Thursday, April 17, 2014

Winner and Palm weaving

The winner of the drawing of names for leaving comments this month was Margaret.
She was at the Stamp Along so she got her roll of ribbon there. 
Thank you, all, for leaving comments on my blog. I really appreciate it! 

This year I learned how to make the roses with the palms. Yes, I learned it out on Fremont Street in Las Vegas! There was a young lady out there on the street making them for a donation. I bought one of them and watched while she made several of them. I have always enjoyed braiding the palms so I was very excited to find out that I actually remembered how to make the roses and I was very pleased with the way they turned out. 
I should try doing this with ribbon or other medium that is easier to obtain than palms. 
Any suggestions?
Thanks for stopping by!

Sunday, April 13, 2014


This card with the butterflies with different textures was inspired by Josee at

 The sponged butterfly is the negative cut from the Beautiful Butterflies Bigz die. 
The larger of the two layered ones is also from that die. I love the way the little butterfly punch fits with it so nicely. This card would work for almost any occasion.
I think I put in a few sayings so there would be a choice for you. This one is from the Loving Thoughts set. The flower is from the Happy Watercolor set from the Occasions Catalog.
I hope this rain lets up for the Stamp Along. But, better rain than the snow they are talking about! 
Hope to see you at the Stamp Along! 

Thursday, April 10, 2014

Hexagon Hive Thinlets card

Another card for the Stamp Along

Much quicker to make than it looks!
I love the Watercolor Wonder Designer Series Paper showing through the Hexagon Hive Thinlet die. 
It reminds me of stained glass! 

I will have a box of goodies at the Stamp Along this month that you may pick from if you have an order of more than $50 before shipping. 
I also have some special goodies for you if you would host a party during April or May. 
Do you think that you could fit one in? 
I would love to do some projects with you and your friends and help you to receive some nice goodies from SU! besides the one that I will give you! 

Wednesday, April 9, 2014

Stamp Along Cards and Contest

Is Spring really here?
I have some flowers blooming in the sheltered area by the house and I picked some Pussy Willows!
I have been working with the flower theme lately in the hopes that spring is here to stay! 
Here are three cards that will be at the Stamp Along next Monday.

Graduation will be here soon, as will be First Communion. 
There will be a card or two for each of those. 
Two bunny cards for Easter are already packed. 
Which ones will you be making?

Don't forget to make a comment to get in on the contest for an extra "goodie." I will be picking a name on Monday morning before the Stamp Along so I can hand it to you (if you are the winner) if you are present. 

Wednesday, April 2, 2014

Easter card for Stamp Along and Fire update

I have been seeing many bunnies on the blogs. The face on this one was inspired by Debbie Henderson but the ears and body, made from heart framelits, came from a very cute brown bunny without a name on it. Sorry, I don't remember whose blog I was visiting when I saw it. I combined the ideas and this is what I came up with to share at the Stamp Along. I think the grass might need a little trimming, don't you?

Fire Update
When we arrived home from our vacation, we could see shadows of the big machine in the lot across the street. Friday morning, I awoke to noises from there and knew that I had to get up or miss it. It was worth it. It was so interesting to see how that big thing gets up on the flat bed truck for transport!

Everything was already picked up and they were just smoothing the ground.

The bucket grabbed the trailer and pulled the machine on just a little. Then it stretched out, as if for balance, then got a little farther on the trailer. Next, it pulled the bucket in close again.

It turned some more and pulled the bucket in close. 

The operator got out and went to the cab of the truck and left.

We still haven't heard any cause for the fire and we will have to wait and see what will be done with the, now empty, lot. 

Monday, March 31, 2014


I put my stamping aside and went to Las Vegas with Jon and our good friends. It was a wonderful, relaxing time! We stayed downtown and walked up and down Fremont Street each night to see the Light show and the characters that were everywhere!

This is the Casino and Hotel where we stayed.

After dark, they have a light show on the structure over the street, along with music. 

This is what the same area looks like in the daytime. Very different! Very quiet. 

The Light show lasts about 15 minutes. Between shows there are other things to entertain you.

There are performers everywhere. They have boxes or hats for collecting money.
The better they are, the more they collect. It is all free will offerings. 
This one, standing on the box in the above picture, ended up in the box. 

This one, and several others, just sit there, in the air, with no support! How do they do that? 

There are people dressed up as famous people as this Marilyn and Michael. 
There was also a chubby Elvis and a little boy dressed as Michael Jackson and was dancing. He was really talented. He and many other young children were out there until very late each night. Maybe I'm old fashioned but I don't think children should be out at 11:00 at night being exposed to all that entertainment. There were even several in strollers.

Then  there were the crafters. This one did paintings with spray paint. Quick and beautiful.

This was a team doing clay busts. The times that I saw them, they each had a person sitting across from them and were forming the bust with clay. 

This is the display they had. You could also get a frame for the finished piece. 
It was very interesting to walk from one bit of excitement to the next. 

I am off to bed. Thanks for stopping in to share my vacation. 

Tuesday, March 11, 2014

Trefoil Cross for First Communion and blog candy winner

The Trefoil Cross embossed with either silver or gold on white makes an elegant card.
The chalice stickers were a gift from my friend in Germany. 
Thanks, Christine, I finally got around to using them. 
This card will be back in April as First Communion is usually around Mother's Day. 
The Mother's Day card in the previous post will also be back in April as it was a favorite and the supplies were used up quite early. 

The blog candy was won by Margaret. Since she was at the Stamp Along she already has her gift of a roll of ribbon. 
Leave a comment on my blog and your name will be entered for the next drawing on April 14th. I draw the morning of the Stamp Along so, if the winner is there, she can take her gift along home with her right away. If you follow by email, on the right side, under the little crab, you will get an email when I post a new card. That way you won't miss the chance to leave a message and get your name in for the drawing. 
Thanks for visiting!