Monday, March 9, 2015


Welcome to Monday!!! Did you have a good weekend???

Some of you know that I'm going to be heading to Oregon again in a month, for about a month. My stepdaughter is getting married, and we're going to take the opportunity to take a little time on the beach. :) It's where I love to be, and so does Kenn.

These photos are from our trip in 2012; this is in Yachats, at our favorite beach, Smelt Sands. I so cannot wait to get to my ocean again!!!!!!! :)

I'm going to be planning another book for this trip. It's going to be difficult, because I don't know if my laptop is going to be able to travel or not. It's not doing too well. :/ But we'll see what happens! :)

I just LOVE MDS. I sincerely wish you would play with it! I think you'd love it!! :D

OK, I'm outta here. Have a wonderful day - be sure to make the time to STAMP something!!

Monday, February 23, 2015

MDS Monday - Ice Storm

Welcome to Monday! Did you have a good weekend??? Schools are still closed in much of middle Tennessee because of hazardous roads in back areas and treacherous sidewalks and ground at many of the schools.  It's still cold here, so there's not a lot of natural help for de-icing! :)

I took all these pictures a week ago. It was simply beautiful, breathtaking, and dangerous. I'm so grateful to have warmth, shelter, food, and many, many things to do without going stir-crazy. :D

This was SUCH a simple page! It took me all of 10 minutes to put together, and that was mostly trying to get the lettering for my title the way I wanted it. :D I still think you need to download MY DIGITAL STUDIO for your free trial!!!! What's stopping you?!??!

OK, I'm outta here! :) Have a wonderful day - and make the time to stamp SOMEthing!

Friday, February 20, 2015

A Touch of Spring

Happy Weekend! :)

I don't know about you, but it's been icy/snowy and definitely WINTER here this week. I'm not complaining - it's February, and it's SUPPOSED to be winter! :) But I was ready for a little sunshine.

So, I started this card out, thinking I was going to do a white on white. But it didn't want to work that way. :)

That's the Spring Flowers texturz embossing folder (page 19 in the Occasions Mini), sponge on the raised parts and the edges with Daffodil Delight. The "thanks" is also from the Occasions Mini, the Hello You thinlits dies on page 31. The inside is stamped on a piece of Daffodil Delight, so there's lots of sunshine with this card! :)

It's pretty quick and easy. :) And bright and cheerful! :)

OK, I'm outta here! Stay safe, warm, and dry this weekend! Take some time to stamp something!

Monday, February 16, 2015

MDS Monday - Valentine's Day 2015

Happy Monday! Did you have a good weekend? Now about your weather? We're getting wintry mix here - it's cold enough to be snow, but up where the clouds are, it's warm. So we're getting ice. I'm so not going anywhere today! :D

We're not big on Valentine's around here. I've NEVER liked the day, and it's never really all it's cracked up to be. :) The best one I ever had, as a matter of fact, was in college when three friends came over and made me dinner. :D

ANYWAY. Kenn brought me home chocolate-covered strawberries - one of my faves, and these are pretty low-carb because it was thin dark chocolate, mostly! :) - and some roses from Kroger. There were four colors of roses, but this is my favorite picture that would fit in an oval. :D  Super simple page, Melon Mambo and Whisper White, one stamp, one "punch", and voila! It's done. :)

OK, I'm outta here! Maybe I'll take some time to create something today. Or maybe I'll take a nap... :D

Have a wonderful day! If you're stuck at home, maybe you should take the time to download your trial version of MY DIGITAL STUDIO here and play with it for thirty days! It's SO much fun!

Wednesday, February 11, 2015

Card Sketch Interpretation!

Welcome to Wednesday! I'm sorry I'm having such a difficult time getting back in the swing of blogging; I just don't want to focus on anything, seems like. Part if it may be that Kenn's leaving for Oregon in just over a month, and I'll be leaving in just over two months; making plans, feeling like I'm in limbo - YOU know. :D

ANYWAY. Today, I wanted to show you this card; I found a card sketch I didn't want to change too awfully much, and picked out my colors. They're Whisper White, Pink Pirouette, and Melon Mambo embossing powder. :) The butterfly is from the Occasions Mini's butterfly thinlets dies. The stamps are from my FREE Sale-A-Bration set, SIMPLY WONDERFUL. The little flower is just perfect for this pretty card! The vellum isn't textured, but I did tear the bottom edge, just to give a little more texture. :)

OK, I'm outta here! Have a wonderful evening, and be sure to make the time to STAMP SOMETHING!!!!!!!!!

