My first Mojo Monday Submission!


I needed a card for Brandon to send as a thank you for a recent interview.  And…thought it would be a good opportunity to make my first submission to a challenge I’ve followed for the last few years.  Mojo Monday!  Jump over and check out all of the talented artists there!  You won’t be disappointed!

Stamp Set: World Map

Ink: Stazon Ink, Cherry Cobbler

Paper: Cherry Cobbler, Whisper White, Night of Navy, Retired DSP Nautical Expedition

Accessories: Gold Brads (retired), Cherry Cobbler Baker’s Twine


I’m Back!

Hey Everyone!

After playing around with a couple of other blog options – I’m right back where I started.  I will be back to regularly posting and sharing stories about the kids and all the things going on in our lives and all of the Stampin Up news you have always loved!

The kids are getting bigger and bigger.  Brandon has completed his service to the US Marine Corp.  So glad to have him home!  Austin is now 20 and loving his new job just minutes from home, Caitlyn will be graduating from High School in June and her dance team is currently preparing for Nationals in Orlando!

And “Baby” Logan turned 4 last week!  We are preparing for his birthday party…Batman themed!  Watch for lots of pics!!




Motley Monsters Candy Corn

Halloween is one of my favorite holidays and it’s right around the corner! I like to send cards to all of my nieces and nephews since most of them are under the age of 10 and hardly ever get mail. Over the next few weeks I’ll be posting Halloween card ideas for you to share with your friends and family. This card I made for a demonstrator swap last month. I CASE’d (Copy and Share Everything) from a board on Pinterest. I apologize I don’t know who the original creator is.


Card Stock: Pumpkin Pie, Motley Monsters DSP, Basic Black, Whisper White, Daffodil Delight
Ink: Basic Black
Stamps: Teeny Tiny Wishes
Accessories: Word Window punch, Petite Pennants Builder Punch, 2″ Circle, 1 3/4″ scallop punch, decorative dots Textured Embossing Folder, dimensionals

Welcome Back!

I apologize for being incognito the last few months. This summer had a lot of twists and turns in my personal life and my stamping/scrapbooking was forced to the side for a while. BUT I am back…I’m ready and raring to get you motivated and excited for the upcoming holidays!


This is my favorite Christmas Card. We made this initially at a workshop in 2006 where my sister was the demonstrator and I was the hostess! I have made it every year. The trick is to send it to the ‘newbies’ on my list that way I know I’m not sending something they have already gotten!
it’s hard to see in the picture but the white is edged in dazzling details so it sparkles like crazy!

MDS Monday



Today I am participating in the MDS Monday Challenge over at  It’s my first attempt at an ombre – digitally or traditional…not sure I like this particular way of doing it so plan on seeing future attempts!  🙂  I’m working on a Dance 2013-14 scrapbook for my daughter.  The goal is to have it finished before competitions start for THIS year in November.  This picture was taken after they competed at the State Competition in February which took them to Nationals!



MDS Monday



Today I wanted to share a page I did quite a while ago…but it is still my very favorite.  These are some of my favorite pics of my now 18 year old Austin.  This page was done with the My Digital Studio Scrapbooking software from Stampin’ Up.  So simply and easy to use and you can make pages like this in minutes!