Saturday, January 23, 2010

Simple Saturday II

Heart Nest_Jan 2010
I’m not sure this is the best image in the world for an old lady who has to move things around to see close up, but it sure is cute. I colored it with markers and think I got all of the leaves. Stickles (that you can’t see) on the tiny berries give an otherwise plain card a little bit of glimmer. And, while I don’t know who it was who introduced me to the baby blue/bright red color combination, I’m sure glad she did, cuz’ I sure love it.

Materials & Tools: White Daisy and Holiday Red cardstock; White Daisy Textured cardstock; Heavenly Blue Gingham paper (retired); Black ink pad; Brown Bag, Bamboo, Heavenly Blue, Sunflower, Garden Green, and Holiday Red markers; Impression Obsession Heart Nest cling stamp and Heartlines stamp set; Diamond Stickles; 3M foam mounting tape.


Woo Hoo! Two cards in one day. All things considered, a significant accomplishment. How has your day been? I’ve had a good one.

You know how I was talking about blog guilt earlier today? Between last night and now, I’ve gone through my subscriptions on Google Reader – a housekeeping process of sorts. What surprised me was how many blogs I came across where the blogger appeared to have abruptly stopped posting. No goodbyes. No, “I’ve moved my blog to ….” Nada. While some of them were irregular posters to begin with, others were very regular in their posts. It makes one kind of wonder what went on. Short of being dead or disabled and unable to use a keyboard, I cannot think of anything that would cause me to stop without warning… without saying goodbye. Those of you I’ve come to “know” mean too much.

At one time, I averaged 11 posts per week. My current average is 5.4. I would really like get that number back up to 7.  We’ll see. Just know that I am thankful for those of you who hang with me. Later…

9 comments:

Kelly Schelske said...

This is very pretty Kathi!

Sparkle said...

Such a lovely card!

Jeanne said...

Oohhhh, I like that combo, too! A super lovely card, Kathi! Thanks for sharing!

Laurel said...

So cute Kathi, love the little birds!

Scrappingamma said...

Great card Kathi! Love the color combination. The card is so pretty!

Sarah said...

That image is darling..I bet with the Stickles it is perfect..gorgeous. I know what you mean about bloggers just stopping!!! Very odd..not even a goodbye...I noticed the same thing. BUT it is a huge commitment and chunk of time.

Carolyn Christie said...

Very pretty! Love the colors!!

Deborah Young said...

This is so cute....I might have to get this stamp, dear! I am always impressed with your regular blogging. I started out trying to do once a day and now average two or three times. My 'real' job keeps getting in the way. Now, that's just not right!

mE said...

Loooooverly as usual, Miss Kathi!

I have a blogging friend who abruptly stopped blogging and dropped off the face of the planet last year. I never knew why until recently when she posted again. Turns out her husband died last summer, unexpectedly, and she could not bear to do anything. She made one post in Nov about it but has not posted since. I sent her a note to let her know I cared and was thinking about her.

BLogging takes a chunk of time out of our lives. Sometimes I don't feel like blogging, so I don't. Other times I'm too busy with life. Last summer I got horribly ill and it was hard to do. I felt a little bad about it, but then finally came to terms with it and decided to blog when I felt like it and not feel guilty cuz I sure was feeling bad about not blogging much. *sigh* such is life, eh?

~Inky Smiles!
Erin