This is my place to share with family and friends. You might find handmade cards, digital scrapbook pages, photos or a little chatter because those are the things I love. My blog is a work in progress, so be patient with me. Most of the time I think I will be talking to myself, but hey, I'm used to that!

Saturday, October 30, 2010


Not something we do at my house anymore but I couldn't resist sending at least one Halloween card. As long as it is not scary, I like it, and of course there is the candy. I am proud to say no candy has crossed my threshold this year. I stopped pretending I was buying it for the treat or treaters and decided to spare myself the temptation of having it around. So here is my little card share for the eve of Halloween.

Supplies:Stampin' Up!: Lovely Lavender (ret), Whisper White, Blasic Black, and Always Artichoke card stock. 1 inch and 1 1/4 inch circle punches. Stamps SU's Autumn Harvest, Hello there sentiment is from "Goody Goody Gumdrops" (ret), and the Happy Halloween stamp is from "All Year Cheer III" (ret). Green Vine is from a Sizzix die and the embossed square made with a Nestibilities die.

I also used the same stamp set to make this for a Splitcoast challenge to scrounge around in leftovers and scraps to paper piece a card. I really had fun with this one! The paper is retired "Autumn Vine" designer paper from Stampin' Up!

Supplies:All from Stampin' Up! Card stock: Naturals White and Basic Black. Designer paper, Autumn Vine (ret.) Stamp sets-Autumn Harvest and the sentiment is from "Day of Gratitude"

Friday, October 29, 2010

Just a couple more days....

and the Holiday Happenings Blog will be open for those of you who are registered. I will be emailing each of you the blog address and instructions on how to sign in. You do not have to start on Nov 1, you can start anytime after Nov 1 so there is no sign up deadline. The blog will remain open and the tutorials will be available until Jan.1. Remember that you can use the tutorials with supplies you have on hand if you like. You will need Stampin' Up!'s Contempo Christmas stamp set and the Jolly Holiday designer papers, as well as the other products on the supply list to make the cards look exactly as shown.

Stampin' Up! is having a terrific promotion for several Christmas products and one of them is the combo of the Contempo Christmas stamp set and Jolly Holiday papers here. If you haven't ordered your supplies for the Holiday Happens class you can save 20% and have everything delivered right to your door.

Saturday, October 23, 2010

Coming November 1st

Are you ready to make some fabulous Christmas cards?

Well, let's get started. The class fee includes admission to my invitation only Classroom blog, the measurements and clear instructions for five cards and one bonus item. I have includes PDF files to download print for your convenience too. These are my exclusive designs that will not be seen on my regular blog or in an online gallery until after the Christmas Holidays. You can work from the online instructions or print out the PDF files to keep. The classroom will remain open and the files will be accessible until the next online class. You will be able to comment or ask questions in the comments sections and I will monitor the blog daily so I can respond promptly. This is my first online class and I am very excited about it! I hope you are too.

If you would like to join this class please use PayPal to pay via or email me if you prefer to send a check. On receipt of your class fee, I will send you the link to get into the classroom.

Here is the link to the supply list:

Thursday, October 14, 2010

Fall is really here. It is getting colder and I can see the beginnings of the colors on the leaves of the trees around here. This weekend we leave to spend some time in the Poconos and I am hoping the rain that is forecast for the week won't be so much that we can't spend time walking and enjoying the lake at the resort.
Now that there is a chill in the air, I am getting the urge to start some holiday cards. This is the first of my Thanksgiving cards. I think something is off, but I can't put my finger on it. I probably will re-work this one, but I like these colors. The sentiment is a 2005 SU stamp, but I don't know the name. Thanks for visiting my blog.

Stamps-Autumn Harvest from Stampin' Up!
Card stock SU's More Mustard, Very Vanilla, and Basic Black
Ink. Basic Black and Early Expresso
Ribbon: 1 1/4 inch Striped Grosgrain from Stampin' Up!
SU's Natural Hemp Twine
Pumpkins colored with Prisma Pencils and Gamsol

Monday, October 11, 2010

Bling time.......

Here is a little peek at a card I made for my granddaughter Lauren. I wanted lots of Bling on this one. The stamp is from Outlines Rubber Stamps and I clear embossed it on glossy white cs then sponged it with Stampin Up!'s Lovely Lavender, Summer Sun and Concord Crush Classic ink. Then I cut it apart and elevated parts with Stampin' Dimensionals. The base card is Crushed Curry with a Concord Crush mat.. The jewels are Stampin' Up!'s Basic Rhinestones. Thanks for looking!

Wednesday, October 6, 2010

Just a simple card to share..

A simple note card using some of my favorites Stampin Up products, Pocket Silhouettes stamps, Cherry Cobbler and Confetti White card stock, Old Olive and Cherry Cobbler ink, Cherry Cobbler Seam Binding, and the pin from Vintage Trinkets. Thanks for looking!

Sneak Peek

 Holiday Happenings Online Class
My first online class, more information coming soon!
See Supply List Below