Angel and leave a comment below to enter the drawing.  You can find both of our Bloglovin' follow buttons on our left side bars.
Drawing ends April 8, 2013
and a winner will be chosen April 9, 2013

Sunday, March 24, 2013

Snow Day

Hello Out There
Has anybody seen the sun. 
I'm snowed in and it's still coming down.  I'm so tired of snow. 
I long for sun on my face and warmth in the air. 
I want to play outside with Jacob without 10 layers of clothing.

Oh well, I guess I will have to live with it so Jacob and I made some chocolate loaf with extra chocolate chips and chocolate chip cookies and you all are invited to share them with us.

Do you want coffee or hot chocolate?

See you soon


Saturday, March 23, 2013

Marker Holder

Hello Everyone
If you remember a bit ago I made a small denim bag that I showed you in a post. 
I stated in that post that I was working on an insert pouch for the bag. 
Well here it is.  I made a pouch for use with alcohol based makers. 
This pouch is made to hold markers like Promarkers, Prismas, Copic.
 It holds 15 markers, rolls up to go into the bag so you can take it with you.
I've been working on this little kit as a gift.
I'll be telling you more about that in a couple of days. 
It turned out pretty well.  Check out my photos below. 
Leave me a comment and let me know what you think. 
Hope you all had a creative day.
PS:  I appreciate you all.  Thanks for being you.

Thursday, March 21, 2013

Blueberry Breakfast Loaf

Hello Everyone
I wanted to share this little semi-homemade treat with you.
I love blueberries and cake, so what could be more perfect.  This is so simple and your whole house smells wonderful.  I love to cook but my time is limited now with Jacob into everything.  So between kissing owies and cleaning up spills, dirty diapers, torn magazines, milk on the wall, spaghetti in the hair, bed covers pulled to the floor, toilet paper rolls tossed in the toilet, bath water everywhere, toys that I've tripped on, coffee that I spilled, dirt clots that Jacob stuck in his pocket as a "pesant" for mommy, oh sorry, you get the point.  Anyway in my spare time I've had to resort to semi-homemade foods.  So without further ramblings from a tired mommy, here's my creation.

This is so simple.  Take 2 packages of Betty Crocker Blueberry muffin mix, add 1 tablespoon of butter, 1 tablespoon of orange juice and a cup of fresh blueberries.  The orange juice will bring out the fresh sweet taste of the blueberries and the butter adds flavor and texture.  Mix with water and bake for 25 minutes and my family comes sniffing through the house.  Jacob loves this little loaf and I love making it for my favorite little man.
Hope you like it.

Wednesday, March 20, 2013

Scrapbook Page

Hello Everyone,

I am working on some scrapbook pages and I wanted to introduce you to more of my children. 
Please say hello to Graci, Faith and Emma.  These are miniature pinchers who think they are pit bulls.  They are little dogs with big personalities.

Momma Graci is stealthy.  She will sneak up on a visitor before they know she is in their vicinity.  The postman just loves her. 

Then we have sweet little Faith.  She is fearless.  She is the smallest of the group and afraid of nothing.  Her favorite game is "kick butt" and she don't care whose butt she is kicking.  We have 3 huge dogs on the hill next to us and they make her so angry when they start whining, she really reads them the riot act.  She's as cute as she can be and she puts her legs around your neck and hugs you.  But as I said, don't let that sweet little puppy act fool ya, pitbull at heart. 

Last but certainly not least is Emma.  Emma is like a bull in a china shop.  She's without a doubt the clumsiest dog I've ever seen.  She is just loppy.  She falls over her own feet, falls off the swing for no apparent reason, runs and falls over a twig, basically she is dumber than a bag of rocks and as sweet as candy.  Everybody loves Emma. 

Below is my scrapbook page of the girls.  As you can see Emma is camera shy.

