Tuesday, December 27, 2011

Head over to http://www.ggsreflections.blogspot.com/
 Reflections Two - America From Our RV Door for blog update.

Thursday, July 28, 2011

Riverton, WY and Lander, WY

Here is another link to my travel blog.  I updated it a couple of days ago, but now we are in Colorado Springs at the FamCamp on the Air Force Academy Base.  We will probably stay until Sunday. This FamCamp is a really nice camp.

I will be posting another travel blog telling about our time in Cheyenne, WY. There is so much to see and do here in the western states.....I don't want to go back home.


Tuesday, July 26, 2011

Vintage campers

Check out this blog about vintage campers. Also google, if interested, for Sisters on the Fly.  A group of ladies that camp in vintage campers.



Tuesday, July 19, 2011


We drove into Cody, Wyoming yesterday and quickly found a camp site @ Ponderosa Campground.  Cody is a hoping place with lots to do.  Wish we could stay a week or more, but we have to be back in Georgia mid August.

We just spent a wonderful time with Glenn's brother and family.  We traveled to Glacier National Park and beyond.  We sifted dirt for Montana sapphires (found some), white water rafted, hiked a mountain and generally had a good time.  To read and see many pictures of our adventures, log on to


Tuesday, July 5, 2011


We are presently in Montana.  What a beautiful state.

Big Sky Montana

Majestic Rockies

For more stories on our travels, please see http://ggsreflections.blogspot.com/

Thursday, June 16, 2011


God Answers Prayers!

My sweet little Zada has been FOUND.  We are so very thankful!!  Some people may not believe that God cares about all aspects of our lives but He does.  He cares about what we care about.  God is so good and He answered our prayers.

Zada was missing going on four days. But thanks to FB friends and friends of friends, she was recognized and my daughter received a call.  Sure enough, it was our Zada that some people had fed and watered and was waiting for someone to claim her.

Our little sweet Boston Terrier is safe and sound and happy to be Home.

Tuesday, June 14, 2011


Since we are traveling, we only brought two of our four Boston Terriers with us.  Now I wish we had brought all four.  We left Rico and Zada to keep each other company with my brother who is taking care of our house.  He is between jobs and so we are doing him a favor and he is doing us a favor by watching things at home.

Zada is known to escape and visit the neighborhood.  Somehow she got out of the fence and is lost from us.

She is such a sweet dog and was a source of comfort when my dad was dying.  She would sit in my lap and let me cry.

I pray we find her.  The weather is so very hot and little Boston Terriers cannot stand the heat, but I know miracles can happen.

Friday, June 10, 2011

Father's Day - June 19

Father's Day is June 19 -- I made a few cards but posted them on my other blog,


Can anyone tell me how to make a one word link for url's...simple please.  Thanks.

Have a fun Friday!!

Friday, June 3, 2011

Mini Cards and Mini Purse Card Holder

We are presently in Chandler, OK....I know.....not very far from OKC but my husband wants to attend the Oklahoma District Royal Ranger Pow Wow and the camp is not far from here....so what do I do in my spare time....Craft of course.

My latest creations.

3" x 3" note cards
Mini Cards suitable to go along with a gift.
Mini purse box for holding the mini cards.

Holds the 5 mini cards and coordinating envelopes.
 Bazzill Basics Paper, Dotted Swiss

Embellishments from various companies.

Tuesday, May 31, 2011

Butterfly Card

Since we have been site seeing for a few days  (you can view at http://ggsreflections.blogspot.com/), I haven't crafted too much but I did make this butterfly card the other night.  I used the Cricuit Ashlyn's Alphabet cartridge for the butterfly and Lacey Labels Lite cartridge for the circle.

The patterned background paper is from DCWV Glitter Sweet Matstack, the solid background is from The Paper Studio Pearlized Cardstock and the butterfly and lacey circle are cut from Bazzill Basics Paper Dotted Swiss. I also used The Paper Studio Gemstones Purple Assortment, and stickles.

Sorry about the flash.

