Sunday, December 5, 2010

Lucky Cat

This week has been quite a challenge for myself and my family.  Firstly we took our cat Lucky to the veterinarian to continue her journey to heaven.  And yes, I believe heaven has a special place for our fuzzy critters.  Lucky was 10 1/2 years old, not that old for a cat.  Her liver was failing.  I learned that if you have a pet cat and they start to reduce their eating, you need to get them to the vet asap.  Lucky was our rescue kitty.  Andrew found her in a farm field in our development.  She was tiny and fit into the palm of our hands.  Took her to the vet to make sure she didn't have any illnesses.  She was loved by the three of us.  Then there were the ferrets.   She would try to steal their food from inside their cage.  Gizmo(ferret) was smart and would move the bowl away from her.  She played WWF kitty with cricket.  She'd wrap her paws around Crickets neck and sway her head back and forth.  Quite the site.  She loved to smack the dogs tails as they swished by her.  We rescued our Poochon Jack, however Lucky and Jack had a love/hate relationship.  He was afraid of her but would chase her.  However when she guarded her basement.  He was afraid to pass by her.  It was an interesting relationship.  She was on prozac a few years ago.  We were in and out of the house visiting hubby's parents, his uncle and his sister.  Lucky stressed out and was going outside of the cat box.  The vet ruled out physical problems.  He prescribed prozac for a month, we kept her in a kennel in the kitchen with her litter box, food, etc.  After a month, she used her litterbox again.   Lucky was a joy as our cat, her antics, her "talking" to me every morning.  We shall miss her. 

First Week of December

Wow!  I cannot believe we have 20 more days to prepare for the Birth of our Savior Jesus Christ.  My outside lights are up, now I prepare the inside of my home for his Birth as well.  I am also preparing my heart to be open to Him and allow Jesus fully into my heart.  This time of year we all focus on doing good things for others.  Hopefully it is a new motivation to start the year over and renew our faith and continue His awesome works every day of the year!~

Challenge # 1

Whew, I made the deadline with my doorhanger.  I liked how it turned out.  Just in time for St Nicholas day.
Here is what I received for my bit of fun creating with Cocoa.

Saturday, December 4, 2010

C4CC1-Who loves Cocoa? Challenge

I love Cocoa the mouse from Sweet N Sassy Stamps!  What a cutie!~  I created this door hanger for the challenge.  I used SEI Christmas papers and SEI ribbon and accents.  (I couldn't find a packet of cocoa!~)  This will make a cute little treat for a special person.


Monday, November 15, 2010

Awesome Weekend with Our Chicks

The Crafty Chicks had another successful crop!  It was great to have all the chicks back in the house.  It was an absolutely gorgeous weekend.  We took a break on Sat and took a roadtrip to a nearby craft show in Walnut bottom.  Then back to the crop for more creativity.  We played a game called "My Favorite Things" and learned what products our crafters love to use.  The room was a buzz with chatter and laughter a couple of my favorite things.  I am glad that our chicks had safe trips to and from the crop.  Mt Asbury retreat center is always a wonder to the eye.  Sophie greeted us and was in the fall spirit by carrying around a seasonal pumpkin ball, gotta love it.  Vickie entertained us by the kitchen and Daphne checked on us to make sure we were behaving.  A great time was had by all!~

Tuesday, November 9, 2010

The Hens are buzzing around the HenHouse

The countdown is on ~!  2 more days and the head chicks will be arranging the crop hen house for our chicks!  I am partially packed and still getting those little details together.  I am planning a Christmas Card class of some type.  I am going to listen to some motivational music and get in the "zone".  And no, Not Auto Zone... the creative zone.  I'm especially excited with our Christmas Holiday theme for this crop.  We love to pamper our chicks!

What to expect from “The CC Girls:”
Minimum 4’ Table Space
Electric available at each table for task lighting
Full use of Tool Table -- including 2 Cricuts, Big Shot, punches and more!
All your meals — Brunch and Dinner
Full self-serve beverage center
Beautiful accommodations — 2-4 croppers per room (Queen Bed and Bunk Beds in each room)
Free Make and Take
On-site Shopping from friendly vendors
Door Prizes
and of course…

Up to 50 Hours of Non Stop Cropping

Leave the Nest Behind for a weekend of Pampered Crafting

Monday, October 25, 2010

ScrapNMore Black Friday Scrapbook/PaperCraft Weekend - ?


