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Interests: learning, upholstery, reading, painting, sewing, teaching, papercrafts, to name a few
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This past Friday was a "visual inspiration" for the Free For All challenge on Splitcoast. Here's the inspiration photo: (photo source) And here's my interpretation of it: (Stamp: unknown; Ink: Stampin'Up! Raspberry Ripple; Paper: Stampin'Up! Raspberry Ripple, Pretty in Pink,... Continue reading
Posted 3 days ago at random.on purpose.
Two challenges this week that I incorporated into one card - a challenge to make something representative of a resolution we've made for this new year, and a color challenge using Pacific Point, Marina Mist, and Crisp Cantaloupe: I've made... Continue reading
Posted Jan 21, 2015 at random.on purpose.
...on love, that is! Sunday was the Featured Stamper challenge on Splitcoast and we were honoring Claudia, aka cjzim. Lovely gallery, and I was taken with the mat/border punch/image trio on these cards. Here's my version: (Stamps: Penny Black Garden... Continue reading
Posted Jan 20, 2015 at random.on purpose.
...and be inspired by it, too! The Inspiration Challenge on Splitcoast this past Saturday was to be inspired by the MOD Weddings Board on Pinterest. Here's my card: (Stamp: Stampendous Elegant Borders; Ink: Versamark; Papers: Recollections white, Stampin'Up! Sage Shadow,... Continue reading
Posted Jan 19, 2015 at random.on purpose.
I know that I've promised you a tutorial, but life this past week hasn't gone as planned (does it ever?), so unfulfilled promise so far... I haven't even had time to do anything creative this week, so I'm recycling a... Continue reading
Posted Jan 18, 2015 at random.on purpose.
It will be February and Valentine's Day (alternately known as Singles Awareness Day), so I've started with the lovey-dovey stuff: Today is the Featured Stamper challenge over on Splitcoast, and we're honoring Dockside this week by CASEing a card from... Continue reading
Posted Jan 11, 2015 at random.on purpose.
The Jingle Belles challenges run for two weeks each, and I've decided that this year - when I can - I will make a card each week, even though it's a duplicate challenge. With that thought in mind, then, here... Continue reading
Posted Jan 9, 2015 at random.on purpose.
So...this morning I'm standing in my living room, coffee cup in hand, staring out over the balcony. I notice a cloud of gnats, flying in and out of the sun and shade, and just sort of milling about. As I... Continue reading
Posted Jan 8, 2015 at random.on purpose.
I mulled over the coming year and debated whether or not to get back to blogging and, in the end, decided I'd begin and see where it went... Last year was one of flux and relocation and general chaos, so... Continue reading
Posted Jan 6, 2015 at random.on purpose.
You may have noticed (all three of you) that I've been sporadic (at best) and largely absent (at worst) from this blog. I thought - when I did the cleanup and reorganizing and starting to post again - that I... Continue reading
Posted Jun 16, 2014 at random.on purpose.
We finished our five-week push to fix up the fixer-upper that Greg's daughter bought so she could move in, so now we're working on our own abode. We have a gravel area in front of our deck/porch that I always... Continue reading
Posted May 28, 2014 at random.on purpose.
The weather here has been getting considerably warmer. We've been sleeping with the windows open, but it's still been a bit on the warm side. Last night we had a band of terrific thunderstorms blow through (my favorite!), so we... Continue reading
Posted May 14, 2014 at random.on purpose.
I've been doing so many non-fun things the past couple of weeks! I decided to take a break from the crazy and make a couple of cards this morning: The first card is for this week's CAS challenge to CASE... Continue reading
Posted May 6, 2014 at random.on purpose.
...that the only snow in my current awareness is on this card: Yup! Spring finally decided to show up, and all of the mountains of snow in my yard are GONE! Can I get a "WHOO HOO!!!"? The card is... Continue reading
Posted Apr 19, 2014 at random.on purpose.
I know - you're wondering, "What the...?" Well, yesterday I combined two Splitcoast challenges - a sketch challenge and a color challenge - and that's what I ended up with. The colors for the challenge were OLD Olive, BERMUDA Bay,... Continue reading
Posted Apr 3, 2014 at random.on purpose.
Yeah, that's what "spring" has been so far... For real, though, I have seen a few robins :) This morning's CAS challenge on Splitcoast is a color challenge, and we had the suggestion/option to make a bird-themed card. We were... Continue reading
Posted Mar 31, 2014 at random.on purpose.
It snowed. Last night. Again. *sigh* Since it insists on acting like December instead of nearly-April, I will play along. I'm also playing along with the current Jingle Belles challenge to make a card with an old-fashioned feel: No stamping... Continue reading
Posted Mar 30, 2014 at random.on purpose.
Tired of listening to me whine about winter? I'm tired of whining, too... Here's another dose of Spring - maybe even Summer: The "ways to use it" challenge on Splitcoast this morning is to make a TALL card or, if... Continue reading
Posted Mar 27, 2014 at random.on purpose.
The blustery cold continues outside my windows, but the spring card marathon continues inside. Today's output: This one was for a sketch challenge. I squared up the sketch and did a mirror-image of it. A little faux stitching around the... Continue reading
Posted Mar 23, 2014 at random.on purpose.
Today was blustery and C-O-L-D, with little to no sunshine, but at least there was no white stuff falling out of the sky and adding to our enormous piles, thankfully... I colored a couple more of the images I stamped... Continue reading
Posted Mar 22, 2014 at random.on purpose.
I'm totally, completely, absolutely, and in all other ways OVER this never-ending story called Winter! It's still frigid temperature-wise, and the landscape is still completely colorless, and everyone is miserable and cranky and w....a.....i....t....i....n....g.... I decided that I'd fooled around... Continue reading
Posted Mar 20, 2014 at random.on purpose.
...or something like that! We got dumped on yesterday (after enjoying near-50 degree temperatures the day before), and are experiencing wind chills nearly 20 below zero today - lucky us! Here's what our front yard looks like AFTER Greg shoveled... Continue reading
Posted Mar 13, 2014 at random.on purpose.
I'm still playing along with the Lovefest challenges on Splitcoast, and managed to squeeze in one of the daily challenges, as well! Friday's challenges are "Free For All", and this past Friday's challenge was to "show a little sunshine". One... Continue reading
Posted Feb 19, 2014 at random.on purpose.
Beginning on Valentine's Day and continuing through until the 25th, Splitcoast Stampers' Member Companies (stamp-related companies that pay a fee or something to join SCS and have their own forums and announcements and ads and such - or something along... Continue reading
Posted Feb 16, 2014 at random.on purpose.
In the interest of full disclosure, I will tell you up front that this was not the idea that I mentioned in my post about making your own "stampin' spots". I planned to make a little "ink dresser", with drawers... Continue reading
Posted Feb 14, 2014 at random.on purpose.