4th of July Tree

•July 12, 2011 • Leave a Comment

Here is my 4th of July Freedom Tree! I made the cutouts using the Cricut Independence Day and  Cricut Decals cartridges on my Cricut Expression 2. I also used twine from The Twinery to hang my cut outs. Finally, I decided to laminate the cut outs since the tree is located on my screened in porch.

Freedom Tree



Cricut Circle – May 2011 Magazine Challenge – Make It Your Way

•June 4, 2011 • 1 Comment

The project that inspired me to create something my own way was from the Girl Time Layout shown in the May 2011, Cricut Circle Magazine. I just love the sentiment “Girl Time” that I cut out from the Cricut Paisley Cartridge.

My daughter Erin and I recently went to a tea luncheon at a lovely restaurant in Troy, Ohio called Eleanor’s Tea Cottage. Believe it or not we were there on the actual day of the Royal Wedding of Prince William and Princess Catherine. We had so much fun at our grown-up tea party. On the menu, was Raspberry Ice Tea, Finger Sandwiches, Yummy Desserts and were able to choose our favorite flavor of our hot tea. We couldn’t resist tying on the hats that were hanging on the walls throughout the shop. We just had to take a few photos from our fun time together! The photos were taken on my cell phone, not crystal clear, but certainly good enough to print and save. I used the Cricut Essential Cartridge for the frames around our pictures. Tea Time was cut out with the Cricut From My Kitchen Cartridge.

I found a stash of various paper from different vendors and tried my best to match the main 12×12 paper which was from the DCWV Nana’s Kitchen Stack. Last but not least, I used the Imaginisce i-rock tool and clear gems that I colored with Copic markers.

Mother and daughter enjoying girl time together!

Mini Cards using goodies from some of my favorite supplies.

•April 23, 2011 • Leave a Comment

Just had to post these adorable mini cards that I made using craft supplies from some of my favorite craft suppliers:

Clear sentiment stamps from Above Rubies Studios,  and Hero Arts.

Paper and embellishments from Studio Calico.

My Thanksgiving Place Cards-Thank you Hero Arts!

•December 2, 2010 • 1 Comment

I just wanted to share with you a wonderful download I found on the Hero Arts website


They have the best stamps and an awesome design team.  These are super easy to make, especially using

the digital images included. All you have to do is print the template on your printer, cut out, color and glue

the images to card stock.  Here is a photo of the finished project;


Kathy's Thanksgiving Place Cards





Tea Time

•August 20, 2010 • Leave a Comment

With all the bad press about diet soda and the harmful effects of artificial sweeteners, I decided to switch to drinking freshly brewed teas. Summer is the best time to brew a pitcher of your favorite tea. It is so easy when using the proper tools. After doing a bit of researching on the web, I found a wonderful site called Teavana.com. It is such a great site, very informative, especially for new tea drinkers and has the best products. You need to take a look http://www.teavana.com

Here is a photo of one of the teas that I recently brewed:

Rooibos Apple Lemon Pomegranate

What is in my tea cup today:

Hello world!

•May 18, 2010 • 1 Comment

It’s Sunday evening and I am just sitting down at my computer contemplating on what to do.

I am new to blogging and thought I would give it a try. I love reading blogs and decided, why not start one of my own.

I love taking photos of the family, pets, nature, and random stuff that I find interesting enough to capture with my camera.

I will make an honest effort to post photos here on my blog that I feel are worthy enough to catch someone’s eye.

Hope everyone had a wonderful week.

Gazebo at Pines Pet Cemetery

Here is a photo that I took at a nearby pet cemetery. The weather was beautiful and the cemetery has just finished adding a new building and updates. I was sitting below this gazebo and looked up to find the most beautiful late spring sky. I liked the contrast of the black iron work against the sky and thought this would make a great shot.