Sunday, April 4, 2010

A Card and An Insane Asylum

Hi, remember me? Yeah, I've been MIA lately, mostly because I haven't stamped much, and today is really no different. Seriously. The following card is not one of my own creations. Nope, it was sent to me, and I love the colors, so I decided to blog it.

This is from my Tweep (and fellow SU Demo) Sue (aka: @ireland1):

Isn't it BEA-U-TI-FUL? Something very funny (but not unusual in my world) happened upon receipt of this card. I saw the bird punched out and immediately asked her what she'd used: punch? die? Turns out it is a die from the recent Holiday Mini - one of a set of four dies that I own. How embarrassing ...

Moving right along, lookie where I went this weekend:

This is the Trans-Allegheny Insane Asylum, located in Weston, WV. And NO, I was not committed; it was just a tour. It was really an Insane Asylum up until very recently. It is now privately-owned and open for tours. One of the tour guides actually worked in the facility for almost 30 years. I'll do some blog posts this week to share some of my pics.

In other news, one of my cards will be part of some of the Only The Best Of Etsy Samplers this month. Here is the list of all the contributors. I think it is a very good way to buy stuff from lots of different etsy stores, and for a very reasonable price. Check it out!

That's all I have today! Thanks for stopping by!


  1. Pretty card & fun color combo! Sue did a really nice job. :)

    The Asylum sounds like an interesting place to visit. I love places like that.

    *AND*! Neato on the Only Best of Etsy Samplers!! Yay you!!

  2. Thanks for visiting me. I'm sorry I bit you.

  3. best of etsy, you say?! HOORAAAAAAY for you, missus, & well done!

    ps: so now that you know you OWN that cool birdie...i'm thinking a version of sue's lovely card could make a nice stamp camp thingamajig mebbe... (this subject sort of obsesses me, you may have noticed...just b/c i don't know *HOW* you think of 4 fresh, awesome, totally SU, easily mass-produced but still w/some creative leeway cards EVERY MONTH??!?!? seriously. i have vicarious anxiety just thinking about it.) :)


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