Saturday, April 23, 2011


Wow. There isn't much, but we are seeing a little hint of green in our lawns. Of course, I have to tell you that we have been very lucky here on the Canadian border. About 15 miles south of us it began to snow yesterday. My son who works night shift got home about 8am with at least 2 inches of snow on his car. 90 miles south, Great Falls got about one foot and east of there got TWO FEET. I couldn't believe that we avoided it.

Anyway, I spent a lot of time on this card today. I know, I'm slow. But I wanted to try a couple of challenges (I'm slowly easing into this), and it took a while to figure out how to work with more than one at a time. I'm going to enter it in the Peachy Keen layout challenge, and in Drunken Stampers challenge to use a farm animal. That would have been easy if I hadn't wanted to try the other also. However, you should know that the inside says "Thank EWE" so it really is a farm animal card. Also, this is the first flower I have made. I put it together with a yellow eyelet thinking that it would make a cute center, but I didn't much like it, so I added a button instead. I keep hoping that some of all you crafters will let a little of your design talents rub off on me. I know what I want to do, but I'm never satisfied with the results. Guess I'll just have to keep trying (like I might have quit otherwise... NOT!).

I have to laugh a bit. I looked at the paper with the blue dots and realized that down in the front corner it said "Current" which means that this is part of the stash I found in a box left from the early 90's. When you talk about cleaning up the stuff you aren't using, I'm sure you don't mean putting it in a box and moving it across 3 states then storing it for 10 years! At least, I hope you don't. I'm really enjoying finding things that I hadn't seen for so long, and I hope to never find boxes of "stuff" again.

Hope you all enjoy a wonderful Easter with family and friends. Blessings to each of you!