Thursday, November 19, 2020


 Well we now have the virus in our household. Hubby started not feeling well Saturday and I told him if he did not feel any better by Monday he better get tested. Sure enough he has the virus and now I am started with the same symptoms as he did. Mostly like a head cold with sore throat, cough and runny nose. He had a low grade fever a couple times but so far I have not had any fever.

Anyway since I was to have an appointment on Wednesday with my surgeon I called in to see if I should cancel. They recommended I keep the appointment because of my cancer diagnosis but go to the outside clinic which was in the Emergency parking lot. So we did and parked in special slots with numbers assigned to them along with a phone number. So when we got there I called that number and told them Slot #5 and the surgeon and a nurse came out and checked my incision while I sat in the car. They both were gowned and masked up really well and so I hope that they will not be infected. But the good news is that my incision is doing what it is supposed to do....drain. I am to see him again after we are done quarantining.

We are instructed to rest a lot, drink lots of fluids, take Tylenol and so therefore I don't imagine I will be posting any cards for awhile again. At least before I got this COVID-19 I had sent out all the Thanksgiving cards to the shut-ins. So many of the nursing homes have this virus too. So I hope the cards will perk up those infected.  

It seems to be very catchy stuff. And, we always masked up but I guess that doesn't mean you will not get it. Only went to the grocery store and drug store. Also the doctors office a lot. So far we seem to have mild cases as the fevers are low or non existant in my case. I hope all of you continue to stay away from it.

God bless, Verna

Monday, November 16, 2020

Pilgrim Thanksgiving

 This is the Thanksgiving design I made to send to the shut-ins. It was very simple to do as I printed out the pre-colored images from Jan's Digitals Pilgrim Thanksgiving set. It was one of two colored versions of this image but I chose to use the one with a blue background. I am entering this in the November 2020 Jan's Digitals Challenge-Anything Goes.

I added the image and sentiment to my program and then proceeded to print them out. I cut them to the size I wanted and then layered them onto a Gina K. Designs Cranberry Tart card base. I also grabbed a sentiment from the set for the inside too!

Thanks for visiting! Each day I feel a bit better except for the old that never seems to end for me! Stay well everyone!

God bless, Verna

Friday, November 13, 2020

100th Christmas Card

 Well my goal of 100 Christmas cards has been reached so any I make above that amount will go towards next year's supply. I was glad I started in January making my cards so that I am not so rushed in finishing them. And, especially this year when I am still in recovery mode from breast cancer. I am very happy with this last one I made too.

The pattern paper, coffee and poinsettia are all from various digital sets from Artsystamper. All are pre-colored. If you look close you can see a slight variation in the background paper as I found out I was running out of ink. It originally was to be light brown but it ended looking more like lavender towards the bottom. I used it regardless though. The sentiment is from Cutplorations and I die cut it once in white and once in dark green and layered them together to give a different look. I thought it looked like the sentiment was more outstanding this way. The card stock base and red layer are pre-cut and from The Paper Cuts. The white and dark green card stock for the sentiment are from Gina K. Designs.

Not only is this my last Christmas card for this season but also the last entry I will be adding to the 2020 Fall/Winter Coffee Lovers Blog Hop challenge. I have enjoyed making cards for this hop and it was an incentive for me to get back into my old hobby too. I think that was a great part of healing as well. 

Well, my focus now will be on a few Thanksgiving cards I will be sending to shut-ins this year. I have the elements all ready for assembling so it should not take me too long. Then I will write in them and get them posted. Until next time everyone stay well and have a fantastic life!

God bless, Verna

Snowman Mug

 Here is another Christmas design I made using the Stampin' Up! pattern papers, Gina K. Designs card stock, Cutplorations Merry Christmas die and Stamplorations Christmas Mugs Circles Printable sheet. All combined together they made another great looking Christmas card.

I am entering this in the 2020 Fall/Winter Coffee Lovers Hop Challenge. I wanted most of my cards for this hop to be Christmas ones. Today is the last day for the challenge too!

Thanks for visiting and I will be sharing one more card with you as well today!

God bless, Verna

Thursday, November 12, 2020

Be Merry

 For this card I used several Artsystamper pre-colored digitals as well as some of the coffee themed pattern paper offered at Artsystamper. I arranged them on my computer program and then printed them out so that I could make a card with it. I hand stamped the Be Merry which is a sentiment on the A Jillian Vance Design stamp set called Simply Said: Whimsical Santa. The coffee cup digital I colored with my Copic markers and the sentiment was stamped with ink from Gina K. Designs. 

This will make me another Christmas card for my stash and it will also be entered into the 2020 Fall/Winter Coffee Lovers Challenge. There is still time to enter projects so if you are so inclined I would suggest you do it soon. Entries end Friday!

Thanks for visiting and for all the great comments.

God bless, Verna

Wednesday, November 11, 2020

Hot Cocoa Time!

 I decided to make a card showing that winter is the time for hot cocoa too. I chose to use The Penguin and Marshmallow stamp set from Stampingbella for my design. I colored it with my Copics and then sponged on a wintery looking sky with Gina K. Designs Navy ink. I used a fussy cut paper in a curvy  edge to use as a mask when I sponged on the sky. The next step was to add some flicks of snow from a paint brush with white acrylic paint by lightly tapping on the handle of the brush. Lastly I stamped the sentiment and then mounted this simple scene to a green panel before adding it to the white card base.

This card will be entered in the 2020 Fall/Winter Coffee Lovers challenge which is ongoing this week. If you want to join in you have until Friday. 

Also I want to wish all the veterans past and present a wonderful Veteran's Day! Thank you for your service. God bless all of you!

Take care everyone!

God bless, Verna

Tuesday, November 10, 2020

Slimline Coffee Card

 I made another one for the 2020 Fall/Winter Coffee Lovers challenge using more Stampin' Up! pattern papers. I also used the Gina K. Designs circle die set and a sentiment. The red and white card stock are also from Gina K. Designs. The little cute guy in the cup image is from the Stamplorations Christmas Mugs printable sheet. Before adding all the layers together I added a light tan ribbon and then placed some red rhinestones on it. The circle designs I popped up!

Have a great day everyone. And thanks for visiting!

God bless, Verna


 Well we now have the virus in our household. Hubby started not feeling well Saturday and I told him if he did not feel any better by Monday...