Sunday, August 17, 2014


It has been a long time . . . yet again . . . since I posted here on my blog! For some reason, I just get busy and think . . . oh, I will do that later . . . and as we all know, sometimes later does not come!  So, my new plan, and one I think I can accomplish with ease, is to work on my blog on a daily basis and upload it weekly. I realize I do more in a week than I realize and when I finally sit down to write a post, it covers way tooooooo long a period of time! So, from here on out, it will be more current!

I have been making cards. I am enjoying it and below are some of the cards I made this past couple of weeks. :-)

This card is special to me because I made it for my sister's birthday.
My friend Tiffany is from the south and she suggested that I add a wreath to the door.
 She said it is a custom to put a wreath on the door in all seasons.
I took her suggestion, and I really like how it came out!
Thanks Tiffany . . . and Happy Birthday, Louise!

This is the first card I attempted with a screen door.
I was very lucky to find the paper I used for it in a six-inch paper stack that I had on hand.  

This is how the front of the card looks when the screen door swings open! 
The greeting is on the inside of the card. 

This card has a swinging screen door, too.
I think it needs a wreath, for sure!

I switched gears a bit and made some baby cards.
I love shaker cards . . . and I love sequins. . . so this is a perfect match for my card.
Look closely. I found some really cute shapes to put inside  . . . a baby carriage, a teddy bear,
a rattle, little feet, a baby bottle, . . .and a few other cute little things.
I cut the letters out with one of my dies.

Another shaker card.
I punched some butterfly shapes with one of my little punches and added the sequins.
I cut the letters out with one of my dies and I glittered them up!

Lovers always need cards to send to their sweetheart.
I cut some star shapes with one of my punches and added sequins. 

We all know someone who just can't have enough shoes!
This card says it all!  
I added glitter to the shoe but it does not show up well in the photo!
I embossed the background paper and I dyed the letters with some of my alcohol pens
 to get the right shade of blue to go with the paper.

Back to some more baby cards!
I used a stamp to get the banner shape.
 I glittered it up and layered it and added little stars at the
ends that I punched with one of my little punches.
I cut the letters out with one of my dies. 

I kept this one a bit more simple and added just the pretty silver and teal sequins to the window. 

 Another baby card . . . and this one has some little sparkles of tiny glitter added to the window.

A card that would be nice to send to someone in the service. 

I am continuing to make cards every day. I like to get into my studio in the morning to work on them and then again in the evening. In between making cards, I am working diligently on my quilts that I have entered in the Museum Quilt Guild quilt show that will be held in October. I attended our August meeting yesterday and enjoyed seeing many of my quilting friends and the enthusiasm for the show and for each other's work was contagious. I came home with a feeling of exhilaration! I have A LOT of finishing work to do on my entries . . . all SEVEN of them! You may see a glimpse of them here from time to time.
In the meanwhile, mark your calendars for the show.
Find details here:

That is it for now . . . It is a lovely day here in Western New York and we are heading out to enjoy a ride in the country. It is hard to believe that August is more than half over! The days and nights are getting cooler and we are already seeing some fall colors in the foliage.

Until we meet again, may God hold you in the hollow of His hand.


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