I am here…

Sorry for not posting.

Have you ever had one of those weeks/months where you feel like your life is running about 12 miles ahead of you and you can’t catch up?  Yep.  One of those. :)

But I am now at my stamping retreat with Jana.  Tomorrow, all my neighbor girls will arrive for the weekend.  Such fun.  Will get lots of work done and have some laughs.  And maybe a nap!  I do work the whole time I am here, but someday I hope to just come and scrapbook.  Someday.  :)

Quick share from awhile back.  Did a bit of flocking in the center of that flower.  Doesn’t look good in the photo.

Hero Arts stamps (flower, blue background, circles on clear, greeting), pearls and clear card
White Staz-On Ink (on clear card)
Chalk Ink and more Chalk Ink
Doodlebug Flocking Stuff.
Black Memories Ink

Have a good night.  Will be back soon!

Oh… and I am a bit behind on things.  I owe answers to questions and emails… and I haven’t been able to add names to the Card Drive list in a few days.  Will do on Monday.  SO MANY cards are coming in – thank you!  Remember, the drive was extended until the 15th.  Thank you!

FREE Class is up!


My Stamping on Transparencies class is now up on 2peas.  You can find the project, handouts and video HERE and the message board discussion HERE.  And!  There is a challenge with great prizes HERE.

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(To see the whole project, visit twopeasinabucket.com HERE.)

Hope you can stop by!

So excited… and other things…


Warning: This next paragraph is non-stamping related.  Feel free to skip it. :)

Well, most of you got it right!  I went to the Jonas Brothers concert.  Actually, I surprised the girls and our neighbor girl (who babysits and helps me with work such as kitting).  They were thrilled.  Kay and Audrey had never been to a concert, so I made the night the best I could.  After picking them up from horse camp, I told them to put on their Nick and Joe shirts and to get ready.  And me?  I made a shirt to wear to the show.  It said “Nick and Joe’s future mother-in-law.”  Hee.  They thought that was SO cool.  Kay told me a million times how much she loved having me wear that and that I danced and sang along with them at the concert.  We had SUCH fun.  Kay held my hand all night or had her arm in mine through the whole show.  It just rocked.  And I have to say, those Jonas Brothers really put on a GREAT show.  Honestly.  And, for the evening, I pretended to be 13 and have to admit that that Joe dude is a doll. He has been working out lately.  Hee. Anyway… love those girls and love trying to be a good mum and loved the show. 

So… I need to pick a winner!  And the lucky person is Ashley M!  I will email you.  And, by the way, you should all go see Ashley’s great blog.  I just checked it out and she is SO very talented!!!  You can find it HERE.

OK, now… on to something stamping related.  I am so excited to announce that I will be hosting a class over at twopeasinabucket.com starting TOMORROW on Stamping on Transparencies!  I hope that some of you can stop by and play… I don’t want to be talking to myself and be a big loser… hee. :)   It is a week long with three parts to it.  Each part will have its own video, pdf handout and examples.  So please be sure to stop by the Education Board on 2peas tomorrow.  If you want a sneak peek at the first project, go HERE and watch the rotation in the middle – you will see another image promoting it. Should be fun!


OK… off to bed.  Still tired from all the fun last night!

Quick link…

Just a quick post before I head out on my adventure… :)

Be sure to check out 2peas… they have 20% off the WHOLE store!  Woohoo.  Happy shopping!  More tomorrow.

Share, a laugh and giveaway…

Good morning!  Hope everyone is having a good weekend.

Just have a quick share, a cool link and a giveaway.  First?  The share. This is one from a year or so ago – done for Autumn Leaves.  It was at the beginning of my obsession of using lots of mini photos on a layout. ;)

As seen on creativityinc.com for Autumn Leaves

Next, the link.  If any of you are font freaks like me, you have got to watch THIS.  Cool Cathy posted the funniest video I seen in a long time… about fonts.  So funny!

OK… now for the giveaway!  How about a whole set of alphabet chipboard letters?  There are 3 in each pack and the letters are huge.  :)


To win, leave a comment guessing the answer to this question: “What cool thing will this Mum be doing tomorrow night in Cincinnati?”  Of all the people who guess correctly what I will be doing tomorrow night, I will pick a winner. Just leave your guess as a comment on this post by 7/28 at 11:59pmPST.  Good luck! :)

There are little angels out there…


This Card Drive is reminding me of all the little angels out there.  And how good this industry is.

Got an email from my dear friend, Nichol Magouirk.  She said she wanted to donate two prizes to the Card Drive. And they aren’t just little ol’ prizes.  Get this:

Prize 14: Handmade Bag made by Nichol Magouirk.  She made me one of these for my birthday and it is the BEST.  I used it everyday when we went to the beach in St. John.  Lots of pockets and oh-so cute. :)

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Prize 15: May Kit of the Month from lisabearnson.com donated by Nichol Magouirk.  There is a lot of good stuff in there!  See it HERE.


HERE are the other prizes available.  Lots of good stuff!

Thanks, Nichol.  Love you lots and glad that God introduced us and worked everything out. ;)   Can’t wait to see you in September!

Be sure to check out Nichol’s blog HERE.  She has some very cool stuff on there!  Videos, too.

More soon…