Saturday, January 18, 2014

Blog Friend Random Goodness

I received a wonderful package in the mail recently. It was a blog hop prize from Jennifer Grace.  I used it make a couple of spring cards! She even has another give-away going on now. Click on this link to check it out. I also made some Valentine's cards.
I was inspired to make them by an assignment in the "Studying under the Masters" online class I'm taking. Matisse is the first artist, and I learned how he liked to combine at least three patterns in many of his works, so I decided to the same in a batch of cards! I'm not sure why I've been bitten by the card-making bug this year, but I have. 
And speaking of blog friends . . . 
I had the tremendous good fortune to be visited by Alison of Life in the Slow Lane. We had phenomenal weather and a wonderful time together. She wrote this nice post about our visit. Alison and I met last year in Spain (where she lives), and we picked up just where we left off - chatting the morning away. It was great to see her!
Last, but certainly not least, if you like Stacey's blog "Havoc and Mayhem," be sure to go visit her (here's a link). And if you have been a follower of hers, please check your reader to see if she's in there. Apparently many readers mysteriously dropped her blog. I know mine did, and I missed several weeks of her acerbic, hilarious writing. Don't let that happen to you!

13 comments:

Amy said...

It is lovely to see your smiling faces, together!

Fiona@Staring at the Sea said...

What a lovely photo of you both.

Missus Wookie said...

Lovely cards and lovely photo too! Alison is lovely :)

scrappyjacky said...

Lovely that you managed to get together.

Sian said...

It's so good to see you both there, with such lit up, smiling faces :)

Jo Murray said...

Blog hop prizes are great to start you off on another creative journey. Love your cards...and thanks for the links. All good fun.

Beverly said...

Cute cards :0 I think it's the satisfaction of creating something you can use and it's relatively quick. You and Alison coordinate well! Off to check on Stacey, she has not been showing up in Feedly for me, thanks for the heads up!

Chipper Newman said...

Havoc and Mayhem is a very funny blog! I am glad that you and Alison had such a lovely time.

ComfyMom~Stacey said...

I love the cards and how nice you got to hook up with a blog buddy!
Thanks so much for mentioning my feed problem!

Lesley G said...

Such a lovely photo of the two of you :)

Melissa said...

Fabulous cards Rinda! How fun that you got to visit with Alison again!

Deb @ Paper Turtle said...

Hooray for spending time with blog friends! I always love seeing photos of blog friends together, and that is a great one of you and Alison. :o)

Gail said...

What a great picture of you and Alison. Thanks for the tip on havoc and mayhem, somehow it didn't get transferred over when i switched to feedly