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From December 2008 through December 2011- our group of ladies have sent 6,117 cards to the troops.


Wednesday, December 31, 2008

Christmas gifts for my sisters

Here are 2 of the 3 plaques that I made for Christmas gifts for my sisters. I purchased the wooden plaques from Dollar Tree. I used stickles to put a little bling to the plaques.

Tuesday, December 30, 2008

Christmas Gift for a friend

Here are two of the plaques that I made for a Christmas Gift. I found the little wooden plaques at Dollar Tree. The clipart is just something I came upon while surfing the internet. I used Mod podge to seal it all together.

My son's girlfriend little girl, Bailey (3yrs old) was in love with this plaque. For Bailey I found some Hannah Montana stickers at Dollar Tree and made her a plaque, which she totally fell in love with.

Monday, December 29, 2008

Cards for the card queen

Lanie from New Zealand sent these beautiful cards to me at the beginning of December . Thanks.

Monday, December 22, 2008

Saturday, December 20, 2008

Surfing the internet

I have not been surfing the blogs lately, but today I decided to time some time out of my day to check out some of my favorite blogs.

Inking Idaho – has some beautiful Christmas projects that I think most of you would enjoy making.

Susie stamp a lot blog – has some really nice projects, but I truly like the teacher card.

You have to visit this blog. Love her blog banner but her stocking box is awesome.

Saturday, November 29, 2008

Sympathy Cards - Part 3

Ilove these angel sympathy. I used a cloud pattern paper for the background,

Friday, November 28, 2008

Symphathy cards - Part 2

More cards for Jenny and my card box. All of the images was colored with markers and chalk. I just love inking the edges of my cards. The cards with the orange lily, the scallop punch border from Stampin Up was used to make the paper ribbon strip on the card.

Thursday, November 27, 2008

Sympathy Cards

The online group "The Crop Room" that I belong to has a swap that they have being during for the last several months called the "Card Queen". Last month I was the queen and this month it is Jenny and she asked for some Sympathy cards. I decided to make 10 power packs (cards) to work on the first day of Go Go Momma's crop. Five of the cards are going to be for Jenny and the other five will go in my card box.

Wednesday, November 26, 2008

Cards for the Card Queen

While I was going this weekend a package arrived in the mail from
Krista Ondish a member of "The Crop Room" with some Thinking of you cards. The cards arrived Friday (11/21). Thanks Krista for such lovely cards.

Tuesday, November 25, 2008

Chirstmas countdown clipboard

Lisa taught this class on Friday evening at Go Go Momma's crop. Everything was pretty much cut on the Cricut. The number circles are attached using velcro. I used stickles to make my numbers pop. I totally enjoyed doing this class. Lisa you are so talented. Thanks for teaching the class. I know that Nicole and Bailey will love this clipboard.

Christmas cards

Sending Christmas cards to family and friends is one of my favorite things to do at Christmas. The images were colored with markers, chalk and to add some bling I used stickles.

Monday, November 24, 2008

paper piecing class - Thanksgiving

On Friday (11/21) I taught a paper piecing class to 4 ladies (Jackie, Jenny, Karrie and Lisa). Here are the results of that class.

Sunday, November 23, 2008

Baskets & Go Go Momma's Crop

This weekend I went to Go Go Momma's (Jackie) crop. Which I had a wonderful time. I was able to complete 10 Symphathy cards and 24 christmas cards. I taught a paper piecing (turkey)class. I also made a clipboard which is a countdown to Christmas. The bakets here in the picture was a door prize and the other was a birthday gift for a friend (Lisa). Michele (Angel Momma) won the door prize.

The event was from Thursday 2:00 p.m. through Saturday 2:00 a.m. On Thursday was 3 ladies and on Friday we had 5 ladies, then on Saturday 8 ladies were in attendees. Jackie was a great host. We had Gumbo and Potato salad from one of the local restaurants in the neighboring town of Lafitte. Our event was in Crown Point, Louisiana. We also had hot dogs & Chili, Papa John's pizza, and from our hostess' kitchen we had Red Beans and Rice. On Thursday night we were treated to a fry turkey. Jenny's husband was testing a new piece of equipment he inquried to cook a fried turkey without oil. The turkey was so good and juicey.

Over the next few days I will be posting the sympathy, christmas cards and other projects that was completed. Thanks Jackie for hosting such a great event.

Thursday, November 20, 2008

Santa, Giraffes

I love this santa claus, he was fun to make. For some reason I have made several differnt giraffes, but I really enjoy doing a giraffe paper piecing for some reason. It is a awesome piece to put on a zoo layout.

Wednesday, November 19, 2008

Pirates and fireworks

The barrel of firework is a paper piecing I will be putting on one of my fourth of july layouts.
Five little pirates marching down to the shore. I think I will have to learn to use my camera without the flash.

Tuesday, November 18, 2008

snowman with all his candy

I used paper glaze for the peppermints and stickles on the lollipops.

Monday, November 17, 2008


Three little witches carrying three little pumpkins. The first one is an original paper piecing. The next 2 are color copy of the original, embellished with stickles. I call them my "copy cats" and sell them less than I do the originals. This picture does not do justice for the copy cats, they are a lot darker in person.
For some reason the user (Me) of the camera did not take great pictures this morning.

