Monday, December 19, 2011

Happy Monday ...

Happy Monday before Christmas everyone. Hard to believe, huh? For now I am done shopping, as the money has run out :). My job changed our lives forever, two years ago. We have come to terms with it because some of the changes were for the best. We now get to spend more time with our grand-daughter. With Gods guiding hand all things are possible. It just takes a little longer sometimes so patience is a wonderful thing to have. We are learning to do without, but that's okay too. We still have our home and each other. God Bless everyone and have a wonderful Christmas with family and friends.

Wednesday, December 14, 2011

Wonderful Wednesday Everyone...

Another wonderful day, I have no complaints. I am slowly learning that complaining only upsets me. So I am really trying to just let life happen. God has His work cut out with me around.
Okay anyway, last night I finished my goody bags for the school staff before they all leave for winter break. I got this ideas while I was browsing all the wonderful craft blogs out there. I always try to do something different for them. These were easy to do and so cute. The hat is a little big, but since I live in Southern California, I can just say it's big because he has already started melting. Thank you to who ever I got the idea from. These are just three of the fifteen I made last night. I will be making more for coworkers later. I usually end up making about twenty to twenty-five. The hardest part are all those small dots. :) Thanks for looking. God Bless you all.

Monday, December 12, 2011

Merry Christmas to all...

Happy Monday! I hope everyone had a wonderful day. I had a very quiet day. I got to sleep in. I didn't have to go to work until 12:00. The day at work was pretty quiet and uneventful. I got home by 6:18, warmed up left overs from last night. At dinner and here I am. Trying to post something today. This is my third attempt. This morning I lost my connection, then had to leave for work. I tried just a few minutes ago and lost it again. Maybe I am not supposed to do this today. I am trying to post a  picture, let me try one more time...There we go, my Christmas card sent to anyone who wants to take a look...God bless everyone.
Merry Christmas to all!

Wednesday, November 9, 2011

Hello again! It's just me...

Good evening everyone.Again it has been so long between postings. We were going to hire my 17 year old son to come here and post for us, but it never happened. I have to do newsletters for work and have a hard time thinking up things to say there. I have been trying to get my mojo back. I've had a hard time getting started again. Life has been a little hard lately and I have not been in the mood to create. I had to force myself to create some cards for a craft fair we have coming up. Our inventory had dwindled down because I gave about 20 cards to a man in prison. He contacted our woman's group at Church asking for cards for his wife who is going through cancer and his son who is turning 6 this year. Then I sent about 20-25 to a nurse back east who asked for cards through the pink stamper blog. Then the everyday happenings. I made about 20 cards last week. I discovered a cricut Christmas cartridge I hadn't really explored before. I saw some card ideas in the Cardmakers magazine that helped me get some inspiration. We really need more birthday cards. My biggest problem is color coordination and patterned paper I have some much paper but have trouble putting them together. Then when I go online to look for ideas I get lost in other people's creativity. Last night I discovered Smash Books. Youtube is wonderful yet horrible at the same time. Once I get started, I can't stop. Then when I try something out it's just not the same. I couldn't wait to get home from work today so I could try and make one. For a first time, it looks okay. But again it was the paper that held me up. That and I forgot how to use my Bind it All. So of course I go online to look up how to use it the right way and got lost in the idea videos. Really, how hard can this be? hahaha. When I have it, I have it. But when I don't!!!!!!!:(. If I can remember how to load pictures I might get one on here tonight. I remembered!!!! There you go. God bless you and yours.

Monday, August 15, 2011

Summer, what was that?

I was just looking at my last message. We did the relay for life. It was a lot of fun this year because I was in better shape than I had been in the past so I was able to hold up my end of the laps this year.
How funny is it that summer is almost over and here I am. The kids are returning to school, the evenings are getting cooler. Luckily we live in southern California and the days are still very warm. One more week and I will going back to my normal schedule. The paychecks were nice, but the hours were killer. I also didn't get to see much of my baby girl this summer. I am so ready to get back to my old routine.
I love summer because we get to go swimming and hang out, but this summer was a killer. I was too tired to really get any paper crafting done. I will soon be getting a much larger craft room soon. I am so excited. I will have all my crafting thing in one room again, sewing, scrapping, card making. My first project is to finish a tee shirt quilt for my son. I started making him a quilt made from tee shirts he got while doing youth theater. They have the name of the shows on the front and some of them had the cast names on the back. I will post a picture of it when I get finished. I have the top cut and sewn together I just need a bigger work area to put the batting and back on right. It turned out quit large, he had a lot of shirts! LOL. Have a great evening everyone and God Bless.

