Friday, January 13, 2012
Karma tried a couple more times during the night to track in some edible footprints...to no avail...so settled for begging for ice cubes in her water dish.
I got quite the package filled with extra surprises yesterday from Italy!!
Okay, I have to explain. Jeannie went to a Stampin- Up convention in Paris and took all these pictures of displayed crafts and cards and demos--a card crafter's delight. In her first post about the convention I saw this card (below) with a trail of multicolored butterflies across the front and fell instantly in love!
I hope you don't mind that I swiped the picture and posted it here.
I had saved it for a reference, of course.
Anyways, I made a comment on her blog saying I absolutely had to make one of those sometime--what a perfectly lovely way to use up small scraps--just needed some different sizes of butterfly punches. Jeannie emailed me and told me that what they had used on that card was this one small die that cuts five butterflies at once!
Cool! I wondered how I could give her credit from Stampin' Up if I bought one when I had money in January...next thing you know Jeannie said she had put in a big order and gotten it for free and she'd just send it to me...and would I also like a set of cupcake dies she no longer uses...cool!
(The three on the right side below.)
So, I didn't want her to have to pay the postage--good grief! So I surprised her and stuck some money in with her Christmas card, right? So then she tells me that now she'd just have to send me some more goodies. Well, look at them all!! I was shocked!!
More small dies...
And look at these dies!
And all these little embossing folders!
Here's a close up of a few.
And this larger scroll-y embossing folder, too. Wow!
I don't even know what to say, Jeannie! You truly surprised the heck out of me!! Really, really made my day! Especially since I was bummed out yesterday because I'd somehow twisted my left knee again (probably one of the times the foot got stuck in the up position on the chair), it was terribly swollen, and I was hobbling about feeling decrepit--LOL! Thanks so very much, lady! Feels like a late Christmas present!! :):)
The hobbling meant I didn't get anything done yesterday. I watched the end of the final season of Big Love. But with time on my hands...I decided to check out ClearBags. I buy my larger envelopes for my bookcards in bulk there...am in need of some regular sized card envelopes...remembered quickly that those aren't much cheaper than at Office Max...but not before I had stumbled onto ClearEnvelopes (don't ask me how these things happen--you start in one place and end up in another--divisions of the same company). Anyways, I fell upon handmade papers that are being discontinued...both 8.5 X 11 and 12 X 12 (and even larger sheets)...you know how I love paper...and variety...
I believe I have close to 90 different sheets of handmade papers coming...for less than $35...including shipping...which was only $4.95!! Is this a good Christmas or what!? Of course, I bought these myself--but I am still counting it--what the heck! ;)
They're due to arrive this coming Wednesday.
You know I will show you!! :)
Any of you crafters who are interested should check them out quickly. I got a call from them the same day because four of the sheets I had ordered were already gone. The computer couldn't keep up or amounts were miscounted. He thought I was going to be upset, but I told him I was just thrilled to get whatever I could before they are gone. :) They had adjusted the bill properly (I checked online) so they didn't even bill me until they had already pulled the order.
Anywhoo--paper lovers, get ready to drool! Backgrounds, bookcard covers...I am envisioning....ahhh! I wonder if the handmade paper is too thick to cut with the dies? Hummm....
Tomorrow afternoon is the first Saturday of three for that streaming art class on how to paint skies. I hope I can figure out how it all works. I do love my skies, as you know, but whether I can try to create something decent looking is another story--LOL! Wish me luck!
Sunday--hopefully the loveseat will arrive. Snow in the forecast is supposed to be for Saturday. Fingers crossed. ;)
Monday Leah and I have tentatively scheduled a trip to the fabric store. Best laid plans, eh? My knee will definitely be a huge factor in that decision. We can always postpone on the fabric store, though--nothing essential or anything. Anyways, I'm okay. Just taking it easy and staying off my feet as much as possible. Didn't even think of doing energy work on my knee until almost morning--duh! (Yes, I was up all night and only took a nap today so far.) So, I shall do some more work on my knee, too...promise. :)
Have a really great weekend!
Stay warm or cool as the case may be. :):)
"Anyone who takes himself too seriously always runs the risk of looking ridiculous; anyone who can consistently laugh at himself does not."