Best Wishes, Birthday, Blank Card, Stampin' Up!

Hello Cupcake

It was my oldest daughter’s birthday this past Wednesday....I can’t tell you how old she is because a Mom never tells her daughter’s age on any kind of social media...unless that Mom wants to see an exasperated look on her daughter’s face along with a rolling of the eyes.  So in honor of her birthday,… Continue reading Hello Cupcake

Blank Card, General Cards, Just A Note, Stampin' Up!

Butterflies Gala – lore!

Just a little play on words in my title.  One of the new stamp sets and bundles in Stampin’ Up!’s 2019 Occasions Catalog is this fun set of stamps which is called Butterfly Gala. So of course the butterflies just flew off the stamps and onto my card: If you noticed, there are 4 sets… Continue reading Butterflies Gala – lore!

Blank Card, Stampin' Up!, Sympathy

Overflowing with Flowers

I’ve been on a flower kick lately....maybe it’s because the Christmas holidays are over and it’s been a dreary, rainy start to January in Virginia Beach and I’m longing for some sunny weather.  Despite the rain, the temperatures have been almost spring-like....in the 60’s and it even hit 71 degrees a day or two ago.… Continue reading Overflowing with Flowers

Blank Card, Friendship, Just A Note, Stampin' Up!, Thinking of You

Pretty in Pink

It was a dreary overcast day when I was playing around  and practicing my watercoloring....and using my Aqua Painter, so I decided to make something bright and cheery.  So put your sunglasses on and gaze at my pink creation....shades of Lovely Lipstick and Mango Melody to be exact. This stamp set I used is called… Continue reading Pretty in Pink

Blank Card, General Cards, Get Well, Thinking of You

Humming Along

  One of the gifts my husband and I received at Christmas was an Amazon Echo Dot, so now I can out loud and I have somebody that will listen and respond...if I call Alexa’s name that is.  So we’ve asked for the weather report and to play music.  So I get to hum along....well,… Continue reading Humming Along

Blank Card, Friendship, General Cards, Just A Note, Seasonal - Winter, Stampin' Up!

All the Glitters….

Christmas is over and it is almost January...just one more day and it will be time to say hello to winter.....unless you live on the east coast of Virginia.  We are having what I consider to be unusually warm weather for this time of year....the temperature has been alternating between the 50’s and the 60’s… Continue reading All the Glitters….

Blank Card, Stampin' Up!, Thank You

…And a Partridge in a Pear Tree!

We are now officially in the Twelve Days of Christmas which begins December 25th, Christmas Day and ends on January 6th - Three Kings Day.  so I’m a little late with my Partridge in a Pear Tree.   But I thought this would be the perfect time for a Thank You card.  After all if… Continue reading …And a Partridge in a Pear Tree!

Best Wishes, Blank Card, Encouragement, General Cards, Stampin' Up!, Thinking of You

Taking a Bird Break

Taking a break from the Christmas madness to bring you some beautiful birds. They kind of happened by accident.  A class to make Christmas gift bags and treat holders was cancelled when life got in the way and several people weren’t able to come.  It left just one....my friend Karen.  She loves birds.  Blue birds.… Continue reading Taking a Bird Break

Birthday, Blank Card

Perennial Isn’t Just For Flowers

When I’m planting flowers in the spring, I always look for the perennials....those flowers that will come back year after year.  I feel like I am getting more for my money if I don’t have to continually buy all new flowers every year.  But because I have such a black thumb, it’s always a guess… Continue reading Perennial Isn’t Just For Flowers

Blank Card, Sympathy

It’s Fall!

It’s now November and we’ve got lots of leaves in our yard.  We have several River Birch trees and they shed leaves like there is no tomorrow.  The leaves don’t change the beautiful shades of red, yellow and orange.....they just start turning brown and dropping like flies.  No matter how much you rake them up… Continue reading It’s Fall!