30 November 2012

Monkey Bread with Pudding

24 oz Frozen Dinner Roll Dough
1 c Brown Sugar
1 (3.4oz) Pkg Instant Butterscotch Pudding
1/4 c White Sugar
2 Tsp Cinnamon
1/2 c Chopped Walnuts (not in mine though)
1/2 c Melted Butter


Right away in the morning grease and flour a 10" Bundt cake Pan

Mix Brown Sugar and Pudding together

Mix the White Sugar and Cinnamon together

Roll Dough in Brown Sugar mix place in pan, sprinkle White Sugar Mix over the Dough then spread Butter and Nuts over the Sugared Dough.

Repeat......

Place on counter for about 8 hours to raise.

Bake at 350 degrees F for 30 minutes

Let stand a few minutes and turn pan over onto serving platter





29 November 2012

THE NEW STAMPIN' TRIMMER


Ffeatures of the All-New Stampin' Trimmer
  • An extra-wide 6-1/4" cutting base and an extended 14-1/2" ruler
    • The extra-wide cutting base provides a large work area and is marked in 1/4" (4 mm) increments, allowing for small measurements. 
    • The right-side grid helps you measure and cut very thin strips.
    • The extended cutting arm has a stabilizing leg to provide a sturdy and steady cutting surface for longer cuts. 
    • When fully extended, the extended cutting arm sits flush with the trimmer base, providing more accurate and consistent measurements across the entire surface.
    • The cutting base and track include a full ruler, incorporating measurements down to 1/16" and grid lines that mark each quarter inch. 
    • All rulers and measurements on the base are printed under a plastic cover so your measurements won't wear off.
    • The base has nonskid feet, which keeps the Stampin' Trimmer securely in place on your work area.
  • A full 12" cutting and scoring track
    • The extra-long cutting track has space at the top and bottom so you don't have to take the cutting and scoring blades out when you're not using them. 
    • The track gives you enough space to cut or score a full 12" (30.5 cm) without having to remove or switch out handles. 
    • The cutting track locks in place for secure storage or transport. 
    • The track includes an insertion point for cutting and scoring blade handles so you can easily insert handles into the cutting track.
  • Specially designed handles and cutting track to ensure straight cuts
    • The hook on the scoring and cutting blade handles keeps the handles stable so the cuts are as straight as possible.
    • Handles come in two colors: dark for cutting, light for scoring. 
    • The precision tip on the cutting blade allows you to pinpoint precisely where you're cutting.
    • The point on the side of each handle shows you where the blade will cut, making it easy to see exactly where your cuts and scores will begin.
  • Storage compartment under base
    • The storage compartment holds scoring and cutting tools such as a Bone Folder, Simply Scored Stylus, extra scoring and cutting blades, and even business cards. 
    • Separate compartments within the storage compartment keep your tools organized, and the clear cover makes it easy to see what you've stored.
  • Product details: item 126889; $29.95

"Remember how frustrating it was to try and cut regular-sized cards on the old paper trimmer? With the new trimmer, the base has been extended so you can make most of your common cuts and measurements without even extending the ruler!"

"So many features of this tool make it the best on the market. The precision tip on the cutting blade allows you to pinpoint precisely where you're cutting. The handle shows you exactly where the blade will cut, making it easy to see exactly where your cuts and scores will begin and end. And, with the specially-designed insertion point, the handles snap into the track easily without bending or bowing the track itself-which helps to keep the track straight and rigid."


"Have you ever thought you were getting a straight cut, but it turned out to be bowed? The new handles and cutting track are so stable, your cuts will be perfectly straight!"


"This tool is all about ease-the cutting track is longer than 12" making it so easy to cut or score a full sheet of cardstock without having to remove any of the blades!"








Okay, you have got to Check this out!

http://bubblewrappd.blogspot.com/2012/03/workin-it.html

She even did up a tutorial for this project WOW!

Her Hubby did an awesome job making this, and she did a great job with wonderful details in her tutorial.

