Monday, December 24, 2012

Twas The Night Before Christmas...

And it's time to turn in. :0) But before I do, I would like to wish you all a wonderful Holiday and a New Year filled with love, happiness, family and friends. 

My family won't be here till Thursday and we will then start celebrating through Sunday! We are going to have lots of fun.

I still have cleaning to do and lots of presents to wrap but I always get it done. Tomorrow it will be just my hubby Lee, my Mom and sister Mary. So tomorrow instead of opening gifts we will be frantically wrapping them! LOL But rest assured we will be taking lots of breaks for food and fun.

Please take care and thank you for making my year a very special one. I am so excited to share my new and improved blog after the first of the year! 

So I'll be back on Friday January 4th. I hope you'll stop back too.
 
Till my next post...

Saturday, December 1, 2012

1/2" Paper Strip Christmas Ornament



One video down...one to go. :0)

 I hope you aren't to distracted by my kitten, Titan, climbing all over me while we are taping. It has become increasing difficult to do any paper crafting let alone video tape a project! At least the kittens are FUN!

I have seen this ornament made a couple of ways. I did mine like Frenchie Martin of Stamping With Frenchie. If you ever need a quick bit of inspiration she has so many wonderful cards, 3-D projects and lots of videos to watch!

I think I will have to give up on posting the second video till tomorrow morning. Hope you will check back to see it. Very fun Christmas tag! Hint: I LOVE how I made Santa's belt buckle!

Take care and Happy Stamping!

Till my next post...

Blog Candy Winners!

Hello my lovely blog followers,

Well, I finally drew for the blog candy. I have 2 extra surprises too! I video taped my sister Mary, Jasper and the kittens drawing for the blog candy. It is such a cute video. However, I am having some problems downloading it. I will still post it but I didn't want to wait any longer to announce the winners. So here they are without further ado. :0)

First place winner is Karen Sutton

Second place winner is Joanne(she's said she was a jewel kinda girl)

And last but not least is Kathy H. 

Kathy and Joanne, you will be receiving some wonderful Christmas papers and embellishments. I just know you will love them!

Please email me at stampinshirl@aol.com with your mailing addresses and I will get them out ASAP!


I absolutely loved all your answers. I will really miss not having a tree this year but I know I will come up with something my kittens can't destroy! LOL 

Take care and as always I wish you time to be creative but most of all time to stamp!

Stamping Hugs,
Shirley

PS. I have two more videos downloading right now. Let's hope I can get them posted before midnight! UGH!!!

Saturday, November 17, 2012

Video Of Blog Candy


Well, after 5 hours, I finally got this to download. I really need to figure out what I am doing wrong! LOL

Anyway, I think is is such cute new paper and embellishments. I just know they will make great scrapbook pages and some fun cards with the leftovers. Let's face it we papercrafters are thrifty individuals! :0)

I will be drawing for this blog candy and 2 more extra "Christmas/Winter" paper surprise packages. I promise you will LOVE them!

Now to be entered for the drawing you just need to post an answer to the following question on this blog post. The question for this blog candy is:

What colors and theme do you use to decorate for the holidays?

I finally got rid of all the red and golds and the bright neons I used back and forth each year for blues, browns and coppers with all natural elements. I do adore vintage bird ornaments and natural looking elements. But if I could pick a theme it would be snowflakes and snowmen. Winter is my favorite season. The way the snow glistens in the sunlight and the crunch under your feet is Heaven to me! :0) Of course this year with the new addition of 3 very wild, crazy and rambunctious kitties, we will not be putting up a tree. Maybe just hang some unbreakable ornaments from their cat tower. (I'll make sure to post pictures of it.)

Take care all and I will be back with a few sneak peek pictures of the 2 extra blog candies. Can't wait to see what you think of them. But most of all I can't wait to read your answers to the question this time. I may get some great decorating ideas. I can use all the help I can get when it comes to holiday decorating!:0)

Till my next post...

