We planted a vegetable garden this year, so along with our herbs we'll be able to enjoy some great meals.  Bernie loves to garden and has the yard looking really pretty with lots of colorful blooms as well.  He takes fresh bouquets to friends every week!  

I've been busy doing some designing for Stampendous which I will share once the images are released.  

We are continuing to sell our stamp line from our web site and trying to update that as well.
We sell both retail and wholesale.

We are continuing to help Camelia in Lebanon establish her new stamp store.  She's done a 
great job with the shop...it looks like a miniature Peddler's Pack!

Lebanon has a Strawberry Festival May 31st thru June 3rd. Lots of fun activities are planned, 
so you might want to check it out.  Camelia's and Strawberries...two good reasons to visit

Have a safe and fun Memorial Day weekend.

Gazebo in our backyard.

If you like flea markets, Packwood, Washington has a great one over the Memorial Day weekend.
Many people camp out during the whole event.  They sell everything!  There is a web site for more details.  

Been experimenting in the kitchen to make the perfect Oatmeal, Peanut Butter, Chocolate
Chip cookie. I think I have nailed it!  Planning on entering some at the Oregon State Fair
this year, along with some rubber stamp art and a Faiery Garden!

That's it for now.  Enjoy your day...make it extra-ordinary!


  1. Hi Joyce, the cookie sounds yummy. I love your gazebo. If I had that I would never leave my place. It looks so peaceful. Glad you included your blog information on your newsletter. Sounds like you have been busy. Miss you - Jan S.

  2. I sure miss the classes and you. Nice to see this blog so I can keep in touch with what you are doing.

  3. Joyce.....So nice to hear that you haven't totally left the world of paper crafting! I made time to drive out to Astoria to see Young At Heart...definitely worth the drive on beautiful Hwy #30. Customers and employees were quite nice to talk with. The 2 employees have asked to see some of my work...I'll be sending some photos tucked inside one of my floral display cards. Lots of interesting merchandise that caught my creative eyes. Did I tell you that I've decided to offer a medium sized file folder album for this season of shows? Special orders on my big albums have been OK. Unfortunately, I've had to devote a ton of personal time toward forming an HOA...problems with our management have residents in an uproar! I'm hoping to not cancel any craft shows this year.

  4. Can't wait to see what you are designing for Stampendous! The gazebo is gorgeous - what a nice way to start a morning with a cup of coffee, and a bit of weeding around the garden beds...good for the soul!
    Nice to have a blogspot to keep up - looking forward to hearing more of semi-retirement!

    Joni Stoneking


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