Friday, November 09, 2007

Here are the latest cards for Stamp a Stack this month we will also be doing Holiday cards! TFL!

Thursday, November 08, 2007

Here are just a few things ihave been working on...The scrapbook pages I did for VSBN on spiltcoast last weekend and the frames I am making for the craft fair. Just wanted to post some new pictures for you...I'll add to the post later...TFL!

Sunday, October 21, 2007

stamp a stack

Here are the cards we did at our last stamp a stack:

I saw this on another blog but I forgot to write down who! If this darling mummy card was yours origiopnally, I am sorry I didn't give you props! But everyone loved it!
This one (the horrible picture) was done with the faux postage stamp technique. The girls were a little scared at first but when they saw how easy it was they jumped right in and loved it!
this one was done with the coffee filter technique. It was really easy (even if it was a little messy) and everyone always likes easy! Cool thing was everyone put a different sentiment on was very versatile!

This one came to be because I had ordered too much Pumpkin pie CS! Again, everyone used a different sentiment!

So, if you like what you see and would like to join us for our next Stamp a Stack, it will be on November 9 and we will be doing ALL Holiday/Seasonal ones! Please RSVP to me or Toni!

Sunday, October 14, 2007

gift workshop projects

Ok well, here are all the projects we will be offering for our Holiday Gift Workshop on December 2nd! Only $40 and you can make all these beautiful creations to give away as gifts or keep for yourself!
First is the stamped candle, I know, you saw this already but here it is again! With it are a covered matchbox and coaster.
Next is an a multi-purpose box. I say multi-purpose because it can fit a gift card, jewelry, set of greeting cards (4/14 X 5 1/2) or any other small item. This is a side view...
And a view of the top! Don't ya love this snowman! You can't tell from the picture but it is very sparkly...
Next is a set of 4 tile coasters. This snowglobe set is awesome! There is cork on the back too so you won't ruin any tabletops!
And finally, an ornament and matching envelope so you can even mail this one! Can you believe this guy used to be a regular ol' CD?! PS Also sparkly, darn camera...
So, that's it! I hope to get a lot of you to come out on December 2nd for this fun workshop! No experience or supplies necessary! Please e-mail or call for more info...
Denise 631-365-1107
or Toni 516-232-0216

Thursday, October 11, 2007

contest entry

I forgot to post this last is my entry for the BBTB contest to make a card and envelope set for a child using at least one Cricut cartridge. I used Cheristmas cheer for the card and envie and the gift and I used George for the number 4. Crossing my fingers for a win, DD would love her own die cut machine!

sneak peek!

Here is a sneak peek at one of the projects we will make at our Holiday Gift workshop on December 2nd! I was so excited about how these little babies turned out! Call today and reserve your spot. Maybe I will post the other 3 projects soon.....hmmmm, maybe!

Monday, October 08, 2007

Bitten by the Bug week 2

Here is the link to the latest Bitten by the Bug challenge and my entry! I am so excited to be a guest designer this month!

Here is my actual entry again...
Now I only wish I had a bridal shower to go to! Don't forget about the great contest they are having on could win a new CuttleKIDS machine! TFL!

Wednesday, October 03, 2007


Ok, so I know it's been a loooong time since I posted last but I was working on revamping some things....ok ok, I just didn't have anything to post! Well, in my defense, we painted literally every room in my house in a week and a half so it's not like I was sitting her doing nothing! I'm also off for another round of pain injections this weekend...but....


I was chosen to be a Guest Designer on one of my favorite blogs...Bitten by the Bug. It's a blog dedicated to the Cricut and all it's little family members! Check out the site for an awesome contest to win a Cuttlekids machine! Yes, it is a die cut machine for kids! How cute! You so need to add this blog to your daily haunts...Regina has such an awesome gallery and design team!
The first challenge I participated in was to use the George cartridge to make this Monogram card. I finally got to use some of my newest Basic Grey paper (Perhaps) and went for a simple look. Added SU Purely Pomegranate CS, true thyme, WW, some purplish mesh, primas, eyelets and VIOLA!

We'll be having a Stamp a Stack on October 19th, so I promise to post those up here soon. And of course, I am a guest designer for the month so I'll be getting a new challenge every week...I soooo can't wait to show you! Thanks for looking everyone! XOXO

Friday, September 07, 2007

Help for Faith (Markie'sMom)

My VSN friend Faith on SCS was having trouble posting a link for her tutorial so I figured I'd try to post it here and see if people could view it at all...who knows if it will work but we'l give it a try...
Here is her link with pictures

and directions but without pictures...

