Tuesday, March 21, 2017

Cold Snap

I have a lot of birthdays coming up in April. Why so many?! What was happening 9 months prior? First cold snap of the year?
I totally don't understand that. I certainly don't want to get naked when it is cold out. And I don't want someone's colds hands all over me. And I don't want to share my blankets. In fact, I'd rather just cocoon myself in my blankets with a couple of cats thrown in for good measure and call me in the spring. Yeah, not conducive to baby making.

It might explain why I have so many cats though.

The Fine Print: Everything except the twine by Stampin' Up. 

Monday, March 20, 2017

Just Like Me!

It all started in my later high school years and carried on past that. People I know would say to me, "Oh you need to meet so-and-so, she's just like you!" Whatever that means.... (you are a unique and precious snowflake, just like everyone else). 

Anyway, within a short order of time I got the chance to meet three of those people who were "just like me" and guess what? I couldn't stand any of them. That begged the question though of if I was a lousy person whom no one could stand? So I asked my mother. Asking your mother if you suck is probably not the best way to get an unbiased answer, but she assured me that I was all right.
Perhaps I wasn't reassured by my mother because I later mentioned the whole sad story to a lady in a waiting room (complete stranger). She said it made sense that I wouldn't like people just like me because I already have me in my life and it would be better to have people who complement me or are different than me. That sounded plausible enough, however, it was something that sometimes crept into my brain from time to time and made me wonder.

Then the other day my friend excused herself during our lunch so she could grab a phone call. A quick minute later she was back. "That was my East Coast Judy," she said. What? She went on to explain that she had a friend on the East Coast who reminded her of me because she was just like me.

"Oh, you'd hate her though," she went on to explain.

Why?! "Well, because everyone knows you don't like people who are just like you!" Well, now I'm glad we've put that to rest. And why did it take me so long to accept it as gospel truth? Anyway, I'm glad I don't suck.

The Fine Print: Hedgies enjoying each other's company (because they have different personalities) stamp by Penny Black, corner punch by Martha, flowers by Prima, other stuff from my stash. 

Sunday, March 19, 2017

Hello Sunshine

This is a CASE card from Pinterest. I don't peruse Pinterest much but every once and awhile something catches my eye and I have to try it out. The card I copied was black and white (and yellow) but I went for the in-color, Emerald Envy green since I happened to have the ink, the patterned paper and the cardstock. So matchy matchy!
I did this card at a card making class I conducted. My friends were out of touch with stamping so I wanted them to get a chance to experience the joy of die cutting. We used the negative piece for this card and they took the cut out word home with them.

The Fine Print: All the everythings by Stampin' Up.

Saturday, March 18, 2017

So Cool

Really, you are very cool. 

The Fine Print: Stuff by Club Scrap except that ribbon which I suspect is Stampin' Up.

Friday, March 17, 2017

Top 'O the Morning

Here's the St. Patrick's Day card I made this year. I made several of the same design since I don't have enough St P's Day stuff to make a variety of card. This was a fun one. My friend gave me this stamp from her stash.
The Fine Print: Stamp by Cottage Stamper, designer papers by K&Co.

Thursday, March 16, 2017

Having it All

I may not have it all...
But, by gosh, I do have the day off. And that's worth something!

The Fine Print: Parts by Club Scrap. 

Wednesday, March 15, 2017

Ides of March

There are several important things that happened on this day over the last few years.  Julius Caesar was murdered (not it!). King Charles II enacted the Declaration of Indulgence (I have no idea what that is but I want in on it). The first automatic voting booth was unveiled (hanging chads, anyone?) Bing Crosby won an academy award and Mister and Princess Palmer got hitched. I guess that was more than a few years ago... more like a quarter of a century ago. That's a long time. No wonder I feel so old.
The Fine Print: All the parts 'n stuff by Stampin' Up.