Sunday, December 6, 2015

Mustache Cards

These fun cards I made for my Daughter-in-Law and her Twin.  Hope they enjoy them!  Happy Birthday you too!

Kim's Birthday Card/2015

Using all Fun Stamper's Journey Product, this is a card that I created for my Daughter, Kimberli.

Thursday, October 8, 2015

Autumn Leaves Card Project

Hailey's Birthday Card 2015

These kids are just growing up TOO FAST!  Hailey will be 12 already.  Miss you and love you, Baby Girl!  Please stay a beautiful as you are (inside and out)!  (And again....the girl on the card looks just like her!)  Oh, oh, oh----the stamps, ink and paper are from, noneotherthan Fun Stampers Journey!

Anyone who would like to purchase the Media Artist stamp set can by going to 

www, and using the item# SS-0232.

Happy Birthday to Kailynn!

Can't believe that my Granddaughter, Kailynn, is 8 years old already!  And this image SOOOOOO reminds me of her!  We love and miss her and are just sorry her card is late!  (All Grandma's cards are late!  LOL)

Sunday, October 4, 2015


I love my newest creation, made with Fun Stampers Journey Paper, Ink, and Stamps.  The only addition that is non-FSJ is the "".  I used the Direct-to-Paper technique with FSJ Fusion Ink Pads to make the great backgroud.  I love the Stuck on You stamp stamp set used here!

Anyone who would like to purchase the Stuck on You stamp set can by going to www, and using the item# SS-0201.

World Cardmaking Day - My Card


The day of assembling pre-made cards with 17 other beautiful, friendly ladies turned out absolutely wonderful yesterday!  Everyone make beautiful cards for the others to enjoy in the creation.  The location was great as well and the treats that everyone brought nourished us so we could continue in the fun.  Thank you to Iliana and those involved at the location.  Fun was had by all!

My entry for the Shoebox Party we had was this card, made with Fun Stamper's Journey stamps and ink.  (paper, ribbon, button were not)

Sunday, June 28, 2015

Just a Picture Near My Heart

A Frame From My Dresser...

I changed my FB Profile Picture to this today!  I just wanted to see it on my Blog too!  Yes I am rather biased!  (You can not see from the picture but the little lamp lights up!)

Card Made with ALL Fun Stamper's Journey Products

Love that Black and White!  I did case the design from someone at Fun Stamper's Journey, I believe it was Carol Norby.  Thank you, Carol.

Fun Card Made with an Instructional Video from Dawn O.

Easy Corner Fun Fold Card

Still cannot rotate images!  But this card was made with FSJ Paper and Stamps and Ink was StampnUp.  Another great card!  Thank you Dawn O. (How'd She Do That)

Fun Card Made with Instructions from a Video from Dawn O.

Easy Corner Flip Fun Fold Card

I absconded with an instructional video from Dawn O. and placed it on this blog.  This is one of the cards I have made,

The card was made using all FSJ products!  I think it turned out great!

Thursday, June 25, 2015

How to Alter Stampin Up Framelits

Tunnel Fun Fold Card with Watercolor Wings by Dawn O

Negative Effect (

Sponging Technique for Brick Wall Embossing Folder from Stampin' Up!

Bigshot Card Making Techniques

How To Raise Your Vellum to New Heights with Deb Valder

Using the Cricut for the Club Ruby Designers Challenge

Blendabilities Meet Foil Sheets with Deb Valder

Easy Corner Flip Fun Fold Card by Dawn O

Monday, April 27, 2015


Elegant Edges Cricut Cartridge Greeting Card

Copy Cat Card-Spellbinders or Cricut

Cricut Butterfly Cards with George and Basic Shapes

Tips To Keep Craft Room Clutter Under Control

Faux Polaroid Technique: Card Sketch #177

Stampin' Up! Video Tutorial Using Blendabilities and a Neon Surprise!

Fun background technique using Stampin' Up! embossing folder and inks

Embossing and Sponging a Stampin' Up! card

Easy Thank You Card with Flower

Stampin' Gals Gone Wild Wednesday - Choose Happiness Screen Card

Simply Simple PAINTED BLOOMS CARD SET by Connie Stewart

Simply Simple FLASH CARD - Polka Dotted SUPER Flash Cards by Connie Stewart

Tealight candle card

Cricut 'Damask Decor' Card Projects

KISS Card Thumping Technique - Masculine Card Making

Blending Copic Markers by Baylee Creations

Copic markers tutorial for beginners - blending combinations {✎Tutorial}

Simply Simple 2-MINUTE TUESDAY TIP - Photographing your Stamped Art by C...

Monday, April 20, 2015

...your Masterpiece

National Scrapbooking Day is coming up soon...  I came up with the card that I will be sharing as a Make-N-Take for our gathering.  This card is sooooooo ME! Funny....there are so many cards that are soooooo ME!  LOL

Embossing Folder - Paper Studio
Words Stamp - The Angel Company
Bow Punch - StampnUp
Ink on Folder - Kaleidacolor

Wednesday, April 15, 2015

Copic Basics for Beginners

For some reason, lately I am not liking anything that I color.  I thought a return to Beginner's Copics Training could not hurt.  So we will see.  This is one that I particularly liked.

Tuesday, April 7, 2015

Losing and Gaining and Losing and Gaining

The report is I am down 20 pounds. My problem is that there are times I have to go off plan like when I have to cook for company, or it is a holiday or just a family get-together and I of course do not say no and do the plan.  And when that happens for some reason that gives me license to doubly and triply to go off the rails.  So then it takes me 3 - 4 days to get only back to where I was.

