Through Myra's Eyes

Tuesday, September 30, 2014

It's a Oct. 2 birthday card

This was so fun to make.  Like always I found it on you tube.
Cut a 5 x 12 piece of card stock.  Score 2 1/2" mark on the 5" side then put that mark in the groove of your cutter and the other corner at the other end of the cutting groove and it make this perfect slant. Then score at 4" & 8" and fold.

My cousin birthday is Oct. 2.  My mother always sent her a card every year on time.  Since my has been gone I have tried so hard to send her a card and most years it is always late.
But, I got my crafting groove on today. 
 This was easy, the banner is a sticker, along with the circles and the 2.  Making it easy!
I cut out the paper for the cup cake.
Its not my favorite look, it looks a little artsy for her but its cute all the same. 
I worked on this on to make the paper say all the right things in all the right spots..the things we do...crazy.  But, it did turn out the way I wanted.

I made something like this before but taller.
I found a few other things I want to try.  I took the day off and did things for me along with wash and making breakfast lunch and soon dinner!!
So happy to have this day off.  It will hurt my budget but some times you just have to go for it.

I didn't do to good on the Photo a Day project.  I really need to get out the direction for the camera and maybe the pictures will turn out better for me.
It's already another month gone by.  I'm going to get a few things done this month that make me happy.  I already started today by taking the day off.  I have some sleep in me and more then a peanut butter and jelly sandwich..those are really getting old.
Keep smiling. It takes time to grow an amazing friend like you!

Friday, September 26, 2014

Concertina Fold birthday card

Just a little something I found to make a birthday card just a little different.
This wasn't that hard to make.
12 X 12 card stock cut into three pieces. Cut at 4" then score at 21/2, 5, 71/2 & 10. Then one of the stripes cut it at the 10" line.
You now have two 4 X 12 and one 4" X 10.
Make mounthains and valley and put them together in a long line. 
I cut out a Martha S. punch and put it on the front & back too.
I should have matted this first page and second pages..oops!
I love how I put 22 with rhinestones, love the look.

I started with the "A", really didn't know where I was going with this project. How do you make this cute little book look good for someone who is 22.
She loves purple and orange so that was a must have.
The sunglasses are so her along with the sandals.
The orange rhinestones might be a little to much but that is how I went.
This is where I got stuck with an idea.
The one candle looks out of place but it needed a birthday page I thought.
I love the "X" with the one rose.

These are my favorite two panels.
The "I" is a little lost in with the butterflies but, I loved it.
The "S", what can I say, love the fuzzy flowers.

This page was a work of love, that is all I'm going to say.
You know those art pieces that you think are going to work out and then they stick to your finger, then to the table. And when you get it the way you think you like it, it looks slanted, or just a little off.
I worked to make the date around the presents, I guess it's okay.
Love the back page with the birthday punch. I'm going to play with it some more to master that punch.

All so pretty.
When you give a girl a pretty name you must do it right.
I named both of my daughters the right names.  I made the best choice and I have fun making things to see those letters come to life, just like them.
This daughter is full of fun and speaks her mind, stepping on feeling isn't what she worries about.
Gotta love a red head!!
This is how it looks all folded up.
You can see the size better and my wood floor and the sofa..haha..really need to work on where to take pictures.

This was a fun project.
I can see myself making more and then making then more of a photo album.

I talked to my daughter and she loved it, that always makes you feel good.

All this from "You Tube", from the crafty Owl UK.  She's amazing.

Sunday, September 14, 2014


It's so hard to believe that twenty two ppl came to read my blog today! 22 
That's a big wow for me.  Who know that it was possible.  I know I love to go blog hopping on Sunday morning when everyone is still sleeping.  Its the best reading I do all week long. The most interesting things that ppl put on their blog I find on a quiet Sunday morning. People tell the greatest stories, show the best pictures and have the best hobbies all over the world. I feel like I go on a journey with them and they don't even know I'm there. I just need to remember to write down their blog name so I can go back and see what they have done the next week.  I'm sure there is a way of going back but, I just haven't found it.  But maybe thats a good thing to keep moving on and don't go back.
That would be another thing I could put on here, what I learned from another blog and write the blog so you could go read it too.
That is one thing I don't have in my life is someone who is into blogs. I have nobody to tell these stories too.
It's way past my bed time.
Have the greatest week and I will find some pictures to take for the Photo a Day project I'm lacking on.

