Tuesday, December 31, 2013

Happy New Year!!

Wishing You A Very Happy New Year

Jon and I wish you a very blessed New Year.  May this year be filled with lots if happiness and
good health.

We arrived in beautiful Ft. Myers, Florida Sunday.  The temperatures are in the high 70's much unlike the 15 degrees or less at home in Indiana.  Brrrr    We are very thankful not to be experiencing that cold weather this year.

I will be posting pictures soon.  HAPPY NEW YEAR MY FRIENDS!!!!!


Wednesday, December 25, 2013

Merry Christmas from the Fricker Family!

Merry Christmas to you and your family!
We celebrated yesterday and had a wonderful day.
We are so blessed and so thankful for our family and friends.
Happy Birthday Jesus!!!!

Monday, December 23, 2013

Mihaela's Gorgeous Ornaments

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My friend Mihaela from Romania created these gorgeous Christmas Ornaments and I just had to share them with you.  She tells how she did them on her web site here!
You can purchase many of the products she used at www.atjoansgardens.com
I am sorry, but Christmas preparations has not allowed me any time to be creative...I am sure you know the feeling.  Jon retired as of last Friday, so this will be a new stage of life for both of us.
We wish you the merriest Christmas and a very blessed new year.
Let's all remember why we celebrate this very special day....our Lord Jesus was born!!!

Wednesday, December 18, 2013

Noel Christmas Card

This was a quick card to do since I had prepared the Noel by Dream Weaver earlier.  I had the frame and flowers already cut out too.  I believe we all need quick and easy right now!
I popped up the Spellbinder frame on the black suede (velvet) paper and also popped up the Noel.
Last month, my friend Margaret sent me a nice package of Dream Weaver Stencils to try and I fell in love with them and the process she taught me.  So, I place an order for several of the Dream Weaver Stencils.
First, I taped down the stencil with painter's tape, used Wendy Vecchi' White Paste and spread it across the stencil making sure to keep it on the stencil.  Then I carefully removed the tape and stencil and applied Art Glitter over it.  I just can't capture the sparkling beauty with my poor photography skills. please use your imagination.
I took the picture without the flower on the card and then added it.  Which is your favorite?
Sometimes I love plain and simple, but I am anxious to know your thoughts.
Terri is thinking about adding the Dream Weaver Stencils to her line.  Shoot her a quick email
at myjoansgardens@yahoo.com if you think you would be interested in her doing so.
My email is still the same.  jfricker@fourway.net

Tuesday, December 17, 2013

Last Christmas

This picture was taken last Christmas.   It will be fun to see this year's picture comparison.
Kara is standing (she has 4 children), Kelsey is sitting and she now  has 4 boys and Lori our daughter is on the left.  She is the mother of Kara, Kelsey, Nathan and has adopted 4 children.  They are in the process of adopting 4 more.
I kid Lori all the time about how I had ONE daughter and now we have 19 children to love, plus spouses.  I am truly blessed!

Saturday, December 14, 2013

My New Website

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We have finalized everything for Joan's Gardens and all orders are either shipped or will ship on Monday.  Terri, Chris and I worked almost every night this week until 9 PM and started early again the next morning. 
 I have been so blessed to have these wonderful women helping me the last few years.    Terri,(bottom right) did all the invoicing, Chris (top left) did all the shipping and Karen (bottom left) has worked for me for over 24 years in every business I have had.  She does the bookkeeping and keeps me organized.  Linda (top right) has kept my house looking the way I love it.
I thank God for each of them.
Thanks for visiting me on my new web site.

Christmas Card

This is a Christmas Card I made a few weeks ago.