Monday, July 21, 2014


I used Paper Temptress Hambly Screen prints cut to 6 inch squares. The words were stamped with Close To My Heart July Stamp of the Month. The gears are from Creative Embellishments that are wood veneer that I inked with Distress inks and sprays.

Sunday, July 20, 2014

Bring Back The Nice Blog Hop

Hi Welcome to the Bring Back Nice Blog Hop. You should of just come from Jan's blog. This hop is to remind us to do something nice for someone. It can be a little thing or a big thing. There seems to be so much negativity in the world so we are trying to Bring Back the Nice.
I choose to use a soon to be retiring Close To My Heart papers. The stamp set is Hello Blooms. I stamped the flowers and then inked the edges. I will be sending this card to one of the person who comments along with some Close To My Heart goodies. I will draw a winner Tuesday, July 22.
Your next stop is Tenia's blog. She has an amazing project.

Tuesday, July 15, 2014

Craft Room

 Ok, my craft room is finally to the point that I can share. This the view when you enter. The boxes are cards that need to find a new home.
 This is the view from the right hand side of my craft room when sitting facing the window. I love the tool drawers that I use for my inks, paints, glues, etc.
 This is a peek into the closet that holds more paper and other goodies.
 Sorry this photo is blurry. This is my big shot wall along with my Ikea cart that has my Close To My Heart stamps. The spinning things hold buttons, ribbons, and other embellishments. They were found at Costco a couple years ago.
 This view is my desk. I tried to take a photo of it clean but I forgot before I started creating. The curtains are left from when it was my son's room some day I will replace them.
This is too my left where you can see my Cricut and the boards with cards that I have recieved. Also, paper I tend to use most. Below the desk is a few drawer organizers and 2 file drawers holding Paper Temptress papers. I hope you are enjoying your summer. I have been busy with family and lately cutting and picking peaches to freeze.

Thursday, May 22, 2014


I have been busy with family and re organizing my house. It is taking longer because I am trying to do 3 rooms at once. If anyone wants a mixture of craft supplies, I just ask you pay shipping. Or come to my house if you are close by.

Tuesday, April 15, 2014


This card showcases Paper Temptress papers and Hambly screenprint. I used paint behind the cupcake. I used a Close To My heart embossing folder on the Crystal Metallic.

Monday, April 14, 2014

Lots of Love for Lauryn

Isn't this little girl just precious? Let me introduce you....
Lauryn was diagnosed with Leukemia on March 27, 2014. She is currently hospitalized in the DC area undergoing chemotherapy to fight this terrible disease.  Lauryn is Linda Payne's granddaughter...many of you in the stamping community probably already know sweet Linda!

As news of Lauryn's illness spread via social media, many of you have asked if there is anything you can do to help, so we have come up with a plan. We decided to have a Card Drive and would like to invite YOU to help by sending "happy mail" to Lauryn and her family.

Please create cards to share your love and encouragement for Lauryn and her family. Lauryn's parents are Josh and Elizabeth and she has two older siblings: Lily and Logan. We thank the Lord for this dear family and need to pray for them as they are seeking to glorify the Lord throughout this trial. 

Cards can be mailed to:

Children's National
Hematology/Oncology RM 437
Lauryn Newsome
111 Michigan Ave NW
Washington DC 20010

You can find updates on Lauryn via a Facebook page that has been set up by some family. It is Fight on Little Lauryn. They have shared how encouraging it is receive a simple "like" on a Facebook status or words of love and encouragement that is posted.
Here is the fabulous group of bloggers who have joined us in promoting this Card Drive. We would love for you to hop with us as numerous bloggers have blog candy and all you need to do is leave a comment... 

Olga Jewell Craftieodamae
Mary Anne Kelemen Lakeside Stamping
Lisa Haines The Purple Place
Colleen Holmes A Card’s Delight
Anita Autore Cards & Coffee 
Sandra Van Blaricum Cards and Creativity 
Nina Brackett Crafting in Croatia
Linda Coughlin The Funkie Junkie
Kathleen Curry Will Stamp for Wine
Melissa Czapor My Many Journeys
Vicki Dutcher All I Do is Stamp
Tera Fujan Stamp Queen 
Joy Hadden Pieces of Joy
Karen Knegten Studio at the Lake 
Lee Murphy My Reality
Betty Neville Betty Neville's Blog
Jackie Randolph Paper Moments 
Shirley Ross Card Art, Etc.
Melissa Shultz Buggin to Stamp
Brenda Turner Stamp It Up
Geri Utterback Geri’s Cards 
Cheri Weston Stamp’n Boomer 

Saturday, March 8, 2014

Everything ABC Blog Hop

Welcome to the Everything ABC's Blog Hop!

For this hop we will be featuring the letter E. This may be the name of a paper, a stamp set or an embellishment. Whatever the crafter has chosen as their E element will be featured in their post.

If you have just hopped onto my blog, please start at the beginning at Linda's blog ~ Scrappy Therapy

If you came from " then you're on the right track!

I choose to use Emotions for my E. I used the stamp set LOL,

Your next stop on our Everything ABC'S blog Hop is Lauren Moore CTMH Craftings.

Tuesday, March 4, 2014


Hi I am finally getting a chance to create a bit. I seem to catch a cold every time I turn around. I choose to use punches and a new embossing folder called Damask from Close To My Heart along with the gold shimmer tape. The stamp set is from Some Odd Girl.