Thursday, October 13, 2011

Halloween is right around the corner..........................

Hi Everyone,

Have you made any plans for your own Trick or Treaters?   I decided to share three adorable projects that you can share with your family and friends.  The first is taken from Splitcoast Stampers and is the cutest little skull.  Closed it hides a box in it's center that contains treats.  Scarey but not too scarey.

The second project is a Halloween staple - a coffin!!   The sign says, Open if you Dare and when you do, you will meet a little mummy.  This is actually a Hershey bar wrapped in paper.  You might say, it's a yummy mummy. 

Our last selection is a Halloween card that you can send to the "older" children in your family.  This card lays flat to mail but opens for a Halloween display.  This type of card is called an easel card.  Take a look........

Now don't wait!!!  Call me anytime to arrange a class where you can learn to make these cute projects.  Classes can be arranged to suit your free time.  Now that I am retired - I have lots of it.  Can't wait to hear from you all. 

Saturday, June 11, 2011


Hi Everyone!

Here is the layout for June.  As stated previously, you will need 2- 4x6 vertical photos and 2- 6x4 horizontal photos.  If you let me know your proposed titles or subject, I will prepare the necessary die cuts taylored to your personal layout.  We have one class on Friday, June 17th and one Saturday, June 18th,  Please send me an e mail to confirm your attendance and required die cuts.  Thanks, Audrey

Saturday, May 28, 2011

Been away too long.

I am sorry I haven't updated my site in a while but am sure you will understand when I tell you that my Dad died and we made a trip back to Massachusetts to see family and friends. My dad was a POW and the Veterans had a nice ceremony at graveside.  It was a sad occasion but joyful to reconnect with friends and family.  We haven't seen some of them in 10 years.  This is a picture of me and my sisters Kelly, Merri and Terri.

 We stayed with dear friends who own a lovely home which we call the Bilt-Hurd-More Estate.  They were so nice to us and we were so very grateful that they are friends.  They took us out to Plymouth and we had Haddock which I have been missing.  A quick trip (or 2) to my favorite ice cream shop was fabulous also. 

Classes will resume in June.  For those of you who cannot come on the weekend (Saturday the 18th), we are also having a class on Friday the 17th.  Don't forget to bring your adhesive. Photos needed are 2-4x6 verticals and 2- 6x4 horizontals. Class, both days, will start at 11am and end at 4pm.  Lunch will be provided.  I am anxious to get back in the classroom.  Please let me know if you will be attending and on which day. 

Saturday, April 23, 2011

Thank you, Thank you to all yall

It is always great to get together for scrappin and eatin.  We had some new faces and the return of some old friends this month.  I am fortunate to have talented people in my classes, it makes me look good.  Each and every person left with my layout but personalized to their taste and photos.  I am touched by how much each of you has grown.  I was saying today that the classes would end at four pm when we started but
 now, even with your own changes in the layouts, we are through around 2:30.  That is our friend Grace Elliott holding her head and asking, "How can I get all these great ideas on paper?"  She is a joy to have in class, always a smile and a chuckle.  And don't forget Ms. Izzy who supervised and kept us in line.

Laura cooked lunch as always and did a great job.  I do need to give credit to my DH as he made Peanut Butter Cookies.  At end of day there were only two left.  Way to go BOB!! 

There is a great shot of Laura and my grandchildren who were here during my classes.  I hate to brag but they were so well behaved and I was proud of them.  Mona had a great time visiting with the kids when she finished her layout. 

Welcome to Pat Newton who did such a great job that I may have to let her teach classes next time.  Our friend Carolyn Overbey has hurt her back and she couldn't make the class.  We all wish her a speedy recovery and want to see her at future classes. 

My layout was titled "Spring" and I included some pictures from last year, but take a look at my Clematis on my porch today!  I should have waited and included this on my layout.  Oh well, Lots of pages and so little spring.   See you all when I return from my little trip.  Take care and don't do any great pages without me.


Thursday, April 14, 2011

Saturday the 23rd 11am - 4pm

For those of you who will be scrapbooking, this is the layout we are working from Saturday.  The little bats will be replaced by embellishments of your choice.  I plan on blue/green for colors.   Please remember to bring adhesive.  Lunch will be BLTs and monster cookies.  As always, I won't be cooking.  I know you are all relieved to know that. 
I am excited to tell you that we have some new class members joining us that day.  Pat and Carolyn will be working on greeting cards till they build up their confidence.  I know you will make them feel at home.  We have one more lady named Catherine who is a gardener friend.  At this time I am not sure if she will be able to make the 23rd.  New layouts and new friends - who could ask for more?   As always, if you haven't already done so, let me know if you will be attending.  Hugs till then.

Thursday, April 7, 2011

We had so much fun....................

