OK going to try and do my first post on my blog . Never done this before so have
trouble understanding the use.
Today is a cloudy going to rain and is 78 here today here in Lafayette, Indiana.
So far it's been a great day .
Up and dressed and going to make some cards - Big Woo Hoo to that - any day that you can craft and make something to lift someone else up it's a great day right!!!
Ok so a little about me
My name is Chris -
(Umm let’s see I’m a chatter box so since it is my blog I shall chatter and you can just shut me off if I talk to much-LOL)
I am married to Duane for 8 years - we build a beautiful ranch home in 03 and I so love doing the gardens and seeing the flowers grow.- We have a large veggie garden area we put in but due to all the back surgeries I have had we decided to not do that one this year . We have a good life here. God has provided for me very well.
I grew up in Foster homes - taken away from my mother for her child abuse to me.
And it seems God just wants to challenge me for the rest of my life- I am faithful to him and I know there is a plan - haven't figured it out. But the Life I have lived has been rewarding - I cared for the elderly all my life- first in nursing homes then got into In home health care - so loved that - guess that is why the body is the way it is - lifting people twice my size- but I learned many things at the foot of the elderly as I washed and put lotion their feet.
And taking care of Hospice patients - oh my, the dear ones I have held in my arms as they went to heaven. My life was touched by each and everyone.
I have had 3 sons - lost the first from crib death he would have been 39 this coming
this Saturday - remember that night like it was yesterday .
Kevin was born 2 years later he now lives in MO with his Girlfriend and he now has 2 children - a boy and girl - Baby girl was born in May . Hope to be able to go to Kevin's in Sept as it is Cason's BD - and we haven't seen them since May.
My youngest Brad and his wife and 2 sons live in Mo too -but a long way away from Kevin.
Hate that they all live so far away - makes being grandma hard.
We have 4 furbabies - Jonah-Noah-Jacob-and Matthew
Better known as like Joanie- The BooBoo kitty-Jaky- and Mattie
Poor things don't know what there real names are.
BooBoo kitty got his nick name because whenever he gets out of Jonah's sight Jonah crys for him- he thinks Boo Boo he's his kitty-lol so I would always say "Joanie did ya lose your Boo Boo Kitty again?" And we just start calling him that.
Jonah and Noah are purchased babies from PA - they are Himalayans and brothers as they are from the same parents but Jonahs is from a litter which was only him and Noah from a litter of 8. Noah is a big 17 lbs. OK then we adopted Jacob is a biggggggggggggggggg kitty bigger then Noah - Matthew has asthma - and has to take pills everyday and have special food that I have to blend up with baby cereal- he's only 8 lbs and the sweetest baby.. Jacob is a big gray kitty -he looks to me like "Tom" from the "TOM & JERRY" cartoons- and Matty is a grey/black/ brown tiger Tabby baby.
I have been rubber stamping since 1989 and have many stamps and I do mean many - over 10, 000 - grin - addiction - what addiction? The craft room is stuffed and I so enjoy it.
I have just managed to get copic's by some fluke of nature here's that story- all true!
OK so on Wed at Goodwill it's 30% off day for us old folks- so I always go on a Wed- never on a Monday - and a never rainy Monday at that!
But one rainy Monday morning I wake up and something in my mind keeps saying go to Goodwill.
So I do
I always - ALWAYS go to the far end and make my way down the goodies isle before clothes- always on the hunt for stamps or anything for craft room before covering my butt ya know- LOL- hey priorities!!!
So this day I go down the third isle instead- why, I have noooooooooooooo clue.
as I get to the end of the isle and start to turn the corner- I see this like produce bag - like you put veggies in at the grocery store- and it's all wrapped around with packing tape - but I see lots of colors-- LOTS- and I pick it up like thief in the night looking both ways as I am sure what it is and don't want anyone else to see my find- I turn it over and the Price is................
Are you ready???????
Wait for it........
OK $5.99!!!! No kidding
I start to tremble and I go up to the counter and the lady says -" well you didn't get much today" - I usually have a cart of goodies to share with my friends-- so I say” oh I just got these old markers thought they'd be fun for the kids to play with"""
when pigs fly-- anyway I get to the car and I start to shake cause I know I have pulled off the deal of the year- even if only a few are still writable.
I when straight home and cut open my treasure- oh my word there are 88 of them and all like new!!!!!!! ( told someone 74 earlier but forgot to add the doubles )
So that’s my story and I'm sticking to it!!!!!!!
These were bought at Hobby Lobby each had a $6.89 sticker on it- can you image!!
I have just purchased some magnolias and am new to them and of course the copic's but hey we all have to start somewhere. I thought I was a great card maker but then I see the cards on the MAGNOLIA-licious club site and it is oh my I can't color and blend things like that- I used Tombows and Marvy's before but never did blending stuff.
OK so guess is a good getting off place - hope you will enjoy my site as I learn how to use it .
If anyone wants to add and say hi I would so appreciate any comments - and as soon as I get a chance and someone shows me how I will add all those cool side sites I see on every ones blogs.
And pictures - how do I get them on here?
God bless you all and always remember :
God Never gives us more than we can handle !!!!!!
1 Corinthians 10:13