Wednesday, May 20, 2015

Happy Wednesday! Hump DAY!!

    I am happy to be up bright and early and looking forward to a nice relaxing and creative day!   I have two new cards to share this morning and both were created for some new Challenges
  
     The first card was created for this week's MUSE Challenge and I loved that they chose a "Dog" theme!   I also adore the card the Marion created as this week's MUSE, she is very talented.

Marion's Card

 
My Card

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  My next card was created as part of this month's Card Chain, which is monthly card swap hosted to by Deb Nolan.  You can find it HERE and everyone all over the world is invited to take part.  I love it and am happy to back after missing a couple of months.   Deb provides all the inspiration and will also provide you with the address, when it time to mail your cards!    LOVE this SWAP and Hope YOU will now too!
My Card -- Based on this month's Sketch Idea!

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    As you can see I didn't copy the exact sketch, but instead used it as inspiration and that is what it's all about!    Come on over and join us, I love every card I have every received and LOVE that they are from all over our wonderful world!!
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   And I am back with a third card inspired and created for this week's CASology Challenge, which you'll find HERE!   The cue for this week is "WEDDING"!!


  This is my card which is all about LOVE and the perfect card for any happy couple!   Hope you like it, it was a fun one to create!


  I have one more card to share and this one was created and inspired by the newest "Anything Goes" Challenge HERE!    I used a variety of Echo Park Papers for this one....they are one of my faves!!






Happy Crafting!!
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Tuesday, May 19, 2015

A new Challenge from MUSE and a HUGE AMUSE sale!!!!

   I was very excited to see the the MUSE challenge has expanded and is now offering a second challenge perfect to help us all get our Christmas Cards made early!


    You can find it on their brand new blog -- MUSE:  Christmas Vision!  LOVE it and was excited to create and share this card in their newest Challenge!!


    Here is this week's MUSE card and it's a beauty by -- Chriss Blagrave !   I hope you'll all join me and play along!
Muse Inspiration Card
My Card


   This card was created using some of my favorite little "Stamps" from AMUSE.  If you like AMUSE then you will want to hit my friend Tobey's Store, as they are having a HUGE sale!   I just bought so many wonderful sets and most are 50% off!   Here is a link to get you started  --- Please tell Tobey I sent you, as she's a great friend who has been very sweet and caring and I'm happy to help her with some new sales and customers!!  Happy Shopping -- these deals are truly amazing! 

 Have a great night and I hope you'll also be sure to play in this FUN new Challenge! 

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My first Chemo update!!

   Today was my first Chemo Treatment and it went very well.  Have the port made it a totally painless procedure!  I arrived at 9:30 AM and we started right on time and by 1 PM 
I was back home.

Another nice perk is that you can order food at anytime, so they planned it so that I had breakfast, which was a super delicious White Egg Omelette, with fresh fruit and tea!   Once the Chemo began I read some magazines and browsed some of my favorite catalogs.

   I bought the staff a nice coffee cake and also a large selection of my cards that I donated as FREE!  I love to share and always donate all my cards!   Mostly to Operation Write Home and my favorite Dachshund/Pup Rescues.

   Now, I am thrilled because one of the nurses, who I have known since I worked there, has always loved handmade cards and now wants to learn how to create them.  This is wonderful as I LOVE to have others to create with and my few friends that make cards, are not into it as much as I.  But, Joanne is thrilled that I'll teach her and I can also set her up a a huge amount of supplies from those I need to purge!   YAY!      

We have already planned our first "create" date which will be right after I get back from Cali!  Both of us have such busy schedules, it was the first day we could fit it in.  Gives me time to get ready and put a stash together for her!   I am so happy with this plan.

     As for the Chemo I fell fine and had NO issues!   I have to go with a bland diet for a few days, but that is fine with me and our dinner is cooking now!   Thanks Hun!   My next appointment is in three weeks and all scheduled.  It will be the week after we get home and it's on June 9th with a pre-op kind of date (labs etc.) on the 8th!    The only thing I found is that I did get bored and it was nice when my Mom came up for the last hour to keep me more busy.  Next time I will bring some images to color for cards and that will be fun and keep me from getting too bored!


