Saturday, November 14, 2009

Life's Been Really Crazy!

Sorry that I haven't posted anything in so very long. Things have been really crazy here lately. First of all my mother is still in the rehabilitation hospital - we are praying that she will be home for Thanksgiving, but not sure if that is going to happen, Bobby is finally starting to get better now -- He had his foot surgery on October 15th. His foot his healing slowly but at least it is healing! And school is very hectic this semester. I have one semester left before I graduate from WCCC, then I am taking the summer off from school before I start classes for my Bachelor's degree in the Fall. At least that is the plan - still have to decide where to take classes in the fall.

Thanks for stopping by and I promise to start posting more often again. I have started making cards more often and I have started working on Christmas presents for everyone this year.

Tuesday, October 6, 2009

La-La Land Crafts Blog Candy - Drawing October 6th

Check out this great blog candy giveaway! The winner will be drawn on October 6th @ 10:00 pm. Here is the link to check out the details on this wonderful prize:

Tuesday, September 8, 2009

RAK Blog Candy Giveaway @ My Paper Art by Ingvile Bolme

And here what's in the RAK;
2 strips of Gaffer Tape from 7 Gypsies , 1 pk white rub-on from Basic Grey, 1 pk black rub-ons from 7 Gypsies,1 pk cheeky shimmer alpha stickers from MM, 2 large sheets from a old note book, 3 different small note book sheets, 2 small old book sheets, 1 large pink heart paper doily, 1 small pink heart paper doily, 2 white circle paper doilys, 1 Prima felt ribbon, 3 vintage seed tags, 3 white feathers, 1 large blue flower from Prima (Maxi Can), 1 vintage tag from 7 Gypsies, 2 small tags (1 cream and one white), 1 large tag, 5 old tickets, 3 Prima journaling note sheets, 5 journaling tags from 7 Gypsies (3 large and 2 small), 1 journaling card from My Minds Eye, 6 vintage pearl pins, 1 brown pearl pin, 1 vintage lace with blue silk ribbon, 1 vintage lace with pink silk ribbon, 1 cream vintage lace, 1 white vintage lace, 1 wide blue ribbon/sheer, 1 old sadle silver, 1 brown cord, 1 neutral cord, 1 white ribbon, 1 pink wide ribbon, 1 cream and gold heart ribbon, 10 pink heart splitbinders, 3 hand/pointers in metall from Tim Holtz, 3 old stamps, 3 old Norwegian coins, 3 pink heart chipboards, 1 pk of Prima corner clear stamps, 1 vintage clothespin, 2 cat's eye ink from Clearsnap, 3 old milk bottle tops (Hill Top Farm), 5 old white buttons, 1 old iron key, 3 glass stones, 1 mini plastic bag with small glass stones/drops, 5 vintage center crystals from Prima, 1 mini plastic bag with white palettes, 5 white pearls, 1 mini plastic bag with white glitter/tinsel, 3 beautiful mulberry roses/flowers, 5 large cream mulberry roses, 5 mini pink mulberry roses, 5 small light pink mulberry roses, 5 mini blue mulberry roses, 5 medium blue mulberry roses, 3 beautiful peach/orange mulberry lillies, 3 large flowers and lots of different vintage and beautiful Prima flowers! + my handmade tag ;-)

Be sure to go here and check out more pictures of this awesome RAK giveaway!

Crafting Life's Pieces - Blog Candy - Until Sept 29th!

Monday, August 31, 2009

Sorry Nothing New Over The Weekend...

I am really sorry that I didn't post anything new over the weekend. The Fall semester at Westmoreland County Community College started on August 20, 2009 and the two classes I am taking this semester are super intense on the homework. I was also in and out of the doctor's office, the hospital, and the dentist office last week. My son was in the emergency room on Wednesday after he cut his thumb severely and had to go to the ER and get stitches. I hope this week goes better.

Thanks for understanding and I hope things start to go better around here. The Cleveland Kite Festival is coming up on the weekend of September 12th & 13th! I love that festival!

Friday, August 28, 2009

La-La Land Crafts Halloween Blog Candy - Winner Drawn Sept 3rd!

Boots Blog Spot: Blog Candy #2 - Winner Drawn Sept 5th!

This giveaway contains:
A selection of BasicGrey "Indian Summer" papers. As with the "Eerie" papers, these are not yet in stock in any store (as far as I am aware), they have been generously given by Amber of Simon Says Stamp who received them from BasicGrey at the recent CHA show !
A Memento ink pad in "Paris Dusk".
A selection of gorgeous Flower Soft golden stickers.
Go here to see what you have to do to enter this generous giveaway:

Sharri's Blog - Blogaversary Blog Candy - Winner Drawn Sept 12th!

