Saturday, May 3, 2008

I should have been sorting out stuff, but instead.....

I played with my stamps, ink and paper! Because we'll be downsizing so drastically when we move, it's absolutely necessary for us to have a major clear out. I went downstairs with all good intentions, really, I did, but the 'pull' of my crafting supplies was too much for me. I just plunked myself down at the table and made some cards. I mean, seriously, what would you have done if faced with working or playing? For me, it was a no brainer! Here's what happened instead.

I used the sketch by Lauren Meader at My Time, My Creations, My Stampendence. She has a really terrific post today, reflecting on her first 30 years. Happy Birthday, Lauren.

The image which you may recognize is Rachel, of the Kindred Spirits collection by Gina K. Designs. I hope that when my grandchildren start sending me their precious artwork that I'll be putting it up on the fridge, too! The sentiment is from the Women Of Life set by Papertrey Ink. I took the word 'Grandmother' and used my red, Spica pen to carefully add the 's . Now that I'm writing this, I just realized that the apostrophe was unnecessary. Dang it, why didn't I pick that up earlier, like before I made the card. I did have a 98% average in English!! I guess it was too long ago for me to remember. I hope the recipient doesn't mind. I'm sending it to a very special friend.

The Riley moose card is for my son, Andrew. He's been coughing and coughing for the past several weeks and on Friday, he coughed so hard he fell on the floor at work. His fiance took him off to the ER and, after several hours of waiting, he was told that he had a virus, no medications would be useful and to just take it easy for a few days. I hope he heeded their advice and I just wanted to remind him to take slow down for a little bit. They just moved into their new house last Sunday, so I'm sure there's plenty that needs doing at home, but, Andrew, it will still be there when you feel better. Remember, Mom knows best!

Supplies for Rachel Card:
Cardstock: Bazzill
Stamps: Gina K. Designs
Ink: Palette Hybrid Black

Supplies for Riley Card:
Cardstock: Gable Green, Cool Caribbean
DP: Unknown, but it came with Self-Addressed kit
Stamps: Riley by Hannastamps
Ink: Palette Hybrid Black
Accessories: Square Brads


Alexandra said...

These are stinkin' adorable Barb, I just love that Riley Moose card! *STAMPIN HUGS* Alex

Denise... said...

Cute cards! I'm sure glad I'm not the only one that gets a little bit sidetracked when "cleaning".

My Paper World said...

I'd pick "playing"! every time! LOL!
These are supercute!

Tammy said...

Hey get to cleaning out that room so I can come for another visit ;o) Great Cards!!!