Showing posts from December 20, 2009

great gift giving idea!

what can you do to class up a gift card? Gina K tells you just what to do on her StampTV site. And this is my rendition of her tutorial!

I owe, I owe, so off to work I go...

I'd give you the song of the day but I have already gotten lunches ready, breakfast & tea started & fed the now, I have forgotten it. sigh.

Today's card is what happens when you give me a sewing machine....


and now, off to the showers, dress & eat!

Merry Christmas Eve, for those of you who celebrate it!

from a cross of thorns

This card is not from a cross of thorns, that is just the lyric I awoke with.
This card is one of my favorites for 2 reasons: it is simple and it has seagulls. I love seagulls. The seagulls stand out because they are embossed with detail black EP. The stamp is from Stampin' Up. I see that, as I post regularly agian, I need to get more pics moved into the upload folder. Am nearing the end of the ones I took midyear. Egads!

This morning's refrain:
When you talk about saving the Souls of the faithful, you can't help thinking you've got blood on your hands from a cross of thorns. ... Apparently it is a Black Sabbath week. Which is GOOD, because Spirit found me a CD of theirs that I'd not yet come across that was originally called "Live in 75". I will listen to it today on my way to work. Happy Dance! Tracks 1-5 recorded at Hardrock in Manchester, England on Mar 11, 73. Tracks 6-9 recorded at Rainbow Theatre in London, England on Mar 16, 73. Tracks 10, 14-18 …

I Witness

Across the desert of the burning dark, a darkness which illuminates you, there's a place you've always wanted to be Whose Pleasures Always Did Escape You It's Always Been So Out Of Reach, Nothing, So Near Never Felt So Far…AndNow It's Here Within Your Grasp, A Never Ending Burning Says It All. As You Drive Into The Darkness, In Front The Future Behind You History Caught Alone In The Dark Night, Do You Think That's The Way It's Supposed To Be. You Don't Believe Your Eyes, Cos All They See Is Lies, Oh Yeah.
So, that was what I woke up with on this, the morning after the Longest Night. Was out way too late... and to think I want to do Vigil one of these Winter Solstices. Not and go to work, I can tell you that. And yet work is where I am now headed.. yawn.
Do you remember the Dunkin Donut guy? In the commercial, he heads off to work in his pajamas & little head muttering "time to make the donuts"... well, that is me today. Took a few women to …

new beginnings...

this morning's song lyric was "every new beginning comes form some other beginning's end." Third Eye Blind? So, today is the Winter Solstice, which I celebrate. Yule, as it is also known. And it is today. The Return of the Light. Yesterday was the longest night/shortest day. Today, the days now get longer, hence 'returning light'. And with that return, there are some other things I would like to return to my daily routine. Journaling, blogging, exercise & penpals. I have not been very regular about ANY of those 4 lately... certainly not since the Summer Solstice. Seems that, as the light began to wane, so did I. NO MORE!

This is a really bad pic of a very nice card. Simple yet elegeant. Shaving cream background (will be teaching that during my Feb 6-7th corkshop) with heartfelt sentiment on an embossed card base.