    I still LOVE how kind and caring that floor is and ALL the girls were happy to have some treats today and the cards.  I love that they are into the cards, since I have so many already done, sitting here in a basket waiting for a home!   I will be sharing more each time I have CHEMO!!


    Thanks for following me and my journey!  It's going great and I'm happy to be fighting hard!!


Please continue to send cards to Lauryn, all the details are on my side bar and she does NOT get many cards these days!  I would be thrilled if everyone sent her one every now and then!


PS:   I also know that OWH is shutting down -- there are some wonderful other groups online, just Google for Card Drives!

Saturday, May 16, 2015

Hello Friend!

  Happy Saturday!    Today I have a new card to share over of the a2z Scrapbooking Blog, to inspire you to take part in this month's "Anything Goes" challenge!

  I put together two brand new Hero Stamp Sets and have this Sneak Peak to share with you!  Please hop on over the BLOG for more details!




    This card features two of the newest stamps sets -- CL862 Color Layering Graphic Flowers and CL858 Tea Flowers!   You can find both in the a2z Store now !!



   Please feel free to use my DT Promo Code to shop for ANY of the newest products!   You can save 15% off any orders of $25.00 and up excluding shipping!   Just enter -- LISAH15 -- during check out!      Our shipping rates are super and we SHIP FAST!!



I hope you like my new blog design !   I had created this week and love it!   If you would like to have yours done, I highly recommend --  http://www.blesseddesignstudio.com/
She did a fantastic job for me!!!




    I also am sharing two new cards, both created today for a Hero Art's Scramble that was hosted by Linda in the Flickr Group!   Both cards would also be perfect for the May Challenge!   IF you played in the Scramble -- Please be sure to share your cards in the Challenge.....you could WIN and $25 Gift Card to the Store...and with all these amazing new goodies, who would NOT love to WIN!   Good Luck!!!




I am submitting this card to the NEW "Clean and Simple" challenge over at "A Blog Named Hero"  which you'll find HERE!!


Wednesday, May 13, 2015

Cricut Cartridges for SALE!!!

Cricut Cartridges for SALE!!!!

    I sold my Cricut Expression last week and NOW and SELLING all my carts, if ANYONE here is interested!   This is a TINY beginning list of what I have, so far. Many of these are retired, but I'm NOT here to try and make money !!!

   Many are NOW retired and you can check prices on eBay etc...they sell for big $$! But...that's not what I'm about.   NOTE: ALL these WERE linked to my GYPSY, but work fine in any of the Cricut machines where you can INSERT a cartridge!    and All are in the original boxes, included the booklet, overlay and cartridge! ALL reasonable OFFERS will be considered!  

   They can NOT be linked to another GYPSY nor can they be used in a Cricut Explore and ANY of the newer Cricut machines that do not have a place to "physically" insert the cartridges!   

Shipping Charges -- I ship to the USA only !
IF you do ORDER Multiple Carts they will be 
shipped in FLAT RATE Priority Mail boxes.for FREE!!!

Single Carts will be First Class Mail or 
you can upgrade to Priority Flat Rate Envelopes for only $3!!

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Create a Critter $20
Plantin SchoolBook $15

Life's a Beach (SOLD)

Jasmine $15

Mini Monograms $15  

All Mixed up $15

George & Basic Shapes $15
Lyrical Letters $15 
Winter Woodland $20
Walk in my Garden $20
Printing Press $15
Paper Doll Dress UP $20
Every Day Paper Dolls $20
Christmas Cheer $20
Ornamental Iron $20
Pagoda $20
Just Because Cards $20
DonJaun $20
Wild Card $20
Accent Essentials $15
Beyond Birthdays $15
Simply Sweet $15



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. I am a Mom to two grown sons, Alex who is now 22, and Brian amazingly is 27, now happily married to Meghan, my new "daughter" and living across the country in beautiful San Diego. I miss them so much and am looking forward to visiting them again soon. Hubby, me and our three "Pups" (Scout, a Senior Male 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. 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. I also enjoy taking online card classes and technique classes at my LSS. Some day, I hope to get away from the cold New England winters and would love to live in a much warmer year round climate. Maybe even San Diego, but never too far from the ocean.