Wednesday, December 9, 2009

WOYWW and its been along time

Hi Everyone!!! boy I’ve missed blogging I can’t believe its been 6 weeks since my surgery and my last post, time fly's I haven't even made

any Christmas cards or gone major shopping, this year my daughters and I are going to see my son/brother and his wife in New York

and feel a little bit guilty and sad my hubby isn't going..1. he has to work and 2. we have a house full of pets and nobody to watch them

so he said to go.

went to the dr’s today for the 6 week check up , I need to do some physical  therapy, so I have to set that up tomorrow

then after the holidays he’s going to do the right hand.

Well I haven't done much crafting at all, made my desk messy and added a few things so I will show you now


some stuff I bought at Ikea boy I love that place


a shelf my hubby put up for me


don't understand how it got so messy I haven't made anything…lol

Thanks for stopping by and have a great week!!

Hugs Norma


Wednesday, October 28, 2009


Hi Everyone, well its Wednesday again boy time goes by fast….this will probably be my last post for a few weeks ,

Today at 10:10 am I'm getting carpal tunnel surgery on my left hand

then after that heels I'm getting done on my right hand..Its been a long road for this and so glad it finally getting taken care of..

hopefully i wont be out of commission for to long, but I will be checking your blogs I love seeing everyone's desk. I know this week I probably

wont be able to comment.. but to let ya know I love seeing your work spaces and I thank you for commenting on mine.. so here it is


And that  Black lump on my chair is one of our other cats we call her

fatbutt  cause she's fat…….LOL

this one is very loveable she likes to snuggle..  :  )

thank you for stopping by

hope everyone has a great Halloween and eat chocolate!!!

Hugs Norma

Thursday, October 22, 2009

I won!! and cupcake challenge

Hi Everyone!! I won something well two things I guess I won the challenge over at Mo's digital challenge blog and an image

I'm so excited cause I just love Mo’s images, now to figure out what one I would like.

And I also made a card for cupcake challenge blog and funny thing is I use a Mo’s digital image too

(before i knew I won) and this weeks challenge is Halloween. so here is my card


thank you for stopping by

Hugs Normajean

Wednesday, October 21, 2009


wow its Wednesday already, boy time is flying by…I'm a little late for posting today

I made a card yesterday for a challenge took a picture and posted put the card aside so the stickles could

dry and guess what little miss kitty stepped on it and ruined it. but I just re did it so everything is good

here is my messy desk again, I'm cleaning it tonight ..


I added a board and I love it and I wanted to thank Paige for the tote idea

it works great and love that too.


So much for the 2nd table missy took that over if its not my chair its the

Be sure to check out the Stamping ground and post your work desk

its addicting and so much fun to see others work area’s



A card for doodle street

Hi Everyone, Today I made a card for  Doodle Street  Cassandra designs some cute

image’s you can find her store Here  And here is my Card, I used a pumpkin that's is in Cassandra’s

shop but i downsized it.


Hugs Normajean

Tuesday, October 20, 2009

Mo’s Digital Pencil

Hi , Hope everyone is having a good week so far, I'm doing pretty good. been bored out of my mind thou, hubby got his hours changed

now he’s working afternoons

So I’ve trying to make more cards so I wont eat so much and I’m so addicted to Facebook its not funny…LOL

so I thought I would try a new Challenge over at Mo's digital pencil This is challenge #2  I have to say out of digi company this is one of my

Favorites. this week challenge was to use fall colors and only 2 embellishments

My embellishments where a bow and dew drops


Thank you for stopping by



Monday, October 19, 2009

Delightfull sketches

Happy Monday..Hope everyone is doing well couple weeks back while blog surfing I came across this blog and I’ve been hooked ever

since she designs the cutes digi images Digital Delights and even has a clear set at clear dollar stamps. I'm so getting into the digi stamps

there fun and easy to download and you can make them any size to fit your project..

this week challenge is a sketch challenge

here is the sketch and my card..



thank you stopping by and hope you have a great week

Hugs Normajean

Wednesday, October 14, 2009

A spoon full of sugar

I finally got a card made for another challenge haven't done this one in along time I really liked the sketch they had this week

over at a spoon full of sugar

here is the sketch and my card.

gms sketch 3


thank you stopping by




Good Morning , its Wednesday again I so look forward to Wednesday just for WOYWW over at the

Stamping Ground

And this week I actually was working, the bigger table is really nice I love it but as you’ll see it also makes a

bigger mess, I bought one of them memory makers cresols(sp) but ended up taking it back it was too big and

I put my markers and scissors'  in it and then i couldn't find them the holes where to deep I noticed a lot of ladies

have them but it just didn't work for me, so now I have to find something else for that stuff

well here is my work desk for this week.


on and my silly cat, she always takes my seat…lol

thank you for stopping by and have a great week



Doodle street challenge

Happy Wednesday, Hope everyone is well. we have another challenge starting today over at

Doodle street this week its a sketch challenge, so come check it out and play along with us this week!

