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Interests: learning, upholstery, reading, painting, sewing, teaching, papercrafts, to name a few
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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.
I'm relatively technologically challenged - codes make me twitchy, and reading about anything technical quickly becomes "blah blah blah" in my head. Maybe it's because I'm very visual - if I don't have a frame of reference that allows me... Continue reading
Posted Feb 12, 2014 at random.on purpose.
Hi, all! Back with my latest Odd Brain project. I've been debating which inks I prefer and which colors I prefer and decided that - as with most things in my life - I CAN'T CHOOSE! The answer to this... Continue reading
Posted Feb 8, 2014 at random.on purpose.
So - Sherry and I made a pact before the start of the new year that we WOULD get together every month on or about the 25th with the specific purpose of creating things for Christmas. We often have good... Continue reading
Posted Jan 29, 2014 at random.on purpose.
Good morning, all! I still consider myself pretty high up the heirarchy of CHEAP royalty. Case in point: some of the ways I add decor to my home. Today's post features ways to decorate walls for next to nothing. First... Continue reading
Posted Jan 18, 2014 at random.on purpose.
I made myself a promise to actually use some of the crafty things I've acquired, rather than just continue to add to the collection(s). I also really missed doing the Jingle Belles challenges last year. With both of those thoughts... Continue reading
Posted Jan 15, 2014 at random.on purpose.
Aw, shucks - youre makin me blush! But thank you... :)
Toggle Commented Jan 14, 2014 on A New Look at random.on purpose.
This past spring and summer Greg and I tackled the long-awaited kitchen remodel. Above is the view looking from the back door into the kitchen, and you can just see past the pantry to the staircase and front door (yes,... Continue reading
Posted Jan 13, 2014 at random.on purpose.
Notice anything new about the blog? Yeah - it's pretty nekkid! Here's what I've done: Weeded out the "fluff" of previous posts - things that didn't matter to me any more, things that were not representative of anything past or... Continue reading
Posted Jan 12, 2014 at random.on purpose.
I had NO idea that it had been nearly a full year since my last blog post, but there it is... Rather than go into a long discussion of what/where/when/why, let me just say this: I've cleaned house and eliminated... Continue reading
Posted Jan 1, 2014 at random.on purpose.