Seriously go check it out!!

28 November 2012

13 Essential Herbs

I am working on putting together books for my kids... only to realize they won't use it! LOL 







So I do it just for me and my friends online then!
And since I have joined Blogaholics I figured I'd get this one up tonight to share.
http://www.blogaholicnetwork.com







27 November 2012

Do not read this one....

... if you like being left in suspense! LOL


I received my Spring Catalog and I have to share my thoughts....

First thing is... Stampin' Up! will be celebrating 25 years of Loving What They Do, Sharing What They Love, Helping Others Enjoy Creativity and Worth While Accomplishments!
That is 13,140,000 minutes of Creativity !!!

Once again they have the Savings Bundles... Awesomeness!!
1. Stamp Set (7 piece) with 6 Framelits.. Yeah like I need more Framelits on my wishlist, but you know that's where they are going! Scallop Ovals, Yeah I gotta have them!
2. Stamp Set (8 piece) with 5 Framelits, yep I must have these too! A hearts, banners
3. Stamp Set (7 piece) with 6 Framelits.............. this one is my #1 Fave! OMG It's gorgeous! Secret garden! I will have this set! It is at the top of my list.
4. Stamp Set (2 pieces) with Simply Sent Set.... this comes with thread for a this darling needle pointing!
5. Stamp Set (3 pieces) with Designer Printed Boxes ....Die cut boxes, buttons, note cards and lots more!
6. Simply Scrappin and 8x8 Album! This Bundle SCREAMS little girls first scrap boo to me! Or pretty Spring, which ever is your thrill! LOL
7. Dressed Up Bundle.. OMG Darling! 3 Framelits 2 Bigz Dies and a 4 piece Stamp Set
8. Tea For Two... Oh Yeah i am so putting this one on my list too! Disc's for MDS
9. Sunshine and Sprinkles MDS Disc's

Then they also decided to carry over from the Holiday Catalog 9 Stamp Sets, 3 of the Framelits Sets, 2 Punches plus a dozen or so more items!

There is this very pretty lace tape...WOW
Tea Time Trinkets.. ADORABLE
Tea For Two DP 
Tea For Two Fabric 

There is 5/8" Flower Trim and Paper Doilies
Textured impressions Embossing Folders!
Creped Filter Paper...gonna have to check this stuff out!

A very Cool Stamp Set with a  matching Wheel..Amazing Family!
Large Rhinestone Stone Basic Jewels

Simply Scrappin' Layout kit... How did I miss this in the last catty? Seriously cool idea!

Artian Embellishments and More Amore DP

Designer builder brads...very pretty!
Pool Party Embossing Powder... gotta get this 
Stampin Sanding System and Core'dinations CS.. WAY COOL
Two Tone Ribbon
Little Butterfly Punch...  He is only about 5/8" tall. This didn't get to me, just wait!
MDS Ensemble of More Amore
and More Amore fabric...hey Kelly!

A distressing Tool
Poetry DP
Pop Up Posies Designer Kit

Parker's Patterns DP, Buttons, 7/16" Natural Trim Ribbon and Canvas Creations! 

Soda Pop Tops! Seriously! Normal and Mini ....Adorable!!!!
Oh ohhh ahhh and I can't forget to tell you about the New Simpy Scored Plate..... It zigs, zags, waves, rolls, and matches the Framelts!!! 

Paper Piercing Pack...Ovals! Oh Yeah! there are hearts and Banners, a butterfly and a few other to pierce too!
Super Cute Paper Clips, Arrows, Hanger, Clouds, (or is that a blurb) Birds, Whale, Heart

Many stamp sets and much more, but i can't spill the beans on EVERYTHING!


Now for the kicker.....check out this stamp that they have released! OMG What Were They Thinking? S'pose not everyone knows I am afraid of Butterflies! LOL

Imagine my shock opening to that page... Geesh the willies!!!!