Friday, November 16, 2012

Spoiled By Wonderful Blog Followers Carly From Australia and Bhawana From India





Hello my dear blog followers,

Just a quick video while I try to get the blog candy video to load. It took this one over 2 hours to load! I really need to either get a new camera or figure out what's up with You Tube! LOL

I want to thank all of you for your support while I have been under the weather. I'm still not 100% but I am now starting to get back to normal or a facsimile of normal. hehe

Thank you again my dear Carly and Bhawana for your gifts. I will treasure them always. And a special shout out to Babe who has emailed and kept in touch with me through it all. You are my greatest blessings!

Now let's see if I can get this blog candy loaded! (I can't wait to show off the 2 surprise "Christmas" blog candies!!!)

Stamping hugs!

Till my next post...





Wednesday, November 14, 2012

Will Post Blog Candy Pictures Tomorrow

Hello my lovely blog followers!

I am having a time with my camera. UGH!!! My sister will be by tomorrow and I will use her camera and come back and post pictures of the beautiful paper and embellishments for this months blog candy. 

For now let me say, I sure have missed posting but I'm getting back to all things normal around here. 

Hope you will stop back tomorrow!(I promise you'll be glad you did!)

Take care and happy stamping!
Shirley

Sunday, September 16, 2012

A Birthday Gift From The Talented Carole & Fun Card From Amy




Hello Everyone,

I just wanted to do a quick video of the lace Angel that Carole Lassak made me for my birthday. She is so beyond talented! I had hoped the video would show the detail of the lace. Sadly it doesn't. But I hope you will get an idea of the work she put into it. Her gift card is like holding glass. I am going to have to get a frame for it. It really is a piece of artwork!

The card Amy Day made me is such a fun interactive card. I really need her to show me how she made it. I see the endless possibilities with this one.

I have so many cards I want to post. Hopefully I will get a chance to get some of them on my blog later today. I have to have the most talented friends in the world!

Well, I have a ton of thank you cards to make and lots to do around here so I must be going. :0)

As always, I wish you time to be creative but most of all time to stamp!

Till my next post...

Sunday, September 9, 2012

Back To Stamping...Life Is Good!

Well, I sure have taken a hit health wise but I'm beginning to see the light at the end of the tunnel. Today is going to be my first day out that isn't a doctors appointment. Yeah!

I meet at Red Letter Journals in Grove City for their monthly card swap. Heather does such a great job of teaching us a new technique to stamp one card. Then the next month we come back and bring 5 cards using that technique to swap. Some people like me make more than one set so you get more cards. I'm never disappointed. Everyone is so talented! I need to check to see if they will let me post them on my blog. :0)

So here are my 3 cards I made for today. Hope you like them.


I used all Stampin Up supplies except where noted. This card is done with Wisteria Wonder and Lucky Limeade. The stamps are from Nature Walk and Curly Cute. Wisteria Wonder Bakers Twine and Brad. I used a Sakura Clear Star pen to add some glitter to the flowers.(I wish it would have shown better on the pic)



This fun card is made with Early Espresso and Calypso Coral. The stamps used are from Reason To Smile and Wacky Wishes(love this fun new hostess set). Clear Itty Bitty Buttons tied with Early Espresso Bakers Twine. I used pop dots to lift the flowers in three different heights.

Last but not least my favorite of the three. :0)






Isn't this the cutest! I used stamps from Aviary and Tiny Tags. The colors are Early Espresso and Pool Party. The print paper is actually from the new Christmas paper pack called Festival Of Prints(who says you have to always use it for a holiday card). I used the Framelits Dies along with the Paper Piercing Pack. I love how it gives you a pattern to pierce around the layer, I think it gives it a bit of texture to the card. I used Pool Party Bakers Twine and since I punched a small hole to thread it through the spot above the birdcage, I used a small clear crystal gem from Want To Scrap to cover it. I think it makes the card. 


So I hope you'll take a moment to let me know which one you like the best.

As always I wish you time to be creative but most of all time to stamp!

Till my next post...

Thursday, September 6, 2012

Finally After 18 Years!

Well, I'm going to make this a quick post. I just have been dying to post what I got from Joe Rotella, Joe Morgan and Betty Scott for my birthday.