I really have to be a lot stronger or this basically year process will take me 15, yes, years!

Monday, April 6, 2015

Parker's 3rd Birthday Card

Our Grandson, Parker's Third Birthday needed a very special card for a special little boy!  Hope he enjoyed his Birthday and his card from Grandpa and Grandma!

The 3yr welded cutout was done with the Cricut.  The Boy image was from The Angel Company.  Actually it is a Mabelle's design!  Love her designs.

Wednesday, March 11, 2015

L-O-S-I-N-G IT ------Maybe

My Blog, is not a traditional blog, per se.  I do not daily write pearls of wisdom for all to peruse and accept or reject.  If I did, it would definitely be all about Politics.  While I do have a lot to say regarding this Country and the current and future state of affairs, I know that neither I nor you have time in this life for that.

However, today I do choose to write!  Will wonders never cease?!? 

I wanted to say that I might just have found a diet, oh no  "Bad Word".  Rather, I found an eating/exercise pattern that I can follow that at the moment, anyway, is garnering results.

Believe you, me, it is not one a Doctor would approve,  Completely devised by me, it does not have normal diet type foods.  But it is working.  I am seeing results.  And while some of the foods might not be say the best for my Diabetes, I firmly believe the best thing for my Diabetes is LESS WEIGHT!

So anyway, this is what I am doing and I am not telling anyone so that they may follow my example.  This is only how I choose to do it.  And maybe a week or two down the road, it will cease working and this blog will have been for naught.

I started this Pattern on February 6th.  It is now March 10th and I have lost 14.5 pounds!

This is what I am doing and it really seems as though I am eating all the time.  I have not found myself to be hungry all the time.  Basically, I am pretty satisfied most of the time!  The Lose It App has been so very helpful to me.  That is where I log everything in, weight, calories, exercise, etc.  Food:  basically anything that I want.  If I want 2 blueberry pancakes for breakfast with butter and syrup that is what I have.  But I count all the calories and I abide by what I have available to me in the budget.  I even snack on 4 mini donuts at times. It is a lot of repetition day to day, but that does not bother me.  As long as I have a way to really know what the calories are I can account for them.  I also have a lot of sugar-free jello with bananas.  Exercise:  Lately, I have incorporated a little bit of exercise.  You can be sure that I am not hurting myself.  LOL  I am getting on the treadmll twice a day for 30 minutes each at a stride of 2.0.

But please tell me APP People, why when I have worked so hard and lost a few pounds why do you reward me with LESS CALORIES in my budget????

So I will keep this up and see where it takes me.  Hopefully, I will have much more to write.

Sunday, March 1, 2015

Cricut Expression & Personal Cutter Repair

Just what I needed to hear!

My husband, a retired Xerox Technician, fixed my Baby Bug or Personal Cricut that I had accidentally dumped on the floor.  (My husband kind of wondered if I had dumped it because I had wanted the new, at that time, Cricut Expressions machine.  LOL)

Well, he completely dismantled the whole thing, and I do mean completely.  He found that the carriage was completely thrown off of both the upper rail and lower rail.  It took and 18 inch crow bar, but he lifted the carriage back into place.

Yay!!! The machine turned on and the carriage was now able to slide right back to the starting position and the display and everything looked just fine.  We kind of though we were good to go!  NOT!

Well, we put the machine through the motions cutting some die-cuts.  Well it did not work.  The machine completely went through the process but nothing was cut at all.  It appeared that the needle housing was not going up an down as it  is supposed to.

So I really needed to see this You-Tube.  Thank you so much to the originator of this post!

Come to think of it...I am really wanting the Cricut Explore now!  Maybe it is time for my Expression to have an accident!  LOL  I am kidding!?!  Besides, he would only fix the Expression!!!

Wednesday, February 25, 2015

Granddaughter's 13th Birthday

Happy, Happy Birthday, Jazmine.  What a young lady you are growing to be!  This card is sent to you with all the best wishes for a wonderful year 13!  Grandma and Grandpa love you.

Happy Birthday Stamp is Stamp'n Up, The girl and words are from The Angel Company.  The card design I cased from Fun Stamper's Journey.  Fun, fun fun envelope card.

Grandson's First Birthday

This is a birthday card for my Grandson's First Birthday!  Happy birthday, Lincoln!  You are growing just too too fast!

Stamps for this card were from The Angel Company.

Paper Piecing Tricks: When Images Collide

Some really good tips by Stamp TV in this video.

Tuesday, February 24, 2015

Stitch Flower Stationary Card - Make it Live it Share it | Richard Garay

Richard Garay is creating again!  This time with a cute idea that I had not seen before.  Such a nice way to share a little (ATC) greeting!

Sunday, February 22, 2015

DAVID MEECE - "Crucifixion" from his CD, "Front Row". (With Lyrics)

This Trilogy performed and written by David Meece, has always been my absolute favorite!  And it still gives me chills to this day...  Thank you David Meece.  Wish I could see you perform again!

Wednesday, February 11, 2015

Happy Birthday to Me from Fun Stamper's Journey

I received an adorable stamp from Fun Stamper's Journey for my Birthday this month.  So I had to immediately put that stamp to work.  Needless to say, the rest of the birthdays this year are going to receive some sort of creation with this stamp! 

Thank you again, Richard Garay and Fun Stamper's Journey!!!