Family Friday! Welcome to Summer!

Today is the last day of the school year!  It amazes me how fast time flies!  My beautiful daughter will be a Junior in High School in September.  Craziness!

So today I thought I’d share one of my favorite pictures of that beautiful girl growing up.  This picture was taken on shores of Lake Michigan during a dance competition at Summerfest in Milwaukee.  It was her first year on the team.  Last week, she made the team for the 11th year in a row.  I’m so very proud of her.




Happy Spring!

Spring has finally arrived in Wisconsin after a very very long winter!  Here is a spring-y type card I made for a recent swap group I belong too! 



Stamps: Happy Watercolor, Petite Pairs

Ink: Crushed Curry, Cajun Craze

Cardstock: Crushed Curry, Cajun Craze, Whisper White, Watercolor Wonder DSP

Tools: Small Oval punch, 1″ Circle Punch

accessories: mini brads, dimensionals



It’s Retirement Time!!!

It is that time of the year again!  Stampin’ Up released the list of stamp sets and accessories that will not carry over to the new catalog and are only available now while supplies last! 

Take a look at the lists and make sure if there is anything you must have you order it as soon as possible at and click on promotions to see not only the retired lists but FREE SHIPPING UNTIL FRIDAY!




Family Friday!


This week I want to share my favorite picture of my oldest son Brandon!  He is a lance corporal in the United States Marine Corp and stationed in California.  He turned 21 years old on Wednesday.  It amazes me how fast those 21 years have gone by.  I think that is one of the reasons I am enjoying my time with my youngest Logan so much.  It won’t be long and he will be all grown up too!


Election Day!


It is spring elections here in Wisconsin! No matter what your political feelings are we need to remember we are fortunate to have the right to vote for the government we choose! I hope you exercise that right today!

I thought I would share this make and take I created a while back for our demonstrator meeting using the masking tape technique!



Stamps: Christmas Star single stamp (retired), words of courage
Inks: Real Red, Pacific Point, Basic Black, Whisper White
Accessories: Rhinestones

Throwback Thursday!


Jumping on the #TBT wagon…thought I would start sharing some very old – pre demo era photos of cards I’ve done!

This is still one of my ‘go to’ sets. I absolutely loved the Smitten set that is now retired. 😦


Stamp Set: Smitten (retired)
Cardstock: Real Red, Whisper White
Accessories: silver brads, real red embossing powder (retired) dimensionals, heat embossing tool.