Wednesday, November 14, 2018


Returning to my goal to continue using some stamped pieces, I pulled this one out, added the little butterflies and then matted it and added it to the card front.  One more used!

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P.S.  I've regained some motivation and have been playing with Christmas/Holiday stamps.  Next week I plan to have some of them to share.

Monday, November 12, 2018


A few months ago one of the ladies who helps makes holiday cards for the elderly gave me a print out of a card she had seen.  I have had that photocopy in my "parts box" ever since.  Friday I decided I was going to make one.  I hadn't been getting anything done with this sinus stuff and pledged to get something/ANYTHING done that day.

It is such a simple card but I think it is so cute!  I die cut the three circles because I didn't have punches the right size.  The "bow" was made by punching two hearts and then adding a sparkly gem over where the two overlap just a little.  Even at 96 years old my mother still sends birthday cards to the grandchildren and great-grandchildren.  One of her great granddaughters will get this card from her.

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Friday, November 9, 2018


When I started making the cards we will send to our people on our personal mailing list I didn't cut all of the rectangles.  The next day I finished cutting what I needed but realized that I had cut them with a smaller rectangle.  I was able to work with them and added some different die cut leaves.  I really like how these turned out too.

I just realized when I posted this picture that the circle which was embossed with the wood folder doesn't show up here very well, but like yesterday's card, the leaves were added over it.

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Thursday, November 8, 2018


This is the design we will be sending to some of the people on our personal mailing list   I saw the general idea on Pinterest.  The leaves were die cut from a piece of Yupo Paper that had been colored with alcohol inks.  I'll have another version of this card for you tomorrow.

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Wednesday, November 7, 2018


This is a very simple card that my friends and I made for the care center and independent living center.  We made all 97 of them the same this time.  The frame is from a Rubbernecker stamp.  The sentiment and leaves are from a Penny Black stamp set.

When we made this card, we all had a MISTI so I lined up each one with one of the stamps and we each had one color of ink. By working in an assembly line we are very efficient about getting the cards made.

Everything is ready to go for making the Christmas cards.....just need to set a date to get together.  We stepped our system a bit so that Halloween are done in September, Thanksgiving in October and Christmas cards in November.  No need to have a last minute rush that way.

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Monday, November 5, 2018


When I was in Des Moines with a group of friends for our 2016 gathering, we made a cards using stickers from Penny Black.   Last week I found a sheet with one lonely sticker left on it and decided to make a simplified version of the original one.  It's obvious that the first card here is the revision.  I actually think I have full sheets of that set in my "stash" so eventually I need to get them out and use them.

A while ago we were sad to learn that the store in Valley Junction, West Des Moines had closed.  Now today we received more sad news.  For ten years we had stayed at a Sleep Inn when we gathered.  When I called to get some information, I was informed that they had closed and would eventually be opening with another chain and would not be giving us the generous discount that we had received in the past.  Plans for our gathering in 2019 are all up in the air now.

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Monday, October 29, 2018


This card is "hot off the press".  I needed a birthday card and had been wanting to make use of some of the leaf designs that I have.  There are still some beautiful trees around even though the winds were causing the leaves to rain down yesterday.

I used the Stampin' Up! folder to emboss the Birch trees.  Using a Q-tip I added some Soft Suede ink to them to make them stand out.  The die cut leaves were already cut in the container with the Wonderfall SU stamp set.  They were then stamped with VersaMark ink and then heat embossed with clear embossing powder.

I'm still not getting a lot of new cards made but hope to get busy with them again.  I spent some time finishing up a crocheted baby blanket that had been started since last winter, starting a new one (which I hope to complete much faster) and reading.

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Returning to my goal to continue using some stamped pieces, I pulled this one out, added the little butterflies and then matted it and ...