Thanks for visiting. 
All my best

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Monday, March 18, 2013

Cow in a New Dress

Hello Everyone
Hope everyone had a great weekend.
Jacob is asleep so I can work on my blog now.
Life around my house is never without something to do.  Whew, I'd forgotten how hard it is taking care of a little one.  I feel as if I run from the time I wake up until he tires out for the night. 
I guess that's why we have children in our youth.  I could probably write an entire blog about having children in your middle age.  Of course it is good that I have a full life of knowledge to better care for him and I've been a nurse forever which keeps me from being in the pediatricians office weekly. 
Now, I just need a caffeine IV to keep my energy up.  I am drinking about 10 coffee a day now as sleep is no longer an option.  LOL
However I have been working on an Easter present for a sweet little girl.
She loves animals, so I purchased this cute little cow at Walmart and started working on this little ruffled dress for her.  It's far from perfect but I like it anyway.  I've got some more work to do but so far, so good.  I have enough material for a little cap but I'm not sure how to make it yet. 
I'll figure something out, I still have time.  It won't be perfect but I think she will like it.
She gave Jacob his first kiss so she won my heart and I have to do something special for her.
Jacob of course pushed her away and said, "Yuck" but she didn't seem to mind.
Hope you like it.



Sunday, March 17, 2013

Singer Limited Edition 160 Sewing Machine Gift

Hello Everyone
Hope you are having a great weekend. 
I wanted to share my joy with you all. 
My husband and daughter surprised me with an Easter gift today and it is so awesome.  First, some background.  I love to sew. 
I'm not good with a pattern but I can free-style sew just about anything I set my mind to.  
I have 3 sewing machines and they all do different things.  One is just a regular plain sewing machine with average 52 stitch capability, another does embroidery and has like a million different stitches and functions and the 3rd one is an old singer that has personality.
My husband is such a romantic in his old age. 
It took 32 years but I think he's finally got it, lol.
Now, without further ramblings,  Tah Dah.
Below I noted the features in case anyone is looking to purchase one
The Singer 160 limited edition sewing machine. Created to commemorate Singer's 160 year anniversary by taking design cues from the past while introducing their simplest and most easy to use machine available.
  • OneTouch stitch selection of 24 built-in stitches for numerous clothing and decorative sewing uses
  • Direct stitch selection sets optimal stitch settings for best results
  • Most popular stitch patterns: 6 basic, 4 stretch and12 decorative
  • 2 fully automatic 1-step buttonholes for professional results at the touch of a button
  • 13 needle positions for precise stitching and inserting zippers, cording and topstitching
  • Maximum sewing speed of 750 stitches per minute-sew projects quickly
  • Extra large sewing space - Machine's arm measures 14.7'
  • More spacious work area for quilting, home decor sewing or other larger projects
  • Easily personalize your projects by overriding automatic stitch adjustment
  • Automatic reverse - reinforces your stitch
  • Center zigzag taper stitch - tapers to the center for a more attractive look
  • 7mm stitch width - maximum width for satin, decorative and other stitches
  • Automatic tension for stable stitch quality on any type of fabric
  • Exclusive underplate for making buttonholes possible in places that conventional buttonhole devices cannot easily reach
  • Drop & Sew bobbin system; insert bobbin, place thread in channel and start sewing
  • SwiftSmart threading system with automatic needle threader for simple one-touch threading - Simply guide thread directly from spool to needle area through a single groove and thread needle by just pressing the lever
  • Horizontal threading - feeds thread more evenly, reducing poor stitch formation and thread breakage
  • DC motor - instant start-up and stop with no coasting for accurate and precise stitches
  • 3 StayBright LED lights - Illuminate yoursewing surface for optimal viewing -Bulbs last 100,000 hours and stays cool
  • Quick View Stitch Setting -when length or width of a stitch is changed, the corresponding LED light turns yellow to notate the change
  • Removable and convenient accessories storage compartment
  • Extra-high presser foot lifter for sewing bulky fabrics or multiple layers
  • Presser foot sensor -ensures an easy start and reduces the chance of thread bunching
  • Free arm -easy access to cuffs, collars, pant hems and other difficult-to-reach areas
  • Drop feed for free-motion embroidery, monograms and button sewing
  • Automatic presser foot pressure control - sew from the lightest-weight tricots to heavy denim without making presser foot pressure adjustments
  • 7-segment feeding system - more accurate fabric feed
  • Box feed - moves feed-dogs in a box motion for perfect and equal contact with the fabric and presser foot
  • Snap-on presser feet - change easily without using a screwdriver
  • Heavy-duty metal frame for overall durability and skip-free sewing
  • Black with goldtone filigree embellishments - Features the original 'bird in flight' design featured on many Singer machines more than a century ago
  • BONUS - Flower Stitch Foot - Fun stitch adds a floral flair to your projects

  • Best

    Thursday, March 14, 2013

    Thursday Link Party #1

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    Wednesday, March 13, 2013

