Monday, August 18, 2014

You Are Our Sonshine!! BBTB2 Challenge

Hello my crafty friends, here we are back at a Monday once again. And it is bittersweet for me. It was an emotionally draining week last week so part of me is glad to be in a new week and it was bittersweet for hubby and I because our youngest son left for college. Our first news was hubby had a CAT scan done on Monday to see where we are at with the cancer. We went in to get his treatment on Thursday getting the results from his doctor. Well it wasn't the results we wanted to hear! The cancer that had shrunk by half on his lung has now grown and the spot that was on the liver that was gone has been replaced by new spots. I was heartbroken!! Now he isn't in partial remission and he had to start aggressive treatments again. Which I'm fine with sitting in the treatment room with him as long as the dang cancer goes away!! I kinda' lost it out in the treatment room and our male nurse look at me and said, "This is just a hiccup, we will get him back on track". I sure hope so!! So after my 15 minutes of a pity party, I turned it back over to God and hubby's doctor. Doc told us in the beginning that hubby wasn't curable but he was treatable. I will be holding the doctor to that! lol I know God will guide doc with treatments and hopefully hubby will get back to a remission or partial remission and who knows maybe down the road there will be a cure to cancer for him. Our next emotional day was Saturday. We follow our youngest up to college and got him all unloaded and settle in his dorm apartment with his 3 other roommates. I know a lot of you have already been through this and we have been too with the 5 others leaving the nest. But somehow this time was different, actually it was the hardest with the oldest and the youngest. I don't know where the years have went but they sure flew by. I was told once that it is a long time until they are 18 years old-I have to disagree, it fly's by in a heart beat!! If someone thinks that then they don't enjoy their children. Needless to say we have texted our son quiet a few times since Saturday. This too shall pass I know, but right now it feels as though I have lost a son, which I know I haven't but it feels like it. 

Now onto something brighter!! Time to smile and share my BBTB2 card with you today. My sweet design team sister, Laura, has challenged us to use a sun on a project. Well as soon as you see my card you will know who will be getting this one! lol I used Artbooking on real dial size to cut my overlay in white. I inked it up using many distress yellow and orange inks. Then I inked a background with a few blue distress inks and stamp yellow stripes on the end and yes, I got them in to far, lol. When done I spritzed the inks with a little water to get the water spots in the ink. Then I popped up my sun layer on pop dots after stamping my sentiment. Which by the way I made by using My Creative Time alpha stamps! Put that layer on top of a black card base and called it done. No frills, just a plain card to send to our son. I hope you will go over to BBTB2 and see what inspiration my talented design team sisters have for you and then join us in using a Cricut sun on your project! Thanks for stopping by today and sittin' a spell with me, listening to me whine and all that. You are all amazing and I'm so thankful for you all!! Crafty hugs, Brenda

Thursday, August 7, 2014

My last two for the week...

Here are my last two cards for the week. Just to clear things up, I didn't make all these cards this week. I made them in June for Cards for Soldiers-we have a get together every June to make cards for our soldiers to send to their families and I make sure they get mailed out to the shippers so they can get them out to the different deployed soldiers. 

My first card is like the camera one from yesterday. Just plan and simple is what I went with this year so I could get many made. I think we did get around 500 cards made to go to the soldiers! It was a productive day by all the ladies! We had a great time talking and socializing as well as doing something good. We even got cards done for the Ronald McDonald house. The phone and sentiment is from My Creative Time products, love Emma's products! For my second card, The arrow and sentiment also came from MCT products. The heart was a punch I used that is from SU. I think it was a punch, could have been a die-not sure now. lol  Anyway these are some cards-well I will make more-that I plan on using to send to DS will he is away at college. I will probably put some cash in there for him here and there too. I hope you have enjoyed these simple and plain cards. I've enjoyed sharing them with you. Now I need to get my butt in gear in the kitchen and laundry. lol Such an exotic life I lead. Enjoy your day and thanks for stopping by yet another day! I appreciate you all and you always put a smile on my face when I read your comments. Have a wonderful weekend starting tomorrow-Crafty hugs, Brenda 

Wednesday, August 6, 2014

Your Smile....

Hello my crafty friends, I have another quick post today. Put up lots of corn last night and will be continuing tonight. Then I have to get things ready to go to VA for the weekend. One of our DS's is holding down the fort for us. Do any of you ever feel like you spend all your time in the kitchen?! I swear I am in the kitchen all the time. Good thing I am old now and can't be barefoot and pregnant in the kitchen. lol  Anyway, I got off topic here. I have another CAS card for today. I used once again My Creative Time stamps. I stamped the little camera's using Hero Art Shadow Inks, love those shadow inks! I love how this card came together, just so simple but I think it is really cute to send anyone. Like my son at school. lol Do you think he will get a lot of cards from me while he is gone?!! lol He won't want to come home will he? Well gotta go get my grass mowed before our son, DIL and granddaughters come over to do corn again tonight. I am going to do supper as they brought pizza last night. I hope you all are having a great hump day! Thanks for stopping by again today, you know how much I love and appreciate you all! Crafty hugs, Brenda

Entering my card over at Moxie's Fab World challenge on using clicking camera's. Thanks Carol!!