Love MDS

Doone In Blue Berry Crisp DP, the Modern Label Punch with Rhinestones

Well it's a bit early, but

I updated and prettied my blog for December. I did My Facebook wall too! Although for that I did a snowy scene


Checking out Christmas Cards for the CCC12 Challenge, only 3 days left for November!

Got 2013 Challenge up and started, ppl are already signed up and 1 lady already posted her cards for January 2013!


No it wasn't my sister Raye Lynn for a change! LOL

Well I must run off and pick up little Mia from the Vet. She had to get fixed since I have her brothers here, and Julia might not be too happy if her baby has babies while I am babysitting! LOL

Done in MDS of course! Isn't she just a doll?! 

New Blog to go see

I just found Heidi Boos Blog.. Stuck On Stampin

She has the most adorable 12 Days of Christmas Projects


You have to go check out her Bow Tying ... Way Cool!

24 November 2012

Sympathy card for Aunt Helen



I don't know what to say here....
I used up some scraps of white (not SU) I cut the 3 Label Framelits then sat here looking at it.
I wanted it to be just white on white, but I also wanted to use Bordering on Romance. 
Well after doing about 12 pieces I decided on this one, Delightful Daffodil, More Mustard and Old Olive. I barely shaded in the flowers with DD. using a blender pen

I used the Edgelits Die on the first layer, then the Embossing Edgelits and the border stamp from bordering on Romance. This is my first card totally on my own and I can't tell you how many pieces I've tossed cuz I just can not stamp well
Sadly now I see that my center image slid out of place. 

And just look at all those pearls! Man I love them things!

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What's Around Me

I was playing around in MDS and created this page.  


 I delete the pics off my computer once I do something with them in MDS and Export to a JPEG.
One of my doctors told me to make lists of stuff I can do with out disturbing my arm.
Well Walking to the mailbox is one of them! LOL
Playing on MDS and Blogging!

As you can tell I live in the woods, so I had some beautiful foliage to see during our Fall here in Minnesota.

I did this page using French Foliage "Love that one"




18 November 2012

Color Combo

 Just a FYI... I created that image using M.D.S. Yes, Holly, I used the Bird Punch's Wing!

 I really like these colors, now for me to take my own advise and go create something using them!




17 November 2012

Look what I got!



This gave me a bit of nostalgia this morning! LOL 
You may not get it... but remember the chain letters ppl would mail out and you had to send so many back out along with a recipe or something?  My Grama used to get them all the time and I got to re write the letter how ever many times and address envelopes for her (she always said I'd make a good Secretary!)
This Liebster Award made me think of those!

***I Googled Liebster Blog Award (mostly for the Award Image) and found this... Leibster means Dearest In German. The purpose of this award was to get unknown bloggers out there and noticed. The Blog I found was in German and Google Translate had serious issues with putting it in English for me! LOL Bird of Paradise 

I am excited that I received the Liebster Award from Brenda over at Disney Girl.  
A HUGE thanks to Brenda for passing this on to me it gave me a good memory of being a kid! And really made me think hard! LOL


The Liebster Award comes with a few rules.  Here they are: 

  • Each recipient must post 11 things about themselves.
  • Answer the 11 questions the person giving the award has set for you.
  • Create 11 questions for the people you will be giving the award to.
  • Choose 11 people to award and send them a link to post.  Go to their page & tell them.
  • No tag backs.

Here are the eleven pieces of info about me

  1. **** I am a very nosy person! I want to always know why and how for every thing 
  2. I get annoyed when adults talk silly baby talk to children
  3. I must have a form of OCD, because I HAVE to rearrange everything frequently! My yard  my house, my dresser drawers, my blog layout and even my kingdom on Castleville! 
  4. I married a man I've known for over 20 years, but had never dated.
  5. I love home made gifts
  6. I am very into Family History and learning the old stories
  7. I love gardening, but not veggies even though I am practically a vegetarian 
  8. I am a huge sucker for a critter needing a home
  9. I can talk strangers, and even get up in front of a crowd to speak, but I get nervous in  one on one conversations
  10. I am a passive type person and can get along with many different types of ppl, but when it came to raising my kids I was more like a Drill Sargent and very strict (just ask them at times I didn't even have to say anything just look at them and they knew)
  11. I love being a motivator, cheerleader, hostess, event organizer

