Saturday, July 20, 2019

Twofer Challenge-Garden

Hello my crafty friends, I hope this Saturday finds you all well and staying cool. It's a hot one out there across most of the country. But the end is in least for us come Monday. Tuesday through Friday is supposed to be low humidity/dew points and temps of 84! That will feel lovely to throw open the windows and doors! 

I wanted to join in the the Twofer Challenge that is garden themed this month. I love my first card, not so much the second card. But it is made so I will go with it. I did print out two each of the sentiments, so I will change things up on the second cards. I used a NBUS stamp set that I've had for ages. I only used the sweet fruit from it with the except of the pears, which I wish I would have used, just wasn't thinking clearly. Again, I will change things up for the second ones I make here soon. I started out printing my sentiments and then built my cards from there by doing my stamping and coloring. No fancy coloring (not that I do fancy) as my markers are drying out and I need to buy refills for them, but that will have to wait. I think I will try water coloring with my distress inks for the next cards. We will see how that goes, or else use my Zig's/Arteza's. Again, will see how that goes.

I want to take the time to thank you for stopping by and visiting with me for a spell. Your comments always bring so much sunshine and joy into my life. I will be by to visit you soon as well! 

Crafty hugs,

Card Recipe:

My Creative Time-Berry Special stamps & dies-NBUS
Cricut & Design Space
Bic, Sharpies, Spectrum Noir markers to color

Friday, July 19, 2019

Buzz, Buzz....

Hello my crafty friends! I have a few cards to share today. Trying to get back in the swing of blogging a little bit once again. So one day I wanted to make a few birthday cards. Saw some papers I had printed a while back and had snippets of. Such pretty paper and so summery so I thought lets get some card sketches and make some birthday cards using this paper. Here is what I made. As always the recipe of what I used will be at the bottom of this post. 

As always, I appreciate you stopping by and visiting with me for spell, especially since I have been out of blogland for so long. Your comments always bring sunshine to my life and I appreciate you all so much! I know I have been sporadic with commenting-trying to get things done around the house, but the fall also made my Lupus flare and I get tired so easily. Just haven't gotten my stamina back so to speak. So hopefully once I get that settled back down I can do more commenting. Hope to be by soon!

Crafty hugs,

Card Recipe:

printed paper from a Nitwit Digital collection
bees, beehive and some sentiments-My Creative Time-Bee Happy and Stitched Bees & Beehive dies
honey comb-My Creative Time-Stitched Honey Comb dies
Bic markers to color my bee's, along with a blender pen on the wings (the blending shows in real life so much better than in the photo's)
Nuvo Sparkle pen for some sparkle on the wings

Tuesday, July 16, 2019

Finally Back With a Project!

Hello crafty friends, long time no blog! It has been a struggle for me since the Friday of Memorial weekend. I had a fall that broke front ribs and back ribs. Was out of commission for quite a while. Bret took a family emergency day that Friday morning as it happened before he left for work. Since it was a long weekend for him, I was hoping I would be ok once he went back to work on Tuesday. When Tuesday came around, it was plain to see that I wasn't going to be able to care for the dogs. So he worked from home the whole week. So thankful for him and his job that he was able to work from home. He was going to take vacation days instead and then decided to just work from home. So he took care of the dogs and me, cause it hurt to just to sit, and definitely move. Now I'm doing so much better, but sure took a long time to heal. I can still feel a back rib, especially when I lay down in bed or turn a certain way and a front rib will bother me from time to time. So still have a way to go. I might not ever be back to normal though, broke these ribs to many times. 5 times total, 4 times in the last two years. If I don't start being more careful, it will be a walker for me! And I don't want that, not at the age of 59!

Anyway, I did a little crafting. Some before my fall and some just the other day. Sharing the cute mason jar tissue holders that I have made today. I have made 5 of them so far, two have already been given away and I forgot to get photo's of them. But I have the other three. Just used some chalk spray paint and a black spray paint on some of the lids, not all of them though. Kept some the gold color and just wrapped twine on the gold lids that I got  from the Dollar Tree. Then using my Cricut and some black vinyl, put my design on. I am making more of them, spray painting when it isn't to windy outside. These make cute gifts and a great little hostess gift. I love making them! I have been sticking to a white/black/gold color combo because I figure they will go with any color of decor, but they would be so pretty in other colors of chalk paint as well. These have been hugely popular all over blogland and Pinterest. So far they have been well received as gifts as well. 

Now if you are squeamish, don't look at these photos of my fall. I will leave you with my lovely bruised body of the day of the fall, it got uglier and took a month for the bruising to leave. But it was the ribs that was the worst for wear!

Card Recipe:

twine from the Dollar Tree
"writing free" mason jars from WalMart
chalk spray paint-can get from WalMart/ACMoore, etc...Got mine at ACMoore
black spray paint-Dollar General-can get anywhere
flower is from My Creative Time dies
black vinyl-or color of choice, can also use stickers or if talented hand paint
die cutting machine-I used my Cricut Explore and Design Space
some little enamel accents-optional