Thursday, February 18, 2010

In memorium

This was a hard one to make. I cried the whole way through it and as I type this today...
My dad was diagnosed with Pulmonary Fibrosis when my middle son was just about a year old (he's now 5). He got the phone call on October 3rd, 2009 that a lung had come available and he was on his way to Philadelphia for a new leash on life. Well that wasn't God's plan. He did have the surgery, and by God's grace's he received a double lung transplant instead of the single that was expected but the hope we had soon vanished when two days after the surgery he started rejecting. The anti-rejection medication does not cover rejection by antibodies. The doctors tried everything they could to pull him through this but it just wasn't going to be. He ended up getting an infection as well and he passed away October 29th...the day before his mother's 92nd birthday. My dad was only 57 years old and had four beautiful grandchildren. He is truly, truly missed but he lives on in our hearts.

My husband saw these pictures and asked why don't I put pictures of him without the oxygen. My answer to him was that this was my dad. He was horribly sick but he never let it be a burden to himself or to us. The picture of him with the spoon on his nose...that was taken in September of '08 at my brother's rehearsal dinner. My three children and everyone else at the table were hanging spoons on our noses (it's a dinner tradition for us and yes we do it in restaurants). We were teasing him because he was cheating by using the oxygen tubing and he just laughed and laughed. He always had a smile on his face and we will always remember that! I love you Daddy and miss you terribly! This one's for you:) he wouldn't be mad that I have pink on here. He was a man's man and frequently wore pink. He was buried in one of my grandfather's pink sweater's that he always wore. It would be a compliment to him:)

This was made using a Crystal Light container, Sweet Pea DSP, Chocolate Silk Ribbon, Pretty in Pink Curdoroy Brads, Chocolate Double Stitched ribbon...The stamp that I used is a retired one but one of my favorite's...God's Way...a definite keeper in my book!

My Little Valentine

Here is another project I've created using the Pretty in Pink Curdoroy brads...a 12 x 12 scrapbook page. Can you tell how far behind I am on my scrapbooking??? LOL...this little guy, Caigan, will be 3 in June:(

Wednesday, February 17, 2010

Curdoroy Buttons/Brads

Sorry I haven't posted the past couple of days but I've been a busy girl! I've been asked to use a container of the Pretty in Pink Curdoroy Buttons/Brads and here's what I've done so far. I still have a good bit to use so more projects to come soon! Hope you like them:)

Saturday, February 13, 2010

Mother's Day Card

Today I was inspired by a card made by Tiffany Bauer. This is her card...

I made my version as a Mother's Day card. Thanks Tiffany for the beautiful sketch:)

Friday, February 12, 2010

This was created as per a request from a customer for an anniversary I decided why not make one to give to your hubby. The cardstock is distressed using the distressing tool from the cutter kit and running it back and forth on the cardstock. I did the same thing with the DSP and just sponged it with Chocolate Chip. Hope you like it Margie:)

Wednesday, February 10, 2010


Hello Ladies!
I finally have my blog up and running! My primary goal is to share projects and SU! updates with you but to get you stamping as well. I would LOVE for you to email me what you've been working on and I promise to post them here as well. There's no use in buying great SU! products if they're still in their boxes and collecting dust...LET'S GET STAMPING!!! I will admit I've been hiding a bit. Things have been rough these past few months but I swear I have been stamping. Here is a Valentine's Day card that we did at a recent workshop. I'd love for you to email me any Valentine's Day projects you've been working on and I'll get them on here to share. Doing something other than Valentine's Day projects...we would love to see them too! Happy Stamping:)
***I'm sure I cased some aspects of this from someone and can't remember who. Thank you:)

Saleabration is in full swing

Saleabration is still going strong and will be until March 31st. I still have plenty of room on my calendar and would love to schedule a workshop with you. Remember for EVERY $50 you spend in SU! products, you get to pick a free set from the Saleabration mini and this year SU! has gone through the main catty and has picked exclusive sets that you can choose from as well. Check out the Saleabration mini to see what sets they are. Can't wait to hear from you:)
****Think I cased this one from someone on splitcoast. Thank you to you for the inspiration:)