Sunday, October 24, 2010

Birthday Cards

Below are cards I made for our children's birthdays this month. Our daughter is 27 and our son is 25.  Time does fly.

Saturday, August 14, 2010

Note Cards

Mary at cardztv made these note cards awhile back.  We had a family reunion about a month ago and I thought it would be fun to make all of my women relatives a set of their own.  I made 4 for each person and then made a purse from the Forever Young cartridge for the cards to go into.  Everyone loved them!!  I have even sold a few sets to people who received the note cards from a relative.

Here is a card I made for a couple who are customers of my husbands.  They are celebrating their 65th wedding anniversary!!  I used the Wild Card cartridge and I think it was cut out at 5". I used a little brown ink around the edges and applied some over the embossed front with my finger.

Tuesday, August 3, 2010

Patchwork Quilt Card

We are on our second week of vacation and today was overcast, humid, and a little rainy.  So I took advantage and made cards all afternoon!!  Yippee!!  My friend Mary at cardztv ( made this patchwork quilt card today and I just had to try it.  Thank you Mary.  She is such a creative women and I have learned so much from her.  This card is for a very good friend at work. I hope she likes it.  I really thought it turned out great!!  Now that I have made one, the next few should be easy and I will try a few new things!! 

Saturday, July 31, 2010

Bridal Shower Card

My daughter is in a wedding in October and she asked me to make a bridal shower card.  I have not had to make one before...Thank God for YouTube and the women who made such a great video. The bride's colors are candy apple red and brown.  I wanted to do something fun and girly.  The bride is such a fashionable young women.  It was made with the Forever Young cartridge at 2".  I think my daughter (and the bride) will really like it.

Friday, July 9, 2010

Happy July Everyone!!

I'm sorry I haven't posted in a long time.  Summer time in Vermont is short and it's the time to be outside.  We are having a huge heat wave and it's hot,hot,hot.  98 degrees with himidity.  Thank God we have a pool.  Plus we have our little daushund dog who has had back surgery for the 2nd time in eight months~!  Poor little guy.  We love him so. So, unfortunately, making cards has not been on the top of my list.  I have made a few cards and have taken pictures of them, I just haven't down loaded them.  I will get there.

Sunday, May 23, 2010


My husband and I are taking this next week off.  Always plenty to do with the veggie and flower gardens and painting little things here and there that need to be done.  It's going to a fabulous week in Vermont too.  In the 80's!! My kind of weather.  Love it.  I have been making cards and have taken pictures but haven't posted them.  I will soon.  Never enough time in the day!!

Wednesday, April 28, 2010


Yes, it's back.  My father-in-law called this late spring snow a "poor man's fertilizer".  The ground is covered but the roads, at least in Central Vermont, are clear.  It is going to be in the high 70's to low 80's on Saturday!! Well, I'm off to church and then work.

Wednesday, April 21, 2010

So Busy!!

I have been so busy at work that at night I can't keep my eyes open.  I did make 3 or 4 new cards over the weekend.  I have pictures and just need to download them.  I thought they turned out pretty cute.  Last weekend was cold and a good stay in and make cards weekend.  This weekend, however, is looking nice again.  Ahh, weather in Vermont.  It changes all the time. 

Sunday, April 11, 2010

My Pink Stamper Challenge

My first challenge using pink, green, and black!!  It was fun making.

Saturday, April 10, 2010

5th Grade Graduation!!

Hi Everyone,

Our granddaughter celebrates graduating from the 5th grade very soon. Here is an invitation I assembled as an example (waiting for acceptance from Gabrielle and her mother). Once they have agreed to a few things, Gabrielle and I will assemble the invites. I really thought they turned out cute.  Gab was born at 30 weeks and weighed less than 3 lbs. I am very proud to tell you she is in the top of her class. The A+ on the invitation, is deserving.  She is a smart little girl....and I'm not saying that because she's ours!!  God has blessed us.

Sunday, April 4, 2010

Happy Easter Everyone!!

Church this morning and two children, one with a spouse and one with a girlfriend, and a grand daughter have been here to have a wonderful meal together. It's been in the high 60's today and sunny. We have had a great weekend. What a blessed day it has been.

Saturday, April 3, 2010

82 Degrees in Vermont!!

What a beautiful day today. 82 degrees!! Lots of yard work done and wash hung out on the line. Records for the weather have been broken. Tomorrow will be in the upper 60's. It will still be great!! It should be a wonderful Easter Day!!

Tuesday, March 30, 2010

Rain but it's looking up

It has been a rainy couple of days, but it's going to be in the 70's on Friday and Saturday. Looking forward to a warm Easter weekend. We don't usually get warm weather for Easter in Vermont.

Sunday, March 21, 2010

Back to Reality!!

We have had such a wonderful March.  We hit 63 on Saturday.  I washed windows and doors and windows were open.  We're back to reality today.  Not too bad, just not in the 60's.  It's going back to seasonal temps this week..30's and 40's.  Spring is just around the corner!!  YIPPEE.

Here are a few cards I have worked on this weekend. 

Sunday, March 7, 2010

First Home Owners!!

I made this card for my daughter's friend.  She had bought her first home!! I really liked the way it turned out.  This was from the Wild Card cartridge.  I am going to try it again and get more fansy.  I thought it was cute.

Sorrowful Card

Unfortunately, I had to make a sympathy card and I tried something different.  I stamped my own background. I have taken the picture with the light in front and behind, but it is still dark.  I need to figure out how to make it lighter.  However, if you look closely you can see my background.  It's a very simple card.

Beautiful Day in Vermont

Oh, wow, we couldn't ask for a better day in Central Vermont!!  Yesterday and today have been about 45 degrees with sun, sun, and more sun.  I have the front door opened and the sun is coming through the storm door and it feels so good!!  My husband is washing our cars and the dogs are loving to be outside.  We can't complain....we have had a great winter.  I'm hoping spring is just around the corner.  In Vermont never know.  We had a Noreaster on April 21 about 5 years ago!!!  I'm just enjoying the day!!! 

Sunday, February 28, 2010

Anniversary Card

This is an anniversary card for my parents who will be celebrating their 52nd wedding anniversary.  I really like that tri-shutter card!!

Loss of a Pet

A friend of ours has lost their dog and this is a card I did over the weekend.  This is a Tri-Shutter card and I learned it from Mary at Cardz TV.  She does a great job.

Birthday Card

This is a birthday card I made for a 2 yr. old.  She had received cowboy boots at Christmas and really loved them.

Wednesday, February 24, 2010

Snow, Snow, and More Snow!!

Well, we finally have snow again.  I guess we have about 2' and it's still coming down.  Plus another storm is coming in right behind this one. I'm sure the ski areas are thrilled!!

Tuesday, February 23, 2010

Finally!! This Blog Might Be Up and Running??

Hi Everyone,

I have worked on this blog off and on each evening for a few nights.  I have slowly learned the inner workings of it.  Well, sort of.  It has been rather difficult and, actually, I have not found it all that user friendly.  However, maybe it's me.  I'm not really computer savvy. 

There are so many wonderful women who have inspired me in my card making. I look forward each day to see what they have created.  I hope to grow more confident in my creations.

We're being dumped on tonight with snow.  We need it!!  There is nothing more beautiful than snow in Vermont!!