Thursday, November 20, 2008

Christmas Card Class....

I am woman I change my mind! ....LOL Here are the cards* that we will be making in my class on Monday Morning the 24th of November at Your Maine Stamper in Winthrop. Hope your able to play hookey and come and play promises to be a fun time with loads of laughs. I might even sneak in a quick extra card....because I got my labels nestabilities that I have been waiting for forever and I just want to include you in the fun....Wishing you all and excellent day.
*Note if you click on the picture you can see them larger than life!

Tuesday, November 11, 2008

Nestabilites Storage in Transition!

I was on Paper Planet last night and they were asking how you stored your cuttle bug and nestabilites. So I thought that was a great question and decided to share it with you all here....this picture is of my original storage it is on the end of a desk that has book shelves on the ends.

All of my embossing folders and nestabilities were stored in a metal mesh basket and stored on a shelf. Until I went shopping at a local Surplus Salvage store....and there I saw it my next nestabilites storage unit that would be portable too!

It was a faux bright green CD holder with a magnetic closure....and at a mear $3.99 I was sold it was all over then! I purchased one and brought it home and it is going to work well.....I just pulled the magnetic sheets out of my cd jewel cases and trimmed a bit and have inserted them into my holder......Shazammmm...they fit and are portable. I will finish putting them in today so you can see them later and how portable this is going to be! Wow I love it when a plan comes together....I did call my sister over the weekend and had her go and pick me up 2 more just in case.....I needed them and at any surplus and salvage place you know that they could be gone tomorrow!

Notice that I have labels with numbers on them on the magnetic sheets....any idea why and what they are for????? It is the number of dies that should be on that sheet so that when i pick up I don't accidentally leave them somewhere or loose them! Gotta keep our investments safe and sound! LOL Here is to a successful day to you all and remember if you see a Vet today to stop and take a moment to say Thanks!

Thursday, October 16, 2008

Cold Wet Fall Day calls for.....

A cold wet day in Maine means that you need some comfort chicken based what ever might be in the frig better be some really yummy left overs......

So take an onion and some carrots that need to be eaten soon...and cut them up and throw them into the pot....

Then lets nuke the corn, cut it off the cob and

add some chicken a cube of veggie bullion and some leftover purple rice.....there you have it yummy comfort food....Oh wait lets add some salt and garlic....excellent. Hope you all enjoying your day as I am....took all the furniture out of the living room even tipped up everything and vacuumed the bottom sides too....the floors have been vacuumed and washed and put back onto some sewing and then maybe to the studio to develop some classes and samples....big demo day at YMS on Saturday. Have a great evening everyone...

Tuesday, October 14, 2008

Quilting I shall go a quilting I shall go Hi Ho Hi Ho....

Good Morning Grandmaw just stopping by to say hi and give you a good Morning smile! I love you and I hope your working on that new blanket that I want for know that one that has tags all around it so I can rip them off with my pearly whites! I love ripping tags off of things you know that.

My sisters and I are taking an on line quilting class, here is my lesson one project a table runner for my coffee table. It was fun hanging out in the dining room today with the woodstove cranking just sewing away and conversing with my west coast sister about my layout etc of my project. I'll post a finished picture after it is done. This picture really doesn't do it justice the colors are more rust than this picture shows.

Hope all is well with everyone....I'll be ordering a new dishwasher in the next few days it turns out once you have lost a pump it really isn't worth replacing it. Have a great evening everyone.

Tuesday, September 23, 2008

Where Have I been....

Well here you go.....
Winter in Maine in a 100 year old house with 100 year old windows....can mean lots of 3-4 dollars a gallon or it can mean lots of wood...sweat...and pains....
So can you see me in the wood pile? No....well your right....I'm on the other end of the camera....and I am a pro at avoiding this wood pile but I must get out there this morning as Jack and the kids are coming home this weekend and we'll need to be able to park cars some where this I'll be off to the wood pile soon and then to clean the studio so the kids will have a place to sleep....

It sure has been nice having the wood stove going there is nothing like wood heat ask anyone that has one and they'll tell you it is a warmer heat.....then I have been quilting too....