Here are the eleven questions for me from Brenda:


  1. What is your favorite holiday?  It used to be Easter, we would make a nice Spring Dinner and have family over. Now the kids are out of the house and living too far away and the grandparents have all passed away
  2. Why do you blog? It started as a way to show my mom my cards and gardens, and my nephew the critters.
  3. What is one thing you would like someone to know about you? I am Just Vikki to my Nephew Mike (aka Creep)  because he had an issues with the titles Auntie and Cousin  he'd call me Auntie Cousin Vikki, we think it was because my DD is his Cousin  So I stopped him one night and said.. no more Auntie or Cousin or anything, it's JUST Vikki. About an hour later he heard the Ice Cream Truck coming and come up to me "Just Vikki can we go outside?"  So much for losing titles! Thats been 9 years and I'm still "Just Vikki"
  4. If you could vacation anywhere in the world where would you go? Australia, to see Kerriann and the Great Barrier Reef
  5. If you won the lottery, how would you spend your winnings? Hopefully it would be enough to pay off the mortgage and put a house out here, and make sure I had a HUGE room for my stamping stuff plus a area to have ppl in here with me. Or I'd place a really big Stampin' Up! Order! 
  6. Is there any one thing in your life that you would like to do over? If I had been asked a year ago it would have been not moving to Arizona with my dad when he asked me to. Now it would be I wish I had not done recycling the day I got hurt.
  7. What accomplishment are you the most proud of? My 3 children, so many neighbors kids were being brought home by the police, or messed up with drugs. They even made it to their 20's with no babies!
  8. How would you spend a rainy day? Before I got hurt it would be spent either getting inky or rearranging, now it's spent playing Castlevile or Chefville or reading Blogs
  9. What is your favorite television show of ALL time?  Grey's Anatomy, no wait Criminal Minds, or is it the CSI's, or maybe the new Hawaii Five O 
  10. How would you spend your "perfect" day? With the windows open, house all clean, and total peace to make cards or scrap booking
  11. Have you been to Disneyland?  If so, what is your favorite attraction? Nope

I am passing the Liebster Award on to these wonderful eleven Bloggers!  
Be sure to stop by their blogs and tell them Vikki Jo sent you!



  1. What was you motivation to start your blog?
  2. What is your blog main topic?
  3. What is your favorite desert?
  4. What hobby do you like to do besides blog?
  5. If you could do something else with your life besides what you currently do, what would it be?
  6. If Time travel existed what would you use it for? 
  7. What irritates you the most when blogging?
  8. What movie do you flat-out refuse to watch, no matter how good people say it is?
  9. What toppings do you like on pizza?
  10. The toilet paper roll should it roll down from the top or from underneath?
  11. What was the worst injury you ever suffered?

Remember this award should go to blogs with under 200 followers and feel free to link back to this blog as well!!



13 November 2012

Venting again....


WARNING… I am writing this while very angry!

Well once again I am awake after only 2 hours of sleep.

If I lay there and just try to go back to sleep, the more my arm annoys me the angrier I become. Well, I either get angry thinking of things someone has said or I lay there thinking of ways I could make it stop.

There is no finding comfort, ppl keep telling their opinion on what will work. Lets see… relax in the recliner… ummm DUMB ASS what side is the lever on a recliner? If Clint puts it up I get all comfy for an hour, I have to hope he’s around yet if I need to get up to pee! Laying on my back really makes this Peck Minor thing flare, bulge or throb.. Lay on my left side, I can  not move the blankets with my right, lay on the right side… ahh  that’s not gonna happen!

