Saturday, February 17, 2024

Dreary Day

 I'll be glad when this day is over!  Started raining before I got up this morning.  And it has continued to rain off and on all day.  It just makes me chilly.  Perfect for napping but I resisted.  Jim took a nap then got up and had some carrot cake!

We spent Jim's birthday with Sonsearae and she treated us to lunch at Azu which we all enjoyed immensely.  I did have leftovers which I finished off that evening.  

After that we went to a cat cafĂ©, you pay to sit and play with cats that are up for adoption.  So we all had some fun petting and playing with the cats

Sonsearae really likes cats

I think all of us liked this grey cat

From there we headed to Food Glorious Food where they specialize in pastries.  Jim got the aforementioned carrot cake, Sonsearae got a coconut cream pie and I got a decadent slice of heaven that tastes like an Almond Joy

All in all it was a fun afternoon, thank you Sonsearae!

This first set of cards is made with retired DSP from Stampin' Up!  I like the watery feel of these, the colors soothe my soul

Simple card using older DSP and much older gold paper from who knows where!

Again some older DSP with a pretty template to help use up my paper

All is right in our world

Tuesday, February 13, 2024

Happy Mardi Gras


Having lived in New Orleans for over 20 years I still miss it throughout the year. So much going on! Festivals celebrating everything from Andouille to Zydeco. If it has to do with food to music there is a festival for it.  Mardi Gras is the culmination of carnival season (which started in early January). Laissez les bons temps rouler!

The past couple of weeks our weather has been slowly warming up. We’ve even gone to Mashes Sands, our closest beach in Panacea. We have always liked being on or near the water. What is it about salt and sand? To smell the salt air, to hear the surf approaching the shore and watch it pull back. Mesmerizing…it soothes my soul

For some reason Jim has decided to grow a beard.  Sometimes I let my hair grow too.  For the most part it's because I don't like using the phone to call and make an appointment!  Not sure of his reason

Here are a few of my recent cards. Cardmaking is a joy for me and I have so many in my stash!  Let me know if you would like to receive one or two.  I have a list of family and friends I send to on a regular know, just to say hello!

If you think you'd like to try your hand at making cards this kit is perfect!  No stamping Just follow the instructions and assemble them

This DSP from Stampin' Up! is so pretty!

All is right in our world