Tuesday, May 31, 2016

Thank You!!

Hello my crafty friends, remember me???? I didn't think I would be gone for so long, but it has been a busy time around here. Between babysitting some of my grandchildren to elderly sitting...mowing, trying to spray and ducking rain drops, I haven't really made the time to post. But believe it or not, I did work on some cards and got 10 made! I can't believe it myself! So I will be posting here and there since I got the photo's edited and ready to go. 

First off let me thank some very generous people here in blog land for sending me some beautiful birthday cards, thank you so much for thinking of me. I didn't even see any of my family on my birthday because I was helping a friend out taking care of their aunt and my friend. She had to have a heart cath done and then came home. The doctor didn't find any blockages, which was a good thing, but what was causing her mild heart attacks? Well...turns out that her blood was way to thick. The doctor could hardly get the cath through her blood! So she is on beta blockers now, so hopefully that will do the trick. Once I get my birthday cards photographed, I will be adding them to a "cards from friend's" page. That is my next goal to get done.

This weekend, Sunday to be exact, our local hospice is having a butterfly release. So myself and my boys are all releasing a butterfly in memory of my husband. Bittersweet!! He has been on my mind so much here of late. I do well and then bam! I'm blue and teary/weepy, missing him so much. Funny how it comes on like that. I just finished staying with my friends elderly aunt for 5 days over the holiday. I was happy to help out so they could go away, but am so glad to be back at my own house and in my own bed. Anyway that is just a little of what's going on in my life at the moment. Sorry if I have bored you! You know I tend to rattle on like the old fool that I am!!!

Ok here is the first two cards I have to share. Both using the same technique as the last card I did. I wanted to try it out a few more times because I just love the look. lol I think it is such a pretty and elegant look. I'm not the best at coloring, but I think it will pass mustard. Is that the saying???? lol I'm pretty pleased with the way these came out and look forward to trying some more different flowers in this technique. 

As always thanks for stopping by and visiting a spell on the patio with me. Your comments always bring sunshine into my life! I know that I am behind on my visiting and commenting, but I promise that I will be by soon to try and catch up with what you all have been making!!! Crafty hugs, Brenda

Card Recipe:
SU stamps- Blended Bloom & Because I Care
Zig Clean Color Pens
My Creative Time-Stitched Rectangular Frame Dies & More
                                     More Stitched Rectangular Dies

Monday, May 16, 2016

Winner, Winner, Chicken Dinner!

Hello my crafty friends, I'm here to announce the winner of my $25 gift card. I used Random.Org to select a winner. The winner is.........Loll Thompson!  Loll I have sent you an email and will wait to hear back from you. 

Thank you all for stopping by and seeing all the inspiration the Cardz TV Gallery designers had for you. I wish I could give you all a gift, but I can't. :( I do appreciate you all very  much and loved reading all your wonderful comments! So thank you for them! 

I know I haven't been posting much, it is a busy time right now with mowing and such. My son's also plan on putting in new floors in all the rooms for me this summer as well, so that will be a job and a half. Especially when it comes to clearing out my craft room. Also I'm still not into creating a bunch yet since my husband's passing, but I do plan on starting some scrapping after I reorganized and clean/purge out my craft room. Hopefully it will be easier to move when the time comes for the guys to do the flooring in there. So stick with me a bit longer, I'm half way through the firsts so hoping that things will get a bit better with me and my funk. I always appreciate your visits, they always bring me sunshine and smiles and lift my heart! Crafty hugs,

Card Recipe:

Friday, May 13, 2016

Cardz TV Gallery Blog Hop!

I'm so glad you could join us today for our Cardz TV Gallery Blog Hop! Grab your favorite beverage, sit back and relax, and get ready for some fun, inspiration,and the chance to win some blog candy too! Our hop is all about celebrating birthdays! So hop all the way through and be inspired by birthday projects!
Here's what I made for today's blog hop using Cardz TV Stamps Good Times. A birthday banner, a birthday tag and a birthday mini album. On the banner, each banner has a sentiment on it from the Good Times Cardz TV Stamp set. I had some little plastic balloons, candles, party hats, etc....in my stash so I glued them on the banner as well. I have no clue where I got them from, I think they were given to me.

The tag for a gift bag or gift box.

A one page mini album. You can find the directions on how to make it from Maymay Made It here. I also used the stamp set Good Times in this mini and I used some cut ups from the paper as tags for the pocket.

What's a blog hop without some blog candy! I will give away a $25 gift card to store of your choice, JoAnn's, Hobby Lobby, or AC Moore. To win, make sure you leave a comment on my blog if you are a follower. If you aren't I hope you will consider following me, I would love to have you as a follower! Also, don't forget to leave a way that I can contact you in case you are the lucky winner! I will use random.org to pick a winner and hopefully will announce the winner on Monday. Mary will be giving 3 sets of Cardz TV Stamps for her blog candy, so if you’re a follower of Cardz TV, just leave a comment on her blog! Mary will use random.org to pick a winner, and will announce the WINNER on Monday!
Below is a list of all the stops in today's Cardz TV Gallery Blog Hop. If you get lost, just come back here to check the list and find your way again!
Thank you for hopping with us today…we hope you had fun!

CardzTV Stamp Set "Good Times"
My Creative Time Dies-Tag, letters, balloons
Maymay Made It-"Place Photo Here" Stamp-set called "Action!"
Tim Holtz Rosette Die
DCWV-Celebrate Paper Pad
Jen Hadfield Banner Dies