Friday, September 7, 2012

Pepper Update, A Card, Giveaway #2 & more!

Hi dear friends,
First of all my sweet baby Pepper is on the mend & doing well.  The swelling in her paw is almost gone.  She will be on meds for 10 days and I just need to watch for infection.  I am so happy and want to thank you all for your thoughts, prayers & comments.
Please please excuse any cruddy pictures!  With loosing my Nikon, thanks to Sue Kment telling me I could do this, I was able to retrieve them.  Editing all that I downloaded was just to much.  Hours worth of work, between 3 programs.  I bought Adobe Elements 10, but have yet to learn that one!
Remember last week when I shared WOYWW. This is the card I was working on.  With the passing of my Mother, I totally did not get my Mother-in-laws Birthday card done.  For her and in honor of my Mother, I worked very hard to do my best card ever and I think I succeeded.


Supplies used:
Paper:  Neenah White c/s
Stamp:  Mom, My Sentiments Exactly (I don't know if they are still in business)
Accessories:  Cheery Lynn Lattice 2 die, Spellbinders Floral Oval, Scalloped Heart,  Floral Flourishes & Foilage,     Flowers by American Crafts.
Other:  Memento inks, Lulu Lavender, Angel Pink & Pear tart.
Cuttlebug, Glue Dots, Aleene's Tacky Glue, Dimensionals,  Paper Studio Gem Stones, Stick Pin , Quick Stik.
This is a set of 12 Letraset Pro Muted Alcohol Blending Markers!  These Markers are the less expensive alternative to copics.  I have been told that they have exactly the same performance.
There is a little story that goes with these Markers.  Originally I ordered  This set & a pastel set from .  When I received my order, I got 2 of these Muted sets and no pastel set.  I called Dick Blick and was told they were so sorry and my pastels would be shipped the same day Aaand to keep the second set of muteds free of charge.  Needless to say, I had my pastel set in 3 days.  I love Dick Blick and will continue to order from them.
Anyway, on to the giveaway.....Yup, you have to do something for me to win these!  
All you have to do is
1.  Sign up to follow me
2.  Share this post through a group you are in or on your blog, even your Facebook or Pinterest accounts. 
3.Once you have share, just come back and leave me a comment. If you have a link to your share, please share it with me. If you don't, that is o.k.
My goal here is to get more followers and I hope you will help me with that.    Thanks for playing with me and helping me get more followers.  This Giveaway ends on September 30th 2012. 
Once I have reached 100 followers, I will have a great blog candy!  Pretty sad that I have less than 20!    I will end the Giveaway on September 30th, 2012, unless I have 100 followers before that date.  Then I will announce the winner on my 100th follower and send that person a little gift.
Now just sharing a couple of pix from my yard of visitors we had this weekend, besides the snake!  In this first picture (I am sorry for the blurr...took these pictures through my window) is a Black Bear.  I was not about to go out side to take this picture.  Black Bears are very dangerous!
In the 2nd Picture is a beautiful Doe, which came on 3 different days!  I feel like we are running a wild animal park!  LOL!!

Well, on a final note...the Nikon (Thanks to Sue) may just need a new Battery!  Funny thing is, I like my Olympus much better!  It takes better pictures and the editing program is much simpler to use!  At least the Nikon cord fits the Olympus!!!  Yay!!
I hope you are  having a wonderful creative day!  I have a lot more to  post, but I think I will save for tomorrow!  Thank you for visiting my blog and please come again.
Hugs Lori



Absolutely gorgeous card! Stunning! Sooooo glad that Pepper is on the mend too1


My pleasure to sign up to your blog...I have 9 followers but it's the sharing of ideas that is more important and the therapy of writing down creative thoughts! So do not hold onto numbers....just hearts!

Sue from Oregon

A very special card indeed Lori! How is your camera this morning?

I will share your blog candy on a coming up post for you!

christina d

Your card is beautiful. Gee, all I get in my yard are fire ants and rat snakes. Although I don't want any bears. If I can figure out how to share I will.

Lindsay Weirich

I love Dick Blick, they alway go good on their misake, when i ordered my prismas from them years ago they mixed up a couple of colors and sent me the new ones and had me keep the others! They are great. Don't put me in the drawing, I have these fabulous markers already (as you know!)

Shaz in Oz.CalligraphyCards

Hi there Lori have come over to your blog from Anne's blog and love what she has said too - hearts are most important... and will post this on my side bar for you - there is not draw date on it, as I always like to put it on - so what might it be please?? thanks, Shaz in OZ.x
see sidebar of:

Shaz in Oz.CalligraphyCards

PPS forgot to say great card love the dies and how you did it! Shaz in oz.x

Kimberly Hellams

Okay Lori I shared on facebook and with my email group. Hope you get some more followers from it!!!

3 Sons

Excited to see your blog thanks to Kimberly. Happily shared it on FB. Blessings.


I'm so sorry about your mom. The card you made for your mother in law is gorgeous. Your photos look amazing. What a pretty scene you get to look at. That photo of the bear is amazing!


WOW what an absoluetly stunning card. Sorry to hear about your Mom passing. Lost mine some years ago. My neighbor looks like her twin. I'm sure I'd miss Mom anyway but every time I see my neighbor I can't help but think of and miss my mother.
I'm not interested in the giveaway but will be following you just because I like your work and I want to.

Jan Castle

Your card is absolutely stunning! I am already a follower as I receive your blog...however did not see my picture as a follower? Would love to win the nice of Dick Blick...I have ordered from them before - great service! Will share your blog info at my card club tomorrow, 9-18. Thanks for the chance to win!!!
Paper Hugs,

Jan Castle

If you get this twice, it is because I had to sign in when Iposted....want to say your card is stunning!!!!! Would love to win the pen set...thanks for the chance! I will share your site with my card club tomorrow, 9-18.
Paper Hugs,


Hello Lori! Just wanted to say you have a beautiful blog! Thanks so much for visiting mine and leaving a comment so I could come see yours! Love your background too... so warm and inviting!

Your card is just beautiful and I'm sure your mother in law just loves it!!! It's totally awesome. So sorry about your mom... it's hard to lose our moms no matter what age we are!!!

I became a follower and will try to help you reach your goal of 1oo. I have posted your blog candy in my side bar of my blog:

hugs and blessings,


Hi Lori:
Love your blog and the card you made for your Mom -in-Law. She is sure lucky to have this treasure.
Glad your little pepper is doing better.
I have posted your Giveaway on my site so it should attract some more takers.
Thanks for your generosity.


Love the card you made for your Mother in law.
Thanks for the chance to win this candy.
I am following and I posted the link to your candy on my blog.
Soon you will be at 100!

Susan Martin

Oh my gosh!! A black bear and a doe!! That is really awesome :) How wonderful! Your card is so beautiful! I love the lattice .. Just gorgeous Lori :) So glad I found you!!

Trish and Treasure

Hi Lori,
Amazing backyard wildlife!! Thanks for the chance to win your Blog Candy I'm your newest follower!!Love the lattice work on your card!!Sorry to hear of the loss of your mother, sending my sincere sympathy at this difficult time.
Hugs Trish


I just noticed that my comment did not post 2 days ago so I'm doing it again. I will probably be too late for the giv-a-way but I'm now a follower and I posted this on my FB about a week ago. Hope you get your 100 soon.