Sunday, January 8, 2017

Shiny Squirrels and Dotted Eyes

Blogger! You let me down! I had a post all ready to go! It was a great post! I hit "save"! You didn't save it! You wouldn't post - you didn't save...What were you doing for the last 24 hours!

It had to do with Bubble angst....should I "clean" or make cards? Not so much clean but put away the business of Christmas. I hauled all the Christmas goodies down to the family room table. And there it sits glaring at me.

I can sit here in my Bubble - at my craft table- and with a simple glance to the right and I can see the stack Christmas pretties that are begging to be put in their off season storage. I'm not procrastinating. I'm managing my valuable time. If I wait one more week...I can put away the Christmas decorations as I get out the Valentine decorations out. Now THAT is  just plain brilliant multi tasking time management! ( are right - it is just straight up procrastination!)

But my card space and my card making Christmas presents are calling to me. So my solution? Just don't glance over to the right! Not even once.

It must be a day for distractions. One look to my left and I spied my sewing machine. I decided I needed to sew! So....I embellished a few kitchen towels to have on hand for gifts. I'm embarrassed to say I actually had to dust off my sewing machine before I got started! Poor neglected Pfaff!

I did get a few cards made. Today only the Bubble won out! No Christmas business was completed today. Oh and laundry - sounds productive enough for me!

Ever find a goof-up only after you upload a photo of it? I just realized I owe the card below a dot for its "i". I didn't notice the 'cherish' sentiment is missing the dot over the 'i' until I uploaded it. I better get out my smallest single hole punch and glue!

Cherished Thanks
~Black cardstock
~"Thanks" Lawn Fawn die
~"Cherish" Tim Holtz die
~Wildflowers stamps - Tim Holtz (Christmas present!)
~Versamark and Ranger embossing powder
~Flower die cuts - Tim Holtz
Challenge | Inspirations
Just Us Girls - Word Week - 'New'
Color Throwdown - black, green, pink

Here's to my mad time management skills, my attention to shiny squirrels, and my lack of attention to dotting my "eyes"!

Thank you for clicking by.

Nancy in Iowa


  1. Lovely cards! I love that cherish diecut!

  2. Such pretty blooms on both! Thank you playing along with us at CTD this week!


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