Ah, that’s better!  My last two posts were done on my netbook (as is this one) but I didn’t have a mouse and was using the touchpad and keyboard shortcuts to format pictures etc.  Very time consuming.  Tonight, on the way home from work we picked up a new cordless mouse at Staples (I was holding out for a jade green one to match my netbook but I can’t seem to source one.  The only green one I can find is NOT the shade of green I like.  Next time I’m in Toronto I’ll have to try to find one. (but those that know me are well aware that I won’t fork out even more money for a second mouse)

I needed to take a break from the cutesy K&Co valentine’s papers so I made a card using Basic Grey’s Blush line.  I have a lot of this left over from a year or so ago and I like it just as much as I did when it first came out.  BG is my favourite paper “artistically” speaking but it can be difficult to match to a stamp unless you’re into flowers etc. (I think I can count on one hand the number of floral cards I’ve designed in the 5 years I’ve been doing this).

Here’s today’s card:

The deets: BG Blush paper (duh), Stampin’ Bella Kissy Face stamp (not sure if that’s right – don’t have the stamp in front of me – the craft room is still in slings), close to cocoa cardstock, foam heart from M’s. flat backed pearl to dot the “i” in Kiss.  Cuttlebug and Nesties, reinkers, aquapainter.  The dress on chickie is paper pieced from the BG paper and the hearts on her dress are flocked.  I also added a little rickrack (is that how you spell it?) as I thought something was lacking after I finished the card.

Must motor.  Lots to do to get this room fully functional.  Last night saw the addition of a blind for the window and a keyboard tray for under the counter – I decided not to bring my computer desk with me to the new space – it’s fairly rickety at this point and it has traditionally been a bit of a dumping ground for bills and odds and ends.  Theoretically, I’ll have less work area on the new countertop as the computer, printer and cricut will be sharing it (though it is 3.5 feet longer than the old one) but I’ve got big plans for later – when time, budget, and the patience of my husband will allow.  That will give me another good working area to play with.  In the meantime, I have to hide the evidence of a serious paper addiction.  Even I didn’t know I had this much patterned paper and cardstock.  I’m going to have to plant an entire rainforest in penance for contributing to the demise of so many trees!  I think only 2 of my paper pads are mostly recycled paper.

Back tomorrow with a couple of notepads/cards for Valentine’s Day (Hey, that’s the theme for the next few weeks – deal with it!)