Friday, November 28, 2008


On Saturday evening I am meeting with a new group of stampers. They have never used TAC before and I really want to impress them so I asked what their favorite set in the catalogue is and they told me Diggity Dogs (T2351.) I have really agonized over this one. I really wanted to WOW them and I hope this does it. The Dog House, Food and Blurbs were all done on the Cricut. The "wood" for the doghouse was done on the Cuttlebug and of course I added the appropriate amount of Stickles.

What do you think?

Sunday, November 16, 2008


On Friday Evening we completed our 5th and I think final Stamp-A-Stack for the Season.
These cards are some of my favorites. The first is a "step card" using our Holly Flourishes T-2938 and the scalloped punches along with a Martha Stewart Punch. We have made this card before but it makes a nice Christmas Card. The Perky Penquin, T2666, is again one of my favorite sets. He is in a snow globe that I cut from the Cricut. The blue background has been run through the Cuttlebug. The next card is done with Ornamental Snowflakes, T2796, and a technique that my friend Dawnmarie taught at our crop. It is done with re-inkers and Cut and Dry Foam and Perfect Pearls, D1600. I know you can't see the shimmer but it is really awesome. The last card is done on our Scarlet Paper, V237, using All things Nature, T907. The bird is colored with watercolor pencils and blended. I cut the mat for the bird on the Cricut.
Everyone seemed to love these cards, I hope you do too!

Monday, November 10, 2008


These are the cards we did at this mornings Breakfast Club. Not as many as usual but everyones' cards were amazing! The 3 Christmas Cards were cut on the Cricut Expression and then lined with shiny paper and glitter paper. We used Whimiscal Greetings
R2031 for the Angel Card and Holly Swirls, T2925 for the Pointsettia and Candle Cards.
The Rose is from our retired collection but still one of my favorites and Curls & Swirls, T2773. This card is a perfect Birthday Card or a wonderful Sympathy Card. The last card was just designed from playing on my new Expression. I love the border daisies and then just cut individual ones. It is a good fall birthday card. Also just got the new EK Success corner punch so I just had to use it. As you look at all of these cards you will see plenty of Stickles. The only one that doesn't have them is the Rose Card. Hope you enjoy them.
Happy stamping!

Sunday, November 2, 2008


On Saturday Nov. 1st Meri McLaughlin, Dawnmarie Davis and I
hosted a "crop" for Southwest Community Services. 45 of us got together to "crop," laugh, play games and have contests. There were Demos on products and techniques. We were joined by many Angels and good friends. Our resident comedian, Dawnmarie, had a microphone, YIKES! No one was safe until our cashier, my husband Nick got the duck tape. We had a "sale" on those must haves that we all have and never use. We had a "silent auction" with many outstanding donations. The food was prepared by the ladies of Southwest and was WONDERFUL!! We also had a massage therapist who made us feel like a million. Our contests were for the best name tag, the best card and the best layout. Winner of the best card Tammi Brockman, Best name tag, our own Sheryl Bechard and best layout, Phyllis Laba. We are all exhausted today but feel like we have really accomplished something for such a wonderful cause. We will be hosting another one in a few months so stay tuned, we would love to have you join us!