A Basket of Comfort for the Recovering Heart

The day after Christmas, a dear friend had a heart attack, and then bypass surgery two days later.  We went to help bring him home on New Year's Day, taking a gift basket for the recovering patient.  I know from my experience with upper spine surgery just over 5 years ago, that after a week …

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Playing With My New Stamping Toy

Making cards is a really fun thing to do, sometimes nice to take a break from playing with fabric, and play with paper instead.  I have some Craftsy videos on stamping, and in December I watched a bunch of youtube videos on stamping and playing with different techniques.  One of them was on using a …

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Making Christmas Cards

Making Christmas cards is one of the most fun stamping times of the year.  There are so many little things in my stash I've yet to use from cute stickers and cut outs, to fun papers and stamps.  I scored a few more items at the thrift shops recently too. One of the things I …

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Treat Bags for Safelight

I am at it again, LOL!!  I have too much fun with stamping and making up bags of goodies, so once again Safelight will get some fun treats, Autumn Jubilee style.  I have a bunch of white lunch size bags, so easy to decorate!  I got out stamps and stickers for some creative playing. This …

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Autumn Jubilee Making Cards

Thanksgiving is my favorite holiday of the year, and for many years I have done cards for family and friends for it.  I love the long weekend, the autumn colors, the Macy's parade followed by a day of family, football, food and friends.  The emphasis is on gratitude, a day of reflection on all we …

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Stamping Fun for the Humane Society

I still have a huge stash of stamping supplies, and was looking for another way to use some of it.  When I received the gift of two boxes of papers, I found a number of dog and cat related papers, plus little chipboard and cardboard cutouts, and some other charms and such with animal themes.  …

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A Safelight Project for the Fourth of July

It seemed fitting that on the day we celebrate our Independence as a nation, the residents of the Safelight shelter might celebrate their independence in their new lives.  Safelight is the name of the domestic violence shelter in our little town.  This organization incorporates many services for domestic violence victims and sexual assault victims providing …

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Mid Year Check in on Goals

It is coming up on the  halfway point for the year, so it is time to check in with the goals for the year and see how it is going.  Actually, pretty well!!  The goals post is HERE.  Since I am still working on the secret quilting projects, I can't show those just yet.  But, …

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Thank You Cards to Re-use and Recycle

When you get a handmade card, wouldn't it be nice to be able to pass it along for someone else to enjoy?  I mean, how many of us get a card (and so few of those come in snail mail these days!) and enjoy the sentiment, only to throw it into the paper recycle bin, …

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Stamping Fun in April

Saturday was a cold and drizzly day, perfect for doing some indoor crafting. I was in the mood to do some stamping, and decided to make some cards for the Safelight Project.  The Project is picking up now that spring breaks are over, and donations are continuing to arrive in the mail.  Thank you to …

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