Thursday, August 25, 2011

My remodel! There was Two rooms now there's One!! ((( NEW BABY COMING ))) Meet Kyce Michael!

 Yeah! I just found out my daughter is going into labor! So we will have our new grandson "Kyce" soon!!

 UPDATE****  She is about 3 minutes apart, they are breaking her water soon, so it shouldn't be to long after that!!  (It's 2:45pm WA state time, on Thursday, 8/25/11)

UPDATE  2****It's 6:46 pm  8/25/2011 ((((( Kyce Michael is here!!)))) He weighs 6lbs. 13 oz. and is 19 inches long. Yeah:)))) A little more than 9 hours start to finish, not bad!

Meet Kyce Michael.  This from my phone but you get the idea! Isn't he precious:) He is so sweet, and tiny! WE forget how small they are.


I thought you all might get a kick out of seeing some pictures from what we have been doing. This all takes a long time because my Hubby has a bad back, and with my back I am almost worthless. Except I did try to paint where I could reach from my chair! So I helped a little.

My grandson came over last week and painted the ceilings, and inside the closets, and anywhere high up. We still need to paint the closet doors. Finish some woodworking, and  more painting of the new molding that will go around the whole floor and inside the closets.

Saturday we are going to order the new carpet. I am so excited to get that put in, it will be so pretty! Here's some pictures.

 Here you can see where we tore out the wall between the two rooms. Lots of work, but kinda fun!!
 In this picture you can see the finish molding on the wall we took out, we still have to do the other side.
In this picture you can see that there was once two separate rooms. Across the hall is another bedroom and a bathroom.

It will be great when this is all done. This is going to be our new bedroom upstairs. For the last year my husband has been in our old bedroom downstairs and I have been upstairs, because I can't go up and down the steps anymore. So now we can once again be together like we are supposed to be!! Hard part,  is one of these rooms was my craft and sewing room. So a new plan must emerge! It'll be fine, I'll work it out:))

We are also getting a new TV for this bedroom. A big one that we are mounting on the wall, it is going to be really cool. We also need a new bed. I need to get a new mattress too. One for my horrible back!. If anyone knows anything about those air mattresses or the foam ones I would love to know what you think. I have had my back fused, and it did not fix whatever else is wrong. I have a bone disease that is eating my spine, so I can barely walk anymore, my husband has also had 2 back surgeries from injuries from his old job. We are falling apart!! 

Never the less God is good and still in control! And we are very blessed!! In a few weeks after this room is finished I want to do something special for all of my friends. You will like it:)) 

Thank you to all of my sweet followers that come by to say Hi even when I don't put anything up new. You guys are so great, and I truly love each of you. Hugs, for now Pam

Saturday, August 20, 2011

Butterfly Award! From Amy, Kelly, and Lori :))

Some of my wonderful friends and a loyal followers Amy @ Redheaded Crafter, Kelly @ Kelly's Crafty Life, and  Lori @ Lori's Artsy Obsession, has shared with me a new ( for me)  blog award. If you want wonderful inspiration, and want to get to know some beautiful ladies be sure to go to Amy's, Kelly's, and Lori's blogs and see all the creative things they do. They are  amazing crafters. Thank you so much AmyKelly and Lori for thinking of me to be one of those you chose to share this with.

To receive this award, I need to: answer several questions,
award this 'Butterfly Award' to 10 other bloggers,
contact the 10 bloggers to let them know they have been
 given this award, and  I also need to show a link to the
 person who gave me the 'Butterfly Award'.  

Q1) Name your favorite colour?

Q2) Name your favorite song?
Wind Beneath My Wings, My daughter played this for me at her graduation party, and my Husband sang this to me almost every weekend when he was playing clubs, before he retired from playing clubs, and those types of gigs.

Q3) Name your favorite dessert?
 Mud Pie! or Carrot Cake (my recipe!)

Q4) What wizzes you off at the moment?
That I am remodeling my house and my back is killing me and I have to rest so much. And pride!

Q5) Your favorite pet?
Easy,  My Dalmatian, Dallas

 Q6) Black or White?
Black and White Spots!

Q7) Your biggest fear?
Losing a child!

Q8) Best Feature?
My eyes,- My Best quality is loyalty

Q9) Everyday attitude? 
 Enjoy everyday, and Thank God for it!

Q10) What is perfection?

Q11) Guilty Pleasure?
Black Licorice from Australia, so good!

Q12) When you're upset you?
 I have to talk it out and then I can forget it.

