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