Saturday, November 9, 2013

Cards for the Season

I met with the card making group for lunch and a card exchange on Thursday.  I made a dozen of these:

and I came home with a variety of other cards. 

We also made two cards with a lunch in between.  Fun.

I think my grand son will like the underpants reference so he will get this one for his birthday in February.

The 'get well' card...I hope not to have to use it.


Saturday--used to always be my day to sleep in when I was working.  It is a habit that I still have.  When I was working, though, it was also a major clean the house and run all the errands that needed running once I got up.  That part has changed.  It is such a luxury not to have to run errands on the same day that every one else is.  My house was clean; my laundry was done.  I spent the day making Christmas and holiday cards.  I almost forgot to go out and get the mail.

(in proces)

In the evening, I went with two friends to "Poetry, Music, and Delectable Delights," which is a series of events that another friend is promoting at an area art gallery.  It was an absolutely delightful time.

Now that I am home again, I am pouring myself a glass of wine (my weekend treat), turning out all the lights and sitting at the window to watch the night sky.

19 comments:

  1. Olga, How talented you are! I love the first one, the purple, but all of them are just so lovely. Anyone receiving your get well card will be happy to see it. The red one, that is my favorite. I am glad you had such a nice day and such a fun activity. Hope tomorrow is a nice day as well.

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  2. You are very talented. There is no better gift than a well crafted card. Yours are genuine works of art. Bravo!

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  3. I have never made handcrafted cars although it is a big thing here with the younger gals that I know. Yours are beautiful and will be treasured I am sure. I need to get a few boxes for keeping the precious cards that I receive. Your weekend sounds perfect.

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    1. We are mostly retired women in this card group. Next month will be our Christmas party and cocktails are usually served so things get really giddy.

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  4. Gorgeous cards, I especially like the cardinal card. I've never thought to make cards, I always buy them. Of course I'm not very creative!

    I look forward to the time when I'm not rushing about on my days off trying to get everything accomplished ...while trying to get some rest in too! That day is coming, thank goodness.

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  5. You sound very peaceful. That's a good thing. Being creative and spending time with friends is good medicine.
    I know what you mean about Saturdays, and yet we still forget and end up down around the mall and the shopping congestion sometimes on weekends. And then I think, "why are we here now?!".

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  6. Great cards! Do you use a die-cutting machine? If so, which one? As my only good hand weakens, I'm looking into the purchase of one. Enjoy your wine!

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    1. I use a Big Shot cutting machine. It often requires two hands, though, so it might not be the one for you. Mike gave me an electronic one several years ago, but they did not seem to catch on. Let me know if you find something good.

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  7. What a neat weekend. I must have the mind of a youngster for I loved the frog in underpants card.

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    1. Nothing wrong with being young at heart!

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  8. I like the Band Aids ... but I too hope you don't have to use the card. Yeah, isn't great to be able to do your errands when everyone else is at work, then sit home and read and write and relax on the weekends!

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  9. When I think about making cards I feel like curling up in the fetal position. Lucky you, to have that talent!

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  10. Your cards are wonderful...what talent. I hope you found your star in the night sky!

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  11. Your cards are lovely, my favorite is the cardinal. It sounds like you had a great weekend. Sitting at the window and watching the night sky is good Soul work.

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  12. What a lovely activity!
    When we both worked we hired a housekeeping service, as I loathed spending time Sunday (my traditional day) doing housework, when hubby worked such long hours.
    I still try to clean Sunday afternoons. Too sick this week (Norovirus) and just taking it easy. The house is a mess and it's driving my nuts. Not a long drive!

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  13. What a great way to spend time with friends. I like the way you spend your days, Olga. Keep it up.

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  14. Your cards are spectacular! Now I want one of those machines!

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  15. I love the idea of the card making club. All those cards are fabulous! I'm enjoying the sight of you sitting with a glass of wine and watching the beautiful sky.

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