Thursday, February 5, 2015

MIA! goodness...I've been MIA.  Missing. In. Action.
Like many of you I've had lots of things going on! All good...all good but they've kept me away from posting.
I am at the beach for my "annual winter sabbatical".  This is the third year I've headed south to be near the water during the month of February...I love being here this time of year.
I love a winter sunset....and one over the water is just spectacular to me.

I've been here two weeks but just a couple of days after getting here my daughter and grandkids came down for a nice long stay.  It was so much fun (and so busy and noisy) having them here and we enjoyed some nice days with moderate temperatures and some fun on the beach.  You can see 2 of the kids in the photo above.

I did bring a few cardmaking things to work on and managed to get a few cards done.  Before coming here I went through my old Simon Says Stamp cardkits and picked a few to "finish out".  What I mean by "finish out" is that I try to use up as many supplies as I can that were included in the kits.

 The cards above were inspired by a card from Kathy Racoosin.  I love the fun shelves and books on them.  And I love the little parts like the file boxes and alarm clock and apple that can be used to build the scene.  I used Ranger distress inks and Hero Arts inks for my cards.
Here is another card with the same set:

Again, it is was great fun to build my little scene!  This card was inspired by one created by Nichol Maguourk.

Fun set!

Happy Crafting!


  1. The sunset looks wonderful. Like the shelf scene created on the cards. I've been trying some new recipes & I told you about the Mac & Cheese in Crockpot that I made. Today, I'm making oven fried chicken using boneless, skinless chicken thighs done the way my mother use to prepare chicken. Enjoy your beach time. Here in Central TX in the 30s today. Brrr!
    "Sunshine HoneyBee"

  2. Definitely a great duo of cards-love the book theme and looks like you are having a good time. You need to text me where you are as work will have me in FL the next 3 weeks :-(


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