Saturday, December 26, 2009

Sad News for Christmas

The Saturday before Christmas in the midst of the biggest snowstorm in years, our sweet 18 yr old cat, Penny finally succumbed to old age or sickness we aren't sure which. She was failing in weight and listless and since the storm was immense, we didn't want to risk our lives to have her pass away in a cold, ER pet hospital so we just kept her comfortable all day long in her favorite place in front of the fireplace and we said our goodbye's and told her we loved her and will miss her terribly. I had never had a cat before but I have known others and I can unbiasedly tell you that Penny was the sweetest most affectionate, lap sitting cat I have ever known.
She was my cat mostly but we all loved her and I will miss her more than any pet I have ever had.
Wishing everyone a Happy Holiday and a joyous New Year!!

Friday, November 27, 2009

Happy Thanksgiving!

Wow I haven't posted since September, so sorry to those couple that might read my blog. I know there aren't many.

Hope that you had a wonderful Thanksgiving. I hosted this year and though we only had 10 for dinner and a few more for desert, it was enjoyable, stressful, funny and great to spend time with the family. Today is all about spending it at home doing whatever we want. No Black Friday shopping for me, I have done it before but so not in the holiday mood. This year has been very hard and stressful for me.

I won't bore you with the details but my Thanksgiving wish is for everyone's happiness, safety and job security.

Off to clean my scrapbook room table and spend the rest of the day munching and playing with scrappy goodness. I do have plenty of that in my room.

Saturday, September 5, 2009

Basic Grey Giveaway at Craft Critique

Craft Critique is giving away 3 full Basic Grey paper collections to three lucky readers. All you have to do is tell one friend about the giveaway! Post a link on your blog, Facebook page or Twitter... then just leave a comment below on this post telling us your favorite of these three collections.

Here is the link to Craft Critique (I love their site, so informative):

Working on more mini albums today for the Craft show in Nov. and then tomorrow the Chaddsford Wine/Jazz Fest. Can't wait to taste the new Spring Wine. I LOVE IT!

Saturday, August 8, 2009

Card for party today

So you know how challenged I am with doing cards or if you don't I am. Something about going from 12x12 layouts to a small 4x6 card just intimidates me. So I do look for sketches to help me. CPS is always a great place for me to look. We have a Graduation Party to go to for our nephew. Guess they wanted to wait until the end of the summer to do his H.S. grad party. Here is my take on CPS 127:

Saturday, June 20, 2009

CPS120 Card sketch

Here is my card for CPS 120 just in time for Father's Day.
I used mostly Pink Paislee papers, orange rick rack, button, rhinestone star, and alpha stickers.

Marks Paper Blog challenge

Sorry to not have been on in so long. I won't go into how work is, too depressing. So we have had rain, rain and more rain. I think this is the rainiest June ever! It is Saturday and has been raining off and on all day so scrapbooking seemed like the thing to do today. Even my papers feel damp! Here is a layout using the Marks Papers that I won a few months back and are finally using. This is the new baby in the family.

Thanks for looking and here's hoping that your Saturday is sunny because mine isn't!

Sunday, May 17, 2009

CPS 116 Sketch Card

Ok well I haven't been on my blog or scrapbooking for over a month but needed to do something since it is dreary today. So I made this card for my nephew's 16th birthday which I should try to deliver today since his birthday was last Wed!

Thanks for looking.

Wednesday, April 1, 2009

Marks Paper Company

Since winning the paper prize pkg. a month or so ago (of which I haven't even had time to try the papers yet but I will) I wanted to thank them by posting their website so you can check them out. Here is their website and here is their blog

Happy Scrapbooking!!

Scrap Etc Event

I so very much want to win a trip to the awesome scrapbooking event. So they are giving away a few trips to it if you post so here it is.

scrap etc curly logo

No April Fool's Joke!!!
You can win a FREE space to the Event!
Five of you!
Yes, you read that right!
We are giving away FIVE spaces to the Scrap ETC event!
And we have FIVE ways you can win:
1. Post a comment on the blog.
2. Tell your friends to come and post a comment, and if they do, tell us that they referred you! Both of you will get a chance!
3. Post this contest on your blog---and post a link in the comments!
4. Post a link in the comments to anywhere else online that you have posted about this!
5. Post it on your facebook or twitter status---and let us know that you did!
We will draw the names Thursday morning,April 2nd!
Start posting NOW!

Friday, March 20, 2009

Twitter, Facebook - it is so confusing

I guess I am getting old as I thought I was computer savvy but this Facebook and Twitter stuff is out there for me. I am trying though. Here is a contest on Twitter from MomLogic:

Saturday, February 14, 2009

Blog Candy

Blog Candy from a friend of a friend's blog. Here is some card inspiration. This is something that I aspire to be able to do.

