Saturday, June 18, 2011

Home is where the heart is.

I have several friends buying houses and needed to come up with a cool house warming card. I remeber seeing a card featuring a row of houses and thought yeah- that's it. a row of houses that fold up and can be easily mailed.

 For instructions please go the the Memory Box Outside the Box blog on Sunday June 19.

Sunday, June 12, 2011

Farber Castell Big Brush Pit Pens

It seems anything Farber Castell is hot right now. Of all the stuff that is out, the big brush pens were what I was most interested in. They are an india ink pen perfect for using directly on your stamps.
The cost was holding me back. While not outrages at $4.95 a pen, you know me I can't just have a few I need a bunch! Last week my local art supply store Merion Art and Repro had a HUGE sale on them- 40% off and there I was, credit card in hand.

Here is a video from Jennifer Maguire on these cool new markers.

Here is quick card I made using the pens, nothing fancy, just showing colors. This is one of the cards I will be teaching at One Little Spark in July.

Have a great week everyone.

Friday, June 10, 2011


Yes I know his has absolutely nothing to do with stamping, but I was honored to be part of the team to do an endoscopy on a 400 year old Hungarian mummy that is part of the Mummies of the World exhibit (based on the German Mummy Project) starting next weekend at the Franklin Institute. 

   Lankenau Medical Center in partnership with the Franklin Institute participated in a   catscan on a 600 year old South American baby mummy. We also performed a laproscopic endoscopy on the Veronica Orlovits who along with her husband and son were found naturally mummified in a crypt in Hungary. The purpose of the endoscopy was to attempt to obtain biopsies of stomach tissue to test for a bacteria that is known to cause ulcer disease.

What an experience this was! The mummies arrived along with all the media and anyone else from the hospital that could find there way down to farthest corner of the hospital.

The nurse in me really came out when I requested a sheet to be put on the stretcher that Veronica was laid on. Her garments were gently removed and 3 natural openings were present in her abdomen.  We went through these openings and were able to gather what we felt to the best of our knowledge was the stomach and take our specimens.

The scientist in charge of the project could not have been more thrilled with the size, amount and quality of our specimens. 

I can't wait to see the exhibit myself knowing the small role I had in the research of this project.

Sunday, June 5, 2011

Make Room for Cards

Here is my half cat Zephry. She's my half cat because she leaves home in April- May and doesn't return until November. Oh, she might stop in to say hi once in awhile just let us know she's alive. Amazingly Zeph has been doing this for the last 12-13 years. George thinks she has a summer family, I think she just loves the outdoors and "camps" all summer.

I had to chase her of this pile of wood to take these pictures.

These are 2 other cards using the new Memory Box paper collection Valise and some of Dave's new dies

Rumor has it he is coming out with lots more this summer. I will keep you posted.

Have a great Sunday,