Saturday, April 14, 2012

Beautiful Day

Even though this has been a gloomy rainy day, it is still beautiful to me. I have been in bed for the last 3 days with the flu. Was only able to drink fluids for those three days and starting last night, I was thrilled to be able to eat a little fruit salad, popsicles and jello. My husband has been so good to me. On his lunch hour last night, he stopped at the store to buy these items along with some gingerale. Still feeling a little achy and too weak to be up for long periods of time, but not sleeping as much. Discovered I had lost 8 lbs during this time. I did need to lose weight, but not like this. Hoping to be able to go back to work on Monday.

When I am back on my feet, I want to post pictures of the "Trash to Treasures" mini album I am working on. My friend, Judy, showed me how to make paper from plastic grocery bags. There is a tutorial of this on YouTube if you would to give it a try. It really is a fantastic technique.

Well, off to get some lunch. Take care and don't forget to stop by the Sisterhood for another fun challenge.

Sunday, February 19, 2012

Exciting News!

My husband and I just found out that grandchild number 3 is due on August 17th.
Our younger daughter and son-in-law are so excited. This is their first child. We hope to find out around the middle of March if we will have another grandson or granddaughter. Our older daughter and her husband were very excited to know that they will be an aunt and uncle and that their children will have a cousin.

So much going on haven't had time to craft. One of my friends and I got together yesterday and made paper out of white plastic bags. I am going to Amish country the end of March with some friends for a weekend of scrapbooking and this is one of the projects we will be working on. I will post the directions and samples of the finished album when I get back. I know my friend found the directions on a website and will post the web address as well.

Don't forget to stop by the Sisterhood and join the new challenge this week. Get those creative juices flowing and share your creations with us.

Have a fantastic week.


Monday, January 30, 2012

Vintage Note Cards

This week I want to share some note cards I made during my playdate with Darlene. The images are from Nice Crane Designs and Dar shared them with me. Aren't they gorgeous?

The background paper is DCWV. I used a Spellbinder Nestibilities border and Stampin' Up Blush Pink cardstock for the top border.

Due to my work schedule I will only be able to post once a week on Monday. Don't forget to stop by the Sisterhood and join the challenges.

Until next time have a great day!


Friday, January 20, 2012

I'm Baaaaaaack....

This past year was  very hectic for me. Due to federal and state budget cuts our library was forced to cut hours and staff. Our community was generous and passed a levy last year so we could try to recoup. However, we got hours back, but we are still short staffed. In the past year, we lost four part-time employees and only two were replaced. Things are starting to slow down and I hope to have more time for crafting.

I was so excited to spend this past Tuesday with my friend, Darlene. With Dar's inspiration and some vintage images she so generously shared with me, I was able to create 16 cards.  I would like to share 4 sympathy cards I made using Nice Crane Designs images.

While on vacation this week, I have been working on getting my craft room in order. Although it is not completely finished, I do have room to start creating again. It is wonderful to be back and to share future projects with you.

 Thanks for visiting with me today and please stop by the Sisterhood Blog and join in on our bi-weekly challenges.

Have a beautiful day. Happy Crafting.