There are lots of kinds of moms. Big moms and little moms. Good-cook moms and microwave moms. Moms who like to play and too-busy moms. Moms who tell bedtime stories and give lots of hugs. Moms who don’t. Moms who make sure you practice the piano and moms who don’t care.

I hope you have/had a kind mom.

Anyway, for right now, I will pretend I am your mom and say, “I will love you forever! You are so precious! I’m so glad you are mine!”

Hard Trials


(Inside, the card reads: Jesus is mine, there’s nothing between.)


Nothing Between

Nothing between my soul and my Savior,
naught of this world’s delusive dream;
I have renounced all sinful pleasure;
Jesus is mine, there’s nothing between.

Nothing between, like worldly pleasure;
habits of life, though harmless they seem,
must not my heart from him ever sever;
he is my all, there’s nothing between.

Nothing between, like pride or station;
self or friends shall not intervene;
though it may cost me much tribulation,
I am resolved, there’s nothing between.

Nothing between, e’en many hard trials,
though the whole world against me convene;
watching with prayer and much self denial,
I’ll triumph at last, there’s nothing between.


Nothing between my soul and my Savior,
so that his blessed face may be seen;
nothing preventing the least of his favor;
keep the way clear! let nothing between.

Vellum Envelope Fun

Denise gave me some paper goodies for Christmas. One of the things she chose for me was a packet of sparkley vellum envelopes. I am going to have fun with those. Here is one:


Isn’t that pretty? So I made a colorful card for the inside:


And below is what it looks like inside the envelope.


I used a black gel pen to write the address on the outside of the envelope.

More Old Cards

I found some cards I made a few years back. They are a different style than the ones I am currently making. But I want to send them out, if I can think of just the right person. Now this first card–hmmm. I started making it and it ended up like you see below. But I could never think of what to write on the inside, so I still have it. It is rather “in your face,” don’t you think? I am going to have to come up with a nice line for the inside before I sent it.

Below is a variety. The one with the giraffes has a big fat bead on the front, so I won’t be able to mail that one easily.

That pretty much brings me up to date with current cards.

P.S. Remember to tell your special people that you love them.