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Wednesday, December 28, 2011

Retirement Card

Hi,

I wanted to show you a retirement card I made for Stan, our UPS driver. His last day is this Friday. He loves fishing and always talks about it. I figure I would use my Father Day cartridge and make the fishing bag and poles. I used my ticket stamps to stamp the sentiment and inked the edges. I had some fish left over from my Alaska sticker pages that worked great for this card. I used a snakeskin font on the inside of the card for the message. On the back I used a stamp it picked up for a $1. It says....


" This card was made by hand.
 If you throw it away those same 
hands will make a doll in your 
image and stick pins in its butt."


 I thought it was pretty funny. I would not use this on every card I make but for ones I know would appreciate the humor.







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Sunday, December 25, 2011

The Joke Is On Me.

Hi Everyone, Hope you all had a fantastic Christmas.

 Thought I might share a little story with you. I have 4 crock pots (slow cookers) in various sizes. QVC had one that I do not have it has a second dish that sets inside the bottom dish and it has two sections. I really like it,  so I bought it a few weeks ago.
 My husband asked what I need another crock pot (slow cooker) for when I already had 4 of them. I told him you can never have to many. They always come in handy.
 Before we were going to my in-laws to celebrate Christmas eve we exchange gifts with my kids first. So when my kids arrived and we started to exchange gifts I opened  the gift my son bought for me. It was a crock pot (slow cooker). I then opened the gift my daughter bought for me and it was a crock pot (slow cooker). So I'm thinking ok this is awkward but I say thank you and proceed to open my next gift. This one was from my husband. I start taring the paper back and NO WAY..... a double crock pot (slow cooker). Now I'm rolling on the floor laughing along with the kids and my husband. "The Joke Was On Me" He had called the two of them and told them to get me a crock pot (slow cooker) as a joke. They got me pretty good. How funny????
 The kids actually got me and the hubby a 32" flat screen tv and my hubby got me the cricut expression. I also received some small little items, lotions, scrapbook stickers etc.
 What a way to remember Christmas eve 2011 except with my new nickname Crock Pot Queen (Crack Pot Queen).



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From Our Home to Yours!


Thursday, December 22, 2011

Creating From The Heart Keepsakes by Melissa is having a Giveaway You don't want to miss!

Good Morning,

Everyone loves a giveaway right? Well boy o boy is there a giveaway over at Creating From The Heart Keepsakes by Melissa's Blog. This is one you wont want to miss. Stop what your doing, hop on over and get signed up. If you don't you'll be kicking yourself later. Oh yeah, Good luck there are over 600 who have posted to enter this morning and I'm sure there will be tons more. ......... What are you still doing here go go go,  get over to Creating From The Heart : )

http://keepsakesbymelissa.blogspot.com/2011/12/my-annual-end-of-year-christmas.html

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Tuesday, December 20, 2011

Shirts Made By Lisa


Here's the look on the faces of my mom and my mom-in-law holding the shirts up. How cute are they???

They just loved them, Thanks again Lisa.

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Monday, December 19, 2011

Do You Love Peachy Keen Stamps?

Win a $25 dollar Gift certificate to Peachy Keen Stamps!





http://blog.craftwellusa.com/2011/12/peachy-keen-stamps-giveaway.html?showComment=1324335000226#c3170132147423438503






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Sunday, December 18, 2011

Cricut cartridge Giveaway.

How would you like to win a Cricut Cartridge?

Visit http://dailygracecreations.blogspot.com/2011/12/christmas-gift-for-one-of-our-followers.html for more details.

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Mini Christmas Brag Book

Good Morning,

Today I wanted to post a little brag book I made from watching Sandi Genovese at "The Scrapbook Showgram". http://scrapbookshowgram.com/




The color is a bit off on the above picture but the rest of the pictures are more true to the actual color.

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Wednesday, December 14, 2011

Had to Share

Good Morning,


Ginney Edison Juarez had this posted on her Facebook page and I wanted to share it. I thought is was very cute.

T'was the night before Christmas, I'm glued to the tree. 
I'm wonderin what Santa, brought just for me; 
could it be card stock, chipboard or lace?
 A new Cricut? I said with a smile on my face! 
And that's when i heard him...''HI SANTA,'' I said. 
''You know good little girls should be in their beds''.
"I know I should, Santa, and now I've been caught! 
But I was excited, to see what you brought.
"Well, lets take a look in this room where you work." 
Then he shook his head quickly and left with a jerk!
I heard him exclaim as he put it in gear...
 "You've got enough crap, I'll see you next year!"

How stinkin cute is that?  And how true? 
Thanks Ginney Edison Juarez for sharing this with us.


