Sunday, January 31, 2010

A Fairy Nice Birthday Card

Hi friends.  Today's card is for the Flutterby Wednesday Challenge.  A big thank you to my friend, Jennifer, for this darling fairy image that I used on the card.  She was so much fun to color.

I added Stickles to the heart on the cupcake and the fairy's hat.  I painted the fairy's wings with Shimmerz.  of course, the cupcakes had to be chocolate. :)

We've been having another visitor, besides my mom, and this one isn't nearly as welcome, although he sure is cute.  A raccoon has been coming up on our back porch every night and eating out of our squirrel-proof bird feeder.  Obviously the feeder isn't raccoon-proof. :) Our little dog chased the coon up a tree several times when we didn't know the coon was out in the yard.  Now she thinks she a big, ol' tough, coon dog and drives me crazy wanting out every evening to get at that coon. :)  This photo was taken at night, through the window, but you can still see the little rascal quite well.

  • My visit with a new Dr. went very well.
  • Living in a place where I can enjoy nature.
  • We received some big, juicy apples - yum!
Have an awesome day!!!

Inky hugs!

Thursday, January 28, 2010


Hello everyone.  Wow! So much time has passed since I last posted.  I've been battling Trigeminal Neuralgia for weeks now and that has really set me back.  The really wonderful thing that is going on is that my mom is here for a 2 1/2 month visit!!!  I'm soaking up every minute with her that I can, because I only get to see her every couple of years. There's no one that can take the place of your mom.

Today's card is another one of my Florida/beach cards that I love to make.  We have tons of these little lizards around and once in awhile "in" our home, so this stamp seemed like it was made just for me.
In this close up view you can see that I used real sand on the card and Crystal Lacquer on the lizard's sunglass lenses.

Today's card is for a 13 year old girl named Amber.  Amber is seriously ill and loves to receive mail.  Please pray for Amber and her family and send a card if you can.

Amber Dougherty
c/o Tony and April Sharer
2766 Bald Eagle Pike
Tyrone, PA 16686
Here's a a bit more about Amber from her facebook group:

Amber Dougherty is a 13 year old from Tyrone, PA and is suffering from Severe Intractable Epilepsy, with a sadly grim prognosis. According to an email sent by a family member, the doctors don't expect for her to be with us next Christmas. Since Amber likes to receive mail, her family is organizing a card drive so that Amber can get mail from all over. She also has a more informative webpage at Her case is labeled damo56. 
Photo is from Jan 21

Join their Facebook Group if you'd like more info on Amber's progress, or would like to donate to help the family financially.
  • Time with my mom.
  • Happy mail.
  • My family has been terrific about helping while I've been in such pain.
  • My daughter's friend had a safe trip here today.
Have a fabulous day!!!

Inky hugs!

Wednesday, January 6, 2010

Bronson and Beaker

I got sidetracked and didn't finish showing all of my Christmas cards before the new year, so I still have a few more to show.   This card is made with an adorable digital image from Pollycraft called "Bronson and Beaker Star".  Be sure and visit the Tales from Pollycraft blog too.  There are great challenges and free digital images there.  My photos were taken at night so they aren't the best, but they're all I have.

I forgot to tell you that we got up too early for the dogs on Christmas. :)  They weren't even interested in their gifts, because they were too tired.  Later, after a long nap, they both were like different dogs and were all excited about their new toys and treats. Here's my sleepy grand dog before his nap.
  • Loving family and friends.
  • Lydia has been making supper lately.
  • The most special husband there is.
Wherever you are located, I pray that you are keeping warm enough.  It seems it's very cold everywhere right now.

Inky hugs!

Friday, January 1, 2010

It's Red Friday!

Happy New Year!!!  I wish you all many blessing in the coming year.

Today is Red Friday, which I set aside here on my blog to remind us all to remember our troops.  One of the things that I like to do for our deployed troops is to make cards to send to them.  I send my cards through Operation Write Home.  I send cards to the troops themselves and also cards for them to send home to their families and friends.  They can't exactly run down to their local Hallmark to buy a card, you know. :)  We'd love to have you join us in sending handmade cards to the troops through Operation Write Home.  Check out their site here for more info.

Today's card is a Valentine for the troops to send home.  I made my card with the adorable "Fancy Surprise" image from Paper Cupcakes.  This is an image that Nina gave away free during her recent blog hop.  This card is for the Something Sparkling Challenge on Nina's blog, There's Magic in the Air with Paper Cupcakes.  For the challenge we needed to use a Paper Cupcake image and have sparkling stuff on our cards in honor of the new year. I used a sparkly Micca card, glittery dp, lots of rhinestones, and Shimmerz Blingz for my cupcake frosting.

Here's a close up of the sweet image. :)

I was so thrilled to be one of the prize winners from the recent recipe blog hop that There's Magic in the Air had for the grand opening of Paper Cupcakes.  I won the darling "Owls on Candy Cane" digital image.  You can see it here.  Thanks so very much, Nina.

  • A super, nice visit from my dad and stepmom.
  • Wonderful fellowship with our church family last night.
  • Lots of happy mail.
Have a terrific day!!!

Inky hugs!