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Hi Everyone. Happy Tuesday. I hope you all had a wonderful Christmas and that those of you living down south - and that includes you Colleen - are safe from the terrible storms that have whirled around you. Here in the Northern Suburbs of Minneapolis we have been spared much of the terrible weather. The only thing we have is a lovely carpet of snow on the ground. We were supposed to have been hit with around 10 inches yesterday, but we ended up with less than half of that. Unlike so much of the country, we were really lucky!... Read more →

Birthday Cake for Addicted to CAS #79

Hi Everyone This is going to be a short post tonight as I am still trying to find a way to do blog posts quickly with only one hand and one thumb! Ruth Ann, I can so relate :-) Sometimes it pays to be ahead of the game and tonight is one of those nights. I try to be ahead of the game with my challenge cards and I created this card in early December thinking that this challenge happened in December. Luckily, it was this week.... so I managed to create a card before this post was due! It's... Read more →

Hi Everyone. Happy Saturday. It's the fabulous LeAnne's turn to host our final Paper Players challenge of the year and she has a great color challenge for us: Now, when I started out creating my card I was determined NOT to create a Christmas card so that I could show you how versatile these colors are. However, once I stamped my flowers, I realized they would make a fabulous poinsettia flower if I layered the Mossy Meadow and Cherry Cobbler together. So, that's exactly what I did :-) I stamped two of the flowers with Cherry Cobbler and then stamped... Read more →

Hi Everyone. Happy Wednesday. Sometimes the human spirit astounds me. amazes me. transpires all odds. fills me with awe. The story of a young girl who wanted to fill up her Christmas tree holder caught my attention, but when I read the story this little 8 year old left a lasting impression on me. Have you read Safyre's story? Is this request for cards true? In true Minnesotan - you betcha. How could I not create a card for such a wonderful young lady? I looked for an image and came across a website called A Day for Daisies and... Read more →