Wednesday, July 18, 2007

Gifts for a Secret Friend

Wow...what fun I had making these items for a secret friend in one of the exchanges I'm in. I did some research and found out that her favorite colors are pink and black so I stuck with that theme on all of the altered projects. The lunch box is filled with all kinds of goodies for her and the small tin which is altered, I made a bracelet for her with her favorites pink and black.

Saturday, July 07, 2007

Nope Didn't Run Off To Join The Circus

It seems like one week runs into the next and I never get to post, but I have been stamping my little heart out. Here are cards for 3 different swaps, two of which I am hosting: prima swap and summertime theme swap, the last one is for a Gina K swap using Autism stamp set and since my son is autistic, I had to join!!! Check these out -----

Thursday, April 26, 2007

Away From Blogger World --Walt Disney World Bound

My family and I are taking a much needed vacation leaving tomorrow (Friday, April 27) and returning late Sunday, May 6. It's off to Walt Disney World where dreams, magic and memories are made. My parents are going with us as well and it's the first time they've been there since I was 11 years old (25 years ago) so alot has changed since they've seen it. Will look forward to looking at everyone's creations when I get back from my trip.

Wednesday, April 25, 2007

Whipper Snapper Swap Card

This is another swap I'm in with Whipper Snapper images. Going postal today and took a quick pic of my creation.

Inky Antics Swap Card

This is the card I created for an Inky Antics Swap I'm in. Going postal today so wanted to get a quick pic of it.

Thursday, March 08, 2007


This weekend I'm going on my first scrappin retreat and I can't hardly wait. I hear you have a blast, along with getting overdue scrappin done. I created these mini notebooks w/ cordinating pen paper. I found the little pails (which I added the pink gingham ribbon to the handles to match the pens and notebooks) at Target ($1 section of course). I'm going to place the notebooks, pen and spring wrapper colored chocolates (reese cups, hershey kisses, you get the idea) in the pails at the table I'll be at with my roommates who invited me to go and invited me to share the room with them. This was a fun project and I had a blast this morning putting it together. And now to assemble the finished project to add the yummies (chocolate) to it, get the rest of my scrappin things together and pack a few clothes.............and I'm off tomorrow.

Tuesday, March 06, 2007


When the package arrived for me I could have kissed my mailman. I was so happy to see my cool new items I won from Dianne Kersteter's blog...I won CANDY and it's yummy. Check it all out I just keep playing with my new cool stuff....I guess I've touched it enough that now I should do something constructive with it. Dianne also sent me this beautiful card which I have sitting on my desk...that was a nice surprise.

Check out Dianne's blog when you get a minute....great work and fun to look at!!

Thursday, March 01, 2007

And the WINNERS are------------

And Lily (my daughter) says the winnners are:


All those who's name is listed above, please contact me via email with your information (blog name, address, etc.). Also, I have a few questions regarding your choices.

Also, will those listed below, please contact me via email with your information (blog name, address, etc.).
Dawn Mercedes
Mrs Adept
stampin melissa

My daughter was having so much fun pulling names so I said----"PULL 7 MORE AND WE'LL DO A GRAB BAG SURPRISE".......

Anyways congrats to all winners, please contact me with your information. Thanks.
HAPPY MARCH 1st!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

NOW....6 Blog Candies -- ONE MORE

I decided to let my daughter drawing when she gets home from school at 3:30 pm. Since I'm having your wait longer than the drawing stated, there will be now 6 (SIX) blog candies up for grabs to you everyone an extra chance at winning.....A lot of people stated they liked the birthday set, due to that response, the #6 set up for grabs will be a second birthday set (same stamps, same ribbon).......Once the winners are announced, I will package up the sets (maybe with an extra goody) and await everyone's mailing address. Good Luck!!

Tuesday, February 27, 2007


I won my very first blog candy ever!!! This kind of stuff NEVER happens to me. I can't believe it...I keep reading it and reading on Dianne's blog over and over again and I still can't believe it!!! I don't know if I'll be able to sleep tonight with excitement....and I'll be getting FUN MAIL for me!!!! WOOOHOOO! Check it out for yourself. It reads:
And the winner is…….
Posted by Dianne on February 26th, 2007

Lynne Phillips! Lynne, please send me an email with your address and I’ll get this out to you this week! Thank you all for playing and please keep coming back. I promise I’ll be posting more cards and scrapbook pages in the coming weeks. As a future Stampin’ Up demonstrator, I will be doing lots of playing with stamps!!! I am also going to be giving away a Bella stamp (from for my next blog candy. If you haven’t become an “addictabella”, you should check out the website. They are too cute and Emily, the owner and creator, is very sweet and very funny. I’ve got a link to her site under favorite links!
SEE SEE it's true.....
Check out Dianne's has LOTS of cool ideas.