Would you be interested in Option 1 for Black Friday Weekend Nov 26, 27, 28th would you be interested? Cost would be $70.00  Pls let me know by
30 October 2010

These weekends will be held at the Hobby House in Middletown PA, hosted by Mary Mahey / ScrapNMore

Your own 6 ft table

Use of Tool table – cricut, cuttlebug, bigshot – various dies and cartridges

Meals: We will split up meals – I will assign 2 persons to a meal


“3 bedrooms and 2 ½ baths. We have setup sleeping accommodations for 16 guests to enjoy an intimate, relaxing environment (No more bunk beds and no one shares a bed!). All bed linens, pillows and towels are included. There are lockers available for use to secure your personal belongings in each of the bedrooms. Wireless Internet is available throughout the house.”

Woodlands room holds 6 guests

Sweet N Sassy has 4 beds

Nautical has 6 beds

Free Make N Take

iced tea

coffee, hot tea, OJ, milk, sugar, sweeteners, creamer, s&p

paper products (includes paper towels, napkins, cups, plates, silverware)

On site shopping with ScrapNMore

Up to 50 hours of non-stop cropping

Pictures found on

Wednesday, October 13, 2010

Heirloom Productions Rubber Stamp Convention

What an awesome event!  I love to rubber stamp and I've been stamping since I was a teen.  There is always something new to learn.  And this was the event.  I helped Sweet N Sassy Stamps (Korin Sutherland) set up her booth on October 8th.  It was a lot of fun.  Watch for her latest releases.

So many stamps to choose from.  Acrylic's are my favorite, although I did purchase some unmounted stamps.  I am ready to use them when I go to an event on Saturday.

I will be posting pictures from the event.  I used my droidx and I'm learning how to upload them to my PC. 

Sunday, October 3, 2010

I Believe!~

CTMH's whimsical stamp set I believe brings out the child in all of us.  How could Santa get to all those homes without his trusty reindeer?
CTMH Mistletoe paper package and the reindeer from the Christmas "I Believe" set helped me create this card.

Noel : Wikipedia

Noel (or noël, sometimes written as nowell in English) is an alternate word for Christmas. The word comes from the French word Noël meaning "Christmas" which derives from the Old French word noël, a variant of nael.

The CTMH Father Christmas set gives that vintage look to your cards,  I used the Mistletoe papers.
I created an ornament using CTMH's adornable set.  I added a bow and a pearl drop.  I'm loving the mistletoe papers.

Let's Not Forget to Be Grateful

Bless us, Oh Lord,

and these thy gifts which

we are about to receive from thy bounty,

through Christ, Our Lord.

Pumpkin harvest cards were made with Close To My Heart (CTMH) papers and stamp sets.  I colored in the pumpkins using copic markers.  CTMH Olivia papers are just gorgeous with their rich autumn colors.  "May the Bounty of The Season fill your Hearts and Homes" stamp set has pumpkin and Thanksgiving images. 

St Nick is in the House!

Vintage stamps are awesome!    I stopped in at Korin's Sweet Shop.  I never did get to enter this into the Saturday challenge however I did use the Sketch of the week,  I have to say, this sketch makes some womderful cards.   I made a few of this Santa card.   I used CTMH products on this card, the Mistletoe papers, and the New St Nick stamp set.
I can't believe Christmas is less than 100 days away!  I'm hoping to have a headstart on making my Christmas cards. 
I've visited Sweet N Sassy and I picked up this Beautiful Stamp called Christmas Candle.

I started with the Digi Stamp of this image, however I love the sayings Korin puts on her Stamp sets, so I also purchased the Acrylic set.  I used some non traditional colors.  I colored the image with Copics (thanks Korin for turning me onto these great markers, I am now spoiled!~). One of the first cards that I used Copics on.  I added some glitter, punched out the lace border on the bottom.

Saturday, October 2, 2010

I've visited the Sweet Shop
It’s Saturday night and I finally got to play with my Tea Time with Cocoa stamp from Sweet N Sassy Stamps. I was anxiously awaiting getting this cute image onto a card!I love Korin’s sketches.  She posts a new one every Saturday.  You can use SNS stamps or you may use other stamps.  The papers are basic gray.  I layered my cardstock and my patterned paper.  I added CTMH brads, I love they have both sizes in the package.  I used a Doodle Flower.  Cocoa is colored in with Copic markers and I added a bit of glitter and grosgain ribbon.  The weather is definitely feeling like fall so I am in the mood for hot beverages!~

So get out your stamps and come and play in the weekly challenges.    I like to see everyone's creations.

