Thursday, June 25, 2015

New Things....and changes!

   As most of you know I absolutely LOVE to create and have a huge love for Hero Arts and many other products line and groups many of us here LOVE!  And right now I am in the battle of my life to beat Brain and Lung Cancer!

    I have LOVED being on several Design Teams, with a2z Scrapbooking Store being one I adore and have been on the longest.  It was only recently that I took on a new role at a2a as the Assistance DT Coordinator, an honor I was so proud to accept.   However, and sadly, my Cancer Battle has made me realize I can NO longer remain on any  team and WIN my battle and still LOVE cardmaking with a passion.  I wanted so much to do both, but it was not working well and the last thing I need is for my passion and "therapy" to become stressful !

   With all this weighing hard on me and new a health crisis in our family, I made the heartbreaking decision to leave the team, effective immediately!  I will MISS those girls like crazy, but am happy to know that most are here too!  I still WISH the very best to the team and hope some of you will continue to purse a role there!

TO all those who have supported me, sent a note, card or are all awesome and I am truly blessed and so luckily to know you!

Happy Creating and THANK You for everything!


Sunday, June 21, 2015

More new cards!!

These are my latest cards! Starting with these which we created yesterday at STAMP CAMP!!

 This is my favorite, featuring a Penny Black Stamp!   We water-colored this card using Distress Inks and an Aqua Pen!  Love the colors that Kate inspired us with!!

Next are to mini cards we created with die cuts..I later added them to A2 card fronts and made these!!

Next is this one inspired by the current Cas(E) this Sketch Challenge


My card was created using the JUNE Simon Says Stamp Card Kit.  Love the Nautical Theme and this sketch was wonderful inspiration!  I am submitting this to the SSS Card Kit blog and also shared all these in my Flickr Gallery and to some of my favorite Flickr Groups!!

Happy Creating!!

Saturday, June 20, 2015

Quick Card SHARE!

Sharing a couple of new cards!  Created for Challenges!
These are also posted over in my Gallery on Flickr with MORE details!

NOTE:  I am entering for FUN!   I forgot I did not have a HERO ARTS image, 
so DO NOT include me in the Drawing!!

Please JOIN me and play HERE too and PLEASE be sure to
Use Hero Arts stamp/stencils to be eligible to WIN!!!


Hope you are having a great weekend!  I AM!!
Happy First Day of Summer -- Tomorrow!!
June 21, 2015!!

Happy Dad's Day to all the DAD's!  I sure miss mine!!!
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Thursday, June 18, 2015

Fundraiser for "Little Lauryn"

   Lauryn's family made new shirts!   You can order your own sizes (kids sizes too!) and style--men's, ladies, long sleeve, and hoodies... Also they are shipped directly to your home.

  They  need to sell 50 shirts for the fundraiser campaign to be a success. The deadline is June 19. Let's get shopping for Fight on Little Lauryn!  We love it when we see someone wearing a shirt that supports our daughter . It essentially shows us that they care and are cheering us on. That's the best kind of encouragement!!

  Thank you for caring and sticking with us throughout these grueling and often heart wrenching 14 months.  We still have a couple of years to go, but we will never give up!!

   Please ORDER yours today and thanks for your continue SUPPORT!   

   To mail a card to Lauryn, please see my side bar, which has her Private Mailing Address !  She Loves Superman, Princesses and all Girlie Girl things!    Please mail to:

Miss Lauryn Newsome
P. O. Box 172
Thornburg, VA 22565
   GO to the link below for your T and Sweatshirts!  I ordered tonight!…

My Etsy Store is OPEN -- Shop Fold Leather TOO!!

  My Etsy STORE -- ThePurplePlace --is now open and is all about Fundraising!  ALL the products being sold will raise funds for my favorite local Dachshund Rescue! I will be adding more products soon including some fantastic Dog Collars, created by Fold Leather Company

  My wonder "Daughter"  Meghan Golden is creating them as I type this and they will be handcrafted from her fabulous Italian leather.   

   They will be available in Black and a rich Dark Brown.  Each collar is 3/4" and the lengths are perfect for a smaller size dog.  We will also offer larger sizes for all dogs and each collar is adjustable a hidden snap close and "brass" look hardware! We also will have some listed at Fold Leather from time to time.  

   In the meantime, you can visit her store now and order yourself a wonderful Wallet, Satchel or Handbag! If you would like me to order for you, just send me a message with the product and your color choices etc.  I LOVE them all and have one of everything! You can stop by and see mine anytime! 

The Albany Bag

"Mosie" with the fabulous "Albany Bag"  a personal favorite!

    PS: NEW products are coming soon!!!  --  
Backpacks, laptop bags and more! Happy Shopping!

A Little About Me

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Northeastern, Massachusetts, United States
Purple is my favorite color and ironically - Purple is the Awareness Ribbon color for Fibromyalgia, a chronic illness I now live with along with a new fight and am now Battling Brain and Lung Cancer, as BATTLE I will win. I have two amazing Medical Team, along with the LOVE and SUPPORT of ALL may family and friends! I am a Mom to two grown sons, Alex who is now 23, and Brian amazingly is 28 and now living in San Diego. I also have an amazing "Daughter" Meghan, who lives in Del Mar California. . Hubby, me and our three "Pups" (Molly,a Senior Mini Dachshund, along with Skye and Zeva, two adorable Chiweenies, who we rescued in 2013), all live very happily in a tiny coastal town in Massachusetts. We lost our dear "Scoutie" to Cushing's Disease in April of 2015 -- We cherish his Memory every day I miss him dearly. I am very lucky to be blessed with wonderful friends and I adore and cherish each of my friends as much as my family! I am an avid card-maker and totally love every minute I can spend in my craft room. It's become my passion, a wonderful way to relax and my own little form of therapy.