Thurs March 10th


winter wishes 1

Here is a card with my sq sizzix die that I cut!  I usually cut the paper at 5.5″x either 10.5″ or 11.0″  if you cut it longer you can always adjust but cutting some off.  Always better to error on the cautious side.  I then score at 4.25″ and then flip the card around so that I can place the die edge at approximately 4.25″

sq die

You can see how I cut my die with simple tin snips.  In the background you can see a couple other cards that I made longer.  I always tape the die down so that it doesn’t move!  Any other questions about the dies- just let me know in the comments.

winter wishes 2

Stamps Used:  CC64 KB’s Ear Muff Snowman Small; DD61 Snow Fun Cube; E260 Taste the Snowflakes; AA27 Double Snowflakes

Wed March 9th

Get Well Soon

blankets tissues

Here is a very popular stamp…blankets, tissues, soup and rest… I really should up date the font!

Stamps Used:  G15; B76

Lots of orders right now so very busy in the shop!  Not much time for playing!  I did get my laundry room back in order and the first load of clothes for the year went on the line! Love sheets that have been line dried!

line driedPerfect WI Day!  Little Windy!  Good for Clothes!


Mon April 7th

Just a Note

just a note

just a quick note tonight….

Got a lot done today but so ready for bed tonight!  We were able to get several orders done today and will ship them in the morning (all the while working on stamps for Akron, OH Convention too!) We also sealed the tile counter in the laundry room, then grouted it tonight, and then spray painted the heater grids.  Kevin was able to put all the trim back.  In the morning we should be able to put my washer and dryer back in the laundry room.  Really have missed the washer and dryer!

thanks goodness Karissa has been busy making cards!

Thur April 3rd

Snowman, Winter


so you may wonder why I uploaded a winter card?!!! When I was taking the dog for a walk today there were snowflakes!  I guess we are to get 4-5 inches of snow in the morning!  UGLY!  Gasp this winter will just not let go.  My laundry room is looking amazing though 🙂

Our son came home for the evening!  It was so exciting!  We are all headed up to a funeral of an elderly family friend in the morning.  It just does a Mother good to see her son so happy! So I’m off for some more Mother & Son time!

Wed April 2nd

Friendship, Hello, Thinking of You

rose triple 1

rose triple 2

so I found another triple die!  It so needs to be cut though!  Love it!

We are still working on the laundry room…my husband can do anything but he usually does it really slow!  On the flip side, it is usually done right.  So yesterday we had to go to town and  get  some end pieces for the transition from the laundry room to the hallway.  Since it is a little hike to town (a tank there and a tank back- that’s $8) we decided the tiling looks so good that we would do the mudroom since we already have a big mess.  While there I got this idea to tile the counter in the laundry room.  We had everything updated but the counter and the closet.  So Kevin said “if we are going to do it – let’s do it!” So we came away with everything to tile the counter and ideas for the closet.  This laundry re-do is never going to be done 🙂

Tues April 1st!

Anniversary/Wedding, Friendship, Valentine's Day

piece of cake

Good Morning!  Today’s card also uses yesterdays border stamp in the background!

I can tell you two things for sure about tiling.  I dislike it! It is messy!  Ugh.  We are half done laying tile and should be able to start the grout in the morning.  I will say this:  it looks AWESOME.  I’ll have pictures when all complete.  Glad we are doing one room at a time instead of the entire lower floor.