Sunday, November 16, 2008

Little boy ghost

This one was fun to make. Notice the tennis shoes have red stickles. One of the ghost is outline in a lite blue stickles. I have just falling in love with stickles. I have about 14 in my collection so far.

Saturday, November 15, 2008

Cowgirl, mummies and alligators

The mummy paper piecing is only 2 pieces but a lot of ink work and chalking.

The cowgirl was inspired by the Western Hoe Down crop I went to recently. I love how the stickles bring bling to my cowgirl.

The alligator would work good on a zoo page.

Thursday, November 13, 2008

Get well cards by Susan Polcari

Susan filled my request for Get Well cards. I love the image she used on the cards. Also, in the envelope was a prize I won at "The Crop Room" for playing the Halloween ABC game. Thanks Susan, for the cards and the ABC stamps.

Wednesday, November 12, 2008

Thinking of You cards from Sandy McFarlene

More cards arrived in the mail from my online group "The Crop Room". Sandy filled my request for thinking of you cards. Love all the cards and love how she made her own pattern paper using stamps. Love how the blue heart card and the flower cards fold.

Thanks Sandy

Tuesday, November 11, 2008

Some Happy Mail - Yesterday

When I got home from work yesterday. There was a happy mail package awaiting me. It was 2 scrapbook magazines that someone sent to me as a RAK (randon act of kindness). I do not have a magazine subscription to either magazine, so I was excited to get them. I flipped through the Simple Scrabook one and seen quite a few ideas that I have to try. The other magazine was Scrapbook, etc.

Well whoever you were (postmark-New Orleans) thank you so much for thinking about me. Like I have said a dozen time before I just love getting happy mail. Thank You Thank You

Well now I have to PIF (Pay it forward). Who will it be ????????

Ballerinas and wedding couple

The ballerinas and the wedding couple were fun pieces to make. I love how the stickles adds some elegants to the wedding couple.

Monday, November 10, 2008

humorous cards by Jenny Skorupa

More cards arrived in the mail the other day from Jenny and she filled my request for humorous cards. She was very generous and sent 2 additional cards and some card fronts for me to complete additional cards. Thanks Jenny. Love the saying on the front of the cards.

Sunday, November 9, 2008

Turkey- Paper piecing class the results


................................................Yesterday I met up with some scrapping friends and taught a paper piecing class. Well here are the turkeys that each lady made. I think that everyone did a fantastic job.

A prize for World Card Day

My online group "The Crop Room" had several challenges for its members to complete starting on World Card day and continuing for a few days. We approximately 13 challenges. We could do them all or choose the ones that we wanted to complete. I choose to complete about 5 challenges. This is the prize (chuckey chipboard book, with shoelace tags and matching ribborn). I won for participating. Each challenge the managers awarded a prize, base on participation.

Saturday, November 8, 2008

Thanksgiving Turkey

Today I will be teaching a paper piecing class, and this little turkey is what the ladies will complete.
Lisa is having her monthly crop in Harahan, Louisiana but I will only be able to stay for a little bit to teach the class and then I am off to another crop. Yes two crops in one day.

Friday, November 7, 2008

Sympathy Cards by Debbie Minter

More cards for the Card Queen. I asked for some sympathy cards and Debbie came to the recuse. My favorite is the one with the butterflies, but I love them all. Thanks Debbie.

Thursday, November 6, 2008

Male Birthday Cards by Pat Lund

More cards for the Card Queen, yes that is me. I asked for some Male Birthday cards and Pat made these really awesome cards. Thanks Pat.

Wednesday, November 5, 2008

More Christmas Cards by my sister, Lizzy

Lizzy has now donated 10 handmade Christmas cards to the troops. She ended up using some of the embossed, glitter Christmas stickers on some of her cards. I love them all. Her candy cane card opens in the middle. Thanks Lizzy for all the great cards.

Tuesday, November 4, 2008

Christmas cards from Charlene

I first met charlene at Bayou Segnette Fall crop given by Debbie Gauthreaux. Since then she has been a part of the crops at Lisa's in Harahan, and she has been a part of the movie girls.

She made 12 of these pretty cards and also send some store brought cards for the soliders. Thanks Charlene.

Monday, November 3, 2008

Get Well cards made by Jeanette Taylor

I belong to an online group called "The Crop Room" and I was picked to be the Card Queen for the month of October. I will be receiving 40 cards from 10 members of the group. These are get well cards that came all the way from North Carolina and was made by Jeanette Taylor. Thank you for the get well cards, I can really use them.

Sunday, November 2, 2008

Michele and Rebecca's Christmas cards for the soliders

One of my fellow Scrappin Packin Mommas, Angel Momma (Michele) and her daughter, Rebecca made 27 beautiful cards for the soliders. Thanks ladies.

Saturday, November 1, 2008

Diane the cardmaker

Diane is a fellow cardmaker. She makes the most beautiful cards. She use to teach card classes at the "Scrapbook Cottage". Thanks for the cards Diane.

Friday, October 31, 2008

Easter & Weddings

more for the for sale box. Love using the stickles on my paper piecing.

Thursday, October 30, 2008

Cats and a Zebra

More paper piecings for my for sale box. The tall cats are 3-d (head). Used wire for the whiskers. The wire was put through the crimper.