Apr 28, 2011

Random Thoughts on a Rainy Thursday evening...

Lately I've found myself thinking numerous times, "Oh that would be a good blog topic." Yet when I sit down to write about these things... it turns into a sentence or two. Not really the blog feature I was thinking of.

Tonight I was browsing some blogs and found myself very inspired on a number of different levels.

Kelly Rae really made me want to do some soul searching this week. I may have to break down and buy her e-book.

Becky makes me want to do some spring cleaning -- I'm not really sure why this post made me think of that -- Perhaps it was the whole comment about having an empty room for two years. It made me wish I could start over with an empty room or two -- what can I tell you? My brain works in mysterious ways.

This post really made me want to work on my Etsy shop again. I really love focusing on presentation. It does indeed make a difference. It reminded me I need to focus a bit more on that again in my business.

You may see a variation of this card on my blog in the near future as it really speaks to me. I love the layout, the colors, everything.

This post just made me laugh out loud... so dang cute! I have to say I think the second photo is perfect!

I'm ridiculously addicted to this game, but I tell you -- I AM NOT going to play tonight! It's the fastest way for me to lose an hour or two!

Ok.. I guess that's enough randomness for one night. I will say the card I made for tonights post was originally going to be an entry for the Artisian Award. But Miss Procrastinating Patty (that's me, even though my name is not Patty) didn't get her act together fast enough ... I decided to enter the contest two weeks before it was due... yeah... just not enough time for nine quality projects! There's always next year...

Well... I'm off to accomplish something. I hope.

Apr 11, 2011

Lazy Day...

I was so excited that the weathermen were predicting upwards of 6o degree weather today as I knew I had the day off!

So, I was a little disappointed when I saw the fog and rainy weather today. But I always try to find a positive spin on everything lately so... I've been stamping all day! :)

I'm actually working (very last minute) on my Artisian Award entry and in between coming up with some projects for my Stamp Club this week.

I also got to have a 2 hour nap today, which I've said before, always feels rebellious to me on a weekday afternoon :)

Anyway, this card is using the Create a Cupcake stamp said and punch. I honestly can't remember if I cased this layout or not... I think I might have so if it looks familiar please let me know and I will absolutely include you as my inspiration! I'm usually really good about marking whether an idea was mine or "borrowed" from someone else -- and this one... I just can't remember and I didn't write it down! I'm amazed at how old I'm feeling these days :(

I used this card at a workshop recently and everyone loved it. I really like that we have so many punches that coordinate with our stamp sets. Remember these two are only available until the end of April when the Mini Occasions catalog ends (but don't worry I have a fun new Summer Mini Catalog to show you!).

Hope you have a great day!

Apr 3, 2011

Happy Sunny Sunday...

I just got around to unpacking a box of goodies at had shipped to me from my favorite place (Stampin' Up, of course) and you wouldn't believe what I found in the box. It is just yet another reason why I love this company! Mixed in with the stamp sets, cardstock and fun embellishments I found the sweetest little hand-stamped gift... see: Isn't that cute? The front was stamped with the cute little owl from the Aviary stamp set and the back was signed by the woman who must have packed my box. I think I may have to send a thank you card back to Julia, now ;) Today has been a really great day... between finding thank you notes in my box of stamping goodies and have the sun shining brightly (and it's not too cold either), life is good. Plus, I've been in my pajamas since 2:30 (well, I should say back in my pajamas -- as I did shower, get dressed and grab a bite to eat with hubby before returning back to the pjs!). Well, I really must get to work on some taxes now... but I hope to be back soon with some sneak peeks of some new product from the 2011-2012 Idea Book and Catalog that you can purchase during April -- or even earn for free! I'll tell you more in my next post. Happy Sunday!
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