Friday, March 13, 2009


How cool is this? Jewelry made from scrabble tiles? I saw a neighbor wearing some fantastic jewelry the other day while I was waiting to pick up my daughter at school. She said that the lady she bought it from, made the jewelry from scrabble tiles! At that very moment I was intrigued. I had to learn how to make it! So, one small google search later, voila! I stumble upon a tutorial at Annie Howes Keepsakes! So far I have made one pendant, but plan on making more and earrings too!

Thursday, March 12, 2009

Copic Class

So last night I went to a Copic class in Reston, Virginia at Angela's Happy Stamper. It was quite the drive in rush hour and I plan not to do that again. However, it is a great store! The class was an intro to Copics and since I have been playing and researching the markers on my own for a while, a lot of the class was going over things I have already learned. I did learn how to refill the markers and got some ideas for using the refill inks.
Here are pictures of the cards we made!

More Blog Candy!

Kim over at Paper in the Works is offering blog candy for her 100,000th hit! Click here to check it out!!!

Tuesday, March 10, 2009

A Few New Cards

Here are a few spring cards I copied right from the Close to My Heart Idea Books!

March Stamp of the Month

This is artwork made with Close to My Heart's Stamp of the Month for March!

Monday, March 9, 2009

More Blog Candy!!

Melissa over at Creating From The Heart is giving away some great Blog Candy!! Get over there and check it out!

Operation Smile Donation

I purchased the template to make this adorable card and drawer from Aaron Brown's blog. I was able to pay $6 for 6 templates and the whole purchase price went as a donation to the Operation Smile Organization! If you don't know what Operation Smile is, I encourage you to visit their site. It truly is an amazing organization and I hope that someday Aaron, being an anesthesiologist, and I, a pharmacist can volunteer to be a part of their team.

Sunday, March 8, 2009

First Card Swap at Fort Meade Maryland.

Yesterday I went to my first card swap at Fort Meade. I have been communicating with these girls on Splitcoast Stampers since moving to Baltimore, but haven't had a chance to meet them until yesterday! I had so much fun with the Meade Girls and I am so grateful to Amanda for putting the swap together!

My card was case'd from The Joy of Stamping blog:

Here are some of the other amazing cards! I am still assembling a few of the others, so I'll post those pictures later!

Blog Candy!

I am so excited to share that Lori is offering some blog candy on her site! Go visit and sign up to win! I have been crafting a lot the past few weeks and plan to get caught up in the next few days! Stay tuned!!

Wednesday, January 21, 2009

These are a few cards I made for the Bella Challenges on Splitcoast Stampers a while back. They had been just sitting here as a draft waiting to be published and I never got around to it. I figured I might as well just go ahead and post them!

Ok, so it's been a long time since I have posted anything. I know, the Christmas/ New Year thing kinda got in the way. I'm going to give a brief synopsis of what has since my last post on 11/15/08..

I never posted pictures
I made from the blog Real Mom Kitchen. They were so yummy! I also made the layered peanut butter bars that I have been craving ever since. The kids were happy too!

Our first snow in Baltimore came on November 21st. It wasn't much, but it was sure pretty.

Aaron's family came to visit us for Thanksgiving. It was really nice having company here. Aaron had to work and it would have been lonely spending Thanksgiving without him. I made cinnamon swirl rolls the day they arrived. I thought it would be nice to have something warm and homemade after their flight from Kansas City.

For our Thanksgiving dinner, I made a small meal of turkey, gravy, roasted green beans, Parker House rolls, garlic mashed potatoes with gouda cheese, and a yummy pumpkin cheesecake.

I'll post another update later!