I’ve thought of taking the gun and shooting it  right in the deltoid! Considering my Left Arms lack of coordination I’d probably miss me entirely and break something else around here. Oh, a filet knife and just cut it out. Or the train goes by every 10 minutes.. That would fix it all. Good thing I know that if there is a death involving a train the ‘driver’ of the train looses his job. No matter the fact that it wasn’t his fault so I won’t do that. Doesn't stop me from thinking of how much easier that would make things.

Every one asks why I haven’t just found things I can do to occupy my brain. Like what? Seriously! I want to know. If I think about the kitties, I can go play with a string or roll a ball, or my other critters. Oh wait now I am even more pissed off now. Since I’ve had to get rid of them!

Venting helps, but I no longer go to Physical Therapy so I can’t even talk to her about what hurts, what movements might help or ice, vs. heat, all the blah blah blah shit. There is no one I can or WOULD text at 1 am, 3 am or  5 am when my mind needs it.

I find my self becoming very negative over the lack of positives! My doc wanted me to write down a list of things I can do, ‘Can do without any pain or breaking things?’ That’s a very short list, I can watch TV, I can read articles online or ppls blogs or I can Skype with my grandson. (oooh lets use more of that 5 gb of monthly internet ) I could do the invoices for work, there goes more internet...Ooops now I am over and that costs me another $100 I don’t have!

Money.. Wow there’s a topic.
I was asked why I am so far behind with everything I don’t have that drive to work any more, no need to buy a lunch or being so close and tempted to shop at Archivers! .. Hum lets see.
Since I got hurt, I’ve had to pay ppl to help me with simple things… laundry.. I do not use our dryer can’t afford to that damn thing is gas. I certainly do not have the $700 to get that filled. I live in the country City gas isn’t an option.
So I hang it out, which I have always preferred, but now I can’t do that, I need help.
Well if Josh isn’t here or Diane I  try it on my own. I toss all the clothes on the line then I can put my right hand up on the line, and just slide it down the line clipping pins as I go, after 5 items my arm feels like I’ve bee  beaten. SO I have to take it to the laundry mat to dry it. (or pay someone to come over) Folding.. Holy shit I never realized what a work out that was. I can not reach in front of me, can not lift my arm far,  it’s pretty damned painful. So if no one was here that can help I just shove it in the drawer.

I had been paying someone to come in once a week to help me with housework. That was not something I could afford, so now the house looks like something you’d see in a movie in the ghetto or slums! Which depresses the hell out of me. I ma not a White Glove Test Neat Freak, but my house never looked like this! OMG it is awful!

I can not load or unload the dish washer without help, so it doesn’t get done when I WANT it to.
My QRC says to do more around the house… wish he was going to pay to replace the dishes I have broke just trying to do the simple shit. That and pay for the tissues, because after just so much of this pain I finally just lose it! There are times it hurts so much I want to scream, or here comes that train thought again! I have never cried so much or so easily in all my life! Sure I can tear up at sad news, but for me to break down and really cry, haven’t done that since Mike and my dad died.

There is no more hugging Clint, snuggling to watch TV…. Nothing! He puts his arm around me and it feels like my  arm is getting ripped off. Lays next to me in bed and it feels like I’ve been punched!
Go relax in the tub…. Ahh sure, try getting out of the tub, without using that arm or wait how about drying off one handed! Let’s not mention the necessary shower…. I have had to go spend $5 a week just to get my hair washed so it feels clean and get it combed. I can’t just raise my arm up to do it, hell I can’t even reach my left arm pit to scrub. Oh lets talk about shaving… HUH I am right handed… ever try to get a retarded left hand to use a blade on skin? My legs think I am suicidal.. Oh wait I have thought of that too!
So now I buy a hair removal product… there goes more money I don’t have.

