Wednesday, July 4, 2012

Happy Fourth of July!!!

Hope you enjoy the petunia 'American Flag' picture I took a few years ago!

Paper Hugs,

Wednesday, June 20, 2012

As my husband likes to sing to me 'I'm a Winner'!

Happy First Day of Summer....finally!

I don't normally do blog challenges. However, Michael Strong of posted this little doodle on his web page and blog. His May challenge was to do something with it using only black, white, and gray, with the additional option of silver! The doodle was susch a challenge, I carried a Xerox print around for several weeks before deciding I wanted 'to do something with it'.....the Kimono is the end result.

I used black satin ribbon with a silver edge, gray paper, and of course, Zerox copies of the doodle. It goes without saying I used Mike's Kimono die and pattern - even though using his stamps/dies/pattern was not a requirement in the challenge.

Happy to report I am one of the winners and will be receiving his new 'Hexagon' stamp! Woo Hoo! You can check out the other winning cards by clicking on 'Mike's Blog' on the left of his web page .

Paper Hugs,

Friday, May 18, 2012

Iris Folding Fun

The 'Wave' iris folding card above has a bright shiney aqua background...a shade lighter than the fish...although the camera would not cooperate to show the correct color! Next is the'Cat'...again the camera does not pick up the shiney gold layer I used in the design. Don't you just love the creative names I gave these cards - LOL!

Paper Hugs,

Saturday, April 14, 2012


Hi Blogger Friends,
Hope you missed me as much as I missed you! Back now and will be posting again...
I had the pleasure of working in the Cheery Lynn Designs/Dies Direct booth at CHA, Anaheim, CA the end of January, along with my friend, Pam Stilwell (also from Salem, OR).
Picture 1: Pam at the Anaheim Convention Center early on our first day there
Picture 2: Had the pleasure of meeting my blogger buddy, Patti Lee in person!
Picture 3: Gray color dies are some made by 'Dies Direct' for over 50 may recognize the shapes of some of your favorite company dies
Picture 4: 'Cheery Lynn Designs' booth...their own die designs are always purple
Picture 5: A sample board of some Cheery Lynn Designs dies
Picture 6: Mike Dywan, President and founder of Dies Direct/Cheery Lynn Designs, with his wife, BJ Dywan at the end of a long day.
The experience was wonderful and a great learning experience!
Paper Hugs,