Sunday, September 26, 2010

Using this Sketch from Sweet N Sassy Stamps, I created two cards:

This Card uses Sweet N Sassy Stamp Serene Silhouettes ( I always have to check the spelling on the word Silhouettes!  I gave this card to my sister in law for her 49th Birthday.  I used SEI paper, Memento Ink.

This little cute monkey, I used for a Baby Shower Card - you guessed it, the theme for the Baby is monkies.
I didn't realize how many monkies are out there these days.  It is Basic Grey Clear Stamps

Monkeying around Oliver, Oliver Rubon and Oliver Papers.  Ribbon is from TLC.

Monday, September 13, 2010

Cards for A Swap

This card uses a stamp set from Sweet N Sassy Stamps -"Everyday Miracles"  love butterflies and the greetings in this set.

This is a combination of products.  I used Heartfelt Creations stamps, SU Greeting,  Glitters from P.K.Glitz.
I love to use Heartfelt Creations stamps that you can cut out with the nestabilities.  And I had a ton of flowers cut out for 14 cards!  It was a great rainy day activity this past weekend.

Sunday, September 5, 2010

Customer Spotlight - I am honored

I am spotlighted for my Cocoa card at !
I had fun doing this bloghop and Cocoa warms my heart !


Thursday, September 2, 2010

Sweet N Sassy September 1, 2010 BlogHop

I finished my challenges and here are my creations:

Using SNS's Sketch, I created a Card out of a Long ago friend of SNS.(I think !)  Basic Grey paper, copic markers.

Challenge to Create A Card with Non-Traditional Colors!  I had fun finding papers that are Non-Traditional~!  I just Love Cocoa!  I used SNS Cheese for Cocoa Digi.

Challenge was to make a card using flowers.  I used SNS's Everyday Miracles Acrylic Stamps and Copic Markers.

My creations aren't as fancy as some!   I had fun creating, coloring, stamping and using my stash of supplies.

Wednesday, September 1, 2010

Sweet 'n Sassy Stamps

I am blog hoppin' with Sweet N Sassy stamps today! I've picked up the challenges along the way. Now on to creating.
Sweet N Sassy is releasing 10 new stamps. While you hop , there are 3 challenges you can participate in. There might be some goodies too!

Tuesday, August 24, 2010

Digi Stamps

I've been coloring more digi stamps and hope to have a couple more cards created. I found some copic markers at decent prices and I'm adding more shades to the copic markers I initially purchased. I will post the cards, sketches and where I obtained the images from. Copics have also opened my eyes to coloring my acrylic or rubber stamps as well. Copics will be a great addition to my scrapbook pages too!~

Monday, August 16, 2010

CCGirls Fall Crop

Crafty Chicks Fall Scrapbook Retreat
Proudly brought to you by Mary Mahey and Deb Kemp

What to expect from "The CC Girls:"

 Minimum 4’ Table Space

 Electric available at each table for task lighting

 Full use of Tool Table -- including 2 Cricuts, Big Shot, punches and more!

 All your meals — Brunch and Dinner

 Full self-serve beverage center

 Beautiful accommodations — 2-4 croppers per room (Queen Bed and Bunk Beds in each room)

 Free Make and Take

 On-site Shopping from friendly vendors

 Door Prizes

 and of course…

Up to 50 hours of non-stop cropping!

1pm Friday to 3pm Sunday

"Quality crops,

Chicks can afford!"

Triple /Quad Occupancy: $245.00

Double Occupancy: $265.00

Single Occupancy: $295.00

There are limited rooms at Double and Single Occupancy. Please book early to ensure you get the accommodations you request.

A $50.00 Non-Refundable Deposit will hold your spot! Full amount is due October 15th!

November 12-14, 2010


Sunday, August 15, 2010


I had an awesome day with Korin. She gave me some great tips on coloring with copic markers. Yes, I took the plunge. With the right paper for coloring and sweetnsassy images, coloring was so much fun. I have a limited number of colors of copics. I worked with what I had. I used SNS's home sweet home stamp set.