If you change the way you look at things the things you look at change-Dr. Wayne Dyer

Saturday, March 10, 2012

Spring Fever?

With the beautiful sunshine I get itchy to start spring cleaning...nah,
 I will stamp and make cards instead! 
Yes, the day will come that sweeping and scrubbing will need to take place, but for today  I am going to throw open the window and enjoy the sunshine and fresh breeze.

Creating is so much fun! I have been trying to use up ( as always) the tons of paper I have.  And I will admit, some I can't believe I bought and some will never match with anything, I am not kidding.  I have searched high and low.  I have about decided that I should only buy paper in matching, coordinated sets.  It just takes the guess work out of will this match with something else? I know, I know, where is the challenge in that?  I am a person who doesn't like to waste paper so I try to make all my cards economically.  It is not that I don't love different shaped cards, sorry square cards, I do like to admire them and their crisp shape-it is just the pain at the post office,  I like to avoid. I have a good friend who inspires me to "do the math" in my creating of cards.   I have also recently, yes, don't be shocked just started to throw away my scraps.  I just amassed so many and couldn't in a lifetime use them all.  I know, I might seem a little unadventurous, I am working on trying new things.  I have really gotten into fun folds and creative uses like that.  I just don't want to have to spend a dollar to send a card. Ok maybe a special one...

Wednesday, March 7, 2012

Ground Hog Day

Well the furry critter said more Winter for us.  I can't complain, it hasn't been rough at all where I live.  I don't mind the cold but I am looking forward to opening the windows again.  I love  when you can smell in the air the earth warming and readying itself for Spring. We have had some lovely 70 degree days.  SO I have been busy again making cards.  I have finished the birthday cards for all the nieces and nephews (yahoo!)  now I just have all the friends to create.  I love stamping. I love all the dies available today as well-I used the memory box dies of the flower border, the lovely branch and the little clouds to add just the right touch.  I used an embossing folder to accent the spellbinders die background in blue, some raffia and a tag and a happy little bird in red. 
  I love how creative we can all be with a few pieces of paper, some stamps and a handful of embellishments.  I realize, of course, that some of our carefully made creations just end up in the circular file-but hopefully for one brief moment the card brought a smile to the lips and the knowledge to the receiver that they are thought of and loved.