Sunday, July 24, 2011


Oh my. I went from the Mid-week Throwdown for Operation Write Home to being "Missing in Action" with a one month absence. Sorry everyone! My husband's brother/MIL's son, Jerry, passed away very unexpectedly. We just returned home after a trip to Colorado to be with his wife and family. The toll it has taken on Mom is not describable, especially physically. Her ability to walk, which was pretty darn great at 95 years of age, has diminished considerably. I think that being home and back to her old routine and schedule will help a lot, but it will take quite a bit of time I think for her to recover. The funeral service was quite beautiful and I was reminded in a very positive way, how very precious each day is and that it is a gift. One lighter note - Jerry was a great cook and he and a team of people would cook a dinner for about 200 people every Wednesday night given at his church for anyone who wanted to come. He had just baked a huge batch of Peanut Butter Cookies and froze them for one of those dinners and it was one of the things served at his reception! How special to enjoy one last thing made by our dear Jerry. We miss you.

I am still going to need a bit of time before blogging and crafting again to get things back in order here and, as well, rest a little myself! Don't give up on me - I shall return.

This one is for you Jerry.

Wednesday, June 22, 2011


Hello, Here is a card I made for the Operation Write Home Midweek Throwdown Challenge from the Stars and Stamps website. It is my favorite card to make for OWH as I always pray as I make these cards that a marriage will be made stronger.

The stamp set is from Gina K Designs called Branching Out; the embossing folder is Victorian Wallpaper by Stampin Up!; the border punch is from Martha Stewart; the cardstock is Sweet Corn from Gina K Designs; the rest is from my stash of stuff! I used the letterpress technique with Pumice Stone Distress Ink and the embossing folder and I put the tip of my Copic marker through the back of each hold on the belly band. 

Hope your week is wonderful and I'll see you soon dear ones!

Monday, June 13, 2011

An Easy but Beautiful Card to CASE if You Wish

Hello, my friends! I am working on some cards right now and this is a card that is simple, quick, and easy to make, but I thought turned out quite nice. The DP is from Linen Closet from DCWV; the ink is sage shadow from Stampin Up and is stamped directly to the card base; the border punch is from Martha Stewart; and the ribbon was on sale at 50 cents a spool from Michaels. The DP is cut to 4.25 x 3 inches then punched.

Just for fun, here is a picture of our puppy (8 months now) Charlie sitting in our MG. He loves to ride in it because the "windows" are always open!

I hope you are having a terrific week. Blessings and love,