Thursday, September 29, 2011

Hello! It's Thursday already!!! I have been a busy little bee the last few days.(pun intended LOL) My friends and I took this mini beehive album class. SOOOO CUTE!! Working on a second one for a gift. Instead of putting pictures in mine, I filled it with quotes & scriptures. Unfortunately the scrapbook store where we took it is closing. So sad to see all these small stores go out of business! But...we got the teachers info and are hoping she will come to our monthly group and teach a class.
Other than that I really haven't crafted much this past week. I have plans to but then something else comes up.
This morning I went to the dentist and had a molar extracted. NOT FUN! I'd rather go anywhere than there! It's a back tooth so he thought I could get by without it. Didn't want to spend the big bucks for the root canal & crown since I don't have dental insurance. Still trying to pay off lots of past dental work. I guess I inherited my Dad's teeth. :( The novocain hasn't worn off yet. Hopefully it won't be to bad (fingers crossed)
Thanks for coming by for a visit. Hope you have a wonderful day!

Saturday, September 24, 2011

Hello! Hope you are having a good day! Mine started off on the wrong foot. My son let the dogs out without a chain(I have told him at least 1000 times they MUST be on the chain)The biggest dog ran away & got sprayed by a skunk. Of course my son had to go to work so I got left with the "problem". Not a great thing to wake up to!! It seems to have only gotten him on 1 leg thank goodness. I hope my house doesn't smell! I don't think it does but a friend of mine says you get immune to the smell pretty quick...UGH!!
I have been very busy this week and haven't had time to create so I pulled a few cards from my stash. Hopefully I haven't shown them before.
Have a great day and I'll be back soon. Hoping to get some crafty time in this afternoon :)

Sunday, September 18, 2011

Hope you are having a great weekend. I spent some of yesterday with my Dad at a Johnny Appleseed festival. The weather was just beautiful. Fall is my favorite time of year! Cool crisp air, crunchy leaves, the smell of fires in the evening.The beautiful colors of the trees when they are changing. It's gonna be here before we know it!

This is a card we are going to make in an upcoming class. I don't "do" Halloween but thought this little dracula was just adorable. Since it is not in traditional halloween colors I thought it could be used for anything. He is a $1.00 stamp from Michaels. The sentiment was computer generated.
Thanks for dropping in today. Hope you come back soon!

Thursday, September 15, 2011

Hello~ It's Thursday and it feels almost like Winter out today! Great day for crafting or reading!! Not complaining! I enjoy the cooler weather.
I have several cards to share today. Not sure I love them but here they are. This first one I used some bird & berry sizzlet dies to create it. Added some white feathers and a tiny black brad for his eye. The frame is a Marianne die.

This is a stamp I got for 50 cents at the used stamp sale. Used some scraps from my scrap bin. Not my "usual" style but I thought he was cute!

Out of the three cards I like this one the best. Played with some of Tim Holtz's glassine paper. Its a coated kraft paper. I cut out the flowers with a Sizzix die, stamped on it, heat set it and then crumpled it all up. The center was something I had in my stash and I used a Marianne Swirl die to add some more black to tie it all in. The ribbon is some I stocked up on after Christmas last year. I added a sticker butterfly to finish it. Looking forward to playing some more today. I should be cleaning....

Saturday, September 10, 2011

Hello! Long rough week....over 1000 people came through the funeral home. What a testimony to how many lives my step mom has touched! Now the real hard part starts...learning to live with out her being physically present. Its gonna be a big adjustment for my Dad and I worry about him. But he is a strong man of faith so it is a blessing to know he won't be going through it "alone".
I was just itching to craft as it is my stress reliever. Even though I was exhausted I went and made a card last night. I used a Sizzix embossing folder that I hadn't tried yet. I ran it thru the Big shot with several shades of green and trimmed out the various layers to get what I wanted. I sponged some white ink for the center. I also sponged some ink around the edges of each layer. I really like how it turned out. Wasn't so sure when I got the folder what I was going to use it for. Now I am glad I got it.
I got a pleasant surprise the other day when I was checking Facebook on my phone. I looked and saw a card that looked familiar on the Denami Designs Blog. Upon closer inspection I realized it was mine! They posted my blog for the day with the little hot air balloon card I made. Made me smile! It also couldn't have lifted my spirits at a more perfect time!! Thanks Denami!!
Going to a used stamp sale today with a few of my buddies then hanging out later with my Dad for pizza. See you soon!

Tuesday, September 6, 2011

Hello! Quick card & post today. Hope you had a great Holiday weekend.
This is a really simple card I made with 2 Marianne Designs Die cuts. I used some velvet flocked paper from Michaels that I thought went wonderfully with the Dies.
Yesterday my Stepmother died unexpectedly. So...I won't probably be crafting or posting much this week.I feel so bad for my Dad as this is the second wife that he has lost due to illness. It really hits home for me as I have the same illness they both had. I try not to think about it much but it does weigh heavily in the back of my mind. The only thing different for me is I am on medicine to slow down the "progression" of the disease and those were not made available to my Mom or Step mom before they got "bad". So hopefully they will find a cure soon!
Sorry to be such a "downer". Its just a difficult time right now. Hope to be "back on track" soon.
Thanks for stopping by!