For 18 years I have wanted flamingos for my yard. Lee would just laugh at me and tell me no way! 

So by looking at the pictures you can tell they gave me SO MUCH STUFF! It was all wrapped in a big box and when I opened the box I saw lots of little packages wrapped in the same beautiful gold foil paper. I couldn't believe they got me EVERYTHING that I didn't have yet from USArtQuest! I about fell on the floor. I thought I was all done opening everything but Joe said I think there was one more package. They had it covered with packing peanuts and I hadn't seen the box. When I opened these I can't even begin to tell you how happy it made me. I can't wait til I'm up and feeling better to get them in the yard. I LOVE LOVE LOVE them! 

I got movies and the cutest pug card I will show later. And I need to do a video to show the gift that Carole Lassak gave me. I can only tell you her talent is unsurpassed! It really needs a video to do it justice. 

I want to take a quick moment to just say health issues have kept me away for the computer and just about everything else. I'm am taking it easy for a while but will be back soon. 

Thank you again for all your well wishes and calls. You are the BEST friends and blog followers a person could hope for!


And thanks again to you Joe R, Joe M and Betty for making this a birthday to remember!

Till my next post...

Thursday, August 30, 2012

Still Alive!







Hello everyone,

I've had a rough couple of weeks.  Mainly because I put off going to the doctors. Long story short, I have to start taking better care of myself and lose weight. But I am fine and have appreciated all the calls and cards. I'm still a bit shaky and have a horrible cough. But I'm fine. :0)


OK enough about me! I will be taking it easy and posting a few cards and gifts over the next few days.

But for today I would like to share with you what my dear friend Babe sent to me. Isn't this braid of organic garlic and dried flowers amazing. The bulbs are so large. She knows how much I love cooking with fresh garlic and this should really boost my immune system!  I can tell you not one clove will go to waste!

I got a ton of cards and wonderful gifts(wait till you see what Carole made me, she is so talented). Even Luna our kitty got a card! It made me laugh so hard I must have coughed for 30 minutes after. I will have to help Luna stamp a card when I feel a bit better. I can't wait to share them with you.

I also got a coupon for one on one class with Joe Rotella to show me how to use ALL of USArtQuest's products. But that's not all... they gave me every single item they make that I didn't have! I was floored to say the least. They gave me one surprise gift that I have asked my husband for 18 years for. I'll leave you hanging on that note. hehe(I promise it will be my next post)

Till my next post...

Friday, August 17, 2012

Blog Candy Winner For Helping Pick The Kitties Names Is...



# 27 Anonymous
Comment was (in all Capitals):

I VOTE FOR RAVEN AND RIPPER

You did not leave your name but it is in all capitals. So I think it is Maryann Mullins. Am I right Maryann? :0)

Please email me at Stampinshirl@aol.com to let me know who it is and I will get your prize out to you. 

Thank you again for all the great names!

Take care all and hope you are having time to be creative but most of all time to stamp!

Till my next post...

Thursday, August 16, 2012

First Blog candy Winner



Congrats  #15 Jennifer M. you have won a set of Joe Rotella's new line of chipboard from Want 2 Scrap!


I wanted to say how sorry I was for forgetting this drawing but with the loss of our cat, a family visit and getting 2 new kitties it slipped my mind. Or should I say what mind I have left! LOL

This prize was drawn for the post on what you liked best about Joe's completed "Ocean" album.

Thank you for all your comments. They are all so appreciated!

I Will be back tomorrow afternoon with the winner of the prize for helping with out kitties new names!

See you tomorrow!
Shirley

Wednesday, August 15, 2012

Our Kitties Names Are...

LUNA & COSMO! 

 
 That's Luna aka Sissy(that's what we've been calling her) in the  chair.
                         Cosmo aka Buddy(what we've been calling him) on the printer. His favorite spot.      
 


Thank you everyone who voted! I will be drawing for winners of the last two blog candies after I get back from the vets this afternoon.

I had to take off votes from my husband and Jasper(our dog...my hubby thinks he's so funny!). 

