Monday, November 15, 2021

A Christmas Make

Hello my crafty friends, I hope everyone is doing well. It is windy and blustery here, but on Wednesday and Thursday we are to be back in the 60's, then back down to the 40's. I really dislike the weather temp swings back and forth. My body just can't adjust. 

I have a Christmas make for you today. Will have more, but will start with this one. Lots of makes happening here, but I am slow! Should be farther along than I am. Oh well...hopefully I get everything done in time. This is a wood round that I did. I used vinyl instead of a stencil, but will be stenciling some too. I hope you like it, the angle isn't the best. I should have hung it up and took my photo. Oh get the gist! I stained my wood round, then taped it off in the center to paint the red and white, painted the white rustic on purpose. Went around distressing the edges with Waverly antiquing wax. Cut my sentiment with my Cricut and placed on, made my bows and placed some greenery and the pinecone under the bow. Sorry the angle is making it look weird. Lesson learned! Easy peasy!

Thank you for stopping by and visiting me in this busy time of year that is only going to get busier! I appreciate your comments, they always bring me joy when I read them as you all are so kind. I hope the sun is shining where you are! Stay warm if it is cold, stay cool if it is hot where you are. 

Crafty Hugs,

Card Recipe:
Cricut Design Space
Cricut Joy
vinyl snippets
Waverly chalk paint
ribbons-came with the wood rounds
Dollar Tree for the greens/pinecone/berries

Monday, November 8, 2021

The Same....But Different

Hello crafty friends, I'm sorry I haven't been around to visit in a while again. Life was busy and I wound up in the ER with kidney stones. They were going to keep me and I was so surprised! They were worried about sepsis as white blood cells or something was high in the urine. Anyway, after a rough time of it with being sick from the pain and then the pain meds, they gave me a bag of antibiotics and decided to let me go home late in the evening My male nurse told me to get my butt in the recliner and not to move. I was given strict instructions on what to watch for and if I had any of the symptoms to get my butt up to the hospital where the urologist was on duty.  Which was over an hour away. Bret ended up sleeping on the living room floor on his air mattress to keep an eye on me all night. If I moved, he was asking me questions. So thankful for him. Anyway, I got through the weekend without incident. Just took it easy, had no choice as I was to doped up to do much of anything else and took my pill form antibiotics and Flomax as Bret reminded me to do so. Have pain and nausea pills if I need them, so thankful that I haven't needed them. Pain meds just make me sicker than a dog. But have another 4 stones to go so I won't say it too loud!! 

So made these cards the other week. I thought they were pretty cool looking as well as fun and enjoyed making them. Always good to be able to add birthday cards to the stash! My favorite one is the red and black one, but I do like all the color combos and would like to do more sometime. I did some scoring at the bottom, but it isn't showing up since I took a photo of all the cards together. Used snippets as well for the scallop background and the white background that the birthday was drawn on, so will try and link to the Snippet Playground Challenge. Aren't they fun?!  I used my Cricut and markers to make these cards. The design and file came from The Bearded Housewife. Nick is such a great guy and has a fun blog with lots of free files. 

I hope to be by some this week to visit. Please be patient with me as I navigate my gift making and all the other stuff that needs to be done before the holidays. As well as try and rid this body of these stones and keep myself healthy.  As always, your comments bring sunshine to my life. I know you are busy too, so that makes your comments all the more special to me!

Crafty Hugs,

Card Recipe:
Cricut Joy
Design Space
Cricut Joy Markers

Friday, October 29, 2021

Rudolph Challenge

Hello my crafty friends, I sure hope the sun is shinning where you are. It is a dark, rain dumping, extremely windy day here. Very raw out. Yesterday was so beautiful, sunny and not warm, but not cool either. Just a hint of crisp in the air. I guess it was the sun that made it feel so nice with temps in the low to mid 60's. 

