Wednesday, October 28, 2009


A dream has come true - I am finally published! Not the great American novel that I dreamt of when I was younger but actually published!
One of the insurance companies that I do business with sent out an email earlier this year asking for submissions of photos of the great state of NY -I submitted six photos of various scenery from throughout the year and they chose 2 of them for the 2010 calendar!! I was so excited! And, as a bonus I got a great Erie & Niagara canvas tote(that's the company), 5 copies of the calendar and a wonderful digital photo picture frame with the prize winning photos pre loaded! I am so excited!!
This photo was taken as I was walking back to the house from the mailbox at the end of my driveway one snowy day in March....they chose it to highlight the month of December.

This photo was taken out of the truck window as we drove down this bumpy dirt road - Chuck doesnt seem to understand the need to stop when I ask him to so that I can take a quality photo! Lucky for me this photo turned out great!!

Saturday, October 17, 2009

feel better Lainey!!

One of my sisters on the Cricut MB recently had surgery on her hip - I made this card for her.
The Tilda was part of an image swap I believe -colored with plain ol' Crayola pencils, DCWV card, DCWV patterned paper was from the Fun in the sun summer stack (I think - not sure as I used scraps!) the stamp was one of those $1 I have to pick up each time I see them at M's or J's - not sure of the manufacturer or the series. close up of the popped sentiment

a card for Charlie

this card was made for Chuck's dad's birthday. I could not find a farm stamp that wasnt childish so I found this image in a SU catalog and scanned it then printed it and added a little color.
I used my cuttlebug for the orange Co-Ordinations layer; the kraft paper is something I found in a package that was mailed to me...reuse, recycle, reduce!!

Friday, October 16, 2009


Anyone that knows me well knows that I have a "thing" for owls for reasons that are unknown even to me! This post is dedicated to owl cards that I have either received or made ...
This first one was made for me by my NSSS Sara57Marie - obviously a birthday card....
and this is another one she made me - I love her cards - our likes are so similar - we usually alwayspick the same paper lines for our stash - the only difference is she uses hers!

This card I made for one of my "sisters" Daphne as a thank you for joining me in making Halloween cards for the CFS challenge in September.

and this cutie was created by me for one of my other NSSS - Tini as she joined me and Daphne in doing the CFS challenge too that month.

and yet some more cards....

I've been really busy making cards lately - havent had time to scrap in ages! Here are the last of the Christmas cards I made for the CFS challenge this past weekend. I know that they are appreciated by the soldiers so I will be making more this weekend!

I was very proud of myself for NOT buying anything new for these cards, used scraps of paper that I had left over from past projects or from a christmas mat stack I re-discovered in my stash and about 3 sheets of stickers that I just HAD to buy several years ago and then never used because I dont use stickers !!! BUT THEY WERE REALLY CUTE/LOVELY AND I NEEDED THEM!!

Thursday, October 8, 2009

more Cards for Soliders......

here are the the latest cards that I've made for the CFS Challenge...I'm trying to use up my scraps and other odds and ends that have sitting around for a while.