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Saturday, March 31, 2012

A Pocket Full of Posies

Ring-a-around the little grand daughter loves this! She asked me what a pocket full of posies were for. I didn't want to give her the real grim details but, I did want to make her a pocket full of posies card.For those interested in the grim details of the popular nursery school rhyme; here it is:

---"Ring around the Rosie"--refers to a red mark, supposedly the first sign of the plague
---"A pocket full of posies"-- refers to sachets of herbs carried to ward off infection
---"Ashes, ashes" --either a reference to the cremation of plague victims or to the words said in the funeral Mass..."Ashes to ashes, dust to dust." Sometimes line three is rendered as "Atischoo, atischoo"--sneezing, another sign of infection.
---"We all fall down." -- The Plague was not selective in its victims; both rich and poor, young and old, succumbed. -  by:
Magistra Nicolaa de Bracton

As for me; I just like holding hands with my grand daughter singing the nursery rhyme, watching her laugh as we dance around in a circle then, plop to the floor, giggle some more and wait to hear her ask me; "Let's do it again grandma!".

The posies came from Google Images. Yes, another pretty little freebie graphic. The button was made with several layers cut from my sweet Cameo. The button has a shiny look to it like a real button. I used Paper Glaze to give it this look.

Friday, March 30, 2012

I Made The Cards

In the post below this one are a couple of screen shots of  these two cutting files. I always take a screen shot of all of the files I design so I'll have a picture to go along with the cutting file.

 I wasn't sure if I would ever get into the craft room to test them out. Yea! I did some card making today! It was great getting back into the craft room. Today, I had the opportunity to try out the paper piecing card file I designed to share on the Silhouette Plus forum.

My photo skills are not the best and I really need some new glasses. Good news is; I have an eye doctor's appointment this week. After I get the new glasses; I don't know what excuse I'll be using for out of focus pictures. Perhaps, lack of good camera skills will have to be my go to excuse. :-)

Thursday, March 29, 2012

A Couple of New Card Designs

Wow!'s been a while since I've blogged, crafted, designed, or made a YouTube tutorial. Things are finally starting to slow down around here. I plan on getting busy doing a lot of fun stuff. Today, I designed a couple of Silhouette Studio cutting files to share with the Silhouette Plus group forum. If you haven't joined in the fun yet; come take a look around. You can click on the Silhouette Plus blinkie on the left hand side to take you there. You will find lots of friendly, helpful, and fun members. Plus, there are all kinds of shares going on over there. File shares, ideas, inspiration, and much more. Come on over, kick off your shoes, and visit for a while.

Here's the two cards I'm sharing over at the forum. The pictures are just screen shots of the cutting files. I plan on making them real soon.