Whew! So much for a relaxing weekend or a weekend to be crafty. I spent the whole weekend cleaning out my craft room and the attic which is a walk in attic connected to my craft room. It was getting too hard to find anything! I cleaned out stuff I have had for years - can you say 4 bags of trash???? Yep, that's right. I know now that I do not need any more kits. I have a box full of finished mini scrapbooks that I made at CKC in the past few years. Guess I'll have a good supply for gifts!! Plus, I have a whole huge Rubbermaid container with kits and projects that I haven't done yet!! None of them are Stampin' Up which is probably why they are still sitting in the container. They were "must have" items when I saw them at CKC or wherever or are partially done because I didn't have enough class time to finish them. I have a few of them sitting out on my desk now that only need a couple of things to finish them off so I am going to do that. Plus I found a bag full of card kits that I bought from QVC about ten years ago!! So I am going to finish them off tonight while watching tv and give them to my mom to use.
We had plans on going on the boat one day this weekend but the weather foiled us which was probably a good thing because it let me get my job finished. (Well, almost - I still need to clean off my desk but tomorrow is another day!
I made this card earlier in the summer. I used the Hardwood stamp to create a pier for this bird (made using the bird punch). Thought it would make a nice birthday card for a man. In fact, think I'll send it to Austin to my brother since his birthday is Wednesday.
Sunday, August 24, 2014
Saturday, February 19, 2011
Oh, what a beautiful day!! We have had wonderful weather the past couple of days and the sun is shining brightly now! I will probably be helping Sonny do a little yard work later today, but hopefully, will also have time to do some stamping. I have a "chocolate" stamp that I am itching to use!! Unfortunately, right now I am sitting with a heating pad wrapped around my neck! I was talking to Ashley this a.m. via Skype and leaned back in my chair and this pain ran down the left side of my neck. Ouch!! I think it is muscle spasms just on that side of my neck. I have been rubbing and massaging it and am now trying heat. My mom had this last week and ended up going to the hospital and the doctor. She was in pain for a week and was taking pain tablets as well as muscle relaxers. I may be getting one of her muscle relaxers this weekend. I don't know what has caused me to all of a sudden, get this!
I have received a couple of knock out cards this week that I want to share with you. The first one is a Valentine. Other than the one my hubbie bought me, this was the only Valentine I received and it is gorgeous!
|Close up of the little girl.|
This is the Monday Mailer that I received from Beth this week. Can't get over how real those spools of thread look! This is a set from the Occasions Mini (pg 6) that did not interest me in the least .... until I saw this card! Beth said she went clean and simple this week and it is great! She used SU's Color Coach (on pg. 165) to get started with the colors and the SU markers. The Color Coach is a great tool! I use it all the time.