Saturday, November 26, 2011

Saturated Canary Challenge

Hi Again, I finally made a Card for Saturated Canary I just love Krista Smith’s Images

I’ve been wanting to do one the challenges but just haven't gotten the time, but today I did

so Here it is,  Sorry I don’t have anything exciting to talk about.. Got most of my Christmas shopping done, yay!

so here is my card , hope you like it


Thank you for stopping by and have a great day


Norma Jean

Another Dangle Charm Swap

Hi Everyone, Hope everyone is enjoying the long weekend, I’ve been bored out of my mind, hubby is hunting

so between playing on the computers and trying to make some Christmas cards.  I made another dangle charm for

a swap on Life on the Scrap Beach  this one is Christmas either Vintage or Toyland theme

Thought I would try Vintage and this is what I came up with


also made a tag to go with it..

thanks for stopping by..


Norma Jean

Thursday, November 24, 2011

wow long time no post

Hi Everyone, I haven't posted anything on my blog for such a long time, been busy working after 10 hr’s days and 2 hr’s drive time, I don’t feel much

like crafting.. but I have been making Dangle Charm for Swaps at the Life On the Scrap Beach and Mini Albums Scraps Both are great

sites for all kinds of Swaps.  Today Is Thanksgiving and I'm staying home all by myself, hubby is hunting and I just want to stay home, not much into over

eating and watching people sleep afterward. Plus I don’t get much time off from work so I'm enjoying these days off, hopefully to clean and craft..

here are some of the dangles Ive been making, the ones I got in return are just beautiful..


Christmas Dangle and Tag to go with


I got another one I made will post picture after get it uploaded on computer, Im hoping to make some Christmas Cards today

too, Hope everyone has a Good Thanksgiving and thanks for stopping by

Saturday, September 24, 2011

A few things Ive been doing

Hi Everyone!!!  wow been awhile since I posted anything, just been working and doing a few craft things, lately I'm into these dangle charms

over at life on the scrap beach, and I actually made a card for my daughter’s birthday which was the 21st of sept, my Baby is no longer a

teenager, she is 20 now and I sure miss her being little, I feel so old now…lol

I'm just going to post the things I've been making I might come back and add my card to a few challenges,

My Mom and Dad Cemetery marker finally got placed Thursday, that was very hard to see, but the marker is beautiful

I know my mom would like it..  so first is the card I made, then the dangle charm and tag to go with it

Thank you for stopping by

Hugs Normajean


a few card challenge putting this card in

People-Digital tuesday

Anything goes—Creatalicious



Saturday, August 20, 2011

Dangle Charm

Hi Everyone, once again its been awhile since I posted anything, these work hours are killing me and my craft time, but I

did manage to sign up for a Swap over at Life on the Scrap Beach, this a Great site for swaps, Its takes me awhile to get

up the guts to sign up for something since this one isnt due until sept I thought I would give it a try



We Had to make a tag also, I took the pearl dots off and added lace trim, but forgot to take a picture..

well its pouring and thundering right now, better get off puter just in case

thank you for stopping by

Hugs Norma Jean

Wednesday, July 13, 2011


Hi Everyone!!, boy its been a long time since I posted on WOYWW

but I thought before I left to work I would show you my messy desk

and the paper rack I made using a  wire storage thing I bought That I didn’t like set up the way it was

suppose to be , haven't had to much time to craft lately but I'm trying so here is my desk for this week

I got some chip board cut up I want to make a mini album of my Mom and Dad very soon



Thank You for stopping by

Hugs Norma Jean

Monday, June 27, 2011

Birthday Card

Hi Everyone, Well I should of went to work today, I only have a few vacations days left, but I woke this morning feeling very sad

I still cant believe both my parents are gone, yesterday was a week for my dad and today is 2 weeks for my mom

so my husband and I went to the cemetery this morning and got them flowers , you can put up shepherd Hooks and Hanging Baskets

so I got a double hook and two hanging baskets, It looked nice.

On a happier note yesterday was my sister’s birthday and I made her a card, which Im putting it in a few challenges


I used Copic’s to color and the flowers and corner piece is from

Wild Orchid Crafts

Challenges I'm entering


Lovely-Haenglar-only –Card for a Girl

Just magnolia and Hangler – Butterfly's

The Stamp Man—butterfly's and dragonfly's

CCEE Stampers—Pink

Sweet Stampin - something new something old- Image is old, the corner metal thingy is new

Thank you for stopping by

Hugs Norma Jean

Friday, June 24, 2011


There is a new challenge blog starting July 1st, I'm super excited about this one, I have a Cricut expression and don’t use

it that much , because I really don’t know a lot about it… so this will be great to challenge me to try new things..

here is the link to the new blog   Cricut 360

also on the blog now is a chance to win a cartridge  by spreading the word

so go spread the word!!


