This is me

This is me

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Wednesday, April 9, 2014

Retired Stampin' Up! sets for sale

I have the following stamps sets for sale. All of my stamps are cleaned after each use and treated well.

All items are from a smoke-free home. Prices include free shipping in the US if your order is $25 or more. If your order is less than $25, please add $3.00 for shipping of each set.


1. Fresh Fillers- $5.00
2. On Gossamer Wings-$9.00
3. Eastern Blooms-$5.00
4. Dreams Du Jour-$5.00
5. Classic Backgrounds-$5.00
6. Soft Summer-$7.00 Double Mounted
7. Baroque Motifs-$7.00
8. Harvest Home-$7.00
9. Stem Sayings-$5.00
10. Happy Everything-$7.00
11. Say it with Scallops-$7.00
12. Forest Friends- $5.00

I will be posting more as I sort them. Thanks

Paypal Only...US Sales Only

Contact me at

Tuesday, August 13, 2013

Card making has taken a backseat to cooking and shopping to feed the homeless and less advantaged. Feeding Our Friends is a state certified Non-Profit.

We started out sending an extra couple of sandwiches to work with my husband. He works in downtown Portland near the Greyhound station. Soon he was taking 5-6 extra sandwiches, then I started making soups, beans, cakes, ect for him to share with the folks in the area.

As time has progress, we started cooking pasta style meals. It was something for them to eat as to not go to bed hungry.

This last Saturday night we served over 150 hungry, disadvantaged people homemade beef stew. Loved and appreciated by all.

We are now feeding weekly and would appreciate any donations. 
Our facebook page is

Friday, November 30, 2012

Very busy time of year. Thanksgiving is over and now it onward to Christmas dinner and getting together with family and friends.

Sunday, October 14, 2012

For a lovely lady that just turned 110 years old
Stamps: Rose
Paper: Light Peach, coral, black
Ink: Momento, copics
Accessories: shimmerz, ribbon, cuddlebug, impression folders

The lady who owned our house just prior to us buying it passed away. I made this card for her daughter.

Keywords: Sympathy
Stamps: Loving thoughts, just believe, thoughts and prayers
Paper: primrose petals, summer starfruit, white
Ink: Primrose petals, basic brown, copic markers
Accessories: copic markers, ribbon, ms punch

For a fellow stamper
I made the cake from white paper and ran it through the dotted swiss cuddlebug folder for texture.

Additional Info

Stamps: Curvy verses, heard from the heart
Paper: Gold, white
Ink: Gold
Accessories: Gold Cording, cuddlebug folders, paper piercer

I decided to use flowers on the outside and on the inside it just says God Bless You with a lovely cross.
Date: Tuesday, September 25, 2012 GMT
Views: 193
Additional Info
Keywords: mmtpt217
Stamps: I think it was a digi from long ago
Paper: primrose petals, white
Ink: copics,
Accessories: ribbon, 1/2 pearls, punch
I used the dotted swiss background emboss as well as a EK punch to create dots on the card. I needed a birthday card for a lady so I thought I would ink up this flower for the first time.
Date: Monday, September 24, 2012 GMT
Views: 408
Favorited: 2
Additional Info
Keywords: TLC396
Stamps: Field flowers, sincere salutation
Paper: summer starfruit, primrose petals,
Ink: summer starfruit, white, primrose petals, gumball green

For a fellow stamper who is going through radiation for damn Breast Cancer...
Keywords: breast cancer pink ribbon mmtpt219
Stamps: Hope is
Paper: pretty in pink, silver, white
Ink: pretty in pink, versamark
Accessories: silver emboss powder, emboss folder, cuddlebug, ribbon, sponge
Techniques: embossing, sponging,

A birthday card made with soft sponged colors for a special someone. I added brads to the corners as well as a brad cross for texture.
Date: Saturday, October 6, 2012 GMT
Views: 274
Favorited: 2
Additional Info
Keywords: tlc398
Stamps: serene silhouettes, sincere salutations
Paper: white, primrose petals,gold
Ink: primrose petals, soft sable, gumball breen, summer starfruit
Accessories: silver mini brads, cross brad, paper piercing
Techniques: shadow stamping

I think I finally have the stamp room put back together enough that I sat down and made a card for my precious Aunt. She keeps every card that I have ever made.

Stamps: A gift....I have no idea where it came from
Ink: copic markers


I am a bad blogger as I have neglected posting.

2012 started out kinda crazy as we were trying to get our house sold in Canby...Mission accomplished.

We signed final papers on our Canby home and at the same time located our new home in Milwaukie. Everything was what we wanted then came the inspection, which revealed dry rot, blocked vents, no sewer clean out and multiple other small projects..Fast forward the previous owner agreed to have everything fixed..(YEAH). We finally were able to move in in mid March. I have a nice stamp room/office that I just love. The house is totally wonderful and we are spending more time just relaxing on the weekends as we enjoy just being home.

Hubby got a new truck in April and he just loves it. It is all decked out in his Marine Corp stuff and is really quite nice.

I have a new car that I got for my birthday in June...I finally have a CHARGER. I have wanted one for years but just stuck with Fords. I now own a HEMI 5.7 and it rumbles and rocks.
I have finally started making cards again and will start posting later.
Health wise we are both good

Monday, November 14, 2011

Loss of a great man..

It is with great sadness that I must report that my son lost his Father In Law and the funeral was today. He was a wonderful man and will be greatly missed. He was involved in a project near and dear to his heart.

Kari you will be missed!!!

Wednesday, October 5, 2011

Its been almost 4 weeks now since the cancer surgery on the face. It is well healed and if I wore foundation it would be totally hidden. There is just a bit of reddness left but I can live with that. No biggie.

