Card Addict

I admit it, I squirrel away cards. I buy them with the best of intentions. I really (usually) know who I am buying them for but I notice that I often cannot bear to give them up. It sometimes takes years. I began this closet (though I keep them in boxes) collecting back in the 70’s. Yes, yes . . . that was me spending hours in stores reading them all!

I’m that person that bothers you when you’re looking for a card… “did you read this one?” oh my gosh… it’s so good!

Then I got a grip and really stopped buying them, raised children, then began coming across original talent online and . . uh oh . . more cards at my convenience of point and click. So I’m sharing some of my finds, because it could be years before I send these ones.

(Note: I'm embellishing, I have sent some of these already. I did cry while writing a holiday note to my bf on this beautiful card by soldesign.)

Top left to right: My newest find TheHouseofMouse ..don't miss her VanGogh too (I handpicked myself a set, shhhh), then there's heartofnature that I'm sending for Valentine's Day, and their recyclable - chuckling already as these are frameable and I so adore them, can I part with them(?) - chanting to myself to send them send them, CoffeePotPeople did get to stay right here last Valentine's Day to my sweetie, and then bottom row left speaks to my own upbringing of mixed up sayings and I truly admit to not letting go yet - this designer even made up some from my own idioms - idiomsyncrasies is quite wonderful and she owns pulpficcion as well which is the last card there - read the inside. In between those two cards you'll find soldesign, I plan to get another of these to frame.

While I’m at it, I might as well admit that I’ve written to card creators and shared my adoration of their talent. Here are two more that I adore. Brian Andreas, he writes StoryPeople, careful . . . you could get lost there like I do. And I don't want to forget MJ Abell. Heck, imagine this . . MJ Abell creates a card called "The Feminine" using all the words that appeared on a pair of Jockey for Her underwear and it is amazingly moving. This gives me a chance to write her again and ask where I can send others to find her! Ha! I love it! Hope you do too.

Last note: there are more ....shhhhh....laters.


Eco Friendly Dryer Sheets from T-Shirts

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Last year I made some of these for myself to see how long they'd last. Of course, tried them out with a select group of family and friends and wallah~I'm making them available because they are truly great! I've double secured the Washington home grown lavender buds and the fragrance is so calming and pleasing. Not going to tell you how long they'll last cuz you just won't believe me! Venture to say that, you'll be a happy camper.

Might I add...take them camping for a great sachet too!