Sunday, May 24, 2009

Yippee!!!!!What a weekend!!!!

I have so much to share I don't even know where to begin. I will start with some really exciting news! I have been asked to join the design team for the manufacturer Black River Designs. It is a Canadian manufacturer started by Christine Campbell, she debuted her first 5 PP lines and 8 sets of rub-ons at CHA Winter 09. I really am thrilled to be part of this amazing team! Check out the other designers I get to work with!

Cari Locken
Virginia Wong
Stephanie Klauck
Lisanne Cote
Aly Dosdall
Lynn Ghahary
Jennifer Matott



My son also had a banner weekend with his soccer team winning the Whitewater Challenge Cup. Here is the team and the coach with their hard earned cup. They are now 13-0-0 and have only had 3 goals scored on them all season. Teams came from as far away as Canada so the competition was pretty stiff! Way to go boys!

And one of just my guy!

The weekend did not end there. On to a day of team bonding and whitewater rafting. It was my kids first experience whitewater rafting and they had a ball! Thanks goodness for wetsuits since the water was 55 degrees.


I want to let you know about a a fun scrapping challenge going on that is also for a great cause. Check out Jen Tapler's blog for information on the Stampin' out Alzheimer's Event she is hosting. This is a cause near and dear to my heart since my Dad suffered from Alzheimer's for several years before passing away.

Here is my dad in my favorite photo of him looking so handsome. It was taken sometime around WWII. Also a special Memorial Day THANK YOU to all the military and their family members who serve and sacrifice so much to keep our country free! You are true heroes!


Check out this month challenge at Marks Paper Company. It is a great one with an awesome prize so be sure to give it a try!

The Challenge:

Using 75% of Marks Paper Company’s products, create stitching on a scrapbook page, altered item, home d├ęcor item, mini album, you name it. How creative can you be? It is SEW Simple!

The winner will receive a set of Marks Paper Company new paper collection (English Garden), and a sponsored prize by Scrapfreak,

Scrapfreak Logo TM 700 (2)

which is a $15.00 gift certificate to their on-line store. Total retail value for this prize package is $25.00. In addition, your winning project will be featured on the Marks Paper Company Blog and in our monthly newsletter!

When your project is complete, post a comment on our blog that includes a link to your blog or on-line gallery so we can view your project. Deadline for submissions is midnight (EST) May 29, 2009. Winners will be announced on May 31, 2009 on our blog.

Check out our website for more information. Please e-mail us with any questions. Good luck and we’re looking forward to seeing your work!

Thanks so much for stopping by and enjoy the rest of your holiday weekend!


Tuesday, May 12, 2009

Happy Mother's Day Friends...

I just wanted to wish all my cyber friends a wonderful Mother's Day! I hope the day was good for you and we are just so blessed to be Moms!

Here is my favorite picture of my guys...I mean, who doesn't love a guy in a tux. So lucky to be a wife and mother to them! Check out my fabulous gift and loving some hand made cards too.

I don't make many cards but this month my DT kit from I AM A Scrapaholic was perfect for some Mother's Day cards.



I also had some fun just scrapping...Check out the Plain Jenn journaling spots from Creative Chaos. I just love them and can stop using Jenn's stuff. I would be totally broke if I was not on her DT, LOL!

I never use yellow and I just love it in this MLS LO...

Last but not least I made this card for my fellow DTer at Marks Paper Company. Molly is right now in the middle of moving from Hawaii to PA. Since she is also on the MLS DT I thought it would be fun to find this card waiting for her in the mail when she arrives later this week. Can't wait to finally get to meet IRL.

Thanks so much for stopping by!

Tuesday, May 5, 2009

Did you see...

the preview of Marks Paper Company English Garden. It is the new Spring Line. It is so gorgeous and I can't wait to get my hands on it. Here is just a taste...

And Die Cuts...

And Covered Buttons...

Be sure to click on the link to see the entire line!

The kit this month at Dixie Pieces was so much fun to work with. Check out the link to see all the talented DT projects for this month. Look at this gorgeous kit!

Here are a few projects I made with it.
This is one of my favorite photos of Nick.

My totally cute niece Maya!

Nick at the beach.

I am short on time today so I need to run but thanks for stopping by!