I took a pause from Christmas gift making to make a card for the Rudolph Challenge. I haven't played in so long, I don't play much in challenges because mostly I forget about them and then they are over. lol I've tried writing down the challenge and date to close, but then forget I wrote it down. Anyone else as bad as me?! No, ok.....even Bret is worried about me. haha. 

Maureen is honoring Kath, a blogger who recently passed away by adding a twist of paper piecing since Kath paper pieced a lot. So if you do paper piecing, she had an extra gift in honor of Kath. I'm not playing for the price, God knows I have enough crafty goodness to last me forever. I love how paper piecing looks, but rarely do it so I thought this was a great time to make a Christmas paper pieced card. As usual, it didn't come out as well as it did in my head, and while I don't love it, I don't hate this card either. But I do have a lot of ink where it doesn't belong! Rudolph's face, on the white part of my card, etc. I think it came from the stamped glittered cardstock, the ink had a hard time drying on it. I should have used Stazon, hindsight! 

So while this card isn't perfect and didn't turn out like I "saw" it in my head, I think it is still cute. So I think this will be a grandchild card. lol They don't notice your mistakes! I also am going to enter this into the Snippets Playground (Ruby's Memory) and NBUS challenges. 

Thank you for stopping by today and visiting with me. Your comments always bring rays of sunshine to my day. If I haven't been by to visit you,  I should be soon. 

Crafty hugs,

Card Recipe:

Maymay Made It-Santa's Stuck, Again! stamp set NBUS
AliExpress-House Dies NBUS
Dress My Craft-Rectangle dies
Viva Pearl Pen in White
Red Stickles
Cheap Dollar Tree white chalk marker for the "grout" of the chimney

Saturday, October 23, 2021

CAS Christmas Challenge

Hello my friends, it's been a while again. I've been crafty, just not with anything that I can show at the moment. Working on Christmas gifts. Time just seems to fly by me. I can't believe October will be over in a little over a week. 

Skating in for the CAS Christmas Challenge. I think it closes tomorrow! The theme was red and gray, so many beautiful cards in the challenge. Mine was pretty simple...almost probably doesn't even count! I did a print and cut of a beautiful watercolor babyish penguin. Is this little one just not the cutest? It was a digital image from Creative Fabrica. I fell in love with the images so much, so many to chose from too. So here is my little red and gray cas card.

I have been behind on commenting and will never catch up, so just been coming by and trying to do a little commenting. If I haven't gotten to you yet, I should be by soon. Thank you as always, for stopping by my neck of the world and seeing what I'm up too. Your comments always make my days sunny! 

Also entering my card into the NBUS Challenge as my digital image collection is new. 

Card Recipe:
Penguin digital collection from Creative Fabrica
Sentiment is computer generated
Snow is Viva pearl pen
Cricut to cut out my circle

Monday, September 13, 2021

CAS Christmas Plaid Challenge

Hello my crafty friends, I hope this Monday is off to a great start and that you had a good weekend. It was definitely an emotional weekend with the 9/11 20th anniversary. It seems like just yesterday and not 20 years later. I was weepy as I watched some of the specials and relived that day myself. My son, in the military already and trying to get in touch with him (thankfully he got into touch with me), my other son's in school scared, me offering to come get them but they decided to stick it out. Bret almost missing the bus for Kindergarten because I was glued to the TV after Dwayne called me from work and told me to turn it on because a plane flew into one of the World Trade Center buildings and they think it was on purpose. It was a terrible day for us Americans, but also a day where everyone came together. I pray no country has to go through something like this again, but I have my doubts. I know I will never forget that day or the lives lost. Or the change to my world as my 19 year old deploys soon after 9/11. A day that changed everyone. Dwayne and I kept the TV on all night long because Lance said he was "going away" for a while. Of course we knew exactly what he meant! I will never forget running into the bathroom as Dwayne was showering and said, "The war has begun!" when it was announced on TV. Chilling to us both as we knew Lance was already there. Yes, an emotional time for everyone in this country. Never Forget!