Oh speaking of money, I used to plan all trips to town in a more frugal manner.. All appointments and errands  for 1 day. Kind of hard now...
Work Comp weekly checks, were coming on Fridays, then on Saturday, mail comes at 11:30ish 17 mile drive town (there goes more gas on a trip to town that is out of the normal routine) oh DAMN the bank closes at noon on Saturday. Well that’s okay Wal mart can cash it for a $3 FEE.

Ooops, there system declines it, odd since it went okay before, This is why I found a US Bank in town. They will cash it but it costs my $5.00 to cash a Work Comp check written from their bank! All because I do not have an account with them. I could go across the street and do It at the bank I do have an account, but they have to hold it for 5-7 days till it clears. Yeah I can really afford that.
Sure wish It could be direct Deposit. NO, that’s not an option for them!

I can’t drive so either I need Josh to hang out with me, just what a teenage kid wants to do. Spend the day running around his handicapped step mother. Sometimes I can’t even open the stupid car door!  Or let Clint drive, he has no license and with all the medication he’s on, at times seems to forget what he is doing WHILE DOING IT
I can ask the neighbor, but it will cost me… time is worth so much you know! More money I do not have

Had to get rid of my goats, I can’t brush them and Zeus is Angora he had to be brushed weekly, suppose I could have just let him look like he had dreads..NOT Feeding them was very hard. So many things are really a 2 handed project. Couldn’t do anything with the horse so he got a new home too. Everyone say just have Clint do it…. These are not his chores, they are mine, he’d help every now and then, but I know he was annoyed with always having to do this stuff for me.
I have gotten rid of most of the geese now too, Hoping all are gone before Winter is here.
My little Chickies can stay, I can carry a glass of water for them. The 2 of them could almost just be house pets in a bird cage. If the smell wouldn’t kill me! They are the size of a Cockatiel.

Back to making this list of positives… doc asked me what my hobbies were.
Stamping, Card Making, Family History, Scrap Booking, Playing with my critters, yard work, landscaping projects, volunteering at the senior center, helping elderly neighbors with things around the house. Humm many of those were a source of money every month! Now gone! Gee that just took the happy right out of me!
I no longer can help neighbor ($20-$50 a week GONE) I can no longer mow lawn for them either another $20 each  a week gone.
No more stamping/card making classes HOLY CRAP that’s $200 twice a month GONE!

Oh, and the Saturday check in the mail has become Monday, possibly Tuesday, or it could even be Wednesday. Oh wait I didn’t get one this week. Gee guess I won’t buy any groceries this week. When I call to ask “well it was mailed the normal day, if you don’t have  it in 2 weeks call me” WOW!

When you live check to check that really puts a damper on any Happy  I might have left!

Oh here’s another reason I’m so not happy. Got Work Comp, was on Minnesota Care (which I paid for so probably a good things this happened) Somehow all this lets rely on computers to make our world more efficient, it shows I have an alternative medical insurance. I sent MN Care the Work Comp information, that is only for medical coverage for injury related stuff. That was in February, then in March  they raised the amount I have to pay. I didn’t know it and paid the regular amount then found out I had to send more, had to borrow it and pay it online, oops too late, canceled, no grace period! Then they won’t give the money back? Many calls, but no resolution. Saw on the news that I wasn’t the only 1 having issues. Finally in May was told on the phone it was all straightened out… send the $80 payment in. Yet I can’t go to the clinic cuz I have no insurance... WOW No stress in my world!

June comes and I have to have surgery AGAIN mostly cuz the 1st doc didn’t do anything. Blood pressure is so high, but work comp says BP is not injury related. Really? You wouldn’t be having high blood pressure issues with all this shit?

Tried to discuss depression with doc, hum lets think about a 72 hour hold. WTF is that going to fixed? Seriously? I am still gonna be in pain, still not going to be  able to so any of the things I enjoy, still going to have to have found different homes for my critters. Okay so we do drug therapy…. Yeah mind drugs will help this pain. Well she gave me an anti inflammatory and anti depressant  combined. She thought maybe some real sleep would help. I had to try a Sleep aid for 2  weeks, no sleep change, no pain change, just felt like I’d been drinking the day before. Gee if I wanted to feel like that I’d just go back to drinking.

