Friday, October 22, 2010

Paper Crafting Club???

I am trying to decide whether or not to host an after-school paper crafting club.  I would love to have more of a reason to get my supplies out but can 3rd and 4th graders handle it? 

Sunday, July 18, 2010

Something to show for my time...

Hello!  I finally have a few pages to show off from the different crops I've been too lately.  Who knew I would enjoy going to crops as much as I have?  A friend I met through stamping classes has shown me the light!  (Thanks Rosemary!)  I went on a weekend retreat in June with her and a really great group o ladies.  While the house we stayed in had a few things to be desired...okay, a lot to be desired I still enjoyed myself immensely.  I have another set of pages to post but have to figure out where I put them.

Have a great day!

Tuesday, June 15, 2010


Well, the school year is winding down and my crafting is revving up!  Our last day with students is Friday the 18th and then only a staff day on Monday to survive.  I spent a wonderful (although hot) weekend with a great group of ladies scrapping away and have pictures to load into the computer and upload.  Hope to have things posted later today or tomorrow at the latest.  I am heading to training tonight so that I can be an official at local swim meets.  Yippee!??

Friday, April 16, 2010

Hang in There...

I put this card together quickly using a wonderful stamp I picked up at DeNami in Allentown.  A dear friend is going through a rough time and I just wanted to quickly make a card so I could get it in the mail to her today.  I used some design paper I picked up at Joann's and my Copics to color.  I wasn't wearing my glasses when I colored this and boy, can I tell but it isn't too bad so off it went.

Hope everyone has a great weekend!

Wednesday, April 14, 2010

Stamp Show Fun

Well Girls (and any stray Guys that wander here),
Spring is here and my time is finally freeing up for a little crafty goodness.  The Eagle Scout's scrapbook was a success and I will take pictures of the pages I have completed for my son's book.  I managed to sneak up to Allentown to the Heirloom Stamp Show on Sunday for about an hour and a half.  My craft piggy bank is officially empty!  I spent time at DeNami Stamps, Impression-Obsession and Clear and Simple Stamps.  DeNami has been a long time favorite but the other two are sort of new to me.  I say sort of because while I've seen cards two awesome bloggers (Hi Lori & Savitri!) have posted using their products I didn't connect the dots.  The dots are connected! LOL!

My son has a two hour mixed martial arts class tonight so I am hoping to put ink to rubber tonight while he and my husband are gone.

Monday, March 29, 2010

Boy Scout Biking

  The mountains in the background were cut using Going Places on my Cricut.  I have gotten a lot of use out of it this past couple of weeks working on this project with Patty.

From Cub to Eagle

This is Ben, the son of my friend Patty. He earn the rank of Eagle Scout recently and his mom asked for some scrapbooking help.  Here is what we came up with so far...

These are Ben's entries into the annual Pinewood Derby.

Sunday, March 14, 2010

A Bit of Rambling...

Life has a funny way of sneaking by without you realizing how much or how fast time has gone.  Today my son was awarded his Bear rank at the Cub Scout Blue and Gold Banquet.  I can remember his first meeting as a Tiger like it was yesterday, not three years ago.  I have been working on his scrapbook for recent Scouting events but have put it on hold to help a friend complete a couple of scrapbooks for her son Ben who has achieved Eagle Scout and will have the ceremony in April.  I've known Ben since he was just a little guy so it is awesome to watch and an honor to share something I love to do in order to create a keepsake for him.

So while I have been crafting I don't have much to show.  I've been popping around blog-land and loving what I see but won't have much to share for a bit.  Hope everyone is happy and healthy!

Friday, February 12, 2010

Valentine's Day 2010

What a crazy week this has been.  I only worked four out of five days due to the wild and woolly ride on the Snow-Coaster that we've been on around here.  I did use some of the time to produce about half of the Valentine's Day card needed.  I took my son to Target in between storms to pick-up a few things and I asked him if he wanted to pick out some Valentine's for his class.  He said no, he would rather have my home-made cards 'cause they were better and that he would help make them.

Here is what "we" came up with.  I put we in quotes because he mostly acted as a design consultant and occasionally punched something out.

This was made using some spiffy V-Day themed paper by K & Company.  The large robot is a digistamp from My Favorite Things.  I colored with my Copics and embellished with a silver heart brad.

