Sunday, October 26, 2008

Coaster Crazy!

This is the time of year I start looking for Christmas presents that I can make for our friends and family. I was fortunate to stumble over a few great ideas cased from Teri White.

I am also thinking of holding a class to create coasters from tiles using just a few supplies in November.

If you would be interested in attending, please leave a comment on my blog. I am thinking we could make coasters (set of 4) and a coordinating card with gift packaging for $12.00.

Pretty cute and clever I thought....

Have a great night!

New cards this weekend

Hi All!

I spent the soggy weekend inside, and mused over half made projects. Just seemed like a sad weekend. I just can't seem to snap out of it. The flu swept through our house this past week, and it seems to have hung on.

Above are a few cards I came up with....
I had picked up a few stamp sets by Inkadinkadoo this weekend using my 25% off entire order coupon at AC Moore. Too Cute...

I made both these cards from scraps and ribbon by In the Loop. I just love a good sale.

I also made it over to the Ocean City Humane Society this weekend, to donate Scotia's Food and medical supplies. I don't know why it seemed appropriate to go, but I did. I had been procrastinating. I visited with the cats, and felt better for a few minutes. I was pretty overwhelmed that the main reason the current cats are waiting adoption, is due to abandonment by the owners. Just moved out and left the poor babies, and some were 3-4 years old and huge. I of course left with a heavy heart, and tearful eyes, and no new furry friend. I am just not ready. I miss Scotia too much.

I think a new friend will have a way of finding me. The rest of the weekend was spent sleeping off the flu, and giving serious consideration to becoming a demonstrator for Stampin Up!. Ishould hear from my demonstrator tomorrow all the finer details. I think it would do me some good to teach some classes in something I love, and allow me to get together with friends and my Mom.

Stay tuned for developments....
Hope your weekend was creative!

Sunday, October 19, 2008

Crop for the Cure-The 3 day-Team Blister Sisters!

Hello Everyone!
I have not been updating my Blog sisnce the loss of Scotia last week. I am trying to find a way to make her memorial into a link on this page, I have a little guilt for making another post first on the page. It takes a good cause such as this. A dear friend of mine, and her twin sister have been participating in the Susan G Komen Breast Cancer 3 day walk for a cure, (taking place this weekend), for the last several years. The structure of the 3 day is such that it takes a specific dollar amount per team to participate, which is pretty expensive. The teams fund raise all year, and if they do not hit thier mark, they are charged the difference. My friend's team this year had some shuffling about of members, some loss of members, but bottom line is they have fallen short of thier fund raising goals. In order to avoid a personal charge to them, and support a worthy cause for all women, I have offerred to host a Benefit crop for them with all proceeds to go to the Susan G Komen, Breast Cancer 3 day walk for the Cure, Team Blister Sisters.
The specifcs of the event are:
Date: Saturday, November 15, 2008
Time: 10am-9pm
Place: Bargaintown Fire Hall #2- 1 Bartlett Ave & Tony"Mink" Pagano Rd, Egg Harbor Twp, NJ
Donation:$35.00 and a covered dish
Planned Events throughout the day:
Classes, Make & Takes, Door Prizes, Auction, Contests and goodie bags for attendees
Vendors: Donna Hustedde- Stampin Up!, and still to confirm- Scrapbook Cafe- Angela Weimer
Classes: Stampin Up! 2 page Fall Layout
Terry Albert-The Underground Scrapper-class
Also will be awarding prize for SSJSandScrappers Fall Sketch Contest
Prizes donated thus far by: Jennifer Maguire-
Jennifer is a designer who contributes to Creating Keepsakes magazine via online exclusive articles under Technique Corner, a Two Peas in a Bucket Garden Girl, is on Hero Arts design Team, and has a wonderful style and spirit.
Longaberger Baskets- Dana Fantini
Pampered Chef- Laurel DeViney
Stampin Up!- Donna Hustedde
Scrapbook Cafe- Angela Weimer
and many more to come!
If you would like to donate, or be a vendor at this event, please e-mail me at
To register for attending the crop: Please make all checks payable to: The Breast Cancer 3 Day- and mail them to: Laurel DeViney, 307 Kirklin Ave, Linwood, NJ 08221
There is a registration form posted on this blog to please fill out and send in with your check.
Donations are accepted via credit card online: Access: , Search participants- either Dana Fantini or Danielle Rodriguez- Team Blister Sisters, click Donate now- and pay $35 on your credit card. There is a form ( receipt ) that is your registration for the crop. Please mail a copy of this form along with the crop registration form to Laurel DeViney, 307 Kirlin Ave, Linwood, NJ 08221.
Please support this worthwhile cause, and join us for a fun filled day of Scrapping!

