Thursday, December 29, 2011


Thinking and Thanks

A couple quick cards, one a thank you the other a thinking of you card.
The "Hello" card is made with A Sunday International stamp--Psyco Friends--color and cut out.  Green card stock is stamped with a little green all over print, and then mounted on Ivory card stock.  The design and "Hello" are then pop-up mounted.

The Thanks a Bunch words, carrot and border are stamped on manila card stock, framed with solid orange stock,  and then mounted on green card stock that has been stamped with the carrot stems.

Both of these are cards are quick to make, so I mass produce a dozen or so and have them on hand whenever I need to remember one of my friends.

GREAT NEWS:  Grandson is home from the hospital.


  1. They are so neat to see. How are you feeling? I hope you had a very nice Christmas.
    Take care, I am praying for you.
  2. Love the cards. so glad your grand is home is better. Hope your Christmas was great and that you have the happiest of New Years!

  3. Cute cards~ Would you believe I have never made cards? Is that sad, or what? I am so glad about your grandson. That is the greatest Christmas blessing of all, isn't it? xo Diana
  4. Wonderful news about your grandson! And the cards are really nice!
  5. Hey I make cards too - I love those. sandie
  6. Hi Marti,
    Oh wow, I am so glad that Sheridan is home!!! That is wonderful news!!! Your cards are adorable. I am hoping that your package will arrive by tomorrow or Saturday!!!

    God bless you and your family.
  7. Very pretty cards! Great idea to have them on hand. It looks like a fun thing to do, too.
    Wishing you a wonderful and Happy New Year!

Tuesday, December 27, 2011


Born of Kings

My Prescott daughter has always expressed and interest in her heritage.  So this year, I made this memory book.  Using BoBunny Timepiece album, I created a book that traces her ancestory on my dad's side of the family back 70 generations.
Daddy was of Scottish/Irish descent.  The Scottish clans kept very detailed records of their generations, so this made the search for ancestors easier to follow.

His mother was a direct descendant of the Stewart of Scotland, from which the Kings of England are also descended.  My daughter's 22nd generation great grandfather was Robert II, King of Scotland Stewart--the first Stewart king.

I found this copy of the registry of the marriage of Daddy's mom and dad, the starting place on my quest through the years.

These are photos of me, my dad, his mother and a  distant relative--Leutwinus Bishop Of Treves (660 - 772)


  1. What a great keepsake. I'll bet your daughter was thrilled. We have my father's side traced back to the early 1600's. Hugs- Diana
  2. I am almost speechless! What a great gift - I bet your daughter loved it!
  3. Maybe we're related! My aunt, who was at my house for Christmas, is into genealogy and was just telling us at the dinner table how she had traced our family back to Robert the Bruce, the King of Scotland!
    I think the memory book you made for your daughter was a wonderful gift!
  4. this is a most beautiful creation! also i came here because i saw a post at cindy a's whimsical musings about your grandson. i am keeping him and all your family in my prayers. love to you all. xoxo