On a side note How long does it take a USPS priority package to travel from Central Maine to Jackson Hole Wyoming and back? The answer for this box....3 months 18 days!
It was just delivered back to the house....I mailed it on June5th and it was returned on September 23rd! Do you suppose the print is still on the book, the Peanut M&M's and Twizzlers OK? The socks still new and what about the shirts....the Timex still ticking? Thank goodness I wrapped it all in a garbage bag before I shipped it. I have opened it and all seems to be fine....I'm a bit confused....why would a box that should have been delivered in 2 days take 3 months and 18 days to make a return trip? LOL Why do I ask why? Silly me....Wishing you all a wonderful Tuesday and if your in the neighborhood feel free to stop by and say Hi I could use an excuse to not be in the wood pile today!

Wednesday, August 20, 2008

August 20! did it get to be August 20th all ready? It feels like fall this morning cool crip air....well I have some pictures for you this morning and should have more for you this afternoon.....DD is home and we are cleaning the studio.....So in the mean time you get to look at some of my creations that have happened over the past JustRite Stamper arrived I LOVE IT!

Then of course there was the Penny Black sunflower stamp....Love it this one is with colored pencils with gamsol and this one was stamped in black and embossed with Faith's Trancendence Embossing Powder....

Then on the 6th of August I was going to meet Melissa one of the stamp designers for PaperTrey Ink and I just had to have some fun with her I used silver foil that I had and used Robin Beam's Bandana Technique that I learned from Robin spring 2008....well folks off to freeze some pesto and finish the studio.....Have a most excellent day!

Friday, July 25, 2008

Thank You!

I was fortunate to spend yesterday with friends painting one of their classrooms and got a treat of going to lunch together and had a wonderful crab cake on the Maine Coast......and then at my request.....Abacus in Boothbay in the afternoon.....this is one of my favorite stores.....of course I have many favorite stores on line and brick & mortar! LOL

This card (for the young man that was so helpful yesterday) is part of my bag from Abacus their bags are beautiful....grey with silver leafing! Oh to have a stack of these! LOL The stamps are from my new favorite stamp store Paper Trey Ink I have never really been a acrylic stamp gal but these are the best! The designs are amazing too!
Well kids it is Friday and the boss will be home this evening so guess I better get going if I'm going to finish this weeks house project before he gets home....the downstairs know all that stuff shoved in drawers and linen closets and under the sink that might not get used in my lifetime....well it is gone!

Thursday, July 10, 2008

New York & New Products

Hey Kids....LOL....just stopping by to say Hi and that I'm having fun with my granddog and J&R too!
I want to make sure that someone calls my friend Jo and tells her to go and check out Nichole Heady's blog....

Oh my Jo is going to be so is a quilting stamp Jo has someone called? and do you like it?

also want to make sure that your all keeping up with the new nestabilities...

.Connie this is going to be so much easier than that punch....

Well have a great day....

Sunday, July 6, 2008

Strawberries Again!

OK, so what on earth was I thinking? More Strawberries?

It's all her fault and I'm sticking to my story! My sister made me do it! Lets see on Tuesday of last week I picked about 24lbs and cleaned, sliced and froze them, on Wednesday I went and picked another flat.....and pawned that flat off on some friends.....Today Sunday I went and picked another flat....another 8.62 lbs......only because my sister said she wanted to go and hadn't been since she picked strawberries in high school some 40+/- years I came right home and cleaned them and sliced them....tip: (I use an egg slicer and force them through the wires with my thumbs, don't try and use the plunger as it will break the wires but works slick if you use your thumbs and is much quicker!)

My berries from today will be making a trek to upstate NY for Jamie and Rob! And I think I'll sneak some to Sirago to I know he loves his fruit and veggies!

Well folks I'm off to pack Jack's bags he is in NJ this week.

Sunday, June 29, 2008

I Met Nichole Heady from PTI at a Maine Picnic!

First I want to thank Julie so much for taking all the time and effort to make this work!
How lucky I was to be able to meet Nichole today. We had a great time and I'll post all the cards that I swapped by Tuesday. But for now here is a few pictures I have from today...hope no one minds that they are on the net!

The Gang's all Here!