I love plaids, who doesn't right?! So I had to play along with CAS Christmas as they are asking to see plaids. Again, just a really simple card, but I love it. My little silhouettes of the tree's don't show well in the photo, but in real life it does. 

As always, I thank you for taking time from your busy schedule to stop by and visit me. Your comments always bring a ray of sunshine to my life and if I haven't been by to see you, I will be soon. Have a wonderful week!

Crafty hugs,

Card Recipe:

Gnome-Simon Says Stamps-NBUS
Plaid paper-Paper Studio @ Hobby Lobby
Snowy mat-AliExpress
Hill/snow-My Creative Time
Trees/sentiment-SU Happy Scene's-NBUS

Wednesday, September 8, 2021

First Craft Since July 7th

Hello my crafty friends, I hope your hump day is off to a good start. I'm still riding the struggle bus here, but I have noticed that my leg/knee is getting stronger as it no longer trembles when I drive and have to hold the brake. Now I just need to get the inflammation out. I try and go without meds, but there are times when they just have to be taken to be able to move. Such as life!

Anyway, I am trying to get motivated again with getting crafty. So I decided I would spruce up my Kindle faux leather cover with some HTV. The front and back is where I placed the HTV, the inside cover I just used adhesive back vinyl so I can take it off if I want too. I love how it turned out as I've loved books since 4th grade when I found out I could escape my abusive life through books. I used to could watch a movie and read a book at the same time and know what was going on in both, that sadly isn't the case anymore! But I still love reading so thought my Kindle Cover should show it. Front and back cover are premade designs in my Design Space, the inside cover is from another place. Edited to add that I still love physical books and do read them too. My Kindle goes on trips with me and out to the pool because it is waterproof, a wet swimsuit doesn't hurt it or floating in the pool on my float I don't have to worry about wetting the "pages". I also collect certain physical books, mainly ones on Elvis Presley since I'm a big fan of the man, not just the performer. But I have some favorites that I just can't get rid of. Other's I pass on to other people or put in a book share place. 

Front Cover, put my name in gold foil.

Back cover

                                                               Inside Cover

Hoping to work on a challenge card next. Having a hard time jump starting my leg and mojo! lol As always I want to thank you for taking time from your busy schedule to visit with me. I appreciate you and your sweet comments. They truly make my day! If I haven't been by, I will be by before long. Enjoy your week, we've had glorious weather but today it is humid and hot but not supposed to stay. 

Crafty hugs, 

Card Recipe:

Design Space
Mini Heat Press
Adhesive Vinyl

Friday, September 3, 2021

Knee Update and Cards

Hello my crafty friends, long time again since I've posted. I kind of feel down a rabbit hole with Netflix and with being more mobile the last few weeks, I was up a little more moving around. Then I had my last appointment on Aug. 24th. Doc released me! Yay!!! So now I have spent this last week and a half trying to get this leg/knee working right. I think it is going to take some time to build the strength and my stamina back up to where it was. I am so thankful to be mobile again with my own two feet though! Some days, it goes good and other days don't, but I will get there eventually. I am also trying to catch up on house cleaning as Bret only did a tiny bit of that. lol So I do a little and rest a little. Again, will eventually get there too. 

I have two cards that are old and never got posted, so thought I would share them. Of course they are simple and not much to them. Here is the first one, just some stenciling and fussy cutting. Just a very CAS card. 

This second one is a complete CASE using my Cricut, and the print and cut feature on speech bubble. I CASED it from Faith over at Daffodil Cards and although I couldn't find her card on her blog, I am pretty sure it was her I CASED. Let me know Faith, if it wasn't you. I CASED someone! lol  Edited to add Faith's card, she attached the link in her comment below, so go see her card here. She thinks mine is better, but I beg to differ!

Well that is it for me. I thank you for stopping by and seeing what I've been up to. I hope to get back to making cards and crafts soon. As always, your comments make my day and make me smile! 

