Monday, September 17, 2012

Monday Monday

Yes it,s Monday again. I am having a lot of trouble getting going this morning and it's not like I went to bed late. Maddie is having the Monday morning blues too. I had a really lazy Sunday. I spent a good part of the day checking out everyone else's blogs. I wanted to go into my craft room but just couldn't do it. But I did have fun checking out what everyone else was doing. It just didn't motivate me enough. Oh well I hope everyone has a great week. God bless.

Thursday, September 13, 2012

Cards and More Cards

A dear, dear friend asked me to make her 24 birthday cards. I did pretty good it only took me about three weeks to make them. Each one was different and special. I Had so much fun but I also saw a certain style I have. I was able to use some of my new cricut cartridges and some fun stamps I forgot I had. I made a big dent this past weekend when I sat down and just stamped a bunch of images. I then hooked up my portable DVD player and put on "Under the Tuscan Sun" and just water colored to my hearts content, what a perfect day. I then dove in to putting them together with just the right colors and patterns. This is where I have the most trouble and need the most help. I really need to learn how to use sketches, it would make at least the lay out part easier and more interesting. Here are a few of the ones I really liked. Happy crafting and God Bless you all.

Saturday, September 8, 2012

End of Summer

   Summer is quickly coming to a close. I love summer and will miss using our pool everyday, the longer days and laid beck slowness summer seems to bring. We are rapidly heading full on into the holiday season, when life always seems to speed up like a roller coaster ride until January. As a crafter I do like this time of year. There are so many reasons to make cards and put together scrapbook pages full of holiday memories. Now that I think of that last statement I have to laugh at myself... I don't need a reason! ha ha
 I have been doing a little card making throughout the summer. We certainly had enough birthdays to make cards for. I also made most of the party decorations and favors for my grand daughters second birthday party and a baby shower for my niece. It was an interesting summer. Below are some pictures of  the birthday party. As you can see it was a Tinkerbell theme. Blowing out her candles and listening to a story read by Tinkerbell.  It was one of our hottest days of summer but everyone had a great time. There were lots of things to do and lots of spray bottles to keep us all cool. See her dress? I got to make her birthday dress, just like I did for her mommy when she was little. Sewing, my second most relaxing thing to do. So these are some of the things that has kept me busy this summer.