Monday, August 4, 2014

Hello.........It's been awhile

Hi there blogger family & friends.  I can't believe that my last post was in March so much for being organized...  Well I've been busy as always and thought I'd share with you all some of the cards I've been making lately.


I'll be entering Cardz TV Designers Challenge #6. Hope you  all have enjoyed your time here in my little corner of the web. Leave a comment so I know you were here. Take care 
God Bless,

Friday, March 21, 2014

Happy Spring.....

Hi there blogger family, friends and followers.  So Spring I think may have arrived in Eastern Idaho just as scheduled on the calendar at least today it feels like spring!!!!  Low 50's, sunny and clear beautiful skies almost makes me forget the BLIZZARD we had on Monday and the fall winds that we had on Wednesday and Thursday of this week.  Anyhow you didn't stop by to discuss the weather issues of Eastern Idaho so let me get on with things.  First I need to send out a great big THANKS to all my wonderful family and friends for your prayers for me and my darling but very sick husband who caught a major bad case of pneumonia the last week of February that got him admitted to our local hospital for 9 very long days.  He had a team of 4 doctors taking care of him and many wonderful nurses.  I am very pleased to report that he is improving daily and that he hopes to be back to work next week which is a long month for him to be off work (he's a work-o-alcoholic). He's a diabetic and was almost was in the ICU twice for kidney and O2 and blood sugar issues caused mostly because he refused to go be seen for a "little cold" for about a week so that by the time he finally agreed to be seen he was very sick and could have died before they could have helped him. I know I would not have made it through so many hard and scary days if it wasn't for all those prayers.  So THANKS from the bottom of my very grateful heart.....  If you are married take a moment right now to tell your spouse  just how much they mean to you because you never know when you won't have them around to be annoyed at/bothered by...
So now on to the craftiness of this blog.... since my husband has been home from the hospital I have been working on my March Cricut Club project and....wait for it CARDS, big surprise, not!!!  My Cricut Club gals will be making a cute Easter "RISEN" Banner but as that class meets this coming Sunday I will have to wait to share that to you all next time.  I can show you a few Thank you cards I sent to let people know just how much their prayers and support meant to me. The first card is a digital Sassy Cheryl stamp image that I colored using Tim Holtz Distress Inks like copic markers, I think they blended great and gave me a nice water colored effect. I sent this card to my youngest son who flew home from Omaha where he's attending Law School the night before his dad was discharged from the hospital and he was a huge help. The next one I made using my cuttlebug thanks embossing folder and a Stampin Up stamp and a new Stampin Up punch I just got. I sent this one to a dear friend who happens to be an amazing nurse that works at the hospital where my husband was being cared for. She helped me get the extra help my husband needed and was there to support me everyday. The third card was made using my Creative Cards Cricut cartridge and I sent it to the folks at my office who even though they had only met my husband once, called several times, sent me encouraging texts with their prayers & thoughts daily just to let me know how much they cared about the both of us. They also sent him a cute spring time flower arrangement, just what was needed on the day it arrived as it had snowed yet again that morning. I also made and sent a second "note of thanks" card to my sister in law & her husband.  They came all the way out from New Hampshire just to see my husband and they took me out to 3 special dinners while they where here. The last card is one that I hand stamped and then colored with Tim Holtz Distress Inks and Twinkling H2O's for my granddaughter who was so worried about her Pap that I wanted her to know that her concern and prayers were very appreciated.

 Well that's about it for now. I hope you have enjoyed your time here.  Thanks for stopping by my little corner of the web.  Leave me a comment so I will know you where here.
 God Bless,


Monday, February 24, 2014

Welcome 2014...

Wow so sorry I haven't posted since December of 2013 and here it is almost the end of February 2014.  Holy smokes where is the time going????  I've been busy crafting and working at my "day job" so that means I needed to get organized if I was ever going to be able to find time to update my blog. While reading an email the other day I saw a video on a planner system that one of the ladies that I follow uses. That planner system looked great but it starts at $50 per year and it doesn't include a business records section. Needless to say once I found out the cost I thought I don't need a planner I have my smartphone and all my appointments are in there and they are well except for time for me to create my Skybow Creations which means that I had not scheduled time for blogging updates either. Long story short I put together a planner and business binder all in one for around $20 and now I have time 4 days a week to be creative. I even scheduled into my planner time to update my blog each month!!!  So now on with the update....
In January the gals in my Cricut Club met and they all made 8 all occasion cards, everything from Get well to Happy Birthday.  So today I will be sharing some of these with you.  In February I made a few Valentine's cards and the Cricut Club gals made canvasses with vinyl for home decor.  Next month the Cricut Club gals will be making a "Risen" banner in pastel spring colors. I bet I haven't mentioned that I am so ready for winter to be done, alas we have another month of it here in Eastern Idaho and while the weather has been mild today, well except for the wind, it snowed on Saturday and I an positive that old man winter is not done with us yet. Anyway here are the pictures of the cards and my canvas. The first three cards are from the January Cricut club meeting. The hippo is on a homemade action wobble. The cupcake card is a matchbook fold. The Get well card is a center step card. The party hat card is an interactive slider card made for a special friends son's 30th birthday. The next 3 are the cards I made for Valentines day and they are block cards. The last picture is the project that my Cricut Club gals made for the February club meeting and everyone had their own verse on their canvas.

So now you've seen all  the pictures I hope you enjoyed your time here. Thanks for stopping by my little corner of the web.  Please leave me a comment so I know you were here.

God Bless