Friday, February 25, 2011

not again. . .

well, it's me again and I didn't mean to have such a break since the last time, I posted. I haven't finished organizing/cleaning my stamp room, but I am happy with all that I have accomplished! I haven't worked in here every day, as life happens, I have errands to run and chores around the house. This morning, I was busy with paying bills, doing laundry, and a few other things. So, now I am going to sit at my stamping table and hope to put a card or two together. If however the cleaning bug hits, I will do more picking up in here. I still have plenty to do and I want to get it done; ALL DONE!

I did want to show you a NE {never-ending} card, I made recently. I really like this type of card and have so much enjoyment creating them. It does take a little more time than a card with just the front to design.
here is the front:

here is the 2nd page or first fold. . .not sure how you name the pages.

here is the 3rd page

and, lastly this is the back of the card. This card is loaded with bears as I made it for a gal in my stamping bear group. I think she will like it, don't you???
Thank you, for taking a look and I really like it, if you'd leave a comment or two!
Till next time,

Thursday, February 17, 2011

a Birthday card

Hi, I'm still cleaning my room and I am making progress. The funny thing is, I was so happy with the progress I had made on my desk and cutting table AND then I turned around and saw the rest of my room. . .well, it is coming along, yet I still have lots to do. Sort of like life, isn't it.
One day at a time and keep moving forward!

Anyway, I wanted to share with you, the birthday card, I made last week. I ran the birthday paper through my Big Shot using the hearts Cuttlebug embossing folder and I used stickles over the bubble hearts. I hope the recipient liked it.
Okay, back to cleaning and hopefully, I will have another card to show you later today or tomorrow.

til the next time. . .

Wednesday, February 16, 2011

is your desk clean???

I am in the process of cleaning up my stamp room and I am happy to say, I am making progress!!! I still have work to do, but it feels so good to be able to see my desk and actually have more than an 8 1/2 by 11 area to work on. The piles on my desk are gone. Now to keep working on the other piles, you know the ones! Laying on the floor, laying on the cutting tables, well you get the point. As I am cleaning, I am sorting, and have another box to take to the "Used Stamp Sale" the first week-end in May. I did well last year and hope to do well this year. What ever doesn't get sold, I will donate. Also, as I clean, I see things that I haven't seen in a very long time or simply forgot I had and now have lots of ideas for cards.

AJ and I got together yesterday and we had a very good time. Though I didn't get any stamping or cards made, I did lots of cutting with a nestabilitie die that AJ has and I don't. I also showed AJ how to make the NE (never ending) card and put several together for myself. I'm hooked on that type of card.

Okay, back to cleaning. . .how is your stamping area? Clean, messy, room to stamp? Won't you leave a comment and let me know.

Till the next time.
hugs and Prayers,

Monday, February 14, 2011

Happy Valentine's Day

Greetings and Happy Valentine's Day to you:
I am so sorry, it has been several weeks since I blogged last. I have been thinking of you and I have been stamping, along with a lot of LIFE.

The past few days, I have been cleaning my stamp room. Boy oh boy, did it need it AND thankfully, I can see where progress has been made, though there is lots more to do. I am happy to say, that I have gotten back in the habit of cleaning my stamps after using and putting them away!!! Now, if I only keep doing that. It is my goal to and it is my goal that once I get things put away, I keep my room somewhat organized and not have SO MANY piles.

Here is my card that I made for Mr. Inky. I had lots of fun making it, once I got an idea. I made about 20 Valentine cards this year and sent out, but I wanted something different and a bit more special, for my inkybear!

Tomorrow, AJ and I are to get together for a stamp day and we are both looking forward to it. We had planned on last Thursday, but when I took the van in for an oil change last Wednesday, if was found that the intake manifold was leaking antifreeze. The mechanic said I could drive the 120 plus miles and bring it in later, but I said to Mr. Inky, I rather postpone the trip and get the vehicle fixed, before any damage was done. Good thing, we took it in, as it was worse than the mechanic thought, and thankfully no damage had occurred! And more good news, it only cost $660. instead of the estimate of $800.

Well, I should close for today and thank you, for taking a look.
'til the next time, hugs and Prayers,