Me and my girls

Here's a pic of me and my neices at my parents home in FL. It was so nice to see them. ;-)

Riley's Christmas Card

Here is the card I made for Riley (he is deployed to Iraq till February) last night. The paper is CTMH's Jingle and the colors are Juniper, Tulip, Blush and Cocoa. I just love this color combo! The original pattern is from

All products are CTMH unless noted:
Patterned Paper: Jingle, Cardstock and Ink: Juniper, Tulip, Cocoa, Blush Embossing Powder:Ranger Iridescence, Sparkles: CTMH sparkles, Ticket Punch: Stampin' Up

My new scrap space!

OK, so I decided that I needed to move my scrap space upstairs to take advantage of all the natural sunlight. Sooooo here it is.....

Look, I'm famous!

Well, maybe not famous, but I was quoted by Nancy Nally from Scrapbook Update quoted me on the frustrations of online Black Friday shopping at She posted about it on her Facebook page and I of course, commented with my personal experience.

Nancy is my "go to gal" when it comes to the scrapbooking and papercrafting industry. You can find links to CHA, articles and sponsors on her website. Thanks Nancy!! ;-)

A full day at college....

a hot dinner and Ian is asleep by 5:45pm! Isn't he adorable!

And see my flowers from Riley.....

He spoils me and surprises me all the time! I love him and can't wait
for him to come home!

A full day at college....

a hot dinner and Ian is asleep by 5:45pm! Isn't he adorable!

And see my flowers from Riley.....

He spoils me and surprises me all the time! I love him and can't wait
for him to come home!

First Snow

I went to sleep and it was autumn....I woke up and it was winter.....

Look at my Daisies

Riley sent me more flowers! I love them soooo much!
But not as much as I love him!! ;-)

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Flowers from Riley

Ribbon Carousels now come in colors!!

Aren't these fabulous! I'll have the website up this week to sell them to all my friends and fellow crafters!

artfully yours,
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A beautiful sunset!

I love purples, blues and reds together....what a gift of a sunset!
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New Kittens!

Look at the new babies!! Since my mother let tinkerbell out and now I am kitten-less, I can't tell you how thrilled and delighted I am that there are NEW KITTENS!!! :-D I will wait to see what kind of personalities these little ones develop, but I can tell you that two of those little ones will be MINE to play with and love at my new house. Aren't they beautiful!! Once again, God is good.

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My new chipmunk friend!

Look at how adorable this little guy is....I started feeding him crackers and now he comes daily for his pile of walnuts..... :-)

Altered Stair Step Father's Day Card

I know, I know a little late to post my father's day card, but with Ian graduating and me still moving in, it has been a crazy week! This week is no better with 2 grandmas, 2 aunts, 2 uncles and 1 cousin already here with more on the way for the 4th of July!

I love the stair step cards but didn't want to just give my dad that, he's a bit old fashioned and probably wouldn't have "gotten" it, so I made the card, then adhered it to the inside of a 5x7 card.

Recipe:All items CTMH. Paper: It's A Guy thing, Rustic Trails (retired); Stamps: June Word Puzzle, True Happiness, upcoming It's Your Day (August 2009 SOTM); Tools: ScorPal

artfully yours,

The little woodpecker with big cojones......

This little woodpecker came over to my tree and just started pecking away......with me sitting less than 6 feet from him! No that is a little man with big cojones......hee hee

Life is Good!

Just a happy card for a happy day.....oh, Life is Good!

All supplies CTMH:
Paper: X7112B Animal Cookies Paper Pack, White, Desert Sand, Tulip, Crystal Blue, Clover Meadow cardstock
Stamps: C1368 Treetops
Other: White Brads, Crystal Blue, Honey, Clover Meadow ink
Tools: Stampin' Up Scallop Punch

artfully yours,
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Praying for You Card

Fran Fenlong's Mom Passed Away last week, so I made this card for her today. She's such a wonderful woman, so, if you see her, please give her a hug and a smile! Love Ya Fran!

CTMH Paper: Lilac Mist, Black, White, Desert Sand CS, DP Silhouette PP
Stamps: Stampin' Up

artfully yours,
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Happy, Happy Birthday Card

Ian has a birthday party today and said to me, "mom, can you make me a card for my friend....and don't make it too frilly, she's kind of a tomboy" as he ran out the door for school. :-))  But i couldn't resist the bling for her earrings and shoes!

All CTMH materials:

Stamps: D1349 Be Yourself, B1312 Make A Wish

Paper:Orchid Bouquet (retired), Bamboo, Black, WhiteCardstock, Silhouette patterned paper

Other: Black dye ink, Sparkles.  

Let me know what you think! :-))

artfully yours,
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It's been a while!

Sooo sorry it's taken so long for me to update my blog....I have been knee deep in a 3 week moving sale and let me tell took all 3 weeks to move all that junk!! lol

The leaves have popped out and sun has begun to shine regularly so I'll be posting more pics and stuff soon!

The money holder I did for graduates!

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You Did It! New Graduation Stamp Set from CTMH

My swap item for the new product swap hosted by Miyuki!

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A Day Off....finally

No not today!  But I am taking tomorrow off.  Gotta get some rest and do a little artwork to rejuninate.  Darcie, get the margaritas ready!!

And the sun shines.....AFTER the move

Well, well, well.....they do have sunshine in upstate NY! So today has been more sorting for the sale this weekend.....and of course sorting the boxes. But where oh where is my Keurig machine?

I had a wonderful dinner and movie my first night at camp, Saturday. Really fab, but tired, you got no idea!! Early dinner and a slight out of mind experience Sunday....sometimes, I really hate being a woman....most of the time I love it.....but sometimes....ARGH, we a stupid creatures! lol

More of the same for the next few days. Hopefully I can go out and discover a little bit of downtown life. Maybe Wednesday.....what do ya think? Anyone up for a glass?

OK y'all I went to my first redneck bar!! OMG its worth writing a book...I'm not sure I'm capable of this transformation. Hey Lucas, any openings at DOD? LOL

Testing my mobile I keep the chinese wedding dress? ARGH! Someone bring me a bottle of bordeaux!! Or if its u Stacey, then Andes Pink'll be fine.

And the boxes never stop!

How is it that I don't remember buying any of this stuff! lol  It's been quite a while since I've seen my NC belongings so it's like Christmas.  Oh, but making decisions about what to keep, now that, that is the challenge!!

What a mess.....

....moving, condensing, sorting, moving, marking, argh!!  How will I ever condense my life into about 20 boxes?  I mean, just my art supplies must be about 15!! lol  

I needed a break so went to Darcie's for a little "art therapy" OR as I am now calling art "play date" of the week!  So if you're free on Wednesday, stop by for a cup 'o joe and don't forget your paint brush or tape runner!!

Moving to Parishville, NY.......

I'm getting ready to jump start my creativity in the beautiful Adirondack mountains! Here's a pic of the house....I'll start moving in the second weekend of May!
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