Linda on April 20th, 2014

Wishing all of you a happy and blessed Easter!

Happy Easter!

Happy Easter! Graphic Source: Miss Kate Cuttables

Linda on April 15th, 2014

Really? We are not amused. It is April 15, and we would so like to see our daffodils and tulips in bloom very soon. Please see if you might consider lifting this curse off of our weather. Thanks so much.

April 2014

Snow bulbs

Linda on April 10th, 2014
box card

Easter Box Card

Loving the box card series from Lori Whitlock in the Silhouette store–this is one of two cards for Easter to create on your Silhouette! The Silhouette store:

Plus, it folds nicely to fit in an a2 envelope.

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Linda on April 5th, 2014

Sam DekkerGood luck to the Wisconsin Badgers tonight! Cheering on our hometown boy, Sam Dekker!

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Linda on March 30th, 2014

Great night, Badgers! On to the Final Four!


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Linda on June 19th, 2012

I’ve been participating in the 1940 Census indexing project–and it’s 50% complete! It’s not too late to sign up and transcribe when you have time:


Linda on June 17th, 2012

Happy Father’s Day to all of you dads out there! Wanted to share the card I made with Sizzix dies and the Silhouette Cameo for Father’s Day. It was inspired by this project:

but my version is modified since I could not acquire all the components locally in time.

The gears, butterfly, ticket, and cards are all from Sizzix dies–the Steampunk stamp is from Tim Holtz. The “DAD” lettering was made with the Silhouette Cameo.¬† I made a paper template for the little manilla cardstock envelope (2 1/4″ x 2″) and cut and scored it.

Hope all of you enjoyed a great day!

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Linda on May 31st, 2012

Stabilo Point 88 Apricot Orange

There are many things to love about this European¬† fine line pen from JetPens besides the gorgeous color, but one of them is that I don’t have to worry about it drying out quickly. I don’t know about you, but I am always leaving the caps off of my pens or not replacing them tightly enough. The formulation in the water-based ink lets you leave it the cap off for an extended period of time, though, and it retains its full color–love that!

The color is very vibrant–it is a darker shade on plain paper and lighter on cold press watercolor paper. The 0.4 fine tip is one of my favorites for writing as well as adding fine detail to a drawing, and it worked very well for that. There’s a range of 25 beautiful colors to choose from as well.

Go on over and take a look–I think you’ll like these and more at JetPens!

Stabilo Point 88 Apricot Orange

Linda on March 29th, 2012

1940 census

is available on Monday, April 2. Another source to use in locating your family’s enumeration district is Steve Morse’s site: How to Access the 1940 Census in One Step


Linda on March 14th, 2012

Uni-Ball UM-153

I like to use a white pen outline on the cards that I make as well as occasionally write on dark paper; but I really didn’t believe that anyone made a white pen that didn’t stick or skip after one or two uses. I’ve seen the Jet Pens recommended on other sites, so I decided to finally give them a try.

So far, the pens are a WOW–they have a smooth writing flow with no skips or fading on the page.

I’ll let you know how they work for me on a variety of media in the next few weeks–

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