Thursday, June 9, 2011

Happy Summer

Summer is here and now the days are longer. That's my new excuse and I'm sticking to it. I don't know what it is an excuse for but, hey. We are getting ready for Relay for Life. We have lots of cards to make. Our last craft fair wiped us out. It's funny how much time a little one takes up. But I wouldn't miss any of it. I feel so lucky to be part of her life. She is growing up so fast!

Sorry, got off track a little. Any way we will be getting back in the groove this year, I hope. I sort of missed the craft fairs last year. But it is just impossible to do them alone. Well I did do the last one alone and did really, really well. But we were inside which makes a big difference. I was having a creative block for a while. I was going out to my craft area and just staring at all the products I own. But nothing was coming to me.

There are so many creative blogs out there and you all are so creative it just get overwhelming at times. I want to find time to enter the Pink Stamper color challenge if I have time. The weekend is coming and I only have a couple of things happening. If I get up really early and get started I just might make it :). Yeah that's what I'll do. Sleep is over rated anyway, right?
God Bless, Ruth

Sunday, April 24, 2011

Happy Easter!

He is risen! We here at Rubees hope that everyone is having a joyous day. We had a family get together and ate and played a game and just enjoyed each others company. Of course just like I always do, I was up until midnight finishing up cards and getting ready for today. Here is one of the cute cards I made with my cricut.
What a beautiful day it was. That God would send us His son for the sole purpose of forgiving our sins in such an incredible manner. How wonderful to think that someone loves us this much.
God Bless you all, Ruth

Tuesday, March 1, 2011

My goodness, my goodness!!!

We have been busy with life again. I just don't know how it happens. It's like slipping on a banana peel, you don't see it there and the next thing you know you're just sitting there on the ground. That happened to me last Thursday, one minute I am at work and the next thing you know, two and a half days later, I am begging the doctor to let me go home.
I guess they finally concluded, after every test they could do, that I had a flu, bronchitis and pneumonia. Oh but that's not the half of it, while I was there I was given breathing treatments every 4 hours for possible asthma. Insulin shots for diabetes, blood pressure medicine, oxygen. Then the best thing of all they found a small mass on one of my lungs But it is nothing to worry about they say.
This all happened to a person who has never been in the hospital, other than to have three babies and two of those were less than 24 hours. When I recount this whole thing it sounds made up, but I have the have the doctors note that said I could return to work.
I feel bad though, I was really getting cranky by the second day and went off on the poor old man next door. I was just getting tired of him calling out every 10 minutes "Is anyone out there?" Then when no one came he would knock over his IV pole just to get their attention. At one point I took off my oxygen and went next door and asked him if they had not shown him how to use the call button. I felt bad afterwards, but it was driving me crazy!
I really had to ask God to forgive me for that one. I was just worried about not getting out until Monday. My job is one of those where if you don't work you don't get paid. So you can see my concern, right? February was already a short month and missing work on Friday... well you can understand.
I sort of slipped on my "banana peel" faith, yes I slipped. I forgot to put it in the Lord's hands and let him have control. I was trying to be in control.

Monday, January 17, 2011

I'm back!!!!!

Oh my goodness! My computer died and I had to recover it. It didn't come back the same. Lots of things still didn't work. Every time I tried to bring up the blog something would pop up and then shut me down. I have been trying for about a month to get back on. I wanted to share some of our new projects and life.
Well here I am and of course I can't find my flash drive. I even found time to organize my pictures. I See the last time I was here was in September. We had a great Halloween, grand babies first. We had a rest full Thanksgiving, grand babies first. We had a joyous and peaceful Christmas, grand babies first. I received two wonderful gifts. My DH made me the most beautiful crafting table. It has so many drawers in it. The other half has big roomier shelves under it. I was so excited to get it in I forgot to take before pictures. But I do have after photos I will post later. Not as nice as Robyn's (my pink stamper) but it works for me. There is room for two other people to enjoy the space with me. My other gift...a new camera! What a Christmas.
This past Saturday was my middle daughters birthday. It was a beautiful day spent with family and friends. Like I always say "life is good".