Check out Melissa's blog for some great blog candy. She has some beautiful cards on her blog.

Another chance at some blog candy is this beautiful blog with some great papers that you could win.

I am on a roll and if you are into cards like I am trying to be. Check out the CPS Anniversary blog hop at


Sunday, February 8, 2009

Webster Pages

Here is the latest from Webster Pages. This collection is a bit more floraly (is that a word?) in regard to some of the papers but I oh so love the majority of them. Then again, my daughter is not the extremely girly fluffy type even at 26 she is a jeans, tank tops and flip flops girl with an occasional stilleto thrown in. So layouts of pictures of her when she was little were not even girly then. I love the alphas, of course and the embellies. Their web page is

Sunday, January 25, 2009

Making Memories giveaway from CHA

Ok here's the scoop, but realize I want to win it... hehehe!! I so need a Slice Tool.
They have the greatest cards coming up for the Slice Tool and a new embossing tip also. I didn't get one for Christmas but I will be looking everywhere to get one real soon. Unless of course I win one!!!


We've got some huge excitement going on in the booth here right now because our first Slice was just awarded here to a lucky CHA Show attendee! You will have a chance to win your own Slice later on today, but in the meantime, we're ready to give away our next great prize.

The Live Broadcast from CHA in Anaheim, CA is

Our live broadcast can be seen at

Tuesday, January 20, 2009

Happy Inauguration Day!

I wish that I could have stayed home to watch all the events but work came first. Though not a single order today. I wonder how long I will be there. Hard working for a company of two people and the other person is the CEO. Guess who will go first.

Well we got our first snow on Sun/Mon. that amounted to maybe an 1/2" but it was snow and I was glad to see a little bit of it.

Anyway, I am loving all the peeks that I have been seeing on the boards from Pink Paislee, Teresa Collins, Scenic Route and MM.
I so wish that I was going to CHA this winter. Have always wanted to go to California. It is on the bucket list for sure.

I want to do something special since I am so down in the dumps about work and am thinking giving away something {heart} related will make me feel better.

So I am thinkin'?? Comment on my blog here and give me the exact color of my new car. All correct answers will go into a random draw and my son pick a winner to get a {heartfelt} prize in time for V-Day!! You have till the end of the week to post your comments.

Sunday, January 11, 2009

Layout of New Car

Here is a layout I did for the sketch challenge at PageMaps blog. It is of "My New Sweet Ride". Sorry about the lighting on this, my scanner doesn't like bumpy things and the 3d Sassafras Buttons were causing it grief but I love them. I think this is my favorite layout so far.

Sunday, January 4, 2009


Well a New Year and a New Car!

I picked up my new Kia Sportage yesterday. It is so much bigger than my previous car and I am excited to learn how to drive/park this car. I am hoping by having a bigger car that I will get back into local crops and enjoy/use more of my scrap supplies this year. I don't think I have been to a crop (except online) since 2006 or 2007. See I can't even remember.

Per my Scrap-A-Latte blog challenge I am to blog my New Years Resolutions. These are going to be different than previous years.
1. Blog more often and visits friends blogs as frequently
2. Be creative at least once a week
3. Love my family more this year and keep in touch more (losing a family member does this to you)
4. Clean more often
5. Work harder at my job to get more sales for our small company
6. Exercise (yes I know this one is from before but I need to)
7. Keep my new car clean
8. Budget, watch my expenses and at all costs do not use credit card
9. In regard to the above, post items on ebay for sale to help with budget
10. I had to make it an even 10 so this one is to make 1 new card a month
Seems like alot but I think if I do 1/2 of them I will be doing good.

Here is a picture of my new car

Thursday, January 1, 2009


Okay time to ring out the really bad 2008 and celebrate a new year. I really, really hope 2009 is a better year for my family and for everyone.

One of my New Year's scrapping resolutions is to blog more often, post more layouts on my blog and pop into friends and mfg. blogs also. I want to create more things and feel that is attainable now that I have a wonderful new room to do it in. The IKEA wall shelving unit (for my birthday) has been put up and I will take a picture to show everyone sometime today.

We are in the negotiations to purchase a new car for me so youngest son can have my old car since he is in college now and next semester classes are such that dropping him off/p.u. are inconvenient. He was asked by the Photo 101 professor to be her assistant next semester so I hope he is motivated more in 2009 also.

Well enough for today. Have a wonderful New Years Day and a scrappy day!