About Me

I am a happily retired amateur card maker who lived in South Florida for nearly 42 yrs; then we moved to Upstate South Carolina. I've made so many lovely friends with this post-retirement hobby. I am married to my DH & best friend of 54+years. We have one daughter (DD), who fosters & adopts greyhounds. At the moment she has 3 greys, our granddogs.  I hope you will enjoy the things I post here. In 2012 I started a blog to  monitor my card making skills over time (copic coloring, card layouts & designs). Learning new things helps to keep the brain functioning, or so I am told. I would enjoy seeing your comments/suggestions on what I post).  I enjoy copic coloring & learning to use the airbrush for copics; I dabble with watercoloring, colored pencils and many other things. As in Jack of all Trades, Master of None! I've been inspired in all these areas by some very talented friends and some good teachers. UPDATE: Since starting this blog, I've met so many new card makers in blogland. They have not only inspired me tremendously but have been unfailingly supportive, encouraging, generous with help & advice, and it's been such a blessing to my life. We see so much sadness, violence, dishonesty & just plain old meanness in the news today, that it has reaffirmed my belief in the basic goodness of the human soul to have had this great generosity extended to me through these bloggers.  Thanks to all who take the time to visit here and leave a comment.


  1. You go girl! I'm impressed. You have a talent (gift) that is an inspiration to me. Thanks for sending the link and I wish you every success and enjoyment with your new adventure. I see this has been going on for a while now. Keep up the good work. Miz Martha

  2. Your cards are beautiful! I'm impressed with your blog. Maybe someday I'll get around to doing one- just have to find the time!

  3. Thank you for becoming a follower on my blog. I took your advice about turning off the verification. Thanks! Wananish is a little community of where I grew up but it became Lake Waccamaw. I still say I am from Wananish because it has always been home! Thank you for the lovely comment that you left!

  4. Hi MaryH - thanks for visiting my blog - love your wonderful creations. I dont have any copic markers - love the look of them but would need to take out a 2nd mortgage to go down that path lol... I am a Twinkling H20 girl and love shimmery shiny things... You mentioned you were my latest follower but I cant see you in my list I only have 7 so it was easy to see you were missing LOL - I mention it in case you wonder why none of my posts appear in your blogosphere I def havent blocked you or anything. I am adding myself to your blog as a follower too - look forward to many more connections... cheers Mxx

  5. You very kindly visited my blog site in the UK, so I have hopped the pond and have taken a peek at your lovely work. There is some wonderful designs to be seen. Thank you for sharing the love

  6. Hi Mary!!

    I was wondering if you would mind if my creator of the Christmas Blog hop I belong too emails you?
    She was wanting to talk to you I think about a Guest design spot. If its ok can you send me your email address?

  7. Mary I emailed you but not sure it went through. Can you email me at

    Thanks and hugs

  8. Mary, I swear I'm losing my mind!!! I can't find your e-mail address anywhere! SO, leaving you a short message here to say THANKS A MILLION FOR THE EMBOSSED CARD STOCK!!!!!!!!! I wasn't expecting so many and I love them!!! Thanks so much!

  9. Hi Mary, thank you for becoming a follower of my blog. As you see I have returned the favour and look forward to seeing all your new creations!

    A few years ago John and I had a great holiday in the Deep South - we tend to keep off the major roads and so found some fabulous places to visit.

    Love and hugs from Christine xx

  10. Mary I just want to say thank you for visiting my blog and becoming a follower. I am now one of your new followers and look forward to seeing you creations.

  11. Hi MaryH, Thanks for thinking of me and leaving your nice post on my About Me page on my blog.

    It's still rather a blur. Have so much to do each day I've not had time to think, which is perhaps good.

    Once the funeral is over and the bungalow empty I will have a lot more time to fill. Think it will really hit me then.

    I am already thinking of things I could do. I could maybe volunteer at one of the many charity shops, or maybe the hospital. Also keeping an eye out for groups I could go to. Want to take up swimming as well. Not too bothered about doing more until the New Year.

    There's a new Fibromyalgia/CFS support group starting in the next village next Tuesday and I am hoping to get to that.

    Also next year I will seriously consider having a second Greyhound. So sorry your DD lost two to cancer. It does seem to be something Greys suffer with.

    Well life goes on, even if it has to change.

    Thanks again for stopping by. Sending you hugs Sue

  12. Ahhhh, South Carolina. I lived in Charleston for 2 years while working on my bachelor's degree and hubby was in the navy stationed in North Charleston. One of my fondest memories: Folly Beach. We went there one Saturday and it was low tide coming in and sand dollars were floating in the water and were all over the sand everywhere. I still have a small shoe box of them and that was in 1975-1977!!!! So nice to meet you!

  13. Oh Mary, I completely agree with your "Update" here above!!! The world of crafting bloggers is really as you say and this fills my heart! :)
    Many hugs!

  14. Hello Mary! I'm a newbie here. Glad to have found you via Lisa(Mermaid's Crafts) I fully agree with your update here.

  15. Hello Mary
    You visited me a while back and I wanted to drop by and say hello and thank you for your lovely comments. I have to agree that you meet the nicest people crafting, I think that it is the spirit of giving and sharing and what we get back from that. It gives us a bond, you know what they say about busy hands too!!
    Belinda x

  16. It's so nice to meet you Mary! So very true what you said on your update. :)
    Hugs, Sherry x


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