Wednesday, January 16, 2019

Chomping At the Bit

While cleaning my crafting room, I came across some cards that I made not too long ago.  I love the colors in this card.

I am chomping at the bit to get back to making cards but I am staying the course - keep what brings me joy and donate/sell what I don't.

The best way to cheer yourself up is to try to cheer somebody else up.
~Mark Twain, 1896

I am hoping to get things in order soon as Valentine's Day is just around the corner.  I generally send out about a dozen ♥ cards.  I need to get busy!

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  1. That is a lovely card, Gina. Good for you for staying the course. I admire you for that as I am easily distracted.

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    1. Dianna, thank you. I have put off straightening the craft room too long. I wish I was easily distracted. xo

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  2. I love your cards....I have several of yours from all the seasons that I have saved for seasonal decorating.

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    1. Arlene, and I have have several of yours! I plan on making a garland with cards I've received!

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  3. This card is so pretty, Gina. I love the pretty floral paper and with the addition of the strip of burlap and the lovely quote....well everything is just perfect. I hope you are enjoying cleaning your craft room. I am supposing you will come across oodles of pretty things♥

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    1. Kim, thank you. I don't think enjoying is the word that I would use. I am pleased to come across some things I'd forgotten that I had. xo

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  4. that is a beautiful card!!! God bless you today and tonight with a peaceful sleep!

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    1. Thank you, Elizabeth. I think I will fall asleep the moment my head hits the pillow!

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  5. I love the pretty cards you make. The ones I make are more like postcards...they don't open. But it's fun to get creative! ENJOY!

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    1. Diane, oh I'd love to see more of your pretty cards! xo

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    1. Sandy, I do too. The floral paper is a favorite of mine too!

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  7. Beautiful card, Gina! Your cards always bring so much sweet joy! Sending hugs to you xo Karen

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    1. Karen, oh thank you. I appreciate the hugs! It's been a long long day.

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  8. Hi Gina!

    what a gorgeous card! I love all your cards you are so talented! Keep up the good work with the tidying! XOXO

    Hugs and Love,
    Barb

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    1. Barb, thank you. I think I did too much today. I will be in bed by 7:30 pm. XOXO

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  9. so pretty, love the sentiment tag and like the burlap behind the tag, goes great with the paper!

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    1. Connie, thank you! I do love to use different textures. Love my burlap!

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