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


Friday, April 30, 2010

Masculine Thank you card

The local scrapbook store orangized a group of card swappers.  We are called "Friendzee Card Swappers". There are 18 ladies including the owner of the store, Jackie.  The theme for the meeting in May is "Masculine Cards".  We are going to meet every 6 weeks at the store.  We will exchange cards, and do 4 shoe box card kits at each meeting, and then we will swap card and socialize before ending the meeting.

Thursday, April 29, 2010

Winner of the blog Candy is.......

The winner of the blog candy is Carole Smith.  I want to thank each of you for taking the time to leave a comment.

Second Make N Take at the local scrapbook store

Sorry about the bad picture. The flash from the camera picked up the glue that was dried up on my work table.

I attended the make n take at Scrappin Friendzee in Marrero, Louisiana. The project for the evening was to create this adorable little Easter basket. We had to chalk, and ink the basket. I use brown chalk and then went back and used a brown dew drop ink pad to ink the edges of the basket. I wanted the basket weave look so I angled the dew drop ink pad and created lines representing the weave look. Then I inked the edges of the egg. 

The egg was created from a pattern paper so I applied the different color stickles glitter glue on each of the dots. I added some chalk to the Easter bunny’s ear, and add a piece of blue cardstock for the eye, tied a ribbon around the bunny, and the product being highlighted that evening was the flower soft, which we had to apply a liquid glue and sprinkle on some green flower soft to create the easter grass.

I also decided to purchase the 2 page Easter layout the store created. You will have to come back at a later date to see what I did with the Easter layout. Have to get my Easter hunt pictures of my favorite little girl developed.

Wednesday, April 28, 2010

mother day cards

The last of the mother day cards that I made for the soliders. 

would you please leave a comment and let me know which card on this post that you like and why?

Tuesday, April 27, 2010

Mother day cards for the soldiers

More cards with images of flowers that I colored with the copic sketch markers.  I did not want to buy the markers at first because I thought they cost to much.  Well it has been worth every penny.

Monday, April 26, 2010

Mother Day card to the soldiers – part 3

Again more butterfly images , and flowers. Love the dandelion image. All images were colored with the copic sketch markers.

Sunday, April 25, 2010

Mother Day cards that I made for the soldiers – Part 2

More butterfly images for my mother day cards. I also lined the envelopes with matching pattern paper. I love the blue jean paper it was a scrap that I came across and it worked really well on my card.

Saturday, April 24, 2010

Mother day cards I made for the soldiers – Part 1

I have started collecting butterfly stamps, and images. I thought that would be an awesome image to put on a mother’s day card along with flowers.

I was able to create 40 cards for the card drive. When I glued the butterfly image to the card I did not glue down the wings, I lifted them off of the card to have the appearance of the butterfly flying. All of the images on the cards were colored with my copic sketch markers.

Friday, April 23, 2010

Cards donated by Ms. Virginia

Ms. Virginia is one of my card angels that I can always count on to contribute to my card drive for the military overseas. Such awesome cards using the bright pastel colors.  Sometimes she contributes one or two cards other times she donates more than a dozen.

Thanks for giving of your time Ms. Virginia for others.

DON'T FORGET TO SCROLL DOWN TO THE POST ABOUT "5,000 cards to the Soldiers" and leave a comment for a chance of winning some clear rubber stamps.

Thursday, April 22, 2010

Technique Thursday at Scrappin Friendzee

This is the first free make n take technique Thursday project that I attended at Scrappin Friendzee the scrapbook store in Marrero, Louisiana.

We created the flower using the square punch, a piece of ribbon for the leaf and a strip of cardstock for the stem and attached all the pieces to the half circle cardstock. I must admitt that forming the squares into a flower was a bit of a challenge for me, but in the end I will able to complete the project.

The store was selling layout kits for $8.00 that went along with the free make n take. I decided to purchase the kit. This is my finished layout not quite like the store had it laid out. These are pictures of Bailey having fun in the field next to my house, picking flowers, chasing butterflies, and playing in the sand.

Notice on the steam of the flower the faux stitching.  I took a black marker made the dots, and then came back with my white gel pen to make the dashes  and this gave the effect of the card having stitching.

