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The new Take Ten is out and I was so inspired! There was an article about making little cards to give to people as gifts. Using only scraps, I was able to make about ten last night.

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She had them attached to clothespins or magnets.But I’m not sure what I’ll do with them at this point.

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Right now they sort of look like ATC’s.

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It was so nice to make things for no purpose. Quite pleasant, especially when combined with great music.

The weather is turning in here in Sunny SoCal, and I am loving every minute of it. Unfortunately that also means daylight savings time, and I hate that because it gets so dark so early. Did anyone else have trouble with DST last week? Half of our clocks changed and half of them didn’t and we got so confused. But not that it mattered to me, I had nowhere to be.

I managed to finish my atc’s, my Christmas Cards, and my rolodex swaps for West Coast Trading Post. Also, I participated in a swap at Story of My Life. Lucrecer theme for these atc’s was Use it or Lose it. I had so much fun making these.

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And here are some close ups.

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Everything I used has been sitting around, waiting for that special something to be used on. Muslin, hat pins, flowers, and of course, I can’t do anything without buttons.

I started knitting a shrug for myself last night. I bought this yarn at Michaels. Cashmere and Acrylic. So soft. And so cheap. It was $3 a skein. I’ve always been kind of a yarn snob, but Michaels is really upping their stash now. Organic cottons, soy wool, alpaca, and cashmere! Nice.

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See? That’s the cuff and the beginnings of a sleeve! tee hee.

It is officially over. My 5 year sentence of corporate enslavement ended last night.

That’s Dianne, me and Rachel at my party

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I am finally up to date on my ATC’s. Americana was the theme. I channeled a little Rebecca Sower on these

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Had a busy week. Wednesday James and I went to the El Rey to see Jose Gonzalez. jose-gonzalez.jpg

Amazing.

Here is a man, alone on stage, with just one mic and one guitar, and he manages to captivate an entire audience. His fingers float effortlessly on his guitar, his voice is hauntingly beautiful.

Wow.

Thursday, Boston and Meadow invited us to the Freud theatre at UCLA (more UCLA/USC debate ensued) to see BlackWatch, the Scottish National Theatre’s play about the Scott’s in the Iraqi war. Really wanted to see it, but the show ended up canceling (after an hour’s wait) due to computer difficulties. We’re hoping we can get a refund on our comp tickets – ha!

So, what is up with the Scrapbooking industry lately? First there’s all this hullabaloo with Stacy Julian and Big Picture Scrapbooking. Now, everyone is up in arms against CK Hall of Fame! I really don’t know what to say about this!!!

I am not really up on message boards. I frequent Story of my Life, but that is about it. I tend to find that people can be quite mean on message boards and I just don’t like it. I think people feel they can be mean because they are anonymous? I was reading up on the 2 peas boards and can I just say, “wow?” WTF- some of these girls are so rude!!

this is one, of many rude remarks I’ve found

“OMG, YOU are one of the most pompous people on this board. NO ONE cares what Molove thinks. I am actually a little embarassed for you
Yes, you’re right. It does invite comments. And my comment it…you’re a windbag. The way your thread is worded… My message to Stacy Julian. Get over yourself. No one gives a shit what you think.”

Can you believe that? What the hell is wrong with people? Be nice, ladies!

And lastly, (are you getting bored?) job hunting is hard. Revising my cover letter for each and every job, searching through hundreds of listings, researching tons and tons of organizations to find jobs….But it’s only my first day of unemployment. 🙂

Last month’s theme was “things that begin with your first initial” which was really cool. I usually overnight mine (along with Brandy’s and Cristina’s) to my sister. This particular time though, I put them in the regular mail and THEY WERE LOST! 3 sets, which I felt absolutely terrible about. But I took pictures of some of the ones I liked:

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This month was Spring/Easter. I ended up doing a lot of flowers, because I didn’t have that much Easter stuff.

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Needless to say, I overnighted this set to her.

Finally getting some pictures of my love themed ATC’s for February. I did a theme of vintage pictures for a few, which I liked how they turned out. March’s theme is going to be cool. Have to get started on that.

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Ok. I have been forgetting to upload photos of my atc’s for my atc group. So this month, our theme was Travel. here are just a select few.

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2010 crafty:

  • curtains
  • 9 layouts
  • 1 knitted hat
  • 2 potholders
  • 2 mini collages
  • 2 cards
  • 2 knitted cowls
  • 2 knitted scarves
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