Tuesday, July 3, 2018

Happy July 4

We plan to stay home for the July 4 holiday. We have friends coming over to swim, play games, and eat. Whatever your plans include, have a safe and happy holiday.

Tuesday, June 26, 2018

More Canadian Memories

The last time I posted, I displayed one of Jim's glass panels that reminded me of our recent trip to Canada.  This time I have a card that I made that also shows a scene similar to some of the pictures that we took on our trip.  The card was made using all rubber stamps from the Stampin' Up! Waterfront set.

Friday, June 15, 2018

Memories of Canada

This glass piece reminds me of the trip we took about a month ago in Western Canada.  We saw many scenes like this one with mountains, partially frozen lakes, and even snow.

Wednesday, June 6, 2018

June is for Dads

Now that we've talked about mother's day and June brides, it is time for the dads.  Father's Day will be coming up soon so I made a few cards for the occasion. I like the colors in this paper so that is what I used on most of the Father's Day cards I made.

Friday, May 25, 2018

June Brides

Is June still the month that is known for weddings?  I'm not sure that I would pick June for my wedding where I live.  I  posted a card very similar to this one before.  If you look back, you will see that on this one I used a border die on the side and ran some sparkly silver ribbon in the openings.  I think this card would make a good 25th wedding anniversary card too.

Saturday, May 19, 2018

Zero Birthday

Yesterday was our sister's birthday and it was one of those zero years. So that kind of a birthday needs a metallic look. The technique used to make this card is called faux stainless steel. The greeting and bee are cut from copper foil paper. Happy Birthday Judy.

Friday, May 18, 2018

Belated Mother's Day

I always try to post a card for any holidays and you may have noticed that I missed Mother's Day.  I didn't have access to my pictures for the week prior and I didn't want to just post words.  The picture of a card or a piece of stained glass is the reason why I keep the blog going.  Nobody wants to read all the words that go along with the post.  So I hope all my friends and family members had a good day Sunday.

Thursday, April 12, 2018

Soda or Pop?

With the great weather we’ve been having, it’s time to go to the beach and enjoy a nice cold drink. I remember going to the soda shop when I was young. There were so many flavors available. 

So do you say soda or pop?  When I was young I said pop, but I don't anymore.  I will tell you what I say in the next post when I will feature another soda/pop card.

I used paper and stamps from Stampin’ Up to make this card. I also borrowed a fantastic MFT greeting set from my friend Midge.



Thursday, April 5, 2018

Fun Fold

I have made cards with this type fold before but for some reason I have never had the card turned this direction.  I am not sure why I decided to turn it this way, but it is different. It sort of looks like the birthday wish should fit down into a slot and hold the card closed.  It doesn't work that way though.

Friday, March 23, 2018

Cute Little Ducks

A few posts ago, I used this die with a pair of boots.  I thought the little duckies would like to play in the rain also.  I added a few reeds from another die set, sponged a little color on them, and added the greeting.  Very quick and easy to make.  I love using dies on my cards.

Saturday, March 17, 2018

St Patrick's Day

So many people have corned beef and cabbage on St Patrick's Day.  My family had ham instead of corned beef.  My husband's family had it and they all now call it the curse.  I guess they didn't like it.  We do not have corned beef and cabbage because I don't eat the beef and he doesn't eat cabbage.  Since he cooks, it is not happening.  We are having soup made with butternut squash, an apple, and carrots.  When we were in Ireland, we ate a lot of soup.  Every place had soup and it was good.  The truth is I don't think we ever saw corned beef with cabbage anywhere we ate in Ireland.

Thursday, March 1, 2018

Happy Birthday Boots

March 4 is coming soon.  It would have been Jim's father's 99th birthday.  It is hard to believe he has been gone 30 years. The sentiment on this card is his sense of humor.  It is also appropriate for marching in boots on March 4th (forth).

Sunday, February 4, 2018

February Already????

I know everyone says the older you get, the quicker time passes.  Now I know that isn't really true but it sure seems like it does.  It seems like just a few days ago we celebrated the new year.  In 10 days we will celebrate Valentine's Day.

Friday, January 19, 2018

Happy Birthday to Me

The title says it all.  My birthday is coming up real soon.  It is just like any other day to me, but I have to admit I can not believe how old I am.

Tuesday, January 9, 2018

Happy Birthday

Today is Jim's birthday.  So I guess you can pretend this is the two of us sitting on a park bench.  But we don't have a dog so ignore the dog.  We are going out for breakfast today but it has nothing to do with his birthday.  It is our regular breakfast out day with our fellow math teacher buddies.  One of the other members has a birthday today also.  Maybe there will be a surprise cake.

Thursday, January 4, 2018

Cards for Cat Lovers

Most of the members of our family are cat fans, although a few dog lovers are in there too.  Here are some cat cards that I made for various occasions.  I know many of them will be used this year so if you are a family member, don't look too close or you may spoil your birthday card surprise.

Monday, January 1, 2018

Monday, December 25, 2017

Have Yourself a Beachy Little Christmas

Merry Christmas to all of our family and friends.

Monday, December 18, 2017

Christmas Ornaments

We were a bit late getting our trees up this year, but they are up and trimmed. We did cut back a little on the amount of stuff we put on them, but they still look nice.

Friday, December 15, 2017

Sweater Weather

The past few days and mainly evenings have been a bit chilly.  I don't have any Christmas sweaters but I do have a vest, some T-shirts, and a Santa sweatshirt.  The vest and sweatshirt came out this past weekend.  My vest isn't a pull over like the one on the card.  It zips but I leave it open.  I do think I would wear the one of this card too if I had it.