PagesPat's Ponderings

Monday, January 20, 2020


The tear 2020 will  be a challenging one for me - lots of changes related to family, health, time, finances, and other essentials. I'll be looking at the year with a new perspective, open to different paths, short cuts, adventures, challenges and determined to stay focused and flexible.
I'll also be on and offline due to life playing with my plans. But I did manage to create for the Path of Positivity's first challenge of 2020. It has a lot of character, at least the optional theme of the challenge is to somehow feature one of your character traits in your artwork.
Me, I may seem to be outgoing but I've always been a homebody, or as my cousins used to put it as I was growing up, a bookworm. Give me a book and some privacy and the sky could fall down and I wouldn't notice. What kind of books do I like to read? The question should be what kind don't I like to read? I like to go to library book sales the last day when they have bag sales, where you can fill up a bag for a set amount of money. It's like getting presents at someone else's birthday party!
Then again,I am an English Major, and I love the English language. I love words, and while in college, I had wanted to become a lexicologist, traveling the country, studying how people in different sections of the USA pronounced words or used words differently.
Nowadays I just get affronted when I read a book with several typos. I mean, don't publishers have proof readers any more? I want to write an article demanding to banish the apostrophe, so everyone can relax when they can't remember if the word is "its" or "it's".
But life is too full of adventures and inspiration and love and laughter and everything, to worry about punctuation, spelling, etc.  But I still like my cuppa and a good book...or an okay book...or a know, something to read.

So, I don't have a Kindle (gasp), I just love holding a paper book, which means I use bookmarks, so I created one using 2 images from Bugaboo called AKVB SITTING DOG TOPPER (possibly retired) and BOOK STACK. I printed them onto a piece of Decosse's Dynamite Doodles paper from the Color of the Rainbow Chevrons Paper Kit before coloring them with Copic markers.I framed the bookmark with teal cardstock, added a tab and swag at the top, and couldn't resist a small strip of tiny jewels at the bottom. Don't you wish you read real books?? .LOL
Bugaboo Stamps is one of two guest sponsors this month,along with Scribbles Designs.

  • In order to be considered eligible for this month's prizes, remember that general types of  projects/posts will not qualify for the prizes UNLESS they are also positive, inspirational, motivational or encouraging in some nature. Prizes this month include:
  • $12 gift certificate from Bugaboo Stamps, our guest sponsor for this month, for a person chosen in a random draw based on all qualifying entrants.
  • ONE image (value of $5 or less) from Scribbles Designs, for the post or project that the team deems most inspiring of the bunch based on all qualifying entrants.
  • One digital image from Creative Bug Digital SnapShots for each person chosen as a DT Delight.

Wednesday, January 15, 2020

A Vintage Christmas

Over at the 12 Months of Christmas, we don't wait until November or December to start making holiday cards. We make them every month. And if you make and post two cards a month, you will be entered to win sponsor prizes (and have a nice stash of cards to give out).
My card features an image from  Luna Girl, which specializes in vintage images. I chose a collage sheet of German Christmas card fronts. Now that my sister lives in Berlin, and I've met her in-laws, I will be sending cards to Europe this year. I pulled out lace, a paper doily, jewels - I hope it has a vintage look to it. I also used a paper from Decosse's Dynamite Doodles' A Touch of Frost Paper Kit as a background.
The OPTIONAL theme at the 12 Months of Christmas blog is An Old-Fashioned Christmas. If you want the chance to win this month's featured paper pack, be sure to create a card that features VINTAGE items, like your image, papers, or embellishments.
Keep in mind that you don't need to follow the twist to link up your cards and earn a free paper each month or for a chance to win a $10.00 gift voucher to the Lunagirl store. You simply need to follow the twist if you'd like a chance to win this month's featured digital paper pack, An Old Fashioned Christmas.