Wednesday, March 31, 2010

Goodbye March

March went so quickly, but I love when it ends and spring is guaranteed to stay. I am loving the longer days. The added sunlight invites me to do more art journaling.

Monday, March 29, 2010

Snips and Rips and Sticky

Few things are more simple and fun than getting a package in the mail, right?! I think one of my goals for this summer is to send out more cards and fun packages to my friends and family so they can get happy at the mailbox too. Anyway, I got my mail and look what came!

I've been collecting a couple of rolls at a time of this amazingly gorgeously, fun tape, but I ordered a few more last weekend because I couldn't resist the free shipping...and well, my paper-fabric-journal-book-sticker obsession has spread to tapes. It's a necessity for art journaling at the moment and I don't want to be caught unprepared, afterall.

I'm not going away on any vacations this year, so...this is my favorite getaway. Aaah. ♥

Monday, March 22, 2010

Love of Books and Vintage

Sorting and cleaning can have its benefits, other than the obvious. Look at this wonderful, old, honey colored volume I found in the deep recesses of my old house! It motivated me to create some honey bee tags with pretty yellow ribbons...and to read more about bees.

I've developed a respect and admiration for bees since loving the novel,
"The Secret Life of Bees".

Sunday, March 21, 2010

And the Winner is...

...Alicia! Thank you all, and congratulations, Alicia! You make Blogland a happy and inspiring place.


Thursday, March 18, 2010

100...and a Gift For You!

I am thrilled and enthused...and thankful.
To you.

This is my 100th blog post!

I wish to thank each and every one of you, those that leave a comment for me to read and appreciate and those who read and could be shy, like me. Thank you.

For my 42 known readers/followers, I wish to invite you to enter for a gift of gratitude. Leave a comment to enter for a random drawing for a new set of fabric push pins for spring! I will send them to the winner, after this weekend, as the drawing will be Saturday night (March 20th), the first day of spring and the vernal equinox. A good time to celebrate just about anything!

{ Remember to leave a way for me to contact you!}

Here is what you will receive:

A coral peach dill set of 16 fabric push pins made lovingly by me, PaperPumpkin! Hope it springy's up your work space and brings you sunshine. ~Kathy ♥

Tuesday, March 16, 2010

Wearin' o' the Green

This is part of the gorgeous shamrock plant that Michael got from his Mom. I just love the bright, fresh, springtime feeling it gives me. I share it with you, and wish you a very Happy,
St. Patrick's Day!
I will be wearing green and pretending to be Irish. What will you do to celebrate?

Sunday, March 14, 2010

Some Art Journaling Time

It's amazing to me that I can feel so much better inside when I get some quiet time and some time to do journaling.

I craved silence and alone time for two weeks now, and today...I have a few hours to myself -even the puppy sleeps!

My sweet friend, lori, makes incredible journals with the most beautiful covers and 'in-between' pages I've ever seen. I love to see what's new in her shop, elviestudio.

Here are a few glimpses inside my journal.

It feels so good to create and to get my thoughts out.

Monday, March 8, 2010

Birthday Cakes and Birthday Wishes!

We celebrated hubby Michael's birthday yesterday, and my future son-in-law's. I got the opportunity to bake and frost and spend some fun time with family and friends! And, since Michael is the perpetual snowman maker in the family, here's his cake:

Happy birthday March babies! Eat cake and may all your wishes come true!

Saturday, March 6, 2010

Embracing Winter

It was so incredibly beautiful out today. The sun was bright and the sky was so blue.
I had fun playing with my camera.

These red branches surprised me!
How can branches be red, and why have I never seen them before?

I felt like I was trekking through glaciers.
The icy snow would melt in patterns, facing the sun.
It felt wonderful just to be outdoors in the fresh air.
I enjoyed winter today.
Better late than never, I guess!

Tuesday, March 2, 2010

Coordinating Fabrics and Papers

I just love when beautiful fabrics come out, with the same print as my favorite cardstocks and papers! I found a bunch of these matches, and will be listing new sets and separates. The spring colors and florals and butterflies are so wonderful to see!

As the evenings get longer and the sun starts to shine more often, my spirits soar with these flutterbys! Happy March everyone! And happy creating! ~Kathy

Monday, March 1, 2010

More Fabulous Fabrics and Pretty Papers

♥ It's extra fun when you sort
and rediscover some folded goodness
that has been waiting for you.
How could I have made these sweeties wait so long?
They remind me of the dresses Grama K. would sew
for my "twin cousin" and me when we were little.
Then she would use the scraps to make quilts.
♥ Happy New-Week everyone! Isn't it strange not to have the Olympics on??