February 28, 2015

All sorts of weddings

I meant to post this page for Valentine's Day, but never got around to doing it. Photos are from our celebration of my brother's domestic partnership signing.

From the January 2012 Card Kitchen kit: Jillibean Hearty Barley stickers; Soup Staples papers; Doodlebug buttons; and Maya Road chipboard and pins. Other: Colorbox chalk ink (Dark Brown), Martha Stewart ink, Ranger Glossy Accents, Signo white gel pen, and unknown card stock.

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February 12, 2015

New Year Reading

I finished V is for Vengeance by Sue Grafton, but I have to say it was not one of my favorites. This novel didn't feel like it was about Kinsey, and she is the reason I keep reading through the series. I'll read W is for Wasted when I get it back from my mother-in-law, but I'm not as excited about the series as I was a few years ago.

I closed Mage Revealed by C.D. Coffelt thinking of The Empire Strikes Back, which is my go-to for good sequels. I loved Wilder Mage, but it took me a few chapters to get into the sequel, as I was uncertain about Bert. I'm glad I stuck to it. Character development is excellent all around, not just the ones I remembered fondly from the first book. I like where the plot is going and I can't wait for the next installment.

Anna Loan-Wilsey's A Sense of Entitlement is a great addition to the Hattie Davish series. I love how the setting descriptions in theses historical mysteries immerse me in the time period, and the characters are delightful. I hope there is another book on the way.

These Broken Stars by Amie Kaufman and Meagan Spooner is a great sci-fi take on a shipwreck disaster. In some ways, it reminded me of Ghost Planet by Sharon Lynn Fisher, and I loved both.

To round off the list, I've been binging on a time-travel series by April White. The historical detail is impressive, and I didn't think I would ever want to read another vampire book until I met Archer. I got Marking Time for free after it was mentioned on a newsletter I subscribe to, then bought the audiobook to distract me when I heard my daily commute would triple in length. I started listening to the narration, but got so immersed in the story I had to stay up late reading to make sure the characters got home safe. I bought Tempting Fate as soon as I finished the first book, and now that I devoured it, I'm starting Changing Nature.

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February 11, 2015

Rain drops and rubber boots

For this page, I used Cosmo Cricket Togetherness papers and chipboard stickers I've been hording for a long time:

Other: American Crafts Thickers alphabets (chipboard and vinyl); unknown cardstock and metallic rain drops. I didn't have two sets of matching blue alphabets, so I used a Bic marker to color a light pink chipboard set then covered it with glossy accents. It's hard to see the watercolor effect on the photo, but I loved the result.

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