Saturday, July 18, 2009

The Stampers' Sampler

Hey it's out. The Aug/Sep 2009 issue of The Stampers' Sampler. They published two of my MOO cards. Lots of wonderful art work in this magazine. Go buy one and check it out.


Friday, July 10, 2009


While Bill was in the hospital, our girls made a belated Father's Day gift for their daddy. Here it is. A beautiful mixed media mural of the girls and Bill. They had it hung up, ready for viewing. When we entered our home, that was the first thing that caught our eyes, and tears flowed easily down our cheeks. We are so blessed with these two girls and their love for their daddy.

I really tried to take quality pictures, but I don't think I captured the beauty of their work. Debbie, from the Inspiration Station, a lss in CT, wrote about a photo workshop, and I think it's time for me to seriously learn about my camera!
Doo and Skibby, we are so proud of you!


I received notice that my submitted art work will be published in the August/September 2009 The Stampers' Sampler.

What a thrill this is for me. I love Stampington Company magazines and enjoying submitting my work to them.

I'll upload the picture when I received my magazine. A special thanks to my swap sistahs who always encourage me, Cracker, my girls, my husband {who not only encourages me, but $$ supports me in this addiction} and of course, the good Lord.

Peace to all.


Off to a great start, creating is such therapy to the soul. The only thing {in my opinion} better, is walking the beach. Nothing sooths the soul like the sounds of the beach. And better yet, a beach house with a studio, sigh...
We are blessed, it's a beautiful Friday full of life. The dogs are catching sunshine from the windows, typical summer day. Thanks for looking.

Blessings to all.
p.s. more trivia will strike very soon

Thursday, July 9, 2009

A Million Memories

The wonderful web site, A Million Memories, chose my lo for new Monday Member.

Corien chose this layout because she, "loves the painted and crackled background with the fishing net."If you want to see more from Elaine check out her gallery here and be sure to leave her some love on this layout by clicking here. Stop by tomorrow for a Technique Tuesday with Wendela.I didn't find out this was posted on their web site until I came home from the hospital with Bill. What a blessing. I really like this web site, a great design team, great challenges, kits and shopping deals.

Special thanks to Joy, as she was looking for texture...that started my brain reaction. {Thanks Joy for always reading and asking about techniques and supplies.}




Starting with Split Coast Stampers to Stamp or Not, this was fun, no stamping on the card. Some great Cricut cuts...always think of Carrie and how she finds these Cricut fonts and enables everyone else to buy them.
Here are some of the Card A Month cards I received. I have more to photograph, that are hanging on my wall. These are all so beautiful, and each with their own style. I just can't get over how creative these gals are.
Peace to all.


Taking time off means finding all those wonderful treasures that I opened, piled up in my studio, ready to be photographed and viewed again. Here, the Graphic 45 card and tag swap goodies. That was a fun swap, love to play with tags and cards.

Off to upload some more swaps.


Not that I forgot Father's Day, just that I took time off to be with my family while my husband went through diagnosis and surgery for prostate cancer. We are back home, our oldest daughter left {miss her dearly} and today, Aunt Sharon left {another one we are missing} but the good news is, Bill is healing from the surgery and we are blessed. There will months of PSA blood workup to follow, but my friend, Lisa L. Bemis sent me a beautiful plaque that her company makes in Maine. It says, "Cast Your Cares On Him Because He Cares For You." 1 Peter 5:7 and that is what we are doing. Living the life we were given. This was Bill's Father's Day card, simple, honest and sincere. I also want to express my love for my dad, Gene, for being such a wonderful father, always supportive, and there for me. I love you Dad! And for Ted, Bill's father, who is now seated at the right hand of the Father, we miss you and love you. Steve, what a wonderful step dad to Bill and a great "Wonder" of a man to all of the family. And to Hammond, another wonderful man called home, it was a blessing to know you.

...and the lecture, Bill is only 51, had some prostate screening, and thank goodness at 51 he had another PSA. Prostate cancer hits 1 in 6 men. Please make sure the men in your life get this blood test done. It's a prevention that can save your loved ones.