Saturday, December 29, 2007


Make Scrapbooking in 2008 Great!!!! Plan a trip to the Linden Tree Inn in Rockport MA and join in on our 3rd Annual Crop-Port in Rockport!! I am so excited about the scrap retreat here at the Linden Tree Inn this year! We had so much fun the last two years, I can't wait to see what this year will bring! Come and scrap all those Holiday pictures uninterupted with no kids, no needless phone interruptions, and no need to worry about the cooking and cleaning! We try to promote a relaxed, fun, scrapping atmosphere, with lots of good food, friendship and a fab scrapping goodie basket to take home. And don't forget all the scones you can eat for breakast!!!! Arrangements can be made with area spa services for massages, pedicures or manicures. Let us know when you make your reservation if that is something you would be interested in.This year I have decided to have more days available for the Scrap Retreat. I am going to offer retreat time from January 10th through January 21. Come for any two or more days that fit your schedule. We still have good availablility left for January 11th-17th, and limited availablility from the 17th-22. You will have your own scrap space to set up for the whole time you are here with 24 hour acccess, use of a Sizzix die cutter with at least 10 alphabet sets, and over 100 dies and embossing dies, punches, rubber stamps, and a variety of other tools. The cost for 2 nights is $220, which includes tax, meals, drinks, snacks, your own guest room with private bath, and an awesome goodie basket. Special pricing for extended stays or for adding an extra day or two to your 2 night reservation! Because of our affordable pricing, we do not discount for shared rooms, nor do we assign shared rooms, every scrapper has their own guest room with private bath. We require a 50% non-refundable deposit to hold your place, with the balance due on arrival. On reciept of deposit, you will be sent a questionnaire to fill out regarding any food allergies and preferences for drinks and snacks. If you would like to register, you can post a comment, email us at or give us a call at 1-800-865-2122 or 1-978-546-2494.So when faced with all those holiday photos that are just begging to be scrapped, make you reservation to come and "Crop-Port in Rockport" this January!!! Bring along a friend or two, or maybe a family member....make it a girl's weekend crop! So take some time for yourself, and make it a getaway to the Linden Tree Inn Scrap Retreat!And now for some photos from last years retreat:The living room all set up for the scrappers to arrive, with goodie baskets on chairs! Each scrapper has half of a 6 foot table, their own light, wastebasket for scraps, pencil holder, and a small caddy for tools. Sizzix machines and dies available for you to use, I have over 10 alphabets and lots of different sized dies, as well as many other tools that you can use, along with loads of rubber stamps, small sewing machine, paper crimpers, Fastenator stapler, Clickit, Crop-o-Dile, small light table for stencil dry embossing, and all kinds of paper punches.....
There is also a computer with a scanner and printer for your use if you should need to print out more pictures or journaling. Photo paper available for purchase, or bring your own...A fully stocked snack table for all your afternoon or late night munchies! Let us know your favorite scrappy snack, and we will try to have it available! The chocolate is always in abundance at a Linden Tree Inn scrap retreat!

Pat works on her project, while Anne takes a short break from her scrapping.

Friday, December 28, 2007


Here are a couple of cards I did for the challenge, came out kind of cute, well, one I think was done, slightly ahead of the challenge, but will post it anyway, it is the cute Housewarming one! the one i did for the challenge is the warm winter wishes one with the adorable Elzybell Penguin Snowflakes stamp! I love him, he is sooo cute!

Thursday, December 27, 2007

Can you believe, I have been tagged again?

OK, so 7 more random facts about me......

