Sunday, August 31, 2014

Thanks card

I love how this card turned out!  I just dug into my stash of patterned papers and cardstock and grabbed a couple of stamp sets and there you go!!  We're done!!

Greeting card with bird in tree silhouette

I challenge you to go drag out some of your older items in your crafting stash and see what you can come up with!  Be sure and share it with me... I would love to see your work.

Now go have a wonderful crafty day,

Tuesday, August 26, 2014

Termite Inspection

We survived the termite inspection!  I know that sounds ridiculous but I get pretty stressed out at just the thought of a stranger going through my house with a fine toothed comb... Or rather a bright flashlight!  Looking in all your closets and at your baseboards... Behind the furniture that hasn't been moved in many years... The poor fellow was extremely nice though.  He even remembered inspecting my mom and dad's house last week.  We had a short conversation, as he was getting started, about how much he enjoyed talking with my dad and that he could have stayed there all day talking with him!  Awwww... That just warmed my heart and the rest of the inspection went really smooth!

I wanted to sit down and work on some card challenges tonight but unfortunately, as part of the cleaning up for the termite inspection, I had put away almost all of my tools, paper, etc.  If my knee wasn't giving me a fit, I would just get it all back out.  That's just not going to happen tonight... I can barely even get around.  I'm going to end up having surgery on this knee before it's over with... I keep hoping that I can make it just a littte bit longer.  I don't know... The pain is starting to get unbearable!

I hope all of you had a great start to your week...

Now go have a wonderful crafty day,

Tuesday, August 12, 2014

Unfinished Cards

I just hit the motherload of unfinished cards... I was looking for a Cricut handbook that I had put down recently in my craft room and found these!
Boy, am I gonna be busy...  I'll share as I get them completed...

What kind of unfinished projects do you have hanging around your crafting space?

Wishing you a wonderful crafty day,

Monday, August 11, 2014

When Skies Are Gray

I love how this card turned out.  I will admit that I struggled with it to begin with...  I just wasn't feeling it or maybe my crafty mojo was way off because I still don't feel good today.  After working with several different patterns on the umbrella, it finally all came together.

Greeting card with umbrella and stamping

I had my sweet parents in mind when I made this card.  I am so very grateful to have a wonderful relationship with both of my parents!  I love you, mom and dad!!

I hope you enjoyed the card.  Maybe it will inspire you to pick up some paper and scissors today.

Hope you have a wonderful crafty day,

Rough Day

My day definitely didn't start the way I had planned.  It all started Saturday morning when I woke up with what felt like a crick in my neck.  By Sunday morning, I was in tears.  Nothing to do but head to a critical care facility and get checked out.  They did lots of x-rays and gave me a shot for pain.  Then the Dr suggested that I go on over to the emergency room if the shot did not seem to be helping the pain.  Yeah, that's probably what I should've done but I just didn't feel like sitting at another emergency center for what surely would have been 2 hours or longer.  We had plans to go to my parents house for supper and to celebrate my mom's and my brother's birthday.  I was thinking if I could just make it through the day, maybe the shot would kick in and ease up my muscles enough to let me get over whatever was wrong.  If you don't already know, I have fibromyalgia and Osteoarthritis.

I made it through supper and cake at my parent's house.  I don't remember much of it except that the shot (or nerves or something) set off extremely bad stomach cramps.  By the time we got back home, I left my son to entertain himself while he finished up his laundry and I went to bed!  6pm and I'm in the bed!  My neck feels a tiny bit better, not much but hopefully tomorrow will be a better day.  As far as the rest of me, I feel like crap now...

Greeting card with flowers made from punches

I didn't put a sentiment on this card.  I think I might use it as a sympathy card.  I never seem to have any on hand when I need them.

Hope you have a wonderful crafty day,

Friday, August 1, 2014

Leaf Card

It's been a couple of crazy days around my house!  We have taken FIVE LOADS to our local Goodwill drop box...  We've been in this same house for a little over 24 years now.  I think that can be good and bad...  It's nice to know that 'home' is always home but it's a lot easier to declutter everything if you MOVE every five years or so.

We worked hard on the shop and the utility room by the back patio on Wednesday and Thursday.  Alex has been doing a great job on the shop.  Finishing the mud on the drywall... getting it ready to paint... That has not been an easy task.

I took a break today... not feeling well!  I think that I got way too hot yesterday... I was outside in the heat most of the afternoon while Alex and I worked on the little utility room.  It was very hot and humid here.  Nice today... wish we would've waited until this afternoon.  We checked the temperature this afternoon when we went for a coffee break- 82 degrees... We rode with the windows down and I took my little furbaby, Fred.  He LOVED it...

I sat down at my table and worked on a quick card.  I stamped these leaves a few days ago and fussy cut them out, distressed the edges (I'm not sure if you will actually be able to see that or not) with my fingernail and then curled them just a little bit to give some dimension.  The vellum quote is one from an old pack that I've had forever... I'm trying to use some of my stuff up... I have enough to last me many, many lifetimes!  You guys know, right??

So here's my card for today... I'm not sure what I will be working on next... hmmmm, the possibilities!

Handmade greeting card with stamped saying

I hope you enjoyed today's project!

Now go have a wonderful crafty day,