December 3, 2009

Card for OUR TROOPS from LOL.

I just thought I’d share this photo with you. As some of you know, and some of you don’t; this year my scrapbook/stamping group “L.O.L.” (Ladies of the Lodge) chose to (instead of exchanging xmas gifts) make All Occasion cards for our troops in Iraq & Afghanistan.
They are mailed to a central location called “From Our Heart”……. Who in turns distributes them to the 9-12 chaplains who take to the locations of our troops. We supply a mailing envelope and package both the card & mailing envelope individually in a clear cello envelope. This way the cards can be viewed and handled without getting dirty. Then the soldiers pick what they want to mail home to their loved ones. We hear they most appreciative too! Some write letters to 'From Our Heart' saying just that.
We rubber banded them up in packs of 10 by ‘occasion’ (Birthday, Anniversary, Thinking of You, Holiday, etc,) to make is easier for the distribution. (See photo). This might not look like much to some of  you, but believe me, there is a lot of hard work, time and love that went into making these cards. This is done by many, many stamping & scrapbooking people across the country and we found out about 'From Our Heart'  this year. If you’d like to know more about it, this is the website… .
So with that said………. Just wanted to say we all felt very proud to have accomplished what we started just a few short weeks ago and I am pleased to announce that our FIRST Box was finished last night and will be shipped this week.
We completed 337 cards w/mailing envelopes ready to be picked by one of our soldiers to send home. This was and will continue to be a very rewarding experience for all us. This will become an on-going project for my scrappin/Stampin’ gal pals.
Thanks for listening!

November 30, 2009


Hope everyone had a wonderful Thanksgiving! I certainly did... enjoyed great food and fun with our best friends.

 Just wanted to remind some of you that this is the card we will be making in class Dec 8th at Rubber & Rafters. If you're interested, please drop me an email for the details and to save a seat! This card was "cased" from Michele Zoldorf. Isn't it beautiful?  I'm calling it "Reflections" to signify the the reflections in the water.

I'm also still sooooooooo new at this BLOG stuff, so please bare with me. Hope to hear from some you soon.

November 25, 2009

Just Saying HELLO!

Hello to everyone who may visit.

Isn't this a HOOT?

Well it's all brand new and I'm still in the learning stages, but I just wanted to say "Hi" and hope you stop by from time to time visit me. You can read my profile to see how this adventure began and hopefully I will have something of value to show you in the very near future.

Until then... Have a Happy Thanksgiving! Gobble Gobble.

November 23, 2009

Ready for Primetime!

Hi Diane, I hope you like your new blog! I had so much fun setting it up for you. I used the natural beauty background from and one of their coordinating images to make the header for you using My Digital Studio! Mom can tell you all about it as she was on the phone with me as I made some changes. I didn't even know that you liked owls so much! She is also responsible for sending me the fab picture of you so if you don't like it, blame her! Just kidding, I think it's a great picture. Anyhow, look around and see what's here. I added some fun links on the right for you to explore. We can change anything you don't like.

Now what to do from here...I recommend taking a look at some sites on the web that offer tutorials and help. Here's a good one about creating a basic post like I am doing right now. Try out your own post--you can always delete it later. Here's another good one about adding an image to a post. You might also find that it would be helpful to look at a simple book about using Blogspot with Google Blogger. I found Publishing a Blog with Blogger by Elizabeth Castro to be very easy to understand and helpful. Here's a link to it in

So let me know what you think. And thanks for trusting me to set it up for you!


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