Monday, May 30, 2011

Memorial Day

I am  proud  to say we are retired military.  My husband spent 20+ years in the military and mostly in the Infantry.  Even before I married, my parents had a special place in their hearts for military personnel.  Now, we are so proud of our son-in-law and family.  My daughter has a special blog today.  You can view at the following link.  http://belovedsbride.blogspot.com/.

"All gave some, some gave all."

Tuesday, May 24, 2011

Oklahoma City - Tinker AFB FamCamp - May 24 storm

I just updated my travel blog.  So thankful to be ok after the severe storms that passed through Oklahoma City area.  I know My Pink Stamper lives near here and pray her family is ok.  You can view a few pictures on my travel blog...nothing severe...Thank the Lord.


Monday, May 23, 2011

Mini Cards and Matching Box

I posted this on my crafting blog blog most are not following there so here is my latest project.

3x3 note cards and matching box set.

Tuesday, May 17, 2011

Monogram Cards Plus

These are cards I made a few days ago but because I didn't have internet service, I am just now posting.  We are in OK at Tinker AFB Famcamp, but guess what----their internet service is down. My MiFi is slow.

To follow our travels go to http://www.ggsreflections.blogspot.com/

Tuesday, May 10, 2011


On this afternoon (Sunday - Mother's Day) we just stayed around the camper after church.  I made a couple of cards and Glenn was doing some leather craft.  The outdoors was so relaxing.  Great light to craft by.

After crafting for awhile, we took the Bostons for a walk.

This was a steep climb.

Wild turkeys roam the park.

David Crockett State Park is a beautiful park located in Lawrenceburg, TN.
We extended our stay a couple of days, but on Wednesday we will go toward  Memphis.
Hoping we can cross the Mississippi River but it is flooding.

If you are interested, more travel post is at http://www.ggsreflextions.blogspot.com/

Wednesday, May 4, 2011


We are on our RV journey out West.  I hope to post cards, and embroidery projects as I do them but sometime my internet service is limited and very slow.

If you care to follow along on our journey, you can keep up at my other blog, http://www.ggsreflections.blogspot.com/

I also started another blog and I thought I would just use it for crafts, but I haven't really made the transition. That blog is http://www.craftingbygigi.blogspot.com/. I don't know how to transfer my few followers to my crafting blog. I'm not even sure it is possible. I just thought a different address name would be better for the crafts.

Here is another Mother's Day card.

I just loved the butterfly paper from The Paper Studio, Poteeka Souffle.
It is the 4.5" x 6.5" paper pack and  has some nice glittery paper.

Monday, May 2, 2011

Mother's Day Cards

Most of these cards were made with The Paper Studio pack Poteeka Souffle.  Love all the papers in this pack.  I also used a paper doily and Prima flowers and Fiskers punch. The butterfly embellishments are from Recollections I think.

Friday, April 22, 2011

Purple Bunny

My grandson ask for a purple bunny on his card.  He saw a embroidery project I was working on and he wanted the same one.  So, here is his purple embroidered bunny.


I find it kind of  hard coming up with boy cards.  And sometime it takes a considerable amount of time putting one card together. 
 I am amazed by all the other crafters/card makers and how they can produce beautiful cards and projects so fast and be able to join in on numerous blog hops at the same time.  I don't think I will ever be able to do that.  I make so many cutting mistakes on the Cricut......size is an issue....here is an example:  I needed a smaller bunny but this is what cut.. I have Design Studio, but that is a challenge too.   At least I was able to use my mistake in this card even tho he is a bit over sized for this size card, but it is what I had.  Looks like he ate too much chocolate. lol

In posting these pictures I see that I need to do a little trimming on the embroidered card and maybe a googly eye would be cute on the chocolate bunny.

Well, thanks for looking and thanks to all the crafters for sharing their creative gift.

Thursday, April 21, 2011

Wedding Card II

While making the 1st wedding card, I had some cuts that I did not use (mistakes ya know).  Anyway, I wanted to try to utilize my "mistake".  Here is what I came up with.  Since it was my brother's anniversary, I stamped "Happy Anniversary".  It was late getting to them, but I guess and hope it is the thought that counts.