1. I started stamping to help a child I was taking care of participate in art activities.....
2. I started a toy lending library of toys adapted for young children with severe motor disabilites
3. I love the ocean, but hate the sand on the beach in the gets into and sticks to everything! (yuck!)
4. I have been a Mac user since 1985/86 when they first came out....and have always only owned a Mac, until we bought the inn......I use the PC only because of the business (and to access the internet because it is faster than my old 1999 iMac)
5. I went to Fleur de Lis Camp for girls in the summer, it was an overnight camp in Fitzwilliam, NH, and I loved it....the first 3 years I went for a month, the last 2 years I went for 2 months, my favorite activity after canoeing was arts and crafts!
6. My BFF (and college roomie) and I were introduced to each other by our mothers at our college orientation, but we didn't become roommates and BFF till our junior year.
7. I really hate icky sticky stuff on my hands

Ok, 7 more random things for you to ponder.....and since everyone I know that blogs has been tagged twice over, I will not torture anyone else...however, if you have not been tagged and are reading this and want to play, feel free to consider yourself tagged and go for it! rules are in my original post about being tagged below.....

Sunday, December 16, 2007


I got tagged by one of my a muse addict friends Rhonda !! Do I even know 7 other bloggers to tag??? And 7 random things about me???? My life is an open book!! LOL!!

The rules of the game:
*Link to the person that tagged you and post the rules on your blog.
*Share 7 random and/or weird facts about yourself on your blog, we all want to know them.
*Tag 7 random people at the end of your post and include links to their blogs.
*Let each person know that they've been tagged by leaving a comment on their blog.

Ok, so some random facts about me, I know you all are dying to know this!!

1. When I was little all I would eat was vanilla ice cream, till my brother introduced me to "pink vanilla" who knew strawberry could taste so good if you just changed the name? Thanks Kim!
2. I almost always wear New Balance sneakers
3. I have pierced ears, and lots of earrings, but I never change them, and always wear the same ones.
4. I was in my high school marching band, I played the clarinet
5. I was in a sorority when I was in college, Philodemic Society, Delta Phi Delta
6. My DH gave me a violin for my birthday in 2001, and I took lessons for a year before we bought the inn and I moved too far away from my teacher!
7. I won second place in my 7th grade science fair. My project was about mold.

Now, to tag 7 people that I know that have blogs that have not been tagged yet......hmmm,
Here goes:

1. Laura
2. Kelly S.
3. Mel
4. Lisa
5. Sonda
6. Lindsey
7. Pat

Monday, December 10, 2007


Well, this weeks challenge is "it's a Guy Thing" And I thought, man, is this hard (no pun intended....really!) But then it hit last name since I got married is Shepherd....and I frequently go around singing Christmas songs that have shepherds in them, and well, sometimes I just like to change the words to them, my current favorite song to sing, especially when doing laundry is "As Shepherds Watched Their Flocks By Night...." changing the words to "As Shepherds Washed Their Socks By Night"

And here is my artistic rendering of it:

Thanks for Looking!!

Sunday, December 9, 2007


I am participating in a "Pay It Foward" for bloggers. I was one of the first 3 posters on Tracy Clemente's blog EAT, SLEEP, STAMP (I always love all your a muse card ideas Tracy!!!) and she is going to send me a fun surprise of goodies!! So I have some stamping and/or scrapping stuff to send along to the first 3 people to leave a comment on this post. So if you are one of the first 3 posters and want some goodies from me, then you agree to "pay it forward" on YOUR blog. Yup, the only requirement is that you have a blog to participate. So let's see all those comments now! And thanks for visiting.

Friday, December 7, 2007


This weeks challenge was to make some Christmas thank you are 3 quickies I made this week!

The first one uses the Snowflake Mittens stamp, and the Thank You from the Personal Stationary Set

For this Thank You I used the Embellish Tree, stamped in gold, then I used my glue pen to outline the tree and covered it with glitter! The Thank You stamp is from the Tag Time set, again, stamped in gold, then outlined with the glue pen and glittered!

This Thank you uses the Holiday Drinks Stamp, and the Tag Time Thank You. I colored teh drinks in using my Gelwritersx glitter pens, and also added some glitter acccents on the top of one of the drinks, and around the outside of the white circle.

Thanks for looking!