Jingle All The Way

Hello Friends!  I am back this week feeling better than I have in a little while.  I am still recovering from my procedure last Monday, buy I sure do feel a heck of a lot better than I did last week at this time. Last Thursday, I managed to get out for a ride through the mountains with my husband to see all of the fall colors.  We went out for lunch on Saturday with friends, and today I managed to run a few errands.  Now I am a little tired, so I thought I’d spend a little time sitting.  Sometimes I have trouble just sitting, so I am trying to be a little productive while I do it.

These are a few of the many photos I took with my cell phone. The are  of the leaves turning colors in the mountains here in Colorado.  We get mostly gold and some red and dark green.  It isn’t like the leaves on the East Coast which turn all the other colors.  However, I think autumn  is beautiful in both parts of the country.

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I’m back this week with two more Christmas cards that I have created.  I  love the simplicity of this stamp set and edgelits die.  They make it look like I’ve spent hours creating these.

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I think I like the one above better than the one below.  I used a punch that is retire again.  🙁  I hope you don’t hold it against me.

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I promise that next time I will have something a little more interesting to read.  I’ve hit a dry spell as far as what to write about is concerned.  Hope you enjoyed your stop here today.  Until next time…

Happy Stamping!











Holiday Card Class and Joyful Season

A few weeks ago I mentioned I would be undergoing a procedure called Cardiac Ablation.  Well, the procedure was completed this past Monday. Fortunately, everything went well  and my worst fears didn’t come true.  I did spend the night in the hospital, and I returned home this past Tuesday.  I was hoping to write something profound  and entertaining for this post, but I just am not up to it right now.  I am very tired.  So this will be a very short entry. But, before the procedure I was a stamping fool.  🙂 I am ready for a holiday card class that will be coming up soon on November 6 and 7th.  This is one of the cards we MIGHT make.  I’m not sure yet.  I’ve made 6 different ones so far, and I need to select 4 for the class.  The problem is I like all of them.

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If you are local and would like to attend the class, please email me by October 23 to let me know which class you would like to attend.  The class will take place on both days at 10:00 am   You only need to sign up for one.  The cost is $25.00 for 20 Christmas Cards.  That includes 5 cards of 4 different designs.  Or, the cards would be free if you agree to place a $30.00 order.  Again, let me know by October 23.  I have a policy of not allowing anyone under the age of 15  attend.  Until next time…

Happy Stamping!


I also wanted to add a photo of our Granddaughter who turned 4 last week.  Can’t believe it has been four years since this little sweetie has been born!

Madisyn's 4th Birthday




Sixtieth Wedding Anniversary Card

Hello friends!  Today I am sharing a Sixtieth Wedding Anniversary card I made for my aunt and uncle; also my God-parents in Baptism.  Here is a photo of the two of them.  It was just taken this past August.

Aunt Jane and Uncle Sylvester--60 years together September 10, 2016 Photo taken August 23, 2015

My uncle is my father’s younger brother.  My father passed away in 2004, and their older sister several years before that.  My uncle reminds me a great deal of my father.  When I was a child, I used to spend weeks in the summer with my aunt, uncle, and my cousins Michael, David, and Lisa.  My cousins in turn would come and spend weeks with me and my family in the same summer.  It is a fond childhood memory that I will always have.

So, on September 10th they celebrated their 60th Wedding Anniversary.  Here is the card I made for them.

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Sixtieth anniversaries are diamond anniversaries.  I don’t know many people who make it to that wedding anniversary these days.  Anyway, the closest I could get to diamonds is the Dazzling Diamond Glimmer Paper behind the silver foil birds.  Silver had to do for the rest.  I used the recently retired Ribbon Border Punch for the edges of the banner on the card.  I haven’t been able to get myself to part with it yet.  I also used a silver Encore Pad, also retired, and a Scallop Circle Die for the Big Shot that isn’t a Stampin’ Up! item.

Hope you enjoyed your visit here today.  Until next time…

Happy Stamping!




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