Friday, December 19, 2008

WOW.......Featured on Treasury West!!!

Okay, it has been awhile since I last posted in this blog........sorry! I tend to gravitate to more than I do to this blog for some reason. Been very busy this past month, working, making cards, making cookies, decorating, keeping warm, etc, etc. Oh well, such is life in the big city and little hamlets.

Hey, for the first time ever, I was featured on 'Treasury West' I sure was surprised. Well, here is the shot of the treasury. There, top row, left side of the treasury, is my card.
Pretty exciting I tell ya...................>
Just now showing off the treasury. Just a little slow. Kinda bummed out that my Christmas cards did not sell via my Etsy store. But did sell some Christmas cards to a trucker friend of my husbands. Now I should be able to get my CUTTLEBUG, and make some new kinds, which should be fun.
What else is going on....mmmmm...lets see???? Been pretty busy working my merchandising job. For a part time job they sure keep me busy staying in Appleton, which is very fine with me....when the gas prices were up to $4 it sure was tuff to keep the tank even 1/2 full and when I am criss-crossing across the town of Appleton and into Kaukauna, makes for an expensive job. We still owe $1200 on this car for work done by the service station.........yikes and the car still has a few other flaws........hope it lasts till Jesus returns.
Anyways, gas prices have been pretty good, sitting at $1.71 as of yesterday. Wondering what will happen when Obama takes office where the gas prices will go?????? I am not a Democrat and did not vote for Obama, soooooo we will see where this world goes. I know one thing, when King Jesus comes back to rule this world, things will be just as it should be. PERFECT!!
January begins my Social Security............YAY, RAH, RAH, can hardly wait!!! WE are going out for a steak dinner......what a relief! I do plan on keeping on working as a merchandiser, that will keep me active, and if I could sell some more cards every now and then that would be great too!
Well, I am going to wrap this post up for now, if I don't get back before the new year.......Have a wonderful Merry Christmas and a prosperous New Year......2009......WOW! Who would have thought we would make it this far before the return of Jesus........well keep your eyes towards the east cause you just might see his soon return!
Have a great day..........Louise

Saturday, November 1, 2008

Winter, Summer, Spring and Fall

This was winter 2007-08. My beautiful rose bushes are under all that snow. We have lived in the house since 1991 and never saw the snow this high................................................yuke!!!!! I thought winter would never end. But it did, and we had a wonderful Spring and Summer. It wasn't till August and September we bagan to enjoy our porch and actually eat out there. I will be looking forward to the signs of spring 2009 and eating out "on our porch".
Gosh, I am going to miss summer and my beautiful flowers.........I am just hoping the winter is not as bad as it was winter 2007-08 (see above picture). We were raking leaves today and putting up alot of the leaves for mulch. Whew a lot of work for two 60+
Have a wonder day - Louise

Sunday, October 19, 2008

5th Treasury is my 5th treasury..........Sunrise and Sunsets...........hold on, I am going to try something..........going to copy and paste from my other blog the things I said. Here goes.............

Here is my newest treasury that I got last Sunday, late, very late (1am) in the evening (morning). I love sunsets and sunrises. There is such a sence of peacefulness in the colors brushed across the sky. Then to think how big and how hot that sun is, that we are not scorched and burned alive. The One who created this universe sure did a GOOD's hard to believe in the big bang theory!

I love fall also, the crispness of the mornings, the trees turning their beautiful colors.......every color you can possibly think of is used. How could one not believe there is a God who created this World? I would rather believe there is a God, then not believe there is a God........there is safty in believing and knowing that Jesus Christ is my Lord and Savior and of this world and the world to come. And it was all done at the Cross and through the blood of Jesus, once and for all.......whosoever will, will never die.

You have a great day in the LORD JESUS CHRIST!!!!!!


Sunday, October 5, 2008

cRaFt SaLe ToDaY!!!

Welp, today was my very first craft sale..........there were over 300 vendors displaying their wares. We were wedged between a soy candle lady and two jewelry ladies and both travel the circuit going to craft fairs across the state. Not sure that is something I would like to do, don't know, have to think about this for awhile.

Being it was my first sale, I guess it was apprapoe to only sell ONE card at $2.50, a pansy card. Oh well, least I sold one card. If you want to know more about the craft sale go to my other blog at: I will add pictures to this blog also, here they are as follows:
It was a lovely day in the morning and as the day got older, it got colder and the sun disappeared. Glad the day is over, guess I was really tired, cause I sat down on the recliner at 4 and slept till about 9 or so, now I am wide awake and raring to go. NOOOOO don't feel like making any cards for awhile, but I do have an order for Christmas cards, so I think I shall start working on them now till Christmas, don't want to be doing them at the last minute. All people are going to get this year are a Christmas card and a packet of cards..............easy gifts to give!!!!
Well, I shall close this post for today.
Have a good day............Louise

Sunday, September 7, 2008

TiMe Is GeTtInG aWaY fRoM Me.................Or How fast the time flies!!!

