Friday, February 27, 2015


Whew, it has been a long time since I have posted!!  I was going through some serious withdrawal because I haven't had a working computer since coming back from Leadership -- that is one long time!!!  And then it was gone for 2 days at the tech shop to get a complete check-up and overhaul.  I never realized how addicted I was with using my computer -- not good!!  So now I am going to wean myself a little every day so my life doesn't seem to be consumed by an electronic gadget (we will see how that works, as I sit here typing away on my electronic gadget -- LOL).  But how else am I going to show you some new projects? Today I am featuring one of my favorite stamp sets from the Occasions Mini Catalog, Painted Petals.

Besides the Painted Petals Stamp Set, I also used the Sahara Sand 7/8" Lace Trim to make the flower with a Something Borrowed Embellishment in the center, a Tea Lace Paper Doily sponged in Sahara Sand Ink, Ornate Tag Topper Punch, I Love Lace Background Stamp on the Moonlight Designer Series Paper Pack design, and a Cajun Craze Candy Dot

I used the Spring Flowers Textured Impressions Embossing Folder the Sahara Sand Card Stock cut with the new Mini Treat Bag Thinlits Die.

I needed a lot of sympathy and get well cards, so these are some of the designs I came up with (couldn't make my mind up on how to add embellishments).  The Swallowtail Stamp Set is heat embossed with Whisper White Embossing Powder and then colored with Blendabilities.  To get a better/close-up look do a right-click on picture and select "open in new window" or "new tab" and then enlarge by clicking on the picture again.
I have a lot of pictures to show you from Creative Retreat, so stay tuned for my next update!!

Until next time,

"Surely He has borne our griefs and carried our sorrows."  -- Isaiah 53:4

Saturday, February 7, 2015


I've been back from Leadership almost five days, and I swear I haven't gotten a thing done.  I have learned, however, that your life comes to an almost complete standstill if your computer is not working correctly.  Mine still is wacky, after spending the entire day on the phone checking my whole computer system, spending $150 to talk with Geek Squad so they can work on fixing problems.  Well, guess what?  The good news is that it works twice as fast, the bad news is I'm still getting unwanted ads popping up on my internet.  So I will be calling them back tomorrow and probably spend another entire day on the phone!!  I think I will go back and start writing checks, going to the mall to shop, go to the bank for transactions, etc.  I even had to call Stampin' Up! Support yesterday to close a workshop -- yikes, haven't done that in years!!

So moving on to some pictures from Leadership, this should brighten my day reliving my fun down in Orlando!!

These are the beautiful gifts my upline, Ronda Wade, got for all the RubberQueens attending Leadership.  The book is a beautifully decorated hardcover and the pages inside are all lined.  I love how she decorated the key chain hand sanitizer with her logo and the heart. 

This is a card created and designed by RubberQueen Tami Ackerson -- I love it and plan on CASEing!!

This card was created by RubberQueen Sandi Haynes -- another beautiful CASE.

And this was a swap card from Linda Tarolli (a long-time friend from New York) -- I love the butterfly in the Gold and shadowed with Tangerine Tango.

And here are all the gifts I received from Stampin' Up! at leadership.  Love the heavy duty canvas bag (and it has pocket inside which is reversible).  Everybody in attendance during all the programs received all of this product except the four new Blendabilities (new in the Occasions Mini Catalog) -- I won this from Prize Patrol -- WooHoo!!).
I had so much fun (as always) and am so sad that this is the last Leadership event (in this content) -- but bigger and better events are in the horizon so it will be exciting to see what is in the future!!

Until next time,

"I have learned to be content in whatever situation I find myself in." -- Philippians 4:11.