Wednesday, July 13, 2016

Mid July ALREADY?

Wow, this summer is just flying by and I am not ready for summer to be over.  I know, summer isn't over until September but Bean's school starts August 10 so basically that is when we are done with summer.

It has been hot, we haven't really gone anyplace or done much of anything but it has been relaxing.  I have had a lot of time to think and re-evaluate things and I have to say I have had a change of attitude.  Not sure why but it just seems like I have relaxed -- like a big sigh.  I am getting things done but I don't seem as manic and rushed.  It seems I have a mental list of things I need to do, have figured out the easiest way to do it (no procrastination, for one thing!) and then I have allowed myself to enjoy the rest of my time guilt free. 

And I am enjoying my time.  After a short break from reading I am getting back to that.  I just love getting lost in a book and I really enjoy exploring our new bookstore -- which has a pokemon now, from what I understand.

I think I have to credit my new hobby with some of that calm, relaxed feeling.  I have been playing around with the cardmaking some more and I have to say that I like small projects like this that can actually be finished in a reasonable time.  There is a learning curve, however.  I have learned that some white ink just soaks into dark paper.  I have also learned that I can't cut straight and paper cutters can be confusing -- I know -- that is ridiculous. I have learned that glue, like school clue, doesn't work as well as tape. I also know that I have to quit shopping but I think I am done with buying big stuff -- now it is just paper and embellishments and stamps and such.

Anyway, here is my latest card -- it is silly simple and I am not  sure if the pics will show up well but here it is.






This originally started out green and red -- but I used glue and it caused the paper to buckle. I used a Colorbox white stamp pad and dauber to stencil  the design and the ink just soaked into the paper.  So, I started over and decided blue would work -- I like blue at Christmas.  So, here it is.

Now I have a lot of sweeping and reorganizing to do.

No procrastination!