YES.......the time is flying by, here it is September already..............where has this year gone to?????? When we are young we can hardley wait to get older and when we are old we wish we were young again. Never happy are we. My mom would say............"don't wish your life away it will go fast enough" I never understood what she meant when I was young, but now I do. Oh Well, like the bible says, we are just a vapor.........smoke blowing into nothingness. Here today, gone tomorrow.

Alot has happened these last couple of months.................working, gardening, eating, sleeping, making cards and jewelery, the olympics, the Democratic and Republican conventions...........I kept up more with the GOP then I did the DEMs..............I don't really care for Obama and what he stands for..............I do believe I will vote for McCain and Palin. It is the only way for me to go and feel like my vote counted. I have a grave feeling that if Obama gets in as Pres. we are in for a heap of trouble and life as it is will never be the same.
Well I think I will close this blog for tonight, as it is 1:20 am that seems to be the normal time I crash, my body is saying............sleepy time!!!! Before I close let me add a beautiful picture of my roses from the garden.

Talk to you later.........Louise

Wednesday, July 30, 2008


Well, I am learning, there is always something new to learn, learning is what we are here for, it is said that once you think you know it all, what else is there to do but die. Well, I am not ready to die yet so I guess I just will keep on'a learning.

Here's what I learned tonight........................>
Yep, I learned how to take a picture of my store then put it in "paint" then fiddled around and cut and pasted and wala here is what I got. These are the directions I used........Click ctrl and print scree button, then open paint, then click ctrl and V (view) then save as (jpeg). To get just the pictures I cut then pasted, back into paint and renamed again in jpeg..........will have to try it again to see if it works then write it down................ramble, ramble, ramble.

My first two cards are new to the store, "I love Paris" although I have never been there and my "Dried Pansies" happy Birthday cards. I have been really happy with my store, and it's been fun, I would like to see more things sold, not sure what the hold up is. Prices are right in line with most other card stores, guess the right person has not come along yet.

I am going to start selling some of my stamps, a few here and and a few there.......maybe they will be a hot item. Two stamps for the price of one, most of my stamps will be 1/2 price, and there is very little use and they are still in good shape.

Will be adding a few more earrings and a few bracelets, possibly as's if I make them and not want to wear them. I really admire so many of the Etsy jewelery artists, they make such beautiful jewelery PLUS they are able to sell 100's of pieces.........that's the trick you know, to keep your stuff before the customer........using eye catching photography, bright colors, yep...........

Well, I think I will close this blog for today, been rambling on like as if someone will really read you take care and take JESUS!!!!!!

Saturday, July 12, 2008

MY NEWEST TREASURY................

Ok.......this will be quick...............I just put up a new treasury last night 12:30am on 7/12/08. I am thinking this may be my last one for awhile as I have done 3 treasuries and do not see any sales from it, although it is fun, it seems to create alot of busy work that I don't really need. I just wish a few more of my cards would sell. Oh Well!! I have forgotten how it feels to see a card sold and the number change and then get feedback. Well, you have a good day and I hope you like this 3rd and final treasury for the month of July.
Blessings and have a good day.

Thursday, July 3, 2008

My Second Treasury on Etsy

Early this mornning I made my second treasury.............I was so excited about it AND I got a picture of it too..........I hope, hope, hope...................Here I go to see. Well there it is, maybe a little blurry, but it is there.

Sunday, June 29, 2008

Finally a treasury on Etsy

This is an update on the first treasury...........I never got a picture of it so it is lost in Etsy land....(sigh). So there is no way to check it on Etsy. Oh well, that is life.....sometimes it just plain sucks.
Do please check out my first treasury on Etsy............I have to figure out how to get the pictures generated on this blog.............v-e-r-y s-l-o-w at learning, I guess. Well, I found out it will cost more money to get my treasury on this blog............guess I will do it this way.......just press the link and it will take you directly to my treasury at Etsy, then press the arrow to return back here. I convoed all the artists to let them know they were in my treasury........they were happy to you can see I am very happy to have gotten a chance to do a treasury.

I am working at getting another set of cards and earrings in my Etsy store.............this newest set will be in yellow and golds, I am thinking of calling the set "Sunflower Surprize" or something like's a picture of my latest earrings and cards. I called them Blue Lighthouse cards and Blue Lighthouse Earrings. Not a very catchy title......but hey, the are a set. Go to my store at: and you can buy them there. The total price for both is: $15.00 + postage. or you can buy them seperately.

Well, I think I will cut this blog short, as I am getting sleepy and it is past my nape time. Usually when 3:00pm rolls around my eyes are getting about now.

So have a great day...........Louise

Sunday, June 15, 2008

Father's Day

Well, today is Father's Day...........I did most of my writting on the other blog, if you would like to check it out, go to: I wrote about Pops, JP, going on a diet and my card making for JP and Pops. I have not yet taken a picture of the lighthouse card yet, next issue of this blog. Well, I need to go, it is getting late and I am getting tired. bye for now.

