Tuesday, December 27, 2011

Secret Santa

This is the first time I have ever participated in a Secret Santa gift exchange. It is fitting that it was with my very favorite Etsy team, the CAST (Christian Artists Street Team).

My gift was from Sue. She has two shops MYSAVIOR http://www.etsy.com/shop/MYSAVIOR in which she sells beautiful handmade photo cards and RefinedRecycling http://www.etsy.com/shop/RefinedRecycling?ref=ss_profile in which she sells wonderful vintage items.

I received two full outfits. Two long sleeve shirts in my favorite color and two pairs of my favorite flannel pants. It could not have been more useful and appreciated! I will enjoy wearing them all winter.

Wednesday, December 21, 2011


Congratulations to Julia, Sue, Becky, and Zuda for winning my giveaway! Since there were only four people that entered, I decided to give them each their choice of die cuts. Ladies, please contact me with which shapes you would like and where to send them. Congratulations!!

Tuesday, December 13, 2011


It is time for a giveaway! There will be three winners! Three people will each win 50 Die Cuts. You get to choose five designs that you would like 10 of from these 10 choices: (see photo below) 1. dragonfly 2. small butterfly 3. large butterfly 4. cross 5. large snowflake 6. small snowflake 7. teddy bear 8. splat 9. flower 10. heart

I will choose the colors.

The second picture contains a penny for size reference only. The third photo is just a sample of a few things you can make with them. The giveaway will run for one week. I used rafflecoptor to make it easy for me to keep track of entries. Please leave me your email address or Etsy username in a blog comment or the rafflecoptor form, so I have a way of contacting you when you win. For any prize not claimed within 24 hours, I will draw a new winner.

Friday, December 2, 2011


There is an auction going on here for one of my gift certificates. Lots of great items up for bids. It all goes to support adoption!


Wednesday, November 23, 2011

A Thanksgiving Blessing

Pilgram Thanksgiving Greeting Card
"The Lord bless you and keep you;
The Lord make His face shine upon you,
And be gracious to you;
The Lord lift up His countenance upon you,
And give you peace."
Numbers 6:24-26
 God is good!

Have a Blessed and Happy Thanksgiving Day!

Tuesday, November 22, 2011

Giving Thanks

This Thursday we celebrate Thanksgiving in the US. This year I am serving lunch at the food kitchen for Thanksgiving. I am serving turkey, mashed potatoes, gravy, stuffing, and pumpkin pie.

Tuesday, November 15, 2011

Vintage finds

My brother and I have been slowly listing some vintage items in my Etsy shop that he picked up at an old warehouse. Here is just a sample of them. Contact me at krafterskorner21@yahoo.com if you are interested in any of them.

Tuesday, November 1, 2011

How to Pack a Shoebox for Operation Christmas Child

First you choose a box. A regular size shoebox or a medium plastic box will work.

Next fill it with toys.

Add some candy.
Wrap it if you wish.

Choose the age and gender of the child to receive your box and tape it to the top.

Add $7 to cover shipping costs.

These boxes are packed and ready to go.

This makes a great family activity!

If you are reading this post, please follow my blog. I will do a giveaway when I reach 50 followers!

Tuesday, August 16, 2011

Beauty in the Storm

It was storming here when I woke up this morning. There were some unique cloud patterns, so I took some pictures.

This was about the middle of the storm. The picture really doesn't reflect it well, but the clouds were parted in a perfect line as if the sky had divided itself. 
This was towards the end when it had almost stopped raining. I was called outside to see this cloud that looked to me like the eye of a hurricane in the sky. Our storms often come off the edges of hurricanes passing through to the coast at this time of year. 

The grass greened up as if by magic, overnight. Thank you Lord for the rain!

Tuesday, August 9, 2011

My Garden Overflowth...

with good things.

This is the biggest honeydew we have ever grown!

Winter squash

This cucumber weighed over 4 lbs!!

Assorted tomatoes from the morning's harvest

Melon vines
Cherry tomatoes on the vine


Give, and it shall be given unto you; good measure, pressed down, shaken together, and running over. Luke 6:38

We are Blessed!!