Saturday, December 27, 2014

An Invitation from Cooper
Cooper says, "Please visit the Penny Black blog today for another installment of Runs with Scissors"

We have all returned home and we are back to doing what we love!  Hope you all had a wonderful Christmas.  Thanks so much for stopping by and for checking out the Penny Black blog


Saturday, December 20, 2014

Merry Christmas!!

I am in Milwaukee to celebrate an early Christmas with some of my kids and the two littlest grandkids. 

I wish all of my blogging friends and guests a Merry Christmas!  May all your Christmas wishes come true!

And in case you are feeling stressed or grumpy:

This photo of 17 month old Evelyn Rose will cheer you up!

Evelyn now has a baby brother and this Grandma is spending time with him as you read this.

I am running with scissors on the Penny Black blog today.  And as an incentive to make you visit, I've posted a photo of Evelyn's new baby brother, Jack, over there.

Thank you for visiting my blog today and all year long.  I love seeing you on the  Penny Black blog when I take over on Saturdays!  Merry Christmas!!

Wednesday, December 17, 2014

Penny Black and Simon Says Stamp

My friend Barb Engler is the guest designer this month on the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge blog.  This week the theme is "winter" and they are highlighting Penny Black stamps.  In spite of the fact I should be making sure everything is ready for our flight to Wisconsin tomorrow, I could not resist entering the challenge.

40-356 Woodland Wonder;30-261 Nature's Friends;  51-069 Together
I am editing this post to add that I am also entering this card in Virginia Lu's challenge "All things distressed".  The background is made with distress inks applied with the blending tool.

And because there is magic in the air at this time of the year, I will be in Wisconsin and on the Penny Black blog this Saturday!  I told you, it's magic!!

When I look at this card I see a winter sky .. I hope Simon Says agrees!

Thanks for stopping by.  I love sharing cards made with the Penny Black slapstick stamp Woodland Wonder.

Saturday, December 13, 2014

Adorned with Love and Running with Scissors

My goodness!  It's been two weeks since I've posted on my blog.  Thanksgiving was a lovely day, even though we celebrated on Wednesday instead of Thursday.  My daughter Kathy and Larry's golfing partner Tom added much to the enjoyment of the day.

I am back to running with scissors on the Penny Black blog today.  I've missed my visits there lately and had a bit of trouble remembering how to get there!

40-341 Adorned with Love
I've also been working with a Penny Black slapstick stamp lately called Adorned with Love.  While it could be a very elegant Christmas stamp, I also see it's potential for friendship, love and Valentine's Day.  I added some little dew drops onto the purple image and some shiny red hearts for the Valentine's version.  You might notice that on the purple card, I've cut away the lines framing the image.  It just gives the image a different look.  Love it when we can use a stamp in different ways for different occasions!
Add cap40-341 Adorned with Love
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