Counting Blessings, and Safelight Winners

Strong storms roared through our area on Sunday night, with driving rain, thunder and lightening.   The winds were howling up the coves on both sides of our home for some time, and the noise was frightening.  The next day brought the damage to light.  We were counting our blessings that we only lost two …

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Sending Happy Mail

In this age of internet everything, and the current situation making us even more dependent on it, what could be a nice surprise?  Happy mail delivered to your door!  Happy mail can obviously be a homemade card, but there are lots of other ideas as well that I'd like to share today.  Anything sent by …

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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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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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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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January Stamping Fun with Cards

About a week ago, we got an invitation to a surprise birthday party my dear friend, Gail.  The invitation was hand delivered by her husband and clearly specified 'no gifts'.  Of course, those kinds of instructions I rarely follow, at the very least I wanted to make a card.  For stampers, January is a great …

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More cards in November

Stamping more cards in November, I decided that the prize winners from Autumn Jubilee needed a card to go with their prizes.  Since I was mailing several at once, it was easy to go down to the stamping workbench and have some fun with paper and ink.  Pretty paper bits were utilized in these cards.  …

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