Tuesday, August 5, 2014

Plane & Simple

Hello my crafty friends, I have a quick post for you today. I will be putting up corn tonight and have to get my chores done for today. I made a CAS card using My Creative Time stamps and dies as well as some snippets. It is a plain card, but I love the way it turned out. I was thinking about saving this one and sending to DS at college but then I thought it might embarrass him to get this with having 3 other room mates. Would you send this if you were me?? Maybe I should just save it for hubby and stick with funny cards to DS. I just don't know....Anyway thanks for stopping by for a spell today and as always your comments always make me smile and I so appreciate you coming by. Now it is off to work I go....Crafty hugs, Brenda   


Monday, August 4, 2014

Happy Camper - BBTB2 Challenge

Hello my crafty friends, I hope this Monday finds you refreshed and ready for the new week! Did you see my title?? Happy Camper-wish I could say I was a happy camper, but I can't.  Now what am I not happy about you ask? My card, nope not happy with it at all. I wanted to do a layout but everything I started I messed up. First off I wasn't in the mood to craft. So of course nothing was going right. Then after going out to eat I thought maybe I was ready to start again. Nope! So I gave up on the layout thing and decided I would do a card. Ok, I was beginning to get into this shaped card but then it started. I thought I'd make my little camper one of those vintage ones, so it had to be metal. Ok, that went well, now the layers....first mistake....don't use Tombow glue with metallic papers. We all know how tacky Tombow glue is right?! Yea, I had some ooze out so I let it dry and then using the adhesive eraser I thought I'd rub it off. Well, I did but streaked the metallic papers in the process making a big mess. Second mistake you ask? Trying to make something when I wasn't in the mood for it. 
Ok, let's start at the beginning. My talented design team sister challenged us to use the Campin' Critters cartridge or to do anything project about camping. I've got plenty of camping pictures to scrap so that's why I was going to do a layout. But as you know I changed my mind and went with a card instead. So using Campin' Critters, I took the camper shadow and using my Gypsy I welded two shadow's together making a shaped card. I assembled my card and this is what we got. Would have been cutter had I added some curtains...Would have been prettier if I hadn't gotten glue oozing...Would have been better had I not did anything! lol Oh well that is the way it goes. I would love to have a little vintage camper...well any camper really. I would love to take trips in it in the summer time. As you all know this is wishful thinking because I am married to a farmer. And we all know a farmer doesn't leave the farm often. lol So my dreams of taking trips in a little camper is just that dreams. But that's ok, a girl can dream! I hope you check out my design team sisters for they have some awesome inspiration for you. Then get your Campin' Critter's cartridge dusted off and make a card. Don't have the Campin' Critter's cartridge you say?? Don't sweat it, just use any cartridge that has camping die cuts and make a project. Thanks for stopping by and sorry about wasting your time today. lol I appreciate you still visiting me and I hope you have an awesome crafty week! Crafty hugs, Brenda

Since I used snippets for everything but the card base, I am going over across the pond to play at Pixie's Playground and over at DL.ART's August linking party where it is anything goes. 

Friday, August 1, 2014


Hello my crafty friends, can you believe it is August?! I can't and refuse to give up summer. lol I guess I will have to won't I cause it hasn't been the warmest summer on record here and I hope that doesn't mean an early winter. I keep telling hubby I need to move to an area where they have short winters, and I do mean short!!! Wishful thinking I guess. Anyways I plan on enjoying summer for as long as I can. In the meantime I have a little card for you. I was over visiting with Darnell and fell in love with the sketch she used to make her card so I thought (even though the challenge is closed) I would make a card using the sketch over at CAS(E) this Sketch. I really loved Darnell's card and I really loved the sketch. I used products from My Creative Time and some washi tape. Not sure if it is SU washi tape or just some washi tape Studio G washi tape I picked up. Sorry! But the black polka dot and the yellow plaid are washi tape going down the left side of my card. The sentiment, bee and honeycomb/shadow came from My Creative Time. For the inside I used another bee and a few of the inside pieces from the honeycomb. On the outside bee I put some stickles on the wings for some sparkle. And that is it, a plain and simple but quick card to put in my stash. 

Thanks for stopping by and visiting with me for a spell. I hope you had an enjoyable visit and thank you for your lovely comments. They really do make me smile! Have a wonderful weekend-crafty hugs, Brenda

Monday, July 28, 2014

Buzzing By...BBTB2 Challenge

Hello crafty friends here it is Monday once again. Sorry I haven't been posting much but one's gotta enjoy the summer weather because it will be gone before we know it and it will be winter once again and I will be stuck in the house. I hate being stuck in the house. lol Anyway as you know very Monday we have a brand new BBTB2 challenge and today our talented and sweet leader, Susan has issued us the challenge of using a bee on our project! So I kept my card pretty simple. I used Create-a-Critter for my sweet little bee, a Peach Keen face stamp, Cartoon Cloud Background stamp from MCT, Bee Happy stamps from MCT, Live, Love, Laugh & Be Happy stamps from MCT, and the Birds and Bee's Cardz TV stamps. I will be sending this card to my aunt who lives in SC, she always loves getting cards from me and I thought this one would a cute one for her. Ok it's your turn, lets see those Cricut bee's on your projects. Link up with us and please make sure you use your Cricut for your bee. As always, thank you so much for stopping by for a spell today. I love your sweet comments, they always make me smile! Crafty hugs, Brenda


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