Friday, October 10, 2008

A furry angel in heaven

March 17 1992- October 10, 2008

This seems so very hard to write, I guess I'm still in disbelief. Today we said goodbye to our wonderful 14+ year old cat named Scotia, who was battling osteo-sarcoma for the last 2 months. I could tell you how devasted and heartbroken Keith and I are, but that would'nt even scratch the surface of how we feel.

I am trying through lots and lots of tears, to remember how fantastic she was. How she gave me so much comfort, and how she was truly my best friend. How funny she was, and how beautiful.

I can only hope that she has forgiven me for making the last decision to put her to sleep today, as it was the right choice. She could no longer eat the last few days, as the cancer was in her mandible, and spreading faster than anyone ever thought it would.

She was so funny. She loved Keith through and through and tolerated me. She had the best purr, so loud and comforting, and last night she even indulged me with it, even though I am sure, she was'nt feeling well. She loved our porch, and the back of the couch to watch Bird TV through the picture window, sometimes becoming overwhelmed, and splatting herself against the window. She loved pork anything, and once carved a canoe out of a pork tenderloin, and was so bloated she rolled instead of walked for a few days. She loved to lie on her back, and she looked like one of those kooky kitchen clocks when she did. Her tail was always in motion, I swear she talked with it, and only meowed when she wanted dinner, right now!

She always knew when I was sad or sick. She would lie on the part of me that was broken. I hope she knows it's my heart right now.

She was playful for her advanced age. When I got her from a friend in 1993, she would only let me touch one paw, and we played our foot game for many years to come.

She followed Keith everywhere, and loved to be right beside him or on him. I thought one of the best messages she ever sent me and pretty funny, was she did'nt like my old boyfriend. So much so, she peed on his clothes. She did it a lot. I think she was telling me to wise up, and eventually I did.

I miss her, so very much. Friends tell me I made the right choice, but the heart learns slowly.

She was my best friend, my furry little child, and I was so lucky to have had her in my life. Thank you Scotia, for being there for me for 15 years.I have read there is a rainbow bridge up in heaven especially for pets. I hope you find the softest pillow, with a pork smorgasboard, and know that I will always love you, how very special you are, and that you did a great job taking care of us.

Rest now, no more pain or worry, only Love.

Friday, October 3, 2008

Two challenges in one!

Well, I may have made it under the wire! My creation for TA's Sketch and Kristina's color Inspiration challenge. You have to use your imagination and invision the 2 circles as pumpkins... Pretty cute I thought.

Happy Scrapping!


Kwerner design color inspiration challenge#

Kristina Werner is one of the Garden Girls over at 2 peas, and she has always offerred great card tutorials and the color inspiration challenge. Since I love these colors as much as Kristina does, and TA has some great blog candy going on for the sketch challenge, I though I would combine the two. It is month end, and I hope I get off work early enough to make the deadline...
Look for my card later today!
Happy Scrapping!

Thursday, October 2, 2008

Blog Candy Sketch Challenge!

A very talented scrapper in a group I belong to has posted a sketch challenge for October, in which she is giving away a wonderful prize. Be sure to check out the challenge and participate.
You can link to ToniAnn's blog here:

Carbone's Corner: Sketch October 2, 2008