Wednesday, February 3, 2010

I did It.....

Yesterday I said my task for the day was to get all my tax paperwork together, but instead I made a card.....well, today I had the same goal. Before getting started I decided to check in on my blog page and see if there were any comments. There were two, one from Sandee an on-line friend and one from Doris also a new on-line friend. (I hope you drop by both blog pages and check out their creations. getting back to it. Doris wrote about de-cluttering and she inspired me to put this day in order and to get back to the tax organization I'd started last week. Then my buddy Carolyn called and we chatted about one thing and another and I told her I'd been looking at some of the vintage Easter graphics that I have and I told her I'd send one of an airplane to her (she and Mo are air plane enthusiasts.) Well, to make a long story short....when I opened the file and started looking at them, I became distracted (is anyone surprised?) Well, I fully intended to make just one die cut.....As you can see....I then did a few more.....

And a few more, and still more. Compared to many of the cards I make, this one is quite plain, I posted it because I wanted to show that the base of this card is also cut from the Spellbinder Labels 8 the largest die. I carried the dies into the inside of the card and the sentiment is very simple....Happy Easter. I did a lot of sponging on this card. I wasn't happy with all the white that was showing, so I kept adding sponged layers. I used Vivid Sky Blue to sponge the outside and over he white portions in the center of the graphic. I should say a bit about the graphics. I purchased them a long time ago from an on-line source: I don't know if they still are selling graphics. The cd is labeled: Victorian Ephermera.
I think I took longer to make the card then planned. As I finished assembling the card, I looked at the dog bed next to my computer and this is what I saw. Sydey gathered up her balls and was waiting patiently to play. She would rather play ball than eat.

Well that's it for now. It's time to feed the gang.

Have a great evening. Tomorrow is my date with Weight Watchers and I think I am doing very well this week. After have two weeks of's about time. Off I go....



  1. Mary this is so fabulous! I love the image. My pups will lay their toys at my feet when I've spent too much time on the computer or with the newspaper.

  2. I love,love,love this card! I have to try that technique!

  3. Patti, thank you for your sweet comment....the real artist with this technique is Sherry. If you don't already follow her, check out her site. I learned from a video tutorial she made.


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