Saturday, December 25, 2010

Christmas 2010

Isabella with Antlers

Brandon Family

Margarita, Isabella, and CJ


Isabella with Dora Umbrella

Isabella with PaPa

Margarita with Isabella's Monkey

Tuesday, December 14, 2010

I made these tags for my grandaughter's gifts this year.  This will help her see right away which gifts are hers.  She cried last year when she would pick up a gift and we would say, "no, that is for daddy"

Sunday, December 12, 2010

I am so Grateful
Inspired by:  Maile Belles
Stamp set:  Take Three Winter and Signature Greetings
Paper:  New Leaf, Raspberry Fizz and White
Ink:  Raspberry Fizz and New Leaf
Accessories:  Pink Button, White Lace, Banner Border and Take 3 Dies, Stampin Write Markers (Pixie Pink and Appricot Appeal)

Sunday, December 5, 2010

Wise Men Still Seek Him
Stamp Set:  Madonna and Child and Silent Night
Paper:  White, Blueberry and Blue Designer Paper
Ink:   Black and Smokey Shadow
Accessories:  Blue copic (B41) and Light Camel (E55), Dimensionals and Rhinestone 
Christmas Snowflake #2
Stamp sets:  Holiday Wishes (text), Holiday Tags 2008 and Everyday Treats
Paper:  Kraft and Pink
Ink:  Chocolate Brown and Pink
Accessories:  Brad, Mat Stack Collection I Die Cuts, Circle Punch, Dimensionals and Square Lattice Textured Impression Embossing Plate

Saturday, December 4, 2010

Inspried by:  love5523 at
Stamp sets:  Holiday Wishes (text), Mat Stack 1 Collection, Showfall Additions
Cardstock:  Kraft, Pink and Chocolate Brown
Ink:  Pink and Chocolate Brown
Accessories:  Pink Brad and Textured Lattice Embossing Plate

Sunday, November 28, 2010

Final Version

A Wreath For All Seasons
My final version
I previously posted this card, but decided to use the new Papertrey Banner Die cut for the text
I like this much better

Friday, November 26, 2010

Stamp Set:  Wolf and Unknown Text
Card stock:  Blueberry, Kraft, Chocolate chip and White
Ink:  chocolate Chip
Accessories:  So Saffron Stampin Write (eyes) and Big Shot Square Lattice Textured Embossing Plate
Christmas Tag
Die Cuts for Flower, Leaves and Tag
Ivory Lace, Ivory Button, Ivory Ribbon
Green and Ivory Cardstock as well as red patterned Designer Paper

Saturday, November 13, 2010

Christmas Skates

Inspired by:  Debbie Olson
Stamp Set:  On Ice
Cardstock:  White, Red and Designer Paper
Ink:  Real Red, Black and Smokey Shadow
Accessories:  Grey Copic, Skate Die, Dental Floss and Dimensionals

Saturday, November 6, 2010

One of the Best Movies I have seen in years

This a British film
It is historical, a love story and a long movie
It takes about 4  hours to watch all - a rainy afternoon would be a great time to watch and oh by the way, I needed tissues
Dad holding me as a baby - a treasured photo that my sister in law sent me

Saturday, October 30, 2010

Amish Country - where I lived prior to moving to Alaska (it wouldn't be a vacation home without visiting my old stomping grounds)

Small Amish children riding in back of open backed buggy

Amish children on their walk home from school

An Amish buggy making a right hand turn on a public street (it is amazing that there aren't more injuries as vehicles and a buggy maneuver through traffic)
My sister, Ruth, picking out a pumpking for her mother-in-law
My niece and I with my brother, Walter
Colleen, my brother Walter's wife
My brother Chris and his wife Emily

Fries Family (3 generations)

Dad, Walter and Walter's son Joey

Pennsylvania Vacation Photos

We are worried about my Dad getting very thin, but he is well taken care of and eats like a horse

My sister Ruthie and Dad

Pennsylvania Vacation

I just returned from Pennsylvania Vacation to family.

