Wednesday, October 13, 2010


Starting tomorrow my scrapbook home on the web, Storytellers Club, will be having their fall Cyber Crop, entitled Kit and Kaboodle!!! Stop on by for lots of fun challenges, games and great prizes!!! I always get so much done for the fall cyber crop, it is a great way to get a start on my Christmas present layouts. So join us for a long weekend of scrappy fun!!!!

Friday, September 17, 2010


and your purchase goes to a good cause! You can read all about it here

and check out the links on the A Muse site to the blogs of all the instructors and designers showing off their designs using all the different sizes of the calendars.

Get inspired and help raise money for a good cause!!! I'd love to see what you come up with!!

Friday, June 11, 2010


At it again with more cards!!! Thanks for looking. They are all A Muse stamps!!

Saturday, May 15, 2010


Been busy making cards these days......some for challenges, some for Mother's Day.....some, just because......hope you like my latest crop!!

I made all these cards with A Muse Artstamps! I love all their cute images and great sayings!!

This first one is my Strawberry Hello! I cut the big strawberry with my MM slice, using the Spring card.

A fun birthday card

Another great Birthday card

The next card I made for my mother for Mother's Day

This is a nice masculine birthday card! I stamped the recliner stamp on brown gingham check a muse paper and cut it out!

Here is a card I made for a First Communion using a butterfly punch, and of course, an a muse ribbon and stamp!

I made this card using a playing card, a 3 of spades. I used alcohol inks to color the background, then stamped my A Muse coral stamp with Versafine Sepia... I turned the spades into little fishes, using little twinkle stickers, aren't they cute? I stamped 2 different A Muse fish and the scallop shell, colored them with Copic markers, and cut them out....added a little pearl to the scallop shell and a little bling to the fish eyes and then used foam tape to adhere them to the card to give them a little 3D effect. adhered the playing card to a kraft colored cardstock card , tied an a muse polka dot sheer ribbon around it and then stamped hello in Versafine black ink. I loved the way this came out, too cute!! After seeing how cute this came out, all my decks of cards might come up missing a few cards from the suit of spades!!

and one more Mother's Day card

Thanks for checking out all my cards!!

Friday, May 14, 2010


I couldn't resist one last foray into the Peep world....enjoy!!! I know I did, and i would definitely make more Peep Treats next year, but I might re-think the blue peeps..... LOL!

Monday, May 10, 2010


As if the making and eating of Peepshi wasn't enough, I decided I needed to scrapbook about them too!!! Hope you are enjoy my Peep-A-Licous layouts!!

Thursday, April 29, 2010


for the next chapter in my peep-i-licious journey........

Friday, April 23, 2010


A Muse had another Pajama Party last Saturday night...they are always so much fun, and I love chatting with all my A Muse Lounge friends on Yahoo. Wouldn't you know that right before the pajama party started, my internet connection went down.....for an hour! I was so not happy trying to figure out what the problem was. But I eventually got back up and joined in. I came up with 4 really cute cards this year, and I love all my cards this time!!

First challenge was an inspiration challenge from a photo of some gorgeous cupcakes.....and here is what I came up with:

The second challenge was for multiple images....I did multiple images of 2 stamps, coral and fishy!

The third challenge was for a card influenced by your favorite flower. Well, I really like all the springy daffodils blooming in our yard, so I made this card.....

The fourth and last challenge was to make a Mother's Day card, but it didn't necessarily have to be for your mother....I thought this came out really cute!

Thanks for checking out my cards!!

Tuesday, April 6, 2010


I really got Peep fever this year and launched into Peep creativity!

It started with my A Muse stamp "to one of my favorite PEEPS" mmmm, I LOVE peeps, although for eating, I really only like the yellow chicks.....but it started me wanting the cute little A Muse Peep bunny stamp (it's on my wish list.... *sigh*) Then on Facebook, I saw a post about Peepshi......Peeps +Sushi = Peepshi. they looked so darn cute......then my brother told me that his friend was bringing fixing for champagne I thought, gee, wouldn't it be fun to have appetizers? And I immediately thought of PEEPSHI!!!! And therein was the downfall of my Easter table decorations and John's Easter card...

