Part Deux...More cards on the way for you!
So…I suppose any time you try to do something new, there is going to be a learning curve. I have had my iPad for a year now. This year, for Christmas, Tom and Mike gave me a keyboard. It makes composing sooooo much easier! But then I was trying to figure out an easier way to post. Going directly to Typepad would only let me do html…not rich text. Then I found a Typepad app in the Apple store. Let’s see if I’m okay with how this works. Right now, all the pictures seem to end up at the bottom of the post, but for now…that will have to do. Maybe I can go to my desktop to re-arrange. A couple of posts ago, when I was crocheting hearts, I used a piece from the My Mind’s Eye “Love Me” 6″X6″ pad. Well, one project was definitely not enough. I love the whole pad. Since I’m not sure that I can separate the pictures, I will just list them! The first card was made with vertical strips of the patterned paper, and I pulled out one of my paper arts flowers out of my stash, added the K&Co. brad and a bit of ribbon and vintage lace. I left it blank so that I can choose the sentiment for the receiver. The second card is pretty simple, but I like
Valentine's Day is coming and I'm not letting any moss grow under my seat!
Love is in the air...and has me "hooked"!
The best laid plans don't always go as planned, but it's best just to go with the flow.
Not your ordinary store-bought box of Valentine's!
Help! I need your nominations!
As I sit at my desk, realizing that it has been over a week since I last posted, I was wondering what it is that is causing my funk. Then it dawned on me: How can I focus on Valentine’s Day when I am still surrounded by Christmas? I love the different seasons, and while Halloween and Christmas are definitely the biggest for decorating, it is still much easier to focus on an upcoming holiday without the Ghost of Christmas Past in view. I know what you’re thinking – what is the matter with me? Why haven’t I taken the time to put Christmas away? I try not to admit this, but occasionally, I find myself on the slightly helpless side. You see, our Christmas storage bins are all stored on an up-high, attic-sort-of-shelf in the garage that requires a 10-ft ladder to get up there to bring the bins down. In past years, I might have just done it myself…getting down empty bins is certainly easier than putting them back up – I could never do that alone. Plus there’s the fact that we have to get all the Halloween and Easter bins down so that we can put Christmas in the back…it can really make a big mess. Everyone’s schedules have been so busy that I haven’t wanted to push. I suppose this is what it’s going to feel like when I get
(I am trying to get everyone that comes to this blog to also visit the new justhelenscrafts blog…more ideas, less chat! So if it doubles up for a little while, please bear with me!) I am a fairly frugal person. I can be kind of tight when it comes to spending money on paper crafting supplies, mostly because I already have so much that I will never use it all up…EVER! If I can buy it at Michaels, I will use my 40% off coupon to build my stash. But I love it when I can find something super cute that and find it in the dollar bins! I think the key is to find it early, when they first put it into the bins, although if you don't mind using it next year, you can often find it 50% or more off after the current season is over. But if it comes from the dollar bin, I don't mind splurging! So this year I found this darling cupid. On a previous trip to Tall Mouse up in Orange County, I found the little Studio G clear stamp pack that had the phrase on it. They were a perfect match. I don't use my chalks very much anymore, but just a little color seemed appropriate for the project. For a finishing touch, every winged being should have a little sparkle on their
I got a haircut 2 days ago. I told Kimberly to cut it so the gray showed…there's a lot of it, but it still tries to hide under the color on top. I have never, ever colored my hair – my Mom told me, when I was a little girl, that women paid big bucks to try and get my color…strawberry blond or Titian, a color that the artist Titian frequently used in his paintings. Strawberry blond doesn't sound quite accurate because my hair really isn't the color of strawberries. Anyway, I am a good girl and have always listened to my Mom…besides, it's easier if I have someone to blame! So Kimberly took a lot off – it's cute and I'm getting used to it being shorter:) But you still can't see much of the gray. I am getting old, but you can't tell much from my hair color unless you happen to catch a glimpse of the underside. What I have realized is that my eyebrows have a disproportionate amount of white in them. My eyes aren't as strong as they used to be, so I have moved up the "off the rack, reading glasses strengths" to a 200. I have been having trouble to see my brows in order to pluck them. Now I don't know if they'll come back in with color or without color to them.