Friday, December 26, 2008


Julianna was born on December 19, 2008.

Six days later, she was called upon to join

God as his lil angel. Please take a moment

to visist a blog that was set up as a Memorial

for Julianna
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Sunday, December 21, 2008


I was directed to this blog of an awesome artist and thought I would share it with you.

Her name is Leah Killian. With the paper choices and the techniques she uses, her art is INCREDIABLE! Check it out at

She is also doing an awesome give away. A huge assortment of Cosmo Cricket. A value of 150.00! Don't miss out on this opportunity! Pin It

Tuesday, December 2, 2008

My Granny

Today is my grannys 92 birthday. She is still as fiesty as she was in her 20's!
I did this layout out of her last year near her birthday. Her favorite color is red (incase you couldn't tell)

She was born and raised in Tennesee, lived in the hills that she refers to as the "guff". Isn't it funny that way back then, if you lived in the hills you were considered we pay BIG bucks to live on them there hills.

Just imagine all the changes she has seen in her life time. I sure wish I had taken the time to write her stories down.

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Saturday, November 29, 2008


I came across an advertisement in
a scrapbooking magazine for a site
called Smilebox, so I went and checked
it out. I thought it was very COOL
and thought I would share my
creation with you. I made books
of each of my grandchildren. It was
very easy to use and FREE! The
hardest part of it was deciding which
pictures to use.
You can email them, blog them, or
print them. After taking a look at mine,
go to and
make one of your own. There are hundreds
of items to choose from. Let me know if
you add it to your blog, so I can check it out. Pin It
Click to play All About Josslyn
Create your own scrapbook - Powered by Smilebox
Make a Smilebox scrapbook
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Click to play All About Dax
Create your own scrapbook - Powered by Smilebox
Make a Smilebox scrapbook
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Tuesday, October 21, 2008

Pumpkin Patch

We went to the Love Creek Orchards Great Hill Country Pumpking Patch recently, it was alot of fun. They had alot of activities for the kids, such as, pony rides, pumpkin painting, petting zoo, hay rides, and all sorts of other things.
I did a scrap page layout of a few photos I took of Dax there.

Dax painted a pumpkin, it was his first time ever painting. He did a great job! I was told he was the next Picasso. He really enjoyed it and was very upset when I took the paint brush away from him.

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Wednesday, October 15, 2008

Scooby Doo...Where are you?

Dax is going to be Scooby Doo for Halloween. I got his costume and tried it on him. It is so darn cute, I just had to share it with you.

I just love this close up!

He was looking down at the tag,
so it looks as if his head is completely covered.
When I showed him this picture, he said "look
the puppy has my cup" I laughed so hard!

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I love to swap craft items. It is so neat to see what others are making. I thought I would share a few of my items with you.

Batty Moon is for a Halloween Swap...of

It is also available for sell at

Don't have a personal cutting machine, but would like the paper piecing? No worries, just let me know, I will cut it and mail it to you for the cost of the file, plus, .42 cents for postage.


Merry Christmas Swap

Isn't it just the cutest? I love the lil bear.

Christmas Card Swap

I got this idea from an altered chalk board I had seen and thought why not incorporate it into a Christmas card.
The pocket holds the numbers to use for the count down of the days before Christmas. There are lil pieces of magnets that hold them in place.

If you would like to join in on swapping, go to
Tell them Theresa refered you. We would love to have you in the group!

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I am so bad about keeping up with the blogging world! My last post was in September. Where has the time gone?
I have been working on a few swaps that I am involved in. Some have asked, "how do you do all that fine detail with very little vision?" The answer is, I have an easier time focusing on the smaller items. It takes me longer to finish a project, but it is so rewarding at the end. I am determined not to let my handicap get in the way of my love for crafting. Pin It

Sunday, September 21, 2008

Cutter Files

I have found a few minutes now that I am done packing (going to the coast) to load a few samples of the files I have created and sell.

Check out my HUGE sale...every file is only .25 cents!

