Numbers 6:24-26

The Lord bless you, and keep you; The Lord make His face shine on you, And be gracious to you; The Lord lift up His countenance on you, And give you peace. Numbers 6:24-26

Saturday, July 13, 2019

Switching It Up!

Here we July. And I'm making Christmas cards! I usually start in late October, early November and am starting early this year to avoid being rushed.

I cleaned off my work table and put even little bits of scraps away. The table has been cleaned and Christmas supplies brought out. This is fun!

This card was made using a Darice embossing folder, stamp by StampinUp and my handmade card stock. The star isn't showing up but it has yellow Stickles to make it sparkle. The deep green is achieved by using only green tissue paper that was to be discarded from last year.

I plan on entering this in the Outlawz Festive Friday challenge that started 7/12.

Monday, July 1, 2019

Anniversary time

It's been a long since I've posted! But I'm still making paper and cards.

My husband and I celebrated out 50th wedding anniversary in May and I made this little sign from a 150 year old roofing slate tile, acrylic paints and a little ribbon, for him. It's copying a sign I've seen in many stores and have loved. The roofing tile is something my Mom picked up many years ago in a 2nd hand store that I 'inherited.'

This card is one I made from a napkin from our wedding. It is using the melted wax on paper technique. Rather messy but pretty when finished.

This second card I made using a maze from My Favorite Things store and a tiny bead given to me by my friend, Lynn Hagen. It doesn't work great but was still fun. Both card bases are my handmade card stock.

 So there you have my first post for this year. Yes, it's July, I know :) With some luck and fun, I'll be posting regularly again. Bye for now!

Friday, December 22, 2017

Merry Merry Christmas!

2017 is drawing to a close which means Christmas is fast upon us. During this busy time of travel and parties, I wanted to stop long enough to wish anyone who reads are wished a Blessed and safe Christmas season and a New Year filled with fun.

Blessings to all!!! Barbara

Thursday, August 31, 2017

B Bar Ranch

This card is for my closed SIF card group challenge. The challenge is for a Bee card. Since I'm out of town and have to use what is available from the supplies I brought, I'm asking for a real 'stretch' of imagination.

There is a ranch near Gardiner, Montana on the north end of Yellowstone that encompasses land as far as you can see and beyond. A road goes through the middle of the ranch and ultimately leads to a remote campground. It is also a favorite place for locals and the lucky people that are let in on the secret...moose and especially grizzly bears are more commonly spotted on either side of said road. We've seen 5 grizzlies so far and 1 moose, as well as a small family of white tail deer cavorting in a large meadow area. It's well worth the 30 minute drive.

Back to my card. The stretch is the B Bar Ranch sign. It's going to be as close as I can get to producing a bee card for now!

This bear is from a Lawn Fawn set and the papers are taken from my stash.

Wednesday, August 30, 2017


Being away from home for 2 months means mail doesn't get to you as fast. Bills are done online of course but magazines take longer to be forwarded.

At any rate, I received my Quick Cards mag this week and had to make a card with the free stamp and embossing folder. Its just too cute!

I'm entering this card in the Outlawz Monday challenge - Anything Goes with a sentiment.

I popped the sentiment up to stand out and found this perfect piece of burlap for a background and mounted it all on my homemade card stock. Very fun to make.