Friday, July 19, 2013


I spent a few hours the other day making about 8 different cards!  I mean...that is a world's record for me.  Have I posted a one of those?  No!  This week has just flown by and I am behind in my posting but that's OK.  Blogging should be fun and not a  chore, right?  I mean, it's not like I get paid or anything....(although donations would be gladly accepted! JUST KIDDING!!!)

I did have a tennis match on Tuesday.  It was hot.  Very hot.  About a third of the way in I got very thirsty.  Not good.  That meant that I was probably already dehydrated.  Yep.  I just think these cells in my body just don't store water like they used to!  LOL.  Any water that goes in comes right out if you know what I mean!  But we did prevail in a tough 3 set match....and as soon as the match was over and the adrenaline that had kicked in to keep me going wore off....I THOUGHT I WAS GONNA DIE!  It took me 24 hours to recover.  Poor husband got no food that night!  LOL!

But I'm back to normal and must brag a bit.  I'm on 3 tennis teams this summer and each team has come in first place in it's respective division.  What does that mean?  Nope, I won't be going pro any time soon but it does mean we get coveted bag tags!  The last bag tag I got (which has the year on it) was from 1865 about the same time the Civil War it will be good to get one from this century.  LOL!!!

OK, enough of tennis and my aging body...bag tags, etc.  On to paper crafting.

I made this cute little holder from a Lori Whitlock file I got in the Silhouette store.  It easily held 4 of my bulky cards as well as some envelopes and I gave it to a friend of mine.  I used some SEI papers I had on hand.  It cut really well and fast on my Cameo and was so easy to assemble.

Here it is open with some cards in it:

And here is the card I enclosed with it as a little giftie:
You can't really see that I stamped tone on tone on the background.  The flowers are from the Stampin' Up Secret Garden set (which also comes with some nifty dies).  The sentiment is from Hero Arts.
And that's it for this busy gal!

But back to tennis.  I started playing league tennis 21 years ago and haven't missed a year since.  Here in Atlanta tennis is played year around and is a big sport.  I've played on women's leagues, mixed doubles leagues, flex leagues, senior leagues.  You name it...if there is a league I will find it!  LOL!
When I first started playing it was out of a neighborhood I lived in (2 houses ago). Last night I met up with 2 ladies that I played with on my very first team.  We talked and laughed about those days and how much fun it was and how much we lived and breathed tennis!
Here they are....21 years later....we were all young mothers back then...2 of us are now grandmothers!
How the time flies!!!

Happy Crafting!!!


  1. Wonderful box, cards & photo. Congrats on the tennis. By the way, the Michaels here now has Silhouette Cameo machine $299.99 & Silhouette things (blades, mats, etc.) on sale. I could use some cheering up after the water damage catastrophe at our house. Maybe I'll come see those cutie twin Panda cubs at the Atlanta Zoo when they are allowed to have them on display and see you as well.
    "Sunshine HoneyBee"

  2. How special to meet up with "old" friends! I learned something from your blog today. I'd never heard of a bag tag. Now I have. =) Oh! The card holder is really cute!!


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