Saturday, December 12, 2009

Winter jacket review

In 2004, I purchased a Columbia brand ladies winter jacket- the incherchangable type. I have to say I am impressed. This is the 6th winter season wearing this coat and I have perfectly warm and the jacket still looks nearly new after many washes. As a career I walk dogs, so this means I spend alot of time outside - in lots of different weather. When the wind and snow come along, I have no worries. I can count on my trusty Columbia jacket. Its a little bit longer than most jackets (to cover your buns!) and has elastic cords in quite a few places to snug it up. I have found I don't get too hot and that the wind (vurtually) does not go through it. It has a hood and many pockets placed in the most convenient places, inside & out. Its also interchangale - meaning it's like two jackets in one. It is very simple to zip apart and put back together. Another awesome point is - it is machine washable!  Although it did not come cheap, it ran me about $150.00 (Kohls Department store + used a coupon) My coat has to be one of my best investments I have made. I am very happy with it and would always reccomend this brand to anyone in need of a toasty winter jacket.

Thursday, December 10, 2009

News Flash!

I am now a four star Cricutette!

Friday, November 27, 2009

Book recomendation

If you like sarcasism, wit and crudeness - I have the perfect book in mind for you. "Are you there vodka, Its me, Chelsea" is the one. Variety show host Chelsea Handler is the author of this humorous book. Since I picked this up on Tuesday, I can't seem to put it down. Ms. Handler tells tales of her childhood, encounters with the men and the law - among other things! Not for children! Definitly an adult book.

Wednesday, November 25, 2009

"Elfie" card

here is the cutest little elf card. I used cb folder  (a2 - snow dots), sanded it to get the white core to come through and dot glued it to a slightly patterned blue paper. I found the cutest little elf stamp @ Michaels - $1
 I used the wet emboss technique with black ink and clear emb. powder. for shine, just gave him a little color with some markers with a dab of stickles on his hat, buttons and shoes (purple & red), I cut him out and popped him onto a white cardstock circle and did some edge distressing in light blue. The inside says " Have youself an "elfie" little Christmas, which i had attempted to hand write but x'd that idea fast and instead pc printed the saying on the same blue patterned paper that is under snow dots -  He is just too cute!

Sunday, November 22, 2009

Happy Turkey Day cards

These cute cards were really fun to make!
I cant wait to give them to my parents and my love's mom! I know they will enjoy them
Here are some simple directions on how i made these cards
Using the home decor cart I made the turkey "feathers" and tear drop cart for his "gobbler"- used the #6 shift
I cut the body with a 1.5 in. scallop punch and the MS small scallop punch for head. i put both scallops thru CB using the houndstooth folder. I used a really tiny snow flake punch for his feet.
when i cut the "feathers" i used the flip feature on my E (i cut @ 2.75 in.) ~ i stuck 3 to left and 3 to the right and one in the middle. For detail, I inked the scalloped circles, his feet and his facial parts, with a rhubarb stalk - Memento Ink - and gave him some cute googly eyes! The stamp is part of a studio G Thanksgiving set i got last year @ M's. i used the same Memento ink and an orange marker to highlight the greeting.
I attached a small brad and stickled with red, used a pop dot to give it some depth. I used the "cheater method" (Robyn- mypinkstamper) for the brown satin ribbon at the bottom.

Saturday, November 21, 2009


I just noticed that I am now a 3 star *** Chirper on the Cricut message board!  How cool is that??? I love the board there - its full of so many talented people, that will help you out any way they can! So glad I can share my love of crafting with all of them and also check out their wonderful creations! Thank you ladies and gentlemen!

revised card - Santa/ Merry Christmas

This the the revised version of the card I made the other day. I definitly like this one better! Thanks to my Cricut craft board ladies for the reccomendations- the embossed background made a huge difference!

Saturday, November 14, 2009

What rhymes with 3????

I am the type of person who is all about wording. I got writer's block while helping my sister with her daughter's birthday invites. Needed something that rhymed with the number 3, hmmmmm??? I googled and found a really great web tool. It is called I am always using a thesaurus or dictionary, and now I am very happy to be able to refer to this site for my rhyming word needs!