Monday, January 26, 2015

MDS Monday - MOM & DAD

Happy Monday! Did you have a good weekend? I did. :) I'm feeling better, and it's COLD here today. Brrr! If you're in the storm hitting the East Coast this week, please be safe, stay as warm as possible, and try to enjoy any time you have snowed in. (It doesn't happen here in Tennessee, but I grew up in Indiana! :D )

Today's page is all about my parents. I really love the way it turned out! To get the texture on the piece of Mossy Meadow, I chose a swirly stamp, and colored it the same color. I positioned it where I wanted, and gave it a little drop shadow. The strip of Night of Navy also has some drop shadow applied. It's a clean page - and yellow is my mom's favorite color. :D

OK, I'm outta here! Have a wonderful day! Be sure and make the time to stamp something!!

Friday, January 23, 2015

Treat Holder

Happy Friday! Sorry the picture's kind of grainy; I took these late at night, so there wasn't much ambient light. :D

So, I designed this little fold-over to stand alone; it could serve as a table favor, or as a desk gift - I made it for Valentine's Day, but obviously it could be used for anything you wished.

Ours held Russel Stover Valentine's hearts, so were designed specifically for them. I LOVE the new Bow Punch in the Occasions mini - found on page 13. Just click here to see the Occasions mini in a PDF file!

OK, I'm outta here!!! Have a WONDERFUL weekend! And be SURE to take the time to STAMP something! :)

Friday, January 16, 2015

Chalkboard Cards

Happy Friday! :)

Today I have these chalkboard and paper clay cards to share with you. :) If you haven't already seen the Occasions Mini, I do apologize - it's a glitch in the system, and I'm working to get them out to some of you! Anyway. You can go here - Occasions Mini 2015 - and drool over it in PDF form. :D The chalkboard paper can be seen on page 24.

The other item from the Occasions Mini that we used is on page 32, the Alphanumeric Mold for paper clay (which is in the Idea Book already, but you can find the reference and order info on page 32 in the Occasions mini, too!). I did letters and hearts for everyone, so they could be completely dried to adhere; we all experimented with putting the clay into the mold. It's REALLY awesome, and very lightweight!

I used my chalk marker (IBC) to do the lines around the paper, and to write the messages on my chalkboards; we used Whisper White craft ink to smear onto the boards. I think they're just FUN. :)

Still have openings in our hostess club! Even if you can't do EVERY meeting, we'd love to have you join us - we're a fun group! :D

OK, I'm outta here! Have a wonderful day, and be SURE to stamp something!

Wednesday, January 14, 2015

Butterfly Framelit from 2015 Occasions Mini!

Happy Wednesday - yes, it's night, but it's still Wednesday. :)

Happy Birthday, Donna! :)

This is one of our projects from last night's Hostess Club get-together; if you're interested in being a hostess, please contact me NOW!!!! We used the largest butterfly in the new selection in the Occasions Mini; isn't he gorgeous?

The blocks on the background are the clear block A, inked in Wild Wasabi. The saying is from one of the free sets - LOTUS BLOSSOM - in the Sale-A-Bration Mini. :) The colors are So Saffron, Tangerine Tango, and Wild Wasabi - as well as Whisper White, but I suspect you knew that. :) The words of the stamp are heat embossed with Tangerine Tango embossing powder.

We loved this card! It's quick, and spring-ish, and easy!

OK, I'm outta here! Have a wonderful day - and be sure to stamp SOMEthing! :)

Monday, January 5, 2015

MDS Monday - Just Us!

GOOD MONDAY MORNING!!! Phew, I don't know about you, but the last six weeks have been JAM-PACKED! Did you have a good Christmas? Did you enjoy ringing in the new year? Are you a TINY bit glad that things are starting to get back to normal? :D

Today's share is just a little reminder of how nice our Christmas celebration was. Of course it involved food and gifts, too, but the older I get, the more it's about the people I'm with. :)

And TODAY MARKS THE START OF SALE-A-BRATION and the OCCASIONS MINI!!!!!!!! There are SO many fun things in the new mini, and the freebies for SAB are wonderful again this year. I'm probably more excited about this Occasions Mini than I've been in a LONG time. If you want to host a party, PLEASE contact me! We can even do online parties now, and I'll be GLAD to help you earn as many freebies as possible! It's also a great time to become a demonstrator; if you have any questions, please don't hesitate to contact me!!

OK, I'm outta here! I'm working on things to show you, so thank you for your patience with me. :) Have a WONDERFUL day, and be sure to stamp or scrap SOMETHING!!!!