Friday, December 16, 2016


Hi, Friends!

I'm just popping in quick to share with you some cards I made for birthdays this month.  The above card uses Sugar Pea dies and paper.  I gave this card to my good friend, Dorothy.

Next up is a bday card for my sis...

We got together last weekend to celebrate her bday and Christmas.  I used Paper Sweeties(bow) and SSS stamp/die to make this fun shaker card.  We had a great time celebrating.  Unfortunately, we were missing one sis who had a very busy schedule.  But, hopefully next time we will be all together again.  Here is a photo of us...

Cecilia, Lucretia, Donna, and me

And, for my last card to my friend, Kathy...

Kathy loves cats!  So, I came up with another shaker card.  At one time I thought shaker cards were too difficult to make.  But, now I love making them!  The cats are from SSS.  Sequins are from Paper Sweeties.  

Ok, I need to get back to things around here.  I did lots of baking yesterday and made a couple of deliveries of the goodies this morning.  Now it's clean up time!:-)  Oh, before I more photo...

Our dog, Shadow, who loves the snow!
More snow on the way for tonight.  Shadow
is happy, but I'm!

Ok, that's all for now.  Take care and have a wonderful weekend!



  1. Lovely cards, Maria. I've never tried a shaker card--should put that on my list! Send some of that snow this way. We've only had a coating the other day. Tonight, snow is expected but changing to rain tomorrow.

  2. Maria, all of your cards are festively delightful! :) What a blessing they will forever be to your friends and family. I have missed your cards and am so happy to be back to visiting. :) I love the pictures you included... your posts always make me smile. I love how close your family is.. that is truly an extra special blessing. Thank you for sticking with me while I was away for so long. You are a treasure. Have a beautiful weekend, my lovely friend!

    Hugs and blessings,

  3. All of these cards are gorgeous Maria - I love shakers!

  4. Oh I am loving all of your fun shaker cards!!! I think my favorite is those kitties! And your dog is adorable in the snow! I have a little dog and she hates rain and snow!

  5. Maria this is such a fun post to see and read. I love your cards; both are lovely! And a fab photo of you and your sisters. We are lucky to have no snow; I hate the slippery roads. Although the view is always specatacular when eveything is covered in snow.
    Stay warm; hugs!

  6. What wonderful cards, Maria! Each one is vibrant and fun. I agree, shakers aren't intimidating anymore. So fun to see you with your sisters and your pup in the snow. I think we got more than a foot of snow this weekend!

  7. Beautiful family photo Maria! How fun! Love all your shaker cards! Hope you and your family have a Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!

  8. These are just awesome maria!!! I hope you and your family have a very merry Christmas and happy new year!!! Big hugs !!

  9. Such a cute picture of Shadow--funny how so many dogs love snow! You are the queen of shakers, Maria--so much fun! I know the recipients were thrilled--love every one of them! What a fabulous picture of you beautiful gals! Merry, Merry Christmas, Maria!

  10. I love your shakers! They look so beautifully made and are very special to receive.

  11. What a fun post, Maria! And how nice to see such fabulous non-Christmas cards!! Thank you for sharing the photo of you beautiful ladies and, of course, Shadow enjoying the snow!! Wishing you a Happy Christmas and blessed New Year!! Holiday Hugs, Darnell

  12. Awww, I love seeing photos of you with your sweet sisters, and little Shadow is just the cutest thing ever! Sounds like you have had lots to celebrate this month. LOVE your shaker cards! They are all so fun and so pretty! <3
    Merry Christmas to you and your family, Maria!

  13. Super cute cards! LOVE the shaker elements! Such great color all around!