John's Easter card was really the beginning of the end......and as it turns out, my MM Slice Spring card, happens to have Peep bunny and chick shapes. I cut the little peep chick and bunny, ran them through the Xyron to apply adhesive, and then dipped them in glitter.....they truly looked sugar coated....affixed them to the card with foam tape, and some felt flower border and a very springy Eastery card is born......inside, I used that a muse "to one of my favorite PEEPS" stamp....because he is my favorite PEEP!!!

I was really on a roll now, so the table decorations became chick oriented.....aren't these chickie dishes cute? You can bake in them too!! I filled them up with all kinds of Easter egg treats and jelly beans!!
Then I cut out the peep chick with my MM Slice Spring card die cut for the tags, wrote everyone's name on a chick, wrapped the goodies all up in springy cellophane, tied a bow with a springy green sheer ribbon, attached the chick and voila, table favors/place cards !!!!!

then there was the Peepshi.......they came out adorable, and well, they were quite tasty!! And colorful!! First there was Peepshi.....

Then I moved on to Peepshimi......

And them I put together a Peep-Peep Platter......

Yes indeed, we had a Peep-a-licious Easter this year, and it was very sweet indeed!!

Wednesday, March 31, 2010


I made this special book for John. I primarily used Graphic 45 On the Boardwalk papers to highlight the vintage feel of the photos of John's family on their holidays to Downderry. Thanks for looking...I really enjoyed making this little treasure.

Monday, March 29, 2010


I made this card for a weekly card sketch challenge at CardPatterns You should check the site out if you like card sketches! This card is for Card Sketch #57. It was a quick card I whipped up for a wedding card....TFL!

I used a Spellbinder embossing plate for the card, the stamp and ribbon are A Muse, the word "always" is from the Slice card Wedding. Papers: PP Miss Elizabeth, red and black metallic and white CS Recollections, inks: Versafine black, Martha Stewart silver metallic ink to highlight embossing on card base, silver metallic pen to outline red oval, Sakura. Marvy Giga oval scallop punch.

Friday, March 26, 2010


My friend Jamie is giving away some really awesome things on her blog! You should check it out, she is very creative and makes great cards that she shares on her blog, I always find it very inspiring!!

here is the link to her blog. Check it out!!

Wednesday, March 3, 2010


One of the scrappers on Storytellers Club had a daily layout challenge for the month of February. I was able to play along, and now have 28 new layouts done....I got them all done and submitted on time!! Enjoy the slide show!!!

Saturday, January 23, 2010


Party in the Lounge tonight, The A Muse Lounge that is, it was a Pajama Party!!! 2 hours, 4 challenges, 30 minutes to complete each card before the next challenge was posted! Add on to that being on Yahoo, chatting and webcams going it was great fun and always goes by way too fast!! Here are my 4 cards that I got done!!

Challenge #1 was to make a card for your celebrity crush, can you guess who I picked? No it is not Bela Legosi, but none other than Edward!!

Challenge #2 was to make a card for your BFF!! if you are my BFF, DON'T LOOK!! just kidding you can look!! LOL!

Challenge #3 was really the most challenging! No layers, no extra paper, just the card!!!! but I think this came out cute, and could be a BFF card too!!

Challenge #4, didn't I do this for challenge #1??? Use only the colors red, black and white!! My faves anyway! So I made this cute thinking of you card!!

So much fun tonight!! Thanks for looking!! And Thanks to A Muse for hosting the fun!!!


The Scrap Retreat and some new stamps really got my card making mojo going and I have been having lots of fun making cards to go in our gift shop at the Linden Tree. After I get done with today's cards I will scan them all in and make a little slide show to show them's one to whet your appetite!! Thanks for looking!!

Thursday, January 7, 2010


Scrap Retreat weekend is coming up so soon!! We start Thursday January 14th and continue through January 19th. We still have a few spots left, so if you are interested, you can contact Tobey at 978-546-2494....we have a lot of fun, so join us for any of those dates you are available! Nice comfortable private rooms with private baths, a great goodie basket, great food, a trip to the fabulous scrapbook store, Absolutely Everything and plenty of uninterrupted scrap time! This date not work for you? Schedule your own Scrap retreat, get your friends and family together and come on another weekend, weekends still available in February, March and April. Group size starts at 4, and we can accommodate up to 10 total. Call Today!!