Thursday, February 24, 2011

Snow day

So tired of this weather. It's really dragging me down, the grey greys and the white whites. I miss sunshine!

Stuck at home today. The combination of living 5 minutes from the base of a mountain, living in the unincorporated and thus unplowed part of the county, on a dead-end street with a hill to climb up to the main road, a wussy-in-the-snow car and a terrified-to-drive-in-the-snow driver, makes it easy for this to happen.


Took a few pictures of the pretty flowers I got while I was in the hospital:

But still kind of sad. Took some photos of my altered-book-in-progress, which I haven't shared here before:

and some pictures of a layout and some tags I've done in the past few days, just to show that I'm not totally lacking in creativity:)

But ... I'm still kind of sad. sigh

Monday, February 7, 2011

Happy early Valentine's Day

ATTN: April Cole, please don't read this till you open some mail from me:)


I'm going in for surgery and am gonna be out of it for the next few days. That, and my seeming lack of ability to get back online, made me think I probably should get this up here so as not to shortchange anyone:)

I signed up for a swap through my friend Tara's blog, the pink couch. My swap partner is April (you might have heard that name somewhere ... above ... lol.) You can see how talented she is ... which made me really, really nervous! Plus the only swaps I'd done before this were supply swaps, and the last one didn't pan out. In other words, I sent my partner some goodies ... but my partner never sent me any. :*(

Anyway, this was a lot of fun, and fantastic incentive to get me making something when I've been down in the doldrums. So this is what I made!

Side 1:

See how it's a card? :)

Side 2:
This side is a little sign. :)

Sorry for the stinky sideways shots of the details. It drives me nuts that no matter what I do -- how I run the photos through editing programs and so on -- whatever Canon quirk it is is not easily surmountable.

So there you go! I hope you have a wonderful next couple of weeks. Be good to each other!