Here is the sketch and my card.

Sketch 03 oct 14th sketch 


Have  a great rest of the week and go check doodle street out

Hugs Normajean

Saturday, October 10, 2009

Digital Delights Challenge at SNR group

Hi Everyone can’t believe It’s Saturday , Today I made A card for Digital Delights

But this time the Challenge is over at SNR group I'm having so much fun with theses

digi’s they are so much fun to color and make cards and stuff with.

so here is my card


I got my first birthday card from my sister today, I love happy

well I'm off to the bank and scrapbook store and visit my daughter at work and get a

coffee drink, maybe pick up some groceries(I hate grocery shopping)

then I want to come home at make some more cards and just veg.

thanks for stopping by



Friday, October 9, 2009

Happy Friday and I made something

Happy Friday, well its been yucky here been raining since last night and its chilly.. guess it makes a good PJ and crafting day..

well over at Digital delights They have some really super cute digi’s I bought a bunch the other day, then while checking the blog earlier this week

she's having something new Tutorials Tuesdays this weeks its a Halloween banner/wall hanging I thought it was so cute I had to try. and I had everything at home

Here is my try for it, I kind of  think it’s cute??


I might just try making another one it was so much fun to make.

go check out digital delights her images are awesome. I want to buy more…lol

thank you

hugs Normajean

Thursday, October 8, 2009

Inky Impressions challenge

Happy Thursday!! hope all is well..This week I got some new stamps and boy are ever cute I love them and surely going to get more.

Nicole is the designer and maker of these, and let me tell the customer service is wonderful, she really enjoys her work and she makes you feel so welcome.

this is her challenge blog Inky impressions challenge blog This will my first post there, you should look at the DT’s cards there too they are awesome.

Its just amazes me how many talent people are out there. now If I could just learn to do the shading part of coloring I would be happy. And I want to thank Pam for inspiring

to color the face like she does I think I got it a little bit . so if you get a chance take a look at this challenge blog and check out the links some wonderful work over there.

So this weeks challenge was to use Halloween or fall colors and this is what I came up with


Thank you stopping by



Wednesday, October 7, 2009

What on your work Desk Wednesday

Let me tell you a lot..With some of the before pictures I will make some of you ladies PROUD of me…..LOL

ok a little story I ordered a new paper cutter, when I got it , it was broke so I sent it back. got a new one. Ok went to make a card and I felt my

table was too small, this paper cutter is bigger and I wanted to just be able to keep it on my table. So when I asked hubby (he was in a good mood)

I think I need another table told him I wanted a table to put my cuddle bug and slice on so I will use it more.

since he bought them for me and kept asking why do you need more stuff how many times you use the stuff I got you.

I said I use it..he didn't believe me so I thought it was a good thing to say,(so I’ll use them more) and to help the matter

a bit I said I have a 10 dollar gift card at Sam’s club . so off I went to Sam's I have a 4ft so hey I thought I’ll get the 6 ft thinking it would fit perfect where the 4ft one was cause there was some

space.. well get home.. guess what it didn't fit so I ended up changing the room around moved an old computer cabinet out and put in the front room(he doesn't know I did this he’s at work)

so threw whole process at one time the whole house was a big mess, but I did it.. still want some shelves to go up and put some stuff away and organize my paper and I think I will be good

for a little while…LOL  and to think all this for a paper cutter….LOL

So Here are the before pictures, oh the cats just loved the

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And the After

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And Thank you Julia your WOYWW helped me get this done faster cause I just love doing this

Be sure to stop by the Stamping Ground and show Julia your work desk

Hugs Normajean !!

Doodle Street Challenge

Happy Wednesday, hope everyone is doing well. Today is a new challenge over at Doodle Street and new release day

I’m so excited. This week challenge is a Color Challenge to use the color Black, Blue and Green

And For this Card I used one of Cassandra’s images.


I just love this turtle its so cute and it can be found at

Doodle street designs

Hope to see you this week at doodle street and join the fun.

Thank you


Sunday, October 4, 2009

Blog Hop Day 2

Happy Sunday and Day 2 of the Doodle street Blog Hop

hope everyone had fun yesterday, I wasn't home all day so I'm sorry for the lack of playing a long

but I'm home today and I'm going to relax and have fun with the Hop. If you came to me first you need to go back to the

Doodle street blog if you got here from Callie's you are on the right track.

