Category Archives: Pets

What I Did on My Summer Vacation!

By | August 30, 2017

Oh, my goodness, Dear Readers, when my computer broke down in the middle of July I never thought it would take me six weeks to get back on here and post again! But a lot has happened, so let’s get right to it with a throwback to those old school essays that we used to… Read More »

Stamping on the East Coast

By | October 11, 2016

“The funny thing is, the moment I am in one country, I am homesick for the other.” from Grandfather’s Journey by Allen Say I’ve been on vacation, but I’m back in California now! Just like Allen Say’s grandfather, who grew up in Japan and immigrated to San Francisco as a young man, I feel like… Read More »

Rabbit Redux

By | October 1, 2016

Ok, just kidding – this has nothing to do with the John Updike novel, I just decided to bring back my “Rabbit, Rabbit” card from last fall because I revamped it to give to my sister-in-law Mindy of Burlington, Vermont for her October 1st birthday today!   Unfortunately, I won’t be able to direct you… Read More »

The Clearance Rack Greatest Hits

By | September 14, 2016

Forgive me if you’ve seen some of these already, but sometimes you just have to bring back an oldie but a goodie! Our Clearance Rack has been rather modest for the past couple of months but yesterday morning Stampin’ Up! surprised us by stocking the shelves with over 100 sale items (113 to be exact,… Read More »

Stop Everything and Make a Card!

By | August 5, 2016

When it comes to a birthday, a graduation, a wedding, or even a baby, you know you’ve got some time to plan ahead and make a card, right? But often, that’s not the case with a Get Well card – sometimes you have to set everything else aside and get to work on that card,… Read More »

Have Llama, Will Travel!

By | July 21, 2016

Well that was a trip! I’ve been trying to move my wordpress.com blog to a new location on the web for a couple of months now, and then all of a sudden – zip! Here I am, at my new address, faced with a blank blog template to fill with words, pictures and colors, just… Read More »

Kitty Cats and Cards Don’t Mix!

By | July 1, 2016

Ok, I am finally ready to tell this story; it isn’t pretty, but Real Life is messy, as I’m sure anyone who has ever had a dog, a cat or a small child will understand! I mentioned at the beginning of June that I had attended a Stampin’ Up! demonstrator’s event where we met together… Read More »

Teenage Cat Lovers

By | November 15, 2015

When my husband and I first started teaching the 5- and 6-year-olds at church eight years ago, little did we know that we would start a relationship with a couple of twin sisters that would blossom into a great friendship that has endured as the girls have grown. Maybe it was because they found out… Read More »

Rabbit, Rabbit!

By | November 1, 2015

Happy November 1st! Products used in my Rabbit, Rabbit card, some from the Holiday Catalog: Thankful Forest Friends Clear-Mount Stamp Set – 139723 Price: $18.00 Alphabet Rotary Stamp – 133769 Price: $15.00 Rich Razzleberry 8-1/2″ X 11″ Cardstock – 115316 Price: $7.00 Whisper White 8-1/2″ X 11″ Cardstock – 100730 Price: $8.50 Mossy Meadow 8-1/2″… Read More »

Black Cat by Moonlight

By | October 31, 2015

This is a true Halloween tale that is worth telling because it includes fang-like teeth, razor-sharp claws and… blood! Eddie belonged to my husband first, and before we got married, whenever I went over to visit, things seemed OK. Eddie did appear to be somewhat wild, kind of high-strung in his play habits, but he… Read More »

Paper Pumpkin Wickedly Sweet Treats

By | October 24, 2015

It’s been an eventful week; teaching school and getting everything out of the master bathroom so that it could be completely demolished on Friday – yes, we are finally getting our bedroom and bathroom remodeling started! Everything went as planned except for one thing: Miss Egypt Egypt – whose middle name ought to be Mischief!… Read More »

More Stamping Fun With The Ladies

By | September 20, 2015

The Hostess Stamp Group came over yesterday, and Ziggy was in attendance again, greeting the ladies at the door, rolling over for a belly rub, and finally crawling into the empty Stampin’ Up! box for a snooze: The rest of us, however, were busy with our projects; one of which was the Christmas Window card… Read More »

The Intersection of Past and Present in Art

By | September 17, 2015

My friend Moana from the Studio824 blog just posted a lovely card that I want to share with you: You can read her entire post here about how she made it: https://studio824.wordpress.com/2015/09/16/a-whole-lot-of-lovely-2/ I told her that when I saw the card, it reminded me of a happy moment from my childhood; in this case it… Read More »