Friday, November 26, 2010


Happy Thanksgiving to all.  We had a great dinner at our house.  I actually fit 21 people in my dinning room.
It was actually a very relaxed day and we talked about fun family times.

Sunday, October 3, 2010

Fal is here

I cannot believe that the summer is gone.  We have had such a whirlwind of a summer starting right before school got out until it began again.  Everyone is getting back into the groove of things and I am starting to get back into crafting.   I have done a few things throughout the summer, but not as much as usual.

I did head up to Vermont at the beginning of  September and completed 20+ scrapbook pages in a weekend.
Sympathy Card using a stencil.
I used a technique of ripping up pieces of scrapbook paper and pasting it on black then cutting it into squares.
This is one month for a CD calendar swap I was in. 

Wednesday, April 7, 2010

Beautiful Day

I hope everyone was able to enjoy this beautiful day. It was a perfect day to spend some time outside.
Today I am sharing with you a tri-shutter card that I made for a challenge on That's Scrap Inc.  It was a fun card to make and I can see myself making more of these. The nice thing also is that they fit in a standard card envelope

Sunday, April 4, 2010

Happy Easter

I would like to first wish everyone a Happy Easter.  We have a beautiful sunny 71 deg day here in Connecticut.  We are spending the day with family over my sisters.  I hope you all enjoy this beautiful day.

Here is an ATC that I finished up yesterday for a swap on swap_bot.  I wasn't sure how it was going to come out, but I have decided that I like it. I have used mult techniques on it. 

The background was made with a white gel pen and then spritzed with smooch spritz.  The butterfly is done in Tim Holtz's distressed embossing powder. 

Thursday, April 1, 2010

What a day

Oh what a day at work.  I couldn't wait for it to be over.  I am working only a few hours tomorrow (hopefully) and then I plan on creating some cards and ATC's.

We started a new process and the doctors are in an uproar.  I sometimes wonder if people really want to move forward in this economy.

Tuesday, March 30, 2010

I came home last night and was hit with the perfect layout for this card.  I had wanted to make an Easel Card before I needed to make them for a swap.  I was also in the process of making the Thank You cards for when my family took me out for my 50th Birthday.  I had wanted to make something more than a standard card to give them. I had the pieces colored for about a week and just kept on trying different backgrounds and it just wasn't fitting until last night and this am.

   I used Copic Markers to color the butterfly.  It is the same stamp set that I used on the spinner card earlier this month. There is some crystal effects and glitter on it also. 

Tuesday, March 23, 2010

New Projects

I have gotten interested in some new projects that are fun and creative.  Have you heard of Row Houses?  I haven not until last month.  Below are pictures of the second ones that I have made.  Somehow I forgot to take a picture of the first ones.  They are pretty quick to make and fun at the same time.  I made these for a swap that i was in. If you click on my flickr photo stream at the bottom of the page you will see some more of the cards I have been busy making. Spring is on it's way and I enjoyed using it as a theme on this row house.

Fun Times

Wow it has been longer than I thought. I have had fun creating, swapping, and recently hiking and biking with my boys. Work is going well and keeping me very busy. Below is a spinner card that I had fun making for a friend. I had not made one of these in a long time.  The boys and I camped in Colebrook with the boy scouts and then biked 25 miles on the bike trials in Simsbury.  It felt so good to be in the outdoors without any electronics.

Sunday, January 3, 2010

New Layout tried

                   Well today I tried some digi scrapping.  Here is a layout that I made.  It took awhile but was fun.  Yesterday I went to a day crop for about 4 hrs and completed 6 layouts with traditional scrapping.  I was with some very nice ladies and we had a good time. 
                     We had lunch over my mother's which was very nice.  We don't usually get to do that so it was a nice treat. I cannot believe how much it is snowing outside today.  For just having "flurries" we must of received at least an inch.