OK, I am technically "back," and feeling much more balanced and happy. Blogging is now my "fun when the work is done" activity.
Details will be coming soon about my little "card project," but here's what I've been doing with some of the time I haven't been spending blogging! MAKING CARDS!
Here's some of them close up.
Besides the stuff I collect off and on, I used scraps given to me from
Sweet Jessie (blog) link
This was a favorite, from a description of poppies, possibly from an old book?? Poppies are my second favorite flower.
And this little map from West Virginia and a page from a Filofax thingy.
And an old cookie recipe! It just gives them a little vintage flair, don'tcha think?? You bet I'll be collecting this kind of stuff from now on!
Many of my papers were from
Lemon Tree Studio Etsy shop link
Lemon Tree Studio blog link
You may be surprised to know that many of the embellishments were in my Christmas stocking, from my hubby! He has great taste. Thanks, Love!
My mom, sister-in-law and I spent a couple hours this weekend making cards, too, for special occasions or just as a "thinking of you." Now I know what rubber stamps I need to purchase! It was so much fun to sit, gab and CREATE! I think we got my SIL hooked. They both said, "Oo, now I know what to buy for you." YES!!
The next day, I got all my goodies out again while I was still in the zone and did another round!
This stamp is a favorite quote: "Plant your own garden and decorate your own soul instead of waiting for someone to bring you flowers." I'm especially blessed because, while I have learned to feed my own soul, I have a mom and a hubby who frequently surprise me with flowers!
I also used my much-loved teacup stamp...
...and dragonfly stamp.
And this is what my desk looked like after I was done. Heehee.
Just for scrolling down this far, I will choose a name from all the comments left on this post (leave your name and blog address or email!) and send TWO cards of their choice from the ones pictured above--or I'll just send you my favorites! :)
Just answer this question: What occasion do you most often give cards for?
The drawing will be midnight AZ time, Friday, July 18. Good luck!!any of my papers