Sunday, August 31, 2014


Hi there,
Just thought I'd post a few cards I recently made using my good scrappin' pal Diane Oliver of Rubber 'n Rafters who was kind enough to let me borrow some of her supplies while I'm spending some time back in MI.  In case you're wondering most of my scrappin' stuff was relocated to Fl.

Here's one birthday card made for an ( almost) relative birthday.  This young man is a baseball, basketball, you name it athlete loves anything to do with sports, plus he's very good at it.

I found the inspiration for this card from a friend of my daughter's (Nance Lempinen Leedy of Canopy Crafts).  She is the talented Ginger Toivonen of  I really was stuck trying to think of something when I happened upon Ginger's card and it all fell into place.  Loved her idea of creating the baseball from a circle punch and adding the "stitching", the bat I just happened to have among some old stickers and thought it worked well together.  Thanks Ginger for your inspiration

I hope you take a moment to leave me a comment, thanks for looking.

Circle Birthday

Here's another card that was CASED from http://1stampingnightowl.blogspot.  This is one of the gals that was on the Display card project at Convention 2014.  Thanks for a great idea!

I liked the simplicity of the card and the cheerful colors, which of course you can change up to whatever you prefer.

Here is my version of her card...

I think it's so simple and not frilly at all so it would be a great masculine card, don't ya think?

Thanks for stopping by and peeking at my blog.


Saturday, August 30, 2014

I'm back!

I know, it seems like ages since I've posted something on my blog, well it has been.  However during my absence I was fortunate enough to become a Stampin' Up Demonstrator and attend the Stampin' Up Convention in Salt Lake City, Utah with my daughter, Nance Lempinen Leedy of Canopy Crafts.

What a great time we had and there's nothing better than bonding with each other, plus meeting people I've only known through their blogs, yep they're real people.
Here's a picture of some of us at Convention.
LeAnne Puglise, Nance Lempinen Leedy, Shelli & Sterling Gardner and me!

Ann Schach, LeAnne Puglise and my daughter, Nance Lempinen Leedy