"When you recover or discover something that nourishes your soul or brings joy,
care enough about yourself to make room for it in your life."
Jean Shinoda Bolen

August 12, 2009

Bear in the Woods Trifold Card

This is one of my favorite stamps sets from the Close to My Heart Summer Catalog - bears and more bears! (Beary Best stamp set). This card is just 3"x3" and is really fun to make! The front of the card has a cut-out so the trees show from the second layer.

6 Love Notes to Gary

Below are 6 Love Notes, all 3"x3" and ALL layout designs are from the Originals Book from Close to My Heart

Love Note #2

#2 in the series of 6 Love Notes

Love Note #1

First in the series of 6 Love Notes

Love Note #3

#3 in the series of 6 Love Notes

Love Note #4

#4 in the series of 6 Love Notes

Love Note #5

#5 in the series of 6 Love Notes

Love Note #6

The last in the series of 6 Love Notes

Celebrate Today - Gary's Happy 4th of July Card

Very simple to make - super fast, too! Here is the card I made Gary for the 4th of July.
Original layout design by Close to My Heart (Originals Book)


As many of my friends know, I can't get through my day without at least 2 double shot iced vanilla lattes. But, it's 110 miles to buy the bottles of flavoring, so I decided to work on a recipe for latte flavoring. Here's what I came up with: 4 cups filtered or bottled water 3 cups granulated sugar 2 tablespoons pure vanilla extract (not imitation!) In large sauce pan, heat water and sugar until sugar dissolves and is very hot (NOT boiling). Stir in vanilla, allow to heat an additional 5-7 minutes, but do not boil. Remove from heat, allow to cool. This recipe makes enough to fill 2 quart canning jars.

Sassy Suzie Card

Here is a card using an older stamp set, Sassie Suzie, offered by SU in one of their mini catalogs. I made this card for Crystal & Lloyd, as their friendship is very dear to me - thanks to both of you!

One of a Kind #2

Here's another, larger version of the "One of a Kind" card. Same color scheme and supplies as for the original "One of a Kind" card.

Way too long!

It's been almost 7 weeks since I've had any internet at home and I'm back on line! So, I'll download all I've been working on while away from the internet! I hope you enjoy it all!