Here is my new friend Chris and Helen and ummmmm.....I know what wonderful card she made........ Karen...(Thanks Karen!) I am horrible with names but I can match up almost everyones card with their face....sorry folks just the way my mind I know trival information that really doesn't matter to anyone......the home we lived in 12 years ago had 36 cabinets and drawers in the kitchen.....don't ask me why I need to know that it is not like I'm going on any trivia show that is going to ask that question and my poor DH just looks at me and shakes his head and says "Why would you know that?"....and the truth....I don't know why! OK so I have just digressed and you probably got way too much information from me! LOL Nichole and PTI customers chatting away....

Saturday, June 21, 2008

Sketch Card

This is a card that I whipped up this morning for a bridal shower that I was going to this afternoon for my dear friend Debbie. The shell stamp and gems are by Hero Arts and the other products are by PaperTrey Ink except the black card stock is from The Paper Cut. The amazing sketch I found this morning Taylor Expressions
this was one of the first cards that I have ever used a sketch for and it was so much fun!

Friday, June 20, 2008

PaperTrey Ink......

Paper Trey Ink how do I love thee?????

Oh my.....I have a new favorite company.

Here is the link to PaperTrey Ink's store & blog.

The quality of the products from this company are amazing.....I have never found cardstock this 110# weight before and those of you that know me know that I have been one of the die hard rubbah gals....well.....I've converted to clings only from Papertrey Ink. They are deeply etched and stamp so clear. Speedy shipping as well....4 days max to Maine!

So if you have questions contact me.....I love their product!
Check out below.....Thank You's for a wedding shower I'm going to tomorrow....Shell by Hero Arts, Cardstock, plastic box ribbon, thank you and swirl stamps by PaperTrey Ink!

Back at Last

So...sometimes life just gets busy and I don't take the time to smell the flowers or update my blog.

I should take lessons from Sirago! He knows how to take the time to smell the flowers!

Well the bedroom is finished and DH is thrilled! and I got a surprise too....a gift certificate for a full body massage, facial, manicure & pedicure too! I am saving it for when I hit the goal I've set for myself.

Well folks I have had a very interesting week .....learned about leaking oil tanks....when you need to call the DEP and when you don't! If you need that info you can pm me! All is well and it is under construction...LOL.....I am so thankful that it wasn't the middle of February and 40 below zero.

Jack will be home later so guess I better get the trash taken to the land fill and a few other things I want to get done. Here is to an excellent weekend and take time to smell the flowers!

Friday, May 30, 2008

Tool Time

Tool Time is a favorite show of our families when it was on and we even enjoy reruns now! On that note of trivia that you didn't really need .....LOL.......I was reading an update to another blog

this morning and discovered that she was looking for an item that is available at our local shop! A stamping mat.......

just wanted you to know how much I love mine as Michelle said you get such a clear image even on the large stamps. So if you have a chance stop by and pick one up a great investment for $3.50 or give a phone call and have one or two shipped to you.
The stamps in the picture are by Courtney and sold exclusively at Your Maine Stamper phone number on right side of my blog.

Wishing you all inky fingers and an excellent weekend!

Wednesday, May 21, 2008

Good Morning from NY!

Good Morning All
No pics for today as I am on SIL computer and I'm not so sure how to down load pics from my camera to here. So on that note I thought I would give you a little context to the picture at the top of the blog......It is the pear tree in our back yard and I have been watching it closely and the Honey Bees are alive and well working very hard to give us a great harvest this coming fall.....I know that there is a crisis with the Honey Bees but I am pleased to report they are doing well in our neighborhood. Well that is it for today.....more moving for the kids today. Wishing you a most excellent day!

Monday, May 19, 2008

Nestabilities Tags & The Lost Garden!

Good Morning! Here is a card using Nestabilities and Gamsol with colored pencils stamp is by Inkadinkadoo. Just love all of these products.
Here you will see the garden that DH and I worked on yesterday.....what a surprise we got after living here for 5.5 years we discovered that the crescent garden that we thought we had was really a tear shaped garden and we gained about a 4x4 foot piece of garden so now the plan is that I will use this for a small vegetable garden this summer with the herbs. The bricks were sunk in about 6" just like when we found our front walk way.....It was buried under 8" of gravel....Hey I hope we are not sinking...LOL......not really.Not sure how I'll post this week on my way back to NY to help the kidos move! Have a great week....Robyn

Sunday, May 18, 2008

Missin Grandma!

