Sunday, December 10, 2017

Yesterday was the anniversary of hubby's passing two years ago. It's hard to believe it has been two years. You think you won't be able to  go on with your life but you do. You always love and miss your loved one but I have wonderful memories and fun stories that the boys and I share with the grands. I truly believe that crafting helped me through some of those dark days. It gave me something to do and the support from my blogging friends helped so very much. It made me realize that sometimes when I just make a card for my stash, that card will be so uplifting to someone who is sick or going through a really sad or bad time in their lives. Never, ever underestimate what you do.

This card today was such a fun one to make. I have had this paper with the words to Deck the Halls for a long time and can't tell you anything about it. When I saw the falalalala die from Lawn Fawn I knew exactly why I needed it. I die cut several and layered them together. I intended to cover it with Glossy Accents but my bottle is almost empty. Hard to believe but I haven't had a craft order or been out to the stores all month so I couldn't do that. It is just plain ole, plain ole cardstock. Still, I love this card. Be kind to one another.




Wednesday, December 6, 2017

Comcast came yesterday and got the TV issues fixed. So one by one I am getting the electronic things in order. Wow, I am so dependent on the computer and TV and you don't realize until they aren't working. Today I hope to get to the PO and pick up my package.

This card was inspired by Angie from http://cimbacreativefun.blogspot.com/. She makes the cutest cards and since I had this die and thought her card was so cute, I decided to make a Christmas card with it.  The die is from Poppy Stamps called Gentle Leaf Collage and the sentiment is from my SFL kit. I added pattern paper that I thought looked like snow behind the die and added some snowflake sequins also from the kit. Be kind to one another.


Tuesday, December 5, 2017

I would like to welcome a new follower to my blog. She also has candy that you can see on the right. I hope you can go visit and welcome Pauline of http://craftingwithcotnob.blogspot.co.uk/. I know you will enjoy seeing her cards.

After one hour, 39 minutes and 15 seconds on the phone with support some of my issues are fixed. Some are not. He transferred info from my old computer to the new one. Not everything transferred so I lost a lot of my stuff. The old computer has not completely bit the dust so I'm hoping to still get everything. In the meantime, Comcast is on the way to see why one, just one, channel keeps fracturing and the sound is dropping out. I am also unhappy with the post office but they don't know it yet. I got a card in the mail yesterday that they are sorry they missed me. If the postperson had gotten out of the truck and actually walked up to the house and used the doorbell they would not have missed me since I was here all day. That is so frustrating. Enough ranting for now. Tomorrow might bring new rants! 

This card is all Lawn Fawn except the mantel. I used a Poppy Stamps fireplace die for it and cut a circle for the rug the dog stands on. Be kind to one another.



Monday, December 4, 2017

I spent all day yesterday configuring the new computer with what I know (ha). Today I have my list of things to ask when I call HP support. I'd better eat lunch first! There is something called Bing that won't let me search for anything. It keeps saying it can't find the page or it can't share. The easiest thing was loading the pictures. I plugged in the camera cord and it did it's magic. So I am able to share a card today. I used American Craft pattern paper, Stampin Up Bethlehem edgelits dies and a Memory Box Star of Wonder cut from DCWV metallic pack. The bottom layer of the die is popped up. Be kind to one another and be patient with me. I could not comment on some of the blogs this morning because they were grayed out. Don't know why yet. Ain't nobody got time for this, I need to finish my Christmas cards!


Sunday, December 3, 2017

Just got a new computer. Windows 10. So different from my old one. It is taking me forever to get used to everything and to find everything. I haven't had to call them yet but it will be coming. I haven't gotten any pictures downloaded yet. I hope to do that today. Please check back, I'll get the hang of it. I hate to break in a new computer. Or is it breaking me in? Or is it just breaking me period? I will win. Be kind to one another and do not throw computer out the window.

Thursday, November 30, 2017

Granddaughter Lauren is out of surgery, back home and everything went well. She did not like the IV put in her arm but otherwise said she was asleep so she was happy. She was hungry when she woke up since not eating the day before!

I wanted to go ahead and share another card made with SFL kit.  The tree paper, sequins and Happy Holidays were in the kit. I added glitter to the Impression Obsession die cut trees and matted on vellum. Very simple and easy. Having things that co-ordinate makes things so easy. Be kind to one another.

Sue of http://suescardcraft.blogspot.com/ reminded me I could play at merry monday christmas challenge with this color combo. Thanks, Sue. 

Tuesday, November 28, 2017

I would like to welcome Sylvia of http://sylviadepooh.blogspot.com/ as a new follower. I visited her blog and I love the sympathy card she posted on November 9th. Maybe you could pop in and see her.

I had the lunch that was postponed with my granddaughter yesterday. She is so much better and we are glad since she has knee surgery Thursday.  She was diagnosed last year with a knee sprain. She wore a brace and went to PT for a long time. The knee has been bothering her all this time and when she went back to Dr. it was found to have a break. I don't know the details but they are going to fix it for her.  She is also the one whose car was totalled last week! This was her second car. Her first one drowned when it was at a repair shop and the rain flooded the property it was parked on. She can't catch a break!  Well, actually she did, it was in her knee. Thank you for all the get well wishes sent her way.

Today's card is another one from Scrapping for Less  (SFL). This darling little otter was a stamp set included. The background paper looked somewhat like water to me and I matted him on vellum so it would show through. I colored him with Copics and the ribbon is from my stash.  Be kind to one another.