Friday, August 14, 2009

A little more of the
Jill style!

Friday, June 26, 2009

WOW!!!...what a day. ...mid morning I was told of Farrah Fawcetts' passing. Later in the afternoon...Michael Jackson's. 2 of my Icons growing up....gone forever. what an odd sensation...

I imagine it being like the emotional weekend for my son Billy...when his idol ,Dale Earnhardt Sr. lost his life, even tho that was more sudden and unexpected...or maybe not....I am saddened... for both. You all know that finding a cure for cancer has been on the front of EVERYTHING I do.....poor Farrah never even got to say "yes" to the man that would stand by her through it all. and Michael...the King of leave just before his comeback.....hummm...king of "POP"...married the only child of the King of "rock and Roll"...Maybe Elvis really wanted to meet him. there has got to be some comfort....some more suffering ...for either of them.
I seriously just don't know what to say.......

Monday, June 22, 2009

Cant believe its been so long since my last post... time sure flies! We had our "Relay for Life" event last weekend and raised over $60,000 to help find a cure for Cancer. it was a very emotional relay for me. We (my sister-in-law & I)started our relay team after my Dad lost his battle with Lung Cancer 5 years ago. Just May 27, my Father-in-law lost his battle. There was a heavy feeling in my heart the whole weekend.....but then again, made me glad to be part of such a terrific event that raises so much awareness and hope. We had special guests added to our team this year. My daughter-in-laws parents and aunt spent the day with us. More Cancer losses... We just need to find a cure.

Saturday, April 25, 2009

Some cards I made with "STICKLES"
its like glitter glue only better!
they look almost 3D in real life!

Tuesday, March 24, 2009

We've all gotten them...
the "you have to forward or else!" e mails!...
this one made me think...
(I hate it when tht happens!!!)

ONE. Give people more than they expect and do it cheerfully.

TWO. Marry a man/woman you love to talk to. As you get older, their conversational skills will be as important as any other.

THREE. Don't believe all you hear, spend all you have or sleep all you want.

FOUR. When you say, 'I love you,' mean it.

FIVE. When you say, 'I'm sorry,' look the person in the eye.

SIX. Be engaged at least six months before you get married.

SEVEN. Believe in love at first sight.

EIGHT. Never laugh at anyone's dreams. People who don't have dreams don't have much.

NINE. Love deeply and passionately. You might get hurt but it's the only way to live life completely.

TEN.. In disagreements, fight fairly. No name calling.

ELEVEN. Don't judge people by their relatives.

TWELVE. Talk slowly but think quickly.

THIRTEEN! .. When someone asks you a question you don't want to answer, smile and ask, 'Why do you want to know?'

FOURTEEN. Remember that great love and great achievements involve great risk.

FIFTEEN. Say 'bless you' when you hear someone sneeze.

SIXTEEN. When you lose, don't lose the lesson.

SEVENTEEN. Remember the three R's: Respect for self; Respect for others; and Responsibility for all your actions.

EIGHTEEN. Don't let a little dispute injure a great friendship.

NINETEEN. When you realize you've made a mistake, take immediate steps to correct it.

TWENTY. Smile when picking up the phone. The caller will hear it in your voice

TWENTY- ONE. Spend some time alone.

Wednesday, March 11, 2009

ATC's (Altered Trading Cards) are a Fave of mine...(can ya tell!)
a new challenge...
ABC ATC's!!!!

"L" is for Legs

"T" is for Tango

"H" is for Hello

"G" is for Gossip

All of these ATC's are made with images from Altered Pages
(link on the right)

Not your "typical" alphabet...
but then again..when am I typical??!!!!

Monday, February 2, 2009

"Games" A new ATC
The challenge was to use one of the Tim Holtz stamps to create an ATC.
(ok, 6) then get 5 back. The last one will go to Ted (who owns Stampers anonymous)
It will be great to see what kind of creations I get back! swapping is always so much fun!

Wednesday, January 14, 2009

Its a new year. I cant believe that it took me this long to "update" my blog!
guess I just didnt know what to say....then I got a poem from a friend (thanks Trisha!)
and since it is 3 degrees outside right now...thought it fitting!
Happy New Year to all!

Michigan Winter Poem
It's winter here in Michigan
And the gentle breezes blow,
Seventy miles an hour,
At twenty five below.
Oh, how I love ole Michigan
When the snow's up to your butt.
You take a breath of winter
And your nose freezes shut.
Yes, the weather here is wonderful
So I guess I'll hang around.
I could never leave my Michigan
Cause I'm frozen to the ground!