25 Valentine’s Day Projects for Your Silhouette Cameo

This is the very first “Round-Up” for The Silhouette Challenge Facebook Group! I’m so lucky to be a part of this group. I’m a brand-new Silhouette owner, having just opened mine on January 12th, and I am SO EXCITED that my LOVE Banner was included in this Round-Up with all these amazing, talented women. I made the rosettes out of Stampin’ Up! More Amore Designer Series Paper using my Silhouette to embellish this LOVE banner.  It was only the eighth project I made with my new Silhouette Cameo. I’m sure you’ll be inspired by all of the fabulous Valentine’s Day projects included in the Continue Reading →

Super Bowl + Super Surprise = Super Stamping!

Are you ready for some football? Are you ready for some stamping too? Are you ready for a FREE SUPER SURPRISE PACKAGE? I have a FREE SUPER SURPRISE PACKAGE just for you! Many of you will be entertaining friends during the Super Bowl today. Many of you will want to escape the madness and will hide in your craft room and stamp all day. But many of you will be like me, you’ll watch the game and do some stamping too!!! Whatever your plans for the day are, I have a SUPER SURPRISE** for you! Order your favorite products from the Stampin’ Up! Annual Catalog, the Continue Reading →

I would love to be eating lobster at the Oceanside Inn!!!

This month at my stamp camps we made this fabulous card featuring the “By the Tide” collection from Stampin’ Up! One of my stampin’ friends, Angelique, was headed to dinner at Red Lobster afterwards to meet her husband.  They were celebrating their 25th Wedding Anniversary that evening. She had wonderful presents for her husband but didn’t have a card, so she was really glad she came to the class. Writing this post is making my tastebuds crave lobster drenched in butter!  The best lobster I ever had in my life was in a restaurant on the working waterfront of Gloucester, Continue Reading →

How a Hot Air Balloon Lapel Pin Led to Marriage

Today my husband and I celebrate our anniversary.  If it hadn’t been for a hot air balloon lapel pin it may never have happened. I had seen him out and about quite often. It seemed he was always the center of a crowd, telling stories and making everyone laugh. He wasn’t really my type. I never sat out a song and he never stepped on the dance floor. He looked like an eccentric professor and I hated every day of high school. He was quite a bit older.  I was intrigued. I had a mutual friend introduce us. Apparently he was not impressed because Continue Reading →


Oh my, I love, love, LOVE this story from one of the guys who was on the team that designed the “Dude, You’re Welcome” kit.  I absolutely love the card he came up with and I think he is adorable! Can you imagine the reaction he got from his wife!?!?!  Yeah, “Stampin’ Up! says, “Dude, you’re welcome!” I wanted to share my very first “manmade” card. I made this for the number-one lady in my life. To the guys out there: What a wonderful idea for the lady in your life…a card handmade by you! She’ll love it and love Continue Reading →