Friday, December 30, 2011

Jinx sends His belated Christmas Wish and An Early Happy New Year!

I just took this cute photo of Jinx wearing his Christmas collar and enjoying his new comfy blanket. Merry Belated Christmas and Here's Hoping to a Happy 2012!
Let us hope and Pray for Peace, Health, Happiness and Prosperity for the coming year!

Wednesday, December 28, 2011

Vintage Photo for you

Here is a Vintage Photo from my personal collection- Bessie J Munson of VT. Personal use, you may not sell this image in this form- but you can if you make it into a work of art.

Thanks Mary for the special, thoughtful gifts!

Thanks so much to my blogging sister Mary! When I got home on Christmas night from New York I had a package from Mary full of wonderful things! Thanks so much for caring so much to send me a pick me up! Also Thanks so much for all of your prayers and those from the blogging sistters group. I feel honored to belong to such a wonderful group of women!

Hugs from me!

Thanks so much for all of your kind thoughts!

Hello Blogging Friends,

 Thanks so much for all of the prayers and expressions of kindness and sympathy
to me and my family during this time of great loss! My parents were so special and now
they are together again. I (we) have a wonderful lifetime of great memories.


Tuesday, December 13, 2011

My Daddy has left us for Heaven

My Daddy Willard Edwards Jr (Bill)
January 28, 1929 - December 13th, 2011

My Darling Daddy Paddy passed away this morning. I am so sad losing him, but I am so glad he is not suffering and in pain any more. My Mom and Dad are together again so that makes me feel better. I am going to NY on Thursday and I am so glad that Tara and I can fly together from DC. I will talk to you all when I get back. My Dad is having a full Military Funeral, just what he has always wanted. I am so Proud of him and my heart is breaking at my (our) loss. Thanks for all of your Prayers and please keep me and my family in them while we go through this time.

Monday, November 28, 2011

A few more items listed in my Etsy Shop

A few more items I listed today, check out my Etsy Shop here Be sure to view the post below to get the coupon code good until December 4th for free USA shipping.

Sunday, November 27, 2011

Some New Items in my Etsy Shop & USA Free Shipping Coupon Code

It is that time of year! I am offering free USA shipping in my Etsy Shop with this coupon code until December 4th. I am adding new items now and tomorrow- I will post some of them so you can see what I have been up to. NOV19DEC4VICHEART  is the coupon code to put into the checkout- in the event it doesn't work let me know as soon as possible. It is the first time I have used a coupon code. The photos are 1- Vintage Photo Image from sabrinazanetti from Etsy and 2-An Original Paris Collage Brooch by me. Stop by and see what I have in my Etsy shop from finished jewelry to cameo & findings. Check out my Artfire studio seller name- fairyrosecameosandmore I have a lot of items for sale there.

Thursday, November 24, 2011

Happy Thanksgiving!

Happy Thanksgiving!

Let us all count our blessings and say our Thanks! Thanks so much Lord for this beautiful day we have here in Colorado today and Bless us All and our Military serving our great country and keep them safe!  I hope everyone is having a wonderful day! My rolls are raising and going to Bobs Moms for dinner in a little while as soon as they are out of the oven. My Grand Angel Ayanna made these cute cupcakes and decorated the top with a turkey made from an oreo cookie and candy corn. She's the baker!

Thursday, November 17, 2011

Free Vintage Photo

One of my Vintage Photos for you to create with.

I won this cute Halloween ATC from Wendy of Bliss Angels

I won this cute Halloween ATC from Wendy of Bliss Angels here
Thanks so much Wendy! It is beautiful! I am also glad you had a wonderful BD trip to NYC!

Friday, November 11, 2011

In Honor of All Our Veterans Past, Present and Future 11/11/11

In Honor of all of our Veterans and my Favorite ones- past Honorable Veterans My Dad US Army Air Corp, My Brother Jay USAF.  Currently Serving with Pride and Honor My Daughter Tara Msgt USAF and my Son in Law Derrick Msgt USAF.
My favorite poem from the VFW Ritual team growing up. I used my new My Memories Scrabooking Software here and Photohop Elements 10. The Poppies and the Crosses are from Heritage Scrap here- Cari Lopez for the Crosses and Annie's Digital Things for the Poppies. What a cosmic day! 11/11/11

Monday, October 31, 2011

Happy Halloween! Jinx in his Halloween Collar and a Steam Train

Happy Halloween!