Congrats to the winner and have fun hopping today because someone can win today too.

Here is my card for today’s part of the blog hop, on this card I'm using one of Cassandra's images her digi store can be found

here Doodle street designs


thank you playing along with us at doodle street and don't forget to do the challenges they offer every week

ok next blog on the hop is Terri's




Saturday, October 3, 2009

Its Blog Hop time



Hi Everyone Ready for some fun,

We are having a simple blog hop this weekend.

It will be very easy! All you have to do is hop!

The hop starts here Doodle Street and will go through all of your DT blogs.

All you have to do to win is hop, in order, and leave a comment on every blog.

The winners of the hop Saturday will be announced on Sunday. The Sunday winner will be announced here on Monday.

If you came here first you need to go to Doodle street blog

If you came here after Heather's you are right

Here is my card for the Hop I used one of Heathers designs found at

Fresh Brewed designs


Your Next Stop is Terri's

Have Fun and good luck

and don't forget to leave a comment!!

Hugs Normajean

Friday, October 2, 2009

Everybody likes sketch challenges ??

Hi Everyone how's your Friday going its been a wash out here, but at the moment the sun is trying to come out and it stopped raining

Ok just a quick post here. over at Doodle Street  there is an awesome Sketch Challenge Going on

Sketch 01 sept 30th sketch

Doodle Street is a new Challenge Blog and would love it

if you came and played and Tomorrow there's a blog hop

with prizes So hey go check them out..


Hugs Normajean

Wednesday, September 30, 2009

What's on your Work Desk Wednesday

Hi Everyone, wow cant believes its other work desk Wednesday boy time is flying

well this week my desk isn’t tidy is a complete mess so here ladies cant say its to tidy this week…LOL


I so look forward to doing this every week , Its fun looking at your work desks

its helps with ideas too, oh like that really cool and trying to do it.

oh and my name plates to hang on the wall well got them all painted and

picture hook thingies on the back so maybe today I will put them

so be sure to stop by the Stamping Ground and post your work desk!!

Hugs Normajean

Doodle Street Challenge # 3

Happy Wednesday Everyone the Weekend is almost here and I'm excited about it too, this weekend is the Blog Hop over at

Doodle Street Designs

But For today we Have a New Challenge this weeks is a sketch challenge

Here is the great Sketch that Cassandra made, I love this sketch its simple but you can make some awesome

cards with it.

Here is the sketch

Sketch 01 sept 30th sketch

And My Card 



This what I'm starting to love about Digi’s

what's great about them is you can resize them This is one image

that in my photo program put them together to look like a family..

So Please go check the other DT cards they made some awesome cards

Thank you for stopping by

Norma Jean

Design team member

Doodle Street Designs

Tuesday, September 29, 2009

Come join the fun!!

Hi Everyone hope everyone is having a good week so far, mine is busy. Just wanted to remind everyone about the new challenge blog Doodle Street

tomorrow September 30th a new challenge and then for the big news is we’re having a blog hop with prizes October 3rd and 4th I'm excited its going to be

a lot of fun.  And don't forget to check out there digi stores too. some really great images and more to come.

You Have Heathers store Fresh Brewed


Cassandra's  store Doodle Street

Thank you and hope to see you at the Blog Hop and The Challenge Blog



Wednesday, September 23, 2009

Im so excited!!!

Hi everyone, well I got some great news, you may have noticed I been posting and talking about the new challenge blog Doodle street

and the new digi’s  stores that couple friends opened Heathers fresh brewed and Cassandra's  Doodle Street

Well I got chosen to be on there Design Team !! I'm so excited This is A first for me and I so hope I do good.

I just wanted to thank the ladies for giving me a chance It really means a lot

so thank you

Here is the recent card I made


So go check them out you will not be disappointed

this weeks challenge is get well or thinking of you

and I'm also really excited to working with some wonderful ladies, and they

are also offering incentives this week!

For every 10 people that participate (not just comment) we will offer one free image to a random winner from each shop!

So spread the word and start creating!

thank you for stopping by

Hugs Normajean

What on your work desk Wednesday

Hi Everyone, I actually Like Wednesdays now, I’ve been making some cards the past couple day, and I clean up my desk area last night it was very you can see I never painted

them words yet maybe today, so I took a picture of my messy floor. and my storage area.. The wood floor is yucky about 2 months ago after and animal accident I ripped up the carpet

was going to sand the floor and re stain it, well we haven't done it yet and after a couple weeks I put everything back in there because we couldn't walk in the front room!  so I'm hoping

that will be a later fall or winter project..And thank you for the nice comments last week on my craft area.. I truly love this. Its great seeing other’s work area’s

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I have a collection of magazines going that is just some of them I need to find a place for them.

thank you for stopping by and lets see your work area . and be sure to stop by the The stamping ground

to Julia’s blog and post your area .