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Sunday, December 11, 2011

Some More Christmas Cards

Hi,

Today I worked on a few Christmas cards for my niece Megan and nephews Justin & Nick I really like how the stockings came out. I used the Winter Frolic Cricut Cartridge. The stocking had some presents and a candy cane coming out of the top but I cut them off. I thought for the guys it was a bit to fufuee. For Megans card I used a stamp and colored it with my Copics and added the ribbon. Outlined with a white gel pen and TADA all done.



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Tripp ( A Brave Little Soul )

There was a beautiful poem written for Tripp and his family by John Alessi. For those of you who haven't seen my last post, Tripp is a very special little boy suffering from EB. Please click on the link below for more information.   

http://randycourtneytripproth.blogspot.com/2011/12/brave-little-soul.html#comment-form

This family can use all the prayers we can send. It doesn't cost anything, you don't have to go anywhere. It's just a few minutes of your time. Then pass the information on to others with hopes more and more prayers will reach this family.

Thanks for your time,
Lori

Saturday, December 10, 2011

I'm Excited!

Good Morning Fellow Bloggers,

My blog was just featured on "The Bling Theory" on Angela's blog. How exciting. Thanks Angela, this is such an honor for me. You can click on the link below to check it out. You may also add your blog to the blog roll and have a chance to have your blog featured.



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Blue Jay

Good Morning,

Looking out my kitchen window this morning there was another little visitor. Last week Dave was able to get a great picture of a Cardinal and today I got a pretty good shot of a Blue Jay. Now if only they would visit at the same time. I always tease Dave that I take better pictures with my point and shoot camera than he does with his DSLR. In this case I think his came out better and the zoom he has is much better than mine. My picture is not that bad but not as clear as his. When I zoomed in at the max I had a had time keeping the little green box around the subject cause it kept moving around trying to stay in focus.

The birds love this bush. I don't know what kind of bush it is. We had purchased a bunch of $1.00 clearance bushes from Lowes years ago. They looked dead at the time but Dave wanted the challenge of  bringing them back to life. They were about 1' tall and all dried out and leafless. But for a $1 he said why not. Now they are all about 12' tall and about 6' wide full of leaves in the summer and have dark berries in the fall and winter that attract the birds. They give us great privacy in the summer too.



This guy looks like he was posing for a picture.


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Friday, December 9, 2011

200 Follower Giveaway

Hi My Fellow Bloggers,

I am so excited that I reached 200 followers I am giving away a  yellow leather 6x6 album.

All you have to do is...

1. Leave a comment and let me know why you like the color     yellow.
2. Leave a way for me to get in touch with you. 

Unfortunately I can only ship to the USA. 

I will use random.org on Dec 17th and choose a winner.  I will then post the winner below the picture of the album and get in touch with you.





December 17, 2011 8:23am


And the winner is............. Kathleen with comment #10. Here's what she had to say....



Anonymous said...10

Congrats on reaching 200 followers. I like yellow because it reminds me of sunshine. I like how the color can put almost anyone in a chereful mood.

Kathleen

claxton76692@yahoo.com


Tuesday, December 6, 2011

Thank You Card

Today's project is a "Thank You" card.


I used a standard size green card stock card base.
Orange textured shimmer paper.
Flower stamp on white card stock and inked the edges with a lime green ink.
I outlined the flower using a Sakura Gelly Roll Metalic Red pen and Sakura Gelly Roll Metalic Green.
I colored the inside of the flower with color pencils.
Added an orange button for the center.
Tied a small orange ribbon at the bottom.
The "Thank You" is from The Stamps of Life.

Thanks for visiting,
Lori


Monday, December 5, 2011

Hello Fellow Bloggers,

I wanted to share a photo my husband took of a cardinal while playing with some setting on his camera.
You can tell he's got a dirty beak from eating the berries.
Or maybe he's a she cause of how fat it is.

Tuesday, November 29, 2011

Christmas Cards

48 Christmas cards all finished and ready to address.





Standard Card in Assorted Colors that came with envelopes.
White card stock
Martha Stewart Snowflake border punch
Inked the edges with green and red ink
Clear Merry Christmas stamp and used a black ink 
Copic markers to color in the stars
Cricut Cartridge Winter Frolic (tree) for the large tree
Mothers Bouquet (star) set @ .5 and then darker color set at .75
Yellow Stickles for the star center
Golden Stickles for the tree
Jewel for some bling
Tonic Studios small tree punch









Saturday, November 26, 2011

Todays project...

I made this baby card for a friend who just had a new baby.  I'm sending the card along with a baby afghan that I crocheted. The colors of the afghan are the blue, green and white very similar to the card background.


