Wednesday, March 17, 2010

It has been TWO YEARS

I'm sorry I'm not sharing anything today but just wanted to post my excitment. It was TWO YEARS ago today that I had Breast Cancer Surgery. What a journey that took me through. I have to say I don't regret any of it. I look back and wonder sometimes how I got throught it all.
I feel that today I am a much better person and a stronger person because of all I went through.
To anyone out there that is now battling Cancer; hang in there. You can do it!!! Be strong and listen to your doctor. Also CONGRATULATIONS to anyone that has won the battle. You are a HERO!!!

Monday, March 15, 2010

I Give a Hoot!

With all the colds and allergies going around right now...I do give a HOOT! I'm just really tired of this weather and all the "gunk" going around.
I came across this little travel tissue holder and thought it was very useful and cute for this time of year. Of course I have to say I saw one on the net somewhere and had to do one. I don't have a ton of Get Well Stamps so I got creative again and came up with something that I had. I thought the Owl and the saying went well for Get Well!
The background cardstock is cut 4 1/2" x 11. It is scored at 3/4", 3", 3 3/4" and 6". I used an oval punch to cut out for the Kleenex. It is a really cute idea and fun to make. The top folds over very easy and would go into a padded envelope for mailing.
Well that is my share for this cool Monday in Ohio. Let's pray I stay on a roll and keep uploading pictures so I can share. Have a great and blessed day!!!!!

Saturday, March 13, 2010


I will be hosting my semi-annual retreat in a couple of weeks and this is one of the Make & Takes. I was surfing the web one day and came across this cute idea using a Business Size Envelope. I thought it would do great as a Make & Take and give everyone a bite of chocolate to boot. Here is the link to her directions. They were easy to follow and also really accurate (which sometimes doesn't happen when trying to follow directions on the net). The stamp set I used was Wonder and Joy from the 2010 Serendipity Catalog from The Angel Company. You can view the set on my website. The saying set is called Little Things which is on the front of the envelope and Celebration Time is on the candy bar. Both of those are also on my website. I colored with the Copic Markers using the Memento Rich Cocoa Ink. I hope you enjoy looking at this as much as I enjoyed making it.
Have a Great Weekend!!!!!

Friday, March 12, 2010

A Baby Card

I found this really cute baby ribbon and just had to get it. When I got home I realized I didn't have a baby stamp suitable for it. I had to get in my creative mode and came up with this rattle made out of the Scalloped Circle Punches. It was a fun card to do. I used the Extra Jumbo Cirlce, Super Jumbo Scalloped Cirlce and the Mega Scalloped Circle. I layered the circles; stamping on the plain circle. I used a small strip of cardstock for the handle and used to small circle punches to make the small handle grip at the end. I did this by first stamping the smaller circle onto a piece of cardstock. I then centered the larger circle punch over the previous punched "hole" in the cardstock and punched again. I layered this on my card which had been punched with a border punch and embellished with the ribbon. I stamped the saying and used pop dots to mat it on the card. What a quick and easy card and you can do them in any colors you want. Give it a try and see how fast that baby card can be made.

Friday, March 5, 2010

Wonder & Joy

That's the name of the stamp set I used on this card. It is in the new Serendipity Magalogue with The Angel Company. I just love this little boy. I am showing the card twice because I colored with two different methods. The little boy with the orange hat is colored with Copic Markers. I can honestly say I am beginning to like these markers. I am so NOT a marker person. The little boy with the red hat is colored with Watercolor pencils and a Tomblow Blender Pen. Such an easy way to color. The FISH on the end of the fishing pole is an old punch I had made by McGill. It adds a lot to this stamp set.
I hope you enjoy the cards. I just wanted to show off this cute little boy. You can visit my website and view the new Serendipity Magalogue and see some other really cute sets too.