Friday, February 10, 2012

Valentine Card for OWH

I made only one design for the Valentine cards I sent to OWH.  The cards were due by the end of December so, even though the day hasn't arrived, I am so done with Valentine's Day.  Also with Easter.  The next cards I make for OWH will be for Mother's Day and I plan to have them in the mail mid March.  The annual March retreat for the group with which I hang out is the first weekend in March so I'm hurrying to get ATC's, Take 10 and the project I'll be teaching all wrapped up so I can start the Mother's Day cards. Okay, I cheated a little and created a couple of cards when I was inspired to do so while making Easter cards.  So at least I have a starting point for my OWH cards.

I spent the day at the scrapbooking store today to make 20 ATC's, 20 kits for the Take 10 cards, and I've started creating kits for my project.  Those will take a lot of time to prepare so I really have to stay focused on them so I'm not up til all hours of the night before the first day of the retreat.

Anyway, enough about that.  Here's the Valentine's Day card.

Easter Cards

Yes, I know.  It's not even Valentine's Day yet.  OWH needed our Easter cards by 2/14 so I've mailed 55 of them in but wanted to share them with you.  I'll get back to earlier holidays later.  I just wanted to make sure I got these posted since I'm back on blog again.  Enjoy.

Wednesday, February 8, 2012

I'm back

I'm slowly coming out of hibernation and wanted to post pictures of the book that I gave to my sister for her birthday in November.  I can't believe it's been that long since I posted here.  I'm amazed at how much more quickly time gets away from me since retirement.  I'd have thought it would be quite the opposite since my time was so much taken up with commuting and work that sometimes I couldn't keep track of it.  Now my pace is so much more leisurely and I get to fill my days with things I like and want to do.  And sometimes I even take a nap, such luxury!  Oh well, at least I'm here now.

My sister was kind enough to take pictures of the book so I could post them.  As I indicated in my last post, the book was given to her the day after we returned from a vacation in Hawaii.  I'd no time to take pictures so my sister was a real lifesaver here.  She was really quite concerned that I hadn't posted in a while and I'm sure she's been wondering where the heck these pictures went since I didn't post them right after receiving them.  Another thing I love about her is that she just lets me be and doesn't nag.  So without dragging this on and on, following are photos of the book beginning with the cover, the inside cover (which is quite naked except for decorative paper), all the pages including the very last page.