Monday, May 16, 2022

More Stenciling

 I felt up to being creative so I made another simple card using a stencil from Artplorations which is a division of Stamplorations. Right now the owner (Shari) is very ill so only the digital images can be ordered from her website. I hope she can beat this breast cancer and be able to enjoy life again. She was on my mind and in my prayers so this card is made in her honor.



I intentionally left a sentiment off and am waiting to add a sentiment when I need one for a specific occasion. It is nice to have blank places on cards that will work for this way.

Well I wish you all well. Take care and God bless, Verna 




Monday, May 9, 2022

Getting Dark Outside

 I was curious to see if I could create a cloudy night sky by using a brushed ink background and some stencils. So luckily I had a cloud stencil and some flowers on a stencil with me at the care center so I could make a simple scene.


Thanks for your positive feedback to my other attempts trying to make cards with limited supplies. I sure do miss my stash at home but will do my best trying to have fun at least.

God bless, Verna 

Tuesday, May 3, 2022

I Can’t Draw

 Greetings Everyone,


Another card done with my limited supplies. I used a Crafters Companion stencil for my background. The inks used were Color Fuse cubes from The Rubbernecker. The sentiment I took from a set from Gina Marie.

The tie I hand drew so that explains how stupid It looks. And I wish I had my Gamsol to do the Prismacolors with better blending. Also my printing of # 1 Dad is very rugged looking but I am trying to convince myself it is more masculine looking. So far I am  still not succeeding. I chose shades of orange as for this son-in-law orange is his favorite color. At least one card is finished.

Thanks for the wonderful comments on my previous card. I am happy to being creative again. It is good therapy.

Take care and God bless, Verna 



Saturday, April 30, 2022

Happy Mother’s Day

Well I will try again.



 Well I attempted making a card with limited supplies. I used an Artplorations stencil from Stamplorations, some small ink cubes from Altenew, Prismacolors pencils to add accents and a Gina Kay Designs black ink for the sentiment. I did not have a stamp set with a Happy Mother’s Day sentiment so I instead used the With Love which works too. 

Thanks for looking. God bless, Verna

Friday, April 8, 2022

Small Coloring Page

 Hi everyone,

Long time no see! I think I finally am able to sign into my blog by using Safari so hope it works. 

This isn’t a card but it is a small fine detailed coloring design. I colored it with colored pencils but my hands are still a bit shaky and then also I don’t have a good surface to do it on so it is really messy in spots but still it was a fun time for me.



Thanks  to my friend for sending the card to me. I did have lots of issues getting the photo added. I wish I could get more supplies on hand like a few stamps and stencils. But for now all I have is colored pencils.

Take care everyone!

God bless, Verna



Tuesday, January 4, 2022

New Address Update

 I have moved. My new updated address is:

St. Williams Care Center, 103 N.Viola St., Milbank, SD 57252.

Note: I only changed the S. to N.  So sorry I messed up.

 I like it here too. I am only 9 miles from our farm so that means Arlin doesn’t have to travel so far to see me. I am afraid it may be a long time before I can make cards. Not much room to bring supplies in and I may be here a long time. But I am treated well and good cooks here. I want to lose weight and hard to do with great cooks. Haha!

Thanks for the beautiful cards, prayers and well wishes. 

Hugs, Verna 

More Stenciling

 I felt up to being creative so I made another simple card using a stencil from Artplorations which is a division of Stamplorations. Right n...