Thank you and have a great Wednesday

Hugs Normajean

Tuesday, September 22, 2009

couple more doodlestreet challenge cards

Hi everyone hope everyone is having a good day, wow cant believe I made a couple more cards. A couple friends from cafemom have started there own challenge blog doodle street

and digital store. today's cards are made using cass’s designs doodle street store go check it out she has some awesome designs there so cute. and this week she's having a sale buy 2 get 1 free

here are my cards using cass’s images




thank you for stopping by

Hugs Normajean

Saturday, September 19, 2009

Doodle street challenge

Hi Cant believe I made another card this weekend maybe my Mojo is coming back a little bit..

I made this card for the new digi store and challenge blog called Doodlestreetdesigns

here is the sketch challenge and my card..

Sketch 02 


Thank you stopping by and have a good weekend

Hugs Normajean

Friday, September 18, 2009

The Sugar Bowl

Hi Everyone, hope your Friday was good, Mine was but it cost me money.. Youngest Daughters 18th Birthday is Monday And she wanted the Ipod touch and since we didn't throw her a graduation

Party and its her 18th I said I wanted to get her the 32 gig.. well my other daughter came over and saw it, and said gee you didn't spend that on me..LOL so guilt hit me so I bought her a 100 school book she needed so now she's

so for the card I made for the sugar bowl challenge is two cards in one, for the challenge and my daughters birthday card.. boy and did I have a time with this one too, my mojo left me and I got a card all made for the challenge and went to look at the site again, and realized  I got the color part of the challenge wrong forgot all about that part so I made it all over again.

so here the sketch/with pink and brown


And My Card



Thank you for stopping by and have a great weekend

Hugs Normajean

Wednesday, September 16, 2009

What on your Work desk Wednesday

Hi again, Its  Work desk Wednesday I had fun doing this last Wednesday and wanted to do it again..I got 3 pictures to show this week

one of the new cabinets I bought at Michaels I had one bought 2 more I want more this week they are on sale for 14.99  then my work area, I'm working

on repainting the words I want to hang on my walls.  then my little helper on the computer desk..

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Thanks for stopping by lets see your work desk!!

Hugs Normajean

DT call for doodlestreet

Hi Everyone, And Happy Wednesday Boy my mojo has completely gone out the window and I haven't been able to find it

But I wanted to try this DT spot, I know I wont make it but I mainly wanted to try for support of the this new challenge blog

Doodle street a couple of friends I met along time ago on cafe mom opened up a digi store and a challenge blog go check out

the link posted for all the info.

here are my entries for this



thank you for looking and have a great day!!



Thursday, September 10, 2009

It was a crazy and happy day!!

Hi everyone, no card for me today again, I feel crafty but I'm a bit lazy, then with my neck and wrist problem makes it hard to do stuff

lately I'm going 85% of the day with my neck and wrist feel like they are on fire ,throbbing wrist and finger tips feel tingly, its getting me upset more now

I want them to fix this!! I got a Myelogram Tuesday that is suppose to show more go in next Thursday for the results .. well anyway.. I wanted to tell you a little

about my day, earlier this week I got an email and a letter in the mail about one of my favorite scrapbook store, she's closing her store. 

can you believe it she wants to I left the house around 920am store opens at 10 this is a special sale

well I'm thinking I know people will be there but it shouldn't be that bad its the first day. well I was

ladies where lined up around the building. my first thought was forget it, but I drove out of the way to go here, I'm stopping and waiting.

well only so many people can fit in the store so one left one went in actually the wait wasn't really all that bad..

I bought some stuff and want to go back for more, if anything is left.. the ladies that made it in first got the best deal they bought the displays racks, for pretty cheap

I wanted something for paper, but they where already sold..So after about 2hrs of waiting ,shopping and waiting in line I left for my real designation My Moms house.

Today is my Mom’s 85th Birthday.I made her a card using a hanglar image and bought her a gift, funny thing though she took my card and said she was hiding it from my 

see on mothers day I made her a card using a magnolia, she just loved it. well later that day I

guess my dad decided it was stupid cause it didn't have a mouth or nose, so he drew one on..LOL boy mom was mad…lol

well we had a very nice visit and I came home with a few things of hers , that I thought was special and has a lot of memories

Scrapbooking has been around when our mothers where young, my husbands mom had scrapbooks with journaling in them like today. its just amazing to see

things the same growing up just a bit different.   this is my moms scrapbook  I just wanted to show the book and a couple pic’s

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thanks for visiting, hopefully this week I can make something

Hugs normajean