Wednesday, September 26, 2018


I believe this flower design is a stamp from Impression Obsession.  I colored it with Copic markers but then put it in the card pieces.  It was time to use it.  

Below are three pictures from Custer State Park in South Dakota.  We were thrilled at the number of buffalo that our family was able to experience.  They walk right by the cars and even right beside the many motorcycles that drive through.  No one attempts to bother them!!!

These walked right by us. They get close enough that you could touch them but that is a really big NO, NO!

This shows just how many happened to be on the move while we were there.

AFTER they had passed and were at a VERY safe distance I wanted a picture of us with them in the background.

Tuesday, September 25, 2018


I used the die of a friend when we were in Des Moines to cut this piece.  I love the daisy die.  I cut it at an angle  When I finally got around to using it, I added the "lattice" look behind it.  The lattice is actually made with a die that has diagonal lines.  I cut two and then added one over the other. (Is that clear as mud?)

Our two daughters

I won't live long enough to see this project finished, but it is going to be massive....bigger than Mount Rushmore.  My husband and I had the great experience of going on one of the semi-annual organized walks up to the top of the actual carving and stood right at the "face" of Crazy Horse.

Monday, September 24, 2018


Another lady and I made an order several years ago for several sets from Flourishes.  I kept half and she had the other half and we agreed to share them.  One of the sets that my friend kept was the Sweet Peas but I stamped off several of them before she took them home.  I've had this stamp off for a long time and finally colored it and matted it.  I may have to call her to see if I can borrow that set again.

The Badlands

Mount Rushmore

August 1st we left with a large van and a "chase vehicle" behind us for South Dakota.  We treated our whole family to a trip to see the Badlands, Mt. Rushmore, Crazy Horse and other sites.  Several years ago we took the family to Disneyworld but I think this will be it for us treating the whole family.  They were both wonderful trips though and we made a lot of great memories.  Strangely enough the kids and our daughters both seemed to have enjoyed the Badlands the most.  They all had so much fun climbing and crawling around on the formations!

Our family
One granddaughter was not able to go with us due to her job and preparing to leave for college.
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Friday, September 21, 2018


 I'm sorry I don't have time to give an explanation.......I'm getting my supplies and stamps to the Stamp Sale today.  I love the simplicity of these corner dies.

As always questions are welcome!

Thursday, September 20, 2018


The layer on this card was twice this size.  I cut it in half and made two cards with it.  It has a very pretty border already on it.  All I had to do was stamp the sentiment and a couple of little butterflies.

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Wednesday, September 19, 2018


Using a stamped off piece in my parts basket

I've been busy catching up after being gone for a second time.  In the process of catching up I forgot to schedule the posts for the first three days of this here are three cards.  August 1st we took the family to South Dakota to see the sights and were gone for 6 days.  My husband and I left again on September 1st for 12 days and went to Lake Louise in Alberta, Canada.  We also made other stops along the way.  I hope to share a couple of pictures.

In addition to catching up I have two ladies coming tomorrow to help make the Halloween cards that we give the staffs at two facilities to hand out to their residents.  AND I will be taking boxes and boxes of stamps, supplies etc. to a big stamp sale on Friday.  This has been a very busy week.

A Whipper Snapper stamp

Made with a plastic stencil and colored with a marker.  (It is better to color by sponging the color)

 If you have any questions, please feel free to contact me.  Thanks for coming by!

Friday, September 14, 2018


Both of the stickers for these two cards were added to white card stock and then colored with Copic markers.  I wish I could say that I've made a dent in the pieces I have to use.

The posts for this past weeks cards were scheduled ahead for when I was away from home.  I believe at the time this posts, we will have just arrived home again.  I'll tell more about that next week.

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I believe this flower design is a stamp from Impression Obsession.  I colored it with Copic markers but then put it in the card pieces....