Friday, February 29, 2008


This weeks challenge was to make a card that reflected something about mine is a card about tea, as an innkeeper, I am always thinking about tea and breakfast, pluse, I am just no good without my morning cuppa....I also combined this with a blog challenge to handwrite your saying.....and it's not my best handwriting, but it will do!

thanks for looking!

Wednesday, February 27, 2008

Tagged again!! This time from Pamela!

Stamping Style Very eclectic, from collage-y or very simple

Inspiration I get a lot of my inspiration from blogs, the a muse addicts message board, 4 Scrappy Sisters message board, The Scrapcity message board and Storytellers Club message board, basically the places I hang out online....

Color I use a lot of green, I love pink, brown for cards...

Work Space  Well, I am moving my craft space to the basement..trying to get everything organized down there so I can find everything...

Perfect day Sleep in late, no phone to answer, meals cooked and cleaned up after....spend a relaxing day with DH, maybe out on the boat....

First job Wakefield Public Library, I worked as a library page...first job out of college, I worked as a nurse at York Hospital in York, Maine

Wildest dream  To own a really nice yacht, and to travel the world on the boat

ink StazOn, Brilliance, Colorbox Chalk ink

Family live with my best friend and husband, John, I have my mother, brother and his wife.....I consider my 3 best friends to be sisters too...

Beverage PG Tips tea, Lemon/Lime Gatorade, Saratoga Springs water...

Biggest challenge Organization, I am organizationally challenged!! 

I've been tagged!!!

I've been tagged by Wendy!!

Five things I was doing 10 years ago:
1. I was wondering if I would ever meet my one true love...
2. I was working as a pediatric home care nursing
3. I was living with my mother
4. Mom was talking about selling our house and buying a two family so my brother could move back
5. I was scrapping and stamping in the basement....

Five things on my to-do list today:
1. make a birthday card
2. mjake out a shopping list for the weekend retreat group
3. get my haircut
4. clean the kitchen
5 do 2 loads of laundry

Five things I will do when I am a millionaire:
(well, a million is not that much fo rme, it would have to be a multi-millionaire...)
1. pay off our mortgage and cars
2. pay off my mother's mortgage
3. put an addition onto the inn
4. enjoy running the inn without worrying about paying the bills
5. travel

Five things I will never wear again:
1. a bikini
2. leggings
3 stirrup pants
4. leg warmers
5. shoes with any kind of a heel!

Five of my favorite toys:
1. my scrap supplies
2. my computer
3. my stamps
4. my kitchen-aid mixer
5. my viking range

Five banes of my existence:
1. people who get in the express line at the grocery store with too many items
2. pokey drivers in the fast lane
3. when food goes bad before the expirey date
4. the office PC
5. rude people!!

I'm tagging:

Jen Watkins


I loved this stamp and had to have it...isn't she so cute!!

I just so love making window cards.....this time I used glitter around the scallops..I colored her in with Faber-Castell watercolor pencils, I used black Spica pen for her shoes, and gold Spica for the frogs crown...I stamped her dress on a Pretty Little Paper (green reverse polka dot cottage collection) then cut it out...not an original idea, I saw someone else do this with Elzybell, and I can't remember just who now.....but it is such a cute idea! I stamped the grass on wome white textured CS and colored it in, cut it out and used some foam dots to elevate it and give it some a muse sheer ribbon completes the look I think! I think the scan is a little washed out....I wasn't paing attention I guess when I scanned it....and too late now, it's in the mail!

Saturday, February 23, 2008


One last card, this was a bonus challenge, to use all 4 challenges in one card! so this is no color, manly, sketch, 3 of a kind!

thanks for looking!! The VMAA was tons of fun!! Can't wait to do it again!!

Friday, February 22, 2008

VMAA February Challenge #1

 My A Muse Addicts group is having a 2 hour VMAA....Virtual Meeting of the A Muse Addicts!!!! Every 30 minutes there is a new challenge, you have 30 minutes to do each one...Here is my first challenge!! Make a card with no coloring in of your images!!!
I chose Squirrel and the Nuts about you stamp, used a 4 bar kitchen notecard in coffee, (all A Muse)  tied a brown ribbon with pink stitching (Sweet Petites, Morex Corp) around it....I thnk it came out sweet! Thanks for looking!!

Sunday, February 10, 2008


Week 1 of the A Muse launch week challenges....and we had to use certain stamps...fortunately for me, I had just gotten Elyse, and was itching to use it!! So here is a little card I made with her:

Isn't she cute?? I just love her!! This didn't scan as cute as it came out....but you get the idea!  Thanks for looking!