Sunday, August 30, 2009

Prayers for Jason & Charity please!

Another cousin, Charity Benson, is in the ER right now hoping & praying she doesn't miscarry her unborn baby. Your prayers are coveted. Thank you all so much!

Thanks for all your prayers!

Landon is doing much better. He is off of the antibiotics and the breathing & feeding tubes. He is still sleeping a lot and not eating enough, but he can come home as soon as his appetite gets up to normal. Praise the Lord! Thanks for all your prayers!

Friday, August 28, 2009

Need Prayers Please!!!

My cousin & his wife had a new baby yesterday. He weighed 8 lb 1 oz and is 23 inches long. He has Strep B and one lung didn't inflate. He is on feeding tubes & oxygen. He hasn't cried yet. His parents are not allowed to touch him. This is their first baby and they are very stressed out now. I'm sure they would appreciate all the prayers they can get. If you'd like to send cards, I'll see that they get them. My address is:

Bethany Keeney
1404 Ridgeview Rd
Seven Valleys, PA 17360

Thursday, August 13, 2009

A special wedding gift

I made this for an order at the Amish Market where I work. The wedding invitation had a matching reception & directions card. The back side was very pretty so I tried to incorporate it into my design. I was very pleased with the way it turned out. Now, I hope the customer likes it as much as I do! Sorry for the quality of the picture, I had trouble with my computer and the lighting. I finally had to settle for the best of the bunch.

Cool new tip!

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Wednesday, August 12, 2009

Sorry, it's been awhile

I have had a headache for a week and can't get rid of it. I hope to get into the chiropractor, but in the meantime, I have been miserable. My husband gave me a wonderful massage last night and it is better this morning.
My card class was fun last night and the ladies loved their creations! Even my mom attended and had great fun! Lara, I hope your date went well, and Carla, I hope you're feeling better. We missed you!
Today I want to share 2 quilted cards that I made. The pieces are 1 inch squares and they are folded to form a diamond star pattern. I want to stamp so bad, but haven't felt much like it. Maybe I will get to today. Have a great day you all!

Monday, August 3, 2009

Look! Another contest!

Go visit Sherrill and let a comment on her blog. You will be entered to win a prize! She has 3 blogs if I found them all, but this one is to leave a comment for the drawing. There is a picture of the cutest shoe and purse! Made with SU materials~ of course!

I have to take my husband to the eye Dr today , so I don't know if I'll get a new project finished or not. I'll try! Have a great day!

Saturday, August 1, 2009

OK ~ Here is Class Information

August 11th, 2009, we will be meeting at Patti's house in Shrewsbury, PA at 7 PM. I will have everything pre-cut for you. You will need to bring adhesive and a friend. You can also bring a snack or drink to share. The cost is $12 or $15 by mail. Space is limited, so call soon. 717-683-2162. I will let each of you know the exact address when you register. Thanks everybody! Here are the projects again~

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You could win a Big Shot........with bag.........AND 2 embossing folders!!!!! ALL this for leaving a comment, following the blog, and advertising the Midnight Madness Sketch Challenge site! How cool is that? Don't waste another minute~ Go sign up now!!!!!

This Candy is being posted as an early celebration of my blog’s speedy approach to 30,000 hits. ANYONE can join in this drawing. One lucky winner is going to be very happy with the prize giveaway, so check out what is up for grabs. You have till Aug 14th to get in on this celebration!!

grand prize to one winner!2.A BRAND NEW DOCTORS DIE-CUT BAG
added to the grand prize when we hit 300 comments!3.TWO TEXTURED IMPRESSIONS EMBOSSING FOLDERS
will be added as a bonus prize only if the “Midnight Madness Sketch Challenge Logo” is posted on the winners blog's side bar. Note: you are NOT required to play in the challenges…this is a non Midnight Madness GIVE AWAY, but I do appreciate the support for our sketch challenges :)
It is as easy as 1-2-31. Follow this blog :)
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Friday, July 31, 2009

Stamp Class Planned!

I am having a stamp class! The cost will be $12 per person and will be held in Shrewsbury, PA. You will need to contact me by the 26th of August if you plan to attend. The cost is non-refundable, but pre-cut kits will be available by mail if you can't attend. There will be an additional $3 charge if I need to ship it. I cannot pre-stamp, so you will have to substitute if you don't have a particular stamp set. Here are pictures of our August projects. I will have catalogs available and you may place an order if you wish. With a $50 order, you will receive a refund on your class fee. I can't wait to see you all! Call me @ 717-683-2162 to sign up. OR send an email to with your contact info. Have a great day!

Thursday, July 30, 2009

Paging Michelle.......

Michelle, I sent you emails and haven't heard from you. You were the winner of blog candy, but if I haven't heard from you with your shipping address by tomorrow @ 9 AM, I will be giving it to the next lady in line. I need to get this stuff out, and can't without addresses. I'll be waiting to hear from you. Thanks and have a good night!

