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Independent Stampin' Up! Demonstrator, New Jersey
I'm a stay at home Mom and a stamping fool. My husband, the love of my life, and I have four wonderful children aged 7, 5, 2 and 6 months. I spend most of my days taking care of the kids and the house, with very little stamping time. I have only been stamping for about 1 1/2 years, but I have a real passion for it and can't wait to have more time to stamp. For now I get most of my ideas from the great people from Split Coast Stampers and some awesome blogs that I visit on a daily basis. There are so many terrific ideas out there, I just can't get enough. So please join me on my journey to find my creative side, I'm sure we'll have lots of fun along the way. Thanks for stopping by and remember to "Keep On Stampin".

Friday, September 5, 2008

Jenn's Monthly Card Swap

Hello all! Yesterday was Jenn's, friend and fellow Stampin' Up! demonstrator, monthly card swap. But due to my son's temper tantrum I was not able to stay and make any cards. But all of the kind ladies that do attend were gracious enough to make my cards for me. I also heard that I missed out on some great Zuchinni Crescent Pie - what a bummer! These are days I wish my kids were all in school so I can attend things during the day by myself. I guess that will happen soon enough, so I better enjoy this time with the boys while their still young. In about 5 years I can start to enjoy some mommy time, until then I'll just have to deal with all the bumps in the road that come my way.

The following are some of the cards that were made at the swap.

My card - I used Stampin' Up! Flight of the Butterfly and Inspired By Nature stamp sets.

Laureen's card - she used Close to My Heart's Hello Friends stamp set.

Rachel's card - she used Cornish Hertiage Farms U R A Hoot stamp set.

Jenn's card - she used Stampin' Up! Under the Stars stamp set.

Tina's card - she used Stampin' Up! Just Jawing stamp set and Scary Skulls wheel.

Meg's card - she used several different punches (circle punches, scallop circle punch, round tab punch, boho blossoms punch, oval punches) and Stampin' Up! Fresh Cuts stamp set for sentiment.

Hope you enjoyed some of the swap cards, I will post some more as I get permission from the ladies to do so. Thanks for stopping by and Keep on Stampin'.

TTFN - Lori

Back to School Time!

Hi fellow stampers, bloggers and friends! It's that time of year again when all the little kiddies go back to school. Should I dare say HOORAY! This year both my girls started school, Riley, 2nd grade, and Dana, in kindergarten. So that leaves me home with my 2 boys. Both of them are fairly easy, my soon to be 3 year old gives me a little trouble, nut that's minimal compared to what his older sis Dana put me through. The following is a picture of my girls as we were leaving for school.

Update: The girls 1st day at school was great. They both love their teachers and have already made some new friends. Of course, they were so happy to see all their old friends too.

TTFN - Lori

Wednesday, August 27, 2008

Riley's 7th Birthday

Yesterday was my oldest daughter, Riley, 7th birthday and we had such a great day. Chris, my husband, took the day off from work to make it extra special for her. He also wanted to make sure she got to enjoy one of her presents, her new electric scooter. I think she was happy, what do you think?

We had some family and friends over for ice cream cake after dinner. She received so many wonderful gifts, birthday wishes and best of all - memories that will last a lifetime! For all of you that came to her party or gave a shout out by phone, Thank You so very much for making Riley's day extra special.

The following are cards that Dana, Joseph and I made for our Miss Riley. I used the Party Hearty stamp set, Dana used The Flight of the Butterfly and Joseph used Inspired by Nature and Springtime Stems. Dana and Joe's cards also used Happy Birthday sentiments from a Close To My Heart stamp set.

Dana did such a great job on her card, I only helped her a little bit - mostly just telling her where to stamp. She picked all stamps and colors. Joseph on the other hand, he didn't do very much on his own. He just told me what stamps he wanted me to use and then proceeded to hang all over me while I was trying to stamp - bumping me every time I put the stamp to the paper. I hope you enjoyed seeing the cards. Hope you all have a great day!

Thanks for stopping by and Keep On Stampin'!

TTFN - Lori

Sunday, August 24, 2008

Ladybug Card

Hi friends! I know it's been a while since I posted anything, but I hope things change soon. Only 1 1/2 weeks till school starts, then it's just me and my boys - I can't wait!

I just received my Stampin' Up! starter kit, which included some great stamp sets- Flight of the Butterfly, Inspired By Nature, Defining Alphabet, Heard From the Heart, Party Hearty and a Snowflake wheel. Yes I said Snowflake wheel. I could have ordered any wheel but I chose that one because I already have my Christmas card designed picked out and wanted snowflakes in the background. My other Stampin' Up! order will be here on Tuesday, with several more new stamp sets - I can't wait to start using them.

I'm currently working on two different swap cards, some thank you cards and baby cards, as soon as there all complete I will post them right away. For now I'm posting a card that I made for a swap several months ago - I thinks it's sooooo cute! Let me know what you think.

Thanks for stopping by and "keep on stampin'".

TTFN - Lori