Friday, November 6, 2015

Hopefully this is the start of a new blog for me. I haven't blogged in years. I am an early retirement Mom (which basically means, I am not working anymore, lol). So with more things to do and wow really less time to do them ironically, I am taking on the world of early retirement. I am learning to manage my time with a planner, do household projects/renovations, started a budget, cooking (that's a big one for me as hubby was the cook for many, many years) and anything else on the Honey Do List that he throws at me. I still craft but really don't really scrapbook anymore (more limited funds now) so I am using all the leftover scrapbook items in my craft room and occasionally make cards, tags and am venturing into other crafts. So as to not eliminate all craftiness I did a take on Daniela Dobson's tag submitted for the 25 Days of Christmas Tags by Tracey McNeeley

Tuesday, December 13, 2011

Happy Holidays!

Sorry for the long overdue posts, life does get in the way. Here is some inspiration.

Sunday, April 24, 2011

Happy Easter to All!!

Well I have a new camera just in time for our vacation and of course I had to take some new pics of CoCo. She is so looking forward to nice outside weather again. Hope everyone has a nice Easter. I need to check with Tombow on when I can post the layouts I did for their guest call.
It was great to use their new products and I thank them for sending the StampRunner products to me.

Saturday, February 5, 2011

Saturday, Cold Rainy Saturday!

Well I promised myself (even if I am the only one reading it) that I would blog more often. I am off to get a haircut and debating on stopping into this Bead show at the local fire hall. Not sure what I want to accomplish by going by may stop in for some inspiration.
Then home to work on some Valentine's day cards etc. I am in the scrappy mood. That is what a cold, rainy day can do for me.

Here is my latest layout.

Sunday, January 9, 2011

Pink Paislee Sketch challenge

Here is my version of the Sunday sketch - Get Sketchy - Lambie for Pink Paislee.
I used papers from the Vintage Moon collection, felt ribbon, and various embellishments.
My first layout of 2011. A little advanced as my anniversary isn't till May but it is this year.

Sunday, December 12, 2010

Webster Pages DT open call

Here is the specifics on Webster Pages Design Team Call:

Webster’s Pages is pleased to announce their first open design team call!

We are looking for paper crafters that 1) love working with Webster’s Pages products, 2) are looking for an opportunity to be involved in both creating paper crafts as well as sharing their enthusiasm for Webster’s Pages on InspireME, Facebook, and other online outlets, 3) enjoy helping to inspire other paper crafters with beautiful and unique projects.

We will be looking for members to be on our team that uses traditional products as well as looking for members for our first Digital Design Team. The Digital Design team will work exclusively with our digital products. Paper crafters that consider themselves “hybrid” paper crafters and use both traditional supplies as well as digital images, should apply for the “traditional” team but mention they are hybrid paper crafters. Those applying specifically for the digital team should mention this. The application requirements for both teams are the same.

International designers are welcome to apply to both teams.

Specific requirements and compensation details are provided upon invitation to the team. However we would like to mention that regular creation of projects and online participation are requirements for this team, and compensation is provided through a generous amount of product as well as monetary compensation for hard copy published items and trade show/advertising assignments. The term will be until the end of 2011.

Please note that Webster’s Pages Design Team members will be limited to being on no more than 3 paper manufacturing teams total.

We are envisioning a team of 15 members with 3 exclusively on our digital team.

To apply send an email to with the following information:

Provide a one or two paragraph biographical statement telling us a little bit about you and your scrapbook experience including any publication history, design team experience, teaching experience (in stores and/or online), etc.

Explain in one paragraph why you would be a great addition to the Webster’s Pages design team.

Include a link to any online galleries (you participate on (please include your user name and make sure that online galleries do not have a login requirement) and your blog (if you have one).

Attach a scan or photograph of 3 paper craft projects that you feel best represent your style. Please make sure you include 1 scrapbook page, 1 card or altered item/home decor project, and the 3rd project can be a scrapbook page, card or altered item/home decor project. Images must be no larger than 600 x 600 px. We do ask that if possible you use Webster’s Pages products on these 3 projects in order for us to get a sense of how you would work with our style of products.

Please include your name, address, phone number and email address. Confirmation emails will NOT be sent. Notifications will be made by email or telephone in January.

Applications must be received by December 31st.

We are a very happy team at Webster's Pages & we value our Design Team tremendously! We are growing in leaps & bounds and we would love to share in our excitement with you. If you have any questions on applying, please send an email to with subject QUESTION.

Sunday, October 31, 2010


Thanks GlueArts for Booing me yesterday. Hoping for a "sweet" prize.

Here is what has been keeping us busy the last few months. Our new puppy CoCo. She is a miniature retreiver ( which is part flat coated retreiver and american cocker spaniel. Note the cocker spaniel ears and smooth coat on the rest of her body. She will only get about 20ish" tall and about 35lbs. She is such a sweetie, smart, cute and sleeps all night (we love that). She has learned to ring the bell at the door to go potty, sit, down, roll over, kisses, shake, sit up. We are working on attention and coming when we call her. Those are the tough ones.