    Denim Bag

    Hello Everyone
    Hope you all had a wonderful day.  Mine was full as always. 
    Jacob has more energy than I know what to do with. 
    However I've been working on a special project.  I love playing with denim.  I've lived in jeans all my life.  So I guess it's only natural that I like making crafts out of denim. 
    Below is a little bag/purse that I've been working on. 
    I've got a special event coming up soon and I wanted to create something for the occasion. 
     It's actually going to be a gift. 
    I purchased a new pair of jeans and created the bag from them. 
    I also like buttons and they make such cute decorations. 
    The buttons are attached with ric rac to laced trim. 
    I found some clear plastic handles that I thought went well with it at Joann's. 
    The little pockets are small for a cell phone or whatever you wanted to carry.
    I have a little insert that I'm working on and will post it when I have it completed. 
    Anyway, I hope you like my little creation.  I'm having fun working on it.
    Have a great day or night depending on where you are.

    Sunday, March 10, 2013

    Liebster Award

    This award is designed to be a blog award that represents "Paying it Forward".
    I'm very excited to tell you that Berina at   has given me the Liebster blog award!  The purpose of this award is that once a person has been nominated they Thank the person who gave it to them and the nominee awards it to 5 other blogs that they like that have fewer than 200 followers to encourage visitors in hopes that they will want to follow and encourage these bloggers onward to success and reaching their individual goals for their blogs.
    I have found so many AWESOME blogs that it has been really difficult to choose only 5.

    So, with that being said, here are 5 blogs that I encourage you to visit and show them your love and support.

    Show them a little blogland love. 
    Thanks to Berina for giving me this awesome award!


    Bethany Card

    Hello Everyone
    Hope you all had a wonderful weekend. 
    Jacob is definitely an outside baby, he continually points to the door and wants "out".  
    With the warm weather arriving it's all I can do to keep him inside.
    This isn't bad because I'd stay outside 24 hours a day if it were possible. 
     I can't wait for spring so I can start planting flowers and playing in the dirt.  Now with Jacob here I will always have a reason for being dirty.  Speaking of being dirty; is there anyone out there with a toddler that can tell me how to keep my cloths clean for more than 20 minutes?  
    Oh well, that's why they made washing machines.  It's all good.
    Now, on to my new Cuddlebug Cutie digi.  I love this little Bethany.  I just went with soft, pale colors for her.  I live in jeans so she was just my sort of girl.  Hope you like her and enjoy coloring her as much as I did. 
    Keep creating everyone

    Saturday, March 9, 2013

    I've got CANDY!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    Hey Everyone, don't forget to enter our March Madness Giveaway. 
    Sew Crafty Angel & Cuddlebug Cuties are doing a

    March Madness Giveaway

    worth over $200 USD!

    It includes a huge lot of papercrafting materials in a handcrafted Cuddlebug Cuties stamped box.

    There's so many goodies in this box. Stickers, paper, ribbon, washi tape, gemstones, pearls, flowers, and more. There are so many beautiful embellis in this lot, you'll be set when making your cute creations. And the box is absolutely beautiful! Perfect for storing all your treasures.

    Come on over and join the fun!  One lucky follower will win all this treasure.

    Friday, March 8, 2013

    Happy Face :)

    Hello Everyone,

    I have a story I just have to share with you this morning.
    We got up just like always with the dogs barking at the crack of dawn, normal.
    We always gather in the kitchen and talk for a few minutes as a family before we begin our hectic day.  Again, just like normal.  So my husband goes to the family room to let the dogs out to do their business and I go to the counter to make coffee for everyone while my oldest daughter goes to the bathroom to do her business.  Nothing unusual here, right? 
    I have a Keurig so I stand at the counter making everyone their favorite coffee with each favorite creamer flavor.  Sounds nice doesn't it; sitting around chatting with the aroma of your favorite coffee brewing in the air.  Ummm.
    So everyone is busy doing whatever they need to do quickly so we can gather again and sip coffee. 
    For some odd reason I have this bad habit of forgetting to close the fridge door while I'm making coffee, it's like I have a mental block or something for the door.  Anyway, the fridge door is open, and I hear the baby laughing as he is playing in the fridge.  Again, nothing out of the ordinary, I'm standing 3 foot away from him, so no big deal, right. 
    I'm humming away lost in my own little world in my mind, baby is playing and giggling, life is good.   By the way, I have a big double door fridge with ledges at the bottom large enough for Jacob to sit on them.  Jacob loves to sit on the ledge and kick his feet when the door is open and talk to me about all the treasures he finds in there. 
     Oh yea, I forgot to mention that Jacob is starting to potty train. 
    He's young but likes to try to do #2 the right way so we brought him a training potty. 
    I come out of my morning daze and realize Jacob is grunting away instead of giggling now.
    Oh, NO.  I turn around and you guessed it.  Jacob is doing #2 on the fridge ledge, and really appeared to be enjoying a good poop, he was wearing his happy face :) 
    So I can honestly say that this is first for me.  I've never had anybody literally poop in my fridge before.  Life is good!   Needless to say, I will really work on closing the fridge door from now on.
    Like I always say, I'm living the dream
    Welcome to my world.