Hey there’s a thought become  a drunk! Oh wait I can’t afford booze! Besides I can’t lift my arm to eat or drink anyhow, try eating soup or cereal left handed! HUH!

So QRC thinks I should see a professional for the depression…. Work Comp didn’t think depression was injury related, but they will pay for 2 visits.

If prayers could be answered, and I could go back 1 year, I tell ya what….. I would have vacuumed and NOT taken out the trash!

So to those of you who think it’s all in my head  Kiss My Ass! For those who question my money issues PISS OFF!
And the next person that tells me many ppl learn to live with chronic pain I might punch them in the mouth… oh wait I can’t I am right handed!

11 November 2012

Keepsakes Ornament

Not sure how you learn new things, but for me I need to watch a video over and over or just have it in print with pictures right in front of me. LOL

So after a gazillion hours (actually it rook me months to finish just 1 ornament) here's a step by step for that beautiful Ornament on the front cover of the SU Holiday Catalog.

Not sure how this will turn out I did the whole thing in Publisher then moved it to MDS. I wanted a PDF for my sister and JPEGs for here.
I should have made it here first then copied it to Publisher! LOL





10 November 2012

Color Combo

I see all of these blogs showing color challenges.
So I thought I'd try doing ti too for those like me that just need an idea every now and then.

My son Joe actually picked these colors for my 6 Cards for Men. 
I asked him what color he thought would go with Brown, he said Blue. I was already planning to use Sahara Sand so i took that out, a couple different SU Blues, and the Browns.
Marina Mist and Crumb is what he picked.


09 November 2012

A very Early Merry Christmas to me

I have to share part of this now.. 
I got a HUGE box in the mail with some very happy mail in it!
First the letter that was on top

MERRY CHRISTMAS!

Hey Vikki

I've been keeping a secret from you for almost a whole year! I now, not nice. Friends don't keep secrets. But as you keep reading, you'll understand and I hope you'll forgive me.. and lots of your other friends, too. I've not been the only one keeping a secret from you. 

You can start bawling now. BUT you have to read this BEFORE you open the box. It's like Christmas. NO PEEKING!

Debbie came up with this superb idea to help out a friend, so when she came to me with the idea I had to jump on board. Why? Well, keep reading...

It seems this friend had to have surgery and wound up with a quack for a surgeon. She's had nothing but trouble since January because of him. She's had nothing but trouble since January because of him. This friend is also our cheerleader for the Christmas Card Club on SCS. Debbie and I agreed how rotten it would be for our friend to cheer us on while having no Christmas cards of her own to mail come December 1st. So we did what anyone would do... we called on our entire Christmas Circle of Friends.

The response was astounding, as you will see in just a moment.

So why is it important for me to be a part of this Christmas Secret...

Because, my dear, that friend is YOU!

Merry Christmas from your Christmas Circle of Friends on SCS CCC12




Then there is 2 packages of envelopes.
Then a very pretty box with a gorgeous blue bow! (remember I can't tie a bow to save my soul!)
Inside this pretty box it is STUFFED full of Christmas cards. 
Lots of little notes of prayers and good wishes too!

Kelly is working on uploading a photo of each card and who it is from on SCS to an album. Thankfully she scanned them all. 
I will share her link as soon as she has it ready!



Stuff from Suzy's group






I am so glad to have images all stamped up for me.

This not being able to stamp on my own is so for 
the birds! LOL





6 Cards for men

The ladies in my Bi Monthly Group have asked me to do a manly card.

So I decided to figure out a way to do a few and just make a day of it.

I took 5 sheets of 12x12 and got 6 fairly CAS cards...easy anyhow!

I was trying to be frugal with the card stock and very simple since I can't stamp with my bad arm.

I love having so little scrap to put in my scrap box!









Ooops! The card above is Card A


I hope everyone likes them!



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