Jan 7, 2022

Stencils: Cheap and Easy!!


Made this with a popsicle stencil! 

Love how relatively inexpensive stencils are. They are versatile and easy to store. Now that I'm stamping in a corner of my living room, space is a huge consideration. 

BTW: If you want to make a geometric style card, I strongly recommend using grid paper. That way you can count the squares and move the stencil the exact distance repeatedly. Kind of like using a MISTI to stamp. 

Stencil is Anything's Popsicle by Taylored Expressions

Sentiment is from Rainbow of Happiness by The Stamp Market.

MOOD WHEN DONE: delighted by your comments on my earlier post. Who knows, maybe I will blog regularly again. I've missed you! 

Jan 5, 2022

Hello 2022!

It's already a crazy year and we are on day 5. Yikes. 

In any event, I hope 2022 treats you well. 

Life Update! 

Moved Again

It's been a little more than 3 years since we moved to Dallas. This summer, after we woke up from what I call our covid stupor (sitting in the house for over a year), we looked around and decided it was time for a change. So we sold our house. It was a blur of cleaning, packing, etc. -- 6 days from selecting a realtor to a contract!

In October we moved into an apartment about 20 miles north of Dallas in Plano. It's starting to feel right. I never have a good answer when folks ask why we moved. I think we were restless and wanted a smaller place, at least for now. 

It's a 2 bedroom apartment up on the 13th floor. I craft in a small section of our living area. It is surrounded by tall windows and bathed in light. It's a lot different from what I'm used to, but I think it is going to work. If nothing else, I'm forced to put everything away every day. 


I started an online graduate public health program in August - it's 5 courses. I wanted to get my masters degree in public health, but the cost - $75K - put an end to that plan. I've taken the first 2 courses and so far it's interesting, but I have to admit that I hate assignments. I guess I'm not cut out for higher education anymore.  


I got an email asking me if I planned on finishing Stamping Destroyed My Life. Right now, the answer is no. I tried updating it a few months ago, but the passion was gone. It was work instead of fun, so for now it is a masterpiece unfinished (HA).

And here are a few cards.

If you want to see more of my cardmaking, please check out my Instagram account. Thanks!

MOOD WHEN DONE: Good! I hope to blog again soon.