Friday, December 25, 2009

Merry Christmas!

Merry Christmas! We are just waiting for one more delivery and will be 100 percent moved! Can't wait to get back to "normal". Have a blessed Christmas Day.

Friday, November 20, 2009

Happy Thanksgiving

Just wanted to take a few moments to wish you a Happy Thanksgiving. There is a lot to be thankful for this year. My husband hand I have finally purchased a home and will be moving to New Hampshire in a few weeks. The home is wonderful and when we get settled, I will be able to get back to some serious card making. I really miss making cards for Operation Write Home and keeping my stash ahead for all those special events which come up.
I am thankful that God gave us the grace (and patience) to sell our home, look for a home, find the perfect home and box, pack, move and unbox, pack and remove again.
This is just one of many things...but right now, its our biggest thanks.

Thursday, October 1, 2009

Card Obsession

When I first started making cards it was an obession gone wild!! Here is a sample of some of the cards made during the initial romance!!!

My 1'st Christmas Card

Sunday, September 6, 2009

Christmas and Variety Cards for Heroes

Somehow my computer ate my last post so I am re-posting these cards made for Cards for Heroes. It really is a privilege to do such a small task for our great men and women in the Military. Have a happy labor less Labor Day Weekend!

Tuesday, September 1, 2009

Bird Stamp Winner

Contratulations to Judy , she won the Bird Stamp!

She deserves a little good news because her precious grandson is in the hospital recovering from pneumonia complications. Why don't you visit her website and leave her a note of good cheer?Thanks to all who participated and I am sure there will be more goodies posted soon.

Tuesday, August 11, 2009

Stamp Give Away 4000th Visitor Celebration

In celebration of my 4000'th visitor, I am giving away this Martha Stewart Bird Stamp set. It is my way of celebrating you. I will pick a winner on August 30'th which has no significance whatsoever.
All you have to do to win is leave your comment and on 8/30, I will let Mr. Fred randomly pick a name on that date.

Thursday, August 6, 2009

Cards for Heros

I have been making cards to send to Cards for Heroes and thought I would share one of them with you. If you have extra cards hidden in your stash, you might want to check out Cards For Heroes. You send them the cards and they send them to the PX's so our soldiers can send them back to family and friends.

It's a great way to purge your stash and help those who help us.

Monday, July 20, 2009

Children's Candy Bag-Home Coming Sunday

This past Sunday was Home Coming Sunday at our church. It was a wonderful service and was followed by a pot-luck luncheon. I didn't want to make the usual brownies or three-bean salad but decided to make candy bags for the children. I had the stamp, the paper and the bags...all that was needed was the candy which was purchased at K-Mart because they have a great assortment. I stamped a cardboard box because we are notorious for forgetting to bring home the baking dish or the serving spoon.
I chose Mark 10:14 as the scripture for the bags and everyone seemed to enjoy them. Especially the "big" kids.

Sunday, July 12, 2009

Home Made Calendar

Click to play this Smilebox calendar: Life on Pond Road
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This is what I have been doing for the past few weeks. I made these for the daughters of the woman whose home we are renting (she passed away last August). It was fun to do but I calculated the cost of printing at home or sending to Office Max to be printed and bound and chose Office Max. I also made a couple of cards this week end and will be posting them soon. Happy Sunday to all!

Sunday, June 28, 2009

I Miss Winter!

It's been 95 degrees for at least two weeks now. I have a new computer which is fantastic, but my program discs for the camera and printer are somewhere in the moving van way behind some very heavy boxes. I've been digging in there but 95 degrees in a square metal box on wheels is not the ideal place to be digging. Maybe this week.
Until then, we will keep trying.

Wednesday, June 10, 2009

Thank a Soldier Card -- Flag Day 6/14

Monday is Flag Day a little remembered day but I remember it because its my sister's birthday. I'ts always good to thank a soldier for protecting our nation. If you don't know a soldier you can go to your local post office and they post a list of local men and women who are serving our country and would like some correspondence items for the PX.

I made this card and will goto the post office and thank a soldier.

Monday, June 1, 2009

Blog Candy Winners!

Congratulations to the four lovely ladies who will be getting a Hampton Art Stamp. Just send me your address and it will be mailed out to you. You can e-mail me at for privacy.
New York Stamp: Cre8tive Crafter
London Stamp: Sondrina
Paris Stamp: Agus
Rome: KapnCon

Sunday, May 17, 2009

I think it really happened...Vacation!

My husband and I just returned from a 10-day trip to Florida.  We stayed two nights at Amelia Island and you can still park the truck on the beach.  Now we are back to sign the closing papers on our house and move into the rental home while we look for a permanent home.  I'm pretty sure we went away but after two minutes home, we remembered all the things we still have to do.  It was great but ....back to reality.