Wednesday, July 29, 2009

Samples for Sherrill

I have been busy creating my 20 samples for Sherrill Graff. I took them along to the market last weekend and my 5 yr old helped to cut them all out and glitter them and assemble. She loves to help! She may be my 1st recruit! I even got my mom to help when she saw the Big Shot. I decided to go with a variation of the original card. I used the new Rich Razzleberry cardstock and Cottage Wall Designer Series Paper. The background is Baroque Motif swirly in Old Olive, Ribbon is Rich Razzleberry, I used the Birds and leaves Bigz die and the Boho Blossom punch. The center is a rhinestone brad. I love these colors! I found out later that my upline, Rebekah Jensen, used the same color scheme for her samples!
Well I have to work again today, so I will cut this short. The Blog Tour is over, but, hopefully, you will all keep coming back for more ideas. Share some with me sometime too. Thanks!

The winners are......

Random drawing for the Circle Circus stamp~

Cristybug said...
What great projects! Thanks for sharing.
#50 comment~

Michele said...
I love the vellum added to the cards. It gives them such an elegant look.

We are only 4 posts away from the #100 mark where someone LUCKY will receive a pack of DSP for FREE!

Thanks to all who took advantage of the $20 FREE merchandise offer! There is still time if anyone else wants in on it. I will be sending the order on Friday night.

Thank you to everyone who rode the tour! Without you, it wouldn't be possible. And thanks to all the ladies who worked hard to set it up and keep it going smoothly. We all appreciate your hard work and long hours.

A special thanks goes to Heather Wright-Porto who has worked extra hard and stayed up WAY past her bedtime on many occasions to help a lot of us get ready for this tour! She is due with her 2nd child as we speak! Blessings to you Heather! We all want to meet Luke when he arrives.

Another special thanks goes to Michelle Laycock who designed all my graphics so I could show them off to you all. I really love the look and I got so many comments about them. Thanks Michelle! You should all check out her site!

It's been fun meeting you all, now let's all go create!

Saturday, July 25, 2009

Royal Blog Tour

Hi all! Thanks for stopping by. I hope you are enjoying the tour. Be sure to sign up for email updates or bookmark my blog for reference later.

I am featuring the Music Expressions stamp set. First is a 12 x 12 scrapbook page with some of my wedding photos. Then we have a black/white music recital invitation on vellum.
Lastly, there is a lovely distressed card.
This stamp set can be so elegant on black/white or 'old' with the distressed look. Everything is 100% SU products. I hope you have found a ton of inspiration in this tour! Be sure to send your friends over!
I am offering Blog candy to 3 lucky winners! I will give away a free Circle Circus stamp set to one lucky non-SU demo who: leaves a comment with email info (random). The 50th person to leave a comment (with email info) will receive a sampler of all 6 new In-color ribbons ~ 1 yd each. The 100th person to leave a comment (with email info) will receive a free pack of retired DSP, and anyone placing an order of $50 will receive an extra $20 of free merchandise (your choice) from me! Remember to leave your comment and contact info! You may email it to me if you don't feel comfortable leaving it in public view. Don't forget that there are 4 tours, but you have 3 days to ride them all. I will not be changing my post until after the tour is ended. Now, on to your next stop. Goodbye!

The Royal Blog Tour is three days long, and you'll be happy it is! There are four tours - a total of 80 fabulous blogs! But wait - there's more! Blog Candy, Blog Candy, and more Blog Candy. Over 50% of the blogs on this tour are offering Blog Candy!!!!! Check the Princess list on launch day. Every name with an asterisk next to it is offering blog candy. That's not all! The Royal Blog Tour Home Page is offering their own Blog Candy. And it is -- a Big Shot Die Cut Machine!!!! Honestly - you don't want to miss this tour!
This drawing is open to all countries represented by Princesses in this tour, including Canada and Australia!

Thursday, July 16, 2009

Today is going to be busy, but I'm hoping to get some stamping done. I have 4 days to get my samples saved as a draft for the blog tour. I sent my FLOOD SWAP cards yesterday and the monthly swap to Cathy Bell also, so I will share them in a few days. Here is a desk set I made for a friend with retired DSP.

Tuesday, July 14, 2009

Favorite Christmas stamp

I haven't had a chance to stamp for a few days so I'm going through pictures. I found one that I made for Christmas last year. I used the Family from the Holy Tryptich set. I love the elegance of this set. It is embossed in gold on vellum and I sewed the lace on for added effect. The star brads are not SU.

I didn't take a picture, but my box arrived from Sherrill Graff today! I was very excited. I can't wait to get started. The Cottage Wall DSP is even more beautiful up close than you can imagine! Hopefully I can get the cards finished and ready to send by next week this time. Have a good night!

Monday, July 13, 2009

Pen Pal Excursion

A few weeks ago, I met my penpal in person for the first time since we began writing about 13 yrs ago. We only had a couple hours together, but it was a lot of fun! Our kids played like they've been best buddies since birth. The plan was to visit Cherry Crest Farm in Lancaster County, PA, but it rained. So, we opted for the Hands-On-House at Landis Valley instead. Here are some pictures.
Noah's raccoon puppet.

Farmer Ericson & Farmer Jonathan picking corn.

Miss Hannah and Pirate Ericson.

Gramma and the gang.

Heidi as a cashier.

Jamie Baker with a plaid look.

The grown-up version of John Ericson Baker.

Ginger grocery shopping.

Ginger gathering & packaging eggs to sell.

Devon building a model car.

Galen, Ericson, & Noah playing with model cars.

The whole group!
Thanks Paul & Bethany for bringing your family up here! I hope we can meet again sometime.