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Wednesday, December 29, 2010

Almost New Year's

Well it's almost New Year's, 2010 is almost over and 2011 is almost here. I'm ready for it. Hope your 2011 is 100 times better than your 2010.

A Very Happy New Year To All

Sunday, December 26, 2010

Happy day after Christmas!!

Hope everyone had a great holiday. Ours was terrific! Christmas twice is always good. Received really great presents and had an excellant time with our children. I didn't get many pictures this year, the battery in my camera needed charged and I didn't realize it. We have pictures of Jason opening his gifts, a couple of me and none of Donnie, I'm REALLY slow at getting them scrapbooked so I probably wouldn't get to them anyway.

My husband and I went to see the Chronicles of Narnia movie, great movie, not so good 3D. Today we had dinner with our oldest son and his girlfriend at Outback, good food, good company.

Jenn, don't worry the snow will be cleaned up before you leave for England. You will have such a good time. Love ya!

I started to clean and rearrange my craft room and I am hoping to get it finished tomorrow, wish me luck.

Thanks for listening.

Sunday, December 19, 2010

Christmas on December 18, 2010

Hi Everyone,

This weekend my daughter and her boyfriend came home for Christmas. They are going to his home for Christmas so we did ours early.

We had a really good time, we had dinner, opened presents and played Apples to Apples in the evening.

 Well when we played Apples to Apples Bruce decided he wanted to play also (Jenn & Pete's stuffed monkey). For a while Jenn and Pete would look at his cards and pick one. Then they started to just pick his cards randomly and he did VERY well, as a matter of fact he beat the four of us. We feel pretty inferior, being beat at a game by a stuffed monkey. We had a really good time and laughed a lot. It was a good day!!

In Apples to Apples you have red cards in your hands and draw a green card with a word on it, then you lay down a red card that means the same, the opposite or nothing to do with it. Then the person who pulled the green card reads the red cards and picks the one they think is the best match to the green card pulled,  (no Bruce did not get to pull a green card, we are not quite that crazy).

Bruce "The Winner of Apples to Apples"
Yea!!! Bruce

Can you tell I don't have any grandchildren yet? I have Bruce the stuffed monkey, Jack my oldest sons dog and Sadie and Winston my middle child's cats. Maybe someday, who knows.

Hope your holidays are filled with love, peace and a happy family!!

Thursday, December 9, 2010

I Received my Prize from crafts2do4fun

 I received my prize from Tina at and I love it. There was a booklet on how to make different kinds of flowers, Maggie images and a very nice selection of charms.It came just in time, I am making some jewelry for my daughter to take to England and give to Pete's nieces and I was able to use a couple of the charms for the bracelets.

Thank you Tina!! I love my prize!!

Friday, December 3, 2010

I Won

Yea!!! I won!! I entered to win blog candy at and I won it. I received the second place prize. I'm soo excited! Click on the link above and check out crafts2do4fun.

Monday, November 29, 2010

First day of deer season in PA

Well it's Monday here in Central PA. Today is the first day of deer season, it is almost a holiday here, the schools are closed. So many kids took school off to go hunting that just mad it a day off. My husband is going out around 7:00 a.m. He loves to hunt but I don't like to cook the meat, it doesn't have enough fat content for me, it's very dry and I can't cook it worth a squat. But Donnie and the dogs like it.

We had Thanksgiving dinner at my daughters, it was a very nice day!! The food was great and tons of it. Jen, thanks for doing all the work!!!

Christmas is less than a month away, am I ready? No. Will I be? Yea We are not having the usual food this year. I am having Cheese Cake, Ice Cream Cake and maybe a Blueberry pie with whipped cream.

I have my Christmas cards made, I just need to sign them and get them in the mail. I think that is the hardest part, it seems to take me forever to go to the post office, I'll get there sooner or later.

Tomorrow night is craft night, some friends are coming over to sit around and craft, there's knitting, card making, scrapping, a lot of talking and fun.

Have a great week and happy Christmas shopping!!

Saturday, November 20, 2010

Holiday Extravaganza


On December 3, 4 & 5 (Friday, Saturday & Sunday) from 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. at
Connie's Collectibles, 469 Foot of Ten Road, Duncansville, PA 16635.

There will be handmade cards, altered Compensation Books, candle holders, treasure boxes, handmade quilted items, Christmas sweatshirts, embroidered items, placemats, potholders, quilts, tea towels, fabrics, patterns, vintage items, Christmas decorations, trains and other collectibles.

There will be 10% off entire collection during the 3 day Extravaganza.

Connie's Collectibles is a small cozy house and garage where they sell antiques, fabrics and quilts. Connie also teaches sewing classes, if you want to learn to quilt Connie's is the place to go. She's is a great lady!

She has invited a group of crafters to come setup for the weekend in her shops so everyone has a chance to purchase handcrafted items at reasonable prices. So come on over and do some Christmas shopping, you'll find gifts you will not find anywhere else.

See ya at Connie's on December 3, 4 and 5, 2010.

If you mention you saw this article on my blog you will get an additional 5% off anything you buy from my table. So stop by CRAFTIN' KAYS and do some Christmas shopping.

Wild Orchid Crafts

Hello Everyone!

I received my first order from Wild Orchid Crafts, the flowers are beautiful. I would recommend them without a doubt.


Monday, November 15, 2010

Thank You!! and I've added Google Translate

Hi Everyone!

I want to thank everyone for their very nice comments on my cards. I really appreciate it. I have finally figured out how to add Google Translate to my blog so everyone can read it.

I also want to thank everyone for visiting my blog. All views and comments are appreciated.

Have a good evening!

