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Thursday, September 8, 2011

The wedding was Beautiful!!!

We're back from Vegas and the wedding. Jennifer was beautiful, her dress was beautiful, just like a princess, Pete was the very handsome prince. The wedding was beautiful, sweet and happy, you could tell how much Jenn and Pete love each other. They are truely a beautiful well matched couple.

Congratulations to my beautiful daughter and her new husband!!!

Sunday, August 28, 2011

Summer's End

Hope everyone had a good weekend. We are getting ready for Jennifer's wedding, All is going well so far. We are all excited and can't wait to see Jenn in her dress and her dad giving her away.

We had her bridal shower and it was soooo much fun, we played a game where you made a veil on another person. We split into two groups, Dora's group made a veil on Dora and my group made a veil on Jim (one of the two men at the shower). OMG it was hystrical. What do you think? Isn't this picture great? I think Jim makes a lovely bride.

See ya all after the wedding.

Monday, May 2, 2011

Big Picture Classes


I just signed up to take some classes at Big Picture Classes, I can't wait to see what great new things I can learn. Some classes are free and other have a fee, you get discounts from some on line stores, get freebies and learn lotts. They have a great philosophy!! Check them out maybe you'll join too, just click above and you'll be redircted to their free classes web page.

Well, the wedding is getting closer and we are working hard to make the day great! Dora and I are having a bridal shower for Jenn, it will be soo much fun for all. Trying to get the best prices for air fare, room and rental car is a challenge for sure, Donnie is working hard to get the best price he can. I have been  buying everything related to Hydrangea's I can get, not easy to do, I was surprised and how hard it is to find stuff and the cost, they are a very expensive flower.

Jason is settled in his new home and Jack has adjusted very well, they both seem very happy. I'm glad although I do miss both of them. It seems funny with only 3 dogs in the house since Jack moved with Jason, it's easier to get around though, Jack is hugh and knocks me out of the way with out meaning to.

Justin and Danielle are now living in Philadelphia and are glad to be back close to Danielle's family.

I'm glad spring is finally here, our back yard is just beautiful with the Tulips blooming and the running water from the ponds. Donnie noticed today that we have a few hundred Tadpole and we should get a few thousand more. It is so neat to watch them grow and become little frogs, most of them get eaten by the fish. The last couple of years we didn't get any that grew to adulthood, there was a snake in the backyard who was eating them and a few fish too. He reared back to strike at Donnie and that was the last thing he did. Now I need to stop the Chippy from eating my Tulip bulbs, I like the Chippy but he has to go.

Well I think I've gabbed enough tonight. Have a wonderful spring!!!

Sunday, April 17, 2011

Really Reasonable Ribbon


Just wanted to share the good news with you.  YAHOO!!!!!

Friday, April 8, 2011

Glad to be Back

Hi Everyone,

I'm glad to be back, we didn't have any internet for a couple of weeks. Boy, you don't what you have until it's gone.

As you know my daughter is getting married in September and we are busy getting ready. I'm making her invitations and we'll have a reception at our house the weekend after the wedding. Finding a dress for the wedding isn't easy, they are so expensive. I've looked on line and have checked the second had clothing stores, everything is too small, too big, looks terrible or is too expensive. Wish me luck, I need it.

I'm all excited, it is going to be sooo nice, Jenn is planning a beautful wedding, her gown is gorgous. I can't wait it will be so much fun, I've never be to Vegas, so I have time to explore. Donnie has been there and will take me all the neat places.

Well, back to making cards, see ya later!

Sunday, February 27, 2011

Let me make your next greeting card

Hi Everyone!!

Do you need a birthday, Easter, St Patrick's Day, anniversery, new home, congratulations, baby, card? Whatever the occassion, I can make you the card you need.

Send me an email with your request and I'll get back to you about pricing and any questions I may have.

Since the card will be custom made just for you, please allow me 1 to 2 weeks to process your order.


Hope to hear from you soon.

Friday, February 25, 2011

She said yes!!

Hi Everyone,

Pete asked Jennifer to marry him and she said "yes". "YEA!!!!" The wedding will be in September, 2011 in Las Vegas. A formal reception will be in Pittsburgh and an informal reception will be held in our back yard in September.

Her ring is absolutely beautiful!!

Donnie and I went to Jenn's last weekend so Pete and Donnie could cut down the pine tree in the front yard, they cut and we shopped. We went to Paper Source and designed her invitations, I am going to make them for her. Then we went and bought her wedding dress, it is sooo beautiful and she looks like a princess in it. She bought a tiara to wear instead of a veil, it is very pretty.

Wow, what a time for Donnie and I, our baby is getting married, our oldest son is buying his first house, he signs next week and our middle son and his wife are moving from Maine to Philadelphia, PA. That's a lot happening for us old people.

Well I think I have you caught up on what's what.

Talk to ya soon.

Craft Fair

Good Evening Everyone!

Just wanted to let you all know that I will be at a craft fair on March 5th & 6th at the Six Mile Run fire hall. If you are in the area please stop by and enjoy the crafts. Lots of crafts and food.

Hope to see ya there!

Tuesday, February 8, 2011

Distress Ink Classes

Good Evening Everyone!!!

Click on the blinkie to the right and go to the Scrap Girl blog to enter to win a free Distress Class. She's very good, have fun!!

