Thursday, December 25, 2014

I want to wish all the internet blogger friends a very Merry Christmas. I hope you enjoy the day with your family or friends.  It has been a wonderful year and we are blessed with a loving family and wonderful friends. This is my Christmas card this year.  Be kind to one another.

Monday, December 22, 2014

I'm here early this morning because the handy man is coming to fix the light fixture, make the kitchen sink stop leaking and to light my fire. Oh no that's not right. He's coming to light the fireplace. When our new stove was installed, the plumber was checking the gas and told me you don't have to keep that pilot lit all summer in the fireplace, so he turned off the gas. Then when he went to show me how to relight it, it wouldn't come back on! I'm hoping he can fix that as we always have a fire on Christmas.

Today is another first for me. I printed Olaf from the internet and made a card for my grandson. It is simple, just the picture and I added some stickles on his side. I tried little black buttons over his chest and tummy but it just didn't look right, so he is just plain. How easy and I love how it turned out. Just printed it, trimmed it, mounted on white cardstock and then the dark blue paper.  I think I could learn to do digital.

I think it's okay to say my beautiful inspiration card from my previous post is from Darnell. She makes the best cards and is so much fun. If you don't know her, go visit I promise you will love her blog and have a laugh everytime you visit.

Be kind to one another.

Friday, December 19, 2014

I've been so good at getting busy in the morning and getting things done. It's amazing how productive I can really be! I am falling behind on blog reading but once the holidays are over things should be back to normal without so much extra to do. I was cleaning my new glasses Thursday and one of the lenses fell out in my hand. So I went over and she tightened it up and asked if my glasses were made there. I told her yes and she said they have to remake them. The frame is too big for the lens. Another two weeks without them. I will take them in after Christmas. The balast in my kitchen light fixture went out and I have no light over the sink and stove. I would like to say I really can't cook in there but that would be pushing it. I'm using the little light over the sink and will call an electrician Monday. I'm waiting with bated breath to see what the third thing will be.

I received this darling shaker card for Christmas from one of my online friends and it inspired me to try one myself.

When we were at the neuro office they had Frozen stickers for the kids. I took one and decided to make my shaker with that. My friends' card has a raised circle on the front of snowflake embossed fun circle paper. I'd never seen one done like that before and I'm in awe. She embossed the sentiment with the most beautiful turquoise embossing powder. I just did mine the way I've seen it done in online videos. I like the way it turned out and I'm more confident to try it again. I hope my granddaughter likes it.  It has been so overcast here for the last week it has been hard to take a decent picture of cards. Be kind to one another.

Sunday, December 14, 2014

I am completely losing it. Today, under 3 rolls of wrapping paper, I found a whole stack of Christmas cards I have not mailed. I made another card for granddaughter this time and messed it up too. Don't push hard on poly clear stamps, they will smoosh. Got the tree up and can't find the topper or skirt. Went to grocery and came home without what I went for. This is not a good sign. On top of buying my son the wrong size pants last week, I am wondering if my mind is tired of thinking.  I looked forever for the remote to the tv and it was next to the keyboard of the computer (where it usually is). Be kind to one another. We may all be taking care of each other in the future!

This is my 2nd messed up card. The word tweetings is all squished.

Edited to add: I forgot to tell you when I went to the grocery I bought frozen lunch sandwiches and several frozen things. I set the bags on the counter when I came home. Then I went in the other room and started something else. The food sat out for at least 20 minutes before I saw it and put it away! Who does that?

Thursday, December 11, 2014

Sung to the tune of "Let it Go" is "I can see, I can see". Well, pretty much.  I noticed this morning that I could not read the fine print of what is excluded on my Kohl's coupon. I am supposed to have 20/20 vision but I don't think that is the case. I can read but it is strange learning to read out of the bottom of the bifocals after using magnifying  glasses for a month.  Thanks for all of your well
wishes for my eyes.

My cards are all mailed and some gifts are purchased. I am going to run out today and see if I can finish up. I already have an exchange! I bought my son (who has been wearing the same size pants since he was living at home many years ago) a 32/34 instead of 34/32. Duh. I've ordered only two gifts online this year and they were things I could not get in the stores. Got the email today that they have both shipped.

I made a Christmas card last night for my grandson with Lawn Fawn stamps but the block must have had red ink on it and it made three little red lines on the card when I was stamping the hearts. I don't know if you can see the red stickles on his scarf but it is pretty irl.  One last swallow of coffee and I am on my way to shop. Be kind to one another.

Sunday, December 7, 2014

I'm on a new schedule and my blogging visits are suffering. I found I wasn't being productive around the house and this is definitely the time of year to be productive. I love to read the blogs as I have my morning coffee. BUT I was running over into lunch! So now I can check email and read a few blogs and when the coffee is done, so am I. At least until laundry and housework is done and anything else that is on the to do list. I've actually started some Christmas shopping and my cards are done. We had two doctor appt. last week and they called Fri. and my glasses are in. I go Monday to pick them up and lunch with a girlfriend I used to work with. I am hoping that is it for the doctors. We have had 20 doctor appt. since Oct. 7th. We hardly had any all year long. I don't really care for condensing them into two months though. Before I jump into Christmas I want to share three cards we received for Thanksgiving from online friends. They are too gorgeous not to share. Be kind to one another.