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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.