I made this card for a friends birthday. The inside of the card says "your  simply the best" "wishing you a happy birthday". 


Thursday, November 24, 2011

Wednesday, November 16, 2011

Scrapbooks for Tripp

I was added to a group on Facebook. This group would be making cards to be added to a scrapbook for a very sick little boy named Tripp who has EB. The scrapbook will hopefully brighten their day and lift their spirits. Here is the card I am sending. If you would like to make one to send you can get more information at  http://www.facebook.com/groups/261311850582394/ .



If you would like to read more about Tripp's Story you can go to... http://randycourtneytripproth.blogspot.com/p/tripps-story.html#comment-form

 

I am asking everyone at the very least  to send a prayer for Tripp and his family.

Thanks,



Saturday, November 12, 2011

Hello Card

Today I used Copic Markers for the first time. I created this card for Pauline. I really like the way they color and as for the blending,  I think I need more colors to see how that will work out. I did place an order from Scrapmart.com for 16 more markers. I hope Pauline likes it.

Friday, November 11, 2011

Any good Tips?????

I just purchased my first Copic Markers.

My local scrapbook store Wiggles & Giggles is having a great sale today. The Copic Markers are buy one and get one 50% off so I figured now would be the time to try them out.  I keep hearing how great these markers are but you have to use them correctly.  What is the correct way to use them? Any tips? 

Thursday, November 10, 2011

Card Swap

Hi Everyone,

I just wanted to share a card I received from Pauline at Card Power Ireland. It's absolutely beautiful.


Pauline makes custom quality cards for sale. You can view her work at http://www.facebook.com/CardPowerIreland?sk=info .

Pauline, Thanks so much, I just love it.

Wednesday, November 9, 2011

Floral Embellishment

I made this Floral Embellishment to post on Listia. http://www.listia.com/auction/2894228-floral-embelishment

I started listing items on here to gain points so I can use the points to purchase other neat items people make. It's kinda like ebay but there is no money involved. It's also a good way to get rid of items you no longer want and find items that you might like to have. 

Saturday, November 5, 2011

Our Ordeal From Winter Storm Alfred

Saturday October 31st I went to work as I usually do. I know they were talking about a NorEaster coming in later in the day. We had went and did our shopping and got our gas on Friday so we could just be home over the weekend. When I got home from work it had just started to snow big huge flakes. It was so pretty with all the white flakes coming down and the colorful foliage in the background.



And the snow continued to fall and fall and fall. It started to weigh everything down.




The large tree branches started falling and the power went out. We had branches falling all night on our roof. We were so lucky they didn't come  through the skylight or through the roof. I think when they fell they landed sideways so the whole branch landed at the same time and not on end where it would have came through the roof. Two large branches got tangled in the wires.



Half the branches on the tree in my front yard and half the branches from the tree in my backyard are laying on the ground. The town came and cut the branches from the wires on Wednesday. The city opened up a park near my house so people could bring all the branches and tree limbs and get their yards cleaned up. It's going to take about a goof 15 truck loads back and forth to get rid of ours. The bigger pieces we will keep for firewood.





We finally got our power back on Friday November 4th. Needless to say it has been a very long, cold week.

Friday, November 4, 2011

I Won Blog Candy!

I won Blog Candy from Lori at http://www.scrappinmystressaway.blogspot.com/ . Thanks so much Lori.

MONDAY, OCTOBER 24, 2011

3 Blog Hops, 3 Winners

I was out of town last week and just now picked my winners!!!  Congrats!!!


#4
Vicki said...


Your plate is so cute! Thanks so much for the tutorial showing how you did it!









#87

Lori Comeau said...


Awesome project! WOW!!!!







 
#19 is Shawnee!!! (actually is was me, so I went with 20)!
 
Shawnee said...


Beautiful wall hanging. I love the ribbon and embellishments.


Please email me your addresses!!!  lori.apgar@gmail.com



Look What I Just Won!





Ok...now for the big announcement! The winner of our Cuttlebug giveaway!! I've been receiving entries for two weeks now and as I've been reading the comments coming in I so so wish that I had a ton of these to give away. But alas, there is only one...and therefore only one winner...drumroll please:


Lori Comeau!!


Please contact me with your mailing address and we'll get your prize shipped out! Congrats!!

What an awesome gift from Jenny at http://everyday-is-a-holiday.blogspot.com/ and Provo Craft.  
Thank you so much!

Thursday, October 27, 2011

Another Attempt At Quilling


After watching the tutorials at http://www.myquillingnest.com/ I wanted to give quilling another try using the tips that Linda spoke about during her tutorials. They really worked. I could still use some practice but this card came out much better than the last one I made. Thanks Linda!