My Red Hen

I am a paper crafter. I've been playing with paper, and cutting and pasting for many years now and I still just love it. I teach classes each month and would love to have you.
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Every now and then I have some cards or little treats available for sale that may be seen here.
My blog also contains my personal posts. Ignore them if you like, but you may get a kick out of them. Maybe my girls will read them one day and get insights into the inner workings of an old woman's brain....Scary Thought!
There is a list of labels on the right side of the blog, so you can click there to go to only the posts that you are interested in. That will allow you to skip the personal posts and any items for sale if you wish. No matter which way you choose, I hope will enjoy my little blog and visit often.

Friday, October 1, 2021

World Smile Day

Since 1999 the first Friday in October has been designated as World Smile Day which aims to spread the message of smiles and friendliness to the world. 

I'm not feeling tip top today but I can sure muster a Smile. No one may see it except the puppies I'm watching but they'll enjoy it. I'll smile double while I'm out and about tomorrow. 

Happy Smile Day to all of you!

Thursday, September 30, 2021


 Today is Love People Day!!

I'm sure there's someone in your life who could really use a little reminder of how much they are loved and while we're at it let's do a little something loving for those that we may come in contact with today. Pay for the persons meal behind us in line at the drive up or the purchase of the one behind us in the check out line. Add a extra good tip to our waitress after our meal while eating out. Or in smaller ways just a smile, a thank you, or holding a door are little ways we can just send out a bit of love to those around us. 

As card makers we have another way to spread a little love. A handmade card showing up in a mailbox among the bills and junk mail never fails to bring a boost. 

Just as a reminder, in just a few days on Saturday our own very special holiday is coming. It's World Card Making Day!! What a perfect time to get together with a friend and do some cutting and pasting while making some awesome cards. Or just a great excuse to get out all those supplies at home on your own and play ALL DAY!!

I'll share a card or two that I make and I'd love to see the creations you come up with on your own or with friends so please share in the comments. 

Have a great day all, and get out there and spread some love. ❤ 

Monday, September 20, 2021

National Queso Day

 Today apparently is National Queso Day. I am not a fan of this gooey, spicy stuff but I know I'm in the minority. 

I came across this offer for those of you who love the stuff. 

Cheesy, creamy, ooey, gooey, goodness...Mouth watering yet? In celebration of National Queso Day, we are gifting our loyal guests a FREE REGULAR Chips and Queso with a Regular Entrée purchase!

Now while I don't care for the queso, I LOVE Costa Vida. Their sweet pork is to die for so I may use this an excuse to visit. 

Maybe I'll see you there queso fans!!


Friday, September 17, 2021

National Guacamole Day

 Time for another crazy national holiday. 

Today is National Guacamole Day!!

I will not be celebrating with you however since I don't like avocados or guacamole. Sorry..I can hear most of you saying WHAT???

For those of you who love the stuff Costa Vida is offering free chips and guacamole in honor of the day. Now while I don't like guacamole, I LOVE Costa Vida! Their sweet pork is to die for. I'd go by to "sort of" celebrate but I'll be doing some dog sitting so you will all have to celebrate without me. 

So, happy Guacamole Day to all you avocado 🥑 lovers enjoy your day and your chips. 

Monday, September 13, 2021

National Holidays

I'm trying to keep track on my calendar of all the national holidays I become aware of. Both important, silly and uplifting. 

For instance yesterday was Grandparents Day (an important one in my book). Here is the history of this "very important" day. 

In 1969, nine-year-old Russell Capper sent President Nixon a letter suggesting that a day should be set aside in order to celebrate grandparents. On June 12, 1969, he received a letter back from Rose Mary Woods — Personal Secretary to the President — reading, “Dear Russell

Thank you for your letter to President Nixon. Your suggestion regarding a Grandparent’s Day is appreciated, but the President ordinarily issues proclamations designating periods for special observance only when a Congressional resolution authorizes him to do so. With best wishes, Sincerely, Rose Mary Woods Personal Secretary to the President.”

Following this letter, Marian McQuade was recognized nationally by the U.S. Senate and by President Jimmy Carter as the founder of National Grandparents Day. McQuade wanted to educate the youth about the importance of seniors and the contributions they have made throughout history. She urged the youth to “adopt” a grandparent and learn more about their lives, challenges, and desires for the future.

In 1977, Senator Randolph, with the help of other senators, introduced a joint resolution to the senate requesting the president to “issue annually a proclamation designating the first Sunday of September after Labor Day of each year as ‘National Grandparents’ Day’.” Congress passed the legislation, proclaiming the first Sunday after Labor Day as National Grandparent’s Day. On August 3, 1978, Jimmy Carter signed the proclamation, and the day was finally celebrated the following year.

Thanks Russell!!!

I spent the day with three of my four grand kids and had a wonderful time. 

It is my goal to talk about these days on my blog and occasionally add a Make-N-Take video to help celebrate them. 

Today is Positive Thinking Day and while I did not create a Make-N-Take to go along with the theme I do plan on working all day so I'm going to put on my Positive Thinking cap and positively think that I will get lots and lots done. I also positively think that I will remember to post some picture proof on my blog tomorrow to record that I accomplished my goal. 

Guess that means I'd better get to work. 

How about you guys??

Sunday, August 29, 2021

Marshmallow Toasting Day

 Well All, summer hasn't left us yet and tomorrow is National Marshmallow Toasting Day. 

I was going to make a cute card as a Make-N-Take, but I'm not feeling well and unable to get it done. 

I'd love to see if one of you come up with a cute card or scrapbook layout with the theme. If you do, please post it here and all who do will be entered into a drawing for a little prize. 

I did do a layout at one point. I'm not at home now but I will be going by there tomorrow. If I find it I will add a picture here. 

For now I'll just add this cute image and wish you all a great day. 

Tuesday, August 24, 2021

August Crop

Evidence of a weekend well spent.