Friday, March 27, 2015

In Memory

Death leaves a heartache no one can heal love leaves a memory no one can steal.

Skippy's #1 fan, my Uncle Matt, passed away this morning at 1:53 am.  Uncle Matt fought a tough battle until the end.  However, Alzheimer's disease won in the end and heaven gained an angel.  Joe and I have many happy memories of the visits he made up to see us.  Rest in peace Uncle Matt, you'll always be in our hearts and you are welcome to visit us anytime you wish since we know how much you loved to come see us.  Keep on quacking in heaven.


Wednesday, March 25, 2015

Get Well Soon

I made this get well card for a friend of ours.  On Friday he had a heart attack at the age of 37.  While getting checked out they found out that he had 2 blockages - 1 artery was 90% blocked and the other was 100% blocked.  Today he has to have triple bypass surgery done.  He also has a 1 year old daughter and 5 year old son.  We are praying that he will be well again soon.

Off to start Easter cards.

Please keep our friend in your thoughts and prayers.


Sunday, March 22, 2015

Airbrush Project

My family had gotten me an airbrush system for Christmas.  I finally got to do some work with it on a secret project and forgot to take pictures of the stuff I made, however, we do have one here at our house.  I am only showing the airbrush project not the whole project since it was a personal task to accomplish.  I'm enjoying the airbrush system very much and can't wait to use it more on cards and scrapbook pages once I get a little better at it.

The paw and background are airburshed on chipboard. 

Hats and hats and oh my more hats

What little girl wouldn't love a matching hat with her doll's hat?

Monday, March 16, 2015

Personal Thoughts

On Saturday Joe and I went to see American Sniper, which I have been wanting to see since I saw the first preview.  I found the movie to be very powerful and thought provoking in many ways, but this is not going to be a movie review.  However, there is one scene in the movie where Chris Kyle says that many Americans are forgetting that there is a war still going and most Americans are attached to their text messaging or emails and forget about those who are fighting for us.  This part of the movie resonated deep in my heart because I think of those who are fighting for us every day and never forget the sacrifices they are making while defending our country.  My work with Operation Write Home never lets me forget those that are away from their families, pets and everyday life.  Also, my home office has American decor along with all the pictures and thank you letters that I have received.  Coincidentally we saw this movie a year and two days after I received my letter from President Obama last year which has inspired me to keep on volunteering with OWH and can be found here.

I am once again appealing for everyone to please help me with my continued work with Operation Write Home and please think of the sacrifices being made for you and write an Any Hero letter.  Children are welcome as well to send coloring pages to me (can be found at  As always the letters and coloring pages would go in my packet for the month.  Please spare 2 minutes, a pen and paper for this cause (the electronic devices will be right where you left them when you are done).  

Won't you please consider helping?  I, personally, have a goal to make 20 cards a month and send at least 4 letters a month.  

Any questions please send an email to

Thanks for the consideration.

Sunday, March 1, 2015

March OWH - Going Postal

My March OWH cards will be going postal tomorrow morning.  I have a big project that is looming over my head and I wanted to get on that which is why I quickly got done a March package in between snow shoveling.

Spongebob theme this month:

The four envelopes in the front contain my Anyhero letters with pics of the boys.  The boy's pictures are always enclosed each month and they love to go overseas.

This is voted a favorite in my house.  Thanks to my cousin Elisha and husband, Doug for the stamps for my birthday,

I made this one before deciding to go all Spongebob.
This was for a tag challenge that I volunteered for.

A Tranquil Morning

Enjoying our winter beauty up at Loughrey Manor this morning. 

Our dog loves the fish more than our cat. 

Saturday, February 21, 2015

February Mid-month Throwdown for OWH

I posted this card for OWH Mid-month Throw down:

The original post can be found here.  These cards were  made in Memory of my brother-in-law.