Thursday, January 30, 2014


So, winter is is in full force, snow and bitter and by bitter I mean below 10* temps.  Thru it all, and thru many, many 50 lb bags of oil sunflower seeds the beautiful birds come and go thru out the day.

In pre-dawn the Cardinals arrive, they are also the last to leave in the waning daylight hours, this year I have counted 13 pairs of them, have Juncos, Tufted Titmice, Blue Jays, White throated Sparrows, a lone Rufous Towhee, Goldfinches, House Finches,

I have shovelled the snow (literally) to get to the feeders as they need refilled each day, keeping in mind I have 10 total feeders various capacities. Here then are a few pics

Sunday, January 19, 2014

Christmas Cards

Additional cards.....Tim Holtz, love love it


Papertrey stamp

Karen's Birthday card 
My first attempt @ the shabby rose..thanks to Gloria Stengel she did a step by step....I love how it turned 
out.... Spellbinders die, Crate Paper patterned paper, Stamp by Papertrey

 Tim Holtz Christmas love it!

Saturday, January 18, 2014

On a snowy day 32 years ago...............

On a snowy January 15 Jessica made her debut...
 each  year it seems we do have snow to help celebrate her birthday.  This year, even 3 days later....we dined at Elsa's on Linden Ave., Dayton.
 Uncle Mac, Kane and "Mom" look on.
 "Sisters III"
 "Denny" and Brad comparing beards
Opening her "prizes"!
 Checkin' out the menu
Proud Mama and Denny

Ck out the wrappin' job!

Our Bradley

Recent card creations

Ready, set of my New Year's thoughts/resolutions...Blog!!!

 Love how this turned out, ran my happy thru sticker machine for adhesive, My Girl by American Crafts Paper, Papertrey  dies(scallop, happy, notched flower)

 I "borrowed" this vellum envelope idea from Melissa Phillips, embossed flourish, butterflies and heart, handmade Rose, on tiny heart paper, Valentine?
Sheet music stamp on vellum, hand cut heart from Papertrey paper, sentiment from Rosie's Roadshow
 Patterned paper by Papertrey, Hearts from stash, (foam die cuts)
 My brand spankin' new My Favorite Things, Pure Innocence , paper pieced dress.  Love it!!

Jessica's Birthday card
 Crate Paper 12 x 12 papers, Rose (Papertrey die) with Tim Holtz center (pinecone die) Spellbinders die, twine from my Walmart ball. Buttons from Papertrey
 Papertrey wreath, gold embossed glitter strip at bottom
 Recognize the stamp? This time from gold metallic paper, alcohol ink....glitter on a strip at bottom
 Papertrey notched flower, paper SU, twine from Walmart...Tim Holtz new (2013) stamp Embossed with UTEE
 This one I did Frilly Flowers, Papertrey, Tim Holtz new Christmas Stamp, love it...I double embossed with Ultra thick UTEE..old SU paper from my stash.
 I love Reindeer Flight, Tim Holtz, I stamped music on a diecut (Jimmy Dean Breakfast boxes are my favorite) Tiny Tag, loop border and Believe stamp from Papertrey, Holly from Sizzix Lamp post die, Juniper from Tim Holtz pinecone die...I love this one too...realistic pinecones and bonus of a flower when you manipulate it!! I embossed a stamped image of Tim Holtz Christmas, Santa
 Thanksgiving and a Thank You
My experiment with Dap spackling paste and Tim Holtz Stencil...more later....

 Get Well/Thinking of You  Papertrey stamps, Paper from my stash

Rosie Posie by Papertrey, dies and stamps

Dies by Papertrey, colored scrunch ribbon with Copics, dry emboss by Cuttlebug folder

 Notched flower by Papertrey, paper edged by die Papertrey as well.
 Antique lace, rhinestone hearts and paper from stash, stamp..Papertrey
My Favorite Things, Pure Innocence, Papertrey dies