Crafty hugs,

Card Recipe:
My Cricut for the toilet paper card
Don't know who make the stencils at this time

Sunday, August 8, 2021

Buzzin' By....

Hello my crafty friends, I hope your weekend was a good one. Bret had a little get away weekend, so I was on my own with the pups for the first time since this whole ordeal with my knee. We did well and it sure helped that I could put some weight on my leg. Of course the transport chair always comes in handy for letting them out and getting my simple meals. 

 Back with two bee cards made back in early summer, still using the digital papers I printed out a few years ago. Such pretty papers, so using up every piece I can, these are all snippets, except for the card bases. Stamped and colored my bee's and die cut some cute flowers to use. I even dug out some border punches to use which I haven't used in a long time. Love them, but you know how you go in spurts with crafty supplies!. What's old is new again! lol 

Card Recipe:

Nitwit Digital Collection:  Bee-lightful for the digital paper
My Creative Time: for the bees and flowers, sentiment mat and I think the sentiment
Martha Steward border heart punch
Fiskars border scallop punch
Spellbinders Hemline Stitch circle die

Tuesday, August 3, 2021

Holographic Birthday Card

Hello crafty friends, I hope you had a great weekend so far. I went to the doctor today and I'm happy to report that doc took my brace off and I don't have to wear it anymore! Nothing shifted or got worse, the fracture is healing! I can start putting a little bit of weight on my leg with the use of the walker, but if it starts hurting, then I must stop. He was happy with my range of motion, so no physical therapy either! I go get new x-rays and see doc in three weeks. After that I'm thinking I should be good to go, but will just need to be careful not to refracture it. Blessed!!!!

I used my Cricut Joy to make a premade card design again for a birthday card-it was a while back, but never posted this card. I love the design and I love the silver holographic paper I used for the background. Look at the rainbow of colors! So fun, but so simple and easy to make. Took only minutes to cut out and put together. One can always add extra stamping or whatever on the outside or inside to dress it up more. I kept it plain on the outside as I thought the design was enough with the holographic paper on the outside. These pre-designed cards are fun to make, but also make it easy for when you need a fast card for an event or a birthday that you realized a little bit late! I know my card base looks half white in the photo, but it was a soft pastel pink, the light must have washed it out. 

Well that's it, just a simple card from me, but then again all things I do are simple. I thank you, as always, for stopping by and visiting with me a spell. I know your lives are busy as well, so that makes your visit even more special. If I haven't been by to see you, I will be shortly. 

Crafty hugs,

Card Recipe:

Cricut Design Space
Cricut Joy
Cricut Card Pack

Thursday, July 22, 2021

Infusible Ink Mug Gift

Hello my crafty friends, I hope this has been a great week for you. I am still sitting here in my recliner. I've been exercising my leg without the brace like the doctor wants me to do. I can tell it is healing, although I still a ways to go. But, am moving forward!

I have the last gift that I made for my friend. It is a coffee mug made with Infusible Ink from Cricut again. So the design will never come off in the dishwasher and such. I was pleased with how it came out! The design wraps all the way around each side of the handle. So the design will be seen by her and other's no matter how she holds her mug. Place my friend's first name initial in the center of the circle. It was my first mug, but it definitely won't be my last mug with Infusible Inks and the Cricut Mug Press. So that was it for my gifts to my friend. I see many mug gifts in the future! I hope you like it too, it was fun to make!

As always, I thank you for stopping by to visit me for a spell. It's always nice to see friendly faces visit and your comments always bring sunshine to my day, especially now while I'm recuperating! If I haven't been around to see you, I will be soon. 

