Saturday, October 29, 2011


It's a cloudy, warm morning here if Florida. We've been watching the weather and keeping in touch with family in CT and NH. They are preparing for a major Nor'easter, anywhere from 4" to 10" of snow. Way too early for winter to begin. However, with snow in the forecast, it made me think of Christmas and making a card.

I saw some designer paper in a local stamp store and one of the papers reminded me of newsprint. That reminded me of a card I had made recently, stamping and coloring a hydrangea directly onto the newsprint. So here's another version of that card made into a Christmas card.

Until next time, stay safe, healthy and warm.

Wednesday, October 26, 2011


Another year has passed and here we are, Halloween once again. Where does the time go?

We've been having some lovely fall weather recently. In fact, yesterday morning as we were eating breakfast and watching the Today Show, I saw that the temperature was the same in NYC as here in central Florida. Now THAT doesn't happen often.

We went "camping" this past weekend; not very far from home, to be sure. The weather was in the 40's at night and upper 60's during the day. It was a little disappointing as the pool was locked and they had no internet service. I always bring plenty of projects to work on, but I missed my internet. (Whine) Of course, when we came home, it started warming up.

Our little card making group has already started making Christmas cards, trying to get ahead for a change. I still have a few Thanksgiving cards to make and in the meantime, I made a few Halloween cards for the children in the family and  thought I'd share with you.

The first "card" is the same format as my last posting with the fairies. In fact, I made this card before that one. I tried showing the back as well but it didn't show too well. That is some orange glitter in the Trick or Treat shaker box.

The next card was made using Stampin' Up's products. I just love the "Sweet Treat Cups". Of course, I had to watch a video - again - to get it right. The first time I made one of these cards, I didn't have a pull tab and the card had to be torn to get at the candy. The fence with the birds is done using a Martha Stewart punch.

That's it for today. Until next time, have a great day and keep safe and healthy.

Friday, October 14, 2011


Hi to all who read this blog. I really thought I'd be back sooner, but "stuff" happens and then I get lazy. I never did get to Tarpon Springs and that wonderful Greek food I was so looking forward too. Got sick but am fully recovered now.

A friend recently showed me how to make a wonderful folding card. She had made a Halloween card for her great grandson and was just too too cute. She was kind enough to show me and some friends how easy it was to make. I did make a couple of Halloween cards, but I want to show you the birthday card I made for my granddaughter's step-daughter who is turning six next week. I had such fun making it. Below are several different views of the card.

The first view is the front of the card and shows how it opens.

The next two views show the four inside panels.

The last two views show the reverse side of the folding card.

There is a lot of diamond glitter on the wings and cake; it just doesn't show that well. I think a little six year old will like this, don't you?

Until next time, keep safe and healthy.