Now I have to pass this award onto 10 other friends...  This is going to be hard.  These ladies have amazing blogs, and they are great, encouraging sweet  friends! :)  Each one of them have said or done something to bring a smile to my face or encouragement to my heart. They contribute so much more than just random comments on my blog. I am listing them in no particular order. Hugs, Pam

LaKesha @ Scrappin Diva
Claire @ Scrap My Way

Thank you again Amy! Kelly! and  Lori! You're the best! :)  Hugs, Pam

Thursday, August 18, 2011

Link Up Love Party with K Andrew

It's time again for another Link Up the Love Party with K Andrew! The Link Up the Love Party is a great way to meet new bloggers and find inspiration from amazing projects!
Link Up Love Party: How it Works
  • Link Up Party runs from Tuesday 8/16 to Tuesday 8/23. Winners announced 8/29
  • Grab the Getting Cricky blinky and post on your blog's sidebar
  • Be a follower of Getting Cricky
  • Create a new blog post that is titled Link Up Love Party with K Andrew. In your post, you must mention that the link up love party is a way to get to know each other and find new blog inspiration, mention my blog, with a link back to Getting Cricky
  • Post your favorite project that you've done in your blog post WITH ONE thing you are grateful for!
  • Copy and paste the link up code into your blog post so the Inlinkz will show up on your blog
  • Spread the word so everyone can join in!
  • You must visit, follow, and comment on the 5 people before you AND the 5 people after you in the Inlinkz. It would be fantastic if you would visit as many as you can--maybe everyone? If you are one of the first 5 then you will need to blog the ones before you and a few more after--as long as it's a minimum of 10 near you in the link up
There many things I am grateful for but the love and support of my family is the most important to me! I am very blessed, and thankful!

Here is one of my favorite cards.  It's a joy fold , one of my favorite folds. I also really love gingham:)
Click  HERE  for details.

Thank you for stopping by please don't forget to Link Up The Love!!

Tuesday, August 9, 2011

Sail Away!

This is a little shaped card I made using my E2 and the card feature on Just a Note. A cart. that comes preloaded on the machine. It was pretty simple to do.  I will put it  in a few challenges that I will list under the pictures.

I have not been doing much crafting the last week or so. We are remodeling our house so I have not been able to do much else. This is a pretty major remodel , so I will probably only post once a week for awhile. I will try to stop by some of my loyal followers, but if I am MIA for a bit this is why.

Here is the card, I hope you like it.  Hugs, Pam

Here is a shot of how it opens up. 

I will be putting this in the following challenges:

Cooking with Cricut Ch #45: Sailboat
Craft Us Crazy Ch, #14: Anything Goes in August
Cricut 360 Ch. #6: Refreshing!
Crazy 4 Challenges #99: Shape it Up!
Paper Playtime Ch. #52: Projects with Water
Scrappy Mom's Stamps Ch: Pack your Bags!

Tuesday, August 2, 2011

A Birthday card for a Girlfriend

I made this birthday card for one of my really close friends. She is a really fun person. She 's always got a smile, and she would do anything for anyone. We have been friends for more than 30years, and will be for 30 more:)) I used a MS butterfly punch, and some spellbinders for the circles behind the Emerson stamp. The strip of paper under the image is an EK Success punch.

I want to say thank you to all my followers, you guys keep me going when my health interferes with me doing what I want to do. So a huge Thank You:)) And big hugs, Pam

I'll list the challenges I will enter below.

Here are the challenges I am entering this card in:

Sparkles Forum Ch. #17: One for the Girls
Fantabulous Cricut Ch. #71: Let's be Friends
Woodware USA Ch. #37: Anything Goes
Crafty Cardmakers Ch. #50: Flutterbies!
Party Time Tuesday Ch.#27: Birthday Cards

Monday, August 1, 2011

More Awards!

I have been given a number of awards from some very sweet and talented blog friends. These are very talented and gifted women. I am so sorry it has taken me awhile to post, I have had some health issues this week.  They have all been very supportive of me. always leaving me encouraging and wonderful comments almost on a daily basis.    
Lisa@ A Mermaid's Crafts, Amy@ Redheaded Crafter, Sabrina@ Scrappin' with Sabrina, Arlene@WaterDots

I want to thank each of these gifted and talented ladies.  Thank you so much to each of you, for thinking of me to receive  these awards. These women are all so wonderful and they all have blogs you all should go and visit. You will not be disappointed! Each has her own style and each is so creative!! They are some of the sweetest bloggers in our craft community. I am so blessed they are part of my world:)) I cherish your friendships. You all bring me such joy every time you visit me.

Here are the blog Awards in combination that they all sent me, Lisa and Amy sent me all 6,
Sabrina sent me 3 of the six,  and Arlene sent me two of them WOO WOO!!!

Each award has it's own rules of acceptance. I have done that for all of them before so I will not do that again. I will pass all 6 of them on to some of my sweet friends I try to see everyday or at least couple times a week. These crafters are all very gifted and even more than that they all have hearts of pure gold!!! They spread joy wherever they go. Please visit them all and leave them some love. I will be posting my list in no particular order, except I will start with the 4 wonderful ladies that sent the awards to me. I just have to, they deserve these awards and so many more. Loving Hugs to all of you, Pam

Lisa @ A Mermaid's Crafts
Amy @ Redheaded Crafter
Sabrina@Scrappin' with Sabrina
Shen@My Curious Crafts
Karen@Kaleidoscopic Sparkles
Laura@Laura's Crafts & More
Amy@Amy's Crafting Space
LaKesha@Scrappin Diva
Raina@Raina's Favorite Crafty Things
Kelly@Kelly's Crafty Life
Maribel@i love scrapping
Sonia@Cards,Crafts and Kids Projects
Cheryl@Cards by CG