So again thank you for your votes and stop back later to see who wins the blog candies! I will be posting some fun cards too. It's time I get back to doing some stamping! :0)

Stamping hugs,
Shirley

Sunday, August 12, 2012

Something Fun To Watch Monday August 13th, 2012

Watch this coming Monday, Sue Demonstrate
USArtQuest Mica D’Lights on Cool2Craft TV!

cool 2 craft tv


Susan Pickering Rothamel shares her new technique
" Mica D’Light-ful Stenciling". Add a shimmering, dramatic effect to your projects with Mica D’Lights – natural sparkling mica. Ideal for hot-melt crafts, mosaic work, paper arts, jewelry and home decor projects.
Monday August 13, 2012 at noon Eastern/9 am Pacific. Watch craft demos and join in the live craft chat at showtime at Cool2Craft.com.

Tuesday, August 7, 2012

Kitten Names

Hi Everyone!

I can't begin to tell you how much fun Lee and I have had reading all your suggestions for names for our new kitties. We need to have names for them by the 15th when they go back to the vet. :0)

We had our whole family here this past weekend. We had lots of fun and they gave us some new suggestions as well. They were:

Snicker & Doodle(you got to love a cookie name!)
Mystic & Magic
Vamp & Villain
Casper & Wendy
Hansel & Gretel
Batty & Boo

We loved all the names. Some really made us laugh and smile. (Biscuit and Gravy, Piglet & Roo, & Thumper & Jumper) But Lee and I still keep coming back to 2 sets of names. 

So here is our the names we will be picking from:

Luna & Cosmo
         OR
Raven & Ripper

We are good with either set of names so here's the deal. we will take a poll and which ever name gets the most votes wins!

If you vote, you will be entered to win a wonderful prize! If your not a scrapbook & rubber stamper never fear, we've got you covered! So leave your vote and Good Luck on winning a GREAT PRIZE!

Of course we are already winners. we have the kitties! hehe

 You have till the 15th to vote. :0)

Good Luck to all and THANK YOU for helping us name our kitties!


Thursday, August 2, 2012

Blog Candy Winner



This drawing is for the Blog candy that asked you to help name our new kitties. :0) 

The winner of a set of Joe Rotella's new line from Want 2 Scrap is:

#3 Sandra Straight

Congrats!


Sandra if you could just verify your address by emailing me at Stampinshirl@aol.com.

Thank you and I will be back with more winners of the blog post in which I asked you to tell me what you liked best about Joe's finished Ocean album.

Wednesday, August 1, 2012

For You Locals...Red Letter Journals is HIRING!



Hello my local blog followers,


I just wanted to pass this post on from Red Letter Journals in Grove City, Ohio. Tonya is hiring! I know I have so many SUPER TALENTED scrapbooking friends and followers I thought I would pass this along. I sure wish I could! (MY scrapbooking skills are not so hot! hehe)


Don't forget tomorrow I draw for the blog candy! Good luck all! 


 
Red Letter Journals
 
 
 
Need to support your Scrapbooking habit? 
 
We’re here to help!  WE’RE HIRING!!!!!!!!!!
 
 
 
If you answer 'YES' to these questions, then you may be the next RLJ employee.
 
~~~
Would you like extra $ for scrapbooking?
 
 Are you creative?
 
Are you a seasoned scrapbooker?
 
Are you willing to teach a variety of classes?
 
Do you have the availability to work 3pm to 7pm and some weekends.
~~~
 
If you'd like to find out more about this position,
stop in and fill out an application.
 
 
 
Customers and Friends...
 
It seems you can’t turn on the TV or open a newspaper these days without
seeing some mention of how difficult things are in today’s economy.
All of us have had some aspect of our lives affected by the slow-down.
Since acquiring Red Letter Journals in January of 2011, I have sadly witnessed
several independent scrapbooking stores in central Ohio close because of
the economic climate.  Pizazz It, B&B and Scrapbook Groupies have all
closed their doors.
 
The loss of these small stores means that scrappers have fewer options
and our communities lose quality, family oriented small businesses.
The “big box” national chain stores along with the MANY “ON-LINE STORES”
pick up more business and our scrapbooking world becomes less personal
and more homogenized. The good news is that while the chain stores may
have taken a few rounds, they haven’t taken it all.  Red Letter Journals is still
here and we aren’t going anywhere!!
 
