Monday, November 28, 2011


This week at CASE Study Challenge #67, we are casing Kryssi Ng. Here is her work. Fabulous. Now, here is my card. Actually, this sketch is so fun to work with and is a great place to start,especially when the mojo is slowing down. Thanks to Chupa, for finding this great card of Kryssi's for me to CASE. This is one that I am sure to use over and over.

This card is done with a Close To My Heart set called Something Splendid. The sentiment is from TPC Studio called Card Crafting Hello.

 So, here is another one, or should I say 3 that I did with that study. These card are done with a Flourishes Stamp set, Waterlilies. This is the first time I have used this beautiful set. The first card sentiment is from my computer and the other two are from the set.

 Well, thanks for stopping by my little blog. Have a great day.


Saturday, November 26, 2011

Mini Album for Destination Wedding

My daughter, Emily and son-in-law, Sean got married in Hawaii in October 2011. Since it was a destination wedding, I wanted to make something special for the occasion . I thought it would be fun to have something to journal, add memorabilia, or add a few snapshots to remember this wonderful wedding. So, I put together a mini album. Sean and Emily added a schedule of events for each of the days that they had something planned. So, here is what I put together. I made 11 of these for guests. I made pages for each event. Thurs was cocktail night, Friday was the rehearsal dinner cruise, Sat was wedding on the beach, then the Luau dinner, Sun was brunch, Monday was beach day. Then I left a few blank pages and at the back I made pockets for maps, directions and extra pieces of coordinating scrapbooking paper. Thanks for looking.

SS0 Waiting for Santa

Wow, it's been a while since I have posted a card. Life has been busy, but, here I am with a new card just for Stampin' Sisterhood Challenge SSO. The card is to use this picture as an inspiration.

When I looked at the picture, I thought of Christmas Eve, shiny lights and music. Well, I dug through my forgotten stamps and here is what I came up with for the challenge. First, I found this tree scene with the warm fire. It is Waiting for Santa from Close to My Heart, some years back. The sentiment is also a CTMH from the Christmas Wishes set.  I have this wonderful stack of The Christmas Combo from DCWV 2010 just beckoning me to use it on this project. I cut the circle from a Spellbinders die to go with the circle theme that I was inspired from the picture. I also used the Spellbinders Lacy Squares for my stamped image. Various markers (Copic, CTMH, and Stampin Up) were used along with watercolor pencils from Faber Castell. Thanks stopping by my little blog. Have a great day.

Sunday, November 20, 2011

A Good Read "The Women of Troy Hill" by Clare Ansberry

While I was visiting Pittsburgh, Pa last week, I came across this book sitting on my mothers bookshelf. My mother is an avid reader, so there is never a shortage of a good read at her house. As I started to read this book, it reminded me of all the family traditions and neighborly activities of my grandmother, aunts and my mother. I hope there are still communities out there like Troy Hill. You may find this book in your library, but I know it is on Amazon. Have a great day.
The Women of Troy Hill: The Back-Fence Virtues of Faith and Friendship

The Women of Troy Hill: The Back-Fence Virtues of Faith and Friendship

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In a small neighborhood, perched atop a hill in Pittsburgh, thrives a world we think we have lost. The women of Troy Hill, now grand- and great-grandmothers, have lived here for the better part of the twentieth century. Most of the women were born here and married here; they raised their children here and buried their husbands (and some of their children) here; and their lives are a living testament to the old-fashioned values of service, friendship, faith, and sacrifice that younger, more restless and rushed generations have nearly forgotten. All over America, communities such as Troy Hill, made up largely of elderly women, are thriving. Clare Ansberry has discovered their secret to long and energetic lives. What Mitch Albom's Tuesdays with Morrie did for approaching death, Clare Ansberry's The Women of Troy Hill does for living full lives in the eighth and ninth decades.