Wednesday, November 24, 2010
Wednesday, November 10, 2010
I am giggling to myself! I received a call from my sister the other day for my birthday. It was your regular birthday call. Happy Birthday to you, how are you, what are you up too and then whamo… She lit into me big time. Shocked yes, irritated????, oh yeah!!! Seems as though she had been visiting with my other sister a few days before the call and she just happened to have everything that I had ever made her laying out…lol…The first problem was a book that I had made for my sister, as I was getting it explained to me I couldn’t figure out what the heck she was talking about and as she explained more about it I figured it out. My sister had been married 30 years, ten years ago and I made this atc book for her and why would I make that for her when I know that my other sister would absolutely love it more…lol….I usually try to make something similar for each of them as my eldest sister is known to go into fits if someone gets something she thinks she should have, that is why I couldn’t figure out what she was talking about in the beginning of the conversation. Once I got it figured out, I told her to let me know when she gets 30 years in and I will be glad to make her a book..silence on the other end.
Then it was unto the next problem…hmmmm…we want to know why you don’t make us cards anymore, we love them and you just go and buy cards at the store the last few years. Oh really, like I have nothing to do other than worry about getting cards made for you, it is so much easier going to the store…well even Bryan thinks that it is crazy that you go to the store. Oh good, lets bring Bryan into this now.
I think the real reason, other than time was that I was never really sure if they did appreciate them or even like them. But hey, who am I too say, obviously they do like them. So with that being said, I got to thinking that I should probably make a few cards since my sisters, my aunt and I are all hooking up next week for lunch. I forgot how much I do like making them. I pulled out some beautiful new papers that Caryl sent me for my birthday and of course my Paper Whimsy images and just played. Fun, cards finished and I can relax knowing that we won’t have a card issue while out for lunch.
Monday, November 8, 2010
I was able to continue playing with all my fav things and actually got another collage put together. I am having fun and really like the way this one turned out. Isn’t she just the sweetest little Whimsy..
Friday, November 5, 2010
I have been in a slump lately and just couldn’t get anything together. I would look around my play space and see all these products that I just had to have and have never used them. I guess you could say I am totally mad at me. I would get myself in such a funk that I couldn’t create anything. Do you ever have those days, weeks, months…. All that wasted money just sitting there, waiting to be played with.
I love collage and really haven’t been playing much with papers and glue. It is what got me started down this crazy road and what I so desperately wanted to get back to. Yesterday I finally talked myself into getting over all those must have things, setting it aside in my mind and brought out some of favorite Paper Whimsy images, papers, glues, some torn book covers, stickles, distress inks and just played. I found that I was happy and relaxed, good for the soul.
Here is the outcome of my playing.