Thursday, March 24, 2016

Live Simply

Hello! I am finally making a little time to update my blog today.  We are on break from school and I had hoped that I would have all kinds of crafty time this week, but other things took priority and left me with barely enough time to post!

I do have a card to share though!  A few weeks ago some young ladies from our church, my daughters, and I went to a youth retreat.  It was a wonderful time for me to get away from the busyness that normally takes over my days.  I always enjoy this retreat because I get to know the kids from our church and other churches  a little better and they never cease to amaze me with how wonderful they are.  This year, I made notecards before, and took some quiet time at the retreat to write a special note to each of the girls.  I think they were all appreciative and surprised to receive them.  Even my girls were excited about the cards!

I don't usually use the bigger pattern side of the pattern paper (love those smaller designs), but the large pretty designs are starting to grow on me.  They make it really easy to put a card together- fancy paper, framed sentiment, pearl dots, a little ribbon and a bow!  

I pulled out my buttercup liquid pearls and made lots of little dots to add a little pizzazz to the scallops.  I'm not sure when I used this last, but it wasn't the least little bit dried up! SCORE!

Well, tomorrow will be another busy day for me.  We are doing a massive clean out of our home in the hopes of preparing for a new home!  My kids cleaned out their room today and there is an enormous mountain of laundry now... This doesn't include the giant bag of trash they hauled out or the boxes of things to be donated...  It will get better, right??

Thanks so much for stopping by and have a wonderful rest of the week.  Happy Easter to my fellow Christians and the secular celebraters out there!!

Card Recipe: Paper-daffodil delight, whisper white, rich razzleberry, Floral District dsp, Stamp Set-Trust God, Ink-Baja breeze, Accessories-Baja breeze seam binding, buttercup liquid pearls, oval framelits, scallop oval die

Saturday, March 5, 2016

Not crafty but creatively busy

Hi!  I'm sorry to say I don't have anything paper crafty to share today, but I did want to pop in and say that while I might not be on here as much for the next few months, I do love my followers and blog friends!!  I promise to be back in full swing by the end of May.

Between Solo and Ensemble state contests, Circle the State performances, Wizard of Oz musical performances, softball, tennis, and everyday activities, our life has been busy, to say the least!  I haven't even thought about making anything in over a week... well... I've thought about making lots of things, just don't have the time to make it a reality!  Things are going really well for us, though and I'm focusing on grabbing my happiness as it comes, no matter what form it takes.  I hope you will bear with me and my lack of posting for a few months.  I may even surprise myself and squeeze some creative time into my schedule!  If that happens, I promise to share!!

I will leave you with a photo of my fantastic DD in her role as a talking apple tree.  She took great joy in using her softball skills as she pelted apples at Dorothy and the scarecrow!

Thanks so much for visiting and have a wonderful day!