Wednesday, September 28, 2016


I cannot believe that my granddaughter is already in third grade. Life seems to be speeding by and children growing up at a very rapid rate and it is all very depressing to me. This page documents Abby's preparation for and her first day of school last month. I used this fun sketch from Sketch-n-Scrap

I am entering their sketch challenge with this page.

Thanks for stopping by my blog and checking out my page.


Monday, September 26, 2016

MFT Challenge #299

I love my new Halloween set from My Favorite Things.....Frightful Friends. I made this card for my husband because I truly DO believe we were created for each other. This sketch was perfect for the card I had in mind to create:

I am entering this card into the MFT Sketch Challenge #299 and also the Simon Says Stamp Monday Powder Power Challenge since I used embossing powder to heat emboss my sentiment. 

Thanks for stopping by and checking out my card.  I hope it put a smile on your face. :)


Fall Coffee Lovers Blog Hop #3

Here is the third card that I made for the current Fall Coffee Lovers Bloghop.  Have you checked it out yet?  It is sooooo much fun! Great cards, awesome sponsors featuring loads of coffee (and tea!) themed products and there are also prizes....yes, I said PRIZES! Here is my card:

I just loved this tea themed card I got in my current Cocoa Daisy Day In The Life kit that I subscribe to. I knew I wanted to use it on a card for this blog hop. This awesome sketch by Kerry Urbatch was perfect to showcase the card:

You can check out this sketch, use it and link up your card......get all the details HERE

Well that is it for now....I have one more blog post before I hit the sack for the night.  Thank you very much for stopping in to check out my blog.


Sunday, September 25, 2016

Coffee Lovers Fall Blog Hop Card #2

Here I am back with another card for the Fall Coffee Lovers Bloghop.  I wasn't able to make a card yesterday but I did get one made today....yay!! Here is my card:

I used this awesome sketch from Kerry Urbatch:

Isn't it inspiring? You can see more details on her beautiful card that she made with this sketch by going HERE 

I hope you check out all the cards, inspiration and the Super Sponsors at the Blog Hop.  Just click on the link will be amazed as Amy Tsuruta and a few other super talented gals have worked hard on this blog hop and it shows. If you make a coffee themed fall card of any type, you can link up to the hop as well and there are some fabulous prizes to be had. I hope you join us.


Friday, September 23, 2016

Fall Coffee Lovers Bloghop Card #1

It is that time again.....time for my favorite blog hop....the Coffee Lovers Bloghop.  This one of course to celebrate the changing season is fall themed.  For my first card I did a total scraplift of a beautiful card I saw online by Nicole Vogeli. Here is Nicole's card:

You can see more of her work and this card on her blog

Here is my card:
The ink sponging was a brand new technique for me and while it is not as beautifully blended as Nicole's I love the outcome and it is definitely something I hope to use over and over again to create a background for cards.

There are some wonderful prizes and gorgeous cards at the blog hop to motivate and inspire you.  I hope to be back tomorrow to share another card with you.  Thanks for stopping by.


Tuesday, September 20, 2016

Sweet Home Chicago

I watched The Blues Brothers movie the other night and it inspired me to scrap these beautiful pictures we have of our hometown of Chicago.  We were up there recently last spring and got some great pictures.  I used this perfect two page sketch from Let's Scrap:

I am entering it in their 9-15-16 sketch challenge. You can see all the details HERE  There is still time to enter.

That's about it for now.  Thank you for checking out my blog.


Sunday, September 18, 2016

Merry Kiss-Mas

I started making Christmas cards again after a brief break.  My creativity recently left me when I found out that I have what appears to be early stage breast cancer.  Although it appears we caught it early, when you hear your doctor say "You have cancer.", it stops you in your tracks. I have my first appointment tomorrow with a top notch breast surgeon that I researched thoroughly for and I am confident that I will make a full recovery. Last month, August 17th I saw the Cas-ual Fridays Calling All Sistahs blog hop and I was reminded to make my mammogram appointment.  I had my mammogram on August 23rd and it was abnormal.  What if I had ignored that reminder from Michele and the gals at Cas-ual Fridays? So if your mammogram is due or past due....don't delay.  Make the appointment TODAY.

The stamps I used to make this card are a stamp set from CAS-ual Fridays called Mistletoe and Holly.  I just loved this set as soon as I saw it.  I am entering it in their Dimension and Bling Challenge.

For dimension I use the corrugated red cardboard. The bling is hard to photograph but several of the holly berries are small red rhinestones and the white ribbon on the bottom is glittered.

I am also entering this in the Simon Says Stamp Work It Wednesday Use a Stamp Challenge.

Thanks for stopping by my blog and I would appreciate all the prayers and good wishes as I begin my journey to wellness.


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