Anne Ray’s Picture Challenge!

Oh what fun today!  I have been challenged by Anne Ray to participate in picture fun. 

The rules for this challenge are – Go to where you store your photos on your computer. Go to the SIXTH folder and pick the SIXTH photo. Post that photo on your blog along with a SHORT story about it. Tag SIX people and leave a comment on their blog or email them letting them know you chose them.


Lucky me it was a picture of me.  Let me tell you they are few and far between.  I avoid the camera like a toothache.  This picture was taken in a hotel that was home to us for 14 months while our house was being rebuilt.  We had three electrical fires in the span of five days and I’m sure you can tell by the picture just how happy I was at the time:)  I was going through stacks of paper trying to figure out and tally everything we had lost due to the fire, which was basically everything but the boys and the dog.  This was fine with us because all of the rest was stuff…never the less it was exhausting and it took it’s toll on all of us.  Mark, my darling hubby, was trying out his new camera and I was his subject…lucky me…just for your viewing pleasure.
The six lucky people I am going to choose are:
1.  Jacquie
2.  Susan
3.  Danni
4.  Shannon
5.  Kim
6.  Danyel


New Cards!

I know I am behind but I have made a couple of cards that I am willing to post.  Not my best but I’ve done worse too.
bella-cards-556This next card is supposed to have 7 embellishments on it.  For anyone that knows me that is IMPOSSIBLE!!!  So, I’m hoping my 12 little bling dots will count for something for my SBS25 group 🙂bella-cards-577So what do you think?  Do bling dots count as embellishments?

blog candy

A Feel Good Blog Candy!

Jen Del Muro has a special request on her blog. Julie Carlisle works in the International Student Services Department at Dallas Baptist University {DBU}. They have students from over 50 countries at the University that they give cards to. Jen would like for her fellow bloggers to share the love and send a card (don’t forget to include the envelopes) to Julie to deliver to these students. Hop on over to Jen’s Blog and check it out. Participants have the chance at some amazing blog candy!…one very lucky winner!  bella-cards-3081

Yes, I have already posted this card, but I am sending this card along with 4 others for the above mentioned blog candy.  Please be sure and check it out…you will feel good about it even if you don’t win:)


Thank You

Awards From My Blogging Friends!

I have been very behind in picking up awards from some of my blogging friends.  I do hope all of you will accept my sincere apologies for being so lacking as a friend as I promise to try and do better.

I have a few awards to list here and I would like to give a huge Shout Out and “Thank You” to those of you that have bestowed these upon me.

The first award here is from Susan on January 7, 2009, thank you very much. 


This award is also from Susan on November 27, 2008.  Again, thank you very much.

This award is from my wonderful friend Jacquie on November 19, 2008.  Thank you very much.

I received this beautiful award from my dear friend Janet on January 12, 2009.  Thank you very much.
If I have missed any of the awards that have been sent my way it has not been intentional.  If you would like to point it out to me I will be more than happy to correct the issue.
We all know that with every award there are rules that you need to pass out the awards to others that you fee are deserving of it.  I feel every one of my cyber friends are deserving of each of these awards and I cannot possibly list all of you.  So, to you my friends, here are you awards.  Please post them proudly on your blogs because you have all earned them.

Time to Catch Up

Hello everyone.  I know it’s been a while but I hope to do better for 2009.  Things have been rather hectic here just as I’m sure they have been for you too.  However, I have been in a personal funk and I am trying hard to pull myself out of it.

Enough of that.  At least I did take a few pictures of the cards I have made.  Unfortunately I didn’t take pictures of all of them.  Or maybe that’s a good thing, depends on your perspective I guess lol.

This first card is Polly Packages and I got her in an image swap.  Just love this stamp….might have to buy her for next year.bella-cards-445These are from my first set of Magnolia’s.  I joined the Magnolia club and got a whole set of stamps in November…awesome stamps!bella-cards-468bella-cards-458


This next card is a Whiff Of Joy stamp.


Last but not least is a snowman image I received from a group I belong to.  I believe it is from TAC.


That’s all for now.  I hope I haven’t bored you all to death.  Hopefully I will have more to share soon.  I have colored many images that I have to make into cards.  I think what I really need is just a coloring book with good quality pages to color lol.

Oops, I almost forgot my actual Christmas card…can you believe that, duhh!bella-cards-467

Okay, now I’m done.  I hope everyone had a blessed holiday season and 2009 turns out to be everything we all need it to be.  Until next time…


Two Posts In one Day…Wowza!!

Of course this one is also for a blog candy offering going on at Kim’s page at Wish on a Scrap.  I always love to see what Kim is up to…because she’s always up to something…and she’s very good at it.  Yes, I know that was a very long run on sentence but you get my gist right.

Anyway, you have to make a card that incorporates the way you personally dress.  Colors, style, hair color….hopefully not wrinkles hehe.  My card is of a girl painting wearing blue jeans (my staple since I have been off from work) a green top and red hair.  That’s all me.  If I could have done her eyes they would have been green too.  Of course she is make a picture for a card right?


Hugz to all again,

Mwah to da sistahs,


blog candy

Happy New Year to all – and check out the Blog Candy

I have been a very bad blogger and hope to do better for 2009.   I hope everyone had a stupendous Christmas and 2009 shows improvements for everyone.

 Danni at Danni’s Creative Outlet is offering some awesome Valentine’s Day blog candy so make sure you check it out.

I will blog again soon but on my other computer where all of my pictures have been uploaded.  Yes, I have actually made some cards:)

Hugz, Cheri