Tuesday, October 26, 2010


So.........I thought I would do what I love most~ making "Velma Flowers", also to distract myself from a lot that is going on. I usually make a lot at one time, so when I need some, I have them ready on-hand.......well I got it on my hand all right !!!!!!!!! I don't really remember what happened except that I felt burning all over my hand and fingers. I had to literally peel layers of HOT MELTED UTEE OFF MY HANDS and my skin was coming with it. The worst part was my wedding ring finger. I have gotten little burns here and there, no big deal...but this was and is awful..............I'm talking PAIN for hours. I never go the doctor, but this night, my daughter insisted we go to the E.R...........OUCH!!! A chemical burn is not good. I took photos of my finger, but decided I'd better not show you. If you saw my finger, you would probably go and V.........., you guys know the word, add the letters omitt in it. I'll give you a hint, do you know what a "blow fish" looks like, with a lot of colors in it? My main concern is infection........(now I can't go have my nails done...HA HA!)

So~ please please be careful, not just when making the flowers, but any techniques we add to our projects. A good recommendation from the E.R. doctor, they told me to wear "safety glasses". I've never thought to do that. UTEE in the eyes? I DON'T THINK SO. I can't even imagine the pain and damage it would do.

So I was going to do some posting since I have neglected my blog, and I end up with this. Again (I keep saying this) I will come back with happier goodies to share. Just a warning to my beautiful friends out there~ to be careful. Hugs, Velma

Sunday, August 1, 2010


Hi everyone, I know I said I would start posting, but Mom has been in the hospital for 6 days now. As soon as everything is better~ I will share random goodies and a few projects with you. Didn't I already say this...HA! But for now, I leave you with this (sorry~ trying to do this fast)

MARIE from Alohanmabuhay has changed her U-tube channel name and also her blog. Here is her new information~

artofmarie.blogspot.com (new blog)
artofmarie (new u-tube channel)

I hope this helps for those of you who have been looking for her. As always, she will have alot of awesome creations/techniques coming up............. iSN'T SHE AMAZING. What an AWESOME ARTIST she is! Marie, if you're reading this..........I love you a million times!

Big hugs to my family and friend's, Velma

Tuesday, July 13, 2010

I know I haven't been posting ~ I think it's been over a month! I've been busy.........just a lot going on.

I have some beautiful gifts I have received to share with you (some new and some from a while ago).............and then I will be sharing a couple of small projects.

Hugs to my scrappy artsy friends! Velma

Saturday, May 15, 2010

How lucky am I.................this is my beautiful mini that Stephi (withagrin) created for me! We decided a while back, that we would create a mini book for each other. We would take our time and just have fun with the process. This mini is called...."my mega mini", as it's popping with awesome pages with so many pockets and tags, flowers, so many wonderful embellishments. This mini is certainly a "Masterpiece"...and it's mine!

Thank you so much Stephi, my whole face was lit up with smiles when this arrived in the mail. I spent hours and hours going through every page, every detail, pulling out tags, touching every thing and also wondering how you did certain techniques! It even stayed on my nightstand at night so I could look at it. I truly love this mini and I will cherish this forever..........My Treasure !!! I'm thanking you a million times. Big Hugs to you!
I am sure I rotated each picture before I posted.............I'm sorry they aren't rotated, but you can still see the Beauty of this mini! I don't know which is my favorite page, because they're all so beautiful!

Turned the wrong way...........but it's still so awesome!

I love this transparency! "LIFE IS GOOD"

Opps, and another one upside down, but it's still beautiful! Omgosh! The third time I messed it up. I know I rotated these pics. But I'm not going to change anything ~ I'll mess everything up if I attempt it.

This picture is "priceless". I love looking at photos of my Mother. Thank you Stephi for adding this to my mini.
And yes, we are turned around again...........................................................I guess I'm not a very good blogger...posting pictures today... at least I posted this for the world to see how very blessed I am to have a friend in Stephi.

Saturday, May 8, 2010


To my family and friends
I'm wishing you a "HAPPY MOTHER'S DAY" full of love, laughter, quiet moments.. just spending time with your loved ones... doing what makes you happy................and just having some ~ "simple moments" ~ which make for beautiful memories on your special day! With love and hugs to you..................Velma

Friday, May 7, 2010


A huge thank you..........for your prayers... your kind and warm ever so caring words. Reading with tears... every word you wrote helped so much. It has helped my heart to be settled. And for my friends who are going through hard times with your loved ones, I have kept you in my prayers. I thank God for all of you, for the beautiful friends that you are and what your friendship means to me. I have shared with my Mother all of your encouraging words. She smiles... with tears, HAPPY TEARS (she tells me to tell you.."thank you"). So I am thanking you "a million times". Big Hugs to you...........my special friends.

Friday, April 23, 2010

I just viewed the "video" that Stephi (withagrin) did on the mini, or should I say "thick book", I created for her. I could see how she was so touched by my gift, and this makes me so so happy and warms my heart.... that's she's happy! You deserve everything Stephi and more! To such a kind, caring and loving friend you have been to me..................One of my dreams is to come and take you and your family out to lunch or dinner, or just sit and talk or do whatever we want! OXNARD HERE I COME!!!

Wednesday, April 21, 2010

My Special Mini for Stephi (withagrin)

Stephi and I decided to do a mini swap...........decided last year! We took our time, and boy did I ever take my time. To my "Special Stephi " thank you from the bottom of my heart for "being who you are" ~ I hope you will cherish this forever. Love and Hugs to you my Friend, Love, Velma

Monday, April 19, 2010

My Beautiful Mini

A huge "THANK YOU" to my friend's that created my beautiful Mini that Bona hosted. You have truly touched my heart. I will treasure each and every page forever. All the details, your artistic talent and your "time". I appreciate each of you................and to my YouTube family~ I appreciate all of you. The gifts I have received throughout 2009 to now, all of your warm and sweet comments~ I thank you from the bottom of my heart. I LOVE my mini.

Thursday, April 15, 2010

To My Husband.........

We met 25 years ago.................you are my "best friend", you are my soul mate and my "forever love". The way you love our children is incredible. I love how you take care of me, I love how you are always there for me through good times and the hard times ~ My life started the day I married you. Thank you for loving me the way you do. Happy Anniversary Babe. I love you.

I love you!