Wednesday, December 16, 2015


I spend the day making preparations for the holidays  - shopping, cleaning, wrapping, cleaning, preparing and my evenings in making cards. The tree is up, the gifts are wrapped and mailed, and the cards are made and sent. Here are the cards that were mailed......

Some are unique and some are variations on a theme. Some you can see the outside and the inside.  I love them all and they were each sent with lots of love. Some were hard to part with - that is funny! Oh Me!

I hope your holidays are filled with love!

Tuesday, November 24, 2015

Thanksgiving - Three

This sweet little card is for my granddaughter.  I love Lawn Fawn's Thankful Mice and Pretty Pink Posh's Storybook 1 die!

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Thanksgiving, two!

So much fun!  Harvest Mouse and Stitched Cover-Up Companion, Diagonal by My Favorite Things, Fall Trees by Hero Arts, Pretty Pink Posh sequins equal fun!!!!

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I love making cards!  I love this time of the year - autumn. I love these Harvest Mice from My Favorite Things!

I also love the Droplets by Pretty Pink Posh!

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Saturday, November 21, 2015

Share Handmade Kindness Challenge Week 3 - Kids

I made this card at the request of my daughter. She needed a card for a co-worker that was leaving. She said he enjoys the photos and cards with our two Dachshunds. 

One dog is in shadow and the other is standing at the opened gate. The sentiment is a play on words, So Looong, meaning goodbye and referring to the length of the dog.

Inside the card I wanted to put "Happy Tails" but I thought that was just too many dog references!

I hope this card qualifies for the Challenge!

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Wednesday, November 11, 2015

Veteran's Day November 11, 2015

This is an omage to my father, 

Warren Alexander Ligget

a Veteran.

He was married and a dad as World War II heated up. He worked/or had worked as an Air-Traffic Controller and he was a pilot. 

I believe this photo is in the Control Tower probably in Billlings, Montana

In this photo he is with my mom, Katherine Mary Nave Ligget

This is 1945, in Guam, where he was stationed. (I remember playing with that pith helmet).

He was one of the lucky ones, he got to come home and live a full life with lots of friends, a devoted wife and four loving daughters. He seldom talked about the war but when he did it was with tears in his eyes.

I miss you daddy. 

Thank you for your service.

Monday, November 9, 2015

Share Handmade Kindness Challenge Week 2: Community


I love my yoga teacher/massage therapist!  
When I saw this stamp from Art Impressions I knew I had to have it!  Then Waffle Flower came out with the Lotus Flower. Then I found the word "namaste" in a Unity set. So there you have it - I bought three stamp sets for one card! So I guess I supported our crafting community as well as making a little "thank you" for my wonderful teacher!!!!

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Sunday, November 8, 2015

Sharing Handmade Kindness

This little cutie is a card that I sent my sister-in-law for her birthday. 

The stamps are Simon Says Stamp with Altenew called "Layered Flowers", Hero Arts ink, Spellbinder's Die, Stampin' Up/Sizzix embossing folder, Pretty Pink Posh's sequins! 
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Sharing the Handmade Kindness!

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Monday, October 26, 2015

Spooky - The Last But Not Least

This card is for my youngest daughter. She loves our Dachshund sisters as much as I do. She accepts their quirky behavior. They are cute and funny and snuggly and happy. But they are also fierce hunters. This is a trait that has not been bred out of them. Their name, Dachshund, means badger hound in German. They would go down the burrows to find badgers (who are very ferocious) and alert the hunters. 

We adopted these girls when their mom had to go into an assisted living home and could only bring one dog. She knew it would be very difficult for the sisters to be separated so the woman bravely put them up for adoption.

We have a chainlink fence surrounding the dog yard.  Really secure, if they got out they would follow their nose looking for prey and I would never see them again. In the first 6 months three rabbits squeezed through the gates and lost their lives in rapid fashion! Wow! My cuddly critters are merciless killers!  

So this card relates to their hunting abilities!

Kinda funny? or not after that story?????

I used Distress ink for the background, Tim's Crazy Bird, The Rubber Cafe's stamp set "Too Cute To Spook",  Sentiment is a font with puppy prints and printed on vellum, and the tree and bats are from My Favorite Things "Spooky Scene".  The hemp is from my stash.

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Friday, October 23, 2015

Spooky!!!! # 6

This is a fun card using the My Favorite Things "Spooky Scene" Die!

This is such a great set that contains all the elements to make a  great Spooky Scene!  I added Distress Ink to make the background, a circle die cut for the moon with Distress Ink, Pretty Pink Posh Sequins, and Stickles for the eyes of the ghost and the bat!

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      My Favorite Things

Monday, October 19, 2015


This is a card that uses dies in a different way. 

The photo does not show the depth and texture of all the pieces.

The white card stock is popped up with foam tape.

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Whooo doesn't love these Crazy Birds and all their 
Crazy Things???

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I love this little Mummy. This time I embossed kraft colored cardstock and the background with white. I love the contrast.

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Spooky! #2

This Spooky card is for my granddaughter.  I have added a couple of surprises for her! In the upper right-hand corner is a Peek-A-Boo die with a Jack O'Lantern and the word BOO!

Inside the card I cut a spider web out of acetate so when you open the card the red-eyed spider pops up and wiggles!

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Spooky! #1

I love making Halloween cards! I love using these images!

I have used Lawn Fawn patterned paper and lamppost die, MFT Stamps Mummy stamp and Simon Says Stamp Trick or Treat, and the sentiment stamp is from The Rubber Cafe Too Cute to Spook. 

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Tuesday, September 15, 2015

Just a Note.....

This little card represents a few techniques. I love to color and I used Zig Clean Color Real Brush watercolors. I love this stamp set from Newton's Nook - Beautiful Blossoms. I also love to mask (well, not really!), I love the results! I added "Just a note" from the Altenew Halftone Thanks set, stamped it with VersaMark and embossed it with Embossing Arts Totally Turquoise.

I hope you like this card!

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Thursday, September 10, 2015


This card is about Happy!

I am happy to receive my new Hero Arts Color Layering Fall Trees!!!  I love this set!  I used it with Pretty Pink Posh's Storybook 1 Die! 

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A Blog Named Hero's Happy Challenge!

A Little Camping, A Little Texture!

This cute card was made with Lawn Fawn's Happy Trails

I cut the brown hills from Stitched Hillside Borders and I used a an embossing folder for texture. The sky is stamped with Hero Arts Constellation Background and Fresh Ink from Impress Cards and Crafts and embossed with Stampendous Opaque White Detail Powder.  The stamps were colored with Copics.

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