This blog is dedicated to stamping, tips, musings, and whatever I want to post. I want my cards to make you smile. You may copy, post, pin, anything you want. To me this is a sharing hobby.

Tuesday, September 30, 2014

Monday, September 29, 2014

Memory Box Sparkling Autumn

Click on photo to enlarge and see the sparkle.

Saturday, September 27, 2014

Happy Trails

Sunday, September 21, 2014

In the Pink

Thursday, September 18, 2014

Item #3 That I Will Never Part With

Yep, a simple stylus. I have not been without at least 3 in varying sizes for 30 years. I first discovered these when carving wood and doing tole painting.
They are great for:

1-Making dots.
3-Poking out little pieces from dies.
4-Making a little hole.
5-Picking things up (wrap a glue dot around the tip).
6-Tracing through cardstock.
7-Using on a scoreboard (I don't use the bone folders at all for this).
8-Opening the tip of Crystal Effects.
9-Jewelry making.
10-Lifting small lids.

Monday, September 15, 2014

Stamping Item #2 That I Will Never Part With

Best labelmaker ever. Lots of fonts and perfectly printed waterproof labels for organizing, personalizing, and even for sentiments on cards and labels on photos.

Sunday, September 14, 2014

Stamping Item #1 That I Will Never Part With

I am greatly reducing my stamps and stamping supplies, not to reduce my stamping time, but to make it easier to find things, and to really use everything I have.

As I do this, I am finding items I will never, ever part with. This cheap little punch that I paid about $3 for is the first on my list.

This can be a flame for a candle, a leaf for a flower, a raindrop, a flower petal, and a number of other things. I have had this punch almost since I first started stamping and it has been used over and over for so many things.

Friday, September 12, 2014


Wednesday, September 10, 2014


Sunday, September 7, 2014

Saturday, September 6, 2014


Tuesday, September 2, 2014

Holly Yashi Earrings I Got in Seattle on My Trip

No More Patience

“I no longer have patience for certain things, not because I’ve become arrogant, but simply because I reached a point in my life where I do not want to waste more time with what displeases me or hurts me. I have no patience for cynicism, excessive criticism and demands of any nature. I lost the will to please those who do not like me, to love those who do not love me and to smile at those who do not want to smile at me. I no longer spend a single minute on those who lie or want to manipulate. I decided not to coexist anymore with pretense, hypocrisy, dishonesty and cheap praise. I do not tolerate selective erudition nor academic arrogance. I do not adjust either to popular gossiping. I hate conflict and comparisons. I believe in a world of opposites and that’s why I avoid people with rigid and inflexible personalities. In friendship I dislike the lack of loyalty and betrayal. I do not get along with those who do not know how to give a compliment or a word of encouragement. Exaggerations bore me and I have difficulty accepting those who do not like animals. And on top of everything I have no patience for anyone who does not deserve my patience.” _ Meryl Streep