Happy Mother’s Day to all of you out there!

Rod surprised me with a dozen pink roses for Mother’s Day! This time of year brings happy and sad memories. I love being a mother and a grandmother. It has brought me joy I never knew I could have. It also makes me think of my sweet Mother and how much I miss her! At one time, Momma had about 40 rose bushes. The mostly pink roses were used at all my wedding parties!


My oldest granddarlin’, Ellie, graduated from UNC Asheville yesterday. Due to COVID restrictions each graduate only had two tickets to give out. Rod and I got up early and watched while enjoying coffee and muffins on the couch. It doesn’t replace being with her, but we did get a better view of everything due to live steaming!






As you know, I have been working on redoing some furniture and along with that I decided to take a look at three antique wooden boxes I inherited. One was (and is used) as a sewing box. I am not sure if it was my Mama Kitty’s box she passed to my mother or if it was originally Momma’s. It has a decoupaged picture of 2 dogs and a kittens on the top-so maybe it was Mama Kittys since her  nick name was Kitty.

The other box may have been used as an art box (?). It has beautiful antique brass hinges and the top is carved roses. Without taking away any of the character of the two boxes, I cleaned them up and added new hinges. I plan to use the rose box to hold some yet to be determined Stampin’ Up! items! The third box is still a mystery-an old file box.


My order will be delivered on Tuesday! Yippee! I can’t wait to get everything in it’s place! And show it off!


As you know, and I hope you have subscribed, liked and “belled” (all that Facebook/social media stuff) to my Thursday FB live, Lunch with Laura. Each week at 12 noon CDT,  I demonstrate a card, showing tips and techniques to inspire your card making.

This past week, I showed a gate fold card, using the new Stampin’ Up! stamp set called Party Puffins. I saw puffins in Alaska while visiting my cousin and her family. They are adorable Arctic birds that nest in the cliffs and sometimes build nest in the crevices. Apparently they are wonderful “pilots”, but extremely sloppy in their take off and landing! A card made with this set is bound to bring a chuckle to the recipient . If you are interested in making this card or any of the cards I have done, please click on the GALLERY button at the top.






Happy stampin’! See you soon!