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Minnesota, United States
I am retired and loving it. I have a wonderful husband of 55 years. We have 3 awesome children, 7 fabulous grandchildren and 8 incredibly precious great-grandchildren. I enjoy reading, walking, biking, card making, tatting, X stitching and quilling. My winters in Minnesota are spent mostly indoors while in the summer my husband and I spend quality time on our Harley enjoying the beautiful scenery in our area. I hate to cook, love anything sweet and have mixed feelings about exercising.

Friday, February 19, 2016

MSCB 2/17/16

This week on Mod Squad Challenge http://modsquadchallenge.blogspot.com/2016/02/the-great-outdoors.html we were asked to use "the Great Outdoors" in our card.
I used a Tiddly Ink Digital image colored with Spectrum Noir pens for my project.  Originally I had the Happy Birthday in blue letters but I didn't think they stood out enough.  I cut a second set in gold glitter paper and glued them offset to my blue ones.  TFL

Friday, February 12, 2016

looking for a pattern

Can anyone tell me where I can find a needle tatting pattern using a covered ring? I've seen several photos using this technique but have been unable to find any patterns.

Wednesday, February 10, 2016

Distressed Ink Background

This is a card I made today using a technique from Jennifer McGuire Ink called
Easy distress Ink Backgrounds http://www.jennifermcguireink.com/videos
I used Fired Brick Distress Ink, Mandarin Perfect Pearls and a Recollections Stencil.
I am entering into this weeks MSCB http://modsquadchallenge.blogspot.com/ From the Heart.

Just one more Valentine.

Just when you think you've seen the last of my Valentine cards MSCB http://modsquadchallenge.blogspot.com/ has a heart theme for this week.  I love this card I made for my great-grandson and hope you enjoy seeing "just one more". TFL

Sunday, February 7, 2016


Just another Valentine card.  I love this Tiddly Ink image.
I'm entering this into MSCB http://modsquadchallenge.blogspot.com/

Friday, February 5, 2016

This week on MSCB  were to challenged to use hearts & flowers on our card.  I used a TiddlyInk digi image colored with Spectrum Noir pencils and adapted two Memory Box dies to make my hearts & flowers. TFL http://modsquadchallenge.blogspot.com/