Monday, October 24, 2022


Hi, Friends!

We are having lovely fall weather.  The sun is shining with temps in the 70's and farmers are busy harvesting their crops.  I don't have a fall card to share with you today for I jumped ahead to Christmas.  I received the MFT dove die and peace die sentiment recently and couldn't wait to make a card!  I'm sure I'll be making several of these to send out for Christmas!  The background paper I used is from Simple Stories.  

Also, we recently went to one of our favorite walking places where we grew up and my son took some family photos.  It was a gorgeous fall day and we enjoyed the beautiful scenery!

Just one more photo showing the farmer harvesting soy beans behind our house...

Behind the soy beans is corn, which I'm sure they will harvest soon.

Ok, that's all for now.  It's time to get out and enjoy this lovely fall weather!  Thanks so much for taking the time to drop by.  Take care!


Friday, October 14, 2022

Happy Birthday!

Happy Fall!

It's a beautiful fall day.  Very windy, but the sun is shining!  The tree colors are starting to turn and there are many beautiful ones with lovely color!  The above card is for a friend who has a birthday next month.  

I stamped the new fall image from Newton's Nook onto cream colored card stock.  The images were colored with copics.  The sentiments are from Simon Says.  Dots to the centers of the sunflowers and twine were added to finish the card. I'm entering this card over at  NBUS.

As stated above, I mentioned beautiful fall colors.  The photo below is a neighbor's tree, so pretty!

Ok, back to cleaning the house.  I'd much rather be crafting, but I know I'll be able to do that soon.  

Oops, I'd like to share one more photo.  It's not a lovely one I assure you.  We had a naughty dog yesterday evening.  We came back home after having dinner at a friend's house and saw quite a mess.  We got the new trash can awhile ago thinking that there was no way that Sheila would be able to get into it or knock it down.  Well, knock it down she did and what a mess!  I do have to say that she was unhappy that we left the house a couple times yesterday, so I believe it was her way of saying ...."You've been gone too long." Thank goodness that there wasn't anything in the trash that harmed her.  She is really something, but we love her!

Please disregard the "bless" sign.  We
did not feel blessed when we saw the 
mess, lol!

Sheila being an angel today!

Ok, that's all for now!  Thanks so much for dropping by!  Take care and have a wonderful weekend!


Tuesday, October 4, 2022


Hi, there!

I hope you are doing well on this fine Tuesday evening!  It was a nice fall day that got up to about 68 degrees.  Tomorrow will be even better in the 70's.  

I'd like to share a card that I made for my hair stylist.  She and her husband have many bee hives and sell honey.  So, of course, I wanted to include a sweet little bee on her card.  

For her card, I started with a white card base and used a PTI stencil for the background.  The stamps and images are from Concord & 9th.  I sponged some orange ink on the large flower petals for interest and added color with a copic marker on the small flower.

We enjoyed a camping trip to Maumee Bay State Park last week.  It is a lovely area with many deer.  While we were out walking on on the board walk, we saw this little guy as seen below.  He didn't seem bothered by us at all and continued to eat while we were taking in the beautiful nature.  

We may be done camping for the season.  The weatherman says that frost is in the forecast over the weekend....brrr.  I'm not ready for cold weather...are you?

The apple festival is this weekend here in town.  It's that time of year for apples and pumpkins.  I'm looking forward to some festival food, especially the yummy hot apple dumplings with ice cream.  Thanks so much for taking the time to drop by!  Take care and have a wonderful week!  Hugs!