Saturday, February 28, 2009


Stampin' pictures....I made this card to send to family in South Carolina following a recent death. I used Elegant Eggplant and Shimmer White cardstock; Pretty in Pink, Garden Green markers; Elegant Eggplant Classic ink; Always Artichoke Grograin ribbon; Sizzix Top Note die; Thoughts and Prayers and Sincere Salutations stamp sets. I really like the Thoughts and Prayers set - I've seen lots of beautiful cards made with it.

The following cards were made with the retired set Unfroggetable. I'm teaching a Cardmaking class through Carroll County Parks and Recreation. The class is focusing on various types of cards and fancy folds -- thought I'd share the diorama and pop-up cards we recently made. Both templates can be found on Splitcoaststampers. I orginally made the Unfroggetable pop-up card several years ago at the LateNightStampers pre-convention Stamp Camp. The Thank You card was copied and modified from a card donated by another demonstrator to the Support the Warfighter program. Enjoy.......and Happy Stampin' !

Friday, February 27, 2009

My Family

As you can tell from the photo, we are a very proud Air Force family ! This picture was taken in San Antonio, at my younger son's Basic Training graduation. Both boys are currently serving - Jamie is stationed in Oklahoma and Steven is in Kansas. My hubby and I met many years ago while we were both in the AF, stationed in Greece. Krysten doesn't plan to follow in the family footsteps - she's headed to college. We are so very proud of our kids - they have grown into loving, caring, mature, and responsible young adults. My dad always told me that raising kids is 95% luck -- Steve and I are very lucky, indeed and truly blessed !

Thursday, February 26, 2009

Well -- I received a wonderful surprise when I opened the mail today ! My crazy OCD friend, Tiffany, from Kokomo, sent me a beautiful framed work of art that she made. I immediately called her (with tears in my eyes) to thank her for being sooooo sweet and thoughtful. This RAK earned her a night of drinking at Convention, with guaranteed safety back to her room - I think I've somehow become the "babysitter" for the wine-Os at various SU events. I'm not complaining - it's actually VERY entertaining. I'll figure out how to post a picture this weekend.

Until then - happy stampin' !

Wednesday, February 25, 2009

My First Post !!

Hello and Welcome !!
I must thank my "newest, bestest" friend, Cathy M. for setting up my blog. Having a blog was a distant dream until I mentioned it to her. Less than 24 hours later she sent me an email with a link -- is she totally awesome, or what ?? Cathy, thank you ! I am so excited and looking forward to sharing my love of stampin' ~n~ scrapbookin' with all of you. This blog will be just like my demonstrator website - a work in progress. Stay tune as I feel my way through this exciting adventure.....

Happy Stampin' !

From February 1-April 30, 2009, we're giving away our award-winning Idea Book & Catalog with every online purchase.

To receive a free idea book, simply place an online order through my Stampin' Up! website.

There is no minimum order required, and you can combine this offer with any of our other current offers.Stampin' Up! will be offering free idea books with the first 22,000 orders or until April 30, 2009, whichever comes first.

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Here's how Sale-A-Bration works:
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