Saturday, September 17, 2011

Healing and looking closer to normal

Stitches are out and steri-strips off. Feeling much better, no more pain pills, bruising deminished scaring looks like I will be able to tolerate it well.
Well here it is about 72+ hours after the surgery with the dressings off. I counted the stitches and came up with about 70-75. The spot that was on the nose was about the size of a pencil eraser....but once they started to cut away the cancer area, they found it was much more involved than just the small spot on the nose. The final hole was about the size of between a quarter and a half dollar so they had to excise a much larger area and create a flap, move tissue around to fill in the hole....thus the need for cutting and stitches all the way to the mouth.

Day 2 post surgery

Lots of pain today...not feeling well at all. Not sleeping well due to being told not to lie down due to the selling of the face and neck.

Post surgery day 1

This was about 24 hours after surgery...Eye is almost swollen shut and I look like I was in a fight with a lawnmower and lost. There was a lot of swelling to say the least.


It was discovered that I had Basal Cell Carcinoma on my nose. I had the surgery on the 8th of September and this is what I looked like right after the surgery

Saturday, September 3, 2011

If I had to choose a view to look at for the rest of my life it would be watching the ocean. It has the most calming effect on me. I love to watch the wave, the seagulls, and people walking on the beach. Children playing with parents, dogs playing with frisbies, kids picking up shells with wide-eyed curiosity. Family bonding time..the beach holds such special memories for me...growing up it was always a destination for at least one week of family vacation. Fun times and special warm fuzzy feelings...yep the ocean would be my forever view.

Stamps: OCL-Sandy Sunsets
Paper: Pacific Point, white, DSP, black
Ink: momento Rich cocoa, pacific point, Island Indigo, black
Accessories: punches, sponge
Techniques: sponging

Monday, August 22, 2011

Stamps: Martha Stewart- Birds
Paper: White, so saffron, DSP
Ink: Monento Black, Island Indigo
Accessories: scalloped corner rounder, ribbon baby brads, copic markers
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Monday, July 11, 2011

Stamps: TAC
Paper: Rich sazzelberry, prettu in pink, white, DSP
Ink: Rich razzelberry, momento Bamboo Leaves, Momento black
Accessories: punches, sewing machine
This is made for the teaparty over at SCS

here is the link:

Stamps: Come to Bethlehem
Paper: melon mambo, rich razz., tangerine tango dsp
Ink: melon mambo, versamark
Accessories: spica glitter pen, white embossing powder, copic markers
I made this card for the teaparty located here:

Thanks Cindy for always finding someone who needs ink stamp and paper in their mailbox.

Stamps: Sincere Salutations,
Paper: Bazzell textured Blue/green, island indigo, white
Ink: black, copic markers
Accessories: paper piercer, copic markers
I truly love the new SU color lucky Limade. I thought I would make a monotone Christmas card using stampscapes Lakeside cabin.

Stamps: stampscapes (lakeside cabin)
Paper: lucky limade, more mustard, white
Ink: lucky limade, barely banana, bravo burgandy (left on the grass stamp by mistake), river rock for the background color
Accessories: copic markers tto color the window, SAMJ, sponge, brayer
A friend of mine is dealing with her best friend moving so I made this card for her to show how much she cares.

I used new papers as well as old and the stamp set is new and the copic markers are old.

Stamps: Fabulous Florets
Paper: wisteria wonder, lucky limade, pretty in pink
Ink: wisteria wonder
Accessories: punches, copic markers, baby brads
I was practicing with my copic markers and I really like how this one turned out. I used old and new for this challenge. Old paper (bazzel-rose), new paper Wisteria Wonder, designer paper & ribbon (2010-in colors-blushing bride)
The sponging was with new ink wisteria wonder.
In honor of National Mutt day:

My 1/2 doxie-1/2 pom is always under the table when I am trying to stamp. I took this picture of her. She is almost 2 and weighs in at 13 pounds. Her name is Turbo (she never stays still).

When : July 31st

It's Mutt's Day. Mutts deserve their day in the spotlight, as much as a pure breed. If you own a mutt, or you are a mutt (reading this), then you know this day is for you.

By definition a mutt, sometimes called a "Halfbreed", is a dog that is of mixed breed. They come from two to several breeds. Purebred owners, and sometimes the public in general, view them as lesser in many ways. Mutt owners know better. They value the diversity and uniqueness of their mutts. Sure, a mutt doesn't carry the expensive price tag that a purebred with papers has on its head. To the mutt owner, however, the mutt is invaluable. In addition, mutts don't walk around needing to prove anything. You won't see them strutting around any dog shows trying to prove they are the best.

To all mutts and and mutt owners, we hope you thoroughly enjoy Mutt's Day. Spend the day relaxing and doing all the things you and your dog like to do. Do so with both of your chins held high. For your mutt is worth a million bucks!
Stamps: Fabulous Florets
Paper: white, lucky limeade, pretty in pink, rose red
Ink: momento black
Accessories: copic markeres, sewing machine, ribbon, nesties, cuddlebug, dotted swiss embossing folder,

Tuesday, June 28, 2011

I have a dear friend who is having her 63rd birthday this next week. We have been friends for 36 years. She has a great sense of humor so I made her this card.

Stamps: none
Paper: More mustard, white
Ink: Computer black
Accessories: baby brads, 1/2 pearls, paper flowers, ribbon

Wednesday, June 15, 2011

A dear lady lost her Grandma very recently. I made this for her and her family using some of the new colors from Stampin' Up!

Stamps: Crosses of hope, God's Blessing, Teeny Tiny Wishes
Paper: Calpso Coral, Pool Party, white
Ink: Pool Party, Calypso Coral, Black
Accessories: nesties, sponge, brads, punches, retired ribbon (soft sky)