Good Monday morning!  I hope y’all had a fabulous weekend.  I spent yesterday recuperating from Saturday’s big party.  I knew I shouldn’t have eaten all that junk but oh my golly . . . the beer was so icy cold and the food smelled so good!

After lolling around in the recliner most of the day working on some blog stuff and there was a race I had to run . . . I ended up in the studio working on a card.  Now seriously, this card took me all of 30 minutes to make even with the sewing. 


Did I tell you how much I LOVE the new Webster’s Pages I got from Sharon at the Stamp Simply Ribbon Store?  Oh my goodness . . . did you see me drool?  This time I used the combo pack Lullaby Lane and Life’s Portrait.  The design on the  bottom of the paper is so gorgeous I couldn’t for the life of me cover it!

The stamp set is another Wordsworth Remembering, Life Affirming.  I stamped the flowers in the background using Old Paper and then the sentiment was stamped in black.

Thanks for stopping by and remember to take advantage of the adventures that come your way today!


Good Tuesday morning! I hope y’all had a good day yesterday. I ended up getting my hair trimmed, ran a few errands, stopped by my mom’s for a bit and ended up getting home mid-afternoon. Just about the time I was feeling an afternoon nap coming on I had a brain storm (no giggles from the peanut gallery . . . . yes, it hurt) for a project. I finally ended up in the studio just about dinner time. I worked that out perfectly, because I didn’t have to cook at all . . . Mallory and Lance did!

I had one of the frames left that I had picked up early for 69¢ that I decided to alter. I recently received some new papers and stamps and felt it was time to break them out.


BasicGrey Cappella is used on everything from the inside of the frame to the flower and butterfly on the outside. The flower, leaves and butterfly are made from Grunge Paper that was covered with Cappella papers. The middle of the flower is an old clip earring and the middle of the butterfly is also part of an earring. The sentiment is from one of my new Wordsworth Remembering sets. This little frame was just too much fun to work on!

That’s it for now . . . a quick little post. Have a great day and thanks for stopping by!


Smiley from Good morning!  I hope everyone had a fabulous weekend.  After our storms on Friday evening, we had great weather  . . . sunny and warm.  Can’t ask for anything better than that.

I have to tell you after I came home from last weekend’s classes with Wendy Vecchi Smiley from, I feel so inspired and out of my rut.  It’s actually fun to go into the Studio and work  . . . it’s always fun, but now there’s a different element about it.   My project today is totally inspired by Wendy!Smiley from  It’s also for a fairly new Challenge Blog, The Shabby Tea Room.

Stamp Simply Ribbon Store is the sponsor for this week’s challenge and there are number of SSRS Designers participating today:

Sharon Johnson, Stamp Simply Ribbon Store
Michelle Woerner
Deb Saaranen
Sherry Cheever me
Barb Schram

Stop by their blogs and see what their take is on the Inspiration, which you can see at The Shabby Team Room blog.

Even though there’s tons of pink in the Inspiration piece, and I’m really not too much of a pink girl, I decided to go with the polka dots.  I didn’t make a card either but a chipboard wall hanging.

Here’s a small picture of the entire hanging.  One of the things I learned at Wendy’s Smiley from classes, was that florist wire makes perfect hangers for things like this and in this photo you can see how I used it.



While browsing through Michaels last week, I was in the hobby wood section and saw these little shelves that could be painted and trimmed down.  Of course, this is another element inspired by Wendy Smiley from  and one I truly love!



Instead of painting the wood trim, I used Distress Ink and painted on different colors.  It really is a great stain as well.  The flower is made with Grunge Paper which was covered with the Designer Paper first and then die cut with Spellbinders™ Sunflower Shapeabilities.  To me, this makes the Sunflowers look so different you don’t even know that it’s a sunflower.  LOVE IT!!!  The extra leaves are made from Grunge Board.



The center of the flower is an old clip earring that fell apart when I was trying to get the back off.  There were little black beads around the edge and the wires broke.  I started to look for another flower center and then decided that I liked the silver and black with the blue.

The sentiment is from a new line that Stamp Simply Ribbon Store is carrying, Rubber Sole/Wordsworth.  I can’t begin to tell you how excited I am that Sharon picked up this line of stamps . . . You’ll be seeing lots of new sentiments from me.

( * Product Available at Stamp Simply Ribbon Store) 

Thanks for stopping by today and sharing in my new found inspiration!  Wait . . . . it’s a new adventure  . . . yes, that’s it!


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