Red Letter Journals offers the Scrapbooker the best service,selection,
price and PERSONAL ATTENTION in central Ohio.  From custom
vinyl for scrapbooking, cars or ribbons, school/sports/custom laser cuts,
personalized paper, to the very latest tools, embellishments and paper lines,
RLJ has what you NEED and WANT.
 
With regularly scheduled crops and classes teaching the latest techniques,
we offer the beginning and experienced scrapper alike the ideal place
to get away from their hectic world and get creative or just spend time
with your friends!  We also offer private crops.
 
Our love of scrapping goes beyond just being our business. We are
passionate about helping our customers get the most out of their
scrapbooking time and money.  Come visit us in the heart of downtown
Grove City and see why Red Letter Journals is 'THE PLACE' for
scrapbooking in central Ohio!
 
 
Red Letter Journals Scrapbook Superstore
3737 Broadway, Grove City, OH  43123
614-539-3900
 




Friday, July 27, 2012

Here is Joe Rotella's Completed "Ocean" Chipboard Album

Can we say FABULOUS!!!! 

I know everyone will look forward to your updated photo's taken in "daylight". 

For all my blog followers if you leave a comment on this post about what you like best. You will be entered into another separate blog candy prize! So let's hear what you think!

Stamping hugs,

Shirley 

 

 

Want2Scrap Ocean Album Using Graphic 45 Travelogue & ArtGlitter

by Joe Rotella on July 27, 2012
Want2Scrap is teaming up this week to bring you tons of inspiration using Want2Scrap, Graphic 45, and Art Glitter products!
With a combination like that, and the recent launch of my first set of products, I couldn’t resist using my Ocean Album for this hop. All the papers used in this project came from a single 12×12 pad of Graphic45 Tropical Travelogue.
Here’s the sneak peak I share yesterday on Facebook. The sun was shining bright when I took this photo so it’s a great representation of the colors in the album.
Ocean Album with Graphic45 Travelogue and Art Glitter Sneak Peak
Joe Rotella's Ocean Album from Want2Scrap
Unfortunately, tonight we had severe storms in Columbus, Ohio and the sky was dark. These photos were taken indoors with the best lighting I could pull together. As soon as I can replace them with outdoor shots, I’ll update this post.
 Sea Horse with Graphic45 Travelogue and Art Glitter I covered the sea horse with Graphic45′s Tropical Travelogue paper using Perfect Paper Adhesive. To give the seahorse texture, I created my own stencil and embossed it with USArtQuest’s 101 Light Artists Cement that was tinted with Perfect Pigment. Art Glitter sprinkled on while the cement was still wet added a sparkle! Of course, his eye is bling from Want2Scrap!
 Coral with Graphic45 Travelogue and Art Glitter The coral was also covered in Graphic45′s Tropical Travelogue paper and then inked. Want2Scrap pearls in 3 different sizes reminded me of the texture of real coral. The bottom of the piece was covered with 101 Light Artists Cement and coral, shells, sea glass and mica were embedded in the cement. The starfish using USArtQuest Prills. The fish and sign are fussy cut from Travelogue papers.
The small purple and green coral are the branches from my Retro Birds set from Want2Scrap! They have been painted shades of purple and green.
Joe Rotella's Retro Birds from Want2Scrap
 Shell with Graphic45 Travelogue and Art Glitter The shell was painted white and then pearl with Perfect Pigments. Pink lines were drawn with a colors pencil and then it was “blinged up” with Want2Scrap bling!
 Angel Fish with Graphic45 Travelogue and Art Glitter The angel fish is covered with Graphic45′s Tropical Travelogue paper. To create the yellow stripes, I covered a piece of yellow paper with Cut Bond Create. Next I cut out the stripe shapes and then adhered them to the fish with Great Tape. I peeled off the top layer of the Cut Bond Create and applied yellow glitter from Art Glitter.
The eye was made by applying Cut Bond Create to a small white circle. A black rhinestone from Want2Scrap forms the center of the eye. The rest was covered in white glitter from Art Glitter.
 Turtle with Graphic45 Travelogue and Art Glitter The turtle shell was covered with Graphic45′s Tropical Travelogue paper, cut in to “tile shapes” on top of a base layer of paper. The entire piece was covered with embossing ink and then heat embossed with ultra thick embossing enamel (UTEE). The end result looks like a real shell!
 Back of Turtle with Graphic45 Travelogue and Art Glitter The back of the turtle, the last page of the album, is covered in Graphic45′s Tropical Travelogue paper.
I plan to continue working on this album, adding pockets, embellishments and, of course, photos and journaling!
Be sure to check out the fabulous projects made by today’s other two Want2Scrap designers:
And after you check that out, head over to Graphic 45 , and Art Glitter‘s blogs and see the projects made by their talented teams.
Want2Scrap is giving away a $100 Gift Certificate to one lucky commenter who comments on the designers blogs as well as the Want2Scrap blog! Stop by the Want2Scrap Facebook Page this week and tell them you joined in the hop for a second chance to win a prize!
Graphic 45 Art Glitter

