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Marie Aviza
I am here to help YOU. Why? It goes without saying that I love STAMPING! I also enjoy helping people. What could possible make me more qualified?
Interests: stamping, photography, scrapbooking, watercolor painting, special needs
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Samantha would not be the little girl she is without the wonderful people who care for her. When we celebrate Sam's success, we are also inherently celebrating the love and dedication of those who care and love Samantha. It is with great sadness, that we mourn the passing of Maureen... Continue reading
Posted Jun 22, 2013 at Sam
The supply list for this card includes: PN Description 123032 The Open Sea (Clear-Mount) Stamp Set 101650 Very Vanilla 8-1/2"x 11" Card Stock - 40 sheets 130814 Epic This & That Designer Series Paper 126981 Basic Gray Stampin' Pad 126975... Continue reading
Posted Jun 14, 2013 at Stamp Things
This image was created using the Papaya Collage Clear Mounted Stamp Set (PN 126612) and the following Stampin' Write Markers Chocolate Chip Stampin' Write Marker Soft Suede Stampin' Write Marker Cajun Craze Stampin' Write Marker Crushed Curry Stampin' Write Marker... Continue reading
Posted Jun 4, 2013 at Stamp Things
Stampin' Up!'s Clear Mounted Stamps are becoming more and more popular. Like anything, they are easy to use when you know how. Let us review how. When you receive your clear mount stamp set from Stampin' Up! , it will... Continue reading
Posted Jun 3, 2013 at Stamp Things
Sorry for the long stretch of lack of posts. It's been crazy, absolutely crazy here. Hopefully things will slow down soon. In the mean time, here is a quick update on Little Miss Samantha. She has been fabulous! She continues to grow like a weed, which is absolutely amazing. She... Continue reading
Posted Jun 1, 2013 at Sam
Posted Jun 1, 2013 at Stamp Things
I'm so excited to say that my baby is turning 7! I bet if I asked Samantha, "How do you feel about turning 7?" This is the reaction I would get. Special thanks to Samantha's music loving buddy and her parents for allowing us to post this video. These are... Continue reading
Posted Mar 7, 2013 at Sam
Surprise! A deaf-blind child loves music! Why? Music engages and stimulates the senses. Music creates a wonderful tactile stimulus. Place your hand on a drum or guitar while it is playing. You will feel the vibration. Samantha loves to feel the vibration of musical instruments, just like Helen Keller. When... Continue reading
Posted Jan 26, 2013 at Sam
Samantha's path to deaf-blindness was relatively long. It took about 18 months. We first learned that Samantha had very little vision at 6 months of age and moderate-severe hearing loss at 18 months. With each diagnosis, we registered Samantha with the appropriate agency. At about 1 year, we registered her... Continue reading
Posted Dec 27, 2012 at Sam
Over the last few weeks, Samantha has been coming home from school with whispers of an amazing new tri-wall chair and desk. Samantha is growing like a weed, so I'm not surprised to hear that a new chair is needed. The excitement of this chair has peaked my interest. Let... Continue reading
Posted Dec 18, 2012 at Sam
A long time ago, in a NICU far, far away…..Too cheesy, huh? Alright, I’ll start over. On March 10, 2006, a little baby girl was admitted to a Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) in central Massachusetts with severe breathing problems. That four pound bundle of joy was a pale shade... Continue reading
Posted Dec 5, 2012 at Sam
While I'm working on a post to introduce Samantha, I thought you might enjoy these photos from gym class the other day. I can't decide if she LOVES gym or if she LOVES her gym teacher. In either case, it's all good! Speaking of indecision, I can't decide if she... Continue reading
Posted Dec 4, 2012 at Sam
Over the last 6 years, the thought of a blog exclusively about Samantha has tugged at the back of my mind. Samantha has a way about her. The way she handles life, the way she does the impossible in her own time. She keeps me grounded and gives me more... Continue reading
Posted Dec 2, 2012 at Sam
I just had to share these cards that I made for a friend, special thanks to Karen for getting me to blog again. The Punch Art Giraffe was absolutely adorable and after making over 80 of them, I have to... Continue reading
Posted Jun 20, 2011 at Stamp Things
This card was created using scraps. The most difficult part was creating the striped Top Note pattern. Like everything, once you know how to do it. It is very easy! This tutorial details how to create this pattern. Several pieces... Continue reading
Posted Aug 11, 2010 at Stamp Things
This card was made from scraps! If you would like to recreate it, these are the supplies that you will need. Stamp Set - Priceless – PN 115052 Colors: Concord Crush - Card StocK PN: 119785, Ink Pad PN: 119792... Continue reading
Posted Aug 7, 2010 at Stamp Things
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Mar 15, 2010
Sometimes it is just nice to compare products to see the different results. I'm hoping this little experiment with help you decide when to go for the Versa Mark and when to simply stamp with the same color classic stamping... Continue reading
Posted Mar 4, 2010 at Stamp Things
To make this cute little Easter Egg Card you will need an 8-1/2" x 11" sheet of paper. Step 1: Score the paper along the 11" side at 1-13/16", 3-5/8", 7-1/4" and at 10-1/16". Mark the Paper at 10 -... Continue reading
Posted Mar 3, 2010 at Stamp Things
Today's post is about taking an element from a favorite card and incorporating it into a scrapbook page. This card created by Michelle Zindorf inspired the Brayer Sunset Revisited post which discusses how to make a slightly different version of... Continue reading
Posted Feb 26, 2010 at Stamp Things
I was looking for some new inspiration and came across a card that inspired me, so much that I had to case it. Okay, so I didn't recreate it exactly but it is too similar to call the idea my... Continue reading
Posted Feb 23, 2010 at Stamp Things
In the past I have used the Pennant die to create anything BUT a pennant including: Pennant Card Tutorial Trees & Table Settings This post contains actual pennants that were made with the Stampin' Up! Exclusive Pennant die for use... Continue reading
Posted Feb 21, 2010 at Stamp Things
Monkeys are well loved in our house, and not just because I've nicknamed my littlest one "Monkey". We love them all from Curious George to Jack (Pirates of the Caribbean). There was no question that when these monkeys appeared in... Continue reading
Posted Feb 18, 2010 at Stamp Things
To assembly a journal with the Bind-it-all by Zutter, you will need the supplies pictured below. Step 1: Punch the Chipboard covers and internal pages of the journal using the Zutter's Bind-It-All before assembling the layers. Step 2: Assemble the... Continue reading
Posted Feb 16, 2010 at Stamp Things
When I mentioned that I needed a little notebook to keep track various medical information and tasks for my daughter, my daughter's night nurse suggested that I make one. " Why not?" I thought. " It can't be that difficult... Continue reading
Posted Feb 15, 2010 at Stamp Things