Wednesday, March 22, 2017

Lighthouse of Hope

I have a friend who is going through chemo for the second time.  I have been sending her cards because it really is all I can do to help her get through this.  She lives clear on the other side of the country.  This is one of the cards I will be sending her.

Friday, March 17, 2017

St Patrick's Day

I no longer make St Patrick's Day cards. It is too close to Easter and I like to spread out my card sending.  So I make Easter because I have a lot more Easter stamps and ideas than St Patrick.  This is one of the last cards I made for St Patrick's Day and it was made several years ago. 

Thursday, March 16, 2017

Birhday Boxer

Today is my youngest brother's birthday.  He has been having some health problems recently but hopefully he is on the mend. He had back surgery so I know that hurt.  It is also our niece's birthday today.  So Happy Birthday to both of you.

Monday, March 6, 2017

Blues Clues?

Do you remember the children's TV show called Blues Clues  It was probably in the early to mid-nineties.  My nephew used to like it and watched it while he was staying with my mom and dad while his parents worked.  My mom faithfully let him watch it but she really didn't like the show.  So when I saw a card like this on Pinterest, I immediately thought of my mom.

Monday, February 27, 2017

Ready for Spring

Here is another card made using the Stampin' Up! Beautiful You. She is ready for Spring.  We have been having beautiful weather here. 

Tuesday, February 21, 2017

Beautiful Ladies

On one of the Stampin' Up! pages I belong to,  Michelle Carter posted some of the cards she made using this stamp set and the paper piecing technique.  I remembered that I had made some using the technique too and hoped that I took pictures.  I like the black and red together.  This paper has been retired for awhile now and I am down to very small pieces so there won't be many more like this.  Some of the sisters will be getting a different color than the others.  Oh and don't worry about them seeing the card before they get it.  None of them look at the blog anymore.

Friday, February 17, 2017

Happy Anniversary

These crazy birds, and the dogs and cats too, are so cute.  I like using all the accessories to fit what ever the occasion is that you need to celebrate.  Here we have the male bird presenting his female friend a bouquet of flowers.  I wonder if he got them the day after Valentine's and got them at a good price.  One year my DH bought me and his mom each a dozen roses the day after.  He paid $1 a dozen.  Yes you are reading that right.  I didn't make a typo.

Tuesday, February 14, 2017

Happy Valentine's Day

Jim and I have never made a big deal about valentine's day.  Roses are so overpriced and we really don't need to be eating candy.  We also don't like to eat out on the 14th either because every place is so crowded.  One year I got two dozen red roses the day after.  Our local grocery store had so many left that they reduced the price to $1 a dozen.  He couldn't pass that up.

Monday, February 13, 2017

Non-traditional Valentine Colors

Valentine's Day has slipped up on me.  Normally I would have posted a few valentines before this.  So to make up for it, I took a picture of two cards together.  I will try to remember to post another one tomorrow.

Wednesday, February 8, 2017

Chicken Soup

I know two people who have had surgery on their arms during the past few weeks. I have heard it is painful surgery. Hope they are feeling better or at least the drugs are keeping the pain away. I got the idea for this card from splitcoaststamper and cgarskejones.

Thursday, February 2, 2017

Groundhog Day

Today is groundhog day. From what I have seen on facebook, I guess the groundhog saw his shadow. Six more weeks of winter. Where I live winter isn't so bad and I don't think it has been too bad in the north this year. Of course when you don't live there you don't really know how bad it has been so feel free to let me know if the weather has been bad. Sending sunshine to anyone that needs it.

Sunday, January 29, 2017

Ocala Horses

Many times in our travels, we drive through Ocala and see horse farms. Those farms were the inspiration for this piece. Not sure if you can tell from the picture, but the horse is beveled glass.

Sunday, January 22, 2017

Prayers for a Special Family

This is one of the cards I had my group make at Monday's card class. It can be for many occasions and some used it as a valentine. Today I am thinking of a family that is very special to me. Please join me in sending them your thoughts and prayers.

Monday, January 9, 2017

Happy Birthday

Today is Jim's birthday, I won't say how old since I am not that far behind him.  We are going out for dinner but not because of his birthday.  He is playing with his dulcimer group today and won't be home until right before dinner time.  He is the cook and doesn't want to have to cook after getting home.  Don't even think that I should cook him dinner.

Friday, January 6, 2017

Youngstown State University

Most people in Tampa know that the national college championship game will be on Monday. But did you know there is also a college championship game on Saturday in Texas. I am a graduate of Youngstown State University, a small college. They have their own football division and game. The YSU mascot is the penguin. Youngstown State was the answer to a Jeopardy question many years ago.

Tuesday, January 3, 2017

Sending Sunshine

We had a record high temperature yesterday, 84 degrees (F). It is hot today too. I am enjoying it while it is here because this weekend it is going to be cool just in time for the college football playoffs.

Wednesday, December 28, 2016

Mr Cardinal

Now that Christmas is over, I am not sure what I want to post. We don't make anything that is Happy New Year and it is too soon for hearts and flowers for Valentine's Day. So I thought this cardinal would be good.

Sunday, December 25, 2016

Merry Christmas

One Christmas, Jim made one of these for my mom except hers was all bevels. She liked it so much that she had him make one to give the priest the following year. He no longer makes them in bevels, but makes them like this one in colors. Merry Christmas to all my friends and family.

Saturday, December 24, 2016

Christmas Eve

I couldn't decide which color to use on this card so I did one of each. The red one is so Santa but he would be flying in the sky which is blue. Which one do you like best?

Santa is about done checking his list as his big night approaches. Do you have any plans for Christmas Eve. Our neighborhood lights luminaries so we will be doing that. After ours are lit, we walk around the neighborhood looking at all the lights and candles.

Thursday, December 22, 2016

Christmas Cat

This card was made using the Crazy Cat stamp set. I also have Crazy Birds and will one of these days get the Crazy Dogs too. If I sent cards to family cats, Judy's cat Maggie would get this one. She is real live crazy cat.