Tuesday, December 26, 2017


I hope you all had as wonderful a Christmas
as our family did!  We went to our daughter's house 
for the day and thoroughly enjoyed being with our kids
and four grandkids.  My husband got his wish
for a white Christmas, even though it was just a dusting--perfect!

I'm now concentrating on putting kits together for the card-making class
I'll be doing for our ladies Bible Study.  To help with the cost of the class, my good
friend, Evelyn, gave me a big container of precut and folded textured cards with 
envelopes.  This is one of them which they will use for sympathy cards.
Unfortunately, we all need them ready to go every now and then.  To give them
a nice finished look I cut the bottom (or right side, depending on the orientation)
with a Stitched Snow Drift die from MFT so that the cream-colored inside would show.

Since these ladies are beginners, they will make two variations of
the same card each week, using the kits I'm making
with everything pre-cut and stamped.  A lot
of work for me, but well worth the effort for those who've been 
asking for the class.  Themes will be a mix of birthday, Easter and all-purpose
designs, starting after our Winterim ends in mid-February.
Class size will be limited to eight, which helps keep it easier.

Saturday, December 23, 2017


Gift Card giving is here to stay!
Not only is it easier to give and receive,
but it's also a creative opportunity to personalize the gift
with holders that fit the person you're giving to.
These were fun to make, and I also
have some small gifts to go with them in my next favorite
gift giving help--the gift bag!
  No more endless wrapping of awkward gift boxes.
Oh, and the car (or sleigh)
is easier to pack, too!


Friday, December 15, 2017


I made a few New Year's cards for those Christmas cards that come in from people I didn't send one to.  This one is shinier in real life, and the pattern behind the snowflake doesn't show through as much.

The inside was done with silver embossing for the sparkler and Gold Tinsel ep for the greeting.  The stamp set I used was "It's a Celebration."

The photos were taken with my new camera!

Saturday, December 2, 2017

MAKE IT MONDAY #305--Love of Layers

...or should I say "Layering Gone Wild???"

This card features seven layers (not counting the pearl or gem.)
Can one have too many layers?  I don't think so,
as long as you layer responsibly!

This was a fun card to make for this challenge.
The Papertrey Ink set is one of several "Splits" available
in their $5 Mini Stamp set series. 
 The coordinating die is also a $5 item, used here
for the stamped image and behind it (upside down.)
I have a variety of these mini sets and dies
in my stash which I enjoy using.

For more on this challenge, click HERE.


Great opportunity to use up some of the Autumn dsp's!

...and Thank-you notes may come in handy after Christmas...