    Wednesday, March 6, 2013

    Celeste Card

    Hello Everyone
    How's it going?  It's been a busy day around my house.  Jacob is full of energy and all boy. 
    At 15 months he's running circles around me.  It's 11pm and he won't go to sleep tonight.  I've tried everything.  He sometimes acts like the energizer bunny and just keeps going and going and going.
    He's bound to wind down eventually, right?
    I've been trying all day to get this card made. 
    This is Celeste, my beautiful Cuddlebug Cutie card.
    Easter is fast approaching and I really enjoyed playing with Easter accessories while making this card.  I hope you all have downloaded your free digi and are enjoying the endless card making possibilities with it. 

    I also want to say thanks to all my wonderful followers.  I love blogging and making new friends.  Each one of you is appreciated. 

    Tuesday, March 5, 2013

    Laugh When You Want To Cry

    Hello Everyone,

    The last few years I've worked as a Director of Nursing.  It was snowing here today and I just happened to be sitting at the window.   I was thinking about my old work and I remembered a night last winter.  I received a call around 1:30am from one of my nurses.  She was panicky, stated that a resident had called the police and told them he was being held against his will and that we, the facility, had not let him have any food or water and he was starving.  She proceeded to tell me that police officers were with her at that time and that the building was surrounded by officers and she didn't know what to do. She gave the receiver to an officer and I explained that he was in a memory care ward and that the gentleman in question had severe dementia.  I explained that the patient had repeated the same behavior twice today,  however an officer had called to investigate prior to showing up at the facility.

    The officer went to check the patient and came back to the phone and we talked further and the police officers left the facility along with the team of officers that had surrounded the building.  Once that was settled and the nursing staff was also settled down, I went back to sleep thinking this situation was finished and we could move on. Ha!

    I woke up at 5am so I called the facility and the phone rang in the memory care unit.  An unfamiliar male voice answered the phone.  You guessed it, it was my little 911 gentleman.  Here however is the best part of the conversation.  I asked him if I could speak to the nurse and his answer was, "there's no nurses here, I'm just answering the phone on my way out" click.

    I bolted straight up in my bed and started dialing every extension in the facility till someone answered.  Fortunately the staff got to the gentleman before he could get out of the unit, which was coded, however patients would overhear visitors say the code and would remember and share it. We changed that stupid code 20 times a week sometimes. My nursing staff got a nice, looooong in-service on dealing with the confused patient that calls 911 multiple times.

    Sometimes all you can do is laugh.  Life is funny!



    Sunday, March 3, 2013

    Katie and Kit

    Hello Everyone,
    This beautiful little girl is a Cuddlebug Cutie. 
    I love this little kitty cat, he's so adorable.  I had a lot of fun with coloring this digi.
    Hope everyone is having a wonderful Sunday. 
    I had some computer issues and had to go purchase a new one last night. 
    So now my issue is that I'm trying to figure out how to use the new operating system.
    I don't know why someone can't invent a computer that is dummy friendly.  Maybe they could call it "Computer for Dummies" and it would talk to you and tell what to do and what keys to push.  And maybe even warn you if you make a mistake.  It could maybe be programed to says something like, "Hey, you, dummy, that's not what you need to do to make that part work!"  Of course this is just me thinking about it.  Maybe everyone else in the world knows everything there is to know about computers.  That's ok with me, maybe someone could just invent a "for Dummy" computer for me.  I'd be cool with that, wouldn't hurt my feelings a bit.
    Have an AWESOME Sunday.