It’s my birthday blog candy!

What better way to celebrate my birthday than to give back.  This beautiful Technique Junkies stamp is up for grabs.  Simply leave me a comment or leave me a comment telling me what tutorial you would like to see me do.  You have until Saturday, August 12th to leave me a comment.  Winner will be picked with Random.Org

This is what I came home to last night after working 3-11.  Imagine my surprise because Al bought my ticket to the race car driving, I wasn’t expecting anything else.  Can you see the title of the book?  “I’ll Always Have You.”  How romantic.  As you can guess sunflowers are one of my favourite flowers so he snuck some into the arrangement.

After coming home from my 3-11 shift I typically go onto the computer until midnight to 12:30 a.m. because I’m wound up from work.  I had another surprise bouquet waiting for me in my stamp room.  I certainly feel the love.  Thank you Al!

Good luck with the blog candy.


Posted on : Aug 09 2017
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Charlotte’s Baptism

My granddaughter was baptized on May 28th.  Here she is with mom and dad, Jon and my daughter, Sarah

Me and Al

Thanks for stopping by!


Posted on : Jun 09 2017
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I’m Engaged

I’m engaged and am so thrilled.  Al and I went shopping to “browse” but within 15 minutes I fell in love with this diamond ring (all Canadian diamonds too) with light blue stones on each side of the large diamond, that Al bought it on the spot.  I kept this engagement a secret until my ring came back sized four weeks after it was bought.

I bought Al’s wedding ring and he thought he could wear his, but I said he had to wait–LOL.

As I said, I’m so thrilled. No big wedding for us, instead an intimate elopement is in the works.

Thanks for stopping by!


Posted on : Apr 06 2017
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Meet my granddaughter

This is my first grandchild:  Charlotte Elizabeth.  I first met her when she was two weeks old as seen in this photo.  Needless to say, I’m thrilled at being a grandmother.  I think she will be spoiled by me.

Here are my two darlings:  my Al holding Charlotte.

I don’t have any photos downloaded with me yet, but I will show them to you when I have some to share.


Posted on : Mar 24 2017
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Halloween 2016

Had a blast at Al’s daughter’s house for a Halloween party.  Julie outdid herself with the decorations as you will see.

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Urggggg, I’ve got a lass who can read fortunes.  Those who had their fortunes read were told they had a short life span and they were going to die, then I ran my sword through them!

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All the gold and jewellry a pirate can hold.

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What was left of one trick or treater.

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Going to sea mate?

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Taking this lass out to sea.

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The wolf coming the rescue

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Urggg.  It’s out to sea with you.  Bring the drink.

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Watch out for scurvy about the ship.

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Posted on : Nov 04 2016
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My Studio Space Clean Up

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Gasp!  I moved into my new apartment a year ago and it never got organized properly.  So, for my birthday I said to my son, Adam, “I know what you can give me for my birthday that won’t cost you a penny–help me with my studio organization.”  He quickly agreed so I thought that was that.  Well, he came over yesterday and came with a card and a Michael’s gift card–the little stinker.

As luck would have it, there was a one day sale at Michael’s yesterday where all storage units and containers were 50% off, so first thing in the morning I roped Al into joining me on my excursion because I knew I’d need a second set of hands to carry everything I needed wanted to buy.  I bought $200 worth of containers and a 12 x 12 paper holder and spent only $45 (I had a $50 gift card from my girlfriend for my birthday).  What a score!  I love a bargain, don’t you?!

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Ugh!  Where is my desk?  See that fat binder in the middle of my desk?  That hold every issue of the Technique Junkie Newsletter ever published.  It’s my bible.  I cut apart my issues and inserted each page in a page protector.

Now do you want to see the new space?……..

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Sure I have a lot of crap must have items, but I use it all.  Doesn’t it look so good?  My office feels so big now.

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Adam warned me he’s coming over to make sure I have kept things clean, and I promised him that I would.  Adam even got out the furniture polish and scolded me as I was just trying to blow off the dust on my office desk.  He even used an air can on my keyboard to get it all cleaned, and I took a baby wipe to it.

Thanks for hanging in there for my long post.  Have yourself a fabulous day!

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Posted on : Aug 12 2016
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Happy Autumn

Sunflowers and Dragonflies, Beth and Al

I don’t share personal photos very often but I wanted to share this photo with you.  This is my darling Al who supports my stamping addiction.  Whenever I talk to him about giving up stamping, he puts that talk to a halt–LOL.  So, this is the man that keep me accountable to stamping, working out at the gym, walking outside in the park, making homemade perogies (which we are becoming known for by family and friends), and keeps me grounded but most of all helps me with my depression.

We are having an abnormally warm autumn this year.  No winter jackets just yet.

Have a great weekend!


Posted on : Nov 06 2015
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Owls and Coffee RAK

Blog Candy from Craft Chaos

Oh happy day!  Look what I won from Hetty at Craft Chaos.  It was such a delight to win coffee stickers and Hetty’s beautiful card.  I LOVE owls and anything coffee just like Hetty.  Her owl stamp is from Michael Strong.  I love how she tucked the coffee cup under the wing of the owl.    The background is so beautiful too.

Thanks Hetty.  You made my day!


Posted on : Oct 08 2015
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My New Stamp Room

As promised here are some photos of my stamp room.  I promise to keep it clean!

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An overview of the room

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Storage cubicles on top of my desk for all those little things I need to have on hand.

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See my clean work space?

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I labelled my Stampn’ Up! sets.  These are all that are out because I lack storage space.  I have many more SU sets in a Rubbermaid tote in the closet.

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I store my unmounted stamps in clear plastic containers and keep them separated by company.

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My wood stamps are stored in clear plastic containers that are made especially for storing rubberstamps.

That’s it in a nutshell.  Now I challenge you to posting your stamp room and linking them up for me to see.


Posted on : Jul 16 2015
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View from my Balcony

Cruise Ship

I have never seen a cruise ship cruise down the St. Clair River towards Lake St. Clair before.   I rushed in from my walk to pull out my camera with the telephoto lens on so I could get a good photo.

Bluewater Bridge

The cruise ship is about to go under the Bluewater Bridge (it separates Canada and the US) to Lake St. Clair.   I feel so blessed to live in the apartment I do.  It’s full of surprises.


Posted on : Sep 08 2014
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