Yesterday was so much fun.  Thought I would just take a minute to share a couple of photos.  Enjoy.

Tuesday, April 5, 2011

Fun projects ahead

Hi Everyone,

Sorry I missed my post yesterday.  Bob was having a stress test etc.  For anyone who has waited at a doctor's office, I know you understand.  Take a look at this great bookmark card. One of six designs. This double pocket card is made from one piece of paper.  Folding is the key.  Not only is it a pretty little card but the bookmarks will be used over and over by your loved one, reminding them of you all year round. This card also opens  you can leave a birthday message too.   Come learn how tomorrow at our card class/pot luck supper.  So far we have baked macaroni, 3 bean salad, sub sandwiches, peanut butter pie and a salad.

I thought you might also like to see our 3 dimentional project.  Fill with jelly beans and delight the children in your family.  Come and enjoy.

Friday, March 25, 2011

Upcoming All Occasion Card Class - Wednesday, April 6th @3pm

Hi Everyone,

Just a quick note this morning.  Sign up now for the all occasion card class coming up on April 6th.  That is a Wednesday.  We will be having a pot luck dinner.  Six cards and one 3 dimentional item for $15.  Please let me know if you will be attending for sure so I can prepare plenty of kits.  Audrey

Monday, March 21, 2011

Ewe are so Special

Good morning everyone,

I love Monday's now that I don't have to go to work!!  I hope that you have been able to get outside and enjoy this fabulous weather.  Now that I am retired it is a challenge to keep active.  I could spend all my time making cards and scrapbooking.  Gotta spend more time in the yard and walking.  Saturday's lunch was out of this world.  Sorry for those of you who missed it but the rest of us enjoyed the crafts and the CHOCOLATE.  Can you tell that I live to eat.  I love the taste, the texture, the smell of food.  I'm in my glory when someone puts a brownie sundae in front of me. 

Today's card is another spring inspired design.  The adorable lamb is adapted from a design created by Kim Score.  Be sure to check out her website for details on how you can get instructions on how to make this lamb and several other spring designs.  You can find her at

Enjoy - I had so much fun making this one.

Thursday, March 17, 2011

Scrapbook Luncheon Workshop March, 19th!!

Here is a preview of our workshop this Saturday.  You will complete in colors of your choice.  It is inspired by CTMH Reflections book on page 48.  The menu, as always is catered by Laura Lyons and this week we will be having Chicken Broccoli Alfredo with Brownies for dessert.  Don't miss it.  Workshop starts at 11am.  Call and let me know if you will be attending so I will have plenty of paper and brownies.  As always we have a fun time sharing ideas and friendship.  Don't miss it.  Audrey

Monday, March 14, 2011

YIPEE!! It's Almost Here.....................

Spring that is.  Yesterday afternoon my husband and I sat out on our porch enjoying the beautiful sunny, warm weather.  The winter seems so long, practically endless, so Spring just lifts my soul. My hyacinth are up and tulips, daffodils, and crocus are poking their heads above the soil.  It makes me just jump for joy.  So,  I made a Happy Spring card to celebrate the season.  Hope you enjoy. 

Materials used for this card:
Stamp: Springtime D1415
Ink:  Pear, Dutch Blue, Sunny Yellow
Paper:  Pear, Sunny Yellow, White
pop dots, liquid glass

Wednesday, March 9, 2011

Heart 2 Heart Challenge

Close to My Heart has a weekly challenge called Heart 2 Heart.  This is my first entry.  The challenge was called "Times 3".  Create a scene on a card using 3 stamps.  I used D1373 Childhood Portrait, C1424 Natures Gift and Togetherness D1402. Hope you like it.

Monday, March 7, 2011

What a great day!

Today, we had an unscheduled class. Some of the girls came over for help in putting their vacation photos into layouts.  Great fun, great ladies and great donuts!!  Can't wait till you all can join us.  Don't forget next class is the 12th.  We will be making St Patirck's Day cards but they can easily be adapted for any occassion.  That is 5 cards and one 3-D item for $15.00.  Come join in the fun.

Sunday, March 6, 2011

St. Patrick's Day Card Making Class

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Good morning fellow paper lovers, here is a preview of the March 12th, card making class.  We will be making 5 cards and one three dementional item.  Class starts at 2pm and I have room for you!  Come and see what you can create. 

Let's get going

If I wait till I understand all the things I would like to add to this newsletter, I may never get going.  So bear with me.......................

I want to share an idea for a gift.  I made a single page, mounted it, framed it and I am sure you will agree - this makes a great present.  I purchased a 12x12 artist canvas at Michaels store, added a ribbon frame around the outside and Wow.  This one is about my grandmother who loved kitties and sewing and is for a cousin who also loved her.