It is getting worse!

I have no idea what happened, but now my whole blog is messed up.  And I didn’t do anything!  Still waiting to get more help from typepad.  Argh.  Sorry, everyone. :(

Just playing…

…with my favorite background stamp. :)

Sorry about the comments not working still.  Feel free to email me if you have questions.


Hero Arts floral stamp (for background and cut little flowers), greeting, flowers, notecard, circle and gems.
Colorbox Primary Chalk Ink Queue (lime pastel for background)
Black Memories Ink
Martha Stewart velvet green ribbon

It is warm and sunny here… hoping your day is good, too.

OK… so still not working…

Argh!  But I did hear back from Typepad and they "reported this issue to our engineers and hope to have this resolved soon."

Ha… we will see.  I have a video to load, but I gotta wait until this is fixed.  Shoot!

Have a good Monday.  I am off to reorganize some more…

Still not working, but sharing anyway :)

Still waiting to hear from Typepad about what is going on.  Thank you for everyone trying to help (Pam, you are the best). 

But I figured that since I can still post, I would just share a link to my recent article on CK’s website HERE.  Just some more ideas for staples!  Here is a peak at one of the pages.   To see the whole thing and more projects, visit


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Hope your weekend was fabulous.  I am home now.  Jana, Ginger, Connie, Connie, Michelle, Greta, Mom, Karen and Sally – you are all the best!  Miss you already.

Not sure what is happening…

Seems to be something wrong with leaving posts.  I appreciate all the emails letting me know what errors you get – it will help since I have put in a request with Typepad for help.  If anyone has any ideas on what I did wrong, please email me.  Smooch!

Shares for a good cause and a bit of enabling…

(Sorry, it seems something is wrong with leaving posts… a few people say that get an error message.  Not sure if everyone is.  Weird…)


At the retreat, enjoying good company, fab food, wine, laughs and movies.  Ahhh…

And since I am becoming know as the Enabler – hee – I must share some things using the wonderful Cuttlebug. The embossing folders with the Cuttlebug are incredible. This is well worth the $.  These are some I made this afternoon.

Also, I used one of my favorite tricks when I created these cards – something that helps to make several cards quickly.  I take a 4.25"x5.5" piece of white cardstock and cover it with strips of my favorite patterned papers.  Once they are glued in place, I cut several strips from it. Then you can use each strip on a different card.  So, if you look closely, all of these cards have a piece cut from the same larger piece.  Fast and easy and looks complex.

The first will be going to a gal I don’t even know named Lois.  Wilna arranged for folks to send lots of cards to a friend who was ill.  Cards and prayers can go a long way!  I am late to the game to play, but I wanted to anyway.  There is more information HERE, and a gallery of all the incredible cards is HERE

On this one, you can see how good the embossing looks on Hero Arts Kraft notecards. It is so pretty…



Hero Arts Kraft notecard, bird stamp, greeting stamp and pearls
Cuttlebug Swiss Dot embossing folder
Scenic Route dotted and grid paper (these are great for backgrounds)
October Afternoon stripe (my favorite stripe paper) and teal floral paper (the backside)
Memories Black Ink
Colored pencils and Gamsol
Close To My Heart jute (inspired by the great Robyn)
Ranger Diamond Stickles (Diamond is the best one)
Colorbox Chalk Ink (for edges)
Pop dots (of course)

This one is for someone at church who unexpectedly lost her husband.  Can’t imagine…


Hero Arts notecards, greeting stamp (coming soon…), flowers and pearls
Cuttlebug embossing folder
Same patterned papers as above
May Arts Chipboard pieces (the outside was covered with dark brown chalk ink – so rich)
Colored pencils and Gamsol
Close To My Heart jute and pin
Colorbox Dark Brown Chalk Ink
Pop dots (of course) and tag

This one is for a friend having man troubles…


Hero Arts Kraft notecards, greeting stamp
Cuttlebug embossing folder
Same patterned papers as above
Making Memories glitter dimensional sticker (thanks, Ginger)
Colored pencils and Gamsol
Colorbox Dark Brown Chalk Ink
Pop dots and sewing

Off to do more work.  More soon!