Busy and Not Bored

Thanks for checking on me…..yes, I am still paper crafting and sewing. My joints and body are happy dancing now that the humidity is gone. I am busy cleaning basement when I can cause after 30 years here in the same local, it has to much stuff…. My body is failing so my time clock is racing.

Don’t delay, make things to day, give joy.

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Masks and Cards

Oh my, I am busy….sewing and card making…..yes! I love Buffalo Plaid and the stamp with the same name has been my go to…Wow.

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I am taking this time to be STILL, yes, still…creating and enjoying my garden, long walks with my dog and creating in the kitchen. My coop up feelings have gone away by enjoying what I have….not what I don’t have. I am creating cards and sending them to friends and family…so thankful.

The card is simple, just Red Cherry Cobble paper with stamped with Black ink… I make alot of these to have on hand. I use them for birthday cards, thinking of you, etc.

If you are interested in a mask, go to my etsy site or you can order below. I am trying something new….see how it works.

Buffalo Plaid Mask, Triple layer, Filter pocket, Nose wired, White Lining, 100% Cotton fabric face mask, Washable face mask, Reusable

- Washable / Reusable Buffalo Plaid Mask, Black, Red classic pattern with white Lining. Show the love of classic outdoors and nature. - Handmade in Muskegon, Michigan •100% cotton • Three layers of high quality quilt fabric. • White Lining • Bendable wire at nose for a snug fit. • Elastic ear ties made from high quality elastic. • Inside pocket for optional added filtration layer. • Pleated construction. Special Nose Wire: (4” long, 0.315” wide, two 23 gauge wires) white plastic 2-wire is flexible and durable. No Pokes. Smooth finish. Prevents Fog glasses.


Enjoy this lovely day! Thanks for stopping by…..

Masks for Sale

Mask Making has been my passion for the past two months. Can you help me. Like you bills are high and income low. I have hospital bills from 2018 that I am still paying on….can you help.

•100% cotton
• Three layers of high quality cotton quilt fabric. 2 layers of white lining with pocket for filter, one pattern fabric
• Bendable wire at nose for a snug fit.
• elastic ear ties made from high quality elastic.
• Inside pocket for optional added filtration layer.
• Pleated construction.

All fabrics prewashed in hot soapy water to rid of sizing and shrink cotton and make the weave tight as can be. This keeps mask shape after repeated washing.

Adjustable elastic ear ties. Elastic can be replaced when worn.

The pleats in the mask give a lot of wiggle room for sizing. The adult is truly a one size fits all option.

Filter pocket if you want to add a filter, otherwise can be worn as is.
Clip at top of mask for closer fit around nose. Great fit with no fog with glasses.
Pleated for contoured fit.
Michigan Made with pride.

For those wishing to add more filtration: common choices are hepa filters, coffee filters, paper towel, or scrap fabric from old clothes, etc.
Discard non-washable filtration pieces are each use.


Where You Been?

I have not been here since May 4…Now June 29. I have been making masks and more masks plus card making. My husband has been home and life have changed greatly. No work, no money but lots of time. Yes, have to look at life differently. I have been blessed making masks, it it helps others and people are wanting them and they cover the cost of making them.

Ok, you may not like University of Michigan…I love them. They saved my life with surgery back in 2016. Yes, I love them too cause of my niece, she graduated from U of M in 2019. I never had the opportunity to go, now that I am in my 60’s, I treasure she had the opportunity. Her Mom, my twin, never had much help in going to college, the importance…..her Mom knew how important. My twin had a stroke and passed away in 2014, two weeks before her daughter was to graduate from High school. She graduated with honors and had many scholorships to go to U of M. She graduated May 5, 2019, five years to the date of her Mom’s passing. This made the date May 5, a happy memory vs. a sad day. Life goes on, never the same.

Now, the year 2020, a pandemic…..My niece is in New York, New York. I have been a nervous basket case. Now, things are looking better….My niece is looking for work, praying she gets what is good and a fit for her hard college work.

So life goes on. What have you been doing? Yes, card making but so much more….. lots of cooking, baking and washing dishes….and that is life. Staying home and being safe. Thanks for reading and if you would like to know more about my love of Stampin’ Up, come back…will try to inject more info and help and not be so laid back.

Life Moves on Among Change

Yes, still here. Just life has made a curve…. I have been busy making masks and more masks. Thought I would take a break. Here in Michigan we are number three with Coronavirus, I am on the west side of state and it is bad here…though we have very few tests. Sadly there are more ill than they can report.

I made these tags today on my Facebook Live. I know I am not here all the time but I am so involved in so many projects, I am not bored. I am blessed with a dog and several cats.

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Timeless Tulips Hope of Spring

Hope of Spring…

Here in Michigan we love Tulips. Not far from our home is a yearly event called Tulip Time. Thousands of people attend every year. Not this year, sadly. 91 years in the making, no Tulip Time this year cause of the Corona Virus. It had to be done, people come from all over the world to attend and we need to stop the spread.

Look Up Holland, Michigan Tulip Time. Many amazing photos. I never get tired of Tulips.