Check out this great Blogaversary blog Candy Giveaway! Sharri is being really generous and offering three different ways to get a chance to win this very delicious assortment!

Saturday, August 22, 2009

New Look?

Well, I have been feeling that my blog has needed a makeover - and I finally took the timeout of my busy schedule to do it.

What do you think of the new look? Please leave me a comment and let me know.

Blog Candy @ Sue's Stamping Stuff Winner Drawn August 23rd

Check out this great blog candy where you have the chance of winning this brand new stamp from La-La Land. Isn't she sweet?
Click here to see what you need to do to enter this great giveaway!

Monday, August 17, 2009

Crafty C's Blog Candy Giveaway Until August 21

This blog candy contains:

PAPERMANIA 'joyeux noel"
SARAH KAY "a lollipop for Suzan" Stamp
20 Various stamped images.

Check out the details here:

All The Things I Love: AWESOME Blog Candy!

Up for grabs is:

  • K&Co 12x12 Amy Butler Speciality Paper pad
  • DCWV Colour block prints 8x8 pad
  • MME Bloom & Grow 6 x 6 pack of papers
  • Spellbinders Borderabilities Grand 12" Rose border Die
  • Spellbinders Standard Tags die set
  • Spellbinders Symbology die
  • Cuttlebug Dog die
  • Whipper Snapper Designs A Dogs Life unmounted set (in CD case)
  • Inkadinkado Birthday Cupcake Clear stamp set
  • Magnolia Tilda with Bunny stamp
  • Pink Gem Dina Dragon clear stamp
  • Pink Gem Beach Sprinkles clear stamp
  • Charmed Delectable Stamps - Irresistible Annie
  • Charmed Delectable Stamps - Angel Annie
  • Whiff of Joy complete Summer Club Kit
  • Inca Carol Singers wood mounted stamp
  • Crafty Feeling July flower, ribbons and embellishments kit
  • Crafting at home with Lawrence Llewelyn-Bowen DVD
  • We R Memory Keepers Urban window boxes set of cards and envelopes
  • Pack of Zig-Zag cards
  • Prima Belle Fleur snowflakes x 2 packs
  • 4 lots of ribbon - 1 x K&Co, 2 x boxes Prima velvet ribbons, 1 x Marianne
  • 8 packs of charms, spacers, jump rings and chain
  • Pack of jewel blossom flowers
  • 1 1/4" circular Paper Shapers punch
  • Dovecraft border punch
  • Frosted Lace Stickles
  • Prima Hydrangea Petals (in lilacs)
  • Prima Sweet 'n Sassy flowers
  • Prima pink dotty flowers (no name on the packaging - typical)
  • Prima Quick Picks Hydrangeas - Beach Sand
  • A $25 voucher from Simon Says Stamp to spend in their store
  • 26 crochet flowers in a selection of colours.
A winner will be drawn on August 17th!
Go here to check out all the details on this mega blog candy give away:

Saturday, August 15, 2009

DZ Doodles Design Team Call!

DZ Doodles is looking for 5 new designers to go along with the opening of their brand new online store. Check out all the details on this wonderful opportunity at:

Tuesday, August 11, 2009

Blog Candy at Butterfly Kisses Blog

There are three different ways to enter this blog candy giveaway! Make sure that you check into the details for all the different ways to get your name into this drawing for the wonderful prizes that are being given away!

  • 5 yards of Prima specialty ribbon
  • 15 pack of Prima Mulberry Paper flowers
  • 24 pack of Prima Garden Pick paper butterflies
  • 3x5 scallop chipboard album (6 pages, 3 rings)
  • 4x5 Top Note heavy chipboard album (6 pages, 6 XL eyelets & binding ring in black)
  • American Crafts Alpha Thickers in pink vinyl
  • American Crafts Accents in white vinyl
  • Autumn Leaves Alpha rub-ons
  • Pink Paislee Pop Fashion Icons press-ons
  • Prima "Say it in Crystals" - 1 sheet of 4 large embellies
  • Prima "Say it in Crystals" - 1 sheet of 4 small embellies
  • Prima 12" black self-adhesive velvet lace embellishment
  • Heidi Swapp chipboard alphabet in brown (146 pieces, 4 sheets)
  • Heidi Swapp chipboard alphabet in crimson (175 pieces, 4 sheets)
  • Heidi Swapp raw chipboard alphabets (lowercase, 42 pieces)
  • Heidi Swapp Ghost alphabet ("Rhyme Upper", 60+ pieces)
  • American Crafts MiniMarks rub-ons ("Celebration")
  • Prima Sasha Collection 5x7 designer paper (48 sheets)
  • Kaisercraft Rhinestones in pale pink (50 pack)
  • Kaisercraft Rhinestones in clear crystal (50 pack)
  • Extra Prima flowers (10+) and specialty buttons (24+)
  • Package of metal embellishments (approximately 50 pieces)
  • Package of die cuts to accent your projects (10 pieces - scallop envelopes, top note, scallop circle, and more)
  • 10 yards of specialty ribbon to go with the 7Gypsies paper
  • 10 yards miscellaneous ribbon to go with the 7Gypsies paper
  • Approximately 5 yards total of fiber
  • 7 Gypsies sampler - 12 sheets of Gypsy market double-sided 6x6 designer paper; 6 sheets of Moroco Journey Patterned paper; 12 sheets of Zanzibar patterned paper; 2 quote 97% small tags; 5 97% large tags (3 Savannah, 2 Gypsy); 5 ATC acetate (small); 2 large 5x7 ATC acetate
  • Tim Holtz Ideology sampler - 1 pad of Distressed Ink in Vintage Photo; 2 sheets of 5x8 plain grungeboard; 6 fragments, 1 keyhole, 1 word key, 1 trinket pin, 1 swivel clasp, 1 hitch fastener, 1 metal hinge clip, 2 sprocket wheels, 2 spinners, 2 snaps, 1 muse token, 1 philosophy tag, 1 ball & chain and matching brads/washers to go with the embellies

