Saturday, January 21, 2012


I really did plan to do all kinds of crafting today -- but, the weather was so pretty--warm, nice breeze.  So I spent most of the day with Mike, playing cards and sitting around talking, watching the dolphins in the Intracoastal and just generally relaxing.

So the card I have today is one I actually made a while ago when I wanted to try out the Spellbinders Fair Isle die set  my sis sent me for Christmas.  The brown background paper came already embossed from HL; the ribbon is from Hot Off the Press.  Thanks for looking and visiting!

Monday, January 16, 2012

BAD BAD Blogger!

My sister sent me a "good grief" IM this morning, kindly pointing out I had not updated my blog since October 1!  (which is totally NOT true - I changed to a Christmas background right after Thanksgiving, heehee!!)

I am such a lazy blogger.  Just too much other stuff going on and I am forgetful.  I'm the one that makes the list of what I need to take to the store and then forgets the list.  Every. Single. Time.  {sigh}

True Confessions over.

A little while ago, Pat got a Sew Easy Ribbon tool...but after playing with it a bit, decided she didn't really like it and didn't think she'd use it - so she sent it to me!!  And I LOVE it.  In fact, I've ordered the leaf, the zigzag and the shoelace tools because I liked the weave one she sent me so much.  So, here is the very first card I made using my hand-me-down toy.  The ribbon is the Sew Ribbon, and the paper is from My Mind's Eye Lost & Found collection - one of my absolute favorite papers ever I think!  I think the sentiment is from a Unity stamp.

Then on the Paper Wishes message board, we had a color challenge and the colors were lime green and chocolate.  So this is the card that I did for the color challenge  -- using Shabby Shutters and Forest Moss Distress Inks on the Color Me Swirls paper from Paper Wishes -- and using the Sew Ribbon tool (do you get obsessed with new toys and use them on everything when you first get them too?)

Thanks for looking!