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Nov 4, 2011

My Marine...

Happy Friday!!

I want to congratulate Miss Emma's new DT members over at My Creative Time!  I will be following all of you!  I love what I have seen thus far and I look forward to learning from you all as we go along!!  Miss Emma, you did a fantastic job picking your DT members.  Although I submitted a project also, I know that I need to learn a lot more, but it was exciting just to get a chance to be considered!!  So now you know why I will be stalking, I mean following, all of you from now until her next call for new DT members!  LOL   I will be ready by then so watch out!!   :-)

So congrats again to all of you!!  I have left all of you a comment and started following the new ones today!!

If you have read my profile, you would know that my husband, Keith, was a marine for 20 years.  He has now been retired for 10 years.  He is now a member of the Marine Corps League, a club for retired marines that does a variety of volunteer work in our community.  Well, tonight is their early birthday dinner for the Marine Corps, whose birthday is November 12th.  Today's craft is a scrapbook page I made for my husband while attending one of the Marine Corps balls.  I loved going to the balls every year!  They were so much fun!

All the cuts and the sentiment are from the Stand and Salute cartridge.  The border was punched with the Martha Stewart star burst punch set.

I am so proud of my Marine and all he has done for this country!  Semper Fi!!

So you all go and have a fantastic weekend!  be blessed and thanks for stopping by!

Nov 1, 2011


Where oh where has the year gone??  It will be 2012 before you know it!  I have still been going through items in my craft room again today.  Why is it when you take something in one room, you find something that needs to be done in that room, and do that before you go back to the original room to finish up things in there? At this rate, I will never finish!  LOL

Feeling really thankful today so I wanted to share this with you.  While I was going through chemo earlier this year, a program called Cleaning For A Reason provides 1 free cleaning a month for 4 months for people that need help cleaning their homes while going through chemo.  So the company that came to clean my house was The Maids out of Atlanta.  This is their service car.  Cute, huh?

I loved seeing this car in my driveway, because that meant that the dust bunnies were going to be cleaned!  LOL  So on their last day, I made them these little boxes, and bags from Forever Young and Tags, Bags, Boxes and More.  I put Hershey miniatures inside all of them.  I know they look kind of plain, but I was very low on energy and creativity then.
I do hope they liked them, though.  It meant a lot to me and my family for them to volunteer their time to come clean our house!  They not only did the basic cleaning, they cleaned the baseboards, the ceiling fixtures, the window sills, the blinds and even the pictures and stuff hanging on the walls!!  AMAZING!!!

This is our home, so you can only imagine how long it took them to clean it after 2 teens, my husband and myself and all the detailed cleaning that they do!  And to know they did it for FREE each time they come out!!!!!  It warms my heart each time I think about it!

Not sure why I used the apple cutout on this one.....I used a mirrored piece of card stock for the head silhouette on the purse.

There was one man that worked with them, so that's why this bag has a necktie on it.

Maybe I will redo them now and add some glitz and glam to them!  Stay tuned.......

Thanks for visiting me today.  Hope you like what you saw.

supplies used:
Cricut Forever Young cartridge
Cricut Tags, Bags, Boxes and More
Hersey chocolates