TK’s 365 Greetings of Giving

Have you ever received a handwritten note or personally, created card in the mail?  Didn’t it give you great joy?  The payback for the sender is the personal PEOPLE CONNECTIONS you will receive in the most unexpected forms!  Send  a hand-written greeting 365 days of the year to a family member, a friend, an acquaintance, a long-ago friend, a neighbor, someone who needs a boost, someone you suddenly run into, or ANYONE with whom you want to RECONNECT.  It will fill your heart with lovely thoughts and memories.                     Inspired by:  365 Thank Yous by John Kralik

FIVE-CARD HANDMADE SENTIMENT KITS, 2016

Butterfly 5-card “Wishes” Kit

  
Materials used:  Stampin’ Up Butterfly Basics Stamp Set; Stampin’ Up card stock; Assirted background paper prints, and Stampin’ Up Butterfly Framelits.

Pirate 5-CARD “ARG” Kit


Materials Used:  Assorted black/white prints; assorted STampin’ Up colored card stock, Prismacolor Premier colored pencils, and Stampin’ Up Hey Valentine Stamp Set

LOVELY 5-card “DAMASK” SENTIMENT KIT

Materials used:  Assorted Damask paper; sequins; Stampin’ Up oval scallop punch; Stampin’ Up heart punch, and Wetlands Stamp set sentiment.

CARDS SENT WITH CARE:

Materials used:  Stampin’ Up, Stamping Bella stamps, and Penny Black stamps

   
    
    
    
    
 

Space for Pottery

While attempting to care for our Shit-zu, Maxwell (recovering from major knee reconstruction) assisting him in mastering the odd spatial experiences resulting from wearing a bucket (Elizabethan collar) on his head, watering to keep plants that yearn for cool weather surviving in 89 degree October heat, leading 15-year-old Molly (our Pekingnese) and 16-year-old Mr. Buttons (half Pekingnese and half Shit-zu) in and out of the doors several times a day, calling repairmen to take care of “this old house”, card-making, writing letters, and performing other routine household tasks, I took time to enjoy several hours of pottery glazing with friend, DeAun, today. Glazing and painting: my relaxation, my happiness, my joy, amidst all of this somewhat self-created turmoil.
Pottery is a relationship between me and the clay; between me and my creative side.

Scrapcat Card Camp #1

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IMG_3453 EAfter inviting approximately 12 friends to my first Stampin’ Up card creating party, I spent the afternoon preparing for at least 5 people. Of course, I experienced the usual fear that no one would come, in spite of several SS reminders. BG was so helpful by picking up the pizza, while I made the salad, in spite of his just being diagnosed with early pneumonia!
Creating three very different cards, including new techniques and use of tools, resulted in a big “get ready”! Eventually, I decided to set up 4 tables, just in case some of the “maybes” decided to show. I held the event from 3:45-7:00, to allow for work schedules. Mary and Jean arrived first, creating the arrow-embossed historical car/bicycle Happy Birthday card. Sophia joined them for my demonstration of making the pansies for the pansy Get Well card. Next, Pam arrived with her adorable granddaughter, Brooklyn, who helped her GiGi make two cards and beginnings of a third. Brooklyn discovered her favorite activity to be grinding the handle of the Big Shot machine for embossing everyone’s cards. She loved it, as evidenced by the sweet smile on her face.

Cheryl arrived with her son, Jackson, who was very creative in designing his own cards. We all worked on the Noah’s Arc baby card, followed by free design by participant choice of extra cards. Everyone seemed to enjoy spending time together creating.

Pansy Card:   Stampin’ Up Window Pane Textures, SU Label Collection Framelits, SU Pansy Punch, SU Eggplant Paper, SU Mango Paper

Noah’s Ark Card:  Stampin’ Up Dots Textures, SU Noah’s Ark Stamp, SU Brights Markers, SU Eggplant Paper, SU Whisper White Paper ,We R M Corner        Rounder

Chevron Card:  Stampin’ Up Chevron Textures, SU Chevron Brown Ribbon, SU Decorator Label Punch, SU Sentiments, SU Very Vanilla Paper/Gold Paper

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