Crafty hugs,

Card Recipe:

Cricut Design Space
Cricut Infusible Ink sheet
Cricut Mug Press

Tuesday, July 13, 2021

Cricut Infusible Ink Pillows (Sublimation)

Hello my crafty friends, I have an update for you. I saw the Orthopedic doctor today, he was a great doctor and I really liked him. Bret did too. He started out wanting a CAT scan, but after he found out I didn't have any health insurance, he said it was ok, we didn't need to do it. Then he showed me the x-ray and where my knee was fractured. He said when my leg twisted, the top knee bone acted like a log splitter, coming down with such force that it fractured the bottom bone. Good news is that I don't need surgery if...I keep my weight totally off it. That is a must if I want to stay surgery free. He also said I could take the leg brace off when sitting and exercise my leg, bending the knee back and forth to help keep blood clots from forming. Also he wants me to take a full strength aspirin in instead of my baby aspirin I take every evening. He told me where to go for good, but cheap x-rays, so will do them in 2 weeks and see him again too in 2 weeks as well. We will see how things look then. So...I plan on staying in my seat as much as possible to make sure I don't damage this knee any farther. 

I have 2 pillows (covers) I made for my friend as part of her gift to go with the flag. I used Cricut's Infusible Inks on them in black. Infusible Ink is Cricut's way of sublimation. I would so love a sublimation printer, especially the Sawgrass, but that definitely isn't in my budget and especially not now! The design will never wash off or peel off, which is perfect. She loved them, which made me happy. My friend teaches Jazzercise and owns the building, so I wanted to remind her unwind and relax, so that is what I put on the pillows. Simple in design so it would not clash with her decorating style. I have one more small gift I gave her that I will save for another time. 

As always, thanks for stopping by and visiting with me a spell. You always make my day and your comments brighten my day as well. Especially now since I'm on quarantine once again. lol It's really hot here this week, so I'm really missing the pool too! Anyway, if I haven't been by to see you, I will be soon. 

Crafty hugs,

Card Recipe:

Cricut Design Space
Cricut machine
Infusible Ink in black
Cricut Easy Press 2
18 x 18 Cricut pillow covers
Pillows for stuffing in the covers from JoAnns (pillow inserts were really expensive, so I got a light colored decorated pillow that was white on the backside. They were on sale and then another friend didn't see anything to use her coupon on so she gave it to me and I got even more off of them. So I want to make my other friend something once I'm back on my feet again.)

Sunday, July 11, 2021

Garden Flag

Hello my crafty friends, hope your Sunday has been a good one or that your Monday is off to a good start depending on where you are in this small world. Things are going pretty good here. I'm getting better at the walker and the smaller leg brace is working wonderfully. Much more comfortable or as comfortable as a leg brace can be. 

This garden flag (got them from Amazon) I made as one of the gifts I gave my friend whom I made the card for in the last post. I put her town, our state, and her last name on it with glitter iron on black vinyl. You can just barely make out the glitter. I am please with how it turned out. I seen the idea on Pinterest, so it is not my own. I want to make two flags for myself, one for by the pool area and one for up by the house. So hoping that when I'm able I can mine made. I'm just glad that I got her stuff made before my mishap. 

As always, thanks for stopping by and visiting a spell. It's always good to see your smiling faces. Your comments always bring much joy to my life. If I haven't been by yet, I will be by soon. 

Crafty hugs,

Card Recipe:
Cricut Design Space
Cricut Maker
Easy Press Heat Press

Thursday, July 8, 2021

Pop Out Z fold Card

Hello my crafty friends, I hope your 4th of July weekend was a nice one. We had a laid back one here. Went to one of my sons for a small cook out on Saturday, then Bret and I just cooked out burgers and dogs on the grill Sunday. So nice and laid back until Bret went back to work on Tuesday.

