Where have I been? I am afraid I need to blame my crafting disappearance on Downton Abbey the PBS British series drama that first aired in the United States in 2011. I have been hearing wonderful reviews on the series and have hoped that eventually I would have an opportunity to see it for myself. In a turn of events my Kindle Fire died a couple of weeks ago. I had an extended warranty from Staples and had an e-gift card waiting from Staples in my in-box the next morning. I was right back at Staples when they opened and had a new Kindle in my hands (and a new warranty) all before 8:30 a.m. Yes, that is how much I love my Kindle Fire. And where does Downton Abbey fit into all of this?
When you purchase a Kindle Fire Amazon gives you a free 30 day Amazon Prime membership. This membership allows you to borrow books, watch free movies and you also receive priority shipping for free on orders that you place. I realized after a week that I had access to the first two seasons of Downton Abbey for free vs. $1.99 per episode. Not being one to pass up on my chance to finally dive into the series I jumped in with both feet and consumed the first two seasons during a three week period of time. The good news is that a friend of mine has season 3 on DVD so I take take my time and savor the next season. She is bringing me the DVD's tomorrow. Now that I have left Downton Abbey for a few day's it is time to get back to crafting business.
On Saturday I finally rolled up my sleeves and got back to card making. Somehow my card stash had dwindled down to only two cards (both Halloween inspired) and it was time to replenish my stock. I visited Craft Warehouse for some paper supplies and stumbled upon a great deal on the My Mind's Eye - Indie Chic line of papers and embellishments.
The Indie Chic paper is double sided and is the weight that I love for card making. At .33 cents per sheet vs. .99 cents each I randomly grabbed different colors and patterns so I could mix and match my card designs. I also picked up a small set of stamps, some fibers and garland all at 50% off. The only card above that was not created from this line of papers is the Millinery themed card. That card is from the clearance papers I picked up previously from Graphics 45. I do love the prints on the Graphics 45 line of papers but I prefer the weight of the card stock from My Mind's Eye. They are one of my favorite paper lines. It's all about the weight and quality of the papers in my book. That is part of the reason I do not pass up on high quality paper deals when they turn up.