Saturday, July 23, 2011


Sometimes life takes us along journeys we'd much rather not travel.  Yesterday began that journey for my family and I.  After many months of complaining of acid reflux and a 23 pound weight loss for my father, we learned that he has esophageal cancer.  His local surgeon is not specialized in surgery of the esophagus and Dad has been referred to a surgeon in Columbus.  So we wait some more.  My brothers, sister and I are numb right now.  Fortunately, my father seems to be taking it the best.  In the meantime and all throughout this journey, we will place our faith in God and pray for understanding.

I'm not sure how often I'll be posting projects over the next several days and months.  That's part of the journey I'll have to wait to travel.  Perhaps my heart won't be into stamping.  Perhaps stamping will be my great escape.  I'm really not sure right now.  My heart is with my father and as my only living parent I feel it's important to spend time with him.  I hope you all understand.

I do have a couple of projects that I created earlier this month.  I just need to photograph and edit them.  Hopefully, I'll post them soon.

Thanks for peeking in on me today!  Have a very blessed weekend.

Monday, July 11, 2011


Just trying out my new Stampin' Up! goodies and trying out the new In Colors!  Yep, it's official.  I love them!  Sorry for the quick post today.  I have a very busy week ahead.

Wow!  I'm sorry for the quality of this picture.  It was taken at night and looks a little blurry.  Thanks for peeking in on me any way! 

Monday, July 4, 2011


I have to admit that when I'm a little out of practice with stamping I tend to CASe projects from other very talented stampers.  You know, just until the creative juices start coursing through my noggin again.  (Oh, who am I kidding?  I CASe a lot!)  While blog surfing for ideas, I came across this card by Dawn Griffith.  You'll definitely want to check out her blog and watch her videos.

Essentially, the only changes I made from Dawn's card are the color combination and the sentiment.  Why fix something that isn't broken?  Right??

Have you had a chance to drool over the all new 2011-2012 Stampin' Up! Idea Book and Catalog?  If you haven't done so, you must DO it!  You can view the new catalog by clicking on my link to the right of my blog.

I'll be back with an original card using the all new In Colors and a brand new hostess set.  I know it's shocking that I actually had a semi-original thought.  Please don't fall out of your chair as I would hate it if you hurt yourself.

Thanks for peeking in on me today!  If you're American, enjoy this July 4th holiday and be safe!  Don't forget to take a moment to remember the brave men and women who have fought for our freedom.