Friday, April 29, 2016


I borrowed this sunburst die from a friend.  You might be thinking the you see a stencil not a die.  Well, we are both right.  Instead of using the die to cut paper, I used it as a stencil.  I like this card but it some ways it is too simple for me.  It needs something else but I am going to leave it alone.  I have a few more cards to post using this die the way you would normally use it.

Sunday, April 24, 2016

Flute Angel

When our friend Lynne retired Jim made this angel for her.  Lynne plays flute in one of the community bands that I perform with in Tampa.  He didn't take a picture of it back then because he had no intention of making another one.  He still doesn't, but when we were at her house recently, he took a picture of it.  She has it hanging on a side panel beside her front door.  That is why you see light behind it in the picture.

Thursday, April 21, 2016

Florida State Fair

We belong to a craft guild.  One of the projects we do each year is participate in the state fair.  In the arts and crafts building, they have tables set up for crafters and artist to demo their craft.  This is a picture of Jim working on some stained glass.  He also entered the craft competition and won two first place ribbons.

Sunday, April 17, 2016

Botanical Gardens

I love making cards with flowers on them.  I have so many designer papers, stamps, and dies that are flowers but I had to have this set anyway.  The Stampin' Up retirement list comes out tomorrow and I sure hope the stamp and die are carried over.  I know the paper will not because it is rare for designer paper to carry over to a new catalog.  I made this one for a sketch challenge.

Thursday, April 14, 2016

We Are So Goofy

You know how I told you that our grand niece was going to be at Disney for a band trip?  We decided to go over and hear them play.  She did not know we were coming so it was fun.  Why are we goofy?  We have been to Disney so many times that we could be tour guides.  It has changed since we were there .  It was a fun trip and we had almost perfect weather for the  trip. The band had a good time.

Sunday, April 10, 2016


Today our grand niece with her mom and fellow middle school band members are visiting in EPCOT.  It has been a beautiful weekend for them so I hope they have had a great time.

Tuesday, April 5, 2016

Disney Band Trip

One of the grand nieces plays clarinet in her middle school band.  They are coming to Disney this weekend for some kind of concert and maybe a competition.  They will also have some time in the parks.  Her mom is coming too as a chaperone.  I know they are both excited.

Friday, April 1, 2016

Friends and Wine

I am really not a big wine drinker or drinker of any kind of alcohol.  However, I do love Sangria.  We have a great recipe for it.  Do you have a favorite kind of wine?