Sunday, August 30, 2015


I saw a photo in a magazine that used leaf punches.  Somehow, I was inspired, but ended up using stencils.
I had tucked them away and intended to get rid of them.  I think I'll keep them now.

These are from one of those packs of paper I bought, which I should have left in the store.  Too many like pages to deal with!  It'll be years before I can use it all up. 

Saturday, August 22, 2015

Halloween Already????

It seems like all the stores are ready for Halloween, so I decided to get on the bandwagon.
This is a Prickley Pear stamp that I bought several years ago at a show.  I can finally use glitter embossing powder, since these are not going to the Heroes.  Also, good news, I sent off a pack of cards to the Oregon Coast Avid Stampers and got a nice reply!  I'm so glad to be able to continue making cards for the troops!

Saturday, August 15, 2015

There's Only One You

I'm having fun playing with some Stampin' Up sets that were given to me by Kim M.  This set us called Painted Posies.  I miss playing with just stamps and ink sometimes.  All those other toys are wonderful, but there's nothing more satisfying than getting your fingers all dirty and smudging things and having to use bling to cover them up.... or maybe not....

Saturday, August 8, 2015

Double Duty Cards

I bought this pack of paper at a craft store for a buck.  I love the colors, but the paper is just way too busy for me.  The only thing I could come up with to do with it was cut it up.  I like theses cards because I can make a bunch and then stamp the sentiment I need later.  
I'm open to all other suggestions!

Saturday, August 1, 2015

So Long To An Old Friend

It was strange removing the Operation Write Home badges from the blog.  Now it feels empty.,,,

I will be sending a box of cards to the Oregon Coast Avid Stampers, who have a similar mission.
I decided to work on Clean And Simple.  I have a lot of trouble with it, and just the name would make you
think it was easy, but - far from it!  These look clean and simple, but they took a long time!

Sunday, July 26, 2015

Flower Power

I've been going through my stamps and weeding out (or trying to weed out) all the stamps I don't want, don't use, or will never use, now that Operation Write Home has finished their mission.    I posted a few on Ebay, some with success, some without.  Disappointing.....
Anyway, while doing this, I'm finding interesting stamps and using things I haven't used before.  This stamp
turned out to be a lot of fun.  I'm keeping it!  lol

Sunday, July 12, 2015


Sadly, I have mailed my last envelope of cards to Operation Write Home.  The day I mailed it, I came home to find out that they were asking for no more cards......  I was so disappointed.   All I can hope is that they do manage to make it to the troops whether it be this year or next.

I have been trying to faithfully post a new card each week.  And OMG, these are so fun and fast to make.  I couldn't stop......  I've already got a box started for the next group I send cards off to.

Still doing monkey cards......

More monkey cards - I have a lot of fun stamping monkeys....go figure....