Thursday, August 14, 2008


I have been getting auto-generated comments of a spammish nature so while I hate to do it, I'll be turning on the mumbo-jumbo letter verification feature for those posting comments. Sorry:(

Marge's August Cards

Had a great night with the girls at Marge's last night. Marge always has great cards for us to make and this month was no exception. I also got a look at the new SU Catalog! It has some really great stamps in it this season. I ordered a Flower for All Seasons and will look forward to playing with it in a couple of weeks. Next month at Marge's is Christmas in July--Revisited. Each girl brings a card to share or a dessert (the Weight Watcher in me hopes there are a lot of cards to share but some of the desserts that have been shared at previous gathering have been de-lish). I'm going to start working on my card now so when school starts, I'm ahead of the game.

Tuesday, August 12, 2008

Jeepers Creepers

I was looking at the Hurricane Lori induced mess in my craftroom and decided really didn't care, I was going to skirt around the worst of it and stamp. Out of the chaos came this card. It was so easy to put together I should almost be ashamed to post it (notice it is here anyway)! The bat paper is from DCWV and the stamped bat is from SU's Googlie Eyes. The inspiration for this card came from one of my SBS2's cards. Kathleen sent me a birthday card in March that I have had posted on the memory board above my desk ever since. If you haven't been to her blog, I highly recommend it, especially since she started posting pictures of some of her SU Convention Swaps and a few takes on what she saw while at the convention. I have the Pick-a-Petal set and may just give it a whirl.

I have a few weeks left before I have to report to school. Philadelphia still starts the Tuesday after Labor Day for staff and the Thursday after for students. I've already started getting stuff together for my son. His shopping list arrived about a week ago. Second grade, here he comes!

With a little luck and a lot of laundry in between, I'm hopping to have something more to post later today!

This is Kathleen's Birthday Card to me...

Sunday, August 3, 2008

Soccer Mini-Album

Can you tell I've had a very crafting couple of days? Here is a simple mini-album I made for myself. Last year I coached my son's soccer team and before the season starts up again, I wanted to do something with some of the pictures my husband took.

Purple Daisy

Also at CKC were the people from the Purple Daisy. I bought a couple of new stamps from them that I really like a lot. Purple Daisy creates a line of stamps that have matching punches. I bought the butterfly stamp from them a couple of years ago and remember putting the punch back figuring I could find it at AC Moore or Michael's and use a coupon. In the two years I have looked for it I couldn't find it so I was happy to pick it up this time. The dragon fly on the card is one of their stamp/punch pairs. I colored it with my COPIC markers.

CKC Valley Forge (Spellbinders)

I had a wonderful time cruising the vendor fair at CKC Valley Forge with my friends Donna and Charlene. I can safely say I spent way too much money at the Spellbinder's booth but I can't say I regret it one bit. The two women who were manning the booth were awesome! The owner's mother was there while her daughter and son-in-law were on vacation and then there was Teresa. The Donna, Charlene and I sat and watched her create wonderful cards and other goodies using a wide variety of dies, the Wizard, and to my delight, a COPIC air brush system.

Here is my lastest card using my COPIC air brush system...