Tuesday, October 21, 2014


This is one of those cards that looks better in real life!
However, I do like how it came out.  The twine bow is on the stem of a popped up pine cone from the Ornamental Pine set.  The greeting is from a Simon Says Stamp die cut set of "Christmas Blessings."
The plaid dsp is a deeper red than it appears here, giving it a richer look.

Monday, October 13, 2014


This was an easy card for Mothers Class featuring another way to use this SU set and matching punch!

After stamping the tree, punching it out and adding rhinestones, we mounted it with dimensionals over a narrow strip of red foil paper.  Then we attached the first half of the greeting on the front, and the second half inside with a gold star holding it down.

Simple but elegant...

Sunday, October 12, 2014


The second card we made last week was this one for Halloween.  It couldn't have been easier!

First we folded back the front to form the Z.  Next, we used the Candy Corn die cut from Simon Says Stamp by attaching it to a white panel with rounded corners, coloring in the candy corn with markers and adding tiny black gems in the spaces.  After attaching the Halloween dsp to the front and inside panels, being careful to put adhesive on the left side only, we stamped the greeting on the inside over stars stamped in lilac.  For the final touch, we added the black twine bow.  It was a fun class!

Saturday, October 11, 2014



Even though I haven't been able to post photos, I have been busy stamping.  I now have 40 Christmas cards done (60 more to go..)  YAY!

This Z-fold card was for Mothers Class last week.  Although easy enough to do, it was time consuming because of all the steps and fussy cutting of the packages.  The dsp is from a 12 x 12 pad from Hobby Lobby that I had left over from last year.  The same Festival of Trees stamp set and punch has been (and will continue to be) used.  They had fun sanding the Swiss Dots embossing.  We added Stickles on all the red ornaments for extra shine.

It's been fun coming up with so many different ideas from the same stamp set.  Stay tuned for more...

Sunday, October 5, 2014


Hope you all had a fun World Cardmaking Day! I made some neat cards and had a relaxing rainy day in the Tower. Since my computer is ten years old, I may have to get a new one...we'll see... Waiting for the repairman to get back to us, probably tomorrow.

Thursday, October 2, 2014


My computer has died after having frozen up for weeks.  I hope to get blogging again soon!

Tuesday, September 16, 2014


Just a note to let you know there will be some cards up soon.  Not only have I had computer problems, but my dad had to be moved to Assisted Living. (very long story...)  My sister and I have to vacate his apartment by the end of the month, so I've been driving the 100 miles each way to help my sister with all the arrangements.  Dad is adjusting to his new home and seems much happier there, although I don't think he realizes yet that he won't be going back to his apartment or his car.  It's been physically, mentally and emotionally exhausting; but we're almost done with the sorting and removal of things in his apartment--not to mention the mountains of paperwork!

The Lord has graciously gone before us every step of the way, and I couldn't have asked for a smoother transition.  He's also kept me safe on the highways as I travel back and forth.  AND my back problem cleared up! (miraculously)

Meanwhile, my daughter is having us over to celebrate my birthday on Sunday.  It's one of those milestone birthdays, so I'm looking forward to being with family, especially the 4 grand kids.

"See" you after Mothers Class tomorrow!