Saturday, April 28, 2012

Can't spend my IRS refund.....yet!

Yeah, tax refund!  However, I have to work all weekend, so I won't get to spend any of it.  And Michael's has a 20% off entire purchase, bummer  :o(   I did a few cards last week, on the fly.  I was out and about, and heard of someone who needed a sympathy card, and then another.  I had my Memorial Day supplies with me, so I had a few stickers that were appropriate, and I had to build from there.  No embellishments available, so they were quick and simple, but came out quite nice.  Sometimes simple is better.
simple matte, image popped up

fussy cut design paper, to match cuttlebug die
and sticker motif

Wednesday, April 18, 2012

After-tax Day! (U.S.)  Well my procrastinating carried over into my tax preparation, which I have to say doesn't usually happen.  So I finished about 10pm and zipped those suckers off electronically.  I had worked on a few cards over the weekend, and this is what I came up with.  I wanted so badly to work with the StampsofLife umbrella stamp (and I did), but I wasn't happy with all the fussy cutting.  I hope they come out with a matching die!

Taxes are done (U.S.)!  I procrastinated until the last minute, got those suckers off electronically yesterday.  Now the wait.  However, I had time on my hands (laughingly) this weekend, and zipped off a few cards.  I intended many more with the StampsOfLife umbrella theme, but I'm not big on fussy cutting, perhaps Stephanie will create a coordinating die.  My goal was to develop a whole selection of "April showers bring May flowers" types, this is what I have so far.  If anyone knows of a great umbrella die please clue me in  :o).

Friendship, rainy day card




Following each is a finished inside, something I've scraplifted from Tracy @TracysTreasures24  :o)  I usually leave blank, and force myself to write something cute and appropriate, but it looks nice with some deco as well.  Have a great day!

Saturday, April 7, 2012

Ta Da!  I finally uploaded an almost-video.  A powerpoint slideshow, at least.  My tablet just is not cooperating with the video, the webcam is being hoarded by son, so I am determined to make it work.  In the meantime I tried my hand at the slideshow.  I used to be a powerpoint certified expert, believe it or not, but that was practically back in the DOS days (wow, dark ages, huh?).  I'm usually a perfectionist, so I'll just say this.  I try to satisfy everyone, and some people are always looking for  So there.  I presented this to my mom for her birthday, and she absolutely loved it.  Matter of fact, she is scheming ways for us to make money off of these, who knows, in the future I may have an Etsy.  Have a great Easter Weekend!  [excuse the "evaluation copy" logo, trying a new software] {quality is better on the YouTube channel NonnieScrap}

Wednesday, April 4, 2012

Easter Cards!  Low key cards, I've also been working on a few other projects, so these are minimally embellished.  I think they came out nice, and will be easy to mail!  Sorry the lighting was bad, not sure what was wrong with the flash.  Rainy morning, about to put a roast on.  Not much else going on here.....Have a blessed day...