Tuesday, August 29, 2017

Summer Card Swap

I received my three cards from the Summer Card Swap. The card swap ended July 30th, but a few people sent cards later.  Pictures are posted below:

These are the cards Megan sent out to her partner:

Cards made by Jacque:

Kayla sent these cards to her swap partner Dagmar:

A picture of the cards Amy made:

These cards are made by Nanci.

Cards made by Rosa:

Cards created by Raine:

Cards created by Rebecca:

Cards created by Nancy:

More beautiful cards from the exchange:

Monday, August 21, 2017

Black Bean Quesadilla

Meatless Monday with my Meat Eating husband

The left burner is for the meat version, the right with black beans instead of meat.

Sautee the meat with red onion and corn.

Add a little seasoning

Monday, August 14, 2017

Happy Mail from Kyra

Kyra sends the most beautiful mail. I love watching her videos and gaining inspiration from them. Here are a few pictures from my most recent Happy Mail from Kyra.

Kyra recently also opened her first shop, check it out: www.simplycreativekyra.com

Flowerbed gardening

I've had some seeds laying around the house for years. My flower bed infront of the house has been bare for years. I just didn't have the time to tend to it. Then a few weeks ago I had this idea..... (me and my ideas) that I would just plant what ever seeds I have in this flowerbed and watch and see what happens. 

So far, the pumpkin seeds and cucumber seeds have taken off. It's probably a little late in the season to be planting these things, but I'm curious to see what happens. 


 I received a packet of Zinnia's from a penpal and let my grandson Dominic plant them in the garden two days ago. If you look to the right, you can already see it sprouting.

Friday, August 11, 2017

Summer ATC Swap

Joined another Facebook forum (Pocketletter and Embellishments Swap) event (Summer Time themed ATC Cards). I made these ATC cards last week with my daughter Nicole. I sent four of the cards I made to my swap partner Breana. She took this picture and thanked me. She stated that she liked the one with the Hawaiin shirt the best. 

These were the directions:

What does summer mean to you?
Create 4 summer themed ATC Cards
Mail them in a plastic sleeve or bag to protect them
new to ATC Cards search youtube and pinterest for pictures and videos and turorials to get you started.
- did you know that a 9 pocket pocket letter is actually 9 ATC Cards
- click going to receive updates and comments. 
IM in & where you are and where you want to mail too to receive your partner
-partners posted 1-2 days before event starts

Thursday, August 10, 2017

Summer ATC

My daughter Nicole and I made these Artist Trading Cards last weekend. I think they turned out beautifully. 

Wednesday, August 9, 2017

Secret Santa Swap

Christmas in July Swap

I was bored one day this summer and joined a Facebook forum titled "Happy Swapping and more". It's a pretty neat group and the administrator adds new events all the time. Unfortunetly, people sometimes do not fullfil their side of the bargain and people end up empty handed. I was lucky enough to get an honest person as a partner and she sent me these lovely items in a box. 

Schramke from Berlin Family Tree