Tuesday, December 30, 2008

My Card was Published

My card just came out in the January Issue of Making Cards Magazine. I am so excited.

Thanks for looking.

Thursday, December 18, 2008

Design Team News

Well, it has been a busy week for me filled with much wonderful news. It's been like getting my Christmas presents early. I found out earlier this week that I will be designing for Apron Strings Designs as a Card Sous Chef starting in January for the coming year. I also found out that I will be Designing for Right at Home Scrapbooking which is about my favorite place in the whole world. It is my local scrapbook store in North Attleboro, MA.

Today I received my January copy of Making Cards magazine and I have a card in there. It is so exciting to see my card in there. Can't wait to show the family next week.



Check out both sites and prepare to fall in love.

Monday, December 15, 2008

2 Sketches 4 You Laura's Sketch 15

I have been missing doing the sketches the last two weeks have been so busy. When I saw the sketch I immediately thought of a man's tuxedo shirt and went from there to make a wedding card. Thanks for a fun one Laura. I am also very grateful to Timeless Paper Arts who is the sponsor this week and is the company that I have been designing for.

*Timeless Paper Arts has set up a coupon code exclusive to our readers*
$5.00 off orders of $25 or more [before shipping]
Coupon Code: 2S4U
valid Dec. 15, 2008-Jan 15, 2009
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Monday, December 1, 2008

Here is the link to my publication which was posted today along with the tutorial at scrapbooking.com. http://scrapbooking.com/cgi-bin/Phase_2/layout.pl?serial=72619

Wednesday, November 26, 2008

Black Friday - Cyber Monday Sale at Timeless Paper Arts

Special Savings for Newsletter SubscribersBlack Friday-Cyber Monday Sale Starting NOW, spend $40 or more [before shipping] and get a coupon for $10 off your next purchase! Newsletter subscribers get an additional 25% off orders of $25.00 or more! Offer good until Monday, Dec. 1, midnight CST.

Timeless Paper Arts November DT Work

Kazan's Sketch 14

Love this sketch Kazan. I used my monthly DT kit from Timeless Paper Arts to make this lovely card. The papers are Webster's pages Inspired collection. The trim is from We R Memory Keepers and is called Promenade. The dotted ribbon is from BoBunny. Check out http://www.timelesspaperarts.com/ for great paper crafting supplies.

Tuesday, November 18, 2008

Laura's Sketch 13

Thanks Laura for a great sketch. I am having fun playing with these new Basic Grey patterns that I just bought. This is going to my husband's cousin's wife who is undergoing treatment for cancer. Think of her today when you see my card and thanks for looking.

Tuesday, November 11, 2008

Kazan's Sketch 13

Here is my holiday entry for Kazan's Weekly Sketch 13. Thanks for all the love ladies. I was so honored to be part of the Fab 5 last week.

Thursday, November 6, 2008

Timeless Paper Arts Falliday Sale 10 - 40% Off

The Timeless Paper Arts is having a Falliday Sale. 10-40% off your favorite scrapbook products. Be sure to stock up!

Wednesday, November 5, 2008

Laura's Sketch 12 Happy Birthday Kazan !!!

Happy Birthday Kazan :) I used an acrylic card that I bought from one of the 2 Sketches 4 You sponsors a few weeks back. I love how this came out. A family member was diagnosed with a rare form of breast cancer yesterday which has a really high cure rate. I made this card for her as she makes her way through the rest of the diagnosis and treatment decision phases. Thanks for looking.

Wednesday, October 29, 2008

Kazan's Sketch 12

I made this card for Kazan's Sketch 12. Thank you so much to the DT for your fabulous inspiration. I can't wait to see who Kazan and Laura pick to work with for the next three months. This is the most fabulous site.

Wednesday, October 22, 2008

Laura's Sketch 11

I made this card for Laura's sketch 11 for a family member who is struggling right now. I decided to make my card a pop up one also. Thanks Laura. http://www.2sketches4you.blogspot.com/

Sunday, October 12, 2008

Holiday projects accepted for publication

I just love the scrapbooking.com web site and I have had three holiday projects accepted for publication. It will appear in the December Ezine. Can't wait for everyone to see them. http://scrapbooking.com/cgi-bin/Phase_2/layout.pl?serial=72619 Here is a link to my tutorial and photos.

