A site for my handmade cards, accompanied by my photos and written meanderings which are occasionally witty, often tongue-in-cheek, and rarely profound. Beginning in June 2013, you'll also see lots of NBUS, which is an acronym I coined for Never-Before-Used-Schtuff. Note: my Privacy Policy can be found at a tab below and you can find my NBUS Challenge online. I hope you'll join in the fun there! Thanks for coming by! Have a beverage and enjoy!

October 28, 2011


This layout can be created using any similar sentiment stamp.  It's timeless and can be given to everyone on your list.


October 26, 2011

Thanksgiving Tree

These cards are from the Stampin' Up! "Branch Out" set.  I love how the tree can be used for virtually any sentiment.  I put these cards on SCS today here.  It amazes me how many wonderful card crafters are out there, especially given postage costs and the fact that few people send "real" cards any more.  We are hold-outs and it's great to have a resource to give us inspiration and motivation.  So much to enjoy every single day! 

What's On Your Workdesk? Wednesday 125

It's a little nippy this morning which makes working on Christmas cards easier.  I always find it challenging, as a card maker, to have Halloween and Thanksgiving and Christmas on top of each other.  Another instance of "Why Couldn't I Have Been In Charge Of That?!"

What's On Your Workdesk? Wednesday 125

October 23, 2011

Christmas cards 2002-2010

Almost forgot about these cards.  If you'd like to take a look, you can get to them here


October 22, 2011

October 20, 2011

Archives 2010 Cards (176)

You can take a look at my 2010 cards here.  I think there might be a few duplicates; sorry about that.  I will try and get back into Smugmug soon and weed them out.


Archives - 2009 Cards (117)

You can access my 2009 cards here.


Archives - 2008 Cards (200)

You can see my cards from 2008 (including a few Christmas cards) here.


October 19, 2011

Archives - Published Volume I of my cards

I heard about Blurb in 2008 and decided to publish my first volume of handmade cards:

Since it's coming up on another five years in 2012, publishing Volume II is on my list of things to do next year.  Check out Blurb (or one of the other similar websites) if you're interested in doing the same thing - it's really neat to have your cards all together in your own fancy-smancy book and it wasn't that expensive!


Archives - 2007 Cards (265)

You can find a link to my 2007 cards here.


October 18, 2011

Archives - 2002 to 2006 Cards (875)

I've got a Smugmug account for my scanned cards from the early days 2002-2006.  To make viewing less overwhelming in terms of the number of images, I have categorized them (roughly) by year.  You can get to 2002 here.  You can get to 2003 here.  You can get to 2004 here.  You can get to 2005 here.  And, finally, you can get to 2006 here.  If you have any problems with the links, please let me know.