Saturday, April 6, 2013

Blogging from A to Z April Challenge- Letter F


 to my second year in the Blogging from A to Z April Challenge.

Since I plan to retire shortly, I thought an alphabetical look back at my paying library career and a look ahead to my crafting and writing career would be a good use of my 26 days in this challenge, 26 wonderful words for retiring me. Hope you enjoy. I am looking forward to reading whatever you share this month on your blogs, too.

Frankly, annoying person, I don't give a damn-to misquote Rhett. 
That felt good. I am finding that writing all this down is very cathartic. Thank you for listening.

Looking ahead: 
Fussy Cutting- (using sharp, pointed scissors to cut out intricate images.)
I love to fussy cut the stamped images I use on my cards and pages.The tulips in this card are stamped on two pieces of paper. Then one set of the blooms are fussy cut and laid on top over the first image, held in place with foam tape to create a shadowed effect. I stamp and color a whole bunch of images, put them in a sandwich bag, stick them in my pocketbook and then cut to my heart's content riding in the car, waiting in the doctor's office, sitting at meetings. Looking forward to lots more time to devote to this and other things I love to do.


Heather M. Gardner said...

Just don't drive and fussy cut!

Cute card.


DL Hammons said...

My cutting looks like Fuzzy Cut, even without the special scissors! FAIL! :)

TaMara Sloan said...

I love your card! I've done some fussy cutting for my stamped images, but I just don't have the patience to do it often.

Tales of a Pee Dee Mama

Andrea said...

Ooooh, fussy cutting! Now I do not run with scissors, but am certainly not at that skill level either!

Joey said...

Fussy what? Wow, I'd never heard of it before. Looks pretty cool, but what happens if you make a mistake. Does that mean throw away whole thing and start all over again!?

Not sure I'd ever have the patience or steady hands for this one.

Arlee Bird said...

Never heard of a "Fussy Cut", but I have heard of retirement--just collected my first SS check. I didn't originally plan to retire so early but life happens. Enjoy your retirement!

A Faraway View
An A to Z Co-host blog

Sandy said...

What is fuzzy cut? Love the look, but don't understand.


Su-sieee! Mac said...

I like your (for a lack of a better word) format for the AtoZ. I recently learned that I like fussy cutting. Something very zen while doing it. Shall be back for reading more of your blog. I'm doing the A to Z at
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Bames Pabla said...

I used to do a lot of fussy cutting a few years back. Maybe it's time I get my kit out again. :)