Tuesday, November 3, 2009

Clear Dollar Stamps dot com

I am always searching for classic and muscle car stamps - made of acrylic or rubber, for card making or scrapbooking.  I recently found a great acrylic stamp site called,
They have very unique and affordable clear stamps, available in singles or sets. Everything from kids, dogs, rock & roll, holidays and scriptures, to birds and flowers and many other cute and festive designs. Ordering was very easy and shipping was very fast too! I am quite pleased with my recent purchases and I will definitly be going back to order more!
If you are an avid stamper and looking for some really great and uncommon images to add to your collection - please be sure to check out
five stars *****

Peacefully snoozing?

Here is Mason snoring- er I mean, sleeping on his couch, the early a.m. of November 3rd. Is this a face only a mother could love? Nah. He is cute. I guess I'll keep him... ;o)

Sunday, November 1, 2009

Chocolate & coffee!!!!

This is my new favorite coffee! Actually ~ its an awesome combination of coffee and chocolate! Yum! Its creamy, chocolaty and coffee all in one and sooo simple - just pop the little cup in to your Keurig machine and voilà!!!! Coffee+
five stars *****

Saturday, October 31, 2009

Fab new ad idea!

Huge thanks to my Candian friend Cookie, I am going to try a new way to advertise ~ Halloween style!

Hope it works!!!!!

Friday, October 30, 2009

Birthdays & Muscle cars

I made this card for Arts birthday, I am pleased with the outcome - hope you are too!
This was made with a fantastic stamp I got from
Thanks for looking!

Thursday, October 29, 2009

Trish Hampton dot com!

On Wednesday, I got an awesome "treat" from a client of mine. Maggie's "Dad" Brian ~ hooked my dog Mason up with an amazing leash, collar and harness set from Trish Hampton! ~ his former wife and owner of the posh ~ trish hampton line of pet gear. I was so excited to have recieved this trio of goodies! Mason looks so handsome in it. I will be posting pics later today - please stop back by to take a look at my now well-dressed boy but for now - check out this great site 
(here is a close up of Mason's new accesories)

Wednesday, October 28, 2009

Special upcoming birthday

My boyfriend's birthday is coming up this Thursday. I have the perfect gift in mind. I am hoping to be able to get it tomorow. Wish me luck!

Monday, October 26, 2009

Sunday Oct. 25th

Today was a pretty busy day. I picked up one of my every-so-often dog sits, Henry. He spent a bit of time with Mason and I until I headed over to Liz's to help get her house ready for our upcoming party. I spent about 2 hours with Amy, Bren, Walt, Liz, John and the kids cleaning and setting up Halloween props. Liz then started dinner and I went and brought Henry home. When I got back we had dinner and dessert, added a few more decorations and called it a night. We will finish with the set up on Friday afternoon. Cant wait!

Saturday, October 17, 2009

Halloween Party Invites

These are the invites I made for my sisters Halloween party, I think they came out very nicely.

Friday, October 9, 2009

Seasonal Treats!

Oh yum! who does not love Little Debbie Pumpkin Delights in the fall?!?! I found these goodies  yesterday ~ they are a fun staple of every fall season. If you love pumpkin pie & you have never tried these, go out and get some today ~ de-lish!

Thursday, October 8, 2009

Computer Troubles

I have been experiencing some pc issues for a few days. I have tried remedying the issue many ways to no avail. Seems that my photo's that I try to upload to my photobucket account are not working. I have figured out what the issue is ~ but I cant seem to find out how to fix it.

Wednesday, October 7, 2009

Favorite Card

This is one of my favorite cards that I have made in 2009. 
I really like the multi dot paper and the cupcake image.
All the colors work so well together

Monday, October 5, 2009

Paper Creations 2008-2009

In this post you will find greeting cards, posters, invitations, gift card holders and general paper crafts that I made during 2008 & 2009. Enjoy!

Time Flies...

I cant believe it's already October 5th! Where does the time go? Today, I will be making spaghetti sauce and then going to work for a couple of hours. After that, my plan is to come home and set up Fall decorations in my window.

Sunday, October 4, 2009

Glass Dog decanters

On Saturday Oct. 3 I traveled to Warrensburg, NY to the "World's Largest Garage Sale". While it was not quite what I expected it to be ~ I did find a neat treasure to add to my collection of glass dog decanters. The first two I purchased at a local GoodWill store (the green and the purple glass) and the blue depression glass is the find from the "WLGS" in New York State.

Friday, October 2, 2009

a couple of cards

This is a card I made for my BIL's 40th birthday (showing front and back of card)

Slideshow of Cards