Thursday, October 31, 2013

Happy Halloween!

3-D Birdhouse by Cheryl Cahill, front

3-D Birdhouse by Cheryl Cahill, back
 Cheryl made me this adorable birdhouse for my birthday this year.  It will be a decoration for years to come on my front hall tree.

by Cathy Hostetler
 I just love this card Cathy sent with the wacky bat made with our owl punch!

by Shelagh Spafford
Shelagh creatively used the big shot to make the "B" and circle punches for the "O's".  Then she stamped adorable images from last year's Googly Eyes set.  How cute is that!

HAPPY HALLOWEEN! Don't eat too much candy!      Mary

Monday, October 28, 2013

Birthday Bash

Julie and Mary

Kathy and Robin

Susie and Shelagh

Jan, Kathy M and Peggy

Yummy Treats!

Healthy Snacks, too

Thanks for the beautiful flowers!
There were ten of us and we had a great time!  Now, onto the cards...

card #1

card #1 open

card #2 - we used the cut off bottom of card #1 and the label framelits cut out piece.  Waste not, want not!

Z-fold card #3 front

Z-fold card #3 open

Card #4 Option B, in case we ran out of hangers

Card #4 Option A

Card #4 inside

Card #5, inside was person's choice

Card #6, inside was person's choice
Sorry, but I need to get to bed now.  I'll edit this post and give more details later.  nighty night!  mm

Sunday, October 27, 2013

Happy Birthday to ME!

Here are some beautiful hand stamped cards I got for my birthday.
from Billie, only she had tied the bow much better!  Her water coloring is gorgeous.

Billie's card open

Cheryl's card

Cheryl's card opened

Cheryl's gift was put in this box she so beautifully decorated.

Top of box with the bow from the Holiday catalog

Side view

from Cathy Hostetler

from Jan Egan

from Kathy Mendenhall

from Lynne Davies

from Peggy Mcdonald

from Susie Homer

Susie's card open

Susie made a coordinating envelope with the new envelope punch board!

Shelagh Spafford, beautifully water colored
I also got a beautifully watercolored card from Pat Schulte.  I thought I had photographed it, but I guess I didn't!  I'll take a photo and update this when I can, sorry Pat.

Happy Stamping!  Mary

Friday, October 25, 2013

Ray is Crowned Duke!

OK, I am really behind on blogging, sorry.

Tonight was the Homecoming football game at my boys' high school.  My younger son was selected to be Duke on the court for the sophomore class..  It was a fun game and CPHS won!

Sunday I am going to show photos of the birthday cards I received from friends.  Then I will show photos of my birthday bash I had a couple weeks ago.  Then finally some Halloween cards!


Ray waiting to go on field

Ray escorting Briana

Ray with his Crown

The Homecoming King was a football player, so they crowned his dad in his place.