Sunday, June 24, 2007

Blog under construction

Well, here is another inchie ATC for you to look at while my blog is under a bit of construction. I upgraded my template to the easier to use kind, and I lost my links in the process. I am too tired to go putting them all back now, so it will have to wait a bit. I'll post some inchie art as I inch along in getting the blog back in shape. This one is a bit blurry due to the flowers, but it's up for trade- any ATC traders out in blog-land want to swap for some buzzing bees?? Thanks for stopping by!

Saturday, June 23, 2007

All you need is love

I love this Beatles song, and I must be in a lovey-dovey mood I guess. A simple card for a simple sentiment- just some black paper, white ink, and heart stickers. Muchas smooches ;)

Friday, June 22, 2007

A daisy a day

I had made a bunch of distress ink backgrounds, and was in the coloring mood. I colored dozens of these daisy faces by Catslife Press to use in future projects, this is one of my favorite stamps. I'm going to make a whole garden of these cuties, and a baby card or two :)

Thursday, June 21, 2007


I do not like summer...not one bit. If you are a fan of the heat you can have my share any day- I'll trade you for your snow. This June hit us with a dry spell and a heat wave, and I'm such a summer scrooge that I didn't even get a couple pots of petunias. This ATC is the most love I've ever shown to this season!

Tuesday, June 19, 2007

Smoochie Inchie ATCs

Well, I was in a 3:3 swap where the theme was inchies on ATCs- I made this set of kissy-face and huggy-bear cards. I had printed these pictures of a couple kissing on the subway, and had planned to use them on Valentines the year. They either got lost or I scrapped the idea all together, but they worked out well here. The scan is a bit blurry due to the dimensional hearts- but the definition on the first card is "glow" and the definition on the third card is "make-out" I love cutting up this old dictionary! XOXOXO

Seven Things About Me

Ok, make that old western movie sound where the tumble-weeds blow across the screen... I'm back baby! ;) Tracy tagged me on her blog ages and ages ago- and I'm just getting this posted now. Drum roll please... here are seven things about me! (ps- this started out more light-hearted and took a bit of a turn- I'll post some fun crafty stuff to look at soon, I promise! :) )

1. I love to play cards and I’m always up for a friendly game. I didn’t have regular games as a child- no Chutes and Ladders and Candy Land for me- I played gin rummy. My parents showed no mercy either- they kicked my butt again and again. I would have liked to have won more, but Mom and Dad being hard on me made me a better card player.

2. I go in spurts- I would like to follow a daily or weekly routine, but I tend to get motivated to do a certain thing and stick to it until the motivation runs out. Like this blog for example- I go from daily updates to a weeks of silence. I do the same with my school work- two weeks of study and research, then two weeks of slacking off… usually the slacking off leads to blog updates- funny how that works…

3. I seldom sit down to craft something and finish it in the same day. When I get in the mood to make backgrounds I sit down and make dozens of sheets. I may make embellishments, whip out the knitting, paint like crazy, and then I come to a screeching halt. Later, when I’m in the mood to actually finish something, I have all the pieces ready. I wish I could get an idea and see it through from start to finish, but that’s just not me I guess.

4. I have to make things- I have no choice. I’m compelled to make stuff (for lack of a better word) and I don’t need a reason why. Even when I was a broke college student- every extra penny went toward craft supplies. Part of the problem with making so much stuff is that you can get buried under all of it very easily. I think this is partly the reason I started making greeting cards- they are easy to get rid of! So these creations need to leave my home in the form of cards or gifts- or something! Once I have given something away it is the recipient’s choice what happens to it from then on- give it away, throw it away, keep it forever- whatever! I need to room to make more stuff!!

5. I’m terrible about responding to email- I read the email… then I ponder my reply…but I may never type and send a reply. My family teases me and one other brother about our lack of electronic communication, they nearly faint dead away when a message from either of us graces the old in-box. BUT, I do send actual paper letters and cards by snail-mail, and I like those better anyhow. So there!

6. I don’t like to borrow trouble, but I have to remind myself that worry gets you nowhere, I could spend all day playing “what-if…” and that is a waste of time. I work every day not to be a worry-wart. I’ll deal with what actually happens when it happens, I have wasted enough hours in worry and wonder, and I’m done with that. I don’t watch sad movies, I don’t read tear-jerker books- or even the short little email stories. I don’t watch the news or read the paper- not even for the weather- I’d rather be surprised by a rainstorm than depressed over some bad news I have no control over.

7. I loooooooove Christmas- it is my favorite season. I love the smell of the winter air, the snow, the cold- to heck with summer. I like the time of giving and reflecting on the year, and the way people behave when they are thinking of others instead of themselves. I wish that feeling lasted all year long. The funny thing about the golden rule is that we rarely truly follow it. Do unto others as you would have them do unto you- the DOING must come first. It is not “Do unto others as they have done to you.” There is no tit for tat, was it Gandhi who said that an eye for an eye leaves the whole world blind? I guess what I’m saying is that I want to always be the kind of person I am when I have that Christmas feeling in my heart. I try to keep it all year long.


Now do I still get to tag other people even if I took soooo long to do mine?? I tag Kerilou and Sue! :)