Thursday, September 1, 2011


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Tuesday, August 23, 2011

My Crazzzzy Life!

Life... especially mine, can be kind of crazy at times!!  Seems like the last year has been a little hectic.  I'm hoping now that the wedding planning and honeymoon preparations are behind me, convention is over, and we've moved from West Chester, to Denver (PA that is!!) that I can FINALLY work on building my SU business!  Funny thing is, every time I mention that I moved to Denver, I get the "dear-in-the-headlights-look" and I have to immediately follow it with "PA that is!"  If your interested in seeing pictures of the house, click here: Denver, PA

So, the boxes are mostly gone (there are still a few here and there) but for the most part... I am unpacked and the craftroom is ready to go! AS A MATTER OF FACT... not ONLY did I finish my Convention Make 'n Takes, I was able to whip off a MOJO card! LOOKIE:  

I figured that I better get and use up my Nautical Expedition DSP and The Open Sea stamp set before its gone!  Other items featured on this card are:   Early Espresso Bakers Twine; 2 1/2 inch circle punch; Bring on the Cake; Scallop Trim Border Punch; Scallop Trim Corner; Cherry Cobbler 1/2 inch seam binding; Early Espresso cardstock

If you don't have a copy of the new Holiday mini that just came out... please do let me know, and I will be happy to send you one!!

Hug to all!

Saturday, July 16, 2011

Convention 2011

Since convention is sooooooo tiring.. I'll post this for now, and fill you in when I get back!

See ya when I get home!!!

Monday, July 11, 2011

Convention Bound!

Convention Bound!!
In 6 hours I will be heading to convention!!  I'm especially excited this year to be going to convention because I will be going with by two GREAT friends Barb & Karin, and will be meeting my sister there!  SO! the four of us will be roomies!!

I am going to try to keep my blog updated with the latest and greatest news as we get it.. (if we're allowed) and I'll post pics as well!

Stay tuned!!  my bags are packed and i'm READY to GO!

Hugs to all!

Monday, April 25, 2011

2011 Easter Card

Just because I haven't posted... doesn't mean that I wasn't stamping!  I have a few great cards that I want to show you over the next few days...  I need to catch you up with what's been going on at MY house!!

This little beauty was done using the chalkboard technique.  Stamp your image using White Craft ink on Basic Black cardstock then make sure you heat set.  I used the vine flourish from Vintage Vogue.
Using your Watercolor pencils, color over top of the white lines. Touch up using your white gel pen I added some extra doodle-dots along the flowers and vines.  Punch it out using the Wide Oval Punch. Here's a close up picture:

The center "egg" is popped up on dimensionals.  The Easter greeting comes from a retired stamp set called Well Scripted.  Gosh I loved that stamp set!! :(


Saturday, April 23, 2011

Mojo inspiration

Whenever I need a little (ok.. here lately... a LOT of) inspiration, I always check out the MOJO sketches!  HERE you will find pages and pages, and MORE pages of super great cards by some pretty amazing talent!

Sooo... I bring to you THIS card...

So, I'm not sure if I can even remember the colors I used to sponge in the area around the flower.  But, I'll try to compose a list below.   This card features the Friends Never Fade stamp set, as well as Greenhouse Gala DSP.  I used the Hobby Blade to cut out the smaller flower of the focal image, and tucked the gorgeous 5/8 inch Pumpkin Pie satin ribbon underneath.  Using my piercing tool and the mat pack, I poked a frame around the Soft Suede card stock for a little added dimension.   

Here's a closeup of the cut-out.  It's pretty easy to cut, once you figure out where exactly you want to place the ribbon.  I hope this card, or ANY of the many other lovely cards found on the MOJO site inspires YOU to dig out your stamp supplies and STAMP!  (A dirty stamp is a HAPPY stamp!!)


Stamp set: Friends Never Fade
Ink:  Daffodil Delight, Pumpkin Pie, More Mustard, Cajun Craze, Soft Suede, Early Espresso
Paper: Pear Pizzazz, Soft Suede, Whisper White, Greenhouse Gala DSP
Accessories: Pumpkin pie 5/8 inch satin ribbon, paper piercer, mat pack, hobby blade, Eyelet border punch, sponges

Tuesday, April 19, 2011

Out of the Darkness

So... I was thinking... it's about FINE TIME that I should post on my blog!  Which brings me to the name of THIS card..   Out of the Darkness!  Not only do I feel like I've stepped out of a dark hole, but I think this card has that same look and feel!  This card is a submission for the Splitcoaststampers sketch challenge SC328.

Here's a closeup picture of the flower punched using the Build a Blossom punch from the Occasions mini catalog (this punch is still available, by the way) and the center is accented with the Basic pearls.  I'm not sure if you can see the shimmery petals, but those were embossed using Iridescent Ice embossing powder.  Email me if you have any additional questions!
Bye for now!

Sunday, January 9, 2011

Lots of New Things going on.....

I've been MIA, and I appologize for that, BUT I've been extremely busy over the last few months trying to get everything ready for the wedding.. and If you were ALL wondering... the wedding was beautiful and the honeymoon was SOOooo much more than I could have ever imagined!  This picture was taken the night before the wedding.... hmm.. we look SO calm...

Our Beautiful Rings...

Here's a few pictures of the special day...

The Kiss!

The Reception...

ICKY face...


The Awesome decorations!!

Everything went well. The reception was decorated like a Hawaiian luau, and everyone had a blast!  I was exhausted by the end of the night.  We left for Hawaii on Tuesday, Dec 14, and returned two days before Christmas.  JUST in time for the winter storm BLAST!!  I came from the Hawaiian temperatures ranging in the mid 80's back to the frigid cold artic chilly blast!  Needless to say, I was missing the tropic temperatures!  It was finally nice to be back home again to see my children!  I missed them all!

So... now with the New Year here, and my schooling is done, I will be concentrating on my Stampin' Up! business, classes, clubs, and workshops! 

Speaking of workshops, if you are interested in holding one, NOW is the BEST time to do so.  I'm booking workshops now for Sale-a-bration.  Don't miss this opportune time!