Good morning!  Hope everyone is staying warm and you’re not buried under feet of snow.  We’ve had our first major snowstorm for the year and it’s been bitterly cold . . . let’s hope it warms up for all of us soon!

During the last month, I’ve been working on some favors for my sorority province meeting . . .  wish I had gotten a picture of the completed box.  I die cut and made some fabric flowers that were attached to the front of a take-out box which we put a few treats in.

I’ve also taken the time to organize and clean my work space.  I’m so glad I did . . . I finally feel that I have a room that suits me and that I actually like working in.  (If you follow me on Facebook, you can see all the photos there!)

I have a few projects in the beginning stages for Ken Oliver using his new products.  Love his new Color Burst!  These will be hopefully finished over the upcoming weekend and I’ll have a few things to share next week.

The last few days I’ve been working on a project for Quietfire Design.


I used lots of old product that I’ve had in my stash for some time:  An old Darcie’s Offset Square Shadowbox Frame, GrungePaper, Tattered Floral die (I know . . . don’t faint).  I also used some new Graphic 45 paper I picked up at CHA, Artisan Style, and a Quietfire stamp.  Please hop over to the Quietfire Creations Blog, check out all the details and more photos.  I would love it if you could leave me a comment over there and let Suzanne know you visited!

Thanks for stopping by today!





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Good Monday morning!  Well, Mallory has gone back to school and my projects for Graphic45 are finally done and ready for priority mail.  The projects took a little longer than I anticipated, but I wanted to spend as much time with my girls as I could.

Now that my Graphic 45 projects are done and in the mail, I thought I would share them with you.  Since you’ve already had a sneak peek of the Chunky Tag, I’m going to start with that one.

The flowers are made from GrungePaper covered with G45 Botannicabella paper as is the 2×4 that I used as my Chunky Tag.   The feet are wood drawer pulls and the top is a metal one.

Let’s start with the butterfly side of the 2×4.  The center of the flower is a new metal embellishments from Graphic45, Metal Buttons.  The butterfly and background papers are affixed to Studio 490 Art Parts, ATC Art.


This side of the tag has the same type of flower, but I added a new Studio 490 Art Part , Pocket Watches, and filled it with little bits and pieces.


One side and . . .


the other side.

I guess that’s about all I have for you today.  Oh except . . . you’re gonna love this Friday’s blog hop with The E-Team.  We’ve got some special guests joining us for one fun and very inspiring hop!

Thanks for stopping by and remember . . . life is short, embrace the adventures that come your way today!


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Happy weekend!  My Saturday sure has been lazy so far . . . . a little TV, some laundry, blah blah blah . . . .

You might notice that I’ve changed my blog up a little today.  Splitcoaststampers upgraded our software recently and the other day they uploaded some new templates for us.  Since it was the first day of the Holiday Hoppin’ event, I decided to wait a few days before I did anything.  This change will be a work in progress as I continue to do little bits here and there . . .  some you might not notice at all.

Remember when I told you that my mother and uncle had picked up some wood boxes for me at Hobby Lobby?  There were two different sizes of the same box, this is a pic of the larger one.  I’m showing you this because when I sat down to work on the smaller box, I forgot to take a picture before painting it.  DUH!


Anyhoo, I painted the entire box (inside and out) black, sanded some areas where I thought one might handle the box, and then highlighted those areas with Vintage Photo distress ink.

There is a place on the top of the box that might be used for tile, a photo, I guess whatever you want . . . I added roses.  Not just any roses, but GrungePaper roses!


I stamped out three different sizes of the rose, cut them out and before putting on any ink, I stamped Wendy’s polka dot background from Studio 490 Seriously Art on in Ranger Snowcap pigment ink.  Once the pigment ink was dry, then I covered the roses in Dusty Concord, Broken China and Rusty Hinge.  The leaves were covered in Peeled Paint and Crushed Olive.  Being as I am . . . . you’ll find some extra trinket pins and whatnots thrown into the mix.  Underneath the roses there is also a flourish made with the Tim  Holtz Elegant Flourishes Alterations die.


So that’s it for this Saturday.  Tomorrow I’m going to take a bow making class with my mother and sister.  If I end up with some amusing pictures and/or stories (you never know with this bunch), I’ll be sure to share.

Oh and for those of you wondering about my smoking . . . . STILL NOT!!  I’ve moved to Stage 2 in the patches (which I must admit this week has been hard with the step down) and I’m finishing up week 5.  However, I did have my visit with the pulmonary doctor and they have absolutely, unconditionally released me.  Since I’ve quit smoking and all my tests came back “good”, then they don’t want to see me unless I have some problems, etc.  How cool is that?  No COPD and no other lung disease . . . some scarring yes, but nothing earth shattering to be that concerned about.

Thanks for stopping by and remember . . . . life is short, enjoy the adventures that come your way!


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