Many things going on at my house...getting ready for our RVing adventure (Reflections Two - America From Our RV Door blog), Easter Cards, embroidery orders.

I don't know if anyone wonders why "Reflections", well, I use to do stained glass and my "business" was called Reflections so I just kept it for my personal blog.

I played around with my card slideshow and now I can't get it back.....is Photobucket broke????  Oh well, I hope you enjoy  the waterfalls.

Sunday, April 17, 2011

Wedding Card

This was kind of a rushed card.  And since I am really a novice at card making I was a little apprehensive but here is the card and the requester was very pleased.  I wish the quality of the pictures were better.  The cards are a little prettier than they show.

I believe the paper is from DCWV and I used tiny pearls around the brides neck, waist and bottom of the gown.  The bride is from the Sweethearts cartridge and the doily is from Lacy Labels.

Thursday, April 14, 2011

Easter Card

I have been holding off to share my Easter Cards, but I will share this one.....and hope my grands don't see.......

The bunny is from the Cricut Sampler cartridge.  The Easter egg paper is from The Paper Studio "Four Seasons", and the pastels are from Colorbok (Walmart). The choc. paper is some that I have had a while and I don't remember the brand.  I also used a Martha Stewart punch and stickles.

BFB Award

I receive another award from Scrappin Rabbit Designs...She is so sweet and creative.

I am passing this on to these ladies because they have been such a help to me through their videos on the web.

Cardz TV - Mary

My Pink Stamper - Robyn

Yoliebean - Yolanda

Now on to my project for today---

I made this card for my Son-In-Law.  This is a  "Welcome Home"  and "Happy Belated Birthday" card.  We are so thankful he is back home from the war safe and sound.  Once again our Lord kept him safe.    

Shhh Carmen -- it will be in the mail soon.

Wednesday, April 6, 2011

A Thing of Beauty Award

Tami at Scrappin Rabbit Designs was so gracious to send me "A Thing of Beauty Award".  Check out her blog.  She is so creative.  http://scrappinrabbitdesigns.blogspot.com/.  I was so surprised!! It was my first award.....so I am not too sure how to accept and send to others but here goes.  Hope this works....

NOTE: Ladies when accepting this award, you must list 5 things about  yourself (including why you like crafting), pass it on to 5 others, and when you post the award to your sidebar, the award creator would like the award linked to her: gracenotes4today
1.  I retired this past September and now I don't know how I found the time to go to work.
2.  We are getting ready to embark on a long RV trip.
3.  When  I was 3 years old I was hit by a car.  I give God the glory for sparing my life.
4.  I am proud of my younger brother even though he is blue.(One of three original Blue Man Group).  
5.  Why I like crafting?    I love creating pretty things. I find it relaxing but still feeling productive.  I have tried my hand at stained glass, machine embroidery, and now card making.  As I say....I am interested in many things but master of none.

I am passing this award to these creative ladies.

1. Yolanda http://yoliebean.blogspot.com/

2. Mary  http://cardztv.blogspot.com/

3.  Carols Cards  http://lovebutterflies2.blogspot.com/

4. Jennifer   http://mycreativecrafting.blogspot.com/

5.  Linda  http://lindascreativity.blogspot.com/

(Yea.....I think it worked....took some time though...but YEA  I'm learning!!)

Happy Birthday Cards

I was asked to do some birthday cards so....here they are.....

They are a little larger than the ones I usually do.  They had to be large enough for numerouse ones to sign.

Friday, April 1, 2011

Easter Card

I have been doing a little machine embroidery for clients and a few Easter Cards for fun, so I thought....why not incorporate the two.  So.....here we go..... I stitched out the chick on my Brother PR600 machine and then trimmed around the design.  I pop dotted the chick on the card papers.  This is also my second attempt at a pedestal card.

The little Chick cracks me up!!