Sunday, October 23, 2011


the card retreat is over. boohoo. a good time was had by all. i cranked out a serious amount of cards, amazing what i can do in three days of focused craft time. mom did a ton of pages for her scrapbooks, and nerd kicked out some awesome halloween projects and super cute christmas cards. all in all, a very fun and productive weekend for all three of us.

we also had the bonus of my niece jessica staying with us because she rallied from pullman over to see the coug game in seattle. don't ask her about the game, she still doesn't want to talk about it (if you know the score of the game, you know why). she did have some time with us crafting as nerd's assistant when they formed a little two person assembly line on the christmas cards.

here is a glimpse of the multi-step halloween cards that nerd made, we even rallied to seattle on saturday for the stamp that she had to have to complete the card. when you need the perfect stamp, you need the perfect stamp. a rally across the lake, totally worth it.

here is a glimpse of my recycling bin today. i am not a total lush, i did not take down all four of those bottles by myself. really.

when i took a break to look at one of my card idea books, i found this quote on one of the cards "everybody needs beauty as well as bread, places to play in and pray in, where nature may heal and give strength to body and soul" (john muir). i love being outside, but on this weekend i loved being inside with my mom and nerd (and jess when she was around) laughing, making cards, eating snacks, and drinking some (not all four bottles) wine. i haven't spent much time in the last year making cards because i felt so tough. when i don't feel up to making cards, you know times are tough for me. this weekend felt like a good start to getting back on the path to feeling better. i feel like i am headed in the right direction, even if it is taking me longer than i hoped to get there.

the winner of my weekend card giveaway is "homer" - you were the lucky person that my random generator picked! send me your info at my email address that you have, and i will send you the cards...i already have them all packaged up and ready to go. here are the two cards i made this weekend that i added to the three i posted on thursday. enjoy:)

i have my next idea for a giveaway...stay tuned all...will be very fun (like you didn't already know that).

here comes another week everyone...deep breath.


  1. Alli,
    Glad you had a good time this weekend and it was a great start on a Monday morning to see that I won the cards. I sent you my address. Looking forward to your future posts.

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