The gingham dog went "bow-wow-wow!"
And the calico cat replied "mee-ow!"
The air was littered an hour or so,
with bits of gingham and calico"
(Eugene Field)


a whirlwind day!

What a day! Geri and I had a ball at the CK Convention. We each bought a couple of bags of goodies to use in our scrapbooking and card-making. Yeah! My goal was to buy a couple of Cuttlebug folders (I got one of the ones I've been looking for!), a refill of brown Stazon ink (couldn't find it) and to make as many make-it-take-its as possible to learn something new. I didn't learn anything new today, but I enjoyed it very much!

Then I've been reading the Stampin' Up! blogs about convention, and there is lots of news! Lots of new stamps, new punches, a new die cut machine in collaboration with Sizzix, exclusive dies for the die cut machine, and lots, lots more!

Today's photo is of my summer centerpiece for the dining room table. I love decorating my tables every couple of weeks and using a variety of materials that I find in nature or yard sales, make, buy at craft stores....definitely these centerpieces are always eclectic! Stan loves this one especially...because he loves his sailboat so much!

Life is certainly good!

scrapbooking too!

Today my friend Geri and I are going to the CK Scrapbook Convention
at the Valley Forge Convention Center in King of Prussia, PA. To celebrate, here is a scrapbook page that I've been working on.
This paper is BEAUTIFUL! I apologize, but I don't remember whose paper it is. I found it in a local scrapbook store. I cut the letters free-hand, the buttons are from my stash. The sunburst is from Quickkutz. This is my first ever Quickkutz piece, and I used my Cuttlebug to cut it.
I embossed the dots under the picture with my crop-a-dile, and then I inked over them.
Thanks for looking! Have a great day!


playing with my stuff again!

I've been watching the blogs about Stampin Up!'s new catalogue. To help me be patient waiting for the new stamps and accessories, I've been playing with my stuff. Off to play more!


Welcome to my blog!

Welcome to my blog! On this site I hope to show some of the beautiful cards and scrapbook pages that I am creating. Thanks for looking!