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