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I was raised in South Florida back in the years when it was a peaceful and wonderfully safe place to live. We lived a mile from the beach and could ride our bikes over the intercoastal bridge right to the best beach around. All my years of growing up I was a competitive swimmer and belonged to AAU. I granduated from Florida State University with a BS degree in nursing. I am recently retired but I'm thinking of going back to work to support my hobbies.
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Friday, July 31, 2015

I'm All Into Making Paper Flowers This Week.

I just wanted to let you know what I've been doing lately.  I have totally fallen in love with making paper roses by hand.  Really,  I do all the cutting and folding, and then gluing by hand at night while I'm watching TV, and it find it so relaxing.  It does make my hands kind of sore, though.  I mostly make roses 4-5 inches across with all sorts of paper colored on both sides.  I ink the edges to make them look rustic, and then I paint a pretty little bottle like the one above and make it look rustic.  I'm going to start an Etsy shop to see if I can sell some of the bouquets, because I don't have that many shelves in my house to set my creations on.  Of course I'm still into Close To My Heart, and our new catalog for 2015-16 comes out in Sept.  I've seen it, and the new Holiday stamps and papers are wonderful!  Send me an e-mail if you want a new catalog.  Otherwise you can go right to my website next month and order:

Thursday, July 23, 2015


I have seen enough rain in our area lately to last me for the rest of the year!  Seriously, it has been the wettest summer I can remember.  Fortunately we live on a hill, so we don't have to worry about flooding on our property, but the roads are being flooded by the creeks and making driving very dangerous.  Our crop of tomatoes is so water-logged that they're mostly rotting before they ripen.  So discouraging!
     On the plus side, I've had a lot of chances to just stay at home and scrapbook.  I also have a new passion - making paper flowers by hand.  I use any double-sided paper I can find.  When I get some pictures taken, I'll post them.

Sunday, July 19, 2015


We've had company at our house since the last part of June - my brother and sister (she has her own house here, so my brother stayed with her), and both of our daughters and their families, sometimes separately, other times everyone together.  It's been wild - but a very good time.

For 4 days during the 4th of July week-end, our daughters and their kiddos spent the time on a huge rented house boat, and we brought our Moomba wake board boat out so that they could ride the tube and wake board - and,  so that we could go back home to sleep.  The houseboat slept 10 people, but my husband and I prefer the comfort and peace and quite of our own bed at night.  The weather was less than delightful, in fact it was kind of cool, but, as far as I was concerned, I'd rather be a little cool on the water than frying in the hot sun.  And it hardly rained at all.  Mostly  it was just cloudy.  

Here are some great pics that I want to share with you:
 This is our oldest grandson, Benjamin and his sister Abby tubing.

This is our only grandaughter, 11 year old Abby.

Lunch time with our daughter, Kim and her husband, Ben, and some of the kiddos.

This is our houseboat and the raft that we pumped up and tied to the boat.  This is so the adults could get the the water with their drinks and snacks.

This is our own ski boat.  All the boys are learning to wake board.

Here Cade and Abby are giving Eli the "High 5" as he comes down the slide."

               This raft is as big as a barge!!

                   Cade and Eli loved going tubing.

Good old Kim did the food preparations.  Yummy!!

I did a lot of sitting on the deck and watching, although I did manage to flop into the raft one afternoon.

                Here's Eli going down the slide.

Even my sister Jan went down the slide.  I, however,
         spared myself the embarrasment.

Wednesday, June 17, 2015


Our 11 year old grandaughter, Abby, just graduated from elementary school and will be in middle school next year.  It's a big step, and we're all so proud of her.  She is an excellent student, and, as you can see, she is certainly lovely.

Monday, June 15, 2015


I just wanted to let you all now that I'm having a Close To My Heart on-line gathering through June 22nd (my birthday).  Just go to my web site,, and look for June Fling Gathering.  Click on that and shop away.  This year's catalog items will soon no longer be available, as our new catalog will come out at the end of the summer.  There are also other summer specials going on, so come on over.

Thursday, June 11, 2015


Hello again - and so soon. Will wonders never cease? I just finished and mailed off this new baby album (for a baby boy this time), and I wanted to let you see it. It's my standard video featured on my video series "An Album In A Day" done a few years ago. If you want to try making one of these albums, go back to the beginning of my blog, and they'll probably be on there, otherwise, look on my You Tube Channel on the 3rd list or so. I still have one more album to make, but I have the instructions memorized now, so I don't have to keep referring back to the pages. However, I'm thinking of trying another type of album soon. Anyway, if you have any questions, message me. Also, visit my Close To My Heart web site for specials going on there:


I was so blown away by this wonderful layout by Arlene at "Butterfly Kisses", whom's blogsite I follow. She is a designer for Graphic 45, and I love the things she does! She published the instructions on Snap guide, which was helpful to me, because I have some pictures that I would like to feature like this, and I generally don't use multi layers of paper. But I am definitely going to give this a try. Enjoy.

Check out How to Create a 12x12 Wedding Scrapbook Page by Arlene Butterflykisses on Snapguide.

Saturday, May 16, 2015


I made this sweet little album for a new baby girl, and I made a video of it, so you could see it before it was mailed off. My Close To My Heart business is doing pretty well, and I had a successful party this afternoon at a scrapbook crop. I'm still not a very good stamper, but I love making the cards. Enjoy the video, and let me know what you think. I am going to start selling custom made mini albums in my Etsy shop for $35.00. If anyone is interested in an album made especially for you (or someone you want to give a gift to), let me know.

Sunday, April 12, 2015


My sweet sister-in-law is an avid golfer, so I decided I would make her something cute to light up her living room, or wherever else she might want to put it.  I used one of those glass blocks that you can put lights in and make them look decorative - I'm sure you've seen them.  Anyway, I gave it a frosted look with three coats of spray on frost, and then I cut out the saying with my Cricut in black vinyl and put it on the outside (it was much easier than I thought) and put a string of clear lights on the inside covered in tule, so they looked a little more subtle.  Then to finish it off, I wrapped a sparkly silver ribbon around it with a nice bow on top.  She loved it, and now I have to make 2 more to give to her golfing friends!

Close To My Heart Has New Cards-On-The Go Sets

I have been making cards with the new card sets that have come out in Close To My Heart's New Season Expressions catalog for spring.  This particular kit I bought was birthday cards, and you make 5 of each.  That 15 cards for a little more than  $1.50 apiece, and they are so cute.  The kit comes with all the paper and supplies and a set of stamps, and complete instructions on how to make each set of cards.  I had a great time making some kits up for a party I'm going to have this month.  This is my favorite card.  I did make the mistake of not doing my stamping before I glued down my middle square, and you can tell my stamping was messy because of that - lesson learned - stamp first, glue last.  Here's the card: