Friday, October 11, 2013

Updated For Sale page

Hello everyone, I have listed many Papertrey Ink stamp sets, as well as some Impression Obsession Cover-a-Card background stamps on my For Sale page.

Tuesday, June 4, 2013

Lili of the Valley, Magnolia, Elisabeth Bell and more stamps for sale...and an update.

Long time no see! Hello everyone, I'm not sure how many of you are still here, but I thought I might write a quick update about the state of things in Watermelon Sugar-land. It's been a long time since my last post, I needed a long break to re-evaluate things. Several factors contributed to this hiatus, if you're a reader of my blog you will know I hurt my back which kept me from almost all stamping and coloring activities for a good long while. Once I was healed up and pretty much back to normal health, I couldn't seem to reactivate the 'ole card-making mojo. That's the problem with breaks for me, if I stay away too long, I lose interest completely. 

Of course, the other factor that killed my card-making mojo was me losing my job of over 5 years. I saw it coming for a while, but it still stunned me when it actually happened. I was pretty down for a couple of weeks. Watched a lot of Mad Men on Netflix to keep from losing my mind, LOL!

So since then, I haven't made many cards, the ones I did- I hated, so I moved on to other things. Dabbled in embroidery, felt projects, did some playing with polymer clay again, and then finally pulled out all the old painting supplies and finished my first tole painted project in ages last night. I felt like I was home again. I LOVED painting 10 years ago, some family issues threw me for a loop and I stopped. Trauma really messes with my creativity, let me tell you! But I'm back to it, and I think I will stick with it for a while.

So that's it in a nutshell. I'm still not sure what will become of blogging. I may continue to share some of my painted stuff, or not, I haven't decided yet.

BUT, I have stuff to sell! Boy do I ever....
I will start posting what I have to sell here, namely the stamps, but I think eventually I will start selling other items as well and list those in my Etsy shop. I will always post here first to update all those interested. 

Click the tab on top of this page or click here to see my stuff for sale.

Sunday, January 13, 2013

Blog break....

Hello friends, if you're a regular visitor to my blog you know that I haven't blogged in some time. I figured I'll post a short message for those of you that may be wondering what's going on.

If  you don't follow the Lili of the Valley Inspire blog, you may not know I've stepped down from their wonderful design team. I absolutely loved working with that company, the owners and other lovely folks who work there are just wonderful. Their product is truly top notch, I will always love their designs. Thanks to LOTV for allowing me to be a part of their team for so long.

A couple of things have kept me from stamping/card making for a while. The first culprit was my back injury several months back, which was aggravated again at work right after Christmas. Recovery the second time around was much slower, and I am still having trouble sitting up for long periods of time. This put a huge dent in my mojo. I am convinced that creativity is like a muscle, it must be exercised regularly to keep functioning. Unfortunately, because I was couch-bound for so long, the mojo is in the worst shape of it's life, lol.

I can never stop being totally creative though, so I had to start a few things that I could do on my couch, embroidery and little felt projects like penny rugs and stuffed ornaments. Hey, it keeps me sane!

I'm looking forward to try my hand at decorative painting again, maybe. And of course, so many new things on Pinterest to try...

Hopefully I'll be back before too many of you disappear, I still love this craft and love to share!

Thanks to my lovely regular readers for sticking by me all this time, I appreciate you all!