Want2Scrap Logo
Happy crafting!
Joe

Thursday, July 26, 2012

Video Of Blog Candy

Blog Candy Time!

http://want2scrap.com/store/

Hello my lovely blog followers!

I wanted to thank you all so much for your kind words regarding the loss of our cat Woody. It has been a whirlwind week so far! Our vets had a litter of kittens and we ended up taking two kittens. Both are mostly black with a bit of white on them. The male is very out going and the female is a bit timid but she has really started to come out of her shell. We still need names for them.

So let me get to the new blog candy! If you go to the link and check on Joe Rotella's designs, you will see his new line with a total of 9 designs. They are really amazing. So here is what you will win. 

ONE OF EVER PIECE IN HIS NEW LINE! I can't even begin to tell you how cool the chipboard books are. Also look for samples posted in the next couple of weeks. 

Now if you have been following me for any length of time you know I have some extras. So I will be giving a few more of his pieces away. Although not whole sets, I know you will have fun with them. :0)

To enter for the blog candy leave an answer to the question here on this post. And the question is:

Can you think of names for our new kitties? If not which name do you like best on our list OR of any that get posted? 

 
Here is a couple of pictures of them to inspire you! LOL

  This is the male. I guess he got bored with me trying to catch up on emails.


The female is on the left. It was nap time after eating and playing hard!
We are starting to get to tell them apart by their personalities. :0)



Here are some of the names we have so far:
Harold and Maude(my favorite movie)
Lucy and Ricky(hubby says no way)
Mortica and Gomez(hubby likes)
Pugsley and Wednesday
Bonnie and Clyde
and I thought that Miss Inky and Stamper would be cute.

I can't wait to see what you come up with.

Have a great day. I will be drawing for the blog candy on next Thursday August 2, 2012.
Good luck to you all!

Stamping hugs,
Shirley

 PS. You can also find his complete line at Red Letter Journal's In Grove City, Ohio!


Monday, July 23, 2012

Beautiful Flowers And Wonderful Memories

I remember all the sleepless nights feeding Woody and Kitty Karma. We knew right up front they didn't have a very good chance but we put our all into saving them.
Woody was the cuddler. He loved to be held.
He always seemed to have something wrong with him! :0) This bump turned up and had to be drained. It seemed like he spent as much time at the vets as at home!
When the plate was empty he could flip it over and then stand on them. It was like he was saying "More Please".
Another sick spell. He could barely walk or eat.
 
Then Kitty Karma got sick and he never left her side. Sadly we lost her in November of last year. 

 He loved being in my stamping room with me. He stayed with me all day long. He found the perfect place to sleep!

 It's funny how he would love to watch me stamp. I think he liked the heat from the Ott-Lights. :0)

 Beautiful Sympathy flowers in our favorite colors from Joe Rotella, Joe Morgan and Betty Scott.

