Monday, December 31, 2012

Monday Morning Card #13

Now starts the regular cards!
Here's a birthday.

One of my favorite card making strategies is fumbling through my scrap paper boxes and working colors together.
I never know what I'm going to get in the end,
but most of the time I like it.

Wednesday, December 26, 2012


Before I left for break I made a few pages.
I haven't been keeping up on the memories so these pictures are all from 2011.
It feels good to have some of this done,
but there is still so much more to do!
So stay tuned-there will be more in the coming year.

This was Jazz Feast in Stevens Point, when I first started at UWSP.

A cookie baking get together with the girls.

Signing my DAR application papers.

Dinner with some amazing people right before Katie moved.

Monday, December 24, 2012

Monday Morning Card #12

It being Christmas Eve and everything I have two cards for you today.
Both with red backgrounds because we all need a little more red in our lives!

Both are simple, again.
I love the brown though,
it's actually cardboard so it has more weight to it and adds dimensions!

This last on is pretty special.
I found this weird hollow green button
with a dent on it in my great grandfather Peter's box of buttons.

Have a Merry Christmas!

Monday, December 17, 2012

Monday Morning Card #11

I'm into the simple.
I can't explain it,
but I love it.

My favorite part is the white scallops.
Sometimes they intimidate me.
This time they remind me of snow.

Wednesday, December 12, 2012

I Made Something!

I would tell you what it is,
but I really don't know.
The French pattern I got from Ravelry called it a collar.
Etsy calls it a cowl.
I call it warm.
An accurate description by my estimation.

This was my second time knitting in the round.
(Remember the socks?)
I think this project was much easier than they were.
Making me realize once again that jumping from scarves to socks is not a great idea,
even if they alliterate.

It was my first time working with circular needles.
One word: AWESOME!
I also tried the stockinette stitch.
I learned later that I did it wrong.
Apparently the stitch doesn't work the same in the round as it does when you're knitting regularly.
On the bright side I learned a different stitch called the garter stitch.
In addition to all that I finally learned the right way to purl.
(Which would have been handy with the socks seeing as how purling was a rather large part of the pattern)
YouTube never fails to amaze and teach!

A big thanks to my sister for taking the photos so they wouldn't be awkward mirror pics!

Monday, December 10, 2012

Monday Morning Card #10

I've been wanting to try this card for so long.
I love the simplicity of the ornaments!

I'm really satisfied with how it turned out.
I might have to try this kind of card again next year.

Wednesday, December 5, 2012

Sometimes I Need a Weekend.

To enjoy the view.

To meet new people.

To walk new trails.

To breathe deep.

To learn without taking notes.

To make brie squares.

To relax by the fire.

To drink wine.

To explore.

To remember how lucky I am.

Monday, December 3, 2012

Monday Morning Card #9

This is a "Blue Christmas" idea was stolen from someone else.
I'd show you, but I honestly have no idea where I saw it.
I just know there was a blue christmas tree and Elvis lyrics.

I've also done something like this before.
I just like this on SO much better!
I hope you enjoy it as well!

Monday, November 26, 2012

Monday Morning Card #8

I love the idea of Peace cards.
I think I get it from my mom.

I really like how this card turned out.
I got a chance to use supplies from both a quaint little shop in Madison, and Studio Calico.

Monday, November 19, 2012

Monday Morning Card #7

Another Christmas card for you.
This one needed more color,
and it's not my favorite.

But still it has promise.
So I might save it for another day.
I might just wait for inspiration.
Or I might just send it.
Cards sometimes grow on a person.
This one could.

Monday, November 12, 2012

Monday Morning Card #6

I know.
I know.
It's only November!
But if I don't do Christmas now,
it just wouldn't happen.

I love the pattern and I've been toying with it since I got it.
I just never knew how to show it off without it being the only thing.
After this card, however, I think I can safely say I pulled it off.

Monday, November 5, 2012

Monday Morning Card #5

I found a color pallet inspiration online,
fell in love and decided to try making it into a card.
In my head
(and now out loud)
I refer to this one as the "flapper" card

The black is actually sparkly black velvet I salvaged off of a graduation card ages ago.
That black paired with the red poppy and deep green
 makes me feel like I'm in a speak-easy someplace with some sort of gin drink.
What a great way to celebrate something!

Monday, October 29, 2012

Monday Morning Card #4

Sometimes when I try to work with fall's subdued colors
I end up with bright summer-like colors.
I think it's okay.
After all who doesn't love a bright card in their mailbox?

Also I've decided I need to use this flower stamp more.
It's really fun and random-
totally my style!

Monday, October 22, 2012

Monday Morning Card #3

I confess, I love this owl stamp.
I want to make ALL of the cards with this stamp!
He's just so cute!

And the owl can be used for any and all occasions.
Because he's sooo cute-with his little nose! :-)
Anyway, have a great week!

Monday, October 15, 2012

Monday Morning Card #2

Everyone is getting crazy about Fall.
Pumpkin spiced things,
warm colors,
leaves falling,
all that cool stuff.

So this is my fall card.
Another birthday.
Another flower.

Monday, October 8, 2012

Monday Morning Card #1

I made a goal of starting a regular feature on this here blog.
Without much thought and more out of necessity
and lack of time I started Wordless Wednesdays.
I don't know if I can keep up with that feature though.
I like it and I will try.
But sometimes there just aren't pictures-you know.

In light of that, I wanted to start something I have a bit more control over.
Monday Morning Cards!
One card.
Every Monday.
I can do this!
I hope you like it.

This card was (belatedly) sent off on Friday to a dear friend who also got this!

Friday, October 5, 2012

I've Got a Button Box!

I just cleaned out the box of buttons I got.

So now I have a box full of awesome buttons!
I just wanted to let you know.