Happy Halloween

5 Layer Flower

Assortment of Swirls

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I had been dreaming of getting a Wishblade, but the funds were just not in my budget. Then one day in my email inbox, there was a message from KerrvilleCroppers, my local scrapbooking group. One of my scrap sisters was selling her Wishblade. What a deal!!! Oh please don't let anyone snatch it up before me! I hurried and sent a reply...Me, I WANT it!

I waited to receive a reply. Then it came...I GOT IT!!! However, it was going to be a month before we met up to make the exchange of money for machine. That was a long month, I dreamed of all I was going to do with it.


For the first 3 days, I threatened to throw it out the window! Now I know I'm not the brightest crayon in the box, however, I'm not the dullest either, and I love a challenge. But I just couldn't figure the thing out. The user manual was USELESS!

So I turned to Yahoo Groups. I found and joined an awesome group, the easywishbladers. In a matter of days, they had me up and running and creating my own files. That was all it took...I am now ADDICTED!

I sell my files now at

Check out my HUGE sale, every file is only .25 cents!

I will post some samples later.


Monday, September 8, 2008


Isn't she just the cutest?!!!!

I just love this picture of her. She always gives me these funny the heck do you think you are...talking to me!

She recently turned 7 months. It won't be long now until she is making mommy and daddy chase her. Can't wait for that! lol

I had fun yesterday, Jakob and I went shopping for her. Little girls have the cutest darn clothes and shoes. I really wanted to buy every cute lil dress on the racks...but mommy told me she needed comfy clothes to crawl around in. And if your a mommy, you know mommies RULE!
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Wednesday, September 3, 2008

Something has to change!

I knew when I started this bloggy thing, that I would probably not keep up on it. However, that is going to change!

Since I'm a very boring person and don't have enough to share about my life, I have decided to focus more on sharing my scrappy crafts.

I am addicted to scrapbooking and paper piecing! I first tried scrapbooking about 5 or 6 years ago. I purchased a lil kit, dug out some photos and did a couple of pages. I stuffed them in a drawer and that was that. Until Dax was born. I decided I was going to give it another try. I picked up a scrapbooking magazine....Wow!...look at what can be done! I hadn't realized there was soooo much stuff available for the craft. There's even scrapbook stores! My first attempts look like CRAP! LOL I was amazed. Creativity was spinning in my head.

Now not quite two years later, my craft room looks like a mini scrapbook store! Will I really use all this stuff? Do I really need to buy more? Like all other paper crafters, we see something cute...not sure how or when we will use it...but gotta have it!

Here is the first layout I did of Dax

I don't remember what papers I used. The big B is a wooden letter from Michaels that I had decopodged paper on. This is where the addiction began.
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Tuesday, June 3, 2008

The Fun Has Begun!

In November 2006, we welcomed Dax, our first grandchild. A healthy baby boy. What a blessing! I believe the Lord knew we needed each other. I needed him to help me to recover and he needed me to provide. Dax came to live with me permanently when he was 5 months old. He is now 19 months. My life now revolves around him.

Not that I am bragging or anything *smug look* but he has to be one of the cutest babies, if not the cutest! Just look...

He is such a happy go lucky lil guy. He makes me laugh everyday.
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Saturday, May 31, 2008

Learning To Adjust

The first six months was tough. I learned I would NEVER be able to see right again. That part of my brain was dead.

I went through depression and the whole "Why Me?" phase. Everytime I got a head ache, it scared the crap out of me! Oh I having another stroke and then have a panic attack!

I wanted to look normal, I didn't want people to know I had a handicap, so I stayed bruised from bumping into things. One dang wall in particular. In the hall, a wall juts out before the bathroom. Now I have lived here many years and that same wall has always been there, but it seems to always jump right out in front of me now. I got smart one day...I moved over a bit...only to stub my toes on an antinque desk that sits in the hall. Really smart...huh? So now, my left arm was bruised and my right toes were throbbing.

I discovered that if I hold my head at a certain angle, I could get things in pretty good view, I could even see colors. I went to see the Optomitrist, " Doc, I think I'm getting my vision back!"