Sadly this morning we had to have our cat Woody aka Mr. Wood E. Pile euthanized. I remember when we found him in the wood pile(hence my husband naming him). For such a little kitten he could cry! We found another kitten at the same time in the flowerbeds. I nursed them every 2 to 3 hours round the clock for months. They were just both so sick. The vets were we go were there for us through a lot of rough times. We knew that Woody wouldn't have a full life but we were determined that he would have a great life as long as he was alive. It's funny the things you remember as you look back. Dr. Lynn was so worried about the neurological damage he had and told us it would be a miracle if he lived a year. Well he was our miracle. He lived to be a year and one month.

He was my cuddlebug. I never had a cat that liked to be held so much. He wanted to be where I was and would cry if he didn't see me. He also always came when I called him. We spoiled him rotten EVERYDAY we had him. I'm so glad we did. He was a joy everyday and he will be remembered as one silly, crazy, wild, head butting and loving cat. It's funny how quiet our house is right now. But not for long. I love cats and I just think no home is complete without at least one! :0)

Most of all I'm so grateful for the vets Dr. Lynn and Dr. Connell who saw both our cats (so very often) who tried every known medicine and compound. Took special care with Woody's surgery. For all the staff not for just the laughs but for the tears they shed with me. For every kind word and call to check on them. You gave us as much time with them as you could.  For that we will always be in your debt. Plain City Animal Hospital is the BEST!

I want to thank Joe Rotella for listening to me cry and talking to Lee. The flowers are beyond a wonderful gesture. They are so beautiful and smell Heavenly. They make Lee and I both feel cared about. So Thank You! Thank You! Thank You!

To all my wonderful blog followers, I promise to be back in the next couple of days with the new blog candy. This kind of took the wind out of  my sails so to speak.  Sorry for the delay. Take care and I'll be back very soon!

Stamping hugs,
Shirley



Saturday, July 21, 2012

Still A Few Spots Left For Joe Rotella's Classes At Stampaway!

http://www.stampawayusa.com/home/sa_classes/thurs._82-retro_deco_revival_art_tags.html

http://www.stampawayusa.com/home/sa_classes/fri._83-botanical_collaged_framp.html


Hi Everyone!

I just wanted to do a quick post before I leave to go to my Mom's today.

Joe Rotella from Create & Craft is teaching several classes at Stampaway here in Ohio(I think Cincinnati area). I thought I would encourage you to sign up if you can. I have seen the clock and the tags. I have even taken the frame class. They are so amazing! The tags are each so different but you are learning a lot of techniques.

Have you ever taken a class and got home only to later think how did we do that? Well I have taken classes from Joe Rotella and Joe Morgan. You always learn so much and leave with great projects that you will know how to duplicate when you get home. I've never been disappointed by a class. 

If you sign up leave me a comment. I will give you an extra chance in my new blog candy I will be posting later. I'm giving away some of Joe Rotella's new product line. They are just plain fun! 

Have a great weekend and I will be back late Sunday night with the new blog candy!

Stamping hugs,
Shirley

Friday, July 13, 2012

Congratulations Joe Rotella!

http://want2scrap.com/store/

Congratulations Joe Rotella of Create & Craft on your new line of products. Your designs are amazing and I can't wait to own them for myself and use as blog candy!

His products can be viewed at the link above and I know after talking to one of the buyers for Red Letter Journals that they will be carrying his products also. The best part is since he lives in the Columbus, Ohio area he will be teaching classes on using the products.

I adore the retro Christmas ornaments and can't wait to do them for my Christmas tree this year. The ocean and leaf books are to die for. And how about that pulley! I will be using that on a cool Steampunk scrapbook for the hubby for Christmas. 

Just looking at them I feel my creative juices flowing. Joe this couldn't happen to a better person. You deserve all the accolades, my dear lovely artistic friend! Lee also says "Way To Go Joe!".

 

Tuesday, July 10, 2012

The Surprise Of A Lifetime!






Hello Everyone!

I can't believe this. Joe Rotella of Create& Craft called me this morning and said to check out a link he sent me.  Let me just start by telling you that recently Joe filmed several shows for Scrapbook Soup that will air on Public Television for the next 3 years!

