Wednesday, February 29, 2012

Hard drive malfunction

WARNING! Horrible info to follow...
My external hard drive is out of comission... hopefully temporarily!! However, it holds all of my images... therefor, I am not able to post any of my recent creations... EEEKKK!!!
I am PRAYING that it is fixable... as it holds all of my photo's... I will be HEARTBROKEN if it can not!
So, I will be able to post new creations soon, but the ones that were stored on my hard drive will have to be rephotographed for me to show you!
So, bare with me while I get things back to rights! :)
Thanks a bunch!

Saturday, February 18, 2012

Spellbinders Design Team... Year 2!!

I know... the announcement was made almost a week ago! Does it seem like I'm not excited?...
NO WAY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
I am BURSTING with excitement yet again to share that I have been asked to continue on with Spellbinders and be a part of their 2012 design team!! The competition was extremely difficult! With everything taking place over Christmas, everything with Dad's illness PLUS all of the CHA work... It was a real challenge! However, I adored each and every project I submitted! I guess they did too...! :) WHOOT!!
Unfortunately I am not able to share any of my projects for the competition with you. They are being held for possible publication! Exciting!!
I would like however, to share with you a layout that I did for Spellbinders for CHA. This is a page about my 6 yr old Sammy. It's bright! It has no flowers on it! So it's a little different for me, but having 4 boys and only 1 girl, I have to break out of my elegant and romantic mode once in a while to scrap something fun and funky!

Your Laugh Is Infectious
Spellbinders Supplies:

Cross Promotional Partner Products

  • Echo Park Paper Co, For The Record Patterned Paper, Happy Days Patterned Paper, Cardstock Stickers
  • Bazzill Basics Paper, Black Cardstock
  • Nikki Sivils, Scrapbooker, Burlap Buttons
  • Jillibean Soup, Twine

Other: Helmar Adhesives, White Gel pen

And sine yesterday was my middle man Camden's birthday, I'll share a birthday card with you! Not really suited for a little boy... but it's cute none the less! :)


Spellbinders Supplies:

Preferred Partner Products:

Cross Promotional Partner Products:

  • My Mind's Eye, Lost & Found Two Sunshine Lovely Sewing Paper, Sunshine Forever Classified Paper, Sunshine Lovely Plaid Paper, Breeze Everywhere Correspond Paper, Decorative Brads
  • Clearsnap, ColorBox Dark Brown Fluid Chalk Ink

Thanks so much for stopping by!! WOOHOO on making my second year with Spellbinders!!! It has been a week of celebrating... Making the team, Valentines Day AND my little man's birthday... so here I am late with them all, but sharing anyway! LOL!

Have a fabulous day!Until Next Time...
Happy Scrapping!

Wednesday, February 08, 2012

Spellbinders New Releases in Action

Hey there!!

Just a couple of quick cards to share with you today!! Both are using some fabulous new release die templates from Spellbinders!! Check out their new products page to see the entire release!! AMAZING!

Thank You

Patterned Paper:
Graphic 45: Once Upon a Springtime, “Flights of Fancy”
Recollections: off white
Die Templates:
Spellbinders Paper Arts:
S5-029 Nested Lacey Pennants
E8-006 Classic Petal Edgeabilities
ES-008- Garden Delight M-Bossabilities folder
Die Cutting Machine:
Spellbinders Grand Calibur
Kaiser Craft
Want2Scrap- pink
ClearSnap: Shabby Pink
Ranger Distress ink, Frayed Burlap
Helmar Zap dots, 450 Quickdry

Friends are the Sunshine of Life

Patterned paper:
Echo Park “Little Girl” collection, “Betty Bird”, “Jody’s Stripe”
Kaiser Craft “Timeless” collection, “Script”
Best Creation: Glitter cardstock-white
Unity Stamp Company-Ornate Artisan Stackers
ClearSnap- Olive Pastel, Shabby Pink, Watermark
Embossing Powder:
WOW Suzy West collection, “Bubble Gum”
Die templates:
S5-077 Labels Twenty Five
S5-086 Bitty Blossoms
S4-328 Foliage
S5-050 Rose Creations
Die Cutting Machine:
Spellbinders Grand Calibur
Helmar Quick Fix Adhesive Runner, Liquid Scrap Dots

Thanks for stopping by!!!

