Monday, August 23, 2010

Busier than a long tailed cat in a room full of rocking chairs

Well haven't I been just crankin out the paper goodness. I don't know if part of this was due to my pitty party last week and the need to keep busy or just plain old paper addiction run amuck!
But here few of the things I was working on. I made a couple of really cool cards, designs completely hijacked of course and also have been watching Stampin Up video's on You Tube. I think I need a hobby...oh wait..this is a hobby.

Friday, August 13, 2010

Play day

I think I could just stay in my studio all day and play. I am finding it hard to actually work. You know...the job that pays me buy the supplies to play with. I have been spending a lot of time checking out this blog Kristina is very talented. She posted a scrapbook page yesterday for Basic Grey and I had to try my hand at it. Below is my version. Didn't change too much. The hardest part was putting MY writing on the page. Took me hours to get just the way I wanted it and I am still not happy with it.
The picture of the cat scanned a little dark but you can get the jist.
I put in an order to Stampin Up last night. Almost out of my grid paper. A girl cannot NOT have her grid paper. Also waiting on an order for more Sticky Back Canvas. I love the UPS man did I already tell you that?

Wednesday, August 11, 2010


My thoughts have turned to fall already. The days are still hot I know but we are almost to the middle of August and time is rushing on. I absolutely love September. I don't know why but I always have. When I was a kid September meant leaving the Cape and starting school again. Leaving behind long days filled with swimming lessons, bike rides to the general store and putting on plays in the backyard. Coming home meant getting reacquainted with neighborhood friends and preparing for the new year at school. Now as an adult there is no leaving and coming home but just a change in month, weather and my feelings. Even though I will not be starting something new there is still this sense of change when September comes along. I chose the month of September to get married perhaps for that very reason...a beginning, change.

I just turned 50 this past week and something tells me I should not be rushing the days away. "The secret of life is enjoying the passage of time". Thank you James...I think I will.

Tuesday, August 3, 2010

How I spent my summer vacation

We are back from a 2 week vacation in Bridgton Maine. The house we rented is right on Highland Lake. This was the second year we rented this house. Darling husband's parents owned a couple of houses on this lake many years ago and he always wanted to go back so back we went. Although this lake looks gorgeous I have issues... I spent my childhood summers on the Cape. I am an ocean girl. I am not partial to lakes. The ocean has a nice sandy bottom. Lakes have a mucky, rocky, creepy bottom to them. I am always afraid a snake is going to slither by. Yes oceans do have sharks and other things but they do not exist in my imagined scenario.

I have about 200 pictures to weed through and come up with a scrapbook page. I will probably do it digitally due to the amount of pictures that will be used. As soon as it is completed I will post it.

KitKat survived us being away but apparently his talk button was broken while we were gone. He used to meow up a storm with me every day now I barely get a word or meow out of him. Will have to dig into this issue. I cannot have a cat with a faulty talk button.