Friday, November 30, 2018


I may have actually posted this card when I made it several months ago but thought I'd put it up here again.  I love this set of dies from Stampin' Up!  There is also a coordinating stamp set.

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Thursday, November 29, 2018


My mother's only surviving sister is turning 99 today.  She is not quite 3 years older than my mother. 

This pretty cover plate was cut with a die that one of my friends had in Des Moines this past June.  I cut two of them in gold.  Since it is still Fall, I thought I would use it on my Aunt's card.

Thank you for coming by today........back to Christmas cards tomorrow.

Wednesday, November 28, 2018


I had this die last year but hadn't decided how I was going to use it.  I believe this die cut is from Tutti but at the moment the package is not to be found on my messy table.

I added the die cut design to a navy oval and then to a white mat and again onto a navy oval.  The total piece was then attached to the card with foam dots.

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Tuesday, November 27, 2018


The coloring in the picture is a little off.  The die cut peace actually goes with the dark blue in the back ground much better than it appears here.  The background is from a piece of alcohol ink on Yupo paper that one of our granddaughters did when she was here.  The piece truly looked like she had just scribbled some ink on the paper and at the time I didn't see how it was going to work for anything.  Then when I looked at it again, it kind of reminded me of wind blown snow.  There is a second deer which doesn't show up with the white on white.

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Monday, November 26, 2018


This may be one of the Christmas cards I use for the deer hunters on the list.  I'm not really fond of the stars I used since they are too big for the proportions.

I've been very busy making Christmas cards and will be having a lot of them to share.

Thank you for checking out my post.............even though it is a little later in the day.

Friday, November 23, 2018


The dies from Creative Expressions are just so pretty.  I saw this one in Des Moines in June and decided I would add it to my Christmas collection (even though I already have too many).  

The design was cut from navy card stock and then I added the textured gold foil paper behind it and then the card was finished by added the piece to the navy card base.

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Thursday, November 22, 2018

CREATIVE EXPRESSIONS (Sue WIlson) - Illuminated Angel

Today is actually Thanksgiving, but my Thanksgiving cards were posted earlier in the month.  I hope all of you are having a wonderful day.  

I believe I used this die on a card last year but I wanted to experiment with it again.  I cut the design and then simply added it to a SU Night of Navy card base.  I don't think it needs much more.

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Wednesday, November 21, 2018

PENNY BLACK - Snowy Family #3

I had colored this piece last winter but had not finished the card.  When I went to choose a mat for the design, I didn't have any card stock that was a good match for the color I had used.  Instead, I pulled out that Copic marker again and just edged the stamped image and the white mat to set it off. 

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Tuesday, November 20, 2018

PENNY BLACK - Snowy Family #2

This is basically the same as yesterday but done in red.  I added glitter to the tassels and the cuffs.  Then I added glitter to give the look of snow under the snowmen.

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Monday, November 19, 2018

PENNY BLACK - Snowy Family

During the time I haven't been posting as often, I have actually gotten a start on Christmas/Holiday cards.  I have loved this cute Snowy Family for a long time and decided to use it for some cards this year.  The design was stamped with Memento Tuxedo Black ink and colored with Copic markers. Using a glue pen I scribbled onto the tassels of their hats and then sprinkled clear glitter.  To bring the design out a little more, I outlined it with a light gray Copic marker.

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Friday, November 16, 2018


I had this colored sprig of flowers in my box of pieces.  There was a lot of white space so I decided to put the main sentiment on the front  Inside I stamped Happy Birthday.

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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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STAMPIN' UP! - Varied Vases #6

The punched vases are from a 6 x 6 package of designer papers and for this card, I just left the flowers without coloring them. Thank...