"I don't think that is possible Theresa", he replied. "But Doc, I can see when I move my head like this" , "Hummm", was all he said. I had another round of tests. Before this happened, I didn't know there were so many tests they could do on the eyes. I have what they call a pin hole spot. The best way to describe it is to take a straight pin, poke a hole in a piece of paper, then hold it up to your eye. This is the range I could see by holding my head all funny.

I can see! I can see!

This helped with the depression alot, I started scrapbooking again which occupied my mind. I could walk without holding someones shirt tale or being pushed in a wheelchair. I was going to be able to see my grandchildren. Pin It

The Discovery

I was admitted to the hospital and under went a slue of tests. Yep...I had a stroke, they didn't make a mistake!

I learned that only 1% of stroke victims have the type of stroke that I had. The stroke was in the Opcipital Lobe of the brain, which is why my vision was affected.

What had caused this?

It was discovered that I have a mutation in my blood which causes it to clot. I had had a silent heart attack and the blood was pooling and clotting in my heart. One lil adventurous clot decided to break free and take a journey.

I was so very fortunate! I felt normal. I didn't have any speech problems, no paralyzes, and only a bit weaker on the left side. I just couldn't see right. Pin It

Friday, May 30, 2008

Way Too Young!

I remember watching Oprah years ago, she stated that 40 was the new 20. People in their forties were healthier, happier, and more beautiful than ever. I found this to be very untrue when I turned 40.

I turned 40 on February 27, 2005. Six weeks later, I walked a half block to get my great-nephew from the bus stop. On the way back, I heard a very loud pop and lost my vision. I stopped in my tracks. I remember thinking "What was that, was I just shot?" I started feeling very ill. I didn't want to scare Ja'Cory, though I was beginning to really freak out.

I told him we were going to play a game, that I couldn't see and he had to get me home. He said "Oh Aunt Theresa, your sooo silly" , then he took my hand and lead me home. I went straight to bed with the garbage can next to me, sure I was going to be sick. This was on a Friday. I stayed in bed all weekend getting up only to go to the restroom or get a snack. My family members were making fun of me calling me "crazy eyed chicken head" because apparently I had my eyes open so wide they thought they would pop right out of the socket and my head was bobbing...cuz it hurt sooo bad! I was only trying to see. I was however seeing shawdows now.

By Sunday evening, my husband told me that I BETTER find a ride to the ER the following morning. He was going to San Antonio to be with his mother during a major surgery. He also told me that if they didn't find anything wrong, he was commiting me to the State Hospital....feel the love? LOL

There was no change in my vision Monday morning. I was wondering what it was going to be like in the state hospital...would they let me have my scrapbooking supplies?
My daughter-in-law took me to the hospital. I told her to just go home, I would call her when I was done. After all, there was no need for both of us to waste our day in the emergency room.

I was put in a room and waited for what seemed like hours before the doctor came in. I explained what had happened and the problem with my vision. He ordered a CAT Scan. After that, I waited back in the room for what seemed like the rest of the hours in the day. I had drifted off to sleep. The doctor touched my arm to wake me up, which had startled me. He said "You have had a stroke, another doctor will be in to admit you" , and away he walked.

What? A stroke? I just turned forty...I was too young to have a stroke! My kids were grown, it was time to start the rest of my life. I think they made a mistake!

There I was, all alone and in shock. I didn't have the nurses call button, or if I did, I couldn't find it. I could see shadows of people passing by. I began to yell "hello" everytime someone would pass until someone finally came in. "Yes?" "Could you show me where the phone is?", I had asked. "Let me get you a nurse", came a reply. To this day, I still don't know who came into my room. Pin It

Tuesday, May 27, 2008

Giving it a try

Almost everyone I know is blogging. After thinking about it for a while, I decided I would give it a try. Although, I don't think my life is exciting enough for anyone to want to read about, here I am. Please be patient with me while I figure the bloggy thing out. Pin It


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