Saturday, January 4, 2014


HAPPY NEW YEAR   I can't believe that it is 2014 already.  This past year went so fast.  This time last year my Husband and I were in Florida.

  In April I lost my husband to cancer. 

May 1st my grandson Colton was born.

Now here he is 8 months later

In June my great-grandson was born.

In August went to Memphis and toured Elvis Presley home. We also visited Sun Studios where Elvis did his first recording.

 We stayed at Tupilo Miss and gambled for three days also That was fun.

Then for Thanksgiving I went to Joliet, Il and spent 4 days with my SIL.
  Colton and I went for Christmas and spent 3 days with my sister and a week with my SIL.

And now its Jan4th 2014.

Enough of my rambling but thanks for  reading thru my year of 2013.

I saw this project on  Its called a box shaped pop-up card.  This was so fun to make. Here is mine that I made.

The paper is from K and Company  The sentiment is a stamp that I had gotten at M's.  Happy Birthday is from SFTN. The bird is from Stretch Your Imagination.  This was easy to make.  I made this for my SIL whose birthday is January 15th.
Thanks for looking

Have a great weekend and please be safe.  I know most of us will be in the deepfreeze or in a snow blizzard.  Which ever please stay warm and be safe.



  1. Looks like you had a great year. Adorable new family members and a fun trip!! Plus that cute card/box!!!

  2. Vickie I am so glad you were able to experience such joy in the birth of your grandson in your year of loss. Your explosion box is so pretty, I love the soft colors!

  3. I tell you Vickie, God took, but he also gave back to you my friend. What cuties you have there!!! I'm glad that you got to do some great things, it helped I'm sure to keep your mind occupied with losing Larry, which still makes me sad you had to go through this my friend. You know I'm here anytime you need me!!! Now I saw this box too on Splitcoast Stampers and thought it was so cool, yours turned out awesome!!! You go girlfriend!! Big hugs!

  4. First of all Vickie thank you for stopping by my blog, become a follower and leave a comment, it means a lot to me. Secondly thank you for sharing such a heartfelt post. I am sorry for the lost you endure, but happy that God gave your family the blessing of these precious children. I hope 2014 brings you many blessings!
    Love your take on this box card, I saw the post and have been thinking about trying it, thank you for the inspiration!
    HAve a wonderful and blessed day!