Monday, December 10, 2018


Wow is it cold. Twenty degrees and all the windows on the sun porch are frosted over. But I'm thinking of my east coast friends who are snowed in. I hope everyone is snug and warm and didn't lose power.

I finished my gifts to my wonderful Stampin Up ladies. They make the most beautiful gifts and I am so challenged. I made them all taco Chex Mix and tied ribbons and tags around them. Not very exciting but I hope they like them. Below are pictures of the little tags. I wish I had gotten them done in time for the Tag Challenge but, alas, late as usual.

Be kind to one another.

Saturday, December 8, 2018


I received this stunning star from my dear friend and wanted to use it on a card. Then Trina asked for stars on her challenge and I was thrilled.

This is Stampin Up pattern paper and this lovely encrusted star. I am entering it in the

Be kind to one another.

Friday, December 7, 2018

Gnome for the holidays

This card is for my older grandson and it's not as cutesy as he is older but still a fun card. This is a Fun Stampers Journey set of gnomes and the card inspired by their blog. I stamped her on a circle of card stock die cut with a Lil" Inker Designs die and colored her with Copics . I added a pewter gem to her hat. The sentiment is from the same set and embossed with white e/p.

Be kind to one another.

Tuesday, December 4, 2018


This is a card for my younger grandson. I saw this idea on Pinterest but not this shark image and not this sentiment. My shark is Avery Elle and the waves are using a Simon Says stencil with Distress Oxide Inks. The Santa hat is Lawn Fawn and Flower Soft. I typed the sentiment on the computer. I just cut a strip of sparkle paper to add some bling. Hope he likes it.

Be kind to one another.

Saturday, December 1, 2018

I love you guys

You are the most loyal followers. Thanks for the comments on my last post about nothing. I am in negotiations for my own TV show. If it's good enough for Seinfeld, it should be good enough for me!

Seriously, I wanted to post but didn't have a thing to talk about or a new card to show. Today I do. When you ask my granddaughter what she wants for her birthday or Christmas, she always says a llama. I happened across Fun Stampers Journey and they had the cutest llama stamp and I knew it was mine. (They do still have more). Anyway, this is the card I made her for Christmas. I just stamped it and cut it out. Used a gray Copic for a little shading and added a ribbon for a scarf. The paper is SU and I cut a hill with a die from Lawn Fawn and added Stickles. Merry Christmas is SU and the sentiment is FSJ. I can't wait to give it to her.

Be kind to one another.

Thursday, November 29, 2018

No card

I've been doing house things this last week. The furnace company came to check my furnace and thermostat I'd like to say before winter got here but that ship has sailed. We've had wind, cold, ice  and snow already. I have some bearings going out in the inducer motor? I think that's what he said but otherwise it is working fine. Thinks a humidifier would help keep it warmer in here. Then our power and light company came and assessed how energy efficient this house is and it passed with flying colors. I had them out because I have to set the thermostat up to be warm in here and he said that was okay. I will get new weather stripping and caulking in the spring. The house is on a slab and I have concrete floors with carpet over them so they are really cold in winter. I am asking Santa for leg warmers and wool socks for Christmas.

My family was here for Thanksgiving on Sunday. Below is a picture of the mess I made in only an hour and  a half of cooking. That's the part I don't like about cooking, it requires dirtying up pots and pans. Where is the kitchen fairy when you need her? My cabinets are oak, I don't know why they look so dark.

My sister in law and I went to Nashville last Friday and the shops are all decorated for Christmas. I took the picture below of the huge polar bear they have in front of one of the shops. You can go and stand by him and have your picture taken and we were already past it when we realized that so we didn't go back.

This was a complete rambling of nothing with no cards. I will do better next time. You could have done without any of this. Sorry, I just felt out of touch!

Be kind to one another.

Saturday, November 24, 2018

Cooking today

My family is coming tomorrow so I am spending the day in the kitchen. Ugh. I'd rather be stamping but that's on the back burner (not on the stove) for a few days. Busy week next week with appointments so I'm not sure when I'll get to stamp.

This card was for my other granddaughter. It was inspired by a tag Kara posted in Oct. I loved it so much, the bright happy colors and the design. This is simple with just pattern paper and a MFT mouse stamp fussy cut and popped up. The frame is Penny Black and I added a strip of fall leaves. I'm sorry the picture is fuzzy and the card is mailed so I can't retake the picture.

Be kind to one another.