Memorial Day blog hop with OWH

Most of us can appreciate a three day weekend and relish the time spent with loved ones at barbeques, graduations, camping and other start of summer events.

Whatever you doing, please take a moment to reflect on what Memorial Day really means and to whom we all need to be grateful for these days of freedom we enjoy.

Thank you to all the service men and women around the world for your commitment and sacrifices! There are so many who depend on you and likely don't even realize how much.  Thank you to all the families of the fallen. Your sacrifice and theirs has not gone unnoticed. 

I am also grateful for the tireless team behind Operation Write Home. From personal experience, I know how separated families of the armed forces appreciate a written letter. 

In continuing support of the organization, here's my contribution to this weekend's blog hop. Be inspired and feel free to donate toward shipping expenses for our cards to reach our soldiers.


Happy National Scrapbook Day!

Happy National Scrapbook Day! I was up on London time this morning to see events online roll out. (I have been awake a long time.) Even if I can't be among the scrappiest at an event, I am a happy to participate virtually where I can.

Today I made a quick card for my friend, Alina and her fiance. We are heading to their engagement party.

Inspired by the OWH challenge, I used Neenah metallic paper, a sentiment stamp from Papertrey Ink's Bigger Blooms set, Black Glint rmbossing powder from Wow! and A Cuttlebug embossing folder (regretfully I don't lnow the name).

Happy NSD! 


Do something Pinteresting everyday

I love Pinterest. LOVE. 
I can hoard pins with the best of them. 

While I actually attempt many of the ideas I pin, I would not get through all my pins if I did something pinteresting everyday. can try. I kicked off this new section of the blog (recent pins to the right) by prepping my nails for tonight's hockey game. 

1 hour later (because I am a nail painting novice)....

Check out other nail inspiration at


The secret behind no missing in the cards

I had to squeeze in one quick card and WOW powder project this weekend.  From my stash, I pulled out one of my favorite Unity Stamps. It is so fitting for a note to send to a pair of cousins. We all love to wear mismatched socks. It runs in the family!

The ironic thing is that I used tone on tone shades for these quick cards. Metalline Green with a touch of shimmer and Berrylicious looked beautiful on lime and lilac cardstock.


Sneak Peek...Glass Project with Wow Embossing Powder

Nevermind, love. Have a cup of tea. 

Complete project update to be revealed at the blog for Wow Embossing Powders this week.
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