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May 5, 2021

Daisies and Pears on Parade

Hello Stamplings!

Remember me? 🙋 I've missed you all and hope you are doing well!

To be honest, I'm not a whole lot better, but it will be a while before I can see a specialist because everyone is catching up on doctor appointments that they put off last year. I'm tired of letting this pain dictate my days and I'm finding the longer I'm away from Blogland, the harder it is to come back. That's not good, so three days ago I decided to type this post a little at a time and make it work. After all, I don't want to get too isolated from you nor become too lackadaisical.

And what better way to ward off lacking a daisical, then to make a daisy card?
I used a wonderful punched border panel (a gift from a friend) for the background, which was adhered to a black card base. The daisies are from MFT's Build-able Bouquet set. The MFT vase is a NBUS die (also a gift from a friend) which I cut from a snippet of green suede paper. I colored the daisies with my Ziggies and Hammy added his winking. 


This very QACAS design came about because I had some left-over poppystamp harvest pears (cut from pp) in my doodads binder and I simply set them free to cascade down the card to form a panel on the left. I added three score lines down the middle and stamped the greeting on the right panel, punctuated by a teeny pear for balance. There were so many pears in my stash, I was able to make three cards using this design and still make The Mister a small pear cobbler. 

If only. Can you imagine how supportive our families would be if we could turn stamped images into something edible. Someone get on that.


During my keyboard lockdown, Hammy and I have been very slowly using up schtuff and we've made lots of cards, so daren't think we have turned into sloths. You know Hammy gets restless if I don't keep him busy with something schparkly. And you prolly also know that I don't mind getting weighed down with potatoes and sweets, but I don't like being smothered by too many unfinished parts of cards which I have set aside to complete "soon." 

I looked up "soon" in the dictionary and it means "1. in or after a short time." Oh, bwahaha🤣, what a laugh that is!

I've written to dictionary.com and suggested they expand the definition to be more reflective of the truth:

Soon. Adverb

1. ...see above.

2. a vague reference to a point of time in the future that is unknown. "I will _______ [paint the deck/clean out the garage/go on a diet] soon."

3. an alternative word commonly used in place of the words, "when hell freezes over."


Thank you for your emails, prayers, and cards which have meant so much to me. I'm hoping to post again on a regular basis at least once a week and, of course, I'll see you on the 10th for the May Twofer Card Challenge.

Enjoy your day! No, seriously, enjoy, but continue to take care! LITS!*

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*Life is too short!

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