Friday, January 23, 2009

Crafty time...

I have been working a lot lately with W-2s, quarterlies, etc...both at work and with my own clients. So after I finished one of my clients year end paperwork (still have 2 to go) I decided to spend some time crafting. My Mom gave me 2 nestabilities sets and I really wanted to try them.

I love coffee! I don't think it's so much the taste, unless your talking about a Cafe' Mocha, as it is what it symbolizes. When you grab a cup of coffee it's usually an excuse to relax, if only for a moment or two. My girlfriend, Tammi, and I used to enjoy coffee in the morning when our kids were little, while we'd catch up on the gossip and gripe about our hubby's. I think my favorite time is in the morning of what you know is going to be a hot summer day but the air is just cool enough to sit outside, read the morning paper and sip a cup 'o java. On the card I used my square nestabilities and my house mouse stamp. Don't you just love those little guys? Too bad they weren't so loveable in real life!

Hard to believe Valentine's Day is almost here. I had some striped paper in my scrap box that seemed to say Valentines's. When I was a little girl I used to cut out hearts and snowflakes...they were my favorites...ooops forgot about the paper chains. [Didn't you love those paper chains Mom?!] I used the Loads of Love stamp set from SU. I just colored both images with my Prisma penciles I got for Christmas. I'm not a fancy scrapper/card maker...but then again I'm not a fancy person.

Thanks for stoppin' by my blog. I hope you and your family are feeling well and surviving the financial crunch our beloved country is in. God Bless!!


Darlene (SCS:akronstamperdpk) said...

Wow ... these look great! The coffee bean card is definately YOU! Yes, I remember the "Miles" of paper chains you used to make (miss those days). Gotta go ... keep up the good work ... it too will help you relax (when you take the time). LOVE YA

Dr M said...

Awesome!!! Paper chains were strung throughout my room helping count down any BIG "up and coming" event...Christmas, 1st day of deer season, vacation, etc.
I think that Frank and should do that for Deer season this year!!!

Amy Johnson said...

Such cute, cute cards! I especially love your Coffee card and what you said about what Coffee symbolizes: its so true!