Sunday, March 14, 2010


Two weeks ago I attended a wonderful Shoebox Swap in Laurel, MD hosted by ScrapKathy.  It was a fantastic stamping event, all the cards were fabulous and the food was scrumptious!  A great time was had by all!  This is one of the cards for us to make at the swap.   I wasn't able to complete the coloring of the image at the swap (I'm slow!) so I brought it home to color with my Copics.  My son and his buddy are avid fishermen so this card will go to one of them for their birthday this year!  I was pretty pleased with how it turned out, I hope you like it too!

Meade Girls Challenge Card

The latest card challenge for my group of stampers, The Meade Girls, is a sketch challenge given to us by Dawnmarie.   Don't you just love this sketch? 

Here is the card I submitted for the challenge.  It really was a fun sketch to work with!

Card Ingredients
Stamp:  Great Impressions
Paper:  SU Green Galore, Pretty in Pink, Melon Mambo, Cool Carribean (retired), GP 110, DP- Basic Grey Lemonade
Accessories:  Flower, Ribbon & Brad from my stash, Cuttlebug Swiss Dots Embossing Folder, Dew Drops, Dimensionals, Copics

Easel Card

I've been seeing so many easel cards on everyone's blogs and I really liked the look of them so I decided to try my hand at making one.  I followed Beate's tutorial on Splitcoast and it was super easy!  With  all the snow and cold weather we've had lately I wanted something that would say Spring!  And since Easter is just around the corner I decided to make an Easter card.   

Card Ingredients 
Stamp:  SU A Flower For All Seasons
Paper:  SU Cool Carribean (retired),  Melon Mambo, Kiwi Kiss, GP 110 White, DP -Basic Grey Lemonade
Accessories:  Ribbon from my stash, Metallic Dew Drops, SU Scallop Border Punch, Dimensionals, Copics, Sakura Stardust Clear Gel Pen

Our New Foster Dog Lizzie

It's been a while since I've posted!  So much has been going on around here the last couple of weeks!  This is our new foster dog Lizzie!  She is part Golden and part Sheltie.  Since I've gotten involved with Golden Retriever rescue I had been wanting to foster a dog in need.  Carol from Almost Heaven GR Rescue in WV asked if I would take Lizzie and of course I was happy to!  Lizzie had been a resident of the sanctuary for over two years and during that time not one person inquired about adopting her.   She had a little anxiety the first day or so since she wasn't used to being in a home for so long but it didn't take her long to settle in and become part of the family.  She is really a sweetheart and we have gotten very attached to her already.  I love how she lays with her paws crossed, apparently that is characteristic of Shelties, according to several friends who have them.  She gets along well with the boys and the cats as well.  More than likely she will become a permanent resident, I don't think I could give her up!