Farewell to some favorites….

Good afternoon! Happy Saturday before Mother’s Day. My thoughts are definitely with my Mom today. She hasn’t been feeling well and has been staying up at Beth Israel trying to find out what is going haywire in her system. I hope the doctors find some answers soon! In the meantime, I puttering around in my stamp room. Tidying. Cleaning. Browsing. Stamping. A little of everything. Part of that cleaning includes saying goodbye to a few of my favorite stamp sets that are retiring with the close of the 20111-2012 Idea Book and Catalog, which ends on May 31. One of my favorite stamp sets to see go this year is Winter Post. And while it is not the holiday season right now, it truly is one of the sets that made me release an audible “Oh” when I read that it was going this year. Check out some of the cards I’ve made with this beauty: I think this last one was my favorite. The stamp set really didn’t look like much in the catalog, but had so much potential! It was a great stamp set for winter themed cards and scrapbook pages, too. I loved the snowflake in that

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Sign of spring?

Look what I found in the tree in my backyard! This little guy was quite a distance from the window in my scraproom, but he stood out in the snow coated tree and caught my eye. I don’t know about you but I’ve had enough of the white stuff for this year. Let’s call it a wrap, OK? This morning (and quite frequently on recent mornings) there were probably 50 to 100 birds that camped out in the trees on the side of my house. I was going to take a picture, but I’m not sure it would do it justice because you’d have to zoom out quite a bit to get them all and they are pretty far up in the tree and therefore wouldn’t show up as nicely as I would like. I thought of making a video of them instead because all their chirpin’ was giving me spring fever like you wouldn’t believe! I can’t wait for the warmer weather, but until then I guess I’ll have to work on stamping some springy projects, right? Anyway, just a quick pop-in today to show off my cardinal friend. Here is a close-up of him: Pudgy little guy, huh?

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