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

Sunday, June 28, 2015

Paper Smooches Blog Hop

You have through Sunday June 28 at midnight PT to enter comments for a chance to win free product! Start the Blog Hop at Paper Smooches blog!

Wednesday, June 24, 2015

SCT Summer Issue is Delish!

V-A-C-A-T-I-O-N time and the living is easy! OK, I've gotta admit it's just a one-day vacation, but today it's all about relaxing. I slept in, we picked up breakfast from th local McD's and ate at home, then I checked email, did my banking updates (normally a Saturday chore but I just didn't find the time this weekend), read the summer issue of Scrapbook & Cards Today, took my boys to see Jurassic World, and visited FroYo (yum!).

I always do a quick review and then head back to read more thoroughly so must head back again soon. I don't have a print subscription but you can read online or download your own copy of this mag. My fav section is probably the Top 10, where they share new items to market, but I love the new techniques, card and scrapbook sketch layouts, and trend reports as well. So, if you haven't already check out the latest issue! Enjoy!

Sunday, June 21, 2015

happy Father's Day, PB!

This Sunday we celebrated Father's Day with a cookout per my DH's wishes, and bestowed upon him a few gifts. I'd located MAN CRATES online recently and ordered him the grill master set. They stuff crates with snacks, gadgets, and gear, then seal them up tight and ship them with a crowbar.  In the Grill Master crate, this included a cast-iron smoker box, four steak thermometers, a brass-knuckle meat tenderizer, and a set of BBQ sauces and spice blend rub. PB seemed impressed with the contents, and my youngest seemed impressed w the packaging. We'd also picked up the first two seasons of the recently ended HBO series, The Newsroom. LOVE that show!

Anywho, here's the card I gave PB, based on one by the lovely and talented Sandra of Made by Sandra blog roll fame and using the supplies provided in the Simon Says Stamp June 2015 card kit. The kits have been uber cool so far and I'm lovin' the bright summery colors in this month's kit!

Also here's the cards that my youngest son gave PB and earlier, me for Mother's Day. I HAD to capture them for posterity.


stamps: Penny Black's sprinkles and smiles (inside sentiment) and SSS's happy and smile stamp sets ; paper: Neenah solar white, SSS's Happy & Smile DP and card stock; ink: n/a; tools: Cuttlebug with SSS's Smile Circle die

Sunday, May 10, 2015

2015-2017 SU In Colors sneak peek

The lovely and talented Patsy Waggoner of Stamps to Die For blog fame has a sneak peek on her blog of the latest In Colors, to be introduced next week to consultants and soon thereafter to the general public! I'm loving the taupe, and the dijon may be my close 2nd fav. How about you?

Here's a sneak peak at the upcoming new In-Colors 2015-2017: 
  • Top: Mint Macaron
  • Middle Left: Tip Toe Taupe
  • Middle Right:  Watermelon Wonder
  • Bottom Left: Cucumber Crush
  • Bottom Right: Delight Dijon