A very special sign

Carol was inspired by something she saw on Pinterest and asked her dad if he could make a sign for the wedding.  The guests were coming from many, many places, and Carol wanted something that would acknowledge the distances traveled. Mr Maui Stamper, aka Dad, is a craftsman in his own right.  His medium is … More A very special sign


It’s a life task to be grateful for all that I have, and all that I do not have – sometimes the not having is the greater blessing.  Gratitude IS an attitude.  It requires constant awareness, an acute sense of perspective, and humility. Today I am grateful for many things, great and small, but especially … More Grateful.

An Ah-May-Zing Month

Usually when I take a blogging break it’s relatively short, but May was different.  It was a full and busy month as we prepared for and celebrated two graduations (plus a multitude of other events) and shared many wonderful moments together as family.  I am so grateful to have the opportunity to step back from … More An Ah-May-Zing Month


We’ve been in Kyoto since Sunday and have loved this beautiful old city despite the fact we’ve nearly frozen to death. It was supposed to be in the 50’s but we woke up the first morning to SNOW. It didn’t stick but there were flurries for 2 or 3 days. We were wearing all the … More Kyoto

Giving thanks

A pretty autumn-colored card for you today on this beautiful Thanksgiving morning:   Simply Soft Stamp set Naturals White, Old Olive, More Mustard and Cajun Craze card stock Old Olive and More Mustard Classic ink pads Aquapainter Champagne Mist shimmer paint Dimensionals Rhinestone Jewels I made this card for my mom’s birthday.  She’s a gardener … More Giving thanks