Happy New Year!!

Relaxing in the Oasis


All Ashore That's Going Ashore!

Here's our family photo aboard our cruise ship!  The food, the fun, the company, EVERYTHING was wonderful!!  Er...except for one very important detail which is why our otherwise fabulous cruise company will go unnamed!!
The Silver Lining
Here's that one very sad detail--at least for those of us that were looking forward to a card-making class.  
The director emptied out some thin papers, glue sticks, colored pencils, a few chalks and said we could use the so-called "supplies" to make Christmas cards.  Okaaaaay!  Well, I decided I would imagine what I would do with a meager set of supplies if I was stranded on a desert island.  This little Christmas tree card was the best I could do, spoiled girl that I am!
But.....all was not lost!  I met a lovely lady, Dee-Dee, who also has lots of "toys" and while we commiserated on the sad state of affairs of the supplies offered to us, we also discovered a mutual love of creating scrapbooks and cards!  We promised to communicate and I look forward to sharing ideas with my new-found friend!!

Fall color "thank you" tags for my Open House attendees!  Our orders will be in on Tuesday!  Yayy!!
My goal is to create 10 creating cards every other day so that I can get my stockpile up for gift-giving and everyday use!  I used my favorite embossing folder, Elegant Lines, some of my favorite text stamps from Perfect Punches and Word Play, along with Sahara Sand, Whisper White, and Early Expresso Card Stock (CS) to create a "stack" of cards.  The 5/8" Chocolate Chip satin ribbon and the perfect little pearls resulted in a stack of elegant greeting cards.  This evening it's Bravo Burgundy and Always Artichoke CS along with Just Believe stamps and those gorgeous antique brads.
More to come!  


  1. I love your group photo - such happy and bright faces.
    I can imagine your reaction to the so-called card making class supplies - it's perfectly okay for you to be spoiled with the best supplies.
    So good to hear you have a new stamping friend too!

  2. Hi, Joyce! You get 2 goody bags! Thank you so much for your sweet comments! Happy thanksgiving!!

  3. Hi, Joyce! Thank you so much for your comments and thank you for visiting my blog!! Now you get TWO goody bags! Happy Thanksgiving!! Hugs, Ree