Friday, April 11, 2014

Back to Blogging

After an unplanned break, I figured I'd update my blog.
Friends have encouraged me to keep it going.  They even suggested it could be a little therapeutic with struggles of a woman who is mother to both her kids, and aging parent.
I'll try to keep it more stamp related (happy) but appreciate the ability to vent.
I know this is just a stage, so bear with me!!

Tuesday, May 29, 2012

Mom's Birthday (posthumously)

Mom would've turned 71 yesterday. It's so hard to believe it's been 3 years since she passed. The new and growing challenges with my Dad, really makes me wish that Mom was here. She was much better at dealing with him than I am. (I guess that's what 40+ years of marriage does) Not enough ime to stamp much this past weekend. I will share my newest card soon (tomorrow). ;-)

Friday, May 25, 2012

April 2012 Cards

 These first 2 cards are made with stamps through a club.  Each week I get a new one.
Both are made using retired Stampin' Up! Designer Series Paper

 This image was drawn by a stamping friend I met through SCS, Nan.
I've had it for a long while, and decided to finally try it!!
(I was in a watercoloring mood, 
which you may notice since 4 of the 5 cards here are watercolored)
 I try to keep cards on hand.  It seems alot harder to make them "on demand"
One type I decided I needed a few more of, is cards for kids... viola... a rocket card

THANKS so much for stopping by.

Challenges (MARCH 2012)

 These funny ladies are a stamp I recently acquired.  
The layout is from a sketch on
Keyword SC371
Colored with Copics.

This is a digital image i printed a long while back,
I created it for a SCS Sketch Challenge

 I made this card at our annual MINGLE stamping weekend
It was for a challenge to use a FAUX technique
(The photo is hard to see but the blue pieces are Faux Denim)

Saturday, March 17, 2012

Stamping, just not blogging enough

I'm so embarrassed it's been almost a year since I updated my blog.
I have still been stamping - pretty often, considering work, family, et al.
I have just not been very good at posting them to my blog.

I really enjoy visiting other blogs, so I'm going to TRY to keep mine up better

Next weekend is our annual SCS Michigan Mingle weekend... a whole weekend of stamping, i'll have lots to share

This weekend I need to organize and pack.

Here are a few projects I've made lately

Wednesday, April 27, 2011

Operation Write Home

I was introduced to an orgainzation called Operation Write Home through my friends at SCS. OWH's mission is provide hand-made cards to soldiers to use to keep in touch with their loved ones at home. They do not have the luxury of running to Hallmark to send Mom a Birthday Card, or Dad a Father's Day card.

I am seriously trying to plan a Community cardmaking event, but am stuck at a place to hold it. While i am looking, I had the opportunity to do a Pal/Gal event at my MIL's church. Almost 50 pairs of Gals and their adult Pals. I prepped cards for them to assemble for OWH.

Here is a group shot of the cards they completed.

and then individual pics of the cards I designed.

Sunday, April 24, 2011

Let's make it 4


I should've taken the day off from stamping, but had some time to putter this am. I was able to stamp between doing Easter baskets and breakfast with the kids, and the time we were going to my Aunt's house. I just HAD to post.. .make it 4 days in a row. It may be a first for me since I started my blog.

I have not yet photo'd and downloaded today's work, but here's an Easter card I made for my paternal Grandma. She'll be 93 in June, and recently moved into a nursing home.