Happy Thanksgiving!

Gratitude can transform common days into thanksgivings, turn routine jobs into joy, and change ordinary opportunities into blessings.
William Arthur Ward

Happy Thanksgiving from America’s home town.

We will be spending our day on Cape with grandchild number 3. Lucky us!

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The first day of spring is one thing, and the first spring day is another. The difference between them is sometimes as great as a month. Henry Van Dyke


This quote is so appropriate for the New England area. We have had maybe 3 “spring like” days (well, for me “spring like” means temps in the 60s) since spring began. Don’t get me wrong, I will gladly take these days over the loooong winter we all experienced in this area.

Easter was one of the days we were able to go outside and the twins & I took full advantage by blowing bubbles. I did not get pictures of the kids outside, however, here’s a pic of the 3 cutie pies inside.

I hope you are having many “spring like” days no matter where you live.

Take care!


Imitation is the sincerest form of flattery. Charles Caleb Colton

Good Morning!

Today I am finally going to add the other piece to this blog; the card making piece. I enjoy card making; however; not being very creative myself, I have to imitate the beautiful cards that others make. Here are a few samples:

Whenever possible I give credit where credit it due.

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At least it’s not snowing today and the sun is shining. Staying positive and wishing for SPRING!

Take care!


Inspiration Watching the NFL Playoffs

“Practice random acts of creativity.”

I found this as a printable on Pinterest. It was from Etsy. I will have go back to find the source.

Anyway, people say they find inspiration from a variety of sources. Yesterday while watching the Cowboys and the Colts game, I noticed the Cowboys uniforms and thought what a nice color combination (white, royal blue, aqua). So do you think I was truly invested in the game?

I’ll be watching (really watching) the Patriots play this weekend. Red, white and blue is a terrific color combo.

Just sayin’, you never know when you might be hit by a line backer or a bit of inspiration.

Go Pats!

Take care!

January = Organization

“A clean house is the sign of a broken iPad.”
I found this on Pinterest & made it more “me” by substituting iPad for computer.

So many of us have lofty goals in January to purge and get organized. I did a mini version today.
Here are the before and after shots. Oh, and the m&ms were totally necessary in order to keep my energy level up during the grueling process.






On my continuing quest to post cards that I made and/or copied from talented card makers, here’s the revised card that I made yesterday. After looking at it, I decided that the circle needed to be smaller. So…here’s the new and hopefully improved card. What do you think?


Take care!

Day 2 of the New Year – Fun, Fun, Fun!


I can’t post too much right now as I am watching my new grandson (grandchild no.3) while his parents are at a CPR course which they have to take as they teach at a residential school for special needs children.

I left the other grandkids with my husband at our house. They had a sleepover and will be picked up by our son.

Busy day for me. I’ll be one tired grammy at the end of the day, but will also be filled with love.

Well, I did have time to copy another card. Unfortunately I do not know who made this lovely card and cannot give credit where credit is due. I did change mine up a little. Looking at mine, I think I will scale down the circle tag on the next one. Stayed tuned.


This old lady is going downstairs now to veg on the couch.

Take care!

It’s a New Year, It’s a New Day, It’s a New Life

Write it on your heart that every day is the best day in the year.
Ralph Waldo Emerson

Happy New Year! May 2015 be a year of love, light and kindness.

When I first started this blog, it was my intention to document my ordinary life and also to post cards that I made. Well, cards that I copied from more talented card makers. And boy, oh boy, there are many, many creative and talented artists in the card making world. I have been saving images of cards I like for quite some time now. It started with Pinterest and then continued when I got my iPad.

Now, finally, in 2015, I am going to begin with the card posting goal of this blog.
Using the card made by the gifted and talented Marisa Ritzen for inspiration, here goes nothin’…or maybe a little something. You can decide.

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I do know one thing, I have to learn how to photograph my cards correctly.

12:31 AM – Hello Charlie

Welcome to the world my beautiful grandson!
Your entrance was not an easy one, but you & your mom (your dad was a great coach too) did an amazing job. To my delight, I was there to witness the miracle of your birth.
Weighing in at 7 lbs. 7 oz. and measuring 21 inches, you are perfect in every way.

I love you to the moon, back and beyond.

Love always,