Anyone still there?

I haven’t blogged in a while.  I have been stamping but just have been busy with other things and have not had a whole lot of motivation to write.  I hope to change that.  I also hope you are still with me.

I’ve been doing a bit of stamping with digital images.  They are wonderfully handy to use when traveling.  No need to carry along a bunch of stamp sets.  Here’s a few of them:

ImageThis image is from Jellypark.  I really enjoy Claire’s whimsical images.  This was perfect for my daughter who loves her garden.


ImageThese images are from Doodle Pantry.  Laurie generously gave me these images because of my suggestions for her digi set about Washington State (I am originally from there).

ImageThis lovely image is from Birdie Brown’s Etsy shop, created by Torico.  I purchased two versions of the silhouette and added Liquid Pearls around the neck and on the ear.

ImageThis sweet image is from Mo’s Digital Pencil.  I just purchased this one and will send this card to a friend who just had twins.

ImageThis is another image from Jellypark.  Lots of fun to color.

ImageMore images from Jellypark.  These were created for a friend that is battling cancer.

ImageAnd finally, a card I made for my grandson a couple years ago when he began playing football.

If you haven’t tried digital images yet, I  hope you will.  All of the digital sites provide instructions for using their images.  One tip – I always let my images dry for a while after printing to avoid any smearing of the printer ink.

Thank you for visiting.


Papertrey’s Make It Monday

I’m a little late posting this but it was such fun to make I just had to share.  I’ll do this technique again!ImageThank you for visiting me!

Birthday Card

One of my dearest and longest of friends celebrates her 81st birthday tomorrow.  Even though we don’t often get to visit, we remain loyal friends.

This is the card I sent her.  I love PTI’s new Cutting Garden stamp set and coordinating dies



I have several cards I’ve made for an upcoming Honor Flight that will take a plane full of our Veteran Heroes to see the war memorials in Washington, DC.  This trip is free of charge to any Vet.  You can find out more information on Honor Flights HERE

I’ve been looking for some good canned tuna  fish, canned in the USA and I found it HERE.  Best tuna I’ve had in years.  (I do not get paid for saying this.)  They also offer canned salmon, oysters, crab, and shrimp.

I’ll be back soon to share the cards I made for the Vets on the Honor Flight.  Please visit me again and thank you for joining me today.

Blessing from Yesterday:  Getting some issues resolved with our rental properties.

Spreading the Love

Amber, over on Damask Love, has a fun challenge called Spreading the Love.  It is sponsored by Clear and Simple Stamps.  It goes like this.  Pick one of your favorite blogs where you find inspiration for your creations.  Then pick one of the color stories available in this challenge and make a project using those colors.  Write a blog post and include a photo of your creation.  Add a link to your favorite blog and tell a little bit about how  that blogger  inspires you.  Link that post on Damask Love.BoldBLOOMSComplete

You could win prizes!  From Clear and Simple Stamps!

I chose the “Bold Springtime Blooms” color story and used a Clear and Simple Stamps set called “Topiaries“, which is a lovely set with many options.

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I first must apologize to Amber, and you,  for the poor quality of my photo – Amber is teaching us how to photograph our projects and I think I failed on this one.  I used the camera on my iPhone 5 and had a difficult time with the lighting.  This was the best of the bunch I snapped.

I have many blogs that I enjoy and bathe in inspiration once I visit them.  But for this challenge, Amber wants us to just choose one so I will share “Neat and Tangled”, specifically the projects done by Danielle Walls.  I love her fresh and clean style.  And Danielle does not need to take a class in photography – her photos are always very beautiful.   I hope you will click over to Danielle’s blog post and enjoy!

Thank you for visiting today.

Blessing from Yesterday:  My husband received his new Canon Rebel Ti3.

Papertrey Ink Blog Hop

This month the challenge on PTI’s Blog Hop is to make something with a monogram.  I had these little composition books that were waiting to be altered and I decided to get a jump on my little Easter gifts I send out to family.  I used PTI’s  “B & C Monogram Edition” and “Trojan Monogram”.

Thank you for stopping by today.

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Blessings from Yesterday:  Lobster dinner with my husband.

Papertrey Challenge Entry

ImageI haven’t participated in any stamping challenges for a long time but I was inspired to try out two on Nichole Heady’s blog, celebrating her 6th year in business.

For this challenge we were given several color stories and we were to choose one to use for our project.  I chose the story that had Sweet Blush (the flowers and the button), Hibiscus Burst (the ribbon), Lemon Tart (the cloth on the basket), Spring Moss (the basket and middle framed layer and leaves), and Aqua Mist (the bottom framed layer and sentiment layer).  I used the wonderful Vintage Picnic stamp set and the matching die.

Join me again tomorrow for another challenge card.

Thank you for stopping by today.  Be sure to look for God’s gifts to you today – they are there, in everything.