Monday, September 27, 2010

Lorraine J. Briggs 10/11/31 - 09/24/10

Me and Grandma at Niagra Falls

Hello Everyone - Sorry to have been MIA lately - but my Grandmother recently lost her battle with cancer.

My Grandmother was a huge inspiration in many areas of my life but I will especially miss her unfailing enthusiasm of crafting.  She was always my best cheerleader and was so happy to have something to share and to teach me.  Not only was she a big reason I got started in card making, but also taught me to knit and crochet. 

Growing up, my Grandmother, being Agorophobic, never ventured farther than her yard, but in the last year of her life, we were able to find medication to help her.  We were lucky enough to be able to open the world back up to her again, and boy was it fun!  I am so happy to have had the chance to have these memories to remind  me - I will miss her greatly.

Thank you Grandma - it was fun!

Friday, September 17, 2010

FWF - Nature

Good Morning all and happy Friday to everyone!  Friday means it is time for Friends with Flair!

Today I am sharing a cute little card I did for Embellish Magazine challenge and the Basic Grey Challenges Design Team Challenge (Oh how cool would that be!)  I used my July KOM from Unity(of course!) I love these little apples/pumpkins and can't wait until it is time to go picking!  Keeping true to the embellish color challenge I used a variety of papers from Basic Grey's Origins' collection.

Don't forget to keep your eye out for the blinkie on one lucky lady's blog - leave her some love and you could win Unity goodness! For a complete list of hoppers check out the Unity blog!

Thanks for stopping by!

Stamps: Unity
Ink: Colorbox
Paper: Basic Grey, Kraft from Michaels
Ribbon from BG

Tuesday, September 14, 2010

Paris Love

Hello all! Sorry to be neglecting my little corner of the net, but my Grandmother has been ill, so that has been sapping my mojo lately. 

I did get this little confection done for The Play Date Cafe challenge and for Verve's Friday challenge over at SCS.

Thanks for stopping by!

Stamps: MSE
Paper: Bazzill, AC Cardstock
Ink: Ancient Page
Cuttlebug EB Folders, Ribbon, Crystals

Friday, September 10, 2010

FWF – Key to my Joy

Hello everyone and welcome to another Friends with Flair!  


Well – this one was supposed to have been for the Embellish blog challenge – but I am a day late and a dollar short!  I don’t know why I blanked out that it had to be uploaded over there by last night but – oh well – we can still enjoy it here!  The challenge was to use squares – which I chose to use by highlighting certain areas of the background stamp.  I love these images from the July Store Kit!


Don’t forget to keep your eye out for the FWF blinkie on some lucky gals site – it could mean some serious rubber for you if you find it!  For a complete list of all hoppers check out the Unity blog!


Thanks for stopping by!


Stamps: Unity

Paper: DCWV

Ink: Distress Ink

Ranger Embossing Powder, wire from MM 

Friday, September 3, 2010

FWF - Denim flower and Dream

Hello to you and TGIF!!!!

I have a couple of cards for todays FWF - thanks for stopping in today.

First up is a card I did for Basic Grey Challenges (use fabric). I am sooo in love with my tattered florals Sizzix die by Tim Holtz - it can cut through anything beautifully.  For the flower I used an old pair of jeans I hadn't gotten around to getting rid of -now I am glad I didn't! (See, procrastinating does pay off!)  I layred it with a piece of cork to break up the denim and roughed up the edges of the faric a little bit.  I topped it all off with a little birdie stamp from the Aug KOM stamped on paper from the Junebug collection.

This next one is for a couple different challenges - Color Throwdown(Kraft, Saffron, and Choc.Chip), CPS, and Cards Magazine.  The center sentiment is also from the Aug KOM.  It is hard to tel but there is a Kraft color base hiding underneath it all :-)!

That is all for me today.  For a complete list of all FWF hoppers check out the Unity blog.  Keep your eyes peeled for the FWF blinkie and you could win some Unity rubber!

Thanks for stopping by!

Bird w/Denim Flower
Stamps: Unity
Ink: Ancient Page
Paper: Basic Grey, AC Cardstock, Coredinations
Tim Hotlz Sizzix Die, cork, button

Dream, Believe, Live
Stamps: Unity, CHF
Ink: Distress Ink
Paper: Coredinations, Kraft from Michaels, Staples Cardstock

Wednesday, September 1, 2010


Hello again! Just Finished another card for a couple challenges - a one word card for the Cards Blog and OCC's color challenge.  The colors for OCC just screamed Fall to me - I can't wait for Fall - it is my favorite season. Maybe it is the heat getting to me - another week of 90's NY isn't supposed to be so hot - I feel like I am in FL again!

I decided to play with my new Basic Gery Embossing folders from Sizzix - they have some very awesome Chrsitmas ones.  Why do they have to bring out so many cool toys to play with!?! 

Thanks for stopping by!

Stamps: Unity (July KOM)
Ink: Distress Ink
Paper: Bazzill, Coredinations 
Half Pearls, Ribbon, Diecut Leaves, EB Folder