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Houston, Texas, United States
Welcome to my Blog Site :) I am so happy you stopped in. I am a part time worker, wife, mom and artist/crafter. I became a grandmother for the first time about a year ago. My passions are Stained Glass and Mixed Media Art. I am a Texas girl living in a house that my father and grandfather built in 1945. I have a loving husband and two teenage boys. My boys are talented musicians who make my life complete. I hope you enjoy reading my posts about music, my boys and grandson and just about life in general. So grab your favorite choice of drink, sit back, relax and happy blogging.

Friday, July 15, 2011

Altered Mini Folder

 These mini envelopes were perfect for sending graduation pictures to a niece up in Montana.  They are small but made of a sturdy card stock and just the right size for about eight pictures. I altered the front and back of the envelope using graduation paper, rub on stickers, music notes and panther paws that are symbols of my sons high school days.  Now my niece can store the pictures and carry them without worrying about bending the pictures.  I did not have to leave space for the Mailing or Return Address as I enclosed the mini envelope in a box with a birthday gift for my niece.  I also decorated the gift box, only I forgot to take a picture.  You know how you forget things as you get older.  I have heard from my niece who said eveyone who saw the box loved it.  The box was decorated with a birthday theme.  She is using the box to store some of her little treasures.  
Back of Envelope

Mini Envelopes

Front of  Envelope

July Contest Giveaway

Wow! Can you believe July is almost gone?  It is so hot in Houston, I thought I would chill things down with a cool contest. 

In my effort to try and get more followers on my blog, I have decided to host a Contest Giveaway till the end of July.  As you may know from my blog, I love to work with stained glass.  In my July Contest Giveaway the first ten followers who guess correctly what I will make with these pieces of glass will win one of the finished item.  Feel free to mention/post this to your fellow bloggers. The contest ends at the end of this month (7-31-11).  On the first of August, I will post a picture of the finished item along with the list of ten winners.  Be sure to keep following my blog as I will be posting a few small clues to help with this guessing game.  Good Luck!

1.  Become a follower of my blog. 
2.  Post your guesses under the comments of this post.
3.  Share contest with your fellow bloggers.
4.  Keep watch for clues.
5.  Use your imagination and have fun with your guesses.

CLUES  (Will be posted on the following dates here):
1.  July 18, 2011 - Small sun catcher with 4 pieces of glass: 1 big & 2 sml. circles and 1 sml orange piece
2.  July 22, 2011 - Kids love it, some adults do too just not to much or it becomes dangerous.
3.  July 25, 2011 - We don't see it in Houston too much. When it does hit Houston, people get excited and bundle up.
4.  July 29, 2011 - It makes the temperature drop and has the power to close schools and businesses.

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