My anxiety level was through the roof yesterday. I was in such a tizzy. I have not felt that way in years. I usually can keep it under control. My husband even said “you aren’t going to wig out on me are you”. He knows I am ok but like all do not like the lies of our President. I worked for 3 weeks on our limited income to prepare. I did not listen to him, he said it was a hoax. I watched the news about Italy and my heart broke with all the deaths in mass quanity. With my health issues, age 62 and all, I am now in the house and in place. I walk the dog now 3 or 4 times a day…he loves it.

Seaside Spray – 4-1/4” x 11” card base scored at 5-1/2”
Seaside Spray 3-3/4” x 5” panel
Whisper White – 3-5/8″ x 4-7/8″ panel,
three Tulip Builder Punches,
Mini Curvy Keepsake die cut,
4” x 5-1/4” panel (inside card)whisper white

First, stamp the tulip images from the Timeless Tulips stamp set in Merry Merlot ink on a panel of Whisper White card stock.
Punch them out with the coordinating Tulip Builder Punch .
Ink the leaf image from the Timeless Tulips stamp set in Pear Pizzazz ink, sponged a little Mossy Meadow ink along the edges with a Sponge Dauber and then stamped the images on a panel of Whisper White card stock.
Punch the leaves out with the Tulip Builder Punch.
Attach the middle and left tulip and all three leaves with SNAIL and the right tulip with Stampin’ Dimensionals on the card front.
Tie a small bow with Seaside Spray 1/4″ Metallic Ribbon and attach with a Glue Dot. Stamp the sentiment from the Timeless Tulips stamp set in Seaside Spray ink on a panel of Whisper White card stock and then cut it out with one of the Mini Curvy Keepsakes Box Dies. Tie the sentiment to the bow with Linen Thread and then attach to the card front with a Stampin’ Dimensional. I added a Rhinestone Basic Jewel to the sentiment to finish it.

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Tags in Bloom (#152292)

Earn this adorable stamp set FREE with a $100 during part two of our Sale-A-Bration promotion between March 3 and March 31, 2020!

Brighten someone’s day with a tag or card you make using the Tags in Bloom Stamp Set. This Two-Step Stampin’ set lets you layer images to create more depth and interest. Stamp the outline flower image in one color, then stamp the corresponding solid flower image over it with a different color. The photopolymer clear stamps make it easy to align the images.

Here’s a look at the sentiments and images in the Tags in Bloom stamp set:

Aren’t these incredible, new products amazing?! Some Sale-a-Bration items from the original launch are being discontinued as they sell out (the Metallic Baker’s Twine & Sequins Pack and the Kerchief Card Kit are already gone). Sale-a-Bration ends in March. I want you to have a big order ready for so you can earn all of these goodies, I hope you’ll place one last order in March. ♥

Thanks for stopping by today!

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Coronavirus and Papercrafting

The virus has hit Michigan. Yes, two confirmed cases on east side of state in Detroit. I am on the west side of state but like all, need to take precautions. I especially. I am over 60, have health issues and especially auto immune issues. Life is changing.

Like many, my shopping has changed in the last couple weeks. I am into bread baking, making good meals with simple ingredients and like many others, staying close to home.

So, what do you do when you are home sweet home all the time. You clean, tidy and than create. Yes, I am working on cards. Simple cards, some more involved. A little of everything.

Gift Card Holder from Paper

Gift Card Holder from Paper

I love giving gift cards and/or money as gifts. I found this fun way to make a gift card holder.

You can use Designer Series Paper (use double sided for a fun look) or make your own. Yes, make your own with your stamps. You can practice stamping designs, color combinations and it is just fun and creative. Very relaxing. You will use those stamps you have always wanted to use but did not know how to make for a card…this is beyond the card.

You begin with a 12″ by 12″ piece of paper. You will stamp both sides in colors you choose, I used Timeless Tulips stamp set from Stampin’ Up!. Pear Pizzaz was used in green stems, the pink I used was Blushing Bride. This stamp set has a matching punch.

Positive Thoughts stamp set, has a beautiful Fern that Used. This set has matching dies, I did not use the dies in this project. Check back again, you will see them later.

Measurements: 8-5/8″ x 9-7/8″ for paper. I cut with a paper cutter.

The long (Tall) way, fold this in half. You than will bring the bottom up to fold line and the top to the fold line…. You have four sections. Burnish well with bone folder.

Open up, fold in corners as shown in video.

You than fold in the end to meet in the middle

Now we are going to flip this over (see video) and bring up the ends at the points.

than have both end folded up. Keeping sides straight when folding over

We than are taking the ends and bending them into each other.

Fold in half to create gift card.

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Understanding the Ruler

I know it is basic but many get upset with 1/8th of inch in paper crafting. Don’t get discouraged.

Yes, I know, life is not all even Inch, half inch or 1/4 of an inch. Those pesky 1/8’s throw people off but don’t be.

Simple lesson today. I will be showing something with 1/8’s and I have before. I have found many do not like them, but hey, we can use them to create more… Today’s facebook live with show something that has them so don’t miss out. I try to have Facebook Friday every week at 1:00pm Eastern time (Michigan). OK. Not set in stone but if I miss I do a video later. Life Happens.