Tuesday, February 22, 2011


100_2708This is another card using my extra pieces of patterned paper on my desk.  However the same doesn’t hold true for the embellishments.  Tonight everything is from CTMH.  And I just noticed that the ribbon is crooked.  Will have to fix that.  I used Pepperwood to stamp the bird from Live Inspired and I think that inkpad has just about served it’s usefulness.  The frame is from the Foundry collection and pearls are chocolate. 

We have lots of little birds like this at our backyard feeders and they eat us out of house and home.  There are three feeders where I can see them from my craft window.

This afternoon I went to town by myself as I had a lot of little piddly things I wanted to do without hubby saying “why do you need to go there etc.”.  I got them all done too.  One of the places I went was our local medical supply store to buy a boot that goes over a cast.  Now I don’t have a cast on my foot and I am not planning on getting one, but I have arthritis in my toes and sometimes they swell up and it is hard to get on shoes.  And the straps on most of my sandals come right across the toe. 

Then it was on to the car wash.  Our car was filthy from all the salt etc.  It is an automated one and for a long time I would never go through by myself but now I just pretend I am on a ride at Disney. 

Kathi, did you ever read Lad A Dog by Albert Payson Terhune when you were a kid?  He wrote several other stories about collies (several are now on Kindle)  and last night I read Bruce.  That was a big mistake when I was in bed because the story was sad (it did have a happy ending) but I was bawling like a baby and my sinuses were so full I had to get up and it was 3am before I went back to bed. 

Almost time for NCIS so I will chat later.

Monday, February 21, 2011


100_2707Well it must be springtime somewhere.  The sun is shining.  A lot of our snow has melted but we still have a ways to go and lots of winter left. No matter what Pun..Phil says. 

This card uses Basic Grey Sultry paper that I have had for a couple of years.  Cardstock is Watermelon from CTMH.  The image is a digital one and I don’t remember the site it came from  because it doesn’t say once it is downloaded.I colored it with Prisma Color  Pencils.  Ribbon is from JoAnn’s. 

My desk was in a horrible mess and when I cleaned it up I had patterned paper that I didn’t know what to do with so I left it on my desk and will make cards with  it until the paper is all used up.  

It is quite icy out because we had several days in the 30’s and 40’s then a hard freeze and no snow to cover it up.  Last night after church an elderly lady (almost 90) wanted me to follow her home to make sure she got in her house okay.  This morning Jim went over and sanded her driveway for her.

Sam and Samantha have set a wedding date of June 11.  Right now their plans are to get married in Colorado at Sam’s folks.  They live on top of a mountain.  They are almost eloping as they don’t want anyone to be a part of this grand day. 

Kambrie is growing like a weed.  She is 5 months plus a week.  In three weeks she will be 6 months old.  Where has the time gone? 

Kathi, I am liking my Kindle more and more.  The other day I was looking at some free offerings and I saw Old Mother Hubbard so downloaded it.  I didn’t know there were so many verses.  I had only ever heard of the one where she goes to the cupboard to get her dog a bone and the cupboard is bare.