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!

December 24, 2011

Happy Holiday Hug

This little guy says it all, doesn't he?  May his "merriness" be felt world-wide!


December 19, 2011

Burst of Watercolor

This is my first attempt at watercoloring a stamped image.  I sent it off to my stampin' buddy, Donna.  I liked the process and hope to try my hand at more of it next year.  I liked it so much, it looks like I didn't know when enough was enough!  This arrangement could use a stylist and a barber!


December 14, 2011

OLW73 "Peace"

My One Layer Wednesday idea of a "peaceful" card.  I'm most at peace in my garden which I hope is clear in this card!  The rules for this challenge can be found here on "Simplicity." 

The tiny flowers (HAD to add them!) and paper are from K & Co.  The stamp is from Rubber Stampede.  You can't see it in the picture but the hat is outlined with a Stardust clear pen, like it's reflecting the sun!


December 13, 2011

Perpetual Birthday Calendars

Great gift idea!  Click on the tab above entitled "Calendars" to see some ideas for the Stampin' Up! perpetual birthday calendar template.  More ideas can be found here on my Smugmug site.


December 11, 2011

Christmas Stars

Another clean and simple card.  You could use this idea for the 4th of July, as well, just by changing the colors.


December 10, 2011

HUGE Give-away!

I learned from Simplicity that Carly Robertson at The Simple Things is having a huge give-away today!  Hop on over and check it out!!

December 9, 2011

Christmas With Penny Black

Here are a couple of clean and simple cards using Penny Black stickers.


December 1, 2011

Baby O Baby

Here are a couple of cute baby cards in non-traditional colors.