Saturday, December 25, 2021

Christmas Wishes

Christmas wishes to all who celebrate the holiday. I want to wish everyone a wonderful day where ever you are and hope you are safe and healthy. This is my last card and post for this year. The stamp set was gifted to me by a terrific cardmaker and blogger friend. It was stamped and embossed in gold and colored with Copics. Red stickles were added to the berries.

See you next year.

Be kind to one another.

Sunday, December 19, 2021

A CASE card

I want to thank all of you who commented on my last post. My post was so heartfelt and I see that you all agree that we love our blogging friends. What a wonderful world.

This card is a case of one that Yana Smakula made. It took me a while to go back and find it since it was a while back but I never forgot seeing it. She did a lot more steps on hers and I simplified mine. I just embossed the image in gold and added red stickles to the berries.. I finally finished my Christmas cards and got them mailed. I hate that they might be late.

Be kind to one another.

Sunday, December 12, 2021


I should be making a few more Christmas cards but today I want to stop and share some thoughts I have about stampers, cardmakers and bloggers. There's no card if you don't want to wade through this!

I started my blog in September, 2013 and Mary H. carolinacardsbymaryh and Darnell djkardkreations were the first ladies to comment along with debweb. To this day Mary and Darnell are still wonderful friends that I have met in person. Darnell has helped me learn how to do my blog and Loll  stampingwithloll reached out to make me a blog header and spruce my blog up a bit. I have found that stampers and bloggers are the most wonderful, caring, sharing people in the world. They share their cards, techniques and thoughts with everyone. They take the time to make videos generously sharing their work. They take time to comment and share tips. I have never come across anyone who said disparaging things or was mean. In a place that touches the whole world that is a wonderful testament to all of you. I know the internet can be a place of hateful comments that make people feel bad about themselves but I've never seen that here. I think it's fantastic that you take time to comment on cards to people you really don't know. I sometimes feel like I say the same thing in my comments over and over but I always try to comment if I love that card.

You have helped me through the death of my husband, cheered me up when I was down and encouraged me through stamping slumps. You have brought me joy through many a day and taught me so much. That means so much and the fact that we don't personally know each other makes that all the more special. I have met so many wonderful friends through this medium and I'm thrilled to be in a monthly zoom with such great gals that I may never get to meet in person but I consider to be my friends too. 

My sons are so protective of me and I'll tell you what they said when I said I was meeting someone in person that I met online for the first time. "Mom, how do you know this isn't some  guy that is out to lure you into trouble?" I had to reassure them we were meeting in a public restaurant and it would be fine. That was Sharyn of  mycraftyplace and we've had lunch several times and she came with me to meet Colleen of onesmileliftsaspirit when she came into town. They also wanted to come to the airport to check out Darnell when she came to visit. I think we get a feel for how warm this ladies are by reading their blogs and meeting them in person has verified that. I also admire the ladies who share their stories in order to help out someone who may think they are alone in dealing with health issues or other things that happen in their lives. It just shows us that we are all alike and I believe women need their girlfriends to share with. 

There have been three deaths of friends and family recently and it made me really think of what I value most after my family. I mentioned a few names but you are all so special for commenting and visiting. This is for you and all the terrific ladies I have met in person. This is what is in my heart today and I wanted to share it with you so you know how much you are all valued in my life. I'll be posting a card soon.

Be kind to one another.

Wednesday, December 8, 2021

A quick one

I'm still making Christmas cards so this is short today. This is mirror cardstock with a Simon Says sentiment. The mirror c/s was embossed with a Memory Box Snowy Forest embossing folder. It's hard to get a good picture and this was the best of five. 

That's all folks!

Be kind to one another.

Sunday, December 5, 2021

Getting ready for Christmas

I am finally really in Christmas mood. Got a few cards done but I'm worried they are going to be late this year since I'm not sure about mail delivery. Part of it is me, I am so late getting started making cards, and part is the new rules of the post office. 

This is a Lawn Fawn Christmas mouse on a background stamped with Simon Says Hand-Lettered Holiday background stamp and embossed with white embossing powder. I don't know when mouse and rat cards became so cute but they are starting to grow on me! 

Be kind to one another.

Thursday, December 2, 2021

I hope this is the last sympathy card I need to make. This is for my daughter in law. I used gold embossing powder over vellum. Then attached it to a light blue card base. My heat gun was really hot but the vellum still warped and it just wouldn't glue down in some places. What do you use to attach vellum to cardstock? I used my connect glue since it dries clear and held it down forever but it still buckled. Thanks for any help on this.

Be kind to one another.