Sunday, January 15, 2017

Contrary to what you may think, the spider did not carry me off. I took an unintended hiatus from the world for a while. I did have a nice Christmas with my family, I take nothing away from that. This December and New Years turned out to be very hard this year. Last year I didn't even think about Christmas until the week before. I only put the tree up this year because of the grandkids and did very little decorating. Shopped mostly online but did get everything wrapped. I've tried to keep upbeat all month and be excited but it was a struggle. I was maybe a bit depressed somewhat and couldn't get interested in anything. I've hardly been out but the cold weather has something to do with that. I'm not a  shopper, didn't want to go to my friend's for New Years Eve, and haven't wanted to stamp. To tell you how bad it is, I haven't wanted to buy any of the new stamp releases! The only thing I have done is try to keep up with my blogger friends and comment and I wasn't particularily good at that but you guys kept me going. I did enjoy reading about your holidays and seeing all the great Christmas cards made and received.  We lost Bill's cousin the first week of January. She was a wonderful lady and it is so sad to see her pass. Something happened to my knee over Thanksgiving and I have been babying it along. Finally went to the Dr. Tuesday and I have bursitis and tendonitis in both knees. I've been doing my exercises and icing them along with Aleve.

Today I made a card, my first one of the year. It is a Hero Arts Die called Paper Layering Daisy and the happy birthday dies are Clearly Besotted. I used Lawn Fawn plaid paper and added a few sequins. I was trying for the shadow look for the sentiment but it got a liitle off in places. I am so happy to be making a card that I am okay with that. So I'm back and ready to roll. Be kind to one another.

Monday, January 2, 2017

Today I am running errands that I've put off because of the cold. It is suppose to become colder again by Wednesday so today is the day.  I thought I would share Molly's resolution for 2017. It is to watch less TV and read more! Be kind to one another.

Saturday, December 31, 2016

Happy, happy new year to all. I hope your 2017 is filled with love, health, happiness and craftiness. I hope we can all be kind and forgiving. This is a card I made that was on my camera card and had not been loaded in the computer. It is Kaisercraft paper, a SU ornament punch and silver cord and sparkle paper.  Be kind and be safe tonight.

Wednesday, December 28, 2016

I'll be back with a card soon but I wanted to share what was in my craft room last night. This is the biggest spider I have ever seen in my life and I was stunned. I just stood there and so did he. I had my phone in my hand and snapped a picture. Then he got away. I am moving. Be kind to one another.

Sunday, December 25, 2016

Merry Christmas everyone. May your day be filled with love, joy, fun and loved ones as we remember the reason for the season. Everone was here yesterday and, oh my, we had so much fun. Molly and I are getting ready to go to my sons for the day but I wanted to share my last card. This is a Lawn Fawn stamp and sentiment that is inside and says "Merry Christmouse".  Be kind to one another.

Friday, December 23, 2016

I ran to the store this morning to get the cheese for the crack bread that I forgot to get. Oh my, everyone in the city must have been there! All 28 cashiers were open and the lines were so long. I've made five of the dishes we are having today and will finish up the rest tomorrow. Todays card  is more of KaiserCraft paper, a star die cut from gold paper I embossed to match the angels and an angel stamp embossed in gold embossing powder. It was sent to someone who is an angel to me. The picture didn't come out very well.  Be kind to one another and don't stress out about getting everything done.

Thursday, December 22, 2016

Other than cooking, which I will start tomorrow, I am ready to have the family come Christmas Eve. All my running is done, gifts are wrapped and today I will finish the cleaning. The card today is done by letting the paper take center stage. This is from the KaiserCraft paper pad and the punchout in the back of the pack. I love the shine of the paper. I did punch out a scallop circle from glitter paper for the reindeer. It has warmed up to the 30's and 40's so it feels much better here. Be kind to one another.