Saturday, February 15, 2020

Yes, I'm still here; but not posting any more.  Please leave a message if you've stopped in.  I would love to hear from you!

Friday, April 26, 2019


 What do these three cards have in common?  Two things:

First, they feature flowers made of scraps from magazine pages, stacked and held together by a brad and "scrunched" to form the petals.

Second, the process for all three was demonstrated by Connie Stewart, one of my favorites on YouTube.  She is a  cheerful, inspiring card maker, and I go to her site often for ideas. 

Two other YouTube stampers I've learned a lot from are Tina Smith of "Cards and Coffee Time" and Jennifer McGuire.  Tina lives on a farm, and you sometimes hear a rooster crowing in the background.  She also has a cat who loves to walk across the table while Tina is creating.   Jennifer is a well-known blogger with very clear videos on the latest techniques.  Check them out when you get a chance!

Meanwhile, I hope you enjoy these cards!

Wednesday, April 17, 2019


Pink is not my favorite color, as you know; but for these beautiful designs I'll make an exception.  The dsp is from the Bella Carta "Spring Market" again.  (See previous post.)

Included in the dsp pad was a page of various tags which fit in quite nicely.  The butterfly was fussy cut from a SU sheet of 12x12 dsp obtained as a freebie for my Sale-a-bration order. 

I ordered ONE PAD of the Bella  Carta dsp on Amazon.  They mistakenly sent ONE PACKAGE of six pads instead.  When I contacted them to report the error, they said to just keep them all!  I had fun giving them away to some of my stamping buddies, keeping one extra for myself.  If I ever figure out how to make that happen again, I'll let you know (lol.) 

BTW, my inspiration for using this pad as a kit was YouTube videos by Tina Smith of Cards and Coffee Time.  Thanks, Tina!


Sunday, April 14, 2019

PAPER PLAYERS--Color Challenge

Link to Paper Players HERE.


I have a bunch more cards making use of the beautiful designer papers found in the Carta Bella 6 x 6 pad, "Spring Market."  If all goes well, I'll be posting them soon!

Saturday, April 6, 2019

I have been having technical problems that just don't want to stop!  Hope to be back up SOON...

Sunday, March 17, 2019


Thanks to Cyndy's technique class yesterday, I was able to make this Easter slider card.  

The inside stamp features one of my favorite sayings!

Monday, March 4, 2019


Lots going on here! 

First, I recently spent a lot of time reading and underlining notes for the upcoming Bible Study I'm leading starting tomorrow.  It is on the book of Jonah, and it's been surprisingly deeper than expected.  As I plan to share with the group tomorrow, it's more than just a Sunday School tale about a reluctant prophet and a whale.  It's amazing how much there is to learn from this little book!

In addition to my studies, I also made a set of thank you cards for someone who just got engaged and would be getting gifts at her engagement party (which was yesterday.)  I took photos and will post them tomorrow.

Meanwhile, my good friend Joyce found out she had a hairline fracture of her hip and has had to stay off her feet for the past 3 weeks.  I've been helping her with her recuperation, so that has taken up a lot of time.  I'll be taking her to her doctor again next week for follow up x-rays and evaluation.  Thankfully, she lives just a half mile down the road.  Her fracture was caused by osteoporosis (not a fall.)  Others have also been helping, and  she seems to be improving well.  We all hope she'll be pain free and walking faster again soon.

I also had to get a new phone and the learning curve is NOT easy!  I really feel my age with these new electronic devices.  Nuff said...