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Playful Alphabet Dies by Stampin' Up!


EXTRA SPECIAL post!! I just finished this flannel rag strip quilt for my second granddaughter, Carly Rose, due in the next 2 weeks! It was sooo fun to make!! Of course I had to create a coordinating card for my treasured gift!! Can't wait to meet precious Carly!!



For this card, I used the same colors from the quilt, cut in strips like the quilt. They were a little too bright so I softened them with a sheet of VELLUM. The letters are Playful Alphabet Dies #152706, popped up with Foam Adhesive Sheets #152815.



This is the quilt and coordinating card I made 4 years ago for #1 Granddaughter, sweet Lily! The nursery theme was "You are my Sunshine."




Maxie Boy wanted in on the photo shoot, too! He posed so nicely!!

My next post is a VIDEO using the versatile Playful Alphabet Dies!! Don't miss it!

Happy Tails Bundle


Calling all dog lovers!! Happy Tails Bundle with punch #150631 is ADORABLE!! You can create many different breeds. To make this dog look like my Maxie, I elongated the ear by using the largest "spot" in the images. Here is our Maxie-


He is definitely Cajun Craze color!


I stamped the dog house on Wood Textures 6X6" Designer Series Paper #144177. If you love dogs, this bundle is for YOU!!

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Stamparatus in the Round


Dorothy Chabot, my friend and Stamp Club member, sent me this "TOO-CUTE-FOR-WORDS" card!! It's extra special because we have a Cavalier King Charles Spaniel in our family, Maxie!! Here is Maxie for comparison-

Dec. bath 2015 2

Dorothy used her new Stamparatus, advanced positioning tool, to stamp the doggies in a circle! She did an OUTSTANDING job of making a perfectly specific card for ME!! LOVE IT DOROTHY!! Part of the JOY of stamping is personalizing our cards to connect with the receiver!


This sweet pooch is from Bella & Friends Stamp Set #141870. The Stamparatus will be available June 1, 2018 in the NEW 2018-19 Annual Catalog. Here is a link to make a template to use with the Stamparatus to stamp in a "circle!" Ruth with ArtfulStampin'

Make a Card, Send a Card - TODAY!

Christmas Thoughts

To all my friends, I sincerely wish you a joyous Christmas and hope you can share it with your loved ones! If you are alone this holiday, reach out to someone who is also alone and share the season!


My hubby and I are waiting for our family to arrive! It's the best present and the only one I wanted - family together!! Our only grandchild, Lily, will entertain us! She is 20 months and our family's true joy! We are blessed.


Chr. bath 2017


Maxie is all bathed and ready for Christmas!

Quilt Card


Have you heard? I'm going to be a GRANDMA for FIRST time!! I made this Rag Quilt for my daughter's baby nursery. The nursery theme is Black, White and a pop of bright yellow...clouds, raindrops and YOU ARE MY SUNSHINE!! The quilt is done and ready for the baby shower. MAX loves it!!


MAX wants you to see a close up of the coordinating quilt card I made with my 1" square punch! PERFECT!! Stampers have a special opportunity to create a greeting card to perfectly pair with gifts!! Such FUN!!!!

Dog Bandanna

Bandana by Mom

Max has a new bandanna! Isn't he handsome! I made his scarf in just 15 minutes.


Tying a full bandanna around Max's neck was too bulky. I did a quick google search and found some of the Doggie Bandannas are attached to the dog collar.


I made a simple 1-3/4" casing to slide his collar thru. It works very well! Now he needs Holiday designs!


What's Max doing?

In pool first time

Max is our 5 year old Cavalier King Charles Spaniel. Max was NOT elated with his first time in the pool! We had him sit on the top step for 10 minutes in the warm water. We want him to learn where the steps are located and that's how to get out of the pool. Two minutes after he got out, Max was back on "lizard patrol!" He doesn't eat lizards, but can't resist catching them. Currently we have dwindling numbers of "dumb" baby lizards.


Max loves to nap in my stamping office! He ALWAYS make a nice "pillow" with his blanket! He is a very good boy. We enjoy him so much!

My Digital Studio


I'm very sorry to see Stampin' Up!'s "My Digital Studio" come to an end on May 31, 2015. I just made cute little 5 X 5" photobooks of our new adopted Cavalier King Charles Spaniel, Max. These will be gifts for family members.


The Stampin' Up! 12 X 12" Designer Series Paper STACKS make great gift wrap for small items like my photobooks!


A sad "Goodbye" to My Digital Studio.

Our new addition, MAX

Coming home Mar.28, 2015

I'm thrilled to announce the new addition to our home, Lord Maximus Aurelius, aka MAX! He is a four year old Cavalier King Charles Spaniel and a real charmer! He's on the small side of the breed at just 10 pounds.

First brft out mar. 29, 2015

He's taken a real shine to my hubby, Dean! What a thrill! Retirement is a wonderful time to have a pet.


Max LOVES walks! Here he is camouflaged in the leaves! We are off on new adventures!