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