I about feel off my chair when I saw my blog on the program! (it's at 5:35 on the show) I think I broke his eardrum screaming for joy when I saw it! I can't believe he shared my blog! I feel like a TV star now. hehe

Most of all, it feels wonderful to have friends in the craft industry to not only take notice of my work but to share it with others. This is the best gift I have received in years. What a special day!

I can't wait to see all his episodes. Here is a link to the website for the schedule and you can watch his videos now. 

http://www.scrapbooksouptv.com/


Thank you Joe, you will never know what this means to me!

Stamping hugs,
Shirley

PS. Don't forget to check out Joe's blog at:
      http://www.createncraft.com/
One of the blog contributors Amy Day  has a post on OCD (otherwise know as Obsessive Craft Disorder)! Too funny and great tips! :0)

Thursday, July 5, 2012

We Have Internet Service Again!

We were so lucky to only lose our power for 25 minutes when the storms came. But on Sunday when the storms returned it took out our Internet service. I tell you I can live without the TV but not my Internet. I am behind now on emails and will get to them all today when I get back.

I will also be back later with all the cards from our swap group that meets at Red Letter Journals in Grove City the first Sunday of every month.

Take care and be back later today!
Stamping Hugs,
Shirley

Saturday, June 30, 2012

The Blog Candy Winner Is...



The winner of the blog candy is:


#10 KAF

Congrats! Please contact me and let me know if you would like me to mail it to you or drop it off at Red Letter Journals for you. I will be there for card swap tommorw at 3PM.

I hope to post cards tomorrow from our card swap.But for now I better get on the stick and finish mine! Boy did I wait till the last minute on this one! :0)

As always I wish you time to be creative but most of all time to stamp!

Till my next post...

PS. Thankfully when I got home from my class at Red Letter Journals our neighbor was kind enough to help Lee set up yet another router box for our internet. It got hit by the lighting yesterday. This time it fried our surge protector, the router and left black marks all around it on my freezer top where we keep it. When it hit it was like an explosion in the house!  I was so worried all day as to how I was going to be able to draw the winner! It was so nice of our neighbor to get us back on line.  :0)




Thursday, June 21, 2012

It's Blog Candy Time!

I apologize for not only being late on posting this but the picture quality. I am having major problems with my camera. If you really want to see a more true to color picture of the goodies you could go to We R Memory Keepers the "Down On The Boardwalk" set. This is so appropriate for blog candy since it's the first day of summer.  So without further ado here is the blog candy....

 Here it is all boxed up. It fills it to the top! Lot's of goodies! :0)
 8 embossed die cuts
 2 each of 12x12 solid matching cardstock in Boardwalk Sand, Boardwalk Sunshine, Boardwalk Pier, Boardwalk Ocean, Boardwalk Seaweed and Boardwalk Coral(don't you just love the names).
 2  12x12 single sided heavy glitter paper "Beach Towel"
 2  12x12 single sided heavy glitter paper "Sea Breeze"
 4  12x12 double sided paper "Coastlines"
 2 each 12x12 double sided paper "Barnacle" & ""Reef"
 2 each double sided paper Sunbathe & Gone Surfin'
 2 double sided shaped paper "Waves"
 2 double sided shaped paper "Snorkel" (I love the bubble edges)
 1 pack 21pc's layered chipboard, 1-6pc bottle caps, 1-15pc label plates & brads, 1 package crochet lace 3 colors of 36 inches each
1-12pc embossible designs stickers, 1-10pc layered chipboard, 1-6x6 paper pad, 1-4x6 paper pad, 4 mini clear coordinating stamp sets "shades of summer", "beach fun", "cruising" & "seashells".

Again, I can't tell you how sorry I am for being late and the poor quality of the photos!

Now here is the blog candy question:


What is your favorite summertime activity?

I can't wait to read your answers. Good Luck to you all! I will be drawing for this blog candy on Saturday June 30th, 2012.  And now for my answer...

Mine is swimming. I could live in a pool all summer long. There's nothing like it. It's the only thing I like about summer(my least favorite season!)

Till my next post...