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December 2017

Hi Everyone. Firstly, a very Happy New Year to all of you. Lou and I hope that 2018 brings you all the wonderful things you wish for you and your loved ones. Thank you for all of your support during 2017 - it has been very much appreciated :-) I saw this great challenge across at Inkspirational and it really made me think :-) Now, it has been a looooong while since I just stamped and didn't use dies or some such thing. I decided it was a perfect opportunity to make a one layer card and it was a... Read more →


Hi Everyone. Happy Saturday. Lou and I just returned from a two week cruise around the Caribbean where the sun was shining, the grass was green and the flowers abundant. It was 82 degrees when we got back to the USA coast and -20 when we arrived back in Minnesota. There was also a couple of inches of snow on the ground and I was wearing... wait for it.....flip flops!!!! I'm looking out at the wetland as I type this post and the sun is bright and shining..... but it is currently -37. mmmmmm..... let me see.... that's a difference... Read more →


Hi Everyone. Lou and I are on a little hiatus where access to electronic devices for anything other than reading - have been banned! However, I did break the rule to pop in and say Merry Christmas to all of you wonderful blogging friends with love and hugs for Jaydee, Lou, the fur babies - and all the animals that we are blessed to have visit our little piece of paradise. We hope you have a wonderful day filled with warmth, laughter and the love of those that mean the most to you all. I WILL be back later in... Read more →


Hi Everyone. It's our final Paper Players challenge of the year and the fabulous Claire has a very versatile color combo for us to work with this week. Now, my first thought when I saw this color combo was FLORALS. However, I decided to challenge myself and get out of my comfort zone. Sitting on my desk was a new stamp set that I arrived a couple of weeks ago. Mmmmm.... how was I going to color a collection of snowmen with these colors. Mmmmm..... what is the collective noun for a collection of snowmen?!!!! I'm going to pause this... Read more →


Hi Everyone. Happy Saturday. It's the last challenge of the year at AddictedtoCAS and it's the turn of our fabulous challenge leader, Kylie to choose the codeword for this week. There are so many places you can go with this challenge word and I hope that you will play along with us. I decided to go especially clean and simple and showcase a die that I don't get to use very often. I die cut the package in both gold and silver glimmer paper and popped them off a Neenah Solar White layer. For the base, I went with a... Read more →