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.

Thanks for stopping by!  I hope to be back posting more regularly.

Thursday, October 25, 2018


With three deaths in the community, I made several of this card to give to the families.  I don't remember ever having three deaths in three days in our community before. 

Wednesday, October 24, 2018


We live in a very small community and have had three deaths, three days in a row.  There are funerals today, tomorrow and Friday.  One was the gentleman who rented my mother's farmland.  This is the card I made for my mother to send to the wife and long-time friend of my mother.  

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Thursday, October 18, 2018


One of the ladies who helps make the 97 cards for each of the holidays, visited my mother the other day and gave her a little treat.  She told me about how it was made so I looked it up on YouTube.  It's so simple and will make a fun way to give a treat to some special trick-or-treaters.  The envelopes are made with the punch board and take less than 5 minutes to make each one.  

I had a pad of some halloween papers that have been in my "stash" for too long so I made a bunch of these.  I had just gotten the dies from Frantic Stamper.  On the others I decoreated some of them with some leftover Hallmark Halloween stickers.  I'll stick a little Hershey candy bar in each one.

A fun little was 54 years ago that my husband proposed to me for the first time.  I was still in high school but we were evidently meant to be together.  Three years later he asked me again and we were married the next year.......50 years ago. My how time flies.

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Wednesday, October 17, 2018


I certainly haven't been good about posting lately.  Besides coming off of a 6-day trip to South Dakota in August and another a 12-day trip including Canada in September, I have been busy trying to catch up and also very distracted.  I've had a hard time concentrating on making cards and not feeling very motivated.

My husband and I send holiday card to local 20 Senior Citizens who are in care centers.  I did manage to get 20 cards plus a few more of this one made.

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Tuesday, October 2, 2018


This is the card that the staff in a local care center will hand out to the residents.  We made 53 of these.

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Monday, October 1, 2018


A few days ago two friends came to my home and we had fun making Halloween cards.  The one shown today is the one that will be given to the staff to hand out where my mother lives in an independent living center.  We made 44 of these.  

When I was with friends in Des Moines this past June, my friend Kris had us make card using this layout with small squares popped.  Instead of using four circles, I left the one open to just stamp Boo.  I've made several cards since using the layout.  I wish I had a little square punch that size because for this type of card made in multiples it was so much faster and easier to just punch the 132 circles needed for 44 cards.

Tomorrow I'll post the card that we made for the care center in a neighboring town.  Thanks for coming by today!


I am going through some stamps and deciding which ones I can let go.  This was one of them; but before listing it on eBay I decided t...