Saturday, December 10, 2016

Pantone 2017 color of the year - Greenery

Whoo hoo, Pantone really gets me this upcoming year! Matches my blog background, and is the color I'd love to paint a single wall in my bedroom. I'd attempted to organize my papercrafting area, which is about the space you can fit a large table behind the door leading into my bedroom ... but so far all I've done is make piles and purchase a small bookcase. I'm stuck in a rut here. MUST GET MOTIVATED!

So, how motivating is THIS COLOR?! The 2017 Color of the Year is PANTONE 15-0343 Greenery, which they describe as "a fresh and zesty yellow-green shade that evokes the first days of spring when nature's greens revive, restore and renew." I'm in full agreement and LOVE IT!

Friday, April 22, 2016

happy Earth Day!

We celebrate Earth Day on April 22 every year to support protection of the environment. First celebrated in 1970 (I was at the kick-off event in Philadelphia), it's now coordinated by the Earth Day Network and recognized by more than 193 countries world-wide. One of its major initiatives is to plant more than seven-billion trees over the next five years.

We're celebrating at Kettering University in Flint MI by participating in a Recycling Challenge. If you're local, please drop your plastic water bottles off at the dumpster located by our bell tower!

Friday, March 18, 2016

S&CT Spring Issue Released!

Hi folkes! Just a quick note to share a link to one of my fav mags, as the Scrapbook & Cards Today spring issue is now available!

I've only just returned from a quick review and wanted to share that my fav parts are the 10 most wanted article showcasing new products starting on pg 9, selective embossing tip on pg 26, and insights into the design teams' fav product picks starting on pg 43,

Now if you'll excuse me I'll upload and go review at my leisure. Thanx for stopping by!

Saturday, February 20, 2016

a stamp camp fav

a friend recently commented that it was hard to think about Easter with the snow ... and then this week ended with temps in the low to mid 50's so say goodbye snow! we're bound to have another cold snap as it's only late February but I'm enjoying the unseasonably warm weather! I see on Facebook that my sis and her dog enjoyed walking the trails already this a.m.; way to go, KAZ! I'm planning on heading out walking shortly too!

anywho, here's one of my fav cards from this week's Stamp Camp, led by the lovely and talented Angie Jarman, w/o deets as she provided all supplies in kit format for us. she also provides plenty of sentiment stamps should you want to change the focus of your card, but this one's fashioned after her sample.

thanx for stopping by, and thanx again, Angie, for the t'riffic cards! I was the 2nd one done this week as I wanted to get home to catch most of the Grammys!

Friday, February 5, 2016

Go Red!

The American Heart Association hosts what's known as the Go Red For Women movement. They urge everyone to support the battle against heart disease by wearing red on National Wear Red Day® – Friday, Feb. 5. National Wear Red Day is a campaign to raise awareness in the battle against heart disease in women.

We anticipate that thousands of people will be wearing red to show their support. Both men and women everywhere are encouraged to participate and show their support by wearing red on Feb. 5.

I will be and I hope you are too!

Saturday, January 23, 2016

Jan 2016 Cut & Paste issue

just spotted while blog trolling, the January 2016 issue of American Craft's Cut & Paste mag has some t'riffic Valentine's Day ideas ... check it out from the link at Scrapbook & Cards Today!

I apparently should scope out American Crafts' web site! Off to explore but wanted to share ...

Thursday, December 31, 2015

Happy New Year, all!

Just a quick note to wish you all a t'riffic and safe happy new year! We're celebrating at home this year, and enjoyed a wonderful spaghetti dinner (my DH's specialty) w garlic toast, followed by some amaretto cherry cordial (w choco bits) ice cream. We've got the sparkling grape juice chilling, to pull out a bit later and enjoy with shrimp & cocktail sauce and cheese &crackers. Right now PB's commandeered the remote to switch channels between the Michigan State game (and they're not doing very well right now) and a spy thriller movie I'd not seen, so I thought I'd visit quickly and upload my new year's greetings! Here's to a t'riffic 2016!

Saturday, December 5, 2015

S&CT - Winter Edition arrives!

Those who subscribe to the print edition have a couple weeks' head start on those of us who read the digital version, so I'm happy to report the winter edition was released online Friday! This mag never disappoints, and as usual I'm lovin' the essentials, three T's - tips, tricks & techniques, and three I's articles - especially the ideas, insights & inspiration's year-in-review projects! Check it out and enjoy!

Wednesday, November 11, 2015

Friday, September 18, 2015

S&CT - Fall Edition

One of my fav scrapbooking mags and a source of t'riffic inspiration, S&CT fall edition is out. And my fav parts this month, you ask? They're The Essentials - what new products have hit the market, and the 3t's - Tips, Tricks, & Techniques - featuring mini photo albums, and the 3i's - Ideas, Insights, & Inspiration - featuring pages about pets. Check it out!

Sunday, August 9, 2015

Yep, it was SO GOOD! Saw Mission: Impossible - Rogue Nation today!

Yep, it was SO GOOD! The last few movies I'd seen were good, but pretty darn predictable ... and I've gotta admit I walked out of Mission: Impossible - Rogue Nation wondering just how they continue to come up with these scripts! So many twists and turns! Great actors, all - with Alec Baldwin, Tom Cruise, Rebecca Gerguson, Sean harris, Simon Pegg, Jeremy Renner, Ving Rhames as leads. Just go see it! And please, may Tom Cruise never tire of making these!

Tuesday, July 7, 2015

happy new home, Z's!

It's a rainy dreary Tuesday here in Michigan, BUT ... we were treated to an unexpected day off from work as Consumers Power is working on an electrical issue and will need power out for 8-10 hours! As we have a new class arriving on campus Thursday, there just wasn't a better opportunity than just shutting down and giving us a day off upon discovery of the issue! Whoo hoo! I'm all for that!

I thought I'd share the card I made for my sister and her family, who just purchased a new home. They're downsizing, moving from two stories into a ranch located not too far south of their current home. I'm anxious to see it in person, and it's just 4 homes away from a small pond that I'm sure they'll enjoy! She'll be a few towns closer to Ann Arbor, which she'll like, too. Karen and I both love purples and I love the purple/green combos, and tho' the new house is white w gray stonework, I've taken liberties on coloring the house on my card!

stamps: SU's Holiday Home; paper: Neenah solar white, SU's Blackberry Bliss card stocks; ink: Memento's Tuxedo Black, Ranger's black soot distress inks, SU's Pear Pizzazz, Rich Razzleberry, and Sahara Sand markers; tools: Cuttlebug with SU's Homemade Holiday framelits dies