Good until August 23rd - Check it out here:

Monday, August 10, 2009

Craftypagan Designs Blogcandy!

Check out this delicious looking blog candy - available until august 11th!

La-La Land Crafts Grand Opening and Another Great Blog Candy Giveaway - Until August 13th!

One more Blog Candy! She will give away not one, but THREE stamps from La-La Land Crafts, THREE of your choice!!! You know how you will be able to make a choice? Because the online store will be opened next Wednesday at 11 pm PST and you will be able to see everything that they have for you!!

On the top of the three La-La Land Crafts stamps you will also receive all other goodies in the photos above. They have for you:
- Stampin' Up Really Rust cardstock
- Hero Arts Flower Outline background stamp
- Nestabilites Labels Two set
- QuicKutz Plants Embossing Folder (works with Cuttlebug)
- Bazzill Bitty Blossoms and
four stamps from the Lazy Days of Summer Magnolia collection
- Tilda (was only available with the Club purchase)
- Strawberry
- two Beach Flowers

Blog Candy @ The Crafty Den -- Good Until August 23rd!

Make sure that you check out this very delicious looking blog candy at The Crafty Den! It is good until August 23rd!

Tuesday, August 4, 2009

Another Delicious Blog Candy Giveaway! Until August 5th!

Make sure that you go and check out all the goodies that are available in this very delicious looking candy! It is only available until August 5th! Make sure that you stop by right away!

Monday, August 3, 2009

More Blog Candy - August 22nd!

Check out this delicious looking blog candy that is available until August 22nd!

Awesome Blog Candy until August 5th!

Check out everything that goes with this great blogaversary give away! I can't believe everything that is included in this very delicious prize!

Friday, July 31, 2009

Card Grotto is Giving Away Delicious Blog Candy!

This gorgeous looking blog candy is being given away at the Card Grotto for her blogaversary - check it out! It is open until August 4, 2009!

Free Copics Give Away!! $80 value

This give away is open From July 1 - August 30, 009. Be sure to check out the blog for all the details on you can have the chance to win these great Copics markers worth $80.00!

Another Great Blog Candy Give Away - Open 'til August 5, 2009

Irina is giving away yet another delicious looking blog candy to celebrate the Grand Opening of La-La Land Crafts! This blog candy is open until August 5th - be sure to stop by and see her great cards while you are there!

Design Team Call for La-La Land Crafts!

There is a call out for Design Team members. No prior experience is necessary and this is sort of a first come, first served type of deal. The first six designers that she falls in love with will be chosen for the team and the other applicants will be looked at and saved for a later date. Check out the website for more details on this wonderful opportunity -

Saturday, July 25, 2009

Irina's New Stamp Store and New Blog Candy!

Check out this great new blog candy from Irina! She is celebrating the grand opening of her NEW Stamp Store!
Congratulations Irina on doing what the rest of us dream about...
This delicious blog candy is open until July 29th at 10:00 pm PST.
Here is a link so you can check out all the wonderful goodies for yourself:

Wednesday, July 15, 2009

New Blog Candy! (ends July 31st)

Celebrating 10,000 Hits!

Blog candy with Copic markers and the new "in" colors!

Here is what all is contained in this delicious blog candy giveaway which ends on July 31, 2009...