This next one was made using the Sock Monkey from SU with some scraps left over from some unknown DP pad of paper.  The heart balloons are brads I had and I simply drew strings on.

This one uses an image from one of SU's "punnier" sets.  I think there is something warped with my sense of humor because I love puns.  It is a pretty basic card.  The heart punch was on clearance at Michael's.  It is a Martha Stewart product.  The flower been embellished with a crystal sticker.  The background is embossed with hearts using a Cuttlebug embossing folder.

I have more to post but will probably wait until Sunday night to do so.  We have a busy weekend ahead of us.

Monday, February 8, 2010


My son has a birthday party to attend this Sunday.  While I will probably come up with something more masculine this one I made with a DeNami stamp and bright colors.  The background is embossed using the Happy Birthday folder and the Swiss Dots can be found on the red mat.  I used a Sizzix die for the yellow piece...Top Note cut in half.  With another 12-24 inches of snow forecast for tomorrow night into Wednesday chances are I'll have some more crating time on my hands.  It is a good thing...I'd rather be safe at home when it counts but I will be whining in June when I am still in school long after everyone else.

Save the Date Cards

A dear friend who I've had the privilege to watch grow up is getting married in the fall of 2011.  She wants to send out "Save the Date" cards.  She bought one of the invitation kits from Michaels/ACMoore and after looking at it I was pretty sure I could make something that would be in the same color scheme (black and white with a damask pattern).  She is thinking of having burgundy/maroon bridesmaid dresses so I wanted to tie that in, too.  Overall, the card is pretty conveys what it needs to and would lend itself to mass production.  The other card I've posted is a B&W birthday card I made at one of my friend Marge's workshops.  I like it a lot and while not complicated it does have several more steps than the other.  With a few changes it could easily be pressed into duty as well.

Sunday, February 7, 2010

Snowy Creativity

Here is a page I put together highlighting some fall fun my son had in the leaves.  I am using my stash of stuff slowly but surely, including the sticker sheet that forms the majority of the page.  I added some brads that covered up the pictures of brads used in on the sticker sheet and matting and am pretty pleased with the outcome.  The title was cut with my Cricut Expression--Stretch Your Imagination.  I started the page Friday night and finished it up the next day.  Philadelphia and the surrounding area got whollopped with the second biggest snow storm ever.  Around here we got about 26 inches...we are expecting more Tuesday into Wednesday.  No work for me tomorrow...snow day!  Will enjoy the chance to get in some extra craft time.  Will be interesting to see if my son's school calls the day, too.

Thursday, January 28, 2010

Farm Fever

My nephew had surgery on his knee last week and while he is recovering nicely it is still 4-6 weeks of staying off his feet.  Not good when you consider he is extremely athletic and used to being able to burn off all his excess energy.  I made him a simple card featruing SU's Farm Fever.  Those silly puns always crack me up and I hope he will get a chuckle out of it as well. 

I colored piggy with my Copics, used a piece of a DCWV pattern paper and a scrap of ribbon that I think I've had for four or five years that finally came in handy.  I used two punches, the scallop and the arrow is a punch that I doodled around to mimic the text in the image.

Tuesday, January 5, 2010

Disney Layout

My blogging friend Carol has been working on Disney layouts and since I have oodles of pictures from  the House of Mouse I figured I would gather up a bit of inspiration and get scrapping, especially since my husband is planning a return trip this coming summer if all goes well. 

Our first night was spent dining with Chef Mickey and his pals.  It was a great start to a wonderful vacation.

Sunday, January 3, 2010

Ho Ho Ho???

My husband is a good sport.  This Christmas my son received a gift called MindFlex.  You use your brainwaves to control a fan motor that in-turn floats a little blue ball in the air...basic Bernoulli's principle at work.  Add to the head gear you have to wear to play the game a Santa T-shirt and you have a huge potential for a "bah humbug" kind of moment but instead Les put on the shirt Russ had picked out for him for Christmas Day and strapped on the headset for the game.  We all had a good time with the game even though it left a red mark on our foreheads where one of the sensors is located.

The paper is DCWV and the letters were cut from some chip board I had stashed away.  Santa is pieced together from a die I've had forever with a little chalk to spice him up.