Tuesday, September 29, 2009

Stamping the Day Away

Yesterday was our monthly stamping workshop with our friend, Joy. I look forward to those days as if they were holidays. Well, they are sort of holidays. At least, I made yesterday one. We went to Joy's early in the morning, 8:30, and made five new cards. What fun!

When I arrived back home, Jim had a nice bowl of soup waiting for my lunch. Isn't he just the bomdigaty? After throwing a load of laundry in the washing machine I decided I didn't want to do anything else that resembled work. So, I took myself off to my workroom, put some cool CD's in the player and got out my stamping stuff.

I did, literally, stamp the whole afternoon away. I stopped for a cup of coffee in the middle of the afternoon. At 4:30 I walked in the kitchen for a minute and Jim was putting a salad together for our dinner. He said to keep going, he would cook. Let me stop here to say this isn't unusual. We really do share the cooking and cleaning up. Anyway, I thanked him and went back to my room to stamp some more.

What a great feeling it was to accomplish so much. I made some birthday and get well cards to have on hand as well as a handful of cards that I can use for whatever occasion comes up. I just didn't put any greetings on the insides.

I got some great ideas at the workshop for Halloween and Thanksgiving cards and my next project will be making holiday cards. Because --- before we know it, it will be time for Christmas cards. In fact, we will make Christmas cards at our next workshop. I almost always come away with a good idea for my Christmas card.

See the cute pumpkin on the middle left? Although I'll have to send him in a padded envelope, I think my great nieces and nephews will like him. I think the wreath is my favorite. I'm thinking that will be a good Thanksgiving card.

It's cold and rainy here today and I'd really like to spend the rest of the day here making a mini album. I'm going to make a little album of pictures I took of my niece this summer. I'm going to call it Kacy Daze. She and her mom are coming for the weekend and I want to have it done before she gets here. I'm going to leave room in it for the pictures I will take of her at her cross country meet.

I've been really struggling with blogging lately. Like Dana, I'm noticing that I have fewer and fewer comments. Not that I write for that reason. I write because I need to and I'm lazy about journalling. Blogging makes me write. Patti, over at Monogram Queen says there are less people blogging these days. That makes me sad. I just love my buddies in blogland. I wonder if FaceBook is taking the place of blogging? I know FB is quicker and easier, but it just isn't the same as getting to know people through reading their blogs.

Anyway, I'm going to try to get myself back in the blogging habit. It's not as if I don't have things to say. If you ask anyone who knows me, they'll tell you I'm never at a loss for words. I think maybe I've just gotten lazy, so I'll give myself a little nudge and hope to do better in the days to come. In the meantime, take good care of yourselves.

~Hippo Hugs~

"Never forget that it is the spirit
with which you endow your work
that makes it useful or futile."
~Adelaide Hasse


Dana said...

I laughed out loud at your use of the term "bomb diggity" but yes, I would agree, he most certainly is! I guess I shouldn't have been surprised though, you are cool! ;-) I love your cards. We have our monthly meeting on the 10th and I am so looking forward to it.

Laura said...

I think you should keep blogging. I enjoy it so much more than FB. I also love getting to meet new people, and I've noticed less comments, too. I normally read my blogs via Google Reader and I will say that it makes me comment less. But I still read them all!

P.S. I referenced your pig pic on my blog last week to all my Razorback friends!

Renie Burghardt said...

Hi Pam,

Your Jim is a treasure, and I'm sure you know that.

What a fun hobby, stamping. Your cards are so creative and beautiful. I'm sure everyone that receives one of them, loves them!

Well, I haven't been blogging much lately. Maybe once old man winter arrives, I'll be spending more time on the computer. I do enjoy FB though. Probably because it doesn't take long.

We are having a gorgeous day, 70 degrees with lots of sunshine, so I am going back outside for a while longer. Have a great rest of the week.



Monogram Queen said...

Yes alot of people have gone to facebook including myself but nothing takes the place of blogging. I used to get 25+ comments now i'm lucky if I get five but like you, that's not what counts it's communicating with my good friends that i've met through blogging :)

pam said...

I have been such a bad blogging friend, I must admit it. I sat down this AM and I'm taking the time to visit all the old friends. Like you, I love the blogging friendships.

I love your cards, the wreath is gorgeous. Send it to me!!! (kidding)


Cheryl Wray said...

I love your stamping creations! Isn't it wonderful to have the time to just sit down and have "creative" time? I so need to do that with my scrapbooking soon.

I agree that blogging seems to be slowing down...but I will never stop doing it!! I do, though, do it probably two days less a week than I used to (because of Facebook).

Tracy said...

Yes, I think Facebook is the lazy man's blogging. lol