Until Next Time...Happy Scrapping!!


Tuesday, February 07, 2012

Thank God for answered prayer

I want to begin by saying thank you to all of you who have emailed me, commented, or taken the time to touch base and let me know you are thinking of and/or praying for my Dad. In the last post about Dad, things were not looking good. We were told there was nothing that could be done. As you can imagine, it was devastating.
I am THRILLED to share, that diagnosis has changed. Dad has been diagnosed with Limbic Encephalitis caused by an Autoimmune Disease. He was given MANY tests, and we are still waiting for blood work to come back from the Mayo Clinic in Boston. But they have not found any problems anywhere in his body, except for his brain. AMEN to that! They were afraid that it may have been caused by cancer or a tumor somewhere in his body. But it is not... there is absolutely NO reason!! THAT is a huge answer to prayer!!!
So, in Jan they started Dad on a cortisone treatment, which lasted 7 days and made a big difference. This treatment reduced the inflammation in his brain. Then, last week they repeated another set of this same treatment, as well as give him a new one. This one is called IVIG. It is basically filling filling him with antibodies harvested from aprox 20,000 blood donors. They hope with this is that it will help to correct the path of the antibodies attacking his brain. Amazing! When we were told there was nothing they could do...
Dad just finished this treatment and is doing amazing! The doctors have ordered another round of this at the end of Feb. For now he is being transferred to the Rehab unit in the hospital so that they can focus on helping him to remember things. Hopefully after the next set of treatments he will be able to come home...
That's such an amazing thought... we never thought it would happen. God has answered so many prayers regarding Dad... so many little things... I couldn't begin to list them all. I'm just so grateful to serve a God who cares...
Even if things had not turned out as they have... God is still faithful... he has a plan. I'm just so thankful that His plan is to keep Dad around a while longer. I am so blessed...
Thank you for your prayers... keep them coming!!

Monday, February 06, 2012

WOW embossing powders...

I have a sneak peek for you today!! I have a blog post up on the WOW Embossing Powder US blog!! Wanna see a peek?...

This card uses 2 WOW powders, 2 WOW stamps, and 2 techniques!! :) It's TWO good to miss!! ROFL!

This card also features some breand new Spellbinder Paper Arts die templates... Bitty Blossoms and some AMAZING new Decorative inserts for our Edgabilities!

Thanks for stopping by! Be sure to stop by the WOW blog and let me know you were there!

Until Next time...

Happy Scrapping!

Thursday, February 02, 2012

Spellbinders Classes at Scraptacular Images

Hey everyone!! It's been FOREVER!! Things are going good... things with Dad have changed for the better... new diagnosis... there's hope... WHOOT! But I'll fill you in on all that in another post soon! :)

For now, I want to share with you a couple of classes that I will be teaching in Rothesay, NB on Sat, Feb 11th!! If you are local, I'd LOVE to have you join us for the classes!! For more information, or to sign up, visit Scraptacular Images.

Both classes are featuring Spellbinders die templates! With each class, you will come away with a basic knowledge on how to use Spellbinders die templates in YOUR manual die cutting machine! Have a cuttlebug? It will work! How about a Bigshot? Yep, that will cut them too!! Spellbinders die's also emboss and stencil... you'll learn about that as well in these fun classes!

Shaped Card Class:
In this 2 hour class, you will learn how to create shaped cards using 2 different techniques. Each of the die templates will be provided for your use during the class. Papers may vary slightly.
Class cost: $20

Altered Frame Class

In this fun frame class, you will use October Afternoon papers to create this adorable photo frame. The sentiment (LOVE) is not included, as you can personalize it to suit your needs. This class is also 2 hrs long and shows you the basics of layering, stenciling, and creating adorable flowers all from Spellbinders Die templates!
Class Cost: $20
(Adorable little boy not included... he's mine! LOL!)

DEAL!! If you want to take both Classes, you can do so for $30!!! WOW! That's 25% off!!!
I would love to see some of you there!!!

Until Next Time
Happy Scrapping!