Wednesday, April 21, 2010

Never know what you might stumbled upon

A lot of you know that I go to the Harvey Locks and park my car on the levee and have lunch and most of the time I watch the seagulls, pigeons, and boat traffic go up and down the Mississippi river and through the locks. Well on Tuesday I spotted this cross nailed to the utility pole right in front of my car.

I wondered who left the cross with the message. I  wondered who created this piece of religion art. I wondered if the wood used on the cross was drift wood from the river. Someone sharing their belief in Jesus Chrisit.  It makes you stop and reflect.


Friday, April 16, 2010

Over 5,000 greeting cards to the solider

We have finally reached 5,000 cards to the soliders.  This was both handmade and store bought cards.  I would like to take this opportunity to thank everyone that made cards, donated store bought cards and those who donated postage.   Thanks for helping me with this project. 

Since this task has been accomplished I think Blog Candy is in order.   I will give everyone an opportunity to make a comment and leave it on this post by Friday, April 23, 2010.  I will put all names in a bucket and then I will pick the luckey winner. 

the blog candy is 2 packages of clear stamps.

Wednesday, April 7, 2010

Easter card.

cute little Easter card

Tuesday, April 6, 2010

Easter card for the soldiers, made by Una M and Sharon T

These are some of the easter cards that Una M made for the soldiers.  Thanks for thinking of the soldiers.
These cards were made by Sharon T. Thanks for the cards Sharon.

Monday, April 5, 2010

Easter card for the solider, our cat and some wildflowers

These Easter card were made by Ms. Virginia. She always gives me cards for the soldiers.

The Easter images are just a few that I colored with my Copic Sketch Markers, I think that is my new thing coloring images.

A picture of some of the wildflowers in the field across the street from our house.  I just love Spring time the earth comes alive with color.

Our cat,  she has two names Lazy Cat or Crazy Cat.  As of Monday we no longer have her we gave her to a girl name, Fox.  Both myself and son's allergies has gotten worse since she came to live with us. I know that she is going to a good home that has other cats.

Sunday, April 4, 2010

Sneaky Boo the squirrel

This is a sympathy card that I made for my sister, Lizzy's brother in law, David.  While David was in the hospital, the squirrel was hit by a car and died.  One of the neighbors went picked up the squirrel and put it into his garbage can. Stacey which is a neighbor that is close to both David and Laura took the squirrel out of the garbage wrapped it really good and put it in her freezer for David.   The Squirrel is now in David's freezer and will be stuffed one day soon.  

The card is an easel card.  The coloring was done with my copic sketch markers. Yes that is an actually picture of SNEAKY BOO.   I hear through the grapevine David is now trying to befriend another squirrel that has a part of its tail chopped off, he calls it Box.

Saturday, April 3, 2010


Butterflies, I just love them.  Last Saturday Bailey and I was running in the field trying to catch a butterfly.  We never did catch it but had fun enjoying it.

These are some images that I have collected from the internet to start my virtual stamps.  All of the butterflies were colored using the Copic Sketch Markers. 

I am slowly learning to shade and blend with my markers.

Friday, April 2, 2010

Beginners Class (March 2010) at Scrappin Friendzee

Peggy is the instructor for the Beginners Class at Scrappin Friendzee, she ask me if I would do a paper piecing with her class.  I choose to do a flower in a flower pot. 

Left to Right:  Peggy S,  Peggy M, Lynn A, Patty L  and Linda

Thursday, April 1, 2010

New Scrappin Packin Mommas

Our group the Scrappin Packin Mommas have been busy with life and have not been meeting on a montly basis.  Well Michele (Angel Momma) kicked us off to a new year.  In March we met at Scrappin Friendzee. 2201 Barataria Blvd. Marrero, Louisiana and we also invisted some guest.

Yo Momma! Got the prep rally going she was joined in by Red Hot Momma and Angel Momma, they introduce our new mommas.
Spicy Momma (Jenny) has been a momma for a while but was never formally introduce so we did that at our WHO DAT! Saints theme weekend.  Our 2 new mommas are Peggy (Helloooo Momma) and Barbara (Stitchin Momma).  We had a little contest going it was divided into 4 quarters. For every page we did we earned 7 points and every card we did we earned 3 points.  One of guest Sanda won the contest. 

Michele also provide us with food on Saturday.  Red Beans and Rice. Yummy one of my favorite dinners.