My sister:  Ruth

My brother:  Walter

My brother Chris

Thank You for your Generosity

A variation of a card in the November 2010 CardMaker magazine by Michelle Woerner on page 58

Stamp Set:  Signature Greetings
Cardstock:  White, Hawaiin Shores and Beautiful Blooms Designer Paper
Ink:  Black
Accessories:  Edge Punch and Hawaiin Shores Saddlestich Ribbon

Cardstock Sizes: 
     White Base (5 1/2 x 4 1/4)
     Vertical Designer Paper (3 3/4 x 2 1/8)
     White Greeting Area before punching bottom edge (4 1/4 x 3 1/8)
     Horizontal Hawaiin Shores (1/4 larger than white greeting area both vertically and horizontally)
     Designer Strip at bottom and top of white greeting cardstock (4 1/4 x 1/2)

Monday, October 11, 2010


This card uses the "Clear Block Shadowing" technique inspired by dostamping's creation at

Stamp Sets:  Carte Postale and Artistic Etchings and text background
Cardstock:  Ocean Tides and Soft Stone
Ink:  Shara Sand, River Rock, Smokey Shadow
Accessories:  Clear Stamp Block, Ocean Tides Ribbon, and Dew Drops

Sunday, October 10, 2010

Saturday, October 2, 2010

Joy to the World

Stamp Set:  Wreath For All Seasons and Signature Christmas
Cardstock:  White, Chocolate Brown and Pure Poppy
Ink:  Brown and Pure Poppy
Accessories:  Square Lattice Impression Plate, White Twine, Pure Poppy Button, Dimensionals

World Card Making Day 2010 Creation

This is a card I made for a splitcoaststampers challenge to bring in the brown and pink up the holidays.

Stamp sets:  Wreath for all Seasons and Signature Christmas (text)
Cardstock:  White, Chocolate Brown, Pink and Pink Polka Dot
Ink:  Chocolate Brown and Pink
Accessories:  Brown Ribbon, Pink Button, White Twine and Dimensionals

Sunday, September 19, 2010

In Bloom September 2010

Stamp Set  In Bloom by Papertrey Ink
Cardstock  Raspberry Fizz, White and In Bloom & Bitty Dot Designer Papers
Ink  Black and Smokey Shadow
Accessories  Square Lattice Big Sot Textured Impression Embossing Folder, Leaf Die Cut, Copics, White Gell Pen & Dimensionals

Joy to the World

Stamp Sets:  2009 Autumn Tags and Signature Christmas (text) - both by Papertrey Ink
Cardstock:  White and 2008 Bitty Box and Bitty Dots Designer Paper
Ink:  Black and Ripe Avocado
Accessories:  Corner Rounder, Scallop Edge Punch, White Satin Ribbon, Red Button and Dimensionals

Thank you for looking. 

Sunday, September 12, 2010

Dasher #2 - Potential 2010 Christmas Card

Stamps:  Dasher and Signature Christmas (text)
Ink:  Dark Chocolate
Cardstock:  Red, White and Chocolate
Accessories:  Red Gingham Ribon, Big Shot Textured Impressions Square Lattice Embossing Mat, Dimensionsal, Real Red Stampin Up Marker and Glossy Accents

Saturday, September 11, 2010

Dasher - Potential 2010 Christmas Card

Stamps: Dasher and Merry and Bright Additions (text)

Paper: White, Chocolate Brown and 2008 Bitty Dot Designer Paper
Ink: Chocolate
Accessories: Corner Rounder, Big Shot Textured Lattice Square Embossing Plate, Brown Button, White Twine and Alpine Ribbon

Monday, September 6, 2010

Hello Friend

Inspired by: k dunbrook at
Stamp Set: Gladiolus (Image) and Embellishments (text)
Cardstock: Pretty in Pink, White and Black
Ink: Smokey shadow and Black
Accessories: 1 1/4 inch square punch, 1 3/8 inch square punch, corner rounder, white satin ribon and pink button

Joy and Wonder Christmas Card

I am thinking of this card for my grandaughter's Christmas card this year It is a vintage image off a post card.

Saturday, August 28, 2010

Grateful Turkey

Inspired by Erin Lincoln's Papertry August Blog submission, which may be seen at
SUPPLIES (All Papertrey Products)
Stamps: Gobble Gobble
Cardstock: Autumn Abundance Designer Paper, Terra Cota, Chocolate and White
Ink: Terra Cotta and Chocolate
Accessories: Gobble Gobble Die cuts, Brown Button, Cotton Twill, Twine, Copics and Circle Impression Plate

Sunday, August 22, 2010

Peace Within

Stamps: Through the Trees
Cardstock: Pure Poppy, White, Avocado and Holiday Vintage Prints collection
Ink: Pure Poppy, True lack, Dark Chocolate and Smokey Shadow
Accessories: Pure Poppy Ribbon and Button, White Perfect Puff and Dimensionals

Saturday, August 21, 2010

Thankful For YOU

Stamp Set: 2009 autumn tags (PTI)
Cardstock: Chocolate Chip, Vintage Cream and Autumn Abundance Designer Paper
Ink: Chocolate Chip
Accessories: Orange Ribbon and Buttons as well as Circle Punches