Sunday, November 8, 2015

Stuck by Prickley Pear

I'm still stuck on using the Four Seasons set of clear stamps by Prickley Pear.  This time I put the little scene behind a window die.

Sunday, November 1, 2015

Leaves, leaves, leaves

I'm having a lot of fun with this tree set from Prickley Pear.   This card was super fast and looks like it wasn't!

Sunday, October 25, 2015

Buggy Ride

There's some beautiful fall weather out there today - perfect for a buggy ride.  Not that I'm going anywhere today.... and not that I have a buggy to ride in..... lol

Sunday, October 18, 2015

Feeling Devilish

I've had this stamp for several years, but when making cards for OWH, I could never use it.  Finally, I'm digging into all those OWH inappropriate stamps.....I must have a box full!  lol

Sunday, October 11, 2015


Cheating this week - I found some pieces in "the drawer" and slapped this one together.  Hoping I do a better job next week.....

Sunday, October 4, 2015

Looks like fall is here

Fall is in the air and I can't wait for it to warm up a little bit.  Not a lot, just a little bit.  I'm still working 6 days a week, so I'm cheating and finding my ideas on Pinterest.  This is another one of those.  I had this cute little tree stamp, which I've never used.   I think this worked out perfectly, and it was fast.

Saturday, September 26, 2015

Best Fishes!

It's been a busy weekend and so I needed to make something fast.  I found this design on Pinterest and thought it was cute.  The original had googlie eyes, which made it extra cute, but I didn't want the extra bulk since these will go overseas for the military to mail home.  I also had a lot of trouble with my white pen, and
couldn't make a few bubbles in the water.  Does anyone have a good suggestion of a quality white pen?  I need one that isn't dried up every time I try to use it.
I ended up running over to the store and picking up a cheap, white pen.  Then I altered my fishes and made them a little bigger.  I'm happier with the bigger fish.  lol

Sunday, September 20, 2015

A normal schedule

Now that I'm not involved with Operation Write Home anymore, I'm back on a regular schedule.   No more making Halloween cards during the summer - I'm actually making them in September!  I really didn't mind the crazy OWH schedule, but it is easier to get  motivated when it's closer to the actual holiday for which you are making cards.  At least it is for me!

These are pocket cards and I used my ancient Coluzzle to make them.  I'm never getting rid of that thing!

I also went to a paper craft day at a friend's house and made about a dozen military themed cards for Veterans' Day.  I mailed them off without taking any photos.....  :-(   Over zealous again........  :-)

Sunday, September 13, 2015

Gnomes and such

There wasn't a lot of time this week for card making, but I'm trying very hard to make a post each week, and
to at least make one card no matter what.  I already had this little gnome and birch trees stamped out, (it's two stamps combined) so a quick coloring with the markers and some embossed clouds made it quick and easy.  Here's hoping this next week is a lot less hectic!

Saturday, September 5, 2015

Triple Stamping

I'm not a fan of the blue/yellow cards, but I liked the brown version so much that I made several more.
Thanks for peeking in!

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....

Sunday, July 5, 2015

Flower Power

I love this Stampin' Up flower set....  I don't believe I've ever used it for flowers......

Sunday, June 28, 2015

Turtle Mail

Turtle post!  I know I'm pretty slow at posting, so this is perfect.

Saturday, June 20, 2015

Just Because

Just Because.....

Saturday, June 13, 2015

Look! I didn't let six months go by without posting!

The ODBD June challenge at OWH seems to be running low.  Here's my Missing You card to try to beef up the entries in order to get postage for OWH.

Wednesday, May 27, 2015

Blogging Twice A Year Is Not Acceptable.............

Sadly, my work for Operation Write Home has come to an end.  I enjoyed making cards for our nation's heroes but now there is not the need as there was in the past - which is a good thing!  I will eventually find
another outlet for my cards.  Anyone out there with some good suggestions?  Here are a few samples from the last batch of cards that I will be sending....  sad face....

Just messing around with some solid stamps....

 Love this dog face!

 Playing with old toys....

Monkey love for the heroes -

I always try to throw in some manly wheel type stuff ..

This one is a special birthday card for an old friend.  I saw something similar on Pinterest, but it was a baby
card with bottles and rattles.  I needed cats......  I was very happy with how it turned out.