Tuesday, October 7, 2008

Laura's Sketch 10

Here is my take on Laura's sketch #10 at http://www.2sketches4you.blogspot.com/. I just got these new Designer Gromlets form We R Memory Keepers and I just had to use one. Thanks for looking. Have a great day.

Sunday, October 5, 2008

CKC was a blast and I won

CKC in Hartford was such a blast. We are definitely going to go back next year. I had entered the Paper Crafts card contest and won third prize. I was so excited and won $75.00 worth of books from CK. I am soglad that they loved my card and can't wait to see if they publish it. If you have the chance to go to CKC you should definitely check it out.

Wednesday, October 1, 2008

Come and join the fun at Timeless Paper Arts, enter the prize drawing.

The Timeless Paper Arts online store has recently opened up a forum and online gallery. We'd love for you to come join us at www.TimelessPaperArts.com.

For the month of October, if you sign up on the message board and make a minimum of 15 posts, your name will be put in a drawing for a little goodie! Referring a friend will get your name in extra, so be sure to tell your friends about it, and have them make their 15 posts so they can be entered into the drawing too! Don't forget to do a shout out that you sent them.

Hope to see you on the boards and your layouts in the gallery!


Monday, September 22, 2008

Laura's Sketch 9

So the good news is that this card has been accepted by Making Cards Magazine for publication, and the bad news is that you will now have to wait to see it. I sent it off yesterday because I was happy with how it came out and was so pleased to receive an email this morning stating that it had been accepted for publication. I gave credit to 2 sketches for the sketch and Timeless Pper Arts and will let you know when it is published.

It was fun to make this card. I ended up using a transparency as I was inspired by the sample cards. Thanks for looking. You can check out this awesome sketch at http://www.2sketches4you.blogspot.com/ I took a couple of different views so that you could see that I dry embossed the transparency and that I used rub-ons on the inside.
The Felt Fusion from Queen & Company came from http://www.timelesspaperarts.com/, be sure to check them out.

Wednesday, September 17, 2008

Timeless Paper Arts is having a Fall Contest 9/16 - 10/10/08

The Timeless Paper Arts online store is having a Fall-themed, altered decor contest! Alter an item that can be considered a Fall decoration-it can be a seasonal frame, wall hanging, centerpiece, etc. It can also be something for the Fall season, Halloween, or Thanksgiving. (www.TimelessPaperArts.blogspot.com)

Register on the TPA message board
Register in the Gallery and upload entry into the "Contests & Challenges" Album and label it "Fall D├ęcor"
Entries must be received by 11:59pm CST on October 10th. Open to U.S. residents only.

This is an awesome prize, be sure to enter the contest.

Wednesday, September 3, 2008

Kazan's Sketch 8

I was inspired to make a fall card after seeing both Kazan's sketch and the blog banner seasonal change. I recycled the twill that I used for the bow. I used glossy paper and my spectrum pad and brayer to make the background paper for the leaves. I then embossed in copper the leaves on the paper. It looks shimmery and rich in real life. Thanks for looking. http://www.2sketches4you.blogspot.com/

Monday, September 1, 2008

I've Been Tagged

Stacy tagged me so I guess that I am supposed to tell you 7 random facts about me:

1. I love chocolate and consider it to be a daily necessity.
2. I took Irish Step Dancing for 7 years when I was a girl.
3. I have a Masters Degree in Social Work.
4. I love the color purple.
5. I was a Stampin' Up hobby Demo for 3 years.
6. I love football, go Pats.
7. I am having fun with paper crafting.

I was nominated for the I love your blog award. Thanks Jen :)

Wednesday, August 27, 2008

Sunday, August 24, 2008

Chocolate Card Published in Scrapbook News & Review

My card was just accepted for publication by Scrapbook News & Review. I am so excited. I will post when I can.