Norma Jean

Monday, June 20, 2011

More Sad News

Hi Everyone, Im so numb don’t know what to say after I tell you, On June 19th six days after my mother passed, My Father has also Passed Away

I just wanted to let my blogging friends know

Norma Jean

Monday, June 13, 2011

SAD News

Hi Everyone, My Mother Passed away early this morning. It still hasn’t hit me yet completely

She was a wonderful person and mom, and our family will miss her, My Mom just hated her

picture taken and I truly wish I had more pictures of her now, just take pictures of your loved

ones even if they hate their pictures taken..

this is the most recent one I have when she met her great granddaughter for the first time.

My Mom leaves behind a Husband, 2 daughters, 6 grandchildren ,and 5 great grandchildren.. 


Hugs Norma Jean

Saturday, June 11, 2011

A Card for My Mom and a Few Challenges

Hi Everyone, Today I was in the mood to Color and Craft I didn’t get a lot done but I still was in the mood..

I made this Card for my Mom , who is in the hospital again. She has a lot of health Problem and they are getting

worse, don’t know whats going to happen, She’s 86 and a fighter..its just so hard for my Sister and Me and our Family’s, She gets so ill and we think

this is it, but then she bounces back..(which is a good) but it does take a toll on ones emotions .

So I decided to use this card for a few Challenges also, I think Im getting better at coloring Hair with the copic’s , Now I got to work on the rest..



The Challenges I’m Entering

Craft Your Passion –Anything Goes

Bearly Mine –Anything Goes

Stamp Something –Something Punched

magnolia Stamp Lovers-Anything goes

Sassy studio designs-stitching  real or faux

frosted designs –stitching

Thank You For Stopping By

Hugs Normajean

Friday, May 20, 2011

Some Challenges

Hi Everyone, I finally got my Card done a decided to enter it in a few challenges

I Had a lot of fun making this card.

Don’t have much news to talk about, My Girls and I are going to New York next Saturday for a few days

to see My son, their Brother and the little one, cant believe shes walking now.. they grow so fast..

Here are the challenges I entered

Something with Wings--Through the Craft room door

Punches--Whoopsi Daisy

3 items from posted ininerary--Desert Island Crafters Challenge

Flowers--Paper Pretties

Flowers--ABC Craft Challenge

3 different embellishments--Card Making Mama's


Thank you for stopping by


Norma Jean

Wednesday, May 18, 2011


Hi Everyone and Happy Wednesday, Yay almost the weekend well guess this is going to kinda of a short post, woke up

a little late this morning, I just wanted to sleep..This Saturday I'm going to a little stamp show, been going the past

few years .. I cleaned my craft room a little last night, on my desk is some new paper I bought and a image I have colored, but still

need to make the card..

Go Check out Julia Blog for WOYWW

its always fun checking out others work area’s


Thank You for stopping by


Norma Jean

Saturday, May 14, 2011

All That Scraps Challenge

Hi, Hope Everyone is having a Good Weekend so Far, I am, got a new sewing machine, made a card and

just kind of enjoying being lazy.

I'm Fairly new to the All that Scraps Digi’s  But I'm telling you, I just love these images!! And

thought I would give the Challenge blog a try, every card I make lately I want to use these little Girls.

This weeks Challenge at All That Scraps is to Paper Piecing, and this is one of my favorite things to do

So here is my Card for this weeks Challenge


Thank you for stopping by


Norma Jean

My New Toy

Hi Everyone!!, Happy Saturday so glad I didn’t have to work today, got to make a card, which is a reason for

my new toy, I’ve had this sewing machine for like 20 years, hardly used it, but the stitching was all messed up

last yr. got it clean and adjusted I thought, well same problem happen just got sick of it.. so went to Joanns looking

and ended up Buying.




I just love it, all the different stitches and its so easy to use..

I’ve got the best Husband Ever!!

thanks for stopping by

Hugs Norma Jean

Wednesday, May 11, 2011

WOYWW Happy Wednesday

Hi Everyone, and Happy Wednesday!!

Wow yesterday Morning on the way to work, I actually didn’t mind the hour drive, I got to see the most amazing

lighting show..

I havent posted much stuff lately, during the week I don’t do much at all, kinda of tired after work, but I have been

trying on the weekends thou.. My workdesk is a mess as usual…LOL  But this week over on Julia’s blog WOYWW

I thought I would show, my growing copic collection and my flowers from Wild orchid Crafts They have the most beautiful

flowers!! I love that store  prices are great and shipping is super fast..

well here is my desk for this week, I havent posted at woyww in awhile but always love looking at everyone’s desk



These are my newest I got for Mother’s Day from Hubby


This is the newest picture of my Grandbaby she turned 1 on April 1st  and my Girls and I are finally going to

see my Son and her at the end of the month, its been since Christmas.. its been the longest time we have

gone .. I miss her and my son so much!!

