Monday, October 3, 2011


If I wasn't already a Demonstrator this deal would push me over the edge to join!!  Now is the time to join this great company, get this amazing Big Shot for FREE and all the incredible discounts that come with you being a part of the Stampin' Up! family.  Click on my link to help you sign-up TODAY!

Happy Stampin'

Monday, September 5, 2011

Blessings of Summer

Happy Labor Day!  It's been a long summer and it sure did end with a bang here in Ct!  Hurricane Irene knocked out our electricity for 2 1/2 days.  After getting it back we realized our internet, phone and cable wasn't working.  It then took until this past Saturday for At & T to get it fixed!  The kids and I have decided that we can live without electricity but not without TV!
Hope you all had a wonderful, blessed summer!  Here is a photo taken of my family at Timothy Hill Christian Camp in MA. this summer after my daughter Elena was baptized into Christ by her dad!  God is good!

Monday, June 20, 2011

graduation owl (ppa98 sketch challenge)

I gave this card to my friends son who will be graduating high school this week!  It's funny how OLD you feel when a friends child reaches a milestone!  My kids have a ways to go as far as graduations and things like that, but it seems our close friends all have children who are either married, in college or just leaving high school.  My girls will be entering 8th and 5th grade this fall.  Maybe there's a method to our madness......we're the youngest of all our friends! (and there kids used to babysit for us)!!

have a great day, and thank you for stopping by,

what i used on this card:
stamps:  word play
paper:  naturals ivory, very vanilla, marina mist, night of navy, soft suede, newsprint dsp
ink:  not quite navy
extras:  owl punch, antique brad

Wednesday, June 1, 2011

Last Chance Lists are HERE!!

WOW!!  So glad some of my favorite stamp sets DIDN'T make the list this year!!  But unfortunately, some of my holiday favorites : (
Check out the lists and get the ones you want before they're here to order on-line at my store
Some of the accessories are up to 40% off!!
pdf stamp set list
pdf accessories list
pdf definitley decorative list

Tuesday, May 24, 2011

A challenge & A challenge!

This week I combined two challenges!  One is usually hard enough, but two!!  The PPA94 challenge was a sketch and the Splitcoast CC324 was using the color combo of Perfect Plum, Baja Breeze and Soft Suede.  
Thanks for stopping by
Have a blessed day,
what i used:
paper:  naturals ivory, soft suede textured, perfect plum textured, baja breeze textured, greenhouse gala dsp
ink:  perfect plum, soft suede
extras:  1 1/4" circle punch, 1 3/8" circle punch, scallop circle punch and scallop trim border punch

Wednesday, May 4, 2011

Hydrangea Mother's Day Card

This week I decided to use the sketch challenge at Splitcoast to get me inspired.  I totally CASEd the card from someone,  here is the link to her site, Stop by her site and you'll see how shamelessly I cased her!!  
I hope you like my card (and her's as well)!!
what i used:
stamps:  because i care (level 1 hostess set)
paper:  perfect plum textured, certainly celery, very vanilla, pink pirouette
ink:  none
extras:  versa mark, stampin' pastels, embossing plate, big shot, pearl accents

Sunday, May 1, 2011

Join Stampin' Up! today

This is a GREAT time to join Stampin' Up!  You will get the Digital + Starter Kit (valued at more than $310!) for ONLY $122.50!  That's 30% off and you can also purchase the Stampin' Memories Add-On for 30% off! (the standard kit or other add-ons are not eligible).  Contact me today to join! 

Wednesday, April 13, 2011

Wednesday, April 6, 2011

Spring is Blossoming!!

Come over to my Stampin' Up! web-site to learn more about the "Spring is Blossoming" special!

Monday, March 21, 2011

New Friends!

This is my new little furry friend.  Her name is Charcoal, Coal for short.  She was found yesterday in my neighborhood.  The kids down the street found her in their back yard.  It looked like she was attacked in the eyes, but after a trip to the vet she has conjunctivitis, upper respiratory and dehydration!  She might be around 8 weeks old, but we're not too sure.  At first I didn't want to have another cat in the house, but something called compassion took over and I found that I could not say no to this little one.  Last night was like having a newborn in the house!  I had to feed her every 4 hours during the night!  Well I look like I haven't slept and feel like it too!  So that was how I spent my Sunday afternoon...

Here are a couple pictures of me and my sister Cindy at the Hartford Regional on Saturday.  We sat with a nice woman from Springfield, Ma.  The seminar was a lot of fun and the Make-N-Takes were challenging but beautiful.  I'll post pictures of them soon. 

 Gotta go now and take care of my little friend!!  

Have a blessed day,

Wednesday, February 23, 2011

I'd like to thank.......

I'd like to thank Chanda Stehlik for this award!  It's my FIRST ever blog award!  Check out Chanda "style" over at her blog :
When you receive this award you are to pay it forward and follow these rules:

1) thank the person who gave this award to me and link it back to their blog (see above link)

2) share 8 things about yourself 

3) pass this award to 8 other individuals that I have recently discovered

4) leave a comment so that they can pass along the recognition!

OK, so here goes; 8 things about me:

1.  I'm the 7th of 8 children
2.  I had my front teeth knocked out when I was 13 while roller skating! (who knew it was a contact sport?)
3.  I have a goal of earning enough money selling Stampin' Up! so I can quit my day job!!
4.  I have the best husband who is also my best friend!
5.  My daughters inspire me every day with their compassion and generosity toward others!
6.  I have kept every card my husband has ever given me...we've been married over 18 years and dated for 2!!
7.  I'm the wife of a preacher.
8.  I love my life!  I'm blessed beyond what I deserve, but am thankful that my Lord sees fit to constantly shower His abundant grace and mercy in my life.

So now I have to pass this forward, I think I'll go the route of Chanda and give it out to those who follow me from Stampin' Connection.

Thanks again to Chanda!  I had fun doing this and hope those I've awarded will have fun also!
Have a blessed day!

Wednesday, February 16, 2011

Owl Congratulations!

Here's a card using the Splitcoast sketch SC320 this week.  I'm sending this to my recruit who was just promoted!!  Thanks for stopping by,
Have a blessed day!

Tuesday, January 25, 2011

It's Time to SALE-A-BRATE!

I love Sale-A-Bration time!  For every $50 (pre-tax/shipping) you get to choose one item from the Sale-A-Bration catalog!!  This year Stampin' Up! has put together some really terrific stamps, ribbon, buttons and even Digital Downloads!  Click on the catalog on the side bar and it will bring you to my Stampin' Up! web-site and you can look over the catalog.  You can make your purchase at my on-line store and have  your order delivered right to your door!
Won't you SALE-A-BRATE with me?!!?
Thanks for stopping by,

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