Tuesday, December 6, 2011

A new blog? New cards

  Can I just say I am feeling DESPERATE to complete Christmas cards, but realistically, I just don't think it's going to happen....My niece came over Sunday evening and we took a short time in the craft room and I completed the card above and two scrapbook pages.  I made the mermaid with my cricut using the Paperlayerz cardstock by Megan Elizabeth that I purchased on black friday online.  The mermaid  is on the Once Upon A Princess cartridge...one of the two full content shape cart. I own.
Amanda just got a new sizzix embossing machine, the little purse one, and I got to play with it just long enough to emboss this blue cardstock with the butterflies.  I LOVE it.  I am desperately wanting an embossing machine.  I hand embossed the water on the mermaid card, but you can see the quality just isn't as good as the machine.  I LOVE butterflies and leaf/flower motifs.  The other butterfly paper is from K and company, I think my very FAVORITE company for cardstocks.    The sentiment strip is punched with a fiskars corner punch and since it's such a small piece, it bacically creates a secondary pattern.  My card is made for colorbox cardstock that I cut to standard A2 size. 

I was thinking about starting another blog just for my crafting projects.  I'm just not sure I could keep up with it.  Or want to keep up with it.  It would just be an easier way for people to see my work without combing through my blog, since I am pretty techy challenged, I'm sure I could link those to their own section, but I just don't know how to do that.  Even with help, I've not been able to fix my header on this blog.  LOL.

Love some feedback on the new blog idea...holla back!

Monday, December 5, 2011

Happy Days

Really hard to believe that these two people, six months out of high school, tied the knot, 17 years ago.

 He brought me roses....(lol is that not funny the salt shaker right beside them??)
the tiger ones...took me to dinner, bought me my favorite Russell Stover caramels and brought me back home to the five other best accomplishments in my life.  We have been through some very tough times, bought our first home, had our first baby, quickly multiplied to a large family, built a new home, lost a new home, survived a flood and tornado, stayed together through the most difficult childbirth and last five years of a very hard journey.We have moved more times than we EVER planned or wanted to. We have laughed til we cried.  We have cried until the tears ran dry.  We have prayed.  We've made good decisions and bad... lived and learned.  We are committed to each other and under the covenant  of the almighty hands of God.  I look forward to many years to come. 

est 12-3-1994