5 Copic Markers - Colors Include

B97 Night Blue

B00 Frost Blue

C-3 Cool Gray #3

YG03 Yellow Green

E00 Skin White

A copic Marker Box

The NEW Stampin Up In Colors

1 yard of EACH of the NEW In Color Ribbon (all 6 colors)

2 Pre Folded Cards of EACH of the NEW In Colors (all 6 colors) includes white Envelopes

4 Small Packs of Retired SU Paper

2 Stampin Up Butterflies Never Been Mounted (they are retired)

A is for ADORABLE Retired SU Set Mounted but never used

Sunday, July 12, 2009

Win $1,000 at

I have just discovered that The Cuttlebug Spot is having a contest - "The Journey to 1,000"! They are trying to reach 1,000 followers by the end of July and need your help. To enter all you have to do is go to their site, sign up as follower and complete a few easy steps and you could win a $1,000 gift certificate to Custom Crops (! GO NOW and check it out at

Blog Candy Expires on July 15th!

This delicious looking blog candy is going to expire on July 15th! Make sure that you check it out right away!

Tuesday, May 26, 2009

Stampin' Out Alzheimer's!

I want to share some information about a very special project with you today that involves some wonderful people from Paper Craft Planet. Jen Tapler, from Jen Tapler Designs, and Susanna Boyd of Card of the Week are hosting a 7 day stamping and scrapbooking event to help raise money and awareness for Alzheimer's Disease. Alzheimer's Disease is currently the 7th leading cause of death in the United States. It is a fatal, progressive disease that slowly robs a person of their precious memories.We are involved in the memory preservation hobbies - so what better cause for the papercrafting community to join together to support? The site, Stampin Out, will feature a variety of challenges, contests, classes and more in different paper crafting categories (stamping, cardmaking, paperscrapbooking, digi scrapping, hybrid, etc) - with prizes donated by over 30 generous sponsors. It's set up as a "Pay to Play" community.For a small donation (any amount will do), you'll get permission to join the online community which will be up from May 25 to June 1st. 100% of these funds will be donated to the Alzheimer's Association to help with their efforts to provide and enhance care and support for all those affected by this heartbreaking disease. For a quick link to join and make a donation, check out the widget in my sidebar. Check out the video on Paper Craft Planet's home page for a special mesage from Susanna and more about the event by clicking here.

Saturday, May 16, 2009

Mother's Day Card

Here is the card that I made for my mother for Mother's Day. Her name is Rose and she collects Teddy Bears and we usually give her something bear related for any gift-giving occasion, but this time I thought that I would give her something different this time.

I found a cross stitch kit at Jo Ann Fabrics and after I did all the stitching I decided that I would use it on a card instead of putting it on the hanger that came with the kit. I then used some pale pink marble cardstock from a scrap pack that I got at Wal-Mart to mat the cross stitched piece then I used some pretty pink card stock from another scrap pack as the front of the card base.
I used iron-on adhesive on the back of the cross stitched piece and double stick tape as adhesive everywhere else.

Thursday, May 14, 2009

More Delicious Blog Candy!

This blog candy closes on May 15, 2009.

Check out this delicious blog candy. It is open until May 23, 2009.

Thursday, May 7, 2009

More Blog Candy!

Here is another chance to wind some fabulous blog candy! This delicious blog candy is only available until Friday, May 8th so make sure that you check it out right away!

Sunday, May 3, 2009

Check out this GREAT Blog Candy!

Fiona is giving away some great blog candy to celebrate that her son is turning 7 this month - check it out here -->

Maria is giving away some great blog candy to celebrate her Anniversary. Check it out here -->

Steph is giving away some FANTASTIC blogcandy for 50,000 hits on her blog -->

Tina is giving away some blog candy to celebrate her 40th birthday! Check it out here -->

Crystal has some yummy sounding blog candy up for grabs to celebrate getting 100 followers

Wednesday, April 29, 2009

Glorius Day in Support of a Wonderful Charity...

First of all I want to apologize for taking so long to post on my blog. I promise I will try to get better at it. I am swamped with schoolwork at the end of this semester and am swamped with a transcription job that I accepted, that I am beginning to believe is more than I can handle right now.

Secondly, Saturday April 25th was a GREAT day in Austintown, Ohio. We got up at 4:30 am to drive from our home in southwestern PA to Austintown, OH. We spent the day at the 2009 Let Your Dreams Fly Kite Festival that supports the Jessica Moorehead Foundation for Hope. This is a wonderful foundation that helps children with cancer and their families. They do a remarkable job and their story is truly one that brings tears to your eyes. Here is a link to their site so that you can read more about this wonderful group of people and the tragic story behind them: .

I don't have any pictures from this year's festival to show you, but it truly was a great way to spend the day with family and friends and watch the joy that spreads over a child's face as they hold a string and watch the kite they made fly up, up, and up into the sky.