I have a card for you today. I learned out to make it from Mary over at Cardz TV. I was going to
put everything I did in this post that went with this card. But....I am laid up for the next 4 to 8 weeks, so thought I would spread them out in future posts as I won't be getting crafty for some time. In a leg brace and using a walker because I'm not to put any weight on my leg. I slipped in the bathroom after showering on Thursday and twisted my knee. It was ok for the most part, and I limped a bit, but went on with my morning to get my friend and go have lunch to celebrate her birthday. Drove us in to the diner, all was good...until it wasn't. Moving my leg under the table got very painful. Then I couldn't walk out to leave. My friend and another lady got me out to the car and in. My friend drove me home and got me settled with an ice bag, Ibuprofen and got the dogs out to the bathroom. Then she took my car home. Had to call her back over, she just lives down the street from me, because I had to go to the bathroom and couldn't get there on my own. She stayed as Bret was on his way home to take me to the ER. They got me in the car and off we went. Fun, fun, fun! So this is a birthday card for my dear friend that made the quilts out of my late husband's clothing. She is such a sweetheart and so good to me. She loved it, she thinks I'm so good. I'm not, there are always mistakes in my projects/cards, but I try! Bless her as she loves them anyway. 

I think you can see how it works in this photo. I flips open like a normal card, but also pulls out. If you watch Mary's video, you will see how it works. 

Forgive me if I forget the names of supplies I used, I can't get up and go look them up. As always, thank you for stopping by and visiting with me a spell. It was a busy week, so I will be catching up with all of you soon too since that is all I can do. I wobble to the bathroom and back out with this dang walker. It's hilarious and wears me out! The leg brace is way to long for me, so Bret ordered me a smaller one to fit my height. Can't wait for that one to come as I think it will be easier to wear. He took a personal day to stay home with him and will take me to future appointments. Poor guy! I will have to make an appointment with the Ortho doctor and see where we go from here. Hopefully, it will be just the brace and all will be well. 

Crafty hugs,

Card Recipe:
Cricut - daisies, scallop circle, and scallop border
Design Space
Spellbinder dies for the cut out circles
Gina K stamp set that went with the Wreath builder I think for the sentiment
Plaids, not sure where they came from

Wednesday, June 30, 2021

CAS Birthday Card

Hold on to your hat, I'm posting again! Been working on different projects in between pool time. It's been so hot, that we haven't been going out to the pool until early evening, staying out until about 10 pm as the water is so warm. It feels good in the evening though after the temps drop some with a slight breeze. In this photo, Bret just put in the "pool boy" to vacuum the pool before we went in. It stops when done and turns off, then we can just lift it out. Isn't the sky beautiful?! That's what I was taking a photo of and poor Bret just happened to be in the photo as I snapped it. I loved how the sky went from a dark blue to a light blue back where the sun had set. It was a beautiful evening for sure!

Well onto my simple, CAS card. I needed another birthday card and I used some washi tape flowers that a sweet friend sent to me. Thank you sweet friend! So you see how simple this card is, but I think it turned out so pretty. Sorry for the glare, it was super sunny. 

As always, thank you for stopping by and visiting with me a spell. Your comments always bring sunshine to my day and I appreciate you so much! I will be by to visit you soon as well. Our heat wave is breaking tomorrow, so that will be welcomed, but then goes back up for next week. I know it isn't as high as the west coast, but still stinkin' hot with the humidity. I swear we are getting as humid as the south anymore. So stay cool where ever you are or come join me at the pool!

Crafty hugs,

Card Recipe:

Spellbinders Hem stitched dies
My Creative Time Wow So Many Candles stamp set for the Wish Big and inside sentiment
Altenew die cut washi-I think, gifted to me
Purple snippets from my snippets mountain, so I think I will join in the Snippets Playground

Friday, June 25, 2021

A Painted Wood Project

Hello my crafty friends, hope your weekend if off to a great start! We had lovely weather this week, but will be going back up to hot temps on Saturday, which is ok by me as that means pool time. We added Edison lights around the pool, so it will be nice swimming in the evening hours.

