Monday, May 19, 2008


I was just reading a blog and the author actually used the word (?) "suddle" instead of "subtle." good grief.

Did you know that Webster's dictionary now contains "irregardless?" They recommend that you use "regardless" instead but insist that irregardless is a word because people use it.

Does it bug you when you read stuff like that? How about when people use the word "mute" when they mean "moot?" I have a friend who likes to throw around "behoove" all over the place. Sometimes it works, but not always.

Words I love: I never say this in conversation but I love when an author uses the phrase "hove into view." If you've never seen this particular phrase, try any of the Jeeves books by P. G. Wodehouse.

{Proverbs 25:11 A word aptly spoken is like apples of gold in settings of silver.}

Thursday, May 8, 2008

kwerner color challenge #8

Well, it's her 8th color challenge but I think it's only the second time I've tried it. You can see the inspiration picture by going to her blog at This is a birthday card for my nephew. I decided to use orange as the base of the card because how often am I going to get to use orange? I didn't have any patterned paper with these colors but I had that little ribbon that went perfectly. I had fun coloring the little cake on the stamped image.

I used to love to color as a kid. I used to sit and color for hours. I have vivid memories of being on a houseboat one summer vacation -- I can't remember how old I was, probably single digits -- and coloring in my malibu barbie coloring book. I loved the big box of crayons with the sharpener in the back. I used to color textures on the clothes and then rub them with my finger to blend them.

I'm off to work on mother's day cards. I don't think my mom is ready for the funky orange & blue mother's day card though.

Stamped image by Stampin Up, "Event Full", ribbon by k i

Tuesday, May 6, 2008

Spring #2

I just love this time of year when things are blooming and everything is turning green. This is some brunnera that is spreading like crazy in our backyard. Love that blue!

I have to get a lilac bush for our yard. On our walks, I pass a bunch of them and they smell amazing. I don't want any of the fancy new ones, just an old-fashioned, sweet-smelling lilac bush.