Well Happy Wednesday Everyone,

Hugs Norma Jean

Thursday, May 5, 2011

Saturday Sketch

Hi Everyone!!  WOW talk about late, I saw this sketch and really liked it , and I needed to make my mom

a mothers day card, and now its Thursday and I'm just getting done with it.. I rotated the sketch , not to sure

if I like how it came out, but hubby and one daughter said they liked it, so I thought I would just leave it alone

so here is the Sketch and my Card , the challenge is for Saturday Sketch Challenge




Thank you for stopping bye

and Happy Mother’s Day


Norma Jean

Sunday, May 1, 2011

Couple of Challenges

Hi Everyone, I made this tag for two challenges both are new to me, and both look like really cool sites .the one is

called the craft room door which looks great a lot of info on that site, you need to join so go check it out looks awesome place to learn.


well anyway im using this tag for One Stop Craft Challenge This week its to show stitching either real or faux, I went with

Real..And also using it for a challenge at Through the Craft Room Door it’s a really cool site.


Thank you for stopping bye


Norma jean

Saturday, April 30, 2011

Made some bracelets

Hi , Wow its been awhile since I posted anything, I so lost my mojo, but I think its coming back a little at a time

I made a couple Bracelets , I wanted to share The first one is a button bracelet, One on my niece’s showed me

how to make these, and I just love making them.. and the Second one is from some beads my hubby bought me for

Christmas, and yes I'm just making one now…lol


These are all buttons, except for the one pearl dot thingy on the yellow and green flower

the button I bought at Joann’s


and this is the bracelet I made from the beads my husband got me.


I hope everyone has a great weekend and thanks for stopping by


Norma Jean

Sunday, March 20, 2011

Birthday challenge blog!!

Hi Everyone, there is a New Challenge Blog starting today Called Birthday Sundaes

Go check it out for all the details, this looks like a really fun challenge blog.

I love Making Birthday Cards, so I'm hoping I can Do this Challenge every week.

The Card I made, is for my Grandbaby, her first Birthday is coming up on April 1st.

I’m Sad thou because my girls and I wont be able to make it to New York for her birthday

I just hate living so far away, Because I got so sick with the stupid flu I used a lot of vacation

time at work.. so we have to miss it.. soo sad..

I guess I will show my card now, I hope you like it, I have a cricut expression and I really

need to learn how to use it..because the Once upon a princess cart is so neat. so much stuff to make with it


Thank You for stopping by


Norma Jean

Sunday, March 13, 2011

Something Green

Hi Everyone and Happy Sunday, it’s been awhile since I have posted anything, the past 3 weeks I've been sick with the Type B influenza

and it seems like I'm never going to get well, went back to doctors Friday and got some blood work done.. got some more issues going on

than the flu. so back to doctors Monday for more blood work…But anyway. I’ve been wanting to make a card for the card makin mama's

challenge blog for a while now… it’s a pretty simple card but I wasn’t up to much more.. the challenge this week is Something Green

oh I want to think sunny and warm temps…lol  so tired of cold and snow!!

well thanks for stopping bye and hope everyone has a great week!!

Hugs Norma Jean


Sunday, February 13, 2011

I Made a Card woo hoo!!

Hi Everyone, Just a Little post . Wow I haven't made anything in awhile, I miss crafting..

I whine a lot about the hours I work, but grateful I have a job, but it really gives me no real free

Time. My weekends are full of doing other things or just being lazy. I had all these plans to make some valentine crafts

but only got a card made today for hubby.. and it’s a very simple one at that.. I didn’t even make my kids stuff.. I'm so bad..

And this week has not been to good, had a bad tooth ache and had to get a root canal done, and it still hurts today.

This is the card I made for hubby.. I tried using more browns but what is a valentine with out a little pink..hehehe


I wish everyone a Happy Valentines Day


Norma Jean

Wednesday, January 12, 2011


Hi Everyone, wow its been a long time since I posted anything.. I got to blame it on

My Craft room has been a total mess for months now. and little by little Im getting it cleaned

I want to start crafting more, got so many ideas for mini albums..

over christmas my girls and I went to new york to visit my son and daughter-in-law and my sweet

Grandbaby she is getting big and she’s so much fun.. I miss her so much and so do my girls they love

being auntie’s..

I wish I took the before pictures but I forgot.. so these two pictures are after.. first is my paper.. don’t be fooled thou

I have a 2 boxes full of scrap paper I still have to go threw.. and then my desk you can see it…lol

my next is the other drawers in my room that have to be cleaned, I’ll take before pictures of that

but here are the two pictures..

and don’t forget to stop by julia’s blog for WOYWW

Thanks for stopping bye

Norma Jean


And I even labeled my paper for Christmas, Halloween, valentines, girly-baby paper, then misc. and solid