My journaling page

A little journaling of  "MY" name. 
So this was the start of taking three colors and then making it your own.  SO the markers I used where yellow, blue and pink.  Then when you mark over them, you find a new color.
This isn't where I was going with this page but how I wrote my name in different ways made it all better, well, maybe I just like how I write my name.  The many personalities of
This book is showing some signs of learning new things.
The more I look at it the more it looks like a badly made quilt.
I was blog hopping today and found a blog of a lady who makes the best quilts and she has three small kids. When does she have time to cut out pieces and put them together without kids walking out the door and getting into the street?
I just remember sewing when my kids where in bed, I didn't miss out on the things they were doing and the guilt didn't get to me.
Guilt, something I really need to learn to move on.

Thursday, September 11, 2014

9/11...Where were you?

September's a day you always remember where you were and what you were doing, no matter what coast you were on.
Funny how I can remember how quiet that day was with no airplanes in the air and Knott's Berry Farm closed, it was so quiet, but the tourist where out looking for somewhere else to go and there was nowhere to go but home.
I can remember thinking should I send my kids to school, we are thousand of miles away from the hurt.  So I thought there are lock downs in our school and it will be just as safe there as it would be to stay home.
They got up and feed and dressed like any other day.  It was the second day of this new school year. Princess P was going to her second day of school and loving the first day so much, how could I stop her from wanting to be a big girl now.
It's funny how I can remember that day like I can remember the day my parents died BUT, I can't remember what I cooked for dinner last night or if I said thank you enough to my kids who keep me living, laughing and happy they are the reason why I am a Mother today and for the rest of my life.

Tuesday, September 9, 2014

My journaling & Photo a Day

I'm excited about these two pages!
I started with the boarder, then wrote "What makes you smile". Got out the oldest stamp I have. I'm pretty sure this was the first stamp I bought, so I stamped it three times...threes a good number.
If you know me you will find my top favorite things..sunglasses, lotto tickets, roses, quotes, cup cakes and being American! I also put in my hearts, no art work is complete without a few random hearts.
 day 5 of Photo a Day!
It's Sept. 5th, Special K 26th birthday.  I said I need a upside down picture so he helped me out.  Gotta love a son with a great sense of humor.
He loves the "Duck's" of Anaheim, so I found so material to make a table cloth.
I was a great day and a good dinner with a car chase on the news to follow.  The only thing he said that was missing was a
day 7 of Photo a  Day...Father.
Since my Dad is in heaven and this rainbow showed up from some odd afternoon showers...I decided that a rainbow was perfect for Father. 
day 9...Orange
I love this flower its called bird of paradise.
These aren't mine, they are in a parking lot of a shopping center.

As you can see I missed a few photo's. 6th is "I need"..I really don't need anything so I don't have a photo.  Day 8 is broken and I have a broken dryer but, who cares about those problems.
Tomorrow is do you take a picture of that?
Hope you are doing good with your photo's and finding things you never thought were something to stop and look at.
I have a project to make with an old tee shirt, cant wait to get out the scissors.

Wednesday, September 3, 2014

September 3rd..."button" for the photo of the day

"Button" I am so grateful that I have a washer machine, so I had to go with this button today.
What was your button?

Tomorrow is the "DIY" know the one I didn't know what it ment.
What can I do??
1).make a card
2).wash my car
5)polish my nails!!

Hope to see you here tomorrow.
Good Luck with the challenge.

Tuesday, September 2, 2014

September 2nd of Photo a Day...."stripes"

My favorite spot to sit..I love these "stripe" chairs.
I said to my daughter, "Where will I find stripes?"
Gee, Mom you sit on them everyday.
Wow, I need to really pay more attention to my home.

How are you doing taking pictures?
Tomorrow is "button". That could be anywhere...where to start.
I'm also doing good with my journal. I will show you tomorrow.
Have a great day.

Monday, September 1, 2014

It's September 1st....whats in your cup?

My favorite Starbucks cup with my fave Peach Snapple.
This is perfect for today.
My Journey begins Today.

How did you do with your picture?  Tomorrow is "Stripes", not sure what I will do yet.
Good luck, have a great Tuesday.