Tuesday, August 19, 2008

Kazan's Sketch 7

This was a fun card to make for a family member who is going through a recurrence with her cancer. I thought this Asian inspired card might cheer her up. It is my entry for Kazan's Sketch 7 over at http://www.2sketches4you.blogspot.com/

Tuesday, August 12, 2008

Laura's Sketch 6

Here is the link to this awesome sketch site and here is my black and white take on it. Thanks for looking. Have a great day.

Tuesday, August 5, 2008

Kazan's Sketch 6

I am having so much fun with these sketches and it is great to be making cards again. Here is the link to the sketch. http://www.2sketches4you.blogspot.com/

Friday, August 1, 2008

Yippee another publication

This layout was accepted for publication at Scrapstreet, an awesome online site and magazine. You can check it out at the link below. http://www.scrapstreet.com/mag08/08aug08/features/young.htm

Monday, July 28, 2008

Laura's Sketch 5

Here is my take on Laura's sketch 5 from http://www.2sketches4your.blogspot.com/. It is called What's Up Cupcake.

Prom 2008

I made this layout yesterday for a challenge on http://www.makingmemoriesforyou.org/. We had to use 5 of 7 different items on our layouts. I used paint, a metal photo turn, brads, ribbon and black duct tape to punch out my hearts. They are hard to punch through and I started with stars but found that a rounded edge works better, hence he hearts.

Friday, July 25, 2008

2 Sketches 4 You Kazan's Sketch 5

I made this card for the 2 Sketches 4 You Kazan's Sketch 5 challenge. this was a lot of fun to make.

I used Junkitz Papers, rub ons, Rhinestonez, an orange flower from my stash, Jewels by Doodleug Design, some Bazzill red paper, SU Stampin' Dimensionals to give it some height and my sewing machine.

Thanks for a fun one Kazan.

Saturday, July 19, 2008

New Cards I Made

Check out these cards that I made while doing an online crop. They were fun and it was great to make some cards.

Wednesday, July 16, 2008

Check out my new Blog Banner

Check out my new Blog Banner and title change. Beth Silaika made it for me. She does amazing work and you can reach her at http://freckledandfun.blogspot.com/.

Mulberry Paper Layout

I used Modge Podge and Mulberry paper to make this layout. It was a fun one to do.

June EBB Kit Project

Washington DC Mini Book

This is the July EBB Kit project. I used my new Bind It All which took me a little while to figure out, but now I love it.

Tuesday, June 10, 2008

I had another project of mine accepted for publication. I will give more details as I can. Yipee. It was published in the tutorial section of the Making Memories for you Ezine.http://magazineofmemories.blogspot.com/

I love Cosmo Cricket and had such fun making this card. Their products just seem to fit with who I am.

Here is a lovely altered Valentine Jar that I did with Cosmo Cricket Papers, I loved how it came out and so did the recipient.

Wednesday, June 4, 2008

I had this layout accepted for publication and you can view it here http://magazineofmemories.blogspot.com/

Wednesday, May 21, 2008

I submitted a layout today and it was accepted for the July issue which will be posted on their web site on July 1st. It is posted at http://scrapbooking.com/cgi-bin/Phase_2/layout.pl?serial=41577

Tuesday, April 1, 2008

EBB Creations DT announcement

Well yesterday was the big day and at 8PM EST last night we found out that the 10 of us who applied to the EBB Creations DT were all put on the team. I am so excited, I can not even tell you. I was a Guest Designer in February and had such a blast. It is such a wonderful place. You should check it out. http://ebbscrapbooking.com/Forums/index.php?act=idx

Thursday, January 31, 2008


I did this for a monochromatic layout challenge at EBB Creations.

Wednesday, January 30, 2008

But I Need It . . .

I made this card for a Hanna stamps contest. I just love how the watercoloring and paper piecing came out.

The Sky's the Limit

I did this layout for a DT challenge on Ebb Creations.

Secrets Journal

I made this journal as a sample for my Girl's Night Out VSN challenge.

My Hero

I did this layout about my son's visit to his father's work on take your child to work day.