Monday, July 14, 2008

What I've been up to (and giveaway!!)

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

Thanks, ladies!!
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


shelly said...

wow tab! looks like you have been a busy little beaver over there!! How fun! I can't just picture you there with your cuppa coffee, cuttin', stampin' and pastin' away...I LOVE them, so so cute and creative!

I give cards for every occasion!! But my most favorite is for showers, baby congrats..i just love it, i dont know why!

KatieKate said...

Well, then... count me in!

Thanks for poppin' in over at TexasNorth :)

Blessings to you and yours...

Anonymous said...

Wow, you've been busy. I've been making lots of cards too this summer. It's addictive. Yours are so cute!

I give cards mostly for birthdays and for "just because"

Come join in my give-away too:

Anonymous said...

I give "hello" cards most often...the sort of ones nobody is expecting. More fun for everyone that way!

Great designs-

Linda said... are quite productive... I was just at one of your other blogs. ha Great stuff!

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Whoever owns this blog, I would like to say that he has a great idea of choosing a topic.

Ruth said...

Wow! Awesome lot of cards you have made! I usually give cards for birthdays... I'm not big on Christmas cards though :-)

Ruth xx

A Spoonful Of Sugar said...

Love all your beautiful cards - I most often give cards for birthdays! I love all your sweet sayings - card making is certainly addictive!

Anonymous said...

A supcake. . .never would have thought of that one, but I definitely like the idea :) Thank you so much for leaving a comment over at Cabin Life. I always visit the sites of my visitors, and have discovered such wonderfuls stuff. . what else? Oh yeah: "proudgrits" is an awesome name. And I'm spending xmas in Phoenix this year!

Baffin Bags said...

Tab - those are so beautiful - you are so talented. Whoever you give them to will love them.

MoonMaidenSoap said...

WOW! You have been BUSY ... look at all those fabulous cards. And your hubby gave you embellishments in your stocking? That rocks!

Thanks for stopping by my blog, it's nice to *meet* you here in cyberland. :)


Anonymous said...

Wow - what a lot of cards! They are wonderful! To answer your question - I send out the most cards at Christmas. Thanks for this opportunity!

Sarah B. said...

I just ran across yoru blog and find your cards adorably adorable. I love cards....I collected them in high school (15 yrs back) and would save them for very special occasions however I think I spend the most thought on cards for Mother's Day. Not a big fan of Hallmark on Mother's Day but I think it is the day that I need to put the most thought in...I love to support the woman in my life.