{ a catch up post }

Ah, I have no idea where the time goes... so it very much surprised me to turn the computer on today and see how long its been since I posted anything. a while back there was an Inspiration challenge that went to this blog about stationary... and I got side tracked in these posts, this one talks about hand lettering, this one talks about where to find vintage postage stamps and this one talks about how to "stage" stationary mug shots..   
The very first thing I ever collected after rocks was postage stamps... so, I have tons. books of them and ones to use saved up. I buy office supplies like they are going to stop making them sometimes so, this was the best site ever for me personally for the IC challenge.
these yellow enevlopes are the size that if you folded a 8.5" x 11" cardstock in half it would fit in there. the sunflower is from SU. ( picked because the base is yellow) there is a bit of prisma pencils scribbled in them. the yes I make cards is from Technique tuesday, the please deliver is from Concord & 9th, the back sides the kindness is from Hero Arts and the possibly is from right at home.

 It made me laugh... this image/sentiment is from Art Impressions. this one is A-6 in real life.

 Then maybe a week after that there was a featured stamper challenge when I had a few moments to play on that Sunday and I found this one from Carolyn and I kept going back to it because, I have not used my Elyzebell's for a long time... and I loved that simplicity and the black frame of her design. so, I was going to originally do a one layer card and then I cut out my stitching mat (all the way from the smooth bristol instead of just denting it with stitching... so, I mounted that on a piece of textured bazzill and made this one A-7. That sentiment is from Power Poppy's botanical tree set.

And sometime after that... an order arrived from Impress that had this Memory box grater die in it and I paired it with the sentiment from the two paper diva's set and this one is A-2 in real life.

and at this point there are 4 more rows of wood flooring to install in the northern most side of the dining room. (the last three rows will have to have each board the nail holes drilled so they can be tapped in by hand. the special nail gun for the tongue& groove it has to be hit with a hammer so, once you are close to the wall there is no swing room.

but, we are getting there. I think the only thing I really have to do this week is paint molding once it gets cut to lengths and then touch up paint. which made me think maybe I would come up here and make something but, so far I have just turned on the computer and cleaned out my uploads folder haha.


KarinsArtScrap said...

cute and fabulous cards Stacy
Gr Karin

Kia said...

They are all fabulous Stacy, but I dare say I too lost a couple of hours today looking at the links your provided .... you enabler you!

Janice M said...

Hey girl! Been thinking about you an wondering how the remodel was going. Missed seeing your cards! That cat one makes me smile, love the Elzybells and that grater die is too cute!