I've posted about this great blog before, but in case you missed it, and if you need to make more than one card at a time, check it out here. I am one who really dislikes making the same card over and over. BUT, with these great little zines, it is easy and fun! I needed to make birthday cards for a swap, so I pulled up the latest copy of Sheetload and went to town. I made 8 cards in less time than it took to watch Pierrepoint (which, if you want to ponder the history of the UK & capital punishment, you really should watch it. Excellent English film!). Here's one -
Pretty cute, huh?
I also decided to do a challenge they're having over at Transparent Touches & Tags.
It's called "Using Your Stash in a Flash". Who of us doesn't have lots (and lots) of stash to use up? The first challenge was to use a song as the inspiration for your layout. Then there were 3 mini-challenges to go along with it. Here's what I came up with - Big surprise! It's a wedding layout!
I also finally decided to teach my self to knit. I've tried this before and failed miserably. But my friends Aggie & Julie chat it up so much that I need to try it. Besides, yarn is almost as yummy as paper & fabric! I have a little corner here that needs filled with stash, so why not yarn? I mean, how much room could it take up. So anyway, I decided on a scarf. Already had the needles and lots of yarn, so picked out a pretty homespun. Bad idea. It's pretty hard to knit with when your tension is...well...tense! So I switched to a plain worsted, and it seems to be going well. I may actually have a pretty scarf that doesn't match a thing by the time spring gets here. My goal is this great felted purse that Julie already made. Isn't it yummy?
It seems that one of the cats is a Celt, too! I tend to play Celtic music a lot. I mean real Celtic music: pipes, drum, fiddle, waulking music, the whole deal. Well, today every time a song with pipes came on Frankie (the cat who only wants Gary's lap), came running over and jumped on my lap. I would send her away and she'd be content till the next pipe tune came on and she was back! She's a strange one...Now I'm listening to The Duhks, so she's settled back in her chair.