It’s been an interesting week, this first official Empty Nest week. The cat is doing his best to convince us that the nest is NOT empty, that he is still here and that he needs attention and he needs it now. But clearly it’s not the same – you can’t throw a child out the … More Settling into routine
I love using the image of the tree from Thoughts and Prayers for a sympathy card. It’s a full, graceful tree that hints of a life well-lived, of abundance and generosity and beauty. It also seems like a little piece of heaven. Haven’t been there myself, but it seems to me that heaven must have … More I hope there are trees in Heaven
Recently I needed sympathy cards. I try to have one or two on hand, but I much prefer making just the right card. It allows me to create something just for the person who has lost a loved one, and I can also spend some time thinking about them and praying for them as they … More Sending love and sympathy
It’s hard to know what to say when someone experiences loss. Finding the right words is a struggle, and often the words that come to mind don’t express what we’re really feeling. I’ve found that simple is best: Thoughts and Prayers, Teeny Tiny Wishes, and French Script stamp sets Whisper White and Wisteria Wonder card … More A few words of sympathy
This tree is my favorite. I still love the retired set Branch Out and I don’t know if I’ll ever get rid of mine, but the tree from Thoughts and Prayers is really majestic. I confess to being something of a tree hugger, and though I love all types of trees I am especially fond … More A Majestic Tree
Sometimes you need to send a hug through the mail. You want to convey love and support and hope, but you know that right now, words aren’t enough. Thoughts and Prayers and Teeny Tiny Wishes stamp sets Very Vanilla card stock Soft Suede and Baja Breeze Classic ink pads Stampin’ Sponges and 1 3/8″ square … More When words aren’t enough
I love to play with color. I love the moods and energy it evokes, and the simple pleasure that comes from looking at a pleasing combination of colors. When I chanced on the photo for the Inkspirations Challenge, it felt deeply feminine…like a Southern Belle sitting on a porch, all dressed up and sipping iced … More Mama, do you Mambo?