While Bret had to work from home because he had Covid, I worked on a painting project. Mama Dares to DIY was selling some laser cut items and I fell in love with her truck one. So I ordered it-yep, I splurged and got it. Then I started painting it. So now I want to share it with you. It was a labor of love and I am pretty please at how it turned out.  I have it on a shelf, but would love to place it in a tiered tray when I get one. I keep missing them at the Target Bullseye spot. Dang it! lol Anyway here is my project in all it's glory.

Here's the truck. My late husband had a green truck when we first met and was dating. So I painted this one green. I have a Hobby Lobby red truck that was gifted to me for his last truck, a red one. You could pick what you wanted on the license plate, and this is what I chose since my journey changed with his passing. Not sure why the photo is blurry looking. Sorry about that! 

All the accessories that can be placed in the truck bed.

And here it is ready for 4th of July!

I hope you enjoyed my little painting project. It took me quite a while to paint all of these. But I sure enjoyed doing it. I used to paint ceramics and I've missed painting, so this kind of took me back to those days, only it was flat objects.

As always, I thank you for stopping by and visiting with me for a spell. Your comments always bring sunshine to my day and I appreciate you all so much. I will be by to see you soon as well. 

Crafty Hugs,

Card Recipe:
Arteza Acrylic paint pens
Arteza Acrylic Outdoor paint
Zig Real Brush Watercolor Pens

Thursday, June 24, 2021

Follow It

Hi my crafty friends! As you all know we are losing the notifications by email with Blogger. I'm not savvy with this stuff, but I did manage to get Follow It installed on my side bar. If you would like to keep following me, please sign up using the form on the side bar. Hopefully I've did it right and you will get notifications from me using that!

Thank you for continuing to follow me, I appreciate it and you!

Crafty hugs,

Card Recipe:

Wednesday, June 23, 2021

Birthday Cupcakes

Hello my crafty friend8nday, then storms came through and brought our temps down low. We didn't even get out of the low 60's on Tuesday with the rain continuing. Today, it was beautiful out though. Nice and sunny, but temps only reach the low 70's. Tomorrow is supposed to be a repeat, then back to hot again. I guess the whole summer is going to go this way. lol 

I made a slimline birthday card. You know I am not a good watercolor but I like trying so I keep trying to get better. I don't but maybe one day it will click or someone will tell me what I'm doing wrong. I used some digital paper I printed and  had left over from other projects for my "wallpaper". Stamped my cupcakes and watercolored them and the cupcake stands and fussy cut the out. Punched a "table" for them to sit on and to add my second sentiment on. Even though I'm not good at watercoloring, I think the card still came out cute. 

As always, I thank you for visiting with me for a spell. Your comments always make my day and I appreciate you all so much. I will be by to visit you as well soon. 

Crafty hugs,

Card Recipe:

Close to my Heart: Cutie Pie stamp set-it was a stamp of the month years ago
My Creative Time stamp set: Wow, So Many Candles
Stampin Up scallop punch
Zigs/Arteza Real Brush Watercolors
Homemade enamel dots-small ones
Nitwit Digital Collection-Bee-lightful for the "wallpaper"

Monday, June 14, 2021

Simple Birthday Cards

Goodness, I've been gone for a long time! Sorry about that, it got a little crazy here. Bret contracted Covid from work. Was sent home to work and to get tested, we didn't realize yet he had Covid. He test and it was positive. So he had to work from home for 2 weeks. Everyone was worried about me, but I wasn't. I just had a peace about it plus I was fully vaccinated for over 2 months so I felt I was protected. And I was. 10 out of 12 employees in his department got Covid. Yikes! His boss had no symptoms and that is where they think the spread really came from. I mean, if you have no symptoms how would you know?! Bret faired well, he only had some minor symptoms thankfully. He lost his smell and taste on certain things for about half a day. Other than that, he felt fine. But then when he was outside with the dogs walking back the yard, he would get out of breath easily. That has finally gone and he is good. Then we started laying landscaping fabric down. Got someone to cut the bushes and the 3 guys spread the mulch. I helped Bret haul 3 wheel barrels of left over mulch to the back of the garage. I didn't do as much work as the guys did, but I was exhausted. Plus I sprayed for weeds several times. We are still filling in with mulch in less filled in areas, hanging lights around the pool and just working outside. Oh and mowing, lots of mowing I have been doing. Then my back locked up on me, so I'm trying to take it easy so that can heal up. Bret said it is from doing to much, maybe....But he did the most of the work! I'm getting to be a candy butt! lol