"I developed this technique about 10 years ago. I had wanted an NON-uniform look of mottled color and got this effect! Wow!This technique is very easy. You will need:5-10 sheets of Glossy Card StockSpray bottle of WATERReinkers (I used Tempting Turquoise and Close to Cocoa)Newspapers or covering for your work arearubber gloves (until you get the hang of this...!)First, SPRAY the "Base Sheet" with water.Next INK by dribbling reinkers onto the sheet..Next, SPRAY a "pressing sheet" with water.Then, SMASH the pressing sheet onto the base sheet.Use PRESSURE!Pull the sheets apart and start again with a NEW pressing sheet.SPRAY the new pressing sheet and Smash it onto the base sheet.You can do this up to 10 times and get variations on the colors. This makes AWESOME background paper!"
by Faith H. "Stampin with Markie's Mom"

Monday, August 27, 2007

stamp a stack

Just wanted to share some cards from out Friday night Stamp a Stack! This week we had a choice between 6 different cards (they picked 4 designs=8 cards) Here are a few:
For the sunflower card I tried watercoloring (sorta)...We used watercolor paper and sprayed the stamp after it was inked to create a watercolor effect.

This was my first attempt with Baroque Basics...I kept it without a sentiment so the girls could use it for almost any occasion.

This one used the Cuttlebug embossing folder, then we sanded the top to make the distressed look. I always love red, white and black together!

Thanks for Looking! More to come!

Monday, August 20, 2007

im a baddd blog mommy!

I know, I haven't posted anything substantial in a while but everything I have been working on has been super secret squirrel VSN stuff! That's Virtual Stamp Night on Splitcoaststampers for anyone saying "huh?" I have also been working on things for my cousin's wedding (which I can't post yet cause she may be reading my blog!) are a few things that are not for VSN or the wedding:

I finally got to make a round layout! The sketch is from pagemaps and all the paper, ribbons and rub-ons are from a TLC kit. The flowers are Primas. The "Smile" title was done on my Cricut with the Mini-Monograms cartridge.

This is also from a TLC kit, the title is done with Cricut Stamped cartridge and the stamps are Technique Tuesday. The tag behind the last picture has journaling.

The paper for this one is Close to my Heart, white "talk" letters are MM, and other title letters done on my Cricut with the Jasmine cartridge.

And, since I showed my cousin this already, here is a box I altered for her to use for envelopes at the wedding. I found this velvet paper in Michael's and the black paper also...The birdies I just thougt were cute but they can come off... It's really cool IRL

Thursday, August 09, 2007

ribbon storage

Just a quick post...a lot of people were complimenting me on my ribbon storage at the last crop I went to and asked me to post a picture...well here ya go! It's just hangers! I swear! Enjoy!

More to come this week!

Monday, July 30, 2007

Exciting News for Long Islanders!

Long Island People...LOOK HERE!
Guess What!!!
We finally were able to secure a place for another
This place is bigger and better than before!

When: Saturday, August 18th
Time: 10am -10pm
Where: Wantagh Congressional Church
1845 Wantagh Avenue
Wantagh NY 11793
Price: Since it is SO last minute, everyone pays just $40!
(Price includes, lunch, dinner, snacks, coffee/tea all day, prizes and contests too!)
RSVP: ASAP! and feel free to forward to anyone else who may be interested

In addition we will offer many products for sale, a FREE make and TAKE, and several mini-classes (addtl charge) offered throughout the day also!
Come on and enjoy the last weeks of summer before all the back to school commotion!
Do one last thing for yourself this summer!
Payment is due immediately, check, MO or Paypal (additional service charge of $1). Due to time constraints, we will be unable to provide a refund for any cancellations.
Any questions please call or email...
Denise 516-622-5334
Toni 516-232-0216
Hope to see you soon!

Sunday, July 29, 2007

stamp a stack

Here are some of the cards we made at our Stamp a Stack on Friday night...
Details can be found in my SCS gallery here. TFL!

more candy

Looking to win some cool SU stuff from thier convention? Well, look at this:

Kristina is offering some great candy from the actual convention! WOW!

Tuesday, July 24, 2007

I've been tagged, I ROCK!

Woo Hoo I'm a Rockin' Girl Blogger! Thanks for the tag Jen (Inking Along)! Here I go tagging some more people, these were the first 5 I either added something to my favorites from or added to my daily stalk:

1. Just one moment in time (Peggy's scrap layouts are just gorgeous!)

2. Paper Friendly (Nancy has an awesome tutorial up)

3. Angela Sgro Designs (angels has another great tutorial up)

4. Snips and Snails (Jennifer's card promted me to order Pick a Petal!)

5. Stampingranny (even though she has already been tagged she was in my top 5 today!)

These tags are tiring me out!

Sunday, July 22, 2007

new blog candy winner!

I didn't hear from the first winner so I drew again...the new winner is
Jen said...
When I read that you were drawing on Friday the 13th, it made me laugh. I met my husband on Friday Sept.13, and I just knew the date was doomed from the very beginning, but my mom made me go, and here hubby and I are getting ready to celebrate our 15 yr. Anniversary on 08/08

Happy Anniversary Jen! Email me your snail mail addy and I will get this out to you for your anniversary present!

Thursday, July 19, 2007

home again!

Well, I am back from vacation...had a great time in the mountains! I'll post a picture later, I have to organize them for my crop next Saturday! In the meantime I am entering contests again!

Another fun contest to check out.... is giving away an awesome pack of girly goodies, check it out!

