Grabbed a button!!!

Tuesday, November 3, 2009

Last card from this class

This is probably least favorite of the cards I made. It was made with the ornament punch and I just didn't "get it" as to how to layer these punch outs. I saw others and they were very cute, but not mine!!! The bottom layer is again made with the Top Note die. I do like these colors tho. This is the last card from this class, but I plan to go again so will have more to show you. It is awesome to be back doing what I love to do.

Monday, November 2, 2009

Another card

I hope you see the glimmer in this beautiful card. I got to use the new shimmer paint from SU on this and I adore it. The center shape was made from the Top Note die--very clever use of it.
Thanks for looking. I have one more card for tomorrow.

Sunday, November 1, 2009

Another card

How would you like to receive this for a Christmas card? I adore it. So many neat details on it. I had so much fun.
Thanks for looking.

Saturday, October 31, 2009

Another card

I just love this card. Such a fall feel to it. I think this SU set (can't remember the name) could work for so many seasons and occasions. Love it!!
Thanks for looking.

Friday, October 30, 2009

Hey, I stamped!!

Mindy and I went to a stamp class yesterday and I had a complete and absolute ball stamping. I have missed it so much. This card used some of the new DP from SU with a glossy pattern to it which I sponged in various shades of blue. The stamped the image and glittered up punched out snowflakes. What fun and I love the sheen this card has.
Thanks for looking.

Tuesday, October 6, 2009

Digital Ink Challenge blog candy

I have not gotten into digital yet, but this just may make me take the leap. Doesn't it look fantastic. Go to this site and sign up for the blog candy

Wednesday, September 30, 2009

Win a Cricut Gypst
Wouldn't you love to win a Cricut Gypsy? Go to this website and follow the instructions to get in the drawing. How awesome!!!
Mindy has gotten a Cricut and would love to have one of these. She is a tech person and would make good use of it.

Sunday, September 27, 2009

My-Kap for the Keurig machine

I found this site advertising the kaps to reuse the Keurig cups and am impressed. I thought maybe if any of you read this blog and have a Keurig machine that you may like to try them. Here is the site and I also have it posted on top of my blog. Let me know if you try them. Thanks.

Sunday, August 9, 2009


I am supposed to write in my blog about what encourages me. This has taken a lot of thought and what I have come up with is very simple, so don't know why I had to think so long. My family encourages me, namely my beautiful, empathetic daughter. She always has a word of encouragement and the very best advice. Right at this moment I feel very blessed to be living near her so that I can see her whenever I want to. Being in person is much better than the phone.
Anyhow, go visit the blog and get some encouragement. It looks awesome to me.

Sunday, July 12, 2009

Cuttlebug spot contest

Entry Title: Win $1,000 at!

I have just discovered that The Cuttlebug Spot is having a contest - "The Journey to 1,000"! They are trying to reach 1,000 followers by the end of July and need your help. To enter all you have to do is go to their site, sign up as follower and complete a few easy steps and you could win a $1,000 gift certificate to Custom Crops (! GO NOW and check it out

Go and check it out!!! Awesome.

Tuesday, July 7, 2009

Time for an update

Well, lots of time has passed since I have last posted and lots of changes have occurred. We are now at a beautiful campground in PA called Lake In Wood where Jerry and I are working in order to have a site here. We are 30 minutes from our daughter and an hour from our son. Our son and his wife are due to have their first baby (a boy) around Thanksgiving. How lucky for us that God has placed us here to be near the people we care the most about. Sometimes what seems to be a crisis really becomes a blessing. I miss NC and always will but can not ever see us buying another home there. We enjoy the RV and campground life and Gracie has really adjusted well to it. Jerry is doing many odd jobs around the campground and I get to wash the cleaning cloths and also tend the gate. I have met many wonderful people. ( I do miss that southern drawl and the friendliness of the south tho.) We are in the heart of PA Dutch Country and the roadside produce is amazing.

As for my stamping, Mindy has all of my stash of supplies and I go to her home and we create together. I am sorry that I have not taken photos of what I have made, but I will try to do that so that my blog can be updated with my creations. She is a SU demo and I help her with her clubs and have met some nice ladies that way. I was so depressed about not being able to stamp and now I can altho I felt so inept the first few times I tried it again. I am proud of Mindy as she is showing great creativity and seems to enjoy it. I never imagined that she would be interested in this.

Anyhow, that is what is going on with me. I think I will survive this change in our lives but would appreciate Jerry to get a job with some benefits but maybe that is in His plans someday. I trust that all will work out.
Thank you for checking in with me. I have a feeling that no one reads my blog any longer, but that is ok. I will post anyhow!!! LOL.

Stampin Up Big Shot

Stampin Addicts dot com has tons of ideas using the Stampin’ Up! Big Shot and is giving away a Big Shot Die Pack as part of the Stampin’ Up! summer celebration. To enter, all you have to do is write about it. This is my entry. Now give me my dies.

I really do miss these folks.
I really do miss these two folks. I think Laura was a real lady and was a fabulous first lady.
Please visit the blog above to read more about the blog candy you could win.
I will be posting again about what is going on in my life right now soon.

Monday, March 16, 2009

Where have I been?

It is has been way too long since I posted and I guess I had better explain what is going on. In November my husband got laid off from his job--he was part of the big Nascar layoff, and at 60 years of age, has been unable to find a job. We have sold our home and are now living in a campground where he is volunteering to pay for our site. He enjoys the work and the harder and heavier it is, the better he is.  I, on the other hand, am a basket case all the time. I have given all, and I mean all, of my stamping and scraping stash to our daughter. I hated to sell it because what if I can resume the hobby that I adored? So, it sits waiting for me in PA while I am here in NC.  Our plans are to move into a trailer in Florida that my mom owns, but that won't be until the end of camping season and you never know what resume will produce a job. We are without any health insurance because Cobra for us ceased to exist since the team he worked with closed its doors.  I need an epidural badly as it is difficult for me to walk and climbing the steps into the camper is downright painful.   I know that God closes one door and opens another, so I am trying to maintain a positive outlook that eventually all will be ok. It is hard to dispose of our household items as the closing is the 30th and we have had less than a month to do this. I think Habitat for Humanity will be very pleased with us as the month wears on. We are so lucky that our house sold less than a month after putting it on the market.  We didn't make any money but the drain on our budget will be done.  
Thank God for our wonderful children for helping us out. We couldn't do this without them. Jerry's ultimate goal would be to work in a campground for pay. He loves this lifestyle and if we could be paid so we could pay bills, it would be fantastic. 

If you are reading this, I would appreciate your prayers and good wishes that all will work out for us. As for sharing any of my stamping, I guess there will be none.  Not sure if I will continue this blog by heading another direction or what.  Thank you for being loyal to me and reading what I write. I appreciate it so much.