I’m Back with News!

The last six weeks I've been consumed with weddings…two of my girls decided to get married within a 3-month time span of each other, and both of them gave us only four months notice. It's a conspiracy! Mikelle and Michael were married last week in a lovely ceremony in the north Georgia mountains. Two weeks […]

World Cardmaking Day: Moving Forward

We cardmakers are celebrating our art today. I can't think of a better way stamp set to highlight on such an occasion than Stampin' Up!'s Moving Forward (Wood 126320; Clear 126322). Every year, Stampin' Up! designs a child-centered stamp set that's featured prominently in the catalog as the "RMHC set". In our current catalog, you […]

8 Tips For Great Children Photos

Whether you are a crazed-camera-toting mama or a casual-iphone-snapper, the photographs dearest to us are those of our children and grand-children. Scrapbookers may have the trendiest pages in the world, but if the photography is weak so too is the album. Hampshire photographer Elizabeth Halford wrote a great article on photo-taking strategies when snapping those […]

Holiday Mail for Heroes 2010

It’s that time of year again! The American Red Cross and Pitney Bowes have teamed up for the fourth annual Holiday Mail for Heroes program. From now until December 10th you are invited to send holiday cards to our American service members, their families, and veterans all over the world. Anyone can send a card […]

Hello Mackenzie Grace

Meet the new love of my life…   …with the "old" love of my life. We brought Mackenzie home two days ago, and I swear she is already bigger! Here's our new Mom feeding Mackenzie.     So, all is right in our little baby world. I'll be staying the rest of the month in […]

Video Shares: Nashville Flooding & Scrapbook Ideas

      With the tremendous storms and flooding in the southeast, some of my best pals are in Alabama and Mississippi volunteering with the American Red Cross. It is truly a privilege to be able to serve those affected by disaster and I expect to be deployed to Tennessee myself in the next few days. Please […]

Red Cross Aid Reaches Haitian Earthquake Survivors

I've been working this week with the American Red Cross — mostly working with the Metro Atlanta Chapter and our local Disaster Action Team. I am so moved by the sincere wish of so many people to help, and spent most of Friday helping to answer the phones. The number one question I heard: How […]

Change A Life: Vote in Target Contest

Target is ready to donate a total of $3 million dollars to charity. Help decide which charities receive the much-needed dollars by voting in Target's Facebook contest. Each vote you cast will help change lives—at no cost to you. Please vote now—and once every day until May 25. Your vote is your gift! http://www.redcross.org/facebook In […]

World Red Cross Day, May 8

The month of May has all kind of notable dates. Along with being National Scrapbooking Month, National Strawberry Month, and National Family Month, this day in May is significant for the Red Cross. Volunteers with the American Red Cross join today with 165 other national societies to commemorate World Red Cross/Red Crescent Day. I live […]

Yes We Did!

Holiday Cards for Heroes 2008 just sent a message that not only did we achieve the goal of sending 1 million holiday cards to military personnel and their families, but surpassed it by 444,000! My sincere thanks to each one of you who participated by sending cards or by telling others how to participate. Here’s […]

Be Safe & Be A Blessing

The American Red Cross and the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) released results of a survey showing the majority (79%) of Americans are concerned about the rising cost of heating their homes, and many will use an alternative heating source to reduce their bills this winter. The survey also identified increased fire hazards with appliance […]

The G, H and I of Hurricanes

Whew! What a start to Hurricane season in the south. Regular postings of stamping and scrapbooking will resume shortly; the needs of those displaced from their homes due to Hurricane Gustav and planning for Hurricanes Hanna and Ike have occupied my attention for the last several days. I'm a disaster relief volunteer with the American […]

Free — er…Liberate — the Rice

Did you know that isinglass means mica glass? Or that picaroon is another name for pirate? I stumbled on a site recently that is simple, educational, fun and making a difference in world poverty. At www.freerice.com a significant amount of money has been raised just by people playing a free vocabulary game. Every correct answer […]