My grandsons and me

My grandsons and me
Grandsons are wonderful


Wednesday, March 30, 2022

 This is a card I made for a friend's daughter that was getting married.  

This was for my youngest grandson's 8th birthday

A graduation card for one of my grandson's at the time girlfriend

This was for my brother-in-law, Don's birthday

This little cutie is my grandnephew, Asher.  It is a mini album in the shape of a camera that is also a birthday card.  

This is from a class I took.  It is a camera box and inside is a mini album.  They are so very cute.  I have made 6 more since the Disney one that I made in class.  Love this. 

These are just a few of the things that I have made during my hiatus from blogging.  I have learned many things about myself.  One being that I love paper.  There are so many companies out there that make beautiful paper.  There isn't enough time to use all that I currently have but let me tell you I am going to try.

I'mmm Back


It has been so since doing this blog.  I am hoping that I can find time to post paper projects on that I make for you.  I am in love with paper.  I never thought I would be so excited about such an ordinary thing, but I have to say PAPER is not ordinary.  So many beautiful papers are out there, and I just don't want to cut some of it up into pieces.

So, what have I been doing?  Well, I have taken some time for myself.  I have also taken some classes in paper projects.  I will show some photos of those.   I have also been doing a lot of genealogy.  Then there were the family reunions that my sister and I organized for our nieces and nephews and extended families.  Those were fun but the torch has been passed down to the next generation now which frees me up to do other things.  

Although genealogy takes up a lot of time, I intend to continue with a volunteer opportunity, that of co-coordinator of the Technology Special Interest Group (SIG) of the Villages Genealogical Society.  I say co coordinator but at this point I am leading the group alone.  I am hoping that by the time next fall rolls around someone will step up to the plate and help me with the group.  One would think that I am computer savvy, but I am not.  I can turn one on but that is about it.  I am able to do research on genealogy programs that are out there and so that is what we do in the Technology SIG.

Even with that, I am going to start using this blog for my paper things again.  As I said early there is so much beautiful paper out there and so little time.  I do plan to start out slow so look for a post once a week to begin with.  As I get back into the swing of things I will post more often

Sonny's BBQ

Thursday, May 25, 2017

Thursday, May 25, 2017

nothing much happening except I had to have and MRI and then a cortisone shot for my right shoulder leaving pretty much useless in making things.  Today I finally am pain free so no cards this week but next week for sure I will try to make it up to you by posting two on Tuesday and two on Thursday

Friday, May 19, 2017

Friday May 19, 2017

Sorry about missing Thursday.  Today I have wedding cards for you. Two of them. 

Of course they are made with Stampin Up stamps and dies.  The top card is made with Flourishing Phrases and the bottom card is made with the dies for Dragonfly Dreams and stamped with Flourishing Phrases.  I can't decide which one I like the best.   I have been staring at them both and love them both.  The inside sentiment is Good thing you get to bring your best friend along, Congratulations.  Let me know which one you like. 

Tuesday, May 16, 2017

Tuesday, May 16, 2017

I do love making cards. It is a relaxing way to create something wonderful and then you get to share it with others Today I have another birthday card that I sent to my great niece, Kailey.

I made a camera! Diecuts are creative and easy ways to make a card.  Enjoy the card

Thursday, May 11, 2017

Thursday May 11, 2017

Hi everyone, it is Thursday and I have an incredible easy retirement card.  This card was made with

a Stampin Up Bundle called Birthday Blast.  I die cut the star blast and used the stamp set to Celebrate YOU!  On the inside I typed a retirement sentiment on white card stock and cut it to fit the inside.  Easy Peasy.  The Birthday Blast Bundle is quickly becoming a favorite for quick cards.