Saturday, July 4, 2020


Happy Fourth of July. I hope you are all watching the fireworks from a safe distance from them and each other.

I am so blessed. I received Coco Monkey from a dear, wonderful friend who knew I was lonely. When you press Coco's hand he laughs so much and dances. It is the cutest thing and he makes me laugh along with him. I call him my Service Monkey and just love him. His fur is so soft and he is cuddly too.

Enjoy the holiday.

Be kind to one another.

Wednesday, July 1, 2020

Me again

Hi blogger friends if you are still here. I just can't seem to get my act together. I have made some cards that have been sent and some that haven't. I've also made four that ended up in the trash. It's like I've never made a card before and it put me off of trying. So, I went back to the tried and true and didn't try any new techniques.

I did visit my grands and it was wonderful. At my granddaughter's her brother was there and so was my other granddaughter and her boyfriend so I got to see everyone all in one day. Now I'm home staying in for 14 days just in case I was exposed and don't infect anyone else. That visit will hold me for a while since the cases are going up again.

I made this card for a friend going through a hard time right now. I used a cuttlebug embossing folder and Impression Obsession die that cuts seven dies at once so I layered three of them. The stones are Hero Arts called Tranquility. I wanted it to stay tranquil so I didn't add a sentiment on the front. Inside it says sending positive vibes your way. I think we all need that right now.

I'm having so much trouble getting my camera to load pictures so I went with my phone. My phone photos are usually blurry because my hands aren't steady but I braced it against my body this time!

Be kind to one another.

Saturday, June 20, 2020

A little more breaking out

My sister in law came Monday and my son on Wednesday and we ate lunch on the front porch far apart from one another. It was wonderful to see "real" people and visit for a while. I am going to visit my grandson on Monday to see the new house and the card I sent is below. Also, going by my granddaughters new apartment and dropping off an end table for her. I will be masked up like the CDC says and not staying inside long. We will visit outside.

I used my new Birch Press string art die and a house die from Impression Obsession cut in red c/s and backed with yellow for lights inside. The sentiment is Catherine Pooler stamped on vellum.

I will add this to NBUS since the Birch Press die is visiting for the first time. as well as the Catherine Pooler sentiment.  I haven't made many cards but at least I used new products..

Be kind to one another.

Thursday, June 11, 2020

Speaking of hair

which I do every day when I look in the mirror and cringe, I made this card to practice coloring hair. It had a lot of color already in it from inking the stamp, but I got to add some color to it.  I used several yellows and browns but you can't really tell. . My granddaughter is in beauty school and I thought this would be a fun card for her. They just got to return to class using masks and social distancing. They can't have customers yet so that's good. I used a brand new Ink Road stamp with the image and sentiment so I'll pop this card over at NBUS.

Be kind to one another.

Sunday, June 7, 2020

My masterpiece

Today I want to welcome June of She dropped in to visit my blog and I hope you will have time to pop in and say hello to her.

I went out to eat  today - well not exactly out to eat. I went through the drive through but that's like going out. I was out! I went to Panda Express and they give you a fortune cookie with your order. Mine is below and I was so excited I had to make my masterpiece.

This is for the new for June. It is a new format using Mixed Media, Stencils and Watercolor rotating each month. This month is mixed media and we are to use embossed vellum. I used an embossing folder by Darice then embossed the daisy with a stylus. The centers are colored with a Copic marker and the sentiment is Gina K. It's not a real masterpiece but I did make a card so I'm happy and that gave me an incentive. I embossed, used a Copic marker and stamped.

Be kind to one another.

Saturday, May 30, 2020

So sad

My heart hurts for our country. I never thought I would ever see our country in such chaos. The virus and the unrest and uncertainly just causes such pain for all of us.

My heart also hurts for my son and daughter in law. They lost one of their beloved dogs (my granddog). The whole family went to the vet where he had to be put to sleep because of tumors bleeding in his lungs. They all laid on the floor with him and it just brought back those memories of me doing that with Molly. I made this card for them. I used a Scrapping for Less paw print stencil and a die cut dog from my friend, Brenda. I added a shiny red heart from Doodlebug. The verse is from Papertrey Ink.

I have been cleaning out closets and purging. One more to go. I'll be back soon and catch up with everyone's blog. I'm missing you all. Right now I'm hoping the rain will hold off and the launch is a go.  Hopefully I'll be watching it

Be kind to one another.

Wednesday, May 20, 2020


I'm having an issue with shampoo! When I go to wash my hair I squirt a nickel size amount of shampoo in my palm. After I put it in my hair I realize it's not nearly enough! I'm not used to having all this hair and I can't get used to needing more shampoo. Darn this covid! I must be losing it if this is my biggest thing right now. I'm getting ready to make a big trip today. The library is opening up and my books are in. This is as exciting as having a brand new order of stamps in the mail. They are doing a drive through just like the grocery store.

I made this card for my grandson and will enter it in the CAS Watercolour.Challenge. It is an Altenew stamp for the moon and sentiment. The sentiment is embossed and the sky was made with Nuvo Shimmer Powder in Storm Cloud. I sprinkled it on water color paper and spritzed with water until I liked the look. I sponged gray ink over the moon to make it a bit softer.

Be kind to one another.