Saturday, May 2, 2009

Free Blog Candy! Hampton Art Stamps Give-away

Paris Diva (Red)

New York Diva (blue)

London Diva (Yellow)

Rome Diva (black)

These stamps  are by Hampton Art.   I couldn't resit them when I saw them.

To win one of these stamps,  all you have to do is):

 1. post a link on your website back to mine:
 2.)  leave  a comment and vote for your favorite stamp.   (If you don't have a website, just leave your first name and your email address). 

There will be four winners, one from each stamp voted for.

These stamps measure 3  1/2inches  x 5 inches and are brand new from Hampton Art Stamps.  

Because we are in the middle of moving and 10 days in Florida, the Giveaway will be June 1st and four winners will be drawn from the final number of entries.*

*(I am not creating a blog list, this is for my own sharing pleasure and to  meet and greet stamping friends.).

Cast your vote for:

1. London Diva (yellow outfit)
2. Paris Diva (red outfit)
3. Rome Diva (black outfit)
4. New York Diva (blue outfit)

Thursday, April 30, 2009

Art Therapy - Paper Take Weekly

In the middle of painting, packing, cleaning, moving furniture and preparing one house while leaving another, it was time for some Art Therapy!  This weeks Paper Take Weekly challenge was stripes andspots.  It is not as easy as it sounds.  If it were a fashion spread, it would be like a bad golfing outfit.  When making a card stripes and spots are fun and, the possibilities are endless.  

I appreciate taking time out to have a little fun and enjoyed making this card. So I had to unpack a couple of boxes to find my art supplies, it was well worth the distraction.  Visit for some creative ideas.

Thursday, April 16, 2009

Pastel Card - Paper Take Weekly

This weeks Paper Take Weekly challenge was using pastel colors for a card. I embossed a few sea shells, added some paper lace and that was it. Visit for some inspiration with pastels.

Thursday, April 2, 2009

Paper Take Weekly-Circles and Ribbon

My husband and I have sold our home in Virginia and are moving back to N.E. We have until the end of May to find jobs and rent to buy a home or rent a home here for a few months and sock some down payment money away because our mortgage will be paid off. I still had to stop everything and participate in this weeks Paper Take Weekly because its fun.

Paper Take Weekly: this week circles and ribbon. I did this quickly in between packing boxes and packing linen (linen sounds exotic doesn't it? what I mean is sheets. I wish someone would invent the fitted sheet folding gizmo and yes I would pay $19.95 for it.)

From my stash, a half circle.

Tuesday, March 31, 2009

Another Furniture Restoration Project

In the process of cleaning out the basement and getting ready to move, I discovered this old wooden cabinet. I should have taken a "before" picture. It was dusty and the paint was yellowed with age. My husband had car radios, crank shafts and a couple of windshield motors sitting on the shelves.

I took it outside (outside mister!) and repainted it. Shined up the chrome and put the hardware back on it. The inside back wall was already stained a warm cherry red. The glass is missing but I found some great fabric and made a couple of cafe curtains that fit the period of this piece. Oho, its so cute.

Wednesday, March 25, 2009

Paper Take Weeky-Letters Mingle Friends

This week's challenge was especially challenging. Here is my submission. Go to and check out

Tuesday, March 17, 2009

Paper Take Weekly Fruit Theme

This week theme at is fruitful creation. Very's a cherry of a card I made this morning in between packing to move to ? (don't know yet) and doing laundry. Lots of creativity fruitfully multiplying on Paper Take Weekly blog. Go visit and see what's new.

Monday, March 9, 2009

Thinking of You Card-Paper Take Weekly Challenge Paper Take Weekly Challeng...Because it is a busy week, I went ahead and made this card for someone special who is getting well by the day. I found this pattern on line gave it a try. The background of the card was stamped before applying the cut out pieces. I don't have a Cricket but I have scissors. (I just don't run with them.)

Tuesday, March 3, 2009

Paper Take Weekly

This week's challenge at Paper Take Weekly is using orange, pink and brown. Here is my submission. I was thinking polka dots, but I don't have polka dots...

Friday, February 27, 2009

Paper Take Weekly

Here is my submission for Paper Take Weekly
--it's great when they give you a pattern to follow. Go on over to Paper Take Weeky and see what lovely submissions some very creative women have submitted.

Sunday, February 22, 2009

Pie Chest Stamping Cabinet

Thanks Dear!
I made this thank you card for my husband using a stamp set and paper from J&K that I got for Christmas. The French Hen is adorable....

My husband so graciously let me convert this old pie chest cabinet into a stamping cabinet. I keep my stamps, inks, and tools in the top half. Paper and embellishments in the bottom half.
The pie chest has a shelf which conveniently slides out for a work space area. The cafe curtain covers my space when all things are put away. Its functional, has a purpose and easily accessible.