Tag Archives: Husband

She Loves You

By | October 9, 2016

It’s John Lennon’s birthday, and although I’ve never done a “Happy Birthday” post for him or any of the Beatles before, Beatles’ lyrics often inspire my work. Usually it is personal artwork rather than business-oriented cards that tend to show up with the Beatles’ words on them, especially for my husband, so today I thought… 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 »

Sisterly Love

By | November 13, 2015

Now that we’re back from our vacation, I’ve had a chance to take some pictures of the handcrafted cards that have come our way in the past week. These cards were made for Reggie by his sisters, Kathy and Sherry, and one of our sisters-in-law, Mindy, who all live in Vermont. Kathy’s card in bright… Read More »

The Fifth of November

By | November 5, 2015

While my friends in the UK celebrate Guy Fawkes Night and the foiling of the Gunpowder Plot, in the Degree house we are celebrating Reggie’s birthday! I think my husband likes that he was born on this day, though, because of the fact that John Lennon added the line, “Remember the Fifth of November” as… 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 »

Each Life That Touches Ours For Good – The Craftsman

By | October 17, 2015

When such a friend from us departs, we hold forever in our hearts a sweet and hallowed memory…. Hymn # 293 Ten years ago today Norman died of a brain tumor, at the age of 52. He was my husband for 25 years, and the father of my children. There are a lot of things… Read More »

As Sweet As Honey to the Bee

By | October 15, 2015

“Every saint has a bee in his halo.” – Elbert Hubbard One thing I love about making cards, as I’m sure all card makers do, is the ability to design something special to the occasion and for the recipient that could never be found on the rack in a store. For example, when my husband… Read More »

Happy Birthday, Papa Bear!

By | September 26, 2015

It’s September 26th and my father-in-law, Harold Degree of Colchester, Vermont, is celebrating his 82nd birthday! Since Harold lives in Northern New England and the temperatures are finally cooling down, the fall colors are starting to appear and I like to make my birthday cards reflect the change of seasons. I told my friends in… Read More »

Cards for Kids

By | September 19, 2015

Although my husband and I don’t have any grandchildren, we have kids who are special to us, and making cards geared to their unique interests is a good idea for birthdays or other occasions: One of our little friends, Elise, is turning 8 years old today, and since she had a “Hello, Kitty” birthday party… Read More »

Ephemera – The Transitory Transformed Into Treasures

By | July 3, 2015

My tastes are simple and I can be happy with common things. Like paper for example. It’s my favorite stuff in the universe! I have a lot of it (card stock, books, magazines, etc.) I also have lots of cool, saved up stuff that someone else might have thrown away (old tickets, labels, tags, interesting-looking… Read More »

Weekly Deals, Tuesday, May 12th – May 18th, 2015

By | May 12, 2015

A nice selection of products on sale for 25% this week! My particular recommendation would be the ribbon; I love working with the Seam Binding Ribbon on my projects, and the Gold Satin Ribbon is so soft and silky, it give a classic touch to everything, such as on this card I made for my… Read More »

It’s Never Too Late For a Card…

By | May 1, 2015

Reggie and I celebrated our wedding anniversary on April 18th, and my sister Karla was out of town working at the time. She meant to send a card, but got a little behind, so today I got a nice surprise; this whimsical hand-made card came in the mail from her: Karla is not a stamper,… Read More »