Sunday, February 22, 2015

Saying "Happy Birthday" With a Jane Austen Birthday Card

Hi, guys! I know it has been a long time since I shared a card I made with you. Truth is, I haven't been making any since I was in the hospital.  This week I was finally in my stamp room making cards again. The card I am sharing today I made for my dear friend Amy who celebrated her 50th birthday (and I missed it!).  Amy is one of the ladies in the Jane Austen group I mention from time to time.  What better way to say Happy Birthday to another Jane lover than with a Jane card!

Stamps: Papertrey Ink
Paper: Papertrey Ink (Jane Text Paper), Gina K Designs
Ink: Versafine Black, Old Paper & Antique Linen Distress Inks

When I gave my friend her birthday gift, I made sure to include a vial of ink that is called Jane Austen.  It is a lovely dark green shade.

It is great to be back on my blog.  I look forward to visiting with you as well.  You don't realize how much you love your blog until you don't get time to work on it!

I thought I would share a photo my husband snapped today.  We have been having a snowy/icy and cold winter here.  He found my garden sign poking out from the snow!  I have been itching to get outside and after this winter, I will have PLENTY of work to do to get it ready for Spring!

Have a great day!  Until next time!

Wednesday, February 4, 2015

WOYWW #296 It's InCoWriMo Time

It has been a while since I got to join in on WOYWW!  I have been in the hospital and not well for the New Year, so I haven't had anything on my desk to share with you.  I am beginning to feel better so I am excited to join in today and also look forward to visiting you and seeing what you are up to!

Today on my desk you will see a bunch of handwritten letters waiting to get posted.  I decided to join in a great program called InCoWriMo which stands for International Correspondence Writing Month.  The idea is to write a note, letter, postcard or card to someone every day for the month of February.  I am on my second batch of letters.  You may recall I am a lover of fountain pens, so this is an excuse to break them all out and put them to good use.  I dug out my wax seals and wax, and a bunch of fun stamps for the envelopes.

So far I have three letters going to the Netherlands and a bunch to various addresses in the states.  I received my first letter from a kind woman in Minnesota who wrote on parchment and has an amazing hand.

Thank you to Julia for the desk hopping fun!  I sure missed our visits, and can't wait to catch up!

Until next time!