Sunday, February 27, 2011


for a free Grand Calibur give-away.  Here is the link and be sure to follow the information:

Good luck everyone.  Until next time.....

Sunday, February 13, 2011


This card is laying on a white napkin, so don't be fooled by the size as it is just a regular size card.  I happen to be blog  hopping the other day and stopped by Sharon Field's blog at . 

It's a good thing I saw this, printed a copy of it, as after hearing some sad news, I made this card this morning.  My sad news is that my youngest daughter, a school bus driver who was doing her morning route of picking up kids, was basically run off of the road.  The bus had quite a few kids on it at the time.  She was traveling on a back county road when a personal van came towards her and wasn't stopping.  She pulled over to the side of the road, must have hit some ice, slid into a ditch at a 45 degree angle and hit a telephone pole.  She was badly shaken up, and some of the kids were sent to the hospital.  She'll be okay, but the intense investigation that follows will have her up tight for some time.

If that wasn't enough bad news, I found out that one of two grandsons that is stationed in Afghanistan was injured and sent to Germany to the hospital there.  It seems that my grandson and another army buddy was escorting a couple of reporters to a market place when a suicide bomber  decided to blow himself up.  Thank God my grandson "only" suffered a severe head concussion, some broken ribs & fingers.  It could have been worse, so I'm trying to dwell on the positive, and keep on praying that he recovers okay. I'm also praying that  the US Government decides enough of our young armed forces personnel has been there way too long and bring them all home safely and stop this insane war. 

I guess you might say, I made this card in my grandson's honor.  I hope you'll enjoy and leave a comment.  Until next time......

Wednesday, February 9, 2011


I made a couple more valentine cards which are the same, but can you  spot the differences.  Good luck in looking.  Seriously, they are really easy to spot, and don't forget to let me know what you guess. 

So for this post I'll only tell you who made the stamps: Couple - Inkadinkado.  Words - My Sentiments Exactly. 

Don't forget to guess and leave the number of differences in your comments.  Until next time,  enjoy......

Saturday, February 5, 2011


We have a lot of snow on the ground, and it is cold outside, so this is the perfect time to have a cozy fire, and curl up with my husband.  Not....  I did  have my Amish Fireplace on in my studio to help keep me warm, but I was stamping away, not cozying up to my husband.  I will say he did come in and choose the cards that he liked best...LOL

The little mice are the ones I like best, and they were created with a stamp from Stampabilities and colored with my DerWent watercolor pencils.  The top center mice are mounted on a pinkish colored card stock and then mounted onto an orange/pink/black "Puffs" (like in hankie) box strip which was mounted onto white card stock.  The other mice were just mounted onto the pinkish colored card stock and/or then mounted onto a strip of paper.  The bottom right card was created with a Cuttlebug background on the pink and the white card stock.  A tinted heart was mounted onto the white card stock which was mounted onto a "Puffs" (like in hankie) box strip.  The stamps used on this card were from (heart) Stampabilities and the word was stamped using a 7gypsies hand stamp.

The card to the right was created using red card stock layered onto white card stock.  Gold lettering spelled out Love on red card stock which was mounted onto white card stock after placing a white sheer ribbon on the red card stock.  I used my Martha Stewart punch to create a border which I mounted a piece of red card stock on the reverse side.

I hope to create a few more valentines and I will share them with you.  Thank you for leaving a comment if you care to.  Until next time....