Friday, September 23, 2011


Well here we are folks, fall has arrived once again, but you'd never know it here in Florida. Temps around 90 degrees and dew point at 74. Hot and steamy.

My daughter and her hubby arrive tomorrow to stay at our timeshare on St. Pete Beach. But don't feel too bad; they only have a tiny two bedroom on the 2nd floor with a deck that overlooks the Gulf of Mexico. I can't wait to see them!!

I'm taking a dear friend out for her annual birthday lunch tomorrow. (We swap off; she takes me out when it's my birthday.) We finally decided where to go and will be making a day of it. We're going to Tarpon Springs where the sponge docks are, eating Greek food and then doing some shopping. We'll probably stop at a few craft stores before the day is over. Below is the card I made for her this year. I did a humorous one this time - I usually do a flowery one. (We both like coloring flowers.) Would love to see some comments on it.

Isn't she the greatest? 

Until next time, you all have a wonderful weekend and stay safe.

Friday, September 9, 2011


It's another weekend upon us and a significant one for everyone. All of the news is filled with the events covering the 10th anniversary of 9-11. September 11th is also my son-in-laws birthday. Happy Birthday, Barry.

I thought I'd share another card that I recently made. I had purchased the tea cup stamp at "Stampfest" in Clearwater FL last February. At the same booth I purchased the saying that's inside the card. I didn't photo the inside but you might enjoy the sentiment.. it goes

      Tea pot is on, the cups are waiting,
      Favorite chairs anticipating,
      No matter what I have to do,
      My friend there's always time for you. 

It just says it all, doesn't it? Hope you like the card.

If you are in the neighborhood, stop in for a cup of tea. Have a wonderful weekend and stay safe.

Tuesday, September 6, 2011


It's been a couple of rainy days in the south land. Fortunately, we didn't get any of the hurricane or tropical storm winds here. However, a gust of wind did topple a palm tree in our yard yesterday. Hubby said it appeared that a lot of damage had been done to the palms from freezes we've had for the past 3 years. There is another palm that needs watching.

We also had some power outages today; phones, cable, internet. Just noticed that the cable is back. Woo hoo. Anywayyy, I took the opportunity to stamp a card that I'd been wanting to make since seeing one using newsprint paper. I just love the way it came out.

I stamped the image with versamark and then embiossed it in black. I then colored it using watercolor pencils and a blender pen. 

Below I wanted to show you some cards I made using EK Success "Tinkerbell" Disney Fairies clear stamps. I used the same sketch for all of them, as you can see, but changed the colors somewhat. Cute! I have 2 little girls that I can use these cards with.

What fun making these cards. I have a couple more cards that I've made recently, but will save them for another day. In the meantime, keep smiling and have a lovely day.