My Secret Garden Feels Good

We finally got some sunshine today here in Duluth, GA. This winter, it has felt more like living in Vancouver or London than living in Atlanta…lots — and I mean lots and lots — of cold, bone-chilling rain. So the bright sunlight lured me outside to shoot this card and enjoy a few moments of […]

Wedding: Love & Laughter

It's been a while since we've had a wedding in our family, so it was a delight to receive a call from home that a favorite nephew is engaged. It was not so delightful to learn that the wedding will take place in Grande Prairie, Alberta, Canada…in February. All my extended family is in Canada. […]

Happy Sales Tax Holiday, Georgia

Stock up on adhesives, markers, scissors and more with Georgia's Sales Tax Holiday. The sales tax holiday runs from August 10th through August 12th, 2012. Enjoy NO sales tax on the following Stampin' Up! items: 100425     2-Way Glue Pen     $3.50104332     Snail┬« Adhesive      $6.95104331     Snail Refill      $4.50104294     Sticky Strip      $6.95104430     Stampin' Dimensionals┬«      […]

Hot Weather Solution

Baby, it is HOT outside! How hot is it? Check out this scene… With record-breaking temperatures in Atlanta — a high of 106, yikes! — I'm looking for any way to stay cool. So my mind, naturally, turns to Christmas. This Christmas card leads me to thoughts of chilly nights, candy canes and snowflakes. I […]

A Month with Georgia On My Mind

At 4 a.m. on September 21st, I received a phone call from the national Red Cross Call Center. Twelve families were being evacuated from their homes due to flooding in my own county of Gwinnett, Georgia. I called my response team and we headed out into some of the worst weather I've ever driven 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 […]

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 […]