My Red Hen

I am a paper crafter. I've been playing with paper, ad 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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I'd love to hear from you.
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 lables 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.

Thursday, May 28, 2020

Hamburger Day!!

This morning I realized that I have been                    neglecting my poor blog.
And I was doing so well!
What can I say. I finally got to see my grandbabies complete with hugs, cuddles and sleep overs and I lost thought of anything else
 It had been months!!
I had been deprived way too long and I'm glad the grandbaby drought is over.
I'm back today to report that today is
National Hamburger Day.
I do love myself a good burger!

I made a few little sliders last night and have a couple waiting in the frig to heat  up. I was thinking that they would be perfect to celebrate the day. Then I started looking a photos to add here and they look mighty tasty.
We'll see if my practical and frugal side will win out.
If Steak and Shake or Five Guys start calling to me I may fold. 
Those are my two favorites  
What are yours?
I'd love to know. Maybe a new burger might join the chorus in my head.

Burger anyone?
Yes please. 
Barbecue sauce, grilled onions, and cheese please. 

Monday, May 18, 2020

Over the Rainbow

Hi All
I am SO TIRED of this wind!!
I've decided that I'm closing all my blinds in protest so I can try to get some work done without seeing it.
If it keeps up I hope to see you all on the other side.
I'll wait for you in Munchkin Land.

Hey, if I can picture myself in the Land of Oz, I can sure pretend it's not windy, right?

Thursday, May 14, 2020

Polar Bear Pals

Today I thought I'd share another card we made in Red Hen Roundup class for May.
Aren't these guys just so cute?

I made them with the "Polar Bears Pals" stamp set (#BB-40 at
We do a at least one Christmas card every month and even though I didn't put Christmas sentiments on them this card was the Christmas for the month.
Just pop on a fitting sentiment and I think they would make a great Christmas card.

Tuesday, May 12, 2020

Envelope Slider

 I used this fun die from
(Esentials by Ellen #EEDIEJ-037-16)
and a retired paper from Stampin Up 
to make this Father's Day card for my 
Red Hen Roundup Class this month.
I love the interactive part of the card.

Thanks Ellen!

Monday, May 11, 2020

A Happy Mother's Day!!

I hope you all had a Mother's Day that was made special for you in some way. I myself could not have asked for a better gift than the one I got.
Since COVID19 I have missed my grandbabies terribly. Occasionally the family would pull up to the curb outside my gate to visit from the car. You can see pictures like that from my birthday post. Yesterday in the afternoon I got an text from Megan asking if I would like to have dinner with the boys. OF COURSE I WOULD!! That evening they all went to In and Out for burgers and brought it along with a blanket and chairs to have a picnic out in the yard. It was the first time the kids had even been inside the gate for months. I got to enjoy their company and watch two crazy boys run and play like two crazy boys. And Lyla...what a doll! You can see in the pictures that I had my hands clasped in my lap. I clutched them tightly there the whole time to keep from reaching out to her. Especially when she began crawling over to my chair and pulling herself up to me. I talked to her and enjoyed her smile but kept my hands off. It seemed to me as if she was wondering "Why doesn't my grandma pick me up and play with me?" Believe me my darlin' I wanted to. We even got close enough to briefly take these pictures. 

So while my Mother's Day did not include hugs and hands on play, it was a start and I enjoyed every minute of it.

Friday, May 8, 2020

Pepper the Hedgehog

You know how you wake up in the morning, stretch, and mentally check on what's on your schedule for today? I must confess that lately it's been out of the ordinary for me to even know what day it is.
But today...

I happened across this yvideo on YouTube. This person has truly found a unique way to fill their time (and their living room).
Meet Pepper the Hedgehog.

Amazing right?

This is course number 5 and apparently her course continues to grow as quarantine time continues.

She has picked up a big following and I believe is selling tshirts.

I love her!!

P.S. I labeled this post under Important Info as well as under My Life because...well because it's just an important quarantine event. 😁

P.S.S I wasn't even aware that you could own a hedgehog as a pet.
Now I want one. 🙂

P.S.S. Before I close I just have to include a quick shot of the view above my work desk as I work today. Lovely

Thursday, May 7, 2020

New Neighbor/Bunny Update

I had been a bit worried about my bunny as I hadn't seen him in a while, but when I came back from buying my tacos yesterday there he was lounging in the shade right near the gate.
I rewarded his return with a carrot and I'm sure he was thankful. This virus thing is making me a little crazy and I chat with him as if he understands. Today I was telling him that he's going to get chubby. He just sits in the yard and gobbles away   at the grass...and of course the occasional carrot. I spend my days here alone at my desk looking  out my window to the world and enjoying the view.
Today a new neighbor visited the yard.
A little squirrel was out there munching on something. And if course there are the birds. I love to watch them flitting around. That side of my house looks out only on the yard. You can't see the street at all. It is so peaceful and calming. There is so little traffic during this stay at home order that even the side of the house that faces the street is quiet and peaceful. There will be plenty of noise when the boys can visit again, but for now there is quiet. I'm sitting out there now as I write this enjoying the sunshine, the cool breeze and my flowers. This home is an incredible blessing.