Saturday, July 14, 2007


I am leaving for vacation today until Thursday, to upstate NY in Lake George. I loooove the Adirondack Mountains, my family has been going there since my mom was a kid! I hope to come back with some great pictures because I have an all day crop on the 28th and NO pictures to scrap! If I don't get an email or comment from the blog candy winner by the time I get back I will pull another name. Have a great weekend and week guys!

Friday, July 13, 2007

blog candy WINNER!

Ok, this is really freaky but totally TRUE! I put the numbers 1-33 (the total # of comments I got) in a bag to pick the winner....Since today is Friday the 13th (my lucky day) I figured "wouldn't it be weird if I picked #13?" Well, I dodn't....BUT here's the weird thing...I picked NUMBER 31!!! ACK! (it's 13 backwards for anyone who didn't have their caffiene today!) SO #31...Keri (who is apparently expecting triplets) , YOU ARE THE WINNER!
Here's what she said...

Keri said...
Our family is anxiously waiting for triplets to come home from the hospital!!!

I really hope you can see this and email me your address (if you aren't giving birth of course! Congratulations!

Thursday, July 12, 2007


So I have been crazy entering contests this week! Here are some things I did so far for contests at Caardvarks and sketch this... this one the challenge was to use 2 patterned papers, 2 ribbons, 2 circles and 2 stamps. (see details here)
this was a sketch challenge (see details here)
another sketch challenge (details here)
the mini notebook was for a swap and the card was made out of the leftovers! (see details here)
this challenge was to use 5 or more prob! (details here)

this one (my fav) was simply to make a 6 X 6 card! (details here and here to find out what's so special about the birdie)
Thanks for looking! BTW...we went over 200 hits! Toni will be so proud!

just a reminder

The blog candy contest ends tomorrow at 12 noon! I will pull winner at 12 noon!

Monday, July 09, 2007


Ok it looks like I am nearing 2000 on the old counter! A small milestone but still a reason for some free stuff! Since I didn't tag anyone last round, just leave a comment and tell me one interesting thing about you and you will be entered in the contest. I will randomly draw a winner on Friday the 13th (cause it's my lucky day!). Here's the candy...
There is 2 awesomely cute notecards, a pack of chipboard embellishments, 10 hang tags, a canvas mini bag, a baggie filled with brads, rhinestones, buttons and primas. Good Luck!

Saturday, July 07, 2007

open house

Open House!
Sunday July 29th 12-3 pm
10 Moore Drive, Bethpage NY
We are kicking off our BIG month of workshops and classes with an awesome Open House! We will be showcasing all the projects we are offering in August, have a FREE make and take, all the new catalogs to order from, and of course snacks and drinks! There is something for everyone We will also have a "garage sale" table with lots of retired SU sets and other discounted items for sale!
Call or email today for further info:
Denise 631-365-1107
Toni 516 232-0216

Friday, July 06, 2007


ACK! I've been tagged by Jen at Inking Along. I thought we ran through this whole tagging thing but...oh's 7 random things about me:

1. I was a Paramedic in Manhattan for 8 years, in Harlem and Washington Heights (and yes, I was there on 9/11) .

2. Me and my DH met originally in 1998 but I ignored him for a year (I had a rule never to date a cop, which he was), then gave in and after one date I knew I would marry him...we were engaged 6 months later!

3. When I was first pregnant and were thinking of names we secretly hoped it would be twins, a boy and a girl we were going to name Luke and Leia (me and DH are super BIG Star Wars freaks).

4. I totally hate my first scrapbook and want to re-do it (but haven't because other people have said "isn't it cool to see how you have evolved in your art?"- yeah but I still hate it!)

5. I went to Catholic School for 12 years and 4 of them were an all-girls school!

6. I am scuba certified, but haven't been diving since my honeymoon 6 years ago...sad, sad, sad!

7. I am a die hard Barry Manilow fan...I've seen him in concert about 15 times (don't tell anyone, ok?)

So that was pretty painless...the problem is taggin people who haven't been tagged yet...I'll have to go fishin' tomorrow! For now have a few laughs and I'll be back later!

Oh and just because I can't leave you hanging with no pretty pictures to look's some:

This mini album was made with an actual pair of flip flops! We will be making this in one of our August craft days so stay tuned!

Wednesday, July 04, 2007

Tuesday, July 03, 2007

a few cards from last night

Stamp sets used: Happy Harmony Cuttlebug die cut flip flops, TAC PP, creamy caramel CS, chocolate chip ink
Bella stamp, TAC sentiment, Kraft CS, dry brush wheel, creamy caramel ink

Here are a few cards I whipped up while testing out ideas for stamp a stack on Friday...still haven't decided on any yet!

Saturday, June 30, 2007

scrappin day

So Toni and I went to Your Happy Place today to scrap. I did these 2 pages and Toni made a mini chipboard album of her kids. She is goign to put in pics of them eating ice cream all summer! How cute...maybe she'll let me post a pic soon....I was trying for a collage look with all my new papers I got in Florida...thanks for looking!

PS...Toni just called and said the new Angel Company catalog came in her mail today! YIPPEE!!!