Monday, December 24, 2012

~~ Merry Christmas to you all and wishing you a warm and wonderful New Year ~~

'till next time

Thursday, November 29, 2012


It's been a bittersweet year so far and I've had to put my crafting on hold for awhile. I've spent several weeks throughout the year down in TN due to family health culminating with my daddy passing away this past August. His funeral was held there, then the weekend before Thanksgiving, we had a memorial service in MI for family and friends. Things seem to have slowed down now so I'm able to slowly get back into the swing of things.

Anyway, I looked for a nice wintery card to share with you and found this one that I made sometime ago. It's a simple spotlighting card, but the 'cloud' velum and little brad adds a nice touch. It's a card that can be used for a variety of reasons just by changing up the word and colors! The main card is paper from SU, the panels are Bazille, source of the velum and brad are unknown, and the stamps are TAC and Rubber Stampede Inc.

I sincerely hope you all had a wonderful Thanksgiving and took time out of your busy day to reflect on your blessings.

Judy B 

Wednesday, August 1, 2012

Monday, April 16, 2012

Just a Quick Hi

Fellow bloggers: nothing to share really as I'm unable to scan and post pictures here, but wanted to just pop in and say Hi and hope everyone had an awesome Easter and enjoying spring weather (tho it snowed at home today and is around the 25 degree mark). Here in TN it is very warm and wonderful.

My mom and sister have thoroughly enjoyed the album. They are having shared custody of it right now :) My sister found two more poems, so I've spent a couple hours in the scrapbook store here and at Joann's looking for elements.

Take care,

Judy B

Saturday, March 24, 2012

Sharing the next poem

Here is the next poem in the Album. Nancy wrote this to our dad for Father's Day. He is a great guy who has a great sense of humor and loves to share it with others; he loves to putz around on his tractor; and he's always wanted a little red wagon like he had when he was a kid. So a few years ago, he bought himself one :) He also loves to work with wood and has made all us kids (and grandkids) our own clock. The one here is mine.

Unfortunately, I don't know the paper or embellishment sources.

Thanks for looking. It's been a fun project and am glad to say I am able to get it to my mom and sister in the next couple weeks. I hope it brings them as much pleasure as it has given me while working on it.

Judy B

Sunday, March 11, 2012

Third Poem ~~

Wow - everyone on the blogs I follow have been busy! There hasn't been time for me to check them all out boo woo! Please know that I enjoy hearing about and seeing everyone's work and little stories, ideas, and new adventures.

For today's Post, here is the third Poem from the Album I've been working on.

As a family, we would spend summer vacations camping (yes in a tent) at the Benzie State Park in Michigan. What wonderful times we had - even when it rained, which happened quite frequently it seemed! and the wonderful memories we have now.

We would use our air mattresses (or our canoe) to float down the Platt River to Lake Michigan and spend hours there playing in the sand, jumping the waves, running from the cold Lake over the little sand mound to the river, which felt like bath water, to get warm. Then we'd do it all over again. We would go play at the Sleeping Bear Sand Dunes, visit area towns, pick blueberries, check out the area Lighthouse, have campfires, summer romances, and spend time with other family members ~~ grandparents, aunts and uncles, cousins ~~ who would camp in the neighboring sites.

So this is a story about one of Nancy's memories. The Point Betsie Lighthouse is located on the shores of Lake Michigan in Frankfort, Michigan. A few years ago, I found this Point Betsie stationary and had typed the poem on it and gave it my sister. For the Album, I redid it here for the Album.

Also, please check out Gerri's blog for some blog candy ~ she is celebrating 300 followers! (or click on the photo in my sidebar).


Judy B

Monday, March 5, 2012

Updates - Great grandson and Blog candy

Here is a picture of our almost 6 month old great grandson and his Aunt. Such a cutie, or should I say such cuties?!?

Well Holley had the best time with her long-month celebration and several bloggers out there are going to receive some awesome gifts - I am one of them and can't wait to see what she has sent me. Her gift will always remind me that she is a survivor and an inspiration.

Now Terry is offering the next blog candy. She is celebrating two years of blogging and 29 years of marriage. So check out her blog or click on her name or the 'marker' image on my sidebar.

I will have the next poem posted in the next couple days ~ hope you are enjoying them.

Judy B

Wednesday, February 22, 2012

Today's Post

I apologize for my inconsistency in posting. It's just me...

Anyway, I thought I would share a card I made for an embossing swap over at Card Cafe. I really wanted to do the Chalk Embossing technique from the TJ newsletter, but it was not working for me (boo whoo). So I thought what can I try instead? There was a scrap piece of polished stone paper from a few years ago in my stash. I embossed that with the Bird Call Cuttlebug folder and brushed a black Stazon pad over the embossed area and tada! The end result turned out rather nice! What do you think? Now I'm off to make more polished stone paper!

Judy B

Sunday, February 12, 2012

Second Poem of Album!!

Here is the second poem in the Album. If you find yourself worrying over something, maybe this little poem will provide you with some comfort and a reminder that you are not alone.

The stickers are from Reminisce Signature Series; sources for the papers are unknown.

Another thing I should mention is that since scrapbooking is challenging for me, I perused Page Maps (here). This site has been a wonderful source of inspiration and sketch ideas. While I haven't used any one specific sketch, an image or impression would pop out and after some reflection, creating, and using what was available, I had my own design.


Judy B

Saturday, February 4, 2012

Today's Post ~~

is for the GC134 Spicy Supply Challenge - Ribbon over at Gingersnap Creations - here. They are inchies made using ribbon. There are 4 different snowmen and the red 'gingham' borders the four sides. I had to cut the top and bottom gingham off to make it fit on the inchie. I then printed the words on Shimmery white SU paper, trimmed down to fit, tore the top to look like a snow bank, and added some Crystal stickles along the torn edge. Then used a 'side' strip of gingham for the little ribbon tab - put some stickles on it and folded it in half. Aren't they the cutest inchies?!? These were also for the Winter Inchie swap over at Stamping_Queens.

Wednesday, February 1, 2012

First Poem of Album!!

Here is the first poem in the Album. While it's a sad little story, it was written with loving memories of Quita, her little puppy.

The puppy digi image is here and the paw print is here. The paw print stamp (on sandy part of the main paper) is from Biblical Impressions Rubber Stamps; sources for the shell stamp, feet and shell, papers, and stones are unknown.


Wednesday, January 18, 2012

I've been Absent for so long!!

I really must apologize for not posting since December 13. Due to several family matters, I've had to spend my energies at the home front and less on the computer and in the craft room. I hope everyone had a Merry Christmas and wish everyone a Blessed New Year!

So on to today's post.

My sister has written several poems and musings over the years and mom wanted these written in a notebook for her. Well one thing led to another and the end result is a scrapbook! This is the one craft project that I worked on diligently over the past month or so because I wanted it completed for my trip to TN this month (to visit them). All but two poems were completed (there are a total of 12 poems), which wasn't bad really. Unfortunately, I've had to reschedule my trip to later in the year, but the good news is that this will give me the time to complete it!

I am excited to share the scrapbook with you - one or two pages at a time - and please know that scrap booking is NOT something I do well and only do this sort of thing for unique/special projects. To my surprise, I've thoroughly enjoyed doing it, it's been fun, and hope mom, sis, and anyone else that sees it enjoys it as well. Hope you do too.

Take care,