Sunday, August 19, 2012


...........from the surface of the sun.

I know, every year about this time I start whining about the heat.  But, OMG! it is so stinking hot here. 

Lets just say..........I truly love air conditioning.  I would marry it.  It just makes life better.  Except when the electric bill comes around, then I want a divorce. 

So I needed to make some Thank Yous and sat down with the new set, For the Birds.  Such a cute set. 

Problem is, it didn't come out a Thank You.  If I was smart I guess I would start planning for Christmas.

For the Birds.  Wild wasabi and watercolor paper.  Riding hood red, marina mist, wild wasabi, lucky limeade, crumb cake and black Stazon inks.  Aquapainter, cherry cobbler twine, neutrals buttons, black journaler and dimensionals. 

Merry Christmas!  Isn't this little bird just so cute?  And he is bringing you an ornament.  How thoughtful! 

The base is Wild Wasabi but it looks so washed out here.  But it is, trust me.

I love this Baker's Twine.  This makes me think of candy canes.

Speaking of the Baker's Twine, look what I made.  The twine comes wrapped around a card.  But then you get bends or folds in the twine.  See that end on the chocolate chip piece?  I don't like those folds.  So I took a toilet paper tube, covered it in DSP, wrapped my twine around it and cut a slit into the end of the tube to secure the twine.  No more bended/folded twine!   Yes, sometimes I have good ideas.

Hello little birdie!  I used a glitter gel pen for the ornament.  Gives it a little sparkle. 

I drew a line around the border just to finish it off.  This was easy enough to make.  I don't send out very many cards at Christmas so I could probably mass produce these.  We'll see. 

Alrighty then.  I spent a good hour or so in the morning yesterday, mourning over the fact that 18 will only live permanently in this house for a few more days.  Once she makes that first step out the door to live somewhere else, it will never ever be the same.  My heart will be fully shattered by next weekend I'm sure. 

So pray for me that I don't totally freak out and refuse to leave her dorm room. 

Thanks so much for stopping by and holding my hand.

Blessings, b.

1 comment:

Chris Occhipinti said...

Beth, awesome the border you drew around the edge!
I'll be thinking of you, too, it's OK to feel the way you are feeling...My niece just left for her first year of college...all the way from Oregon to Texas, so my sister-in-law is pretty stressed. It's exciting and sad at the same time...
Take care!