Saturday, July 19, 2008

Now Selling on Etsy

Here's a sneak peek at some new items I just listed in my Etsy store.

Friday, July 11, 2008

Outward Bound

Finally made time to put together a couple of thank-you postcards. Had a play date with friends the other evening and we tried our hands at making Beryl Taylor's fabric paper, which comprises the background of the upper card. The lower one is just wet-into-wet watercolor that was later sprayed with spray webbing. They're both embellished with bits and bobs cut out from a sheet of fused plastic bags. Brushed on two coats of Golden's new Digital Ground medium for non-porous surfaces, then ran 'em through the old inkjet. Fun techniques!

Tuesday, July 01, 2008

This month's Potluck swap

Since I hadn't posted any eye candy lately I scanned some of the cards from this month's swap before mailing them out this morning. These were made by several different people and are no longer available. But the swap will happen again at the end of this month. See details on the sidebar to your right.

I've been tagged!

Does this mean I'm "it"? I've always wanted to be an it-girl. My old friend Cheryl (wait, she's not old. We've just been friends a long time. Even though we've never actually met:-) Anyway, Cheryl, who blogs here, tagged me.

Tag Rules: Each player answers the questions below in a post on their blog. At the end of the post the player tags 4 new people by posting their blog address, then leaves each a comment letting them know they've been tagged. Notify the person who tagged you when you've posted your answers.

10 years ago... I'd recently quit my job to be a stay-at-home mom and was trying to decide whether to homeschool our special needs daughter. I spent a significant part of each day shuttling her to and from a special school on the other side of town and was just getting really addicted to online groups and paper arts. I was heavily into scrapbooking and card making back then. I think that's about when Cheryl and I "met", in a YahooGroup.

5 things on today's to do list:
1. Take Darcy to the vet for yet another liver function test
2. Repair and repaint the bathroom wall I wrecked while trying to put the light fixture back up on Saturday
3. Mail out June's potluck ATC swap
4. Balance the checkbook and pay bills
5. Watch the new season opener of The Closer tonight (opener of the closer? Hmmm, gonna have to think on that one.)

7/4 ADDENDUM: I had my dates screwed up. The Closer resumes on Monday the 14th.

Snacks I enjoy: Potato chips would always be my first choice if I let myself but I try to avoid them as much as possible. Next favorites would be (ripe) fresh fruit or almost any kind of nuts.

Things I would do if I was a millionaire: Build a compound on a quiet lakeshore somewhere in or near Texas with a house for us and 3-4 cottages on the property where my stepdad and elderly grandmother could come live and other relatives and friends could come and stay whenever and for as long as they liked. Be debt-free and save, save, save in order to stay that way and to be able to help all the folks we meet who need a hand.

Of course the house would have a bright and cheerful studio with built-in storage and running water, zoned for different types of projects. DD would need a place for a horse and DH would require a multi-media office (with regular visits from a professional organizer to keep it navigable).

Places I have lived: Texas (DFW area and Gulf Coast), Virginia, SoCal, Ohio, Tennessee, Sierra Nevadas of NorCal, Michigan

I'm tagging:
Vicci (Vicci, where ARE you?)

Most of my friends don't blog so I can't think of a fourth. Ahem...Maggie? Lorelei? Tammy, where's yours now?