Sunday, January 31, 2010


Hi everyone!! My name is Lori and I am so excited to be in this group of wonderful ladies!!!
I am very happily married to a wonderful and supportive husband! We have a yours mine and ours. He had a son and daughter, I had 2 sons and together we have 1 son and a granddaughter that will be 1 in March!! I am a part time Administrative Assistant to a great boss!!! I have been crafting in one way or another for as long as I can remember, my first addictions were macrame and latch hook!
About 8 years ago I worked with a lady that made the most beautiful cards, I was in awe!! She made it look so easy!!! From time to time she brought in a big catalog and I wanted it all, except I didn't like that I couldn't buy single stamps! Each time she had a party I would buy a set here and there but not knowing where to start. I started surfing the web and found Splitcoaststampers. I was hooked. It wasn't long after I found the most beautiful cards using Papertrey stamps. I had to have them. I bought for a long time but was scared to use them. Crazy huh?! Now it is rare that I don't think of a Papertrey set when sitting down to create!
Now that our kids are just about all grown and aren't running to many activities, I also like to cross stitch, volunteer for our car club, go to car shows and watch NASCAR racing!!

Saturday, January 30, 2010

Rhonda - Intro


Bob and I have been married 20 years. I knew he was a keeper when he was so complimentary of the cross-stitch Christmas stocking I was making at the time. I have since completed one for each member of the family. We met at the White Elephant Saloon, which seems somewhat appropriate for Texas. We have 2 sons. Reed will graduate HS this spring and Ryker will follow next year.

I’m a SAHM transitioning from Homeschool Teacher/Mom to almost empty nester. Once they start driving they are never home. I am also a Personal Organizer. There is nothing I enjoy more that someone else’s overstuffed closet or office.

I have always needed hobbies. Reading, gardening, scrapbooking, piecing quilt tops, and of course stamping! I started like Peggy Sue at a Stampin Up Party. Hooked for a while then life got in the way and I went other directions. I started again last June. I placed one order with Stampin Up and then found PTI in July and the rest is history.

So now you will find me with a Pepsi or Sonic Coke frantically trying to learn how to use my new camera or Photoshop, and blogging while spending waayyyy to much time on the internet.

I’m excited to be part of the Papertrey Peeps. Maybe I’ll even gain enough courage to submit something for a publication.

Friday, January 29, 2010


See that picture? My daughter caught me on a really good day. :) I'm Peggysue. Each of the Papertrey Peeps is going to post an introduction here, mine just happens to be first, but we all co-own this blog.

I've been married to my best friend for ten years now. I had three kids, he had two, we adopted one and added a dog and a cat. Most of the older kids are away at college or on their own, so the house isn't really as crowded as it sounds! And my oldest 'baby' just got engaged in December, so we're going to have a wedding in a little over a year.

During the day I am a freelance writer and I've written about everything from the history of the Apache Wars to the functionality and composition of glycomacropeptides. That writing helps support my stamping hobby. I started stamping when a friend dragged me to a Stampin' Up party. I bought the cheapest set I could find in the catalogue and shoved it under the bed. Six months later this friend had ANOTHER party!!! Would she stop already??? I bought another cheap set and shove it under the bed. Around the time I went to her fourth party (am I a good friend or what?!) I finally pulled the stuff out from under the bed and used it. Since that day I was hooked, and Papertrey Ink I have to admit, is just one of many stamp companies that has collected my money. But their stuff is so darn cute!!! And the ladies who design for PTI are so talented, as are the lovely ladies in our little blog group here, the Papertrey Peeps.

I love my church and really look forward to Sundays. I enjoy baking. I collect fabric with the intention of one day making a quilt. I made one for my oldest daughter and it only took me . . . ten years, start to finish. At that rate I might finish one for my son before he starts collecting social security. I occasionally cross-stitch. I like to knit socks because they're portable and when we take long drives to visit the kids at college it gives me something to do with my hands. When the weather is warm we like hiking, canoeing, geocaching and just exploring the countryside. I also love to read and yes, you will find me pushing the vacuum with my nose in a book.

Monday, January 18, 2010


Welcome to Papertrey Peeps. We are a group of 17 women that share a love of papercrafting and Papertrey Ink Products. This is the place where we will take turns posting challenges every other week and then we will share our results on our personal blogs.