Almost a year since I last posted here. Feels like longer. Since it's October and breast cancer awareness month, I'd like to share my story. 

I went to Princeton and Washington in October last year, came home and found not one but two urgent letters from the breast cancer center at the local hospital. Right before leaving I had done the breast cancer screening offered to women over 40 and I am so happy I did. They had found a huge tumor in my left breast. It turned out that it had also spread to the lymph nodes. 

I'm alive because of the screening program and I will forever be grateful for it. And I smack myself for not checking my breasts myself - I could feel it, once I knew! If it had been found earlier so much would have been easier. So I urge all of you to please check your breasts! :) 

The past year has included operation, chemo, radiation and now medication. Not a trip in the park, but I'm alive and kicking. :) I've done well, the hair is coming back, the support has been amazing and it's about time to start anew. A proof of my recovery is the recent urge to craft!

I was on the Reprint DT when I was diagnosed. And this amazing company has been nothing but supportive while I've been occupied with other stuff. I'm really happy to finally be able to contribute to their blog!

This was such a fun card to make, I was inspired by Jennifer McGuire's youtube video Stamping with water and had to try this technique. Love how the background came out, and also love to be learning something new.

The card was inspired by the lovely sketch over at Sketch Saturday.

Thank you for stopping by and letting me share. :) Take care, and I hope to see you soon! :)


Heartfelt Creations October Alumni Blog Hop

Hi! I’m happy to participate in this month’s Heartfelt Creations Alumni Blog Hop. As always, the hop is filled with awesome flowers and creativity so be sure to play along. One winner who will receive a Heartfelt Creations $25 gift certificate will be chosen from the comments from one of the blogs. Be sure to comment! :)

I’ve made a matchbox inspired card with lots of dimension.

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The next stop of the hop is Sarah Miller. Here is the full list of the blogs participating:

The winner will be announced here on Saturday.

Happy hopping!


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A friend of mine turned 60 last week. She spent her birthday in New York visiting Jazz clubs. There sure are worse ways to celebrate… :) Here is the card I made her.

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The flowers (Posy patch flowers PreCut Set) from Heartfelt Creations) are masked and colored with copics. Need to practice more on that coloring technique. But I think they turned out ok, and I’m really happy about this card.

I’m playing along with CAS(E) this Sketch #96.

I have a second card to share, a Halloween card. They are so much fun to make but we don’t celebrate Halloween. But after seeing Audrey’s Haunted House Tour, I sure wish we did!

This week’s colors over at Poppy sketches called for something spooky, so I pulled out an old favorite from The Rubber Café.

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More masking on this one.

The rain is pouring. It won’t stop until late afternoon. I’m so happy we are playing golf today… NOT! :)

Have a lovely Sunday and thanks for stopping by!



Birthday card

My ex mother in law turned 82 the other day and I decided to make her a card. Spring flowers and butterflies might not be the most obvious theme for a fall birthday card – but hey, they are pretty, right! Being born late September I know everything about no strawberry cake and tulips for my birthday. :) I say no more. :)

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I really like how this card turned out. Simple but the papers are absolutely wonderful. Everything is from Reprint, and this card with product information is up on the Reprint Blog today.

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I used last week’s sketch from Tuesday Morning Sketches, really liked that one. Too late to play, though.

I’m going to Princeton in November. Sooo looking forward to go the the US again! Never traveled beyond the city lines of New York last time, this time it’s New Jersey. It will take me some time to cover the continent… Anyway, any scrappy shopping possibilities in the Princeton area??? Give me a shout out if you have any tips!

Thank you for stopping by!!!



Miss You a Latte

Hello! Hope you all have had a great weekend. I took some time and made a couple of cards but spent even more time browsing the web and lost myself in all the amazing inspiration out there. It’s been a good day! :)

I bought a few MFT sets a while back and now I finally inked one of them up.

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I’m playing with My Favorite Things Get Sketchy Challenge this week.


Now it’s time for an episode of Game of Thrones with my boy. Thanks for stopping by!



Winner of Heartfelt Creations September Alumni Blog Hop

Happy Card Making Day everyone!  

 I am so happy to announce that the winner of the Heartfelt Creations Alumni September  Blog Hop was chosen from my blog. Congratulations to Christine Kosmak.  You have won a $25 gift certificate from Heartfelt Creations.  Please email EmmaLou@heartfeltcreations.us with subject line "Winner of September Alumni Hop".  Again, Congratulations Christine and thanks to everyone that hopped.  Be sure to join us for the next at the end of October!



Heartfelt Creations September Alumni Hop

I’m so happy to be able to participate in this month’s Heartfelt Creations Alumni blog hop. The hop is chocking full of gorgeousness so be sure to hop along. One winner will be chosen from on of the comments on one of the blogs and she (or he if he chooses to participate :) ) will receive a $25 gift certificate from Heartfelt Creations.

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Heartfelt Creations products: HCDP1 234 Daphne Paper Collection (Discontinued), HCPC 3500 Open Vintage Floret PreCut Set, HCD 727 Vintage Floret Die, HCPC 3363 Inspire Me Sentiments PreCut Set, HCD 728 Timeless Amour Die, HCD 740 Sweet Juliet Die.

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Here are the participating blogs:
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The hop is open until October 3rd and the winner will be announced here on Saturday.
Have fun!