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Oh Happy Life Grateful Card

This is a partial page from the Amy Tangerine Oh Happy Life 6 x 6 pad.

I am struggling with news overload – the Las Vegas tragedy has almost totally replaced the Puerto Rico crisis (in the aftermath of Hurricane Maria).

Hurricanes (and other weather related disasters), I can grasp “how this happened”. My understanding HOW does not make the outcome any less devastating.

Gun tragedies (“home grown terrorist”), like Las Vegas – I cannot wrap my head around these.

I don’t own a gun. I don’t want to own a gun. I don’t want the Second Amendment (the right to bear arms) repealed, but I don’t think anyone needs to have a semi automatic (or automatic) weapon.

Enough of my dark mood.

SO…let’s be grateful for what we have. Let’s go out and try to make someone’s day better, in whatever way (small or large) we can.

Supplies: Paper – American Crafts Amy Tangerine Oh Happy Life, Neenah Classic Crest Solar White, Stampin’ Up! Crushed Curry, twine – Stampin’ Up! Island Indigo.

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Where Has the Creative MOJO Gone????

Has anyone seen my mojo?? I can’t find it in my craft space.

YES, I have spent the summer so far with my nose in a book (or 21 books to be exact…). Hard to read that much and find crafting time.

And I am quite distracted by what is going on in Washington, DC (watching a lot of political news shows – very uncharacteristic of me).

So, I am working on a card this morning. For the first time in at least 10 days. I feel so rusty.

I promise to post something creative this week!

Books I can recommend:

The Girl on the Train by Paula Hawkins

The Martian: A Novel by Andy Weir

The Alice Network by Kate Quinn

Brooklyn: A Novel by Colm Toibin

In the Unlikely Event by Judy Blume

The Radium Girls by Kate Moore

Miller’s Valley: A Novel by Anna Quindlen

 

 


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Kitchen Renovations and Kidney Stones

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This photo is before the new floor got installed. My house now looks like a dust bomb exploded with a pretty, new kitchen floor in the middle. (Sigh….yes, I did request they take up the 2 layers of flooring that already existed – my fault!)

And I am uncomfortable with a kidney stone stuck somewhere (since Saturday). Mojo has not come out to play and distract me. In Mojo’s defense, I was too busy over the weekend packing the kitchen stuff to be put into the basement. And, I did leave the house to go the ER in the middle of that process.

I’m hoping to be back with something to share on Monday.

Have a great weekend!

 


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The Day After Christmas 2016

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Oh, my!

I hope you had a Christmas that made you smile. I know I did.

I was so busy the past few days, it didn’t dawn on me to set up a post for today. And I’m not quite ready to move on yet.

Today, we are off to the airport. Offspring3 is leaving for a 3 week class in Mexico.

(And, YES, I did stash a few note cards in the luggage…but don’t tell!)

Have a great day.

 

 


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Trash to Treasure – Lilly Pulitzer Advertisement into 3 Encouragement Cards

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I got this Lilly Pulitzer mailing (not quite a catalog) a few weeks ago. I love Lilly Pulitzer artwork! I am on their mailing list because I purchase one planner a year, to give as a gift.

Every page of this thing had artwork or color that inspired me. So, I took it apart, and cut it into pieces.

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Here are three encouragement cards that I made with some of the pieces.

Supplies: Stamps – Simon Says Stamp, paper – Gmund Royal, Lilly Pulitzer ad, Neenah Classic Crest Solar White, Poptone Razzle Berry, Stampin’ Up! Pacific Point, YoYo Yellow (retired), ink – VersaFine Onyx Black, dies – My Favorite Things (pierced rectangle), Spellbinders (circles), embossing powders – Filigree Fine Art Powder clear, Ranger Liquid Platinum, organdy ribbon – Offray, gold cord – Stampin’ Up! (retired).