 We are having a beautiful sunny day here! Here is a special steam engine train that came to town a historical steam engine- my brother is a big train buff and he was thrilled that I took photos- He told me the history of the train. Jinx was looking regal in his Halloween Collar today, he's ready for the treats!

Friday, October 28, 2011

Happy 125th Birthday to Lady Liberty!

Isn't it awesome that something so special to us in the USA is 125 years old today! I was thinking this morning of what the immigrants who came to our country in the 1800's thought of that special statue standing in the harbor, and what it may have meant to them. Freedom, Salvation, a whole new life? Today I was wondering what my Great Grandmother on my Moms side thought when she saw that beautiful symbol.
She came from Austria at the age of 15 and traveled alone- traveling by ship in those days and being so young besides, must have posed some terror and excitement at the same time! I also have ship records for cousins on my Grandmothers side who came at the age of 3 from England. If you get a username and password you can go to the Ellis Island Foundation and find records of your own ancestors. You can also log into and trace your family tree. My Mom went back 10 generations on my Dads side, a lot of interesting reading and I have all of that valuable information. I hope you all are having a great day!

Sunday, October 23, 2011

Sonya won my Angels for Irene Giveaway!

Thanks for entering my Angels for Irene Giveaway!
My husband drew Sonya from his hat! She has already answered my
email! I will have something special up soon! So keep checking!


A beautiful day for our Memorial Balloons and Laurie's Celebration of Life!

Hello Blog Friends,

We had a beautiful day for our Memorial Balloons for my Mom and Uncle Bert and we also Celebrated Laurie's Life today. We did the Balloons at Nancy Lewis Park here in  Colorado Springs and then had a luncheon at my Mother and Father in laws. It was really nice and everyone loved the Memorial Card I made for Laurie- I used photo shop and the My Memories Suite software. I laminated them and think they turned out great. The balloons go up so fast I barely got these photos this year! Not a cloud in the sky! Hard to believe they  are calling for snow on Wed.! We watched the balloons until we could not see them anymore!
Lavender for Mom and Laurie, Yellow for Uncle Bert. A monarch butterfly for Uncle Bert and the Purple Butterflies 1 for Mom and 1 for Laurie! A beautiful day for remembering those we love!


Tuesday, October 11, 2011

My Dear Sister in Law Laurie Passed Away 10/11/11

My Dear Sister in Law Laurie has ended her battle with cancer, she has won!
She is at Peace, No Pain anymore! She is with God and the Angels!
She passed away tonight 10/11/11 at 7:30 PM
She is like me- hates getting her picture taken- Here are her 50th Birthday Party Photos
and one of when we did our Balloons for Mom and Uncle Bert. My Husband Bob on the right and Ron the baby brother on the left. I (we) will miss her a lot!
Rest in Peace Dear Laurie- Hug My Mom and Uncle Bert! 09/09/1959- 10/11/11

Monday, October 10, 2011

I made this today from My Memories Suite & Photo Shop

I bought this program that Cindy Adkins had on her blog- I played a little in photoshop and the program My Memories Suite V2 and this is what I created.

I took these photos today - there is snow in the high country!

I took these photos a little while ago down at the park. My camera has a really nice zoom-
I hope you are all having a great day! Pikes Peak and some of the front range, you can still see a little gold from the Aspen Trees. I also changed my photo- I got my hair done today and we cut a lot off- my husband Bob is still out on it-

Saturday, October 8, 2011

Happy Birthday Mom, Angels for Irene Giveaway Add on!

Happy Birthday to my Mom! 81 how I wish you were still here! You have been gone for 6 years this month! I (we) miss you so much! Always Loved Never Forgotten! Here is the additional gift for my Angels for Irene Giveaway! Just leave a comment to be entered! My dear Sister in Law Laurie still needs your prayers, she is fading away daily. End Date for entering is the 22nd of October- drawing the 23rd.

Angels for Irene, Copper Ox Pendant with Bail and Chain, Kissing Angels Hand applied fired decal cameo by Linda-
Mom & Dad 50th Anniversary

Wednesday, September 28, 2011

Gorgeous Fall Floral Fired Porcelain Decal Brooch Pin

Fall Greetings!

