Friday, May 29, 2015

Thanks, Dude

This week the Technique Tuesday blog is featuring masculine cards.  These can be a challenge, but office supplies and woodgrain are usually a safe bet.  I made this card with the Clipboard steel die set and the Rock Star stamp set.  For the base of the clipboard I used a woodgrain patterned paper and for the clip I used some of the Tim Holtz foil tape.

Head on over to the Technique Tuesday blog to see the rest of the guy cards, and if you shop and spend $20 in the store by the end of the day you can get the Dude stamp set for free (details here)

Thanks for stopping by!

Thursday, April 30, 2015

Light It Up Blue For Autism Mini Blog Hop

Hello and welcome to a Light It Up Blue mini hop as we celebrate the last day of Autism Awareness month!  

We wanted to hop one more time to remind everyone that Autism Awareness is important every day of the year! We are being sponsored by Lawn Fawn, one commenter will get to pick out the Lawn Fawn stamp set of their choice. Veronica Zalis is also offering a $20 gift certificate to the stamp company of YOUR choice to one lucky winner. Be sure to visit all of the blogs playing along today to increase your chances of winning!

Here is my card, made with Technique Tuesday's With All My Heart stamp set and watercolor crayons

The month went quick, but at the same time phew!  I'm glad it's over :)

Be sure to check out the rest of the cards, and big thanks to Veronica Zalis for inviting me to participate!

Monday, April 27, 2015


My apologies for being late with the Light It Up Blue blog hop winner.  The winner is...

Kristina B. said...

Absolutely gorgeous! Happy World Autism Awareness Day!
April 2, 2015 at 10:13 PM

Kristina, I will email you to arrange sending out the stamps!

Thursday, April 2, 2015

Light it Up Blue for Autism Awareness Blog Hop

 Hello!  And welcome to my stop on the Light It Up Blue for Autism Awareness blog hop.

This hop was organized by Autism Moms and Blackbelt Cardmakers Veronica Zalis and Tenia Nelson.  They put the idea out on Facebook a few weeks ago and got over 200 participants and a whole lot of sponsors!  So first I'll share my Autism story, then the card I made, then my blog candy, then I'll link you back to Veronica who's got the master list of hoppers and sponsors.

This is my little boy Willie.  He tolerates grocery shopping because of this aisle right here :)  We recognized there was a problem when he was 18 months old and not imitating or making attempts to talk.  Once we started the process it was meetings, evaluations, and the awful waiting for the appointment with the developmental pediatrician to get the diagnosis.  Getting the diagnosis is horrible, but it opens the door to services and slowly but surely you see progress.  Currently he is in first grade in an Autistic Support classroom in a public school.  It's an ABA program (Applied Behavior Analysis).  He's still non verbal and using an iPad with the ProLoQuo2go app as a communication device.  This picture was taken awhile ago.  He no longer rides in the cart and wears the iPad messenger bag style.

So on to the card!

Building around the blue theme for Autism Awareness Day I wanted to use this clipboard die.  In Willie's classroom they are taking data all day and the kids move from one thing to the next with their clipboards.  I think I will make a variation of this card at the end of the school year as a teacher thank you!

Blog candy - stamps!!!

I'm giving away the Technique Tuesday Real Story stamp set.  I will do a random draw from comments left here.  Since this is such a big hop I'll keep the comments open for 2 weeks, ending 4/16.  I'll announce the winner here on my blog and also email the winner, so if I can't click through to you from your comment please let me know how to find you.

Now please head back to Veronica and check out all of the great sponsors and of course the other hoppers.  You will find many great cards and even more blog candy!

Thanks for stopping by!

Supplies:  Studio Calico patterned papers; Tim Holtz sticky foil; Technique Tuesday My Sun and Moon Stamps; Technique Tuesday Clipboard die

Sunday, March 15, 2015

a Technique Tuesday Spring Sale!

Technique Tuesday is having a sale on a great collection of spring themed stamps and even a few dies!  Now through Saturday 3/21 save 25% on these stamps with coupon code SPRINGSALE at checkout.

Here is a little flashback of a few things I've made with these stamps

and the Easter Seal.  That was more than a few :)  Thanks for stopping by.

Saturday, February 28, 2015

Technique Tuesday February 2015 Memory Keeper's Studio


Today I've got a layout made with the February Technique Tuesday Memory Keepers Studio stamps and a few more new things from Technique Tuesday.

These License Plate Alpha stamps are seeing a lot of ink!

And the Torn Spiral Edge die is a generous 6" which makes it great for layouts.

And I've got a peek of the Memory Keepers stamps and Fresh Cut dies for March, which is, yikes, tommorow!

Wednesday, January 21, 2015

Technique Tuesday January 2015 Memory Keeper's Studio


Today I've got a traditional 8.5 x 11 scrapbook page made with some new Technique Tuesday Memory Keepers Studio stamps and Fresh Cut Studio dies.

The January stamp set, All You Need is Love, and Pocket of Love dies,  have a love theme that is perfect for Valentines or scrapping your favorite fur baby :)

And the Chevron Strip Die is a new CHA release that is available and shipping now!

Thanks for stopping by.