Wednesday, May 24, 2017

Delicate and Feminine

Recently my coworker (the one who told me to hang out with my hair more often, or something like that) was looking at a photo of a woman.  "Isn't she pretty?" she asked, "Wouldn't you like to look like that?"

I peered over and agreed that the lady was pretty but that no I wouldn't want to look like that. My coworker was confused by that and asked why not.
"Well," I explained, "Because she looks very feminine and delicate--and almost waifish, and I'm just not that kind of person. If I looked like her I'd have to be a whole different person."

Which does beg the question, does what you look like help determine your personality?

The Fine Print: Gosh, imagine if I looked like that delicate woman? I'd have to shriek and stand on a chair when I saw a spider. I'd probably have to drive a Pruis and gush over babies. You know I'd have to iron my clothes and they'd have to match! What a terrible life that would be!  Stamps 'n stuff by Stampin' Up. 

Tuesday, May 23, 2017


It turns out that I am not a big fan of playing around with metallic paper. That's too bad because it looks cool. Once I get a hold of it though, it all goes to heck.

These cards came out okay but their was so much teeth gnashing and name calling to get them to happen. Metallic paper ain't for wimps. I'm wimpy.

The Fine Print: Metallic paper from my stash, large butterfly die by Simon Says Stamps (I think), petal embossing folder by SU, leafy vine die by Memory Box, smaller butter by SU. 

Monday, May 22, 2017

Happy Mail Monday May 22

Since last week had such a glutton of birthday cards to share I saved the swap cards from then to share today. Here they are!
And here is this week's swap cards and a RAK from my friend. She sent it to me after I started whining about how now that I'm older people might start expecting me to act like an adult.
The birthday cards continue to trickle in, prolonging the celebration.
The Fine Print: Isn't it fun to keep the postal service in business?!

Sunday, May 21, 2017


What's the buzz, you ask? This is the buzz!

The Fine Print: Stuff by Stampin' Up.

Saturday, May 20, 2017


As promised here are the other two cards.  You can read yesterday's post if you are wondering what I'm babbling on about.

That's all folks.

Friday, May 19, 2017

Up, Up and Away

I don't know how or why it got to be Friday without my looking. What you'd do with Thursday? Naw, that's okay, you can keep it. I don't need it back.

The other day I mentioned to my friend that I hadn't tackled my pile of old kits lately but I was rather surprised that about one that was still in there. My surprise was I thought I had made all the cards from it. Now this particular company makes kits that come with so many extras that you can make many more cards than prescribed so my assumption was that was what was left in it.
She asked if she could have the leftovers or was my heart set on playing with them? My heart could care less so I pulled it out to give it to her. I did check through it first since I tend to hide things from myself in random places. I didn't want her to come back with, "Thanks for the leftover kit, the embossing folders, the pictures of your friend's wedding, and a random Copic marker."

I didn't find any of those in there but I did find were the pieces of four cards I hadn't finished out of the kit and an entire refill pack to make the prescribed cards all over again along with those leftovers I mentioned already.

So here are two of those 4 cards and the rest of the kit is off to my friend, who will think I never made anything out of it because of the refill pack in there. That's okay. It'll keep her busy and off the streets for a little bit.
The Fine Print: All parts by Club Scrap "Up, Up and Away" Don't panic, you'll see the other two cards tomorrow.  Just hang in there! 

Wednesday, May 17, 2017

May Happiness Follow

I had this some-assembly-required card from a friend that had all the papers and parts so basically all I had to do was stamp, cut, and assemble the card. I forgot to take a photo of that card but I went to make a card with the same papers and the same design but with different stamps (and different twine). Here's my version.
Doesn't that look like a peaceful scene? Here is the inside of the card.  I'm not even going to tell you how many attempts I had to make before I got that right. Luckily I was smart enough to not glue the front onto the card until the inside was done.
The Fine Print: Papers, dies and stamps by Stampin' Up, white twine from my stash, colorful baker's twine by Doodlebug.