Monday, March 31, 2008

Simple Sympathy Card

SU: White, Creamy Caramel, and Black
As Close as a Memory stamp set

Tuesday, March 25, 2008

Monday, March 24, 2008

An Easter gift

A thoughtful Easter gift turned into it's own thank you note. My preacher's wife and friend Geni has for as long as I can remember, given me an Easter gift. It started out as a basket from her children but now, they're grown and she carries on the tradition. She is so thoughtful! She knows I started making cards last year, so for Easter she gave me this cute card set and some marshmallow bunnies. The bunnies were shared with friends yesterday. Well, does Easter candy last long at your house? ")
Nothing is SU except the Thank You stamp.

Saturday, March 22, 2008

Easter Bonnet by Irving Berlin

In your Easter bonnet, with all the frills upon it, You'll be the grandest lady in the Easter Parade. I'll be all in clover and when they look you over, I'll be the proudest fellow in the Easter Parade. On the avenue, Fifth Avenue, the photographers will snap us, And you'll find that you're in the rotogravure. Oh, I could write a sonnet about your Easter bonnet, And of the girl I'm taking to the Easter Parade.
Written by Irving Berlin
* update* Today, before I helped WDC with lunch, she sang "with me" - HE Lives, HE Lives ~ Christ Jesus lives today.
My friend Willo Dean Campbell ~ bell of the ball in the Easter bonnet ~ Brenda made for her.

Wednesday, March 19, 2008

Happy Easter Mom.

I bought two stamp sets for Easter. The thought was to make Easter cards since since I made zero / zip / nada cards for Christmas. I hated that but at least, I finished this one for my mom so I can get it in the mail in the morning.

Stamp Set: Verve Visual
Papers and Inks all SU: Certainly Celery, Apricot Appeal and Regal Rose

I made this card for a co workers birthday. The plan was to make a small set. However, it's after midnight and I've already thought of a great background stamp to improve this card. And it's the only one I made, so I'm done. Happy Birthday Jennifer.

GinaK Designs: Sweet Birthday set benefits the Diabetes foundation.

Papers and inks: all SU- Real Red, C Chip and Taken w Teal

Check out for this and other cause benefiting stamps sets.

Sunday, March 16, 2008

A Great Nephew Update.

K and K ~ brotherly love.

Friday, March 14, 2008

Why do this?

I started to stamp for a couple of reasons. 1. It is fun to create. 2. I've always wanted to send notes, cards, and wishes to people that may otherwise not hear from many people. My great Aunt Medelle! How I love her, my grandmother passed really early in life but my Aunt Medelle stepped up and acted as a "step in" grandma. My sister even lived with her for a short while.
But today, this is a birthday card for a friend of a friend ~ Ethelyn. A kindhearted 83 year old widow who goes to our church. Happy birthday Ethelyn.
SU:Baseful Blue, Real Red and Chocolate Chip.
My upline "Cuttle Bugged" the Real Red card stock.
Stamp set: Whimsy Birthday

Monday, March 10, 2008

Sweet 16

My favorite cousin's daughter turned 16 this weekend. So I thought I'd celebrate in color!

SU: Tempting Turquoise, Green Galore, Pixie Pink and Orchid Opulence. Stamp Set~ Whimsey Birthday

Sunday, March 9, 2008

Simple card ... loving wish

A friend since we were kids is celebrating 25 years of marriage this week. This is the simple card I made she and her husband to let them know I remember. I remember the wedding, wearing the pink taffeta dress, the four terrific children they've had, the positive example they've set for family and friends. It'd be hard to love them more!
SU: White card stock, Sticky Cut Numbers covered in Diamond dust and "celebrate" is a rub on.

Saturday, March 8, 2008

Baby Cedric comes home.

A young lady in my Women's bible study class had a baby boy last November. He only weighed 3 pounds because he wasn't due to be born until almost February. Yep, he was born at only 25 weeks. Now, months later, after prayers, surgeries, good health care and more prayers ~ Cedric is almost 7 pounds! Praise God. Now he's home, my class is throwing his momma a baby shower. Here's the card I made.

SU:Bashful Blue , Old Olive & Brillant Blue card stock. Cutie Pie print. Old olive ribbon. Stamp sets: So Many Scallops and In the Stars Punches: Scallop circle and 3/16" Corner rounder

Thursday, March 6, 2008

Yesterday it was 66*

Today, we have this! 1st rain , then sleet, then freezing rain, then snow. Again for the second time in two days but 1st time all season. I was sent home early from work. I know that seems crazy for people up north. Texas has many great qualities and there's no place else I'd rather live but, no tire chains, no snow plows. By morning this will be black ice, hard to see and dangerous for travelers. Good thing it melts away a few hours after the sun comes up.

Tuesday, March 4, 2008

Today in Texas

When I woke up this morning this snow was outside. First snow this season and very light. It was 33. The funny twist to this post is, 3 days ago the high was 80!Giving truth to the old statement, if you don't like the weather in Texas, stay 5 minutes, it will change!

Sunday, March 2, 2008

A good day for Sunshine

As you may have read in previous posts, my aging friend WilloDean has her ups and downs. Well Saturday, she was WAY up. It was such a joy to visit with her. Thank you Jesus. BJ sings certain song with and to her as do i. One thing that I've begun to sing is, "You are my Sunshine." On Saturday, in a rare turn of events for her recently, she sang loud and proud. She sang it several times. We recorded it once for BJ and she had a clear conversation with Freda. Way to go Willo, you are my sunshine. :)

Saturday, March 1, 2008

The missing condo mate

I work in 4 square cubicles. We called it the condo section of our office. My coworker Bev has been out of the office for several weeks recovering from shoulder surgery. I cased this card from another blog I'd admire so the rest of the mates could send her a greeting. We certainly hope her recovery is speedy.
SU:Close to cocoa paper, 6*6 color print pack design series, chocolate chip paper, 5 petal flower punch, 3 thoughts Simply Sent stamp.
So this was the card of inspiration, you can see how far I can grow. :) The card of inspiration is from the blog of Nicole Heady.