Monday, March 14, 2016

Your My Pot of Gold-BBTB2 Challenge

Hello crafty friends, here we are back to Monday again. Not sure how these weeks fly by so fast but they do. My foot is doing much better now, not healed all the way, but I can walk on it normally now. I am super happy about that. I enjoyed the week with my youngest son, even though he worked, it was nice to have someone home with me. I love when he comes in from work late at night (he works at our local movie theater part time) and lays down on the bed and tells me what ever has him excited. Then he gets up and heads to his room. He can be a chatter box, must have gotten that from me cause his dad was a man of few words. lol This particular night, he had to tell me about a hawk that swooped down in front of his Jeep and snatched up a rabbit as he was leaving work. Sometimes it is about a coyote standing in the field at our driveway, or about deer, etc...Just a special 5 to 10 minute chat for me. He is back up at college now, and I'm going to miss him. Although he only has 8 more weeks of classes and then he will be home for the summer and work. He is hoping to get an internship this summer with a local construction company that is big here in town. He worked for them last summer as a labor. I happen to see the guy that does the hiring at church and talked with him a bit. He hadn't realized that Dwayne had passed away. He also asked if Bret was coming back to work for them this year. I told him I didn't know, that he was looking for an internship. So he asked a few questions and then said to have Bret email him. So I hope it works out that Bret can get that internship since his major is Construction Management. Keeping my fingers crossed!

Well I didn't have projects for the last two BBTB2 challenges, but this week I'm on top of it. I think....Our challenge was issued by my design team sister, Lynn. She wants us to celebrate St. Patrick's Day with a project or if you don't celebrate St. Patty's day, then a green project will work too. So I thought I could get my St. Patrick day cards done for my grandchildren and nephews. I used this card sketch for all my cards, but I did change the orientation of the sketch on some.  I did the print and cut feature of my Explore to make my pattern papers. I also used the print and cut feature for some of my images, not all though. The hat, boy/girl with clover was a straight cut on the Explore. This will be a 2 part post. The 2nd post will post tonight at midnight. So make sure to come back to see the rest of my cards tomorrow. I did 10 in all by mass producing. Now it is your turn to make a project with your Cricut machine and come and share with us!! Need more inspiration, go no farther than my design team sisters over at BBTB2.

As always thanks for stopping by and visiting with me a spell. I love when company comes a visiting!! You comments always brightens my day and I thank you for them. Crafty hugs, Brenda

Green argyle-Blast Off pattern-print and cut
Yellow gingham- Blast Off pattern-print and cut
Striped-Greeting Cards pattern-print and cut
Lucky-CTMH Artistry-print and cut
Top Hat (Bo Bunny Dots paper) and Children silhouettes (generic black paper from my stash)-A Child's Year 
Turtle-Create A Critter 2-print and cut
homemade enamel dots in small and medium sizes


Marilyn said...

Cute cards!!

My Card Attic: Hazel said...

Such fun designs here Brenda my dear friend! LOVE them! Also, loved hearing about your sweet son and the little chats you have at bedtime, what a lovely thing! Praying your son gets his internship! Have a great week! Hazel xx
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Lisa said...

These are all so fabulous, Brenda!! I love the designs, papers and images you used!! They look so gorgeous!! I'm glad you had a wonderful time with your son!! I'll keep my fingers crossed and say prayers that he gets the internship!! Have a great day my friend!! Big hugs :)

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Carol L said...

What a fun collection of cards, so perfect for St. Patrick's day! I love all the patterns, prints, and colors, and especially those lucky sentiment panels!
I'm so glad your foot is healing and you're able to walk again without pain, and best of luck to your son - I hope he gets that internship too! (fingers crossed!)

Caroline said...

Oh, I didn't know that you hurt your foot. I hope it feels better really soon. All of these cards are really cute and those grandbabies will love them. The papers are so pretty. My youngest son comes by just to chat every so often. Love it! There is such a special bond with the "baby", lol.

Veerle said...

Such a lovely serie of cards Brenda, glad to read your foot is doing better. Hugs Veerle x

jimlynn said...

CUTE cards! Love all the green too. My favorite is the turtle. Precious!
So glad to hear that foot is doing better!

Leslie Germain said...

These cards are fabulous, Brenda!! LOVE the silhouettes!! And the gold and green for the Lucky Irish!!

Sharon said...

These are so cute Brenda!! Love all of the cuts and the great pattern paper!!!
Sorry to hear about your foot, but glad it is better. :)

Loll said...

Adorable cards Brenda that are sure to be loved by your grands and nephews. :) It's great to hear that you had your son home last week, and you had some special time together. Good luck to your son on the internship. xx

Shaz in Oz.CalligraphyCards said...

So glad your foot is on the mend dear friend and also that your young son is there to chat with you like that, the eight weeks till he comes back will pass quickly has they have done.. And also the internship we will pray God willing will also come to pass.
Thanks so much for sharing,
Hugs and prayer,s
Shaz in Oz.x

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Anita in France said...

Such fun and fabulous St Patrick's Day cards, Brenda ... your family will be thrilled to get them! Lovely to hear about those special moments you have with your son ... I do hope the internship works out for him ... I'll keep him in my prayers that it does! Good news you're able to get about and your foot is on the mend ... hope it's not long before it's as good as new! Hugs, Anita :)

moknowsall said...

hi Brenda. I love reading your stories. Some are sad, but some are beautiful, like when you talk about your son telling you about his day. I wish my son did that. I don't know when it will get easier, you both meant so much to each other, just knowing the memories and love that you have for your husband is forever is wonderful.

Love your St. Patrick's Day cards, I agree, if you are going to make one, it's easy to make a lot of them. The designing is the hard part. Happy St. Patrick's Day.


Darnell said...

I saw the first post and this one, Brenda, and I love all these sensational St. Patty's Day cards! You were on a roll and each one is awesome! I'm so glad to hear your foot is better! I've been worried about that. And it's good to see you so crafty! It won't be long now and your best buddy will be home for the summer!! Take care and continued healing! Love and Hugs, Auntie

D- said...

Thanks for sharing your wonderful cards.
Crafty hugs,