Friday, September 28, 2018


I am very sorry that I have not been able to post lately.
I have many tasks that keep me quite busy, 
plus I am getting older and it takes longer to get things done.

BUT...a very delightful event occurred last week!
I had a visit from Sharon, better known as Shaz.

She is a fellow card creator who lives in Australia
and we have been online friends for several years.

You will want to visit her even if you are not a card maker.

It was such a blessing to meet her in person and visit and share
our experiences, go shopping and out to eat!

We especially enjoyed going to Michaels, Hobby Lobby 
and Tuesday Morning and going through their card making things.

She taught me some new techniques to make my cards better.
We also shopped online for some stamps and dies.

We had a great time!

I am missing her sweet companionship and our conversations, 
but she was getting tired since she had already visited 
several other countries and friends before come to the US.

She stopped in Texas overnight and Hawaii for a few 
days after leaving here.  I just got an e-mail
saying that she is on her way home!

Pray that God will help her to recover quickly from the trip and 
be back to sharing her beautiful work with all her friends.

Love you Shaz!

I thank my God upon every remembrance of you
Philippians 1:3

Here is the card we created using tissue paper and 
embossing powder:

God bless you all!

Tuesday, July 3, 2018

Monday, May 28, 2018

I will forever be indebted to those who sacrificed
their lives frighting for our freedom and 
my deepest appreciation goes out to their families 
who daily bear the pain of their loss.

Greater love hath no man than this,
that a man lay down his life for his friends.
John 15:13

Saturday, May 19, 2018


  Casting all your care upon him;
for he careth for you
1 Peter 5:7


Somebody knows when your heart aches,
And everything seems to go wrong.
Somebody knows when the shadows
Need chasing away with a song.

Somebody knows when you’re lonely,
Tired, discouraged and blue,
Somebody wants you to know Him,
And know that He dearly loves you.

Somebody cares when you’re tempted,
And the world grows dizzy and dim;
Somebody cares when you’re weakest,
And farthest away from Him.

Somebody grieves when you’re fallen,
Even then you’re not lost from His sight;
Somebody waits for your asking
Him to take the gloom from your night.

Somebody loves you when weary;
Somebody loves you when strong;
He always is waiting to help you
And watches you all the day long.

Are you needing His presence so holy
Or needing His friendship so true?
His name? We call Him Jesus.
His people? Folks just like me and you.

I love them that love me;
and those that seek me early shall find me.
Proverbs 8:17 

Several of my new cards:




Saturday, May 12, 2018

‘ A Mother’s Love ‘ 

Whose is the heart that burst with pride each time she sees your face.
Whose are the eyes that dart about, to check your world is safe.
Whose are the arms that wrap you up and hold you tight and close.
Whose is the love that’s always there whenever you need it most.

Whose is the smile that lights the room when you smiling too
Whose shoulder is the place to be, when only a cuddle will do.
Whose chest is warm and comforting when you’re a weary soul
Whose motivation only has your happiness as her goal. 

Whose are the tears that cry for you as you grow old and free
Whose is the heart that aches so much, in the space where you should be.
Whose is the head that knows that you must find your path alone
Whose is the voice who welcomes you each time you go back home. 

Who could have so many facets that make her oh so great 
Who has you on her mind each day, and today we celebrate.
Whose hands hold and guide you, in a way unlike another 
All these are part and parcel of the joys of being a mother.

A mother laughs our laughter: 
sheds our tears, 
fear our fears. 
She lives our joys. 
Cares our cares, and
all our hopes and
dreams she shares.