Tuesday, December 2, 2014

It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas!

Ah, finally time to start my Christmas cards.
Sometimes simple is best.
The pretty blue metallic color in the side border
does not show so well...
I'm linking it to the DeNami Challenge #14.
It's fun to have a way to get me going!
Take a look at the beautiful cards and
enjoy some DeNami inspiration!
Thanks for taking a look!

Thursday, November 20, 2014

Time for some stamping!

I don't know where the time has gone!
I have finally gotten to do some fall stamping...
even though we have snow on the ground
here in Wisconsin!
The first card I did was playing
with my girlfriend's new die.
She let me play first!
It makes a beautiful tag with leaves cut out.
Then I got started on some
Thanksgiving cards!
Bottom card is an elegant, simple card with
a note card tucked into a pocket.
Now, I better get started on
Christmas cards...
seems many already have them done!
Thanks for stopping by,
it's been way too long!

Monday, July 28, 2014


I like the way simple embossing can change a card!

It seems I'm doing more fussy cutting lately!
But these DeNami images make it so easy!
Thanks for stopping by!

Thursday, July 17, 2014

Start with some pretty paper...

I've been able to get a little time up in my room
and enjoyed some card making.
I've started making cards for our Women's group
at church since they mail out to members of our congregation
for various needs.
Thought homemade cards might be more special than
the boxed ones from the store...

Hoping your summer is as nice as ours has been lately!
It took a long time to come but now it is so nice
and not too hot!
Thanks for stopping by!

Sunday, May 4, 2014

Mother's Day

Things are a bit busy here with our new addition!
Doogle is a 12 year old Skye Terrier who's family 
has transferred to the Middle East.
Flown in from California he is fitting in well
with our younger Skye Terrier and Briard.

He's just so adorable!  We call him our little Grandpa
but he's full of spunk and it's so fun watching him
settle into our "family".
I have been seeing everyone doing all this beautiful fussy cutting
so I thought I'd try it for my Mom!

I like how it turned out!
But it's not something I'd make a habit of doing!
But Mom is worth it!
The dies are what really made this card, I think.


Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Easter Cards

Before we left for a few days of camping
(and before our snow returned to Wisconsin!)
I had a chance to make a few special
Easter Cards.

I really like the effect of embossing twice in two different colors
 and then cutting and piecing areas back onto the first.

This one I used an Anna Griffin floral die
and Memory Box Phlox.
I used chalks to color the Anna floral die cut.
One more card cutting out a shape of embossed cardstock
and raising it with another
design die underneath the window.
I recycled that pretty flower sticker from
a discarded name tag!  Too pretty to throw away!
All of these were new techniques for me and
I have to say I like them!
Thanks for stopping by....

This is what we woke up to Monday morning!
Hope it's nicer where you are!

Sunday, April 13, 2014

DeNami Buttons and Bows Blog Hop

Welcome to another stop on your DeNami
Buttons and Bows Blog hop!
So glad you are joining us and hope you're finding
some great inspiration and ideas!
Hopefully you came from
If not, or you just want to start at the beginning
so you get all the details of winning
some $20 gift certificates,
then just head on over to the DeNami Blog
My first card I wanted to try real buttons
just because I don't often use them.

Tying those tiny twine knots through the buttons was almost
Now I know why I so rarely do it.
As you can see, I just had to use the DeNami
little bow and button stamps.
This didn't quite turn out like I wanted so
I made another card using the
DeNami floral swag.
I love how I could put two together
across the card.
I couldn't decide which way I liked the card turned,
so I made both!
I liked the softer look of these two cards.
I use a lot of bows on my cards
but I found it was fun also adding buttons!
Thanks for stopping by and don't forget to
leave a comment before you head on over to

Thursday, March 27, 2014

A few new things

Went shopping a little!
A new die and
DeNami birthday discount!
Couldn't resist the little hedgehog any longer
and he needed some cute balloons too!
And had to try a circle greeting
to put him inside of!
(and inside)
God's in charge!
Thanks for stopping by.
Dreary, rainy day outside on top of the new snow
we had this week...
it's a mess now!
Hope it's nice where you are!

Sunday, February 9, 2014

DeNami Polka Dots Blog Hop

Welcome to the February DeNami Blog hop!
So glad you are here and hopefully you got started with
Emily's inspiration!
The whole list of participants can be found back
with full details about the hop.
I was lucky to get some fun new dies this month
and couldn't resist using them with my favorite
embossing folder--polka dots!

 And just because I was having too much fun to stop,
another two new dies and more dots!
Before you hop along to the very talented
leave a comment for a chance to win one of the
$20 gift certificates from DeNami!
Thanks for stopping by and I'm sure you're eyes will
be seeing lots of dots today!

Saturday, February 1, 2014

Lunch box Card!

Just had to try another little fox card!

Cute enough to put inside the lunch box for hubby at work!
Giggling...if there are others around
sure would like to be there!
Hope you're enjoying some extra love stamping too!

Friday, January 31, 2014

Some Foxy Fun!

The mail brought me a fun little package today from
I had won some cute DeNami from her
Chickie Couture post!
The adorable little fox, hello foxy saying, some fun
washi tape and twine!
Thanks again Lisa!
I've got to play some more with this little guy! 
Thanks for stopping by!

Thursday, January 23, 2014

Penny Black Sending Hugs Challenge

This time of year is so much fun making love cards!
I had some beautiful Anna Griffin paper and thought the
Penny Black Floral Applique would work
together with my pretty scallop punch.
I popped a few flowers off and rather like the elegant look!
It's hard to see the glitter on the flowers but I always love
 just a bit of glitter!
Thanks for stopping by!

Friday, January 17, 2014

Curtain Call Inspiration Challenge--Love Letter

DeNami is sponsoring a challenge so who can resist
 another chance to stamp a love letter?!
I thought this challenge had unique colors
so wanted to give it a try!
The front of the card starts with some lovely
glittered DeNami flowers.

Then opening the flap to the right
you find the note card stuck in a pocket
for that personal love note!
And opening the card to the left,
inside you find the adorable Penny Black Hedgehog
at the mail box with another glittered flower.

Not an ordinary card for that special someone who
receives something in a mail box!
Thanks for stopping by....

Sunday, January 12, 2014

DeNami Valentine Blog Hop

Today we get to think about love!
Glad you are hopping along for great inspiration,
you should have come from Emily and her creation,
but if want to check out all the details of prizes to win
or if you just want to be sure you haven't missed anyone along the way,
head over to the DeNami blog for all the details!
Aren't Valentine cards the most fun to make!?
Whether you enjoy cute or elegant
they just seem the best card to make or receive!
Mine is a simple one today with soft, soft colors that pleased me!

Of course, a bit of glitter zigzagged in the heart!
And inside a simple little rose notecard to write the message inside.


Before you head on to the next stop of Amy
please leave a comment for a chance to win!

Enjoy the love along the way!