Friday, August 29, 2008


Don't you just love Melanie's Little Tee's Stamp Set?

I do!

I'm hoping to get into my stamping room this weekend and really play with the set.

To Be Continued.....

Peace & Blessings!

Tuesday, August 26, 2008


Click on my picture to access my FaceBook page:

Alison Mewer Cowan's Facebook profile

Friday, August 22, 2008

In Memory of Max

Yesterday, someone I know had to take his beloved dog to the vet in order to put him to sleep.

My heart goes out to him and his family.

In Memory of Max,

Peace & Deepest Sympathy.

Thursday, August 21, 2008

Cards Gone Wrong!

I have decided to post these, because recently someone said to me: “you could never make an ugly card.”

HA! Check this out:

This card isn’t so bad. The problem was with the dimensions. I did it wrong. Once I realized, I thought “sure, I can trim through multiple layers of paper, and keep it even.


So, really, it’s not that this card is ugly, I love the layout (which I CASED off The problem is that the card is uneven, and therefore doesn’t have the finished crisp look I strive for.

This card, on the other hand, is doomed!

Do you want to know HOW it is possible I could botch a card so far beyond dignity?

Well, I needed to make a quick birthday card for a friend.

I chose the stamp set, but didn’t feel like coloring the flower. So, instead I stamped it on colored paper and cut out. Actually, I like this look, so you’ll see it again on here.

I grabbed the yellow paper to fold the card. Then I realized that Michele gave me the SU scallop punch when she was here a couple weeks ago. (Thanks Michele!) And I really wanted to use my fabulous new punch. So, I punched across the bottom. Still looking good at this point.

Then….. (cue ominous music) I decided the background would have to be a cuttlebug embossing folder. When I was running it through my Big Shot, I wasn’t paying close attention as I had my DVD player running…. And really… just how difficult is it to turn the crank on a Big Shot?

Well…. The problem was, when I lined up the paper inside the embossing folder, I lined it up with the folder, NOT the embossing section. I pulled the paper out of the Big Shot, and I had about a ¼” of NON-embossed paper on the right edge! OH NO!

My fabulous new scallop punch was still in front of me, so I thought “well, I could scallop off that edge”. And I did.

What was I thinking?!?!?!

At this point, I got to laughing, that I decided I would finish the card, just to put on here to show you how too much of a good thing is TOO MUCH!

This is a card gone wrong! Too many things going on here.

Still, it’s funny!

Thanks for laughing WITH me!

Peace & Blessings!

Wednesday, August 20, 2008

I dare you to watch this

Tuesday, August 19, 2008

***Birthday Self Promotion***

It's officially birthday season for me! YIPPIE!!! Less than 3 weeks away:

September 8th!!! (Mark your calendars - it's a HOLIDAY!)

I LOVE birthdays!

Now for my yearly ***shameless self promotion***:

As long as this post is at the VERY TOP of this blog,
look to your RIGHT

Under the PURPLE box, scroll down just a little, and you will see

"My Wishlist - By Priority" complete with working links.

This is for the people in my life that are gift givers, it makes things easier.

I actually wish I had lists like this for my friends and family. There's just no question as to what to get someone for those special occasions.

So, if you were wondering; I've made it REEEEEEEEEEALLY easy!

***End shameless self promotion***

Peace & Blessings!

Thursday, August 14, 2008

Crafty Storage

Sheila directed me over to the Crafty Storage Blog.

I had a hard time breathing, I was soooooo in AWE of some studios I saw.

2 Major WOW FACTOR Studios:

Kim Reygates Studio

Benita's Studio

I hope you enjoy as much as I did!

Peace & Blessings!

Wednesday, August 6, 2008

Twin Moose Playing In Sprinkler

Saturday, August 2, 2008


Another Example of Love:

Click HERE for the video

Peace & Blessings

Friday, August 1, 2008

I Stamped Last Night! YAY!

I carved out a half hour last night so I could alter a notebook for my latest Nutrition and Exercise log:

I love stamping! It's been too long since I've had some "therapy" time in my sub terrain cave.

Peace & Blessings!

PS - Anyone going to the Breaking Dawn party tonight? I'm stoked!