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


Sunday, March 30, 2008

Little Projects

Some cute little projects that I stumbled across

There she goes blog has a white dollar gift bag turned into a beautiful piece of artwork.

A neat little basket made out of cardstock.

Thursday, March 27, 2008


My pen pal, Brandy stated to me that she was interested in learning some technique for cardmaking. Well I have been putting together some projects for her. This is one project I will let her have a peek at. I took some of my $1.00 clear stamps from Michael's and other $1.00 mounted stamps from Michael's for her to use on future cards. I did notice on the clear stamps the Stampin Up ink spots do not stamp well. I find an ink pad with foam does a better job of stamping

Also, I am sure a few of you have notice that I changed the look of my blog. The picture of the flowers that is a part of my logo was taken by my youngest son, Peter. When we went to Christmas in the Oaks, he loves flowers and loves painting pictures of flowers. I would like to have a few comments on the new look of the blog.

Wednesday, March 26, 2008

Lunch with some Scrapping Friends

Today I took an early lunch (11:30a.m.) to go to lunch with some of my scrapping friends. It was a nice short visit since I had to get back to work. The following was at the luncheon Kathleen, Peggy, Garnet, Julie, Linda, Pam. Had a great time ladies. We went to Easy Dogs. I had a Jaz Dog it was awesome (olive salad, with cheese, hot dog on a bun), and a Barq's Rootbeer.

Check out this technique - Glitter and Lace

make a bag-a-lope (using an envelope)

Lip Balm Holders

Saturday, March 22, 2008

A Night out with the ladies

Yesterday there was a card making session at my sister, Lizzy's house. There was 8 of us, Lizzy, Peggy, Kaci, myself, Tammy, Barabara, Sara and Alexis. Alexis is my sister's niece and her first time card making and I think we have her hooked. It was a night of cardmaking, talking, laughing. I was in slow gear and only got 4 cards done.

Friday, March 21, 2008

Lisa's Crop and Birthday wishes to Matthew

Today is my oldest son, Matthew's birthday he is 23 years old. Happy Birthday.

Last night after work my friend, Peggy and I went across the river (Mississippi) to Harahan, Louisiana to a crop. There was only 7 ladies that showed up: Peggy Morgan, Tammy Zielger, Connie Buck, Lisa Barraco, Patty Provance, Kaci Gisclair, and myself. I made 7 cards, and we order dinner out (Nacho Mommas). Stay until about 12:15 a.m . Had a birthday cake for Patty Provance. We laugh and enjoyed each others company. Connie Buck was offering "The Angel Company" products which is like Stampin Up and I ordered the cute little boys and girls stamps.

Thursday, March 20, 2008

A surfing we will go......

Paper Hostess blog has some really cute tins, go check it out

for my sister, Cathy .. If you have not done your Christmas cards for your swap here is some for inspiration.

a cute house card ... over at Paper Hearts Card Co Blog

looking for some sketches for card making well check out this blog called Sketches!

check out these sketches for a layout over at Imagine & Inspire blog

Scrappersaurus our local scrapbook store in Metairie, Louisiana is opening a 2nd location across the Lake (Ponchartrain) in Mandeville,Louisiana in April.

Everyone has a safe and blessed Easter
patty - paper piecingpatty - Momma 411

Tuesday, March 18, 2008

Stamp Images - try my hand at watercoloring

My online group, The Crop Room had a stamp image swap, I decided to particpate in 4 of the strings and recently quite a few stamped images showed up in my mailbox.

Tonight I decided to try my hand at watercoloring the images. I used the Prismacolor watercolor pencils (24 colors), and a Marvy Memory Blender pen. Here are my results. Not sure if I did it correctly or not, but I am pretty pleased with my results.

After coloring 6 of about 160 images that I received from this swap. I now need to use these images and create some neat cards. I know that there are a few watercoloring tutorials out there. I will have to go and search them out.

So what are your plans for this weekend other than celebrating Easter. Thursday night I might be going to a crop with my friend, Peggy. Friday night I will be cardmaking at my sister, Lizzy's house with my niece, Sara and 4 other ladies.

Easter cards

Easter is just right around the corner. My oldest, Matthew will be celebrating his 23rd birthday on Good Friday. I think Friday is going to be a Crawfish day for us, even though they are a bit pricey this year. All of these Easter cards went to Iraq, to Roni's son BJ for his use. Here are a few more cards.

God bless all have a have a wonderful Easter.

Sunday, March 16, 2008

St. Joseph Altar - Louisiana

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Yesterday my sister, Lizzy, my niece Sara, and I all participated in the St. Joseph Altar. Sara was an angel during the blessing. Both Lizzy and I were on the food serving line, from about 11:00 till 7:00 p.m. This is our last year during the altar. We have participated for 4 years.

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Friday, March 14, 2008

Baby shower thank you cards

Today at work we are going to give one of our co-workers a small baby shower. I wanted to do something more than just donate money to a larger gift. So last night I pulled together 12 thank you cards to give as a gift. Who doesn't need Thank you cards.

Wednesday, March 12, 2008

Nicole - Louisiana Scrapper

I have scrap booked before in college when I belonged to NAFCS. I was in charge of documenting and saving the memories from the Nicholls Family & Consumer Sciences Club. I really started scrap booking at home and with friends in the Summer of 2004 when child was born.

I have always juggled the idea of scrap booking for a while before I really drove into it head first! My cousin Christy was introduced to scrap booking from a friend of hers, Dawn Pellegrin. Dawn showed Christy all kind of cool products available, which she shared with me. The next thing you know... I am Buying up Michaels! LOL

I belong to the following online groups: Scrap Jammmies which sends me cool 2 page kits monthly ( When I get a chance I visit the Paper Place and chat with friends I have made at GCS ( Judy from GCS introduced me to the online chatting area and there is an awesome gallery as well.

I get together with my girlfriends monthly to make cards and/or scrapbook pages from Close To My
Heart products. I also attend GCS events with a small group of lad
ies called It's Five O'clock Somewhere. In the past I have attended an all day crop with The Acadian Crops in New Iberia.
My favorite online stores are: A Cherry On Top , TV Weekly , Scrap Your Trips

My family and I reside in Houma, Louisiana. On March 15, 2008, I will be married for 5 blessed years. Duane and I have one son, Dylan John who is 3.7 years old. We have one dog named Buck Landry who is a Blue Heeler.

I am a Support Cooridantor Supervisor for Easter Seals in Thibodaux. My husband is a RN at Terrebonne General Medical Center (Emergency Room).

I enjoy fishing with my family, going to the hunting camp in MS in the winter months, and shooting guns with my husband. My family & friends play an important role in my life.