Tuesday, November 28, 2017


There is a construction project going on directly across the alley from our house.  Three condominium units are being built and the noise is really getting to me.  The large trucks and other machines are constantly making those beeping noises when they back up.  Between the beeping and the pounding, I am having a really difficult time working in my computer/craft room.  It's pretty hard to concentrate and feel inspired.  

The window in my room look out on all of what is going on.  While it has been fun to watch some of the process, the noise has finally gotten to me.  So I may be absent for a few days while this goes on.  

Please stay tuned because I do want to start posting Christmas cards very soon.....if I can get some made.

Thursday, November 23, 2017


Sending wishes to all of you who follow my blog a VERY HAPPY THANKSGIVING!  I hope that you are able to enjoy the day with family and/or friends.

Wednesday, November 22, 2017


I bought packages of these very pretty poinsettia dimensional stickers last year at half price. I bought 6 packages so we would have enough to make the Christmas cards for residents where my mother lives.  I used a 4" x 5 1/4"  piece of red foil for this card.  I didn't have enough of the red foil so we used red card stock as the mat instead.  

I used the Memory Box Small Circle Burst die on a piece of white card stock - 3 3/4" x 5".  This piece was then embossed with a folder.  The die cuts out a solid circle from the center.  That solid circle was then cut again with a Spellbinders scalloped circle and added back into the design before attaching the sticker.  We made 44 cards like this.

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Tuesday, November 21, 2017


I have been trying to concentrate on using supplies that I have had for a long time.  When I found two packages of these green cards with green envelopes, I was determined to use them up this year.  I had purchased them at Michael's more year ago than I care to remember.

When my friends and I made Thanksgiving cards recently and also got the Christmas cards done for the staffs at two centers, this is the Christmas card we made for the nursing home.  The white card stock was embossed with this beautiful folder and added to the front of the card.  Doesn't get much easier than that!

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Monday, November 20, 2017


Today I got to enjoy a Thanksgiving meal with my mother at the independent living center where she lives.  The staff prepared a wonderful buffet and each resident was able to invite two guests.  I'm still hoping that she will join our family Thanksgiving meal on Thursday.

After having been gone for a lot of the day, I was tired when I got home.  It's about 9:00 PM and I hadn't scheduled anything for today so I am posting this very simple card.  I found the piece in my "parts tub".  The design had been stamped and colored.  I added the sentiment.  The corners were rounded on both pieces and then added to a card which was embossed with a Stampin' Up! folder.

Although I post this at 9:00 PM on November 20, you probably won't get it in your messages until November 21 at some time.  I'm not sure why there is a delay even when I schedule things for a specific time.

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Friday, November 17, 2017


After glittering most of the designs from the Elizabeth Crafts peel-off stickers, I add some to card stock and colored them with Copic markers.  These were two individual pumpkins which I cut out and made the arrangement above.  The pretty Maple leaf was cut from a set of Prima Dies.

Ever since my mother and my mother-in-law have moved into an independent living center and nursing home respectively, we have realized just how many of the people in those homes are people that come from our community. It is our intent to let hem know that they are always remembered - especially at the holidays - so we have a list of 20 people that we send cards to in addition to the ones that we make for the staff members to hand out.

This is another version of the same card but using two other leaves from the Prima Dies.  I have one last Thanksgiving card that I will post on Thanksgiving Day.  

Thursday, November 16, 2017


After I had used most of the designs from one of the sheets, I had these left.  These were all added to adhesive, glittered and colored with Copic markers before cutting them out.  

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Wednesday, November 15, 2017


This is just another version of yesterday's card by using the larger die for the "Thanksgiving" die.

I have several more cards for Thanksgiving that will be posted so I hope you will keep coming back.  Thank you for coming by today.

Tuesday, November 14, 2017


I have so many sheets of the Elizabeth Crafts peel-off stickers and really love the sheets with these pumpkins.  For many of them I added them to double sided adhesive sheets and then glittered.  The designs were colored with Copic markers and then cut out.  

The die to cut "Thanksgiving" is from Cheery Lynn  Designs and comes in two sizes.  The die cut was added by using a spray-on adhesive which works great with designs like this.  The dots for the eyes are very tiny and hard to handle so I used the Stampin' Up! Chocolate Chip marker which matched the card stock.

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Monday, November 13, 2017


I'll start by saying that the "stuff" that is going around with sore throats, coughing etc. caught up with me and it has been close to two weeks.  For the last several days I just hadn't had the energy to think about posting.  The cough and sneezing are still holding on fiercely but I'm going to try to get back in the groove here.

One of the members of our Yahoo Group lives in Canada so I always try to send her cards plenty early in order for them to arrive on time.  This one got to her earlier than expected.  Her anniversary isn't until November 20 but since she has seen the card, I wanted to use it today.

The dies used for this card are the Poppy Stamps "Tulisa Collage" and the Cuttlebug "Flower Bramble".  The Cuttlebug die cuts a large piece which makes it possible to trim away the part that you want to use.

I hope all of you are staying healthy and avoiding this "stuff".  Thanks for coming by today!

Tuesday, November 7, 2017

PENNY BLACK Coordinating stamp and die

Today I will be working as the Chairman of the local precinct for city elections.  I'm scheduling this post on Monday since Tuesday will be very hectic.  I'm grateful that this election is not one requiring the very early morning hours that all future elections will be.  This will be a long enough day - 11 AM until 9 PM (I hope) by the time I get home.

These two cards are alike other than the color used for the Poppies and each has a different sentiment inside.

The stamp is part of a PB set Blooming Garden (30-155).  The coordinating die I used is called Field of Dreams (51-030).  .

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Monday, November 6, 2017


Lasts month I posted cards for a nursing home that we made for Halloween using stickers.  I I had purchased them at 50% off.  At the same time I purchased enough sheets of these leaves to use for Thanksgiving 2017 at 50% off as well.  Below are two more of the sticker designs.......and there were others.

There were enough stickers on each of the 5 sheets to make 53 cards for the nursing home plus a few more that I will use for my husband and I to send to others.

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Friday, November 3, 2017


I missed a couple of days posting cards.  I've been busy cutting pieces for my two friends and I to start making cards for the holidays.  The three of us met here at 9:00 yesterday and after chatting a bit we started an assembly line. 

You're not going to believe this...........I couldn't believe it!  We completed 97 Thanksgiving cards before Noon.  Fortunately I happened to have everything all lined up for the Christmas cards as well.   We continued on and completed 53 Christmas cards and 75% of the additional Christmas cards that we need for the nursing home and independent living center.  150 completed and 44 more almost finished.  We worked until around 3:30.  It wasn't all work though .....we had a lot of fun visiting throughout the process.

We made 44 of this card for the independent living center where my mother resides.  I have an over abundance of Last Impressions papers so I chose what I think is called a "weathered" piece of this rust colored card stock to use for some pieces.   The strip at the bottom was embossed with a folder from The Paper Studio.  The stamped design was done with a stamp from Inkadinkadoo and colored with Copic markers.

Monday I will post pictures of the cards that will go to the nursing home.  In the meantime, I hope all of you have a wonderful weekend.

STAMPIN' UP! - Varied Vases #6

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