Grandmaw I really miss you tucking me in for my naps.....and now that I have started puppy school my Mom & Dad have decided that I can't sleep on the sofa anymore! I sure will miss having my naps on the sofa all snuggled up with you. You know what a great dog I am right Grandmaw? I really am a great dog!

Some things never change.....The kidos were home for a week and homework on the dining room table is the same as it was 4+years ago when she lived at home! LOL I so love that somethings never change! I'll be back with some posts on some cards with nesties later. Hope you have a wonderful day.

Sunday, May 11, 2008

Happy Mothers Day!

Happy Mothers Day!
DH surprised me with something that I have wanted for about 7 months........
Lancome Miracle Forever! I am so excited and he got me some other Lancome products too! This scent is so makes me feel so special.....kinda reminds me of how I feel about all the munchkins and the grand munchkins......they are all miracles and forever too!

This is what Jamie and Rob got me for Mother's Day.....I just love having fun dishes to serve wonderful food on.....and Oh how I love brie and olives!

I hope that all the children remember whom gave them the gift of life and that today is a special one for all Mom's!

Thursday, May 8, 2008

Nesabilities Samples!

Here are samples that I made with my nestabilities and using colored pencils with Gamsol....Oh, have i told you how much I love Gamsol? I think you can click on the picture to get a closer look.

Here is a sample of some Top Secret Cards that I've been working on too.

Gotta love those nesties! Hope your all having a great week and here is to a great weekend.


Saturday, May 3, 2008

New York & New Card....

Hey there everyone....Here I am in NY! It has rained almost every day since I've been where are the May flowers? I am going to try and post a pic or 2....or not.... I am on my son in laws lap top and I'm not sure where my pics are so I'll post when I get back home...later....All is well and I think that DH will be on the road again this week...see you all when I get

Saturday, April 26, 2008

New found love

I can't believe what I just did.....I had my post all finished with pics and everything was trying to add a link and lost it all because I hadn't saved it so here we go again...LOL.....I'm still smilin'!
Here are cards with the new Ranger White Opaque Pen it is so nice and glides on

Here are samples of cards made with my new nestabilities....Oh am I ever in Love with these....Hello, my name is Robyn and I am a nestabilitie addict! LOL

One more new product....Gamsol available at Your Maine Stamper I am not fond of coloring and I avoid it all the time....however this product makes my coloring look really good! I love this and it comes in a kit with everything you need including instructions. Lydia has ordered the new Adirondack Inks the lights brights and earthtones they have been developed by Ranger and Anne and I got to use them at Ranger on the Road the colors are so rich and the newly designed ink pad containers are awesome as they lock together when stacked so they won't slide.
OK I must get going as DD has a wonderful dinner planned for me when I arrive so I must go pack and get out of here.....Have fun this week....Robyn

Friday, April 25, 2008


I can't believe that DH has been gone for over a week and I haven't gotten back here to finish the post. So please forgive me???? I have been working at YMS while Lydia was out and have been super busy! The UPS man loves it when I scream and yell and jump up and down when he arrives! The FedEx man and the DSL guy they aren't quite so sure what is going on they just don't understand that everyday that they show up is like Christmas for me. I am only working for a couple of hours this morning and I promise that I'll be back this afternoon with some pics of the new product at the shop.......OK so I have to fess up part of the problem with me not posting is I left my camera in the car and it had no life left.....and I kept forgetting to bring it in with me to charge it.....but right now it is charging next to my coffee cup! So

Tuesday, April 15, 2008

You know your excited when...

You know your excited when you jump in the shower and put shampoo in your hair before it is wet! That is what happened when I found out that Ranger had arrived at Your Maine Stamper! Just wanted you to know....the new white pens are here, along with mini misters, I'll be back later to finish this DH is leaving town and needs help!

Friday, April 11, 2008

Art on a Budget!

Not sure if you can see these really well but they are my Art on a budget....I LOVE Stampers Anonyomos stamps Here is their link
so I decided that if I stamped them and then framed them in my bargin frames ( 1.99 each) and hung them above the bed in our room.....

now if you look really close you can see 2 post it notes on the head board...yes I write brilliant thoughts that I have during the night on post its so I won't forget until I act upon them! Now you know my secret!

I have also been making lots of samples for the much fun and they turned out so great stop by if you have the time tomorrow......I think there will be an unadvertised sale on 12x12's Whooo Hoooo......

Have a great weekend everyone.