Isn’t this the perfect message for December? Snowflake Soiree and Snow Swirled (retired) stamp sets Whisper White and Marina Mist card stock Marina Mist and Night of Navy FFIP Pool Party Shimmer Spray* Rhinestone Jewels December is about Believing…believing the spring will come, believing in Santa and all the goodness he represents, believing in the … More Believe

Stillness in the trees

Lovely as a Tree stamp set Whisper White and Always Artichoke card stock Always Artichoke and Marina Mist FFIP Soft Suede, Always Artichoke and Garden Green Stampin’ Write markers Blender pen Stampin’ Sponge It’s difficult to see in this photo, but the “sky” is very lightly and randomly sponged with Marina Mist.  It was too … More Stillness in the trees

Ooo! Boo!

So Scary!! (NOT) Googly Ghouls (retired) Whisper White and Pumpkin Pie card stock Black Staz-on ink Pumpkin Pie FFIP Blender Pen Self-stick Googlie eyes (retired) I’m sorry about the retired stamps and the Googlie eyes – these monthly calendar cards were done as a class in January of this year, and this stamp set was … More Ooo! Boo!

September Travels

August 2017:  Edited to correct the stamp set. My observant reader, Roberta Koster, contacted me this week to let me know that I’d listed the wrong stamp set with this calendar page. It’s not Travel Post, it’s Postage Due.  Thank you for submitting this correction, Roberta!!! Back in the BC (Before Children) days, Mr. Maui … More September Travels


Nothing says summer to me like bright yellow flowers: Summer Silhouettes stamp set Whisper White and Daffodil Delight card stock Daffodil Delight, Tangerine Tango and Real Red FFIP Rhinestone Jewels Pearl Jewels Red “Sharpie” marker Summer Silhouettes is one of my favorite all time stamp sets and I was tremendously relieved when it survived the … More Sum-Sum-Summertime!!

Floating high in July

I’ve only been in a hot air balloon once but it was an extraordinary experience.  When they are inflating the balloon, the burners are really noisy, but once you get into the air and you’re floating along it is incredibly quiet and serene.  The ground below you moves by with almost surreal speed, smoothly and … More Floating high in July

June on a wire

I love birds. I love hearing the cardinal first thing in the morning; at dawn the male is always at the top of the Cook Island Pine across the street from my house.  On a perfect day, it’s his “Good Morning” that wakes me up.  If I’m too sound asleep (read: stayed up way too … More June on a wire

May Dandelion Wishes

These flowers don’t have quite round enough a shape to be dandelions, but that’s what I see in them. I have enough of a romantic side that I still think of wishes when I see dandelions, not weed seeds heading off to yet another lawn. Summer Silhouettes and Collage Curios stamp sets Regal Rose and … More May Dandelion Wishes

April Farewells

In April, we usually bid farewell to the humpback whales that spend the winter off our islands.  I say usually because their arrival and departures are guided by their own internal clocks rather than the calendar. It’s hard for me to describe the thrill I feel watching whales in our waters.  They’re huge – the … More April Farewells