Tuesday, February 10, 2009

{i heart u} and throwin' away my love

I feel badly about not posting very often but I just don't seem to have enough hours in my day to get around to everything, and unfortunately, blogging seems to take a back seat. I've had a little time to stamp lately, but not time to post what I've done...or visit other blogs (I'm sorry guys). This blogging thing is proving to be a real mixed blessing for me. I've kinda got a love/hate thing goin' on here. On the one hand there's SO much inspiration to look at, SO many friends to visit, SO many comments to make, SO many new products to make you think you HAVE to have them, SO many cards to post...and then there's SO much stamping I'm NOT doing, SO much time I know I'm NOT making good use of, SO many new stamp supplies I should NOT be purchasing, SO many "things" piling up on my To-Do List, etc. I can't seem to find the balance. Is it just me and my lack of time-management skills and self-control, or does anyone else feel like that?

Well, for once I'm not sending cards at the last minute (okay, only for Valentine's Day that is -lol), but it's a start even if it is a small victory, so I'm enjoying it...even if the cards are a little on the simple side. ;) Now if only I could be on time for everything....

Here's one that I made for my oldest daughter, using a couple different stamps from Unity (the heart trees are from September KOM Friendship, Love, Miracles and the sentiment is from Love Grows):
She received it yesterday and said she really liked it. And THEN she asked if "they" were supposed to be a fork, knife, and spoon. LOL! Um...no, honey; they're trees. *giggle giggle* I didn't know whether to feel sorry for the misunderstood stamp illustrator, for myself for not making the image look more like trees (I didn't see the sense in making pink grass -lol), or for my daughter for not being able to see through the glitter on the trees. lol Oh, well. It gave me a memory I won't soon forget. ;) In her defense, though, I had sent her some homemade goodies to go along with the card, so perhaps she had food on the brain. ;) I still don't really see it, but then again maybe I'm just not hungry enough??

And then here's the "throw-away" card I made for my youngest older son. (He's the one who isn't so sentimental as to keep...or usually comment...on the cards I make for him.) So as you can see I spent an inordinate amount of time and supplies on this one. lol A card base, one stamp, two colors of ink, a bit of ribbon, and about 15 minutes of my time (only cuz I had no idea what I was going to do when I started). Yep, that'll do it. ;) I'm not what I'd call proud of this one, but for what it is and where it's destined to end up, it served its purpose and I'm okay with that. ;)

I hope you're all having a wonderful week. It snowed here this evening...not a lot, but enough to coat everything in a beautiful blanket of white. The snowflakes were big and fluffy -- so pretty to watch! It's really been a mild winter here, so we're happy to see the snow again. Unfortunately, it won't last long and there's no telling when it'll be back.

Thanks so much for the visit, and I hope you'll stop by again soon. Until then, many blessings to you!

Economy Boosters (just doin' my part -lol!):

{i heart u} card:
Cardstock: Black, (ret.) Wildberry, White Daisy (CTMH); Patterned Paper: Love Letters collection "Kiss Dots" (Little Yellow Bicycle); Stamps: image from September KOM Friendship, Love, Miracles and sentiment from Love Grows (Unity Stamp Company); Ink: Jet Black Staz-On (Tsukineko); Other: dog tag punch (SU!), corner rounder punch (EK Success), Prismacolor pencils (Sanford), odorless mineral spirits (Mona Lisa), blending stumps (Loew-Cornell), organdy ribbon (May Arts), Pink Stickles (Ranger), foam mounting tape

Love Ya card:
Cardstock: White Daisy (CTMH); Stamp: Love Ya (Inkadinkado); Ink: Jet Black Staz-On (Tsukineko), Cranberry (CTMH); Other: Cranberry grosgrain ribbon (CTMH)


Christi said...

Girl, I've been struggling with the same issues you have. I have always struggled with time management and am one of those people that are easily distracted. I wish I had some sage advice for you but I'm in the exact same boat! LOL

Both of your cards are awesome! I think the one for your son is great! Perfect for a guy!

monica said...

hey mama .. they do look like silverware .. really cute ones! =] love you!

Stacy said...

Ah, don't feel bad, we (me) are all pressed for time! I have a hard time posting also. But, on to the cards I love the "silverware" card LOL :) It looks like it would be very shimmery in life....the other one is just adorable too!