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that happen in my life, the joys, the smiles, the blessings. I hope you
will enjoy yourself here and please leave a comment.
Cathy (Mercieschild)

Saturday, May 3, 2014

I have not posted since January because I had an accident and it required me having a whole new hip and bone.  So I have been in the process of healing and learning to walk and finding life a bit different than before.  Also we are now in Montana and I am once again collecting some stamping things as I had to leave most of what I had behind because of traveling in the car and not having enough room. But you know the saying, " a stamper cannot be stopped" LOL.
I am so happy that the other day I was able to walk 2 miles and my goal is for at least 3 as I have to be able to walk quite a distance when we get to the Philippines to work with the people and the homeless children. I am planning on taking many images and color crayons so they can have fun. I can't take much on the plane so I decided that was the best.  Hugs, Cathy K

Envelope Swap

We had an absolutely fun Envelope Swap on our House Mouse List. Chrisann sent each of us an envelope with a square of checkered paper and a square of purple paper and an image and a saying and 3 purple dots and purple ribbon.We were allowed  to add 2 embellishments. Mine was 2 butterflies.  I love butterflies.  Everyone received the same thing in their envelopes and it was amazing the different things we all came up with. Not one of us made our cards the same way LOL. This was my take. I used a frame die cut to cut the front edges of the papers .  You will see the inside in the next post. This was so much fun, I hope we do it again. I apologize for not being able to cut around the card and had to leave so much background.  I have a new computer and it does not have a graphic program on that I know of.  So I will have to be finding one so I can cut around the cards.  I love my new computer and it allows me to have contact with my International friends.  That means a lot to me.  Hugs, Cathy K 

Inside Evelope Swap

Having used all but the saying and the image and white paper left this is what I came up with :)  this swap was so much fun.  Thank you Chrisann

Monday, January 13, 2014

House Mouse Christmas Ornament Challenge 2013

It is tipped a bit sideways, I guess I got it off center a bit. I made 6 of them. I didn't have much with me because we were in the process of relocating but I had the scalloped card and I went to the Dollar Store and saw the snowflakes so I took my blue eye shadow and highlighted the snowflakes, cut out the house mouse image from a bigger image and one of my girls on my stamping list sent me the flowers and then in one of the sleeves of my suitcase I found the 
Happy Holiday and gems.  I am finding that a stamper can make a card no matter what the obsticals LOL  
Hope you all had a wonderful Christmas. 

My Christmas Card

I should have posted this before Christmas but we were in transition and so everything was packed.  I love this image and it always makes me smile.  A very simple card for Christmas.