Sunday, February 25, 2007

5 Blog Candies --- 5 Lucky Winners

Let's start March 1, 2007 in a great way....Drawing will be Thursday, March 1 at 9:00 am and winners will be announced shortly there after. To be entered into this's simple, tell me which blog candy out of the 5 you like. Let the fun begin!!! PS---Thanks for checking out my blog!!


Later today I will be posting 5 BLOG CANDIES up for grabs!!! Keep your eyes @@ pealed for them.

Wednesday, February 21, 2007

A Sad Goodbye.....

My son is autistic and he takes music therapy (piano, guitar, drums) lessons. Well, his therapist has enlisted in the Army in the Military Intelligence Unit and today will be his last lesson with her. We have been thrilled to have her working with him as she is so good at what she does....needless to say, this will be a sad goodbye at this afternoon's lesson, as she has to report to duty by next week.

Knowing she couldn't take much with her I filled a little goodie bag for her just so she knows how much we've appreicated her and how much she'll be missed. Along with the goody bag, I made the mini card w/coordinating envelope to match. I felt the heart/note symbol is perfect. Just a quickie I put together before we go. Hope everyone is having a GREAT WEEK!

Monday, February 19, 2007

Time Goes By.....

Time just gets away from me and I no sooner make a card for someone/something and I have to give it to them or mail it and have NO time to take pics of it. Anyways this was the card I gave my parents for Valentine's Day. I asked my mom if I could have it today to take a picture of it and I'd give it back. I made several for Valentine's Day, however this is the only one I could get my hands on after the fact.

As soon as I get my act together a little better (if I can really do that) I plan to have BLOG CANDY with SPRING TIME items. Check back later.

Thursday, January 25, 2007

Vellum with Friends........

I had lots of fun creating this card for a vellum swap due next week. I used the "in colors" vintage violet and cranberry crisp along with the new stamp set -- Love Matters in the SU Winter Mini Catalog.

Tuesday, January 23, 2007

I've Been Tagged...Here it goes...

A-Available or Taken: Taken -- September 12, 2007 will be 15 years
B-Best Friend: my husband - JR AND my mom and dad
C-Cake or Pie: Cake (ummm I can taste it now)
D-Drink of Choice: Coca-Cola or Pepsi (must be high octane)
E-Essential Item You Use Everyday: my computer, cell phone, and my truck
F-Favorite Color: Pink and Green
G-Gummy Bears or Worms: Bears
H-Hometown: Williamsport, MD --- born and raised and still here
I- Indulgence: A day at the spa (never have done, but think I would love it!!)
J-January or February: How about June, July or August -- love the warm weather
K-Kids and Names: Noah (age 7) and Lily (age 6)
L-Life is Incomplete Without: My family and friends
M-Marriage Date: 9/12/92
N-Number of Siblings: 1 brother (2 years older than me)
O-Oranges or Apples: Apples
P-Phobias or Fears: Well I would have to say ... getting stuck behind an accident on the Bay Bridge over the Cheasapeake Bay for 45 minutes (not moving) kids thought it was cool and I was sick to my stomach oh and did I add that I was by myself with my kids on our way to the beach to meet my husband ....certainly don't want that to happen again.
Q-Favorite Quote: Huummm....don't think I have one.
R-Reason to Smile: Going with my family to Walt Disney World every year in May and going with my family to the beach (where I LOVE TO BE!!!!) in the summer (as many times as we can)....would love to live there in the summer!!
S-Season: Spring/ it warm
T-Tag 3 or 4 people: As I look at everyone's blogs I don't know if I can find anyone untagged.
U-Unknown fact about me: I was born on Christmas Eve.
V-Vegetable you don't like: Brussel sprouts and spinach
W-Worst Habit: LOTS-- my stamp room is a wreck, let laundry pile up until I can't stand it.
X-Xrays: Teeth, chest (for pneumonia), wrist (carpal tunnel), knee (fell my senior year HS)
Y-Your fave food: Seafood and Italian (LOVE pizza and spaghetti)
Z-Zodiac: Capricorn

Thursday, January 04, 2007

HAPPY New Year from Mr. Turtle!!!!

My first post of the new year and I thought that Mr. Turtle would like to wish everyone a Happy and Healthy New Year. It's been tough getting back into the groove of normal life, no more afternoon naps, no playing games with the kids all day and no more watching movies that "Santa" brought. It's been a fun time while the kids where home, too bad it was so short. Anyways, back to my newest project --- Stamps: Inky Antics; Cardstock: SU -- cool carribean and certainly celery.

Check back as I plan to have More CANDY BLOG this month!! Stay safe & happy stamping!!