But I'm back with a couple of Cricut birthday cards. I needed some quick ones as we were so busy, so Cricut to the rescue. I hope to be back to commenting regularly better, but outside chores are still calling, so I will do my best.  Here are my simple but I think cute Cricut cards:

I colored the flames on this card with my Ziggies/Arteza Real Brush Pens The cut out flames are black because I chose to do a black panel behind. Three of the candles are drawn on with a pen by the Cricut Joy and it wrote the sentiment as well for me. Love the black and white with the touch of color.

This cute lama card was for Dwayne's uncle. I just thought it was funny and thought he
would get a kick out of it. He did. 

Well that is it for me. I hope you enjoy these simple little cards. I hope to post a bit more now, we will see how it goes. Life does get in the way doesn't it?!! Plus it is summer and the dogs want to be outside all the time. So I take them out often and play ball with them. Anyway, thanks for stopping by and I hope to be by to see you too. You guys are always so patient with my sporadic posting and commenting.  I appreciate that!

Crafty hugs,

Card Recipe:

Cricut Joy
Design Space
Zig/Arteza Real Clean Brush Pens
Lama card colorful panel is from a SU paper pad, sorry I don't know the name

Tuesday, April 6, 2021

Easter Shirts for the Grands

Hello my crafty friends, I hope everyone had a great Easter with many blessings. We had a nice, low keyed one here. I cleaned and cooked. Wore myself out as I had been sick a few days before. So Monday was a rest day for me! 

I made some shirts for the newest grand and her sister to place in their Easter baskets. I chose my designs and then cut them out of HTV. Got them iron on and was done. I did mess up on the ears of the bunny for the oldest sister, but I don't think she will care or even notice. It bugs me, but not enough to recut the insides of the ear again. lol Call me lazy or thrifty. lol

Mowing season has started and Bret has already mowed twice. He just said he would mow, so I didn't question it as I know it won't last. lol As always, thank you for taking time out of your busy schedule to visit me. Your comments always bring rays of sunshine to my day! 

Crafty hugs,

Card Recipe:
Design Space Images
Easy Press Mini
HTV from different vendors

Tuesday, March 23, 2021

Twofer Challenge

Hello my crafty friends, I hope you have been having as nice weather as I am having. Rain tomorrow though, but I'm ok with that since the temps are staying up too. 

I'm skating in by the skin of my teeth here for the Twofer Challenge which is "your choice". I must say I thought it was even harder not having a prompt word. lol I guess I need to be told what to do! So here are my Twofer's. Simple, quick and easy. I used the palm branches on both of my cards, but thought they looked like feather's too. So that is how I went with it. I have to apologize for the photo's looking so blurry. Not sure why as my original's aren't. Must have happened in the photo editing. 

                                     This is a one layer card, I don't do one layer very often!

So that's it. Just two very simple cards. I did try to make the feather look like it was floating downward, but didn't succeed with that. lol Maybe it doesn't make as good of a feather as I thought! Or maybe, probably, it is human error. 

As always I thank you for taking time from your busy schedule to stop by and visit with me a spell. I always enjoy your visit and they always bring much sunshine to my life.

Crafty hugs,

Card Recipe:
Jesus, palm branches & Sentiment: Maymay Made It Stamps "He's Alive"
Wow Platinum embossing powder
Thinking of you: Maymay Made It " From All of Us"
Black Paper from Paper Studio, Hobby Lobby