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Saturday, November 25, 2017


Hello, friends!

I REALLY love any form!  And living here in Lincoln I have seen more butterflies the past few weeks than ever before in my life.  Apparently, we are on the migration path and they visit us by the hundreds!  The dies I used for this beautiful card were Poppy Stamps Elsa Butterfly Branch and Joy Crafts Butterfly Oval.

The first card is a birthday card and I love the way the die embossed the butterflies and they can come off the card & look like they are flying!


Friday, November 24, 2017

QKR Stampede Challenge-Anything Goes!

Hello, friends!

It's Friday again & time for another QKR Stampede Challenge.  The theme this week is "Anything Goes" which leaves you wide open to choose anything your heart desires!  This theme is always a favorte! And since I needed more guy birthday cards, I chose digi # 20205-Old Car for my card. I used Lawn Fawn Large & Small Stitched Oval Stackables & Memory Box Gearworks Border. The sentiment is an old one that only says RIV1322G You're a classic on the side.

I know you probably don't think of QKR Stampede for images like this one, but you would be surprised at some of the cool things they have.  If you haven't shopped there before, you need to check it out.

Doesn't this just make the perfect guy card?  Old car, gears and plaid paper! That about says it all.

Get out your favorite stamps and see what you can make!


Thursday, November 23, 2017


Happy Thanksgiving, everyone!

I hope you are all ready for a day of overeating and spending time with those you love.  I plan to do both!  I will go to my daughter's for dinner and am taking a recipe I found on Facebook, of all places. Both she & my grandson, Josh ADORE pumpkin anything so this sounded like the perfect desert.  I just finished making it & sampled all the layers, of course.  It's unbelievable!!  I will include it here for anyone who loves pumpkin.



2 rows of Golden Oreos + 2 rows of Pumpkin Oreos (or crushed gingersnaps)
8 TB unsalted butter, melted
1 8 oz PHILADELPHIA Cream Cheese (softened)
1/2 cup butter
 1 cup powdered sugar
1 large container cool whip (16 oz) divided
2- 3.4 oz. packages of pumpkin instant pudding
3 cups milk
white chocolate bar (to make curls)


1.  Begin by crushing your Oreos. For a very fine mixture, place in your food processor. Place in a ziploc baggie & add melted butter. Mix until it is well coated.
2.  Press into the bottom of a 9 X 13 pan spreading out to cover the entire bottom of the pan.
3. In a medium bowl, blend cream cheese, butter, powdered sugar and 1/2 of the cool whip. Blend well & pour over your Oreo crust.
4. In another bowl, make your pudding by adding your milk to the bowl & instant pudding. Whisk together until pudding thickens. Pour over the cream cheese layer. Refrigerate for at least 5 minutes.
5. Top off with  the rest of your cool whip.  Add white chocolate shavings.
6. Refrigerate at least 1 hour before serving.  ENJOY!

I discovered that Target is the only place I found the pumpkin oreos & they only carry them around Halloween.  You may have to use gingersnaps if you can't find them.

When I count my blessings, I count all the wonderful friends I have met over the years because of this blog.  You are the most wonderful, caring people in the world & I treasure each & every one of you!


With Sympathy

Hello, friends!

A final "bird" card and then I'm off to butterflies!  Ha ha  I seem to have a thing right now for flying critters! The dies I used were Joy Crafts Vintage Flourishes Birds and Precious Marieke Winter Wonderland.

I love the oval on this card & it really sets off the birds.  I don't know about you, but I am THRILLED to be getting away from bird cards tomorrow!  As much as I love them, I'm tired of looking at them. Tomorrow is our QKR Stampede weekly challenge!


Wednesday, November 22, 2017

With Sympathy

Happy Hump Day!

Hope your week is going well!  To continue with the bird theme I have had going for several days, I have a beautiful and simple sympathy card to share today.  The oval is a Spellbinders Elegant Oval die and the bird is an Impression Obsession Bird on Branch die.

This is another of my favorite dies I don't use nearly enough.  I love it for a sympathy card!

I'll be back tomorrow with the final "Bird" themed card......I'm cheering too!


Tuesday, November 21, 2017

Birthday Wishes!

Hello, friends!

Another bird inspired die from my stash.  I had forgotten how many I actually had so it's a good thing I was looking for a bird several days ago.  Lol!

This die really makes a pretty birthday card all by itself. This bird die is a Tutti Designs Bird Branch Chorus & the scallop behind it is from a Lifestyles Nesting Scallop Circle die.

I went with a square card on this one because of the size of the die.  I'll be back tomorrow with a beautiful sympathy card (also with a bird theme).


Monday, November 20, 2017

Birdhouse Birthday!

Happy Monday!

I hope your week is off to a great start!  Do you have your turkey yet?  Hopefully, he is thawing out in your refrigerator!

As I mentioned yesterday, I found some great dies I had forgotten all about and here is another one. This is Tutti Designs Birdhouse Garden.

I adore this die & will certainly remember to pull it out more often as it makes a gorgeous birthday card!  And I love the shade of green I found to go under it.

I'll see you tomorrow with another bird themed card.