Sunday, February 6, 2011

Digital Stamps

Has anyone used any of the digital stamps? I bought some and downloaded some FREEBIES. They are great, you can make them any size you need them to be. I just love them!! You can get some at Limited Runs Stamps, there is a link on my right side bar. I also have a link to Digi Drawn Digital Stamps on my right side bar. Some others I use are Whimsey stamps, Whimsie Doodles, Digital Delitghts by Louby Lou,  McMahn Five Designs and In Style Stamps Digi's.

Stop by and take a look. Most sites offer a freebie stamp.

Have fun!!!!!!!

Wednesday, February 2, 2011

Friends Fire

Fire Followup

My friend came yesterday and picked up her boys and they all went back to stay in the house. They're starting the cleanup and waiting for the insurance adjuster to come access the damage, then the real cleanup starts and the rebuilding. Her boyfriend is home with her and has to go to Pittsburgh to have his bandages checked every few days.

Have a good rest of the week!!

Tuesday, February 1, 2011

Fire at Friends Home

This morning a friends home caught on fire, the damage was confined to the kitchen and den. She does have renters insurance, but the owner doesn't have insurance on the house, so we don't know what he will do.

Her boyfriend has 2nd and 3rd degree burns on his hands and face and is in a hospital in Pittsburgh, PA, they say they will let him come home tomorrow.

Her boys are staying with us for a few days, she is spending the night at the house, I tried to talk her out of it but she is determined. I'll see her tomorrow and try to talk her into staying with us.

If you would please pray for them, it would be greatly appreciated.

Thank you all!!

Tuesday, January 25, 2011

New Digital online Store

There is a new digital online store to buy your digital designs for your Magnolia stamps. It is DigiDrawn Digital Stamps, you can see them by clicking here It is a great site, they have an Easter basket digi and I have been looking for one for the last week or so. It will be perfect!!! Stop on over and see the new store.


Monday, January 24, 2011

Valley Forge

We're on our wat back from Jenn & Pete's, we're staying in Valley Forge tonight, Donnie has a meeting at the Freedoms Foundation and I am going to hang around and read, color and whatever comes along.

Jenn and Pete brought presents back from England for us, they gave me 6 Copic Ciao markers with a pouch to carry them, ribbon, a claigraphy pen set, they brought Donnie 2 books, Jason a golf towel set and for all of us a magnet of London, a print of Bootham Bar in York, North Yorkshire, England and a parchment of King Tut giving his wife sacred wine. They are wonderful presents and we greatly appreciated them. Thanks again! Jenn & Pete.

Today Jenn and I went to a bridal show in Fairfax, Va. We had a nice time, gathered lots of information for her wedding. Then we went to AC Moore, JoAnne Fabrics and World Market. She was a sweetheart and bought her mom some flowers, bows and stickers.

Yesterday, we went to Angela's Happy Stamper in Reston, VA and I bought 3 Copic markers, (colors to do skin), Dreamweavers paste and some paper to use with my Copic markers. I love to go to Angela's she has great stuff!!!

Hope you all have a great week!

Friday, January 21, 2011

Off to Virginia

Well we're off to my daughter's this weekend. Jenn and Pete are back from England and we're going down to see what goodies they brought back. I believe they shopped till they dropped. Saturday we are going to Angela's Happy Stamper then on Sunday we are going to a bridal show Michael's, AC Moore and JoAnne Fabrics. Should be a fun weekend for us.

Talk to ya next week.

Sunday, January 16, 2011

Sweet Sunshine

Hi this is my Sweet Sunshine. Doesn't she look happy amoung all the roses and butterflies?

Monday, January 10, 2011

Ghost Hunting again

Hi Peeps!

Saturday night I went ghost hunting with a couple friends. We had a good evening, there were at least 8 ghost in this house. Mostly nice but a couple that were really bad, you could feel their anger and hate when you walked into the room they were in. We go again this Saturday night to a house about a half hour from here. Let you know how that goes.

I have a few cards ready to post, I hope to get the pictures taken tonight and get them posted.

I getting information about participating in a craft show the beginning of March in Six Mile Run, PA, the person in charge is sending me the information, I'll let you know when I decide if I'm going or not.

Happy Monday!!

Monday, January 3, 2011


Congratulations Jacque on being invited to join Lili of the Valley store design team!! You make wonderful cards and I can certainly understand why they asked you. And thanks for the chance to win the nifty candy.

Sunday, January 2, 2011


Congratulations to Lisa Andrews for becoming a member of the Scor-Pal design team. To visit Lisa's blog click the link or click on her candy in the right hand column. She has also been invited to go to CHA the end of January.

YEA Lisa!!!!!!!!


Saturday, January 1, 2011


Happy New Year!!! Hope everyone had a nice beginning to 2011!

My daughter is in England and she called last night about 8:30 or 9:30 pm (it was 2:00 am there). They were having a very good time, they spent New Year's Eve with Pete's sister & her boyfriend at a local pub. This is the first time she's met Pete's family and it went very well, his family likes Jenn and Jenn likes them. I'm so glad for them.

She bought me a present (Copic Markers) YEA!!!!! They are one of my latest obsessions, I can't wait to get them.

Jenn said the weather isn't pleasant, foggy and damp, just like TV says.

Right at this moment hubby is on the couch sleeping and Jason is at a friends house, due home soon, all is well in the Imler household.

Thanks for visiting and I hope to get back to crafting this week, check back for my latest project.