I am the featured shop on Victorian Heart Shoppe Mall you should check out the shops, it is well designed and run by Victoria Otto of Victorian Laurels. You must also read the wonderful Victorian Etc online Magazine from Vic- there is a contest every month!
I have been with Vic since she first started the Heart Shoppe Mall!
Here is the link and the links are also on my sidebar!

Fall Floral Porcelain Decal Brooch Pin
Gorgeous Flowers set in a Copper Ox Leaf Brooch Pin.
Hand applied decal by me- Linda of Charmed Victorian
Be sure to Enter my Angels for Irene Giveaway!

Monday, September 26, 2011

I am back from my trip- it did not go as planned Thanks to Tropical Storm Lee!

Hello All,

 I am back from my trip to New York to see my Dad. First off his health wasn't the best so our planned trip to Shanksville was off. Then Tropical Storm Lee just had to go to the East Coast and make a huge disaster! We would not have been able to get there anyhow. I left on Sept. 8th and my flight was cancelled from Philadelphia to Binghamton. I got a flight for 9:30 that night to a different airport actually closer to my Dads home- then my brother had to figure out what back roads to take to Ithaca that were not flooded or had any bridges out. We got within 5 miles of the Ithaca airport and the pilot said that the visibility wasn't enough for them to land. So we circled over Binghamton where we were supposed to land for an hour, then they decided to go back to Philadelphia. It was after 1 am by then and I had been up since 3 am Colorado time on the 8th. I wasn't about to go to a hotel in the middle of the night so most of us stayed in the closed terminal, with just a few cleaning and maintenance people- I think I slept all of 1 hour. Of course my iphone charger was in my luggage and it was running low- I called expedia and got a flight for Friday the 9th at 9:30 am, they gave us tickets for Friday and my flight was for 9:30 pm, could not stay there that long!! Humidity is not my friend so I was hot and sweaty and just lovely by the time we got out on Friday am. I finally got to my Dads on late Friday afternoon without my luggage, as no matter what they tell you- your luggage goes to the final destination which was Binghamton, NY for me- all roads closed, state of emergency-  got some clothes, an iphone charger and cosmetics a box of wine and then went to my Dads. Saturday I found out my luggage was in Binghamton as the airport reopened- but roads and bridges were still closed- I got my luggage delivered on Sunday by yellow cab. Yeah! We went down to our small town of Owego, NY and the devastation of the flood was so unreal it was hard to look. People were walking around like zombies throwing their life's belongings to the curb. I just cried looking at all of the mess. Our little town has about 1800 homes and they said over 3/4 of them had some kind of flood damage. Homes that have never flooded before got it this time- the underpass photo shows how high it was on Sunday the 11th. It was at the top the day before. The Susquehanna River crested in our town at a record 41' Before I left the roads had opened and power was back on in some of the areas and trucks were cleaning up as fast as possible. So many of my friends and old neighbors have lost everything. Daddy and I took clothes to the Church to help.
I did go the the farm down the road from my Dad and they had the pumpkin people pretty much set up. I love to go there- we went there all of our life to see the pumpkin village and also at Jackson's Farm, which I am sure was totally flooded. I am so happy my Dad is out of town and up! When I left my Dad was doing ok, not as well as I am hoping but little by little he will get stronger. We did go and meet with cousins on my Great Grandmother's side. We had a good time. I found some photos in Dads basement that I brought home of my Great, Great Grandparents and others and found a photo of one of my Great Grandmothers children- Lucy May I have her death cabinet card and now I have a photo, she died at just over a year old and is buried with my Great Grandmother. I will have some Vintage Photos and other items up soon, still catching up! My darling Grand Angels- Ayanna is now 14 and 5' 7" way taller than me! LOL! She is doing well with her volley ball and Nayla is now learning routines for being a Cheerleader, of course she is in her element! I  saw these cute decorations today while we were out that I had to take a photo of. Candles or battery Fairy lights would look cute with these too!
Please send a prayer for my dear Sister in Law Laurie, she has been valiantly fighting cancer for many years now, she just turned 52. We got the news on Friday that she has only a  few days to a few weeks. We went over on Saturday and spent some time with her. We cried, talked and laughed. It will be hard to let her go!
Please add a comment to my Angels for Irene and next week I will add another item to the giveaway.