First, thanks for all the birthday well wishes! Second, I can't believe I didn't have any takers for answering my age question! I am not sure what to think about that...should I feel really old? Is it taboo for women of a certain age (like me now) to talk about their age? Years ago I remember hearing some Oprah guest talk about how she felt her 40's were her "best years." Somehow she felt wiser, confident, and knew who and what she wanted out of her life. Really? I can say, now that I am, according to my daughter, officially over 40, I really don't feel any wiser or more "secure in skin." Granted, I have only been part of the mature scene for four days. Maybe I should give it a few more days..maybe two weeks? In the meantime, have a look at this awesome gift I got today:
I got to meet, in person, blogger friend, Dee Dee today! Dee Dee does all sorts of crafts and she made this angel for me out of metal and glass! It's wonderful and I'm so happy that I got to meet her in person! We've both participated in the mug mat swap and are regulars in the Blissful ATC Swap. Here is a picture of us at lunch today:
|Me Dee Dee|
Speaking of the Blissful ATC Swap, I received this card from my swap partner, Marlene. April's theme is "Steam Punk." Marlene's card is fabulous. I love it. Thanks Marlene!
Here is the Steam Punk card I sent to Marlene:
This was my first time doing anything Steam Punk. The image is from the The Graphics Fairy. I transferred the image to a piece of card stock using the gel medium/clear mailing label method. I then adhered this piece to the background piece which I had painted using a stencil a la sequin rubbish. Never did that before. I really like how it turned out. I hope Marlene likes it!
I've also been working on testing a pattern for Stephanie from Toastie Studio. Stephanie has designed a pattern for a shopping tote that folds (or scrunches) up and then is stuffed inside a strawberry. Her design is really cool and I just love how my strawberry turned out.
Pretty smart, huh? Better run...Chat with you soon!