My Whimcees

My Whimcees

Sunday, April 24, 2011

Happy Easter!

Wishing you all a Happy Easter Day today! Barbara Diane

Friday, April 22, 2011

Difficult Times


I have not been able to create much this past few weeks - difficult times with serious medical issues, physical pain and my best friend is dying. They are moving her to hospice today. I am overwhelmed at the moment with so many things.

Please know that your e-mails and comments are so appreciated and that I do look at as many of your blogs as I can even if I do not leave a comment in return. God bless you all and I wish you a Happy Easter.

I will be back. Until then, love to you all.


Barbara Diane

Wednesday, April 20, 2011

April Calendar Page & The Real April in WI


When I was working on the April page of my birthday calendar page it was beautiful warm weather here in this part of WI. Green grass, flowers growing - Spring was in the air! So I made it colorful and fun - with cute little rain drops.

Then, this being WI the rain drops became sleet, then hail and then snow. This is what the green grass and flowers growing looks like today. Spring takes a long time to arrive and stay here in WI.

Thanks for stopping by today! Wishing you sunshine and warm air!

Barbara Diane

Monday, April 18, 2011

A Card For Spring


I used to love making cards using the brass templates with the lightbox. This is one of my favorite layouts and also uses the dotted embossing folder on the card base.


I also used to love to write on my blog before it started running all together with no way to edit edit the paragraphs. It has been weeks now and it is still not fixed. If anyone uses Blogger and knows what to do PLEASE let me know!

Thanks for stopping by today! Wishing you a happy day!

Barbara Diane

Wednesday, April 13, 2011

A Card From Katie


What a wonderful surprise in the mail! I received this beautiful card from Katie - and the hand written message inside warmed my heart. It was so unexpected and the highlight of my week! Thank you Katie - I am blessed to have met you!

Those of you who follow my blog know that Katie is the brave young woman, wife and mother of three small boys who is fighting Stage 4 Gastric Cancer - of which she was diagnosed shortly before Christmas 2011. I first wrote about Katie during the first of two fundraisers to help this sweet family. She is one of the bravest people I know and a fighter and she recently started to create again, but the constant side effects of the chemo treatments are severe and she suffers. Please do send a card to Katie to let her know that she is not alone. The address is Katie Renz, PO Box 5913, Bellingham, WA 98227-5913. You can see a photo of Katie and her beautiful smile on the right side of my blog and if you would like to see her lovely creations, you can visit her at

This is a photo taken of Katie's beautiful family during a camping trip in July 2010. I keep them all in my prayers every day.

Thank you for stopping by today!

Wishing you a happy day.

Barbara Diane

Thursday, April 7, 2011

A Card For A Friend

Hello! My friend Alamelu is from India. I made her this "For You" card. The image is one of Mo Manning's beautiful children.
Wishing you a happy day! Thanks for stopping by! Barbara Diane

Monday, April 4, 2011

The Versatile Blogger Award


I was very surprised and happy to receive The Versatile Blogger Award from two people this past week! My good friend Helen at "Let's Create" and a new friend Diana at "Happy Quilling" sent me this sweet award and this kindness was so appreciated. Health issues have led to a mental fog and zero motivation and questioning of issues in my life including why I have this blog and receiving this award was a great boost!

Thank you Helen and Diana! For a great treat to start the week, visit their blogs to see their wonderful creations!

The rules of receiving this blog award are:

1. Thank the person who gave you the award and link back to them in your post.

2. Tell 7 things about yourself.

3. Award 15 recently discovered new bloggers.

4. Contact these bloggers and let them know they've received the award. Because I really do not have anything interesting to report about myself, I will skip this step. I pass this award on to the following bloggers I have recently discovered:

Alice's Personal Space

Amanda' Craft Space

Anita's Kaartenboetiek


Brico manie

Capture A Heart

Cornelias. Allerlei

Cuppa Craft

Hau to Craft

Isn't That Sweet?

Jenny's Scrapbooking Haven

Kylie's Craft Corner

Purple Card Lady

The Lazy Mac


Visit these wonderful bloggers today for a some great creations!

Thanks for stopping by today! We had huge hail last night - it was night so could not get any good photos but the ground was covered! Today the lawns look GREEN for the first time!

Love it! Wishing you a happy day!

Barbara Diane

Friday, April 1, 2011

Promise Of Spring


The sky was so blue, the air warm with a slight breeze, the buds on the trees - and the birds were flying EVERYWHERE! You cannot clearly see them in the tree but at one time there were about 20 birds flying back and forth from tree to ground to tree - cardinals, robins, finches, chickadees, sparrows, etc. All kinds of birds - and all SINGING! It was fantastic. It was a promise of Spring.

Today the forecast is for snow with rain. That's Wisconsin!

Thanks for stopping by today! Wishing you a great weekend!

Barbara Diane