Saturday, November 13, 2010

Fall Birthday Card

Good Evening,

Hope everyone is having a great weekend. Mine is quite good so far, going to breakfat with some friends in the morning. My husband is in Denver, CO so we can't have our usual Sunday breakfast.

I made a birthday card with scarecrow paper and thought you might like to take a look. It's a very simple card, I used a leaf punch, an oval punch from Stampin' Up, and some paper from my stash.

This card is available for sale on my Etsy site

Thanks for looking, I appreciate your comments.

Thursday, November 11, 2010

Pink & Yellow

Good Evening Ladies,

Hope everyone is doing well.

Here is my card for the first Magnolia-licious Challenge, and my very first challenge. I'm sooo excited!! The challenege is to use pink and yellow on your card. I colored my Tilda with Prismacolor pencils, made the lace with a Martha Stewart lace punch, the pearls, paper and flowers are from my stash, the butterflies were punched with a Creative Memories butterfly punch and decorated with Stickles. I would appreciate your opinions on my card, so I can improve them.

Thanks for looking and for your suggestions and comments.

Linda I. aka Craftin Kay



Tuesday, November 9, 2010



I just purchased a couple of Maggie stamps for myself and a friend for Christmas then I went onto Wild Orchids and bought some of the beautiful flowers I see on so many cards. I am so excited, I can't wait to get them.
Have a great week!!

Saturday, November 6, 2010

Hello Hello Hello!!!

Good Evening Everyone!!

Hope you are all well and having a great weekend.

I am in a motel in Bedford, PA after a long/short day of scrapbooking, checking email and my blg while watching TV. I was with two friends (Ginny and Jane), Jane has already gone home but Ginny and I like to stay the extra night and recoup.

I'm making an album for my daughter to take to England with her when she goes to meet Pete's (her boyfriend) family. I thought it would be a nice way for them to get to know a little bit about us. So I put in pictures of my husband, myself and my two sons and daughter-in-law, then pictures of Jen growing up and pictiures of her & Pete and their new house. I hope they like it.

At the scrap they had drawings for prizes and I won the last one, it was a bag that holds the cutters from Creative Memories. The one friend I was with had put all of her tickets in to win it, I put in two and won the darn thing. So, I gave it to Jane and she was so thrilled ahe had tears in her eyes. She was soo cute.

I have a couple new cards to post when I get home and take some pictures of them, they are fairly simple but nice.

Can't wait to get home tomorrow my husband and I are going to do our usual Sunday morning thing. We get the newspaper, go to Dunkin Donuts get a drink, a muffin, sit down to eat and read the paper it is a very peaceful time for both of us.

See ya Monday!!

Thursday, November 4, 2010

Good Evening!

It is rainy and dreary here in Central PA today. A good day to nap.

I spoke with Justin today, they are doing good in Maine, not completely unpacked yet, but they're getting there. Justin starts a new job on Tuesday and Danielle is still looking. The cats are doing good.

They have explored the area and say it is very nice, peaceful and feels safe. Their apartment is about a block from the beach and only a few miles from Justins job. We'll miss being able to see them every other month or so. It is about a ten hour trip from here, so we'll probably only get to see them two or three times a year.

Tomorrow I head out for my scrapbooking weekend, can't wait two days to just craft, no interruptions, no cooking, no laundry nothing but scrapbooking. Yea!!

Have a really great weekend everyone.

Tuesday, November 2, 2010

My 2nd Maggie card

Good Afternoon!!

It's sunny and cool here in Duncansville, PA this afternoon. I made my second Magnolia card and thought you might like to see it. My first was a present for a friend and didn't think to take a picture of before I agve it away. If there is anyway I can make it better please let me know.

Sorry, with my camera I can't get a good closeup of Maggie without it being blurry.

 Thanks for looking and sharing your thoughts.

My Receipe:

Spellbinders Labels Ten, Cuttlebug Dots Embossing folder, Tilda with Flower, Tilda was colored with Prismacolor Pencils, the self adhesive pearls and paper are from my stash.

Monday, November 1, 2010


Not much happening tonight, kinda quiet here. I'm getting ready for a crop this weekend in Bedford, PA it's Friday and Saturday, going with a couple friends. Creative Memories is sponsoring it.

I made a couple cards last week, hopefully I will get the pictures taken and get them  on the blog. Let me know what you think.

My son (Jason) was playing ice hockey last night and a puck hit him in the head now he has a slight concussion and a massive headache. The doctor said he should take it easy and not to play hockey for a week.

My son (Justin) and his wife Danielle moved to Maine this past weekend, they found a nice apartment not to far from the beach. I hope they like it.

My daughter (Jen) and Pete (boyfriend) helped move them and they are going to finish the week on vacation.

Check back for my card pictures.

Saturday, October 30, 2010

Altered Composition Book

This is an Altered Composition Book I made for a customer on my Etsy site. Hope you all like it.

Saturday, October 16, 2010

Weekend crop


First I want to thank Kraigteammates for being my first follower, I really appreciate it.

This Weekend I am in DuBois, PA at a scrapbooking crop called "Git R Done". It is a great crop, I wish you all could be here. The people are very nice, the hotel is very comfortable, lots of space and time for cropping. I am working on an album for my daughter to take to her fiance's parents when she meets them. I thought it would be a nice way for them to get to know us a little bit. They are in England and we may not get the chance to actually meet them in person. When I get it finished I'll post some of the pages for you to see.

Have a great weekend!!!!

Friday, August 13, 2010


Welcome to my Blog!!

On this blog I would like to share some of my projects and ideas with you and I hope you will do the same. I have a card and treasure box at the bottom of my blog so you can get an idea of what I make. Please let me know your thoughts and comments. If there is something you would like to see or need instructions on how to make, let me know and I'll do my best to help.

Thanks for stopping by!