Saturday, May 17, 2008

Thank You cards

This is going to be a short blog today...........If you would like more news go to there I talked about my husband's birthday presents and gave you a rhubarb recipe too.......yummy! (His birthday cake)

This is my new set of "Thank You" cards, 4 cards in all for $11 (that would be 2.75 a piece, still cheaper then the store, well, if you go to Dollar General you can get 2 cards for $1, BUT they are not homemade). Two fishies and two butterflies placed on tags. I had fun making these, could let my creative juices flow.
If you like my cards, go to my little shop at: Paypal will walk you through the transaction. Here's a few more pictures.

Well you have a great day and enjoy the beautiful weather!!!!!

Sunday, May 11, 2008

A New Pair of Earrings

These look a little bit blurry....mmmmmmmm think I will try another picture.

This looks better, you get the idea......I made a pair for myself, seem to wear these all the time, they go with everything I wear. Both the black and pink toppers and bottom beads are glass with a metal bead in the middle. Very simple but elegant. I am selling them on my etsy store for $6.50 and $1.50 postage ($8 total). If you are interested go to my store. I will take paypal and you can also use your credit card and paypal will walk you through the payment procedure.

Well you have a good's 1:06am, time to go to bed, as you can see I am a night owl. I probably will go back to and see what is on the forum and chime in alittle bit before I hit the sack. TTYL :)

Mother's Day

Well today was Mother's Day. I am a mother, but not really. Gave my baby up for adoption in 1969...........39 years ago???????? So I am a "birth mother" My how time has flown.... I found Tiffany over the's a long story but we do communicate via IM messaging once a week or so. We haven't met face to face, probably the only reason being "distance and money" She lives in North Carolina, I live in Wisconsin. Plus maybe we are both shy. I know I am.......we've talked a couple of times on the phone, she has sent lots of pictures of her, and the two boys, Dalton and Devan. So I guess we have a good relationship, just the way it is. If we are meant to meet, it will happen.

Today was nice, got a pretty pink rose and a chocolate hearshy bar at church.......mmmmmm almost gone. Mother's Days in the past have been depressing, but since I found Tiffany they have been bearable to live through. I always hated when the mothers were acknowledged at church, I was always told to stand, (I wanted to hide) but, I would stand just to appease people. When Mother's Day would draw closer, I just wanted to hide......hated Mother's Day.

Yesterday JP and I went on a splurge, bought some lattice for morning glories to climb up and some flowers oh and some Italian basil and chocolate mint....mmmmmm smells so good. We even ate out, I had chicken and JP had a pork chop, we had a coupon $2 off so that helped, then the $2 became the waitresses tip. Quick in and out money, she gave it to us and we gave it back. :)

Well then we came home and planted some flowers and put up the lattice, hopefully the morning glories will grow up the lattice. Last year I trained the morning glories to grow up string............looked nice but not very professional. Here's a picture.
I will have to take a picture of the lattice, looks actually nice, hopefully it will add a little bit of "curb appeal" to the house. JP has really gotten into the "flower thing" and wants to plant flowers all over the place. Should look nice around here after awhile. I can hardly wait.

Here's another picture of Morning Glory, they sure looked pretty last summer. I started some "Passion Flowers" a few weeks ago, but they did not germanate. Gosh I spent $2.29 for that package and there were only 5 seeds.......good grief!!!! Too late to take the seeds back to the store. So I guess blue and white morning glories will be growing this summer. They are old seeds, so hopefully they will grow.

I guess I will close this blog for now............maybe add a few more pictures of some earrings I made, I think this blog is for earrings, I did put some earrings up in the other blog. Most likely I will get confused and put cards and earring on this one or the other......oh well what ever works. Have a good day.

Friday, April 25, 2008

Blog Number 2

This is my second blog of which is (I hope) more colorful. As for blog number 1, I will still use it, in what fashion I am not sure. Maybe this one will be for earrings and that one for cards, or visa versa. For now, I am still lets just have some fun and see what comes up.
To your right is one of my fashioned earrings, just plan glass beads from Wal-mart. So the price is not high, $7. I have not gotten into the Sworovski crystal as yet.............when I do the price will
For now I am just having fun making earrings and shopping around to see what I can find and what looks pretty. One problem I have run into though is that I have to make two pairs at a time, one to sell and one to wear on my ears of this may not be a big money maker, hopfully the cards will "take off and fly away" one at a time or in sets of 8 (2 birthday, 2 sympathy, 2 get well, 2 blank), this is my plan in the next couple of weeks. See how it goes.
Well I think I will close this blog for today as it is 5:17pm and I really did not do all that I wanted to accomplish today.........ha, the dishes are still in the sink and the kitchen is a mess!!!!