Saturday, May 30, 2020

So sad

My heart hurts for our country. I never thought I would ever see our country in such chaos. The virus and the unrest and uncertainly just causes such pain for all of us.

My heart also hurts for my son and daughter in law. They lost one of their beloved dogs (my granddog). The whole family went to the vet where he had to be put to sleep because of tumors bleeding in his lungs. They all laid on the floor with him and it just brought back those memories of me doing that with Molly. I made this card for them. I used a Scrapping for Less paw print stencil and a die cut dog from my friend, Brenda. I added a shiny red heart from Doodlebug. The verse is from Papertrey Ink.

I have been cleaning out closets and purging. One more to go. I'll be back soon and catch up with everyone's blog. I'm missing you all. Right now I'm hoping the rain will hold off and the launch is a go.  Hopefully I'll be watching it

Be kind to one another.

Wednesday, May 20, 2020


I'm having an issue with shampoo! When I go to wash my hair I squirt a nickel size amount of shampoo in my palm. After I put it in my hair I realize it's not nearly enough! I'm not used to having all this hair and I can't get used to needing more shampoo. Darn this covid! I must be losing it if this is my biggest thing right now. I'm getting ready to make a big trip today. The library is opening up and my books are in. This is as exciting as having a brand new order of stamps in the mail. They are doing a drive through just like the grocery store.

I made this card for my grandson and will enter it in the CAS Watercolour.Challenge. It is an Altenew stamp for the moon and sentiment. The sentiment is embossed and the sky was made with Nuvo Shimmer Powder in Storm Cloud. I sprinkled it on water color paper and spritzed with water until I liked the look. I sponged gray ink over the moon to make it a bit softer.

Be kind to one another.

Monday, May 18, 2020

Hope you're sitting down

because I'm posting another card! Whoo hoo.  I wanted to play in the CAS Christmas Challenge and this is my first Christmas card this year. I used a Tonic die and colored it with Copics. The frame and sentiment are Penny Black and the berries are shiny with glossy accents.

For those who came to the retreat in October I'm sad to announce that Papertrix n Nashville is now closed and looking for a buyer. I have been worried about them because their store is so small. It would be so hard to social distance in there. I am sad for them and hate to see it go.

Be safe, my friends.

Be kind to one another.

Saturday, May 16, 2020


Yes, finally I got back to crafting. It has been a long dry spell and I hope it's over. These are my Twofers for the prompt Flowers this month. I used a Poppy Stamp die  called delightful Daisy for both flowers. I mounted the gold one on my panel embossed with a brick e/f and used a SU sentiment. I don['t know the name of the black die I used on the second card. I used another SU sentiment on that card. I used that e/f an hour ago and I cannot find it! That's kind of what I run into when I go to make a card! Makes me nuts, well, more nuts.

Be kind to one another.

Friday, May 8, 2020

Back on track

My freak out is over. I believe I got so scared is because I'm not used to thinking like what we need to think of now when we go out. Wear mask, use hand sanitizer and stay six feet away. The first time out is traumatizing. I've only been to the grocery to pick up groceries I've ordered online and that's all. Now that I know what to do, I'm okay. Still not going out, though. Thanks for helping me through it, my sweet friends.

To those who ask about the toilet paper card, I cut a plastic straw into 1/2 inch segments , then cut strips of napkins the same width. I put glue on the straw and ends of napkins and glued them and rolled them on the straw. Then a bit of glue on the back of the rolled napkin and attached to card base. They are more for hand delivered cards since they are hard to mail. Edited to add: I found where I saw that card made and hers are so cool.

The card today is one I will share at I used Distress Ink through a Neat and Tangled two piece balloon stencil. Then I used a Simon Says Stamp Falling Hearts stencil over the balloons and a blender pen with Catherine Pooler Fiesta Blue ink to make the little hearts.  The sentiment is Hero Arts. Turns out I'm not good making the streamers and I'm sure there is a stamp for that that I don't have. Or maybe I do, I'll go look.

This challenge is having changes made to it. I love this stencil challenge and it has been fun to play along. The new on will be just as fun so check it out.

Be kind to one another.

Saturday, May 2, 2020

This is long and depressing - you can skip

Yesterday and today we have sunshine and how wonderful to see it. Just going outside and talking to the neighbors is great. I went out this past week and I have to tell you, it freaked me out and I wasn't sure I would ever leave the house again. Went through the drive through to pay my property taxes which seemed like a good thing to do. I wore gloves to open and close the bank drawer and put my stuff in. Then you don't want to touch anything in the car so you take them off. I went to the meat market to get chicken since "they" said there would be a shortage. All I wanted was two chicken breasts. When I got there, there were 13 people in line six feet apart which made the line all across the front and around the corner of the building. I just couldn't do it. Some had masks on, some did not. You can only have seven people in the little market at a time and that seemed like a lot for the size of it. I came home. I am such a wuss. I brooded all day and decided I can't live like that. My granddaughter just moved into her first apartment with her girlfriend so I got stuff together for her and drove to my sons to drop it off. I put the boxes on the porch and he opened the door, waved and took them inside. I felt so much better just driving and seeing others but not having to interact. I am usually a pretty upbeat person and see the good side of things but this showed me another side of myself I didn't like. Fear. I know I am in that group of age and underlying conditions and the Gov. isn't opening up just yet and said stay home several more weeks. I'm not sure how I will be in a few weeks. Ain't nobody got time for this! It can sure mess with your mind. Sorry for being such a downer but it really scared me. My craft room is looking very safe right now.

In keeping with my facemask card for this covid event here is another fun little card. Hope you like it.

And inside -

Be kind to one another.