You’re a Treasure: Beautiful Beach Card

I created this card for the Lawn Fawnatics challenge #56: Beautiful Beaches. I tried to use the colors from the inspiration photo and created the card using Ahoy Matey stamp set. I decided to add a dolphin and make it for my younger Mexican Sponsor child since she told me dolphins were her favorite animal.

Wolf Awareness Week

We will posting articles on various wolf related information, products, and activities.

Vicki’s New Teething Toy

I found this Top Paw caterpillar puppy teether at Pet Smart. It was only $5, so I decided to give it a try. The new toy became an immediate hit.

Tea Time Blue Masked Love Bird Card

I made this card for Team Tiny’s You Tube Tea/Coffee hop and for the Spring /Summer Coffee Lovers Blog Hop put on by Coffee Loving Cardmakers.

Spring Vegetable Gardening

We are having some nice spring days here in St. Louis. Since I’m off work due to the stay at home orders, I used one full day to start doing…

Sock it to Me Pancakes

This is a pancake recipe inspired by the Sock it to Me Cake from the 1960’s. It’s made with a sour cream and butter batter with a cinnamon and sugar mixture swirled inside.

Shifter Stencil Backgrounds for Christmas Cards

I made these cards for Jenn Shurkus’ Get Cracking on Christmas Challenge. Her Blog is Creative Chick. The idea is to inspire others to start making Christmas cards through out…

Red Panda Chai

I have been running a small family owned tea business called Trail Lodge Tea since 2011. I sell the teas online and at farmers markets in the St. Louis area. As you can guess I have a fondness for Red Pandas. When I was doing research for my daytime job at the zoo I discovered that Red Pandas were found in several provinces that are known for their tea

Raspberry Lemon Shortbread

You Tube video of Raspberry Lemon Shortbread

Pickling and Canning Beets


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Fall Butterfly Card

Fall Butterfly Card

 I created this card for Newton’s Nook Inky Paws Challenge #158. This was a color challenge to create a card using at least one stamp from Newton’s Nook and use the colors Kraft, brown, orange, and teal.

Meowy Christmas Card


The dough depot

My Mother/Daughter Outing to Kimmswick

     My mom and I spent part of a day going to Kimmswick, Missouri. It is a small town less than a 30 minute drive south of St. Louis.…

Patriotic Fireman Card


Fall Lawn Fawn Challenge Card

Fall Lawn Fawn Challenge Card

I created this card for the Lawn Fawnatics Challenge #86 Halloween and Fall Inspiration. The challenge was to create a card inspired by one of four photographs. I chose to…

decoupage art caddy

Mixed Media Madness Hop – Scamp Art Caddy

I decorated and and assembled an art caddy for the Handmade Happiness Mixed Media Madness Blog Hop. I used an old comic book, paint, Mod Podge, ink, and embossing powder as my mediums.