Thursday, September 24, 2009


welcome to my blog! i grew up in a warm, loving
family filled with laughter and happiness.
i am lucky and i appreciated it. my parents were always trying to
fill our days with fun times on a tight budget. we had a wood stove in our
home, and i thought EVERYONE had one. nope.
on our stove was a big black cast iron tea pot that put steam into the
room so the air wasn't dry.
i recently came across these delightful stamps from a place
called whimsiedoodles.
there among the digital stamps was this adorable image
with my parents cast iron pot... and all the wonderful
happy memories came flooding back.
these stamps are precious and fun, and i wanted to share the card i created.
i used the stamps from Whimsiedoodles, colored with my prisma pencils and
gamsol, the little beads on the gingerbread are pearl stickers from the Recollection
collection at Michaels Stores. (cute huh?)
i outlined the white with my uniball pen. the papers are from the Nursery Collection
from KC &CO. that ribbon is from my local scrapbooking store, great ribbons!
the border is from a fiskars punch. I mimicked the cross stitches in the top two corners with thread and a piercing pattern and tool. 
thanks for strolling with me down memory lane...

i love this little stamp, and i am glad that the world of digital is there.


Tuesday, September 22, 2009

Autumn is a second spring when every leaf is a flower.


i live in NewEngland, and every year i am blessed to witness
the magic of leaves turning and dancing to the ground. Lawns
are covered with blankets of reds and oranges, yellows and browns.
I witness the final salute before the world closes shop temporarily and
sleeps under winter snows.
It is incredible. It is beautiful. Hills of green become artists paletes mixed with
sunsets that would make Renoir jealous of the strokes of color.
I love this time of year.

Happy 1st day...

Friday, September 18, 2009


When witches go riding,
and black cats are seen,
the moon laughs and whispers,
‘tis near Halloween.
~Author Unknown

todays challenge on Splitcoast stampers was to use Halloween colors and limited embellishments. to play along the challenge can be found here:LSC 238...

i used the stamp set haunting halloween   from stampin up, he is colored with prisma markers and colored pencils. i used a scor-pal to create the lined background and sponged around the image.
the solid papers are from Stampin up, the DP from Provo craft.
a quick fun card!
hope you'll come and play along!
thanks for stopping by.
HOORAY it's friday!

Saturday, September 12, 2009


every saturday on SCS they offer up a great challenge
that encourages you to get creative and inspired from
different chosen sources ~ this week was kids clothes
from CWDKIDS . Well i have this great new Whipper

Snapper stamp that i just knew fit this inspiration:

My card was stamped and colored with prisma pencils and
gamasol. his toes and fangs and curls on his birthday hat are
a sepic gold glitter pen, the papers are from DCWV nursery

if you get the change to play along, please do ~ it's fun
to get the creative juices flowing!

well now i must go to work, then off to
babysit my grandson.
he's almost crawling and so much fun to play with,
we both need a nap at the end of the day!

thanks for stopping by!

deets: stamps:whipper snapper
inks: palette noir, prisma pencils, gamasol
brads and DCWV dp.

Friday, September 11, 2009


eight years ago the world stopped and horrific tragedy struck. friends lost friends, mothers and fathers lost children, children lost parents, and our lives forever changed.
take a moment and remember today. and pause in prayers for all who gave their lives in rescue efforts.
And He will raise you up on eagle's wings,Bear you on the breath of dawn,Make you to shine like the sun,And hold you in the palm of His Hand

Thursday, September 10, 2009


RED ~ it's my favorite color.
i own red clothes, red heels when i was younger *wink*,
red vases,
love it, embrace it, and today got to use it
in a SCS challenge ~wt235revved up red~
my angel is a gorgeous stamp from stampendous, great for embossing and coloring, so i did!
i stamped her with versamark, embossed with gold fine embossing powder, and used prisma markers in real red and green to color. i added gold pearls to her wings and red to the gown.
her skin is blush from stampin up .
i painted her wings with radiant pearls -miners gold-
and the papers are all from K&co glitter pkg(last year ~sorry i hoard paper~)
the fiskars punch was for the edging and the gold glimmery paper on the bottom is run thru the swirls folder in the cuttlebug.
(you can click on the pic for a closer look if you so desire)
I appreciate the company and the stopping by.
till next time

Wednesday, September 2, 2009



My wonderful sister-in-law and her her equally wonderful husband
have been married TWENTY FIVE years. They have filled my
world with fun and laughter, support and kindness. I am so
happy for them, and here's to the next 25 being just as great.
i made them a "Silver Anniversary" card with one of my
favorite sets from stampin up ~ ALWAYS.
i stamped the hearts with versa mark, embossed with silver embossing powder
and then cut and layered them with dimensionals.
the card has embossing from the swirls cuttlebug folder, and marth stewart punch
made the "doily" bottom. silver edged ribbon over a strip of basic grey cardstock and, the silver balls are rhinestone stickers.

Happy Anniversary!
thanks so much for stopping by!