Family, Stamps of Life

Congrats Syd

I have been practicing drapery folds on my cards. I wanted to make a fold that would fit on an A2 size card using 6×6 cardstock.


This card is going to Sydney a wonderful girl we have seen grow into a kind, caring, loving and thoughtful young woman. She will be heading off to college next month. Congrats Syd!

Papers are from Stamps of Life; used gold embossing for the sentiment (Verve).

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Family, My Favorite Things

Thank You Cards for John

I made 35 of these cards to send to family and friends to thank them for remembering our family  in the loss of my brother John. Making cards relaxes me and while I usually don’t like making more than one card at a time this was very good for me.









I believe both stamps are from Stampin Up and I used the linen background stamp from MFT before placing down the stamped base. On the right shows the inside of the card.

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Family, Mixed Media

Faith Art and Bible Art Journaling

So I have been trying my hand at mixed media art journaling these past couple of months and I can’t even draw a straight line let alone anything else. But I have been finding wonderful teachers on you tube and elsewhere. I love being able to put some acrylic paint, watercolors, sprays, use my stamps, doodle, journal  and it come out as art. I even learned how to draw a face! There is a kids website “draw so cute” that I  am teaching myself how to draw other things. All of these new to me things have led me to Faith Art and Bible Art Journaling and have become part of my devotions each day. I was excited to learn from shiles728 on youtube that there are some really nice art journaling products found on His Kingdom Come in their FaithArt Shoppe.

This first page I did helped me get over the cruel thing my siblings did to me over the summer.

So here is a photo of one of my first mixed media pages.

postingHere is a close up of the journaling. I like putting the journaling in secret pockets or as you can see on this one written in those boxes – only I know where it begins and ends.



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Family, Outline Stickers, Stamps of Life

My Niece Kate

Today’s card is for my niece Kate. Kate just turned 11 and she is a ray of shineshine. Her smile lights up a room. She is incredibly wise and talented in everything she does. And she wants to try everything. When she plays the violin she gives me the chills – “Somewhere Over the Rainbow” is my fav. She plays baseball, basketball and her skills on the swim team are awesome. She also plays the drum and can carry quite the tune. Happy Birthday my darling niece Kate.

kate-may-2015-birthday-2A simple card. Used Chevron paper from Recollections, Happy Birthday die cut from Stamps of Life, Birthday word is an outline sticker as well as the sequins.

Family, GinaK Designs, My Favorite Things, Stamps of Life, Taylored Expressions

Family and Friends Christmas Cards

Well here is a sampling of the Christmas Cards I’ve been working on for my family and friends. After watching this video on StampTV (GinaK Designs) I was eager to try this Retiform Technique. I absolutely love it. I did a little research and found that there are several different ways of doing this technique (also called grid technique). I found that Gina’s way is the easiest.


Ink – Memento Danube Blue; Angel Pink; Summer Sky.

Stamps – GinaK Designs; MFT; Recollections.


Ink – Memento Danube Blue; Angel Pink; Summer Sky.

Stamps – Penny Black, MFT; GinaK; Recollections; Stamps of Life


Ink – MFT Sour Apple and Kraft; Distress Fired Brick

Stamps – Penny Black. Technique Tuesday; GinaK Designs

Wreath – Taylored Expressions

Sentiment – Stamps of Life.


Ink – Memento Danube Blue; Summer Sky; Lulu lavender; MFT Red Hot

Stamps – GinaK Designs; Inkadinkado

I also used a snowflake embossing folder on this card.


Family and Friends

My son is dating a beautiful girl – Vicky. Her parents invited us for a barbeque a while ago and I finally got around to a thank you card. They are good people and made us feel very comfortable and welcomed our family with open arms. I cannot tell you how Vicky has changed my sons life – all for the better. They make a great couple. Here is the card:


My sister in law Linda’s birthday is on Wednesday and she means the world to me. She is just like a sister to me and is the best mom in the world. She is always smiling and is a very strong confident woman whom I admire greatly. My brother and she have raised four bright, intelligent kids which I am very proud to call my nieces and nephews. Here is the card I made for her:


My niece  just transferred to Penn State and is in her junior year of college. She is a beautiful young woman who studies hard and does well at college. Just wanted to send her a card to tell her how much she means to me:


My other niece graduated from Liberty University and is now attending Chiropractic School. She is a bright young woman who is so focused on what she wants to do – she inspires me.


So there are my cards for today.