Friday, March 29, 2013

Happy Easter

In case I don't catch up with you today, hope you have a Happy Easter this weekend.  I'll be spending part of Sunday with my neighbors family.  Wish Cricut Man could be with us but hopefully my mother will make sure he has a good time with the Jax family on Sunday.

Am planning a cozy "Party for One" day in the craft room on Saturday.  Feels so good to be home.  Got in late last night and will head to work mid-morning. I'm sure the boss has a long list of stuff waiting for me.

This post is the family Easter card I made last week.  Used the Art Impressions "Easter Tots" stamp I bought at the Jax craft store (A Small Cleverence).  How dang cute are those little chicks?!  I just love them.  I used Mom's Crayola colored pencils and then paper pieced the easter egg with the $4 Colorbok "Spring Morning" papers from WalMart.  Check out the cool blog they have.  I don't know. . .maybe I'll turn into a WalMart shopper yet?!  [NOT! :-) ]

See ya' Tuesday night - if not before!

Thursday, March 28, 2013

Another from Paper Wishes

Here's another from the Paper Wishes card kit I have with me.  It was fun to make.  Nice masculine card don't you think?  It's hard to tell in this picture but the "Happy" part of the card is actually a pre-printed transparency sheet with different patterned papers behind it.  Definitely looks much better in real life.

And the one cool thing I discovered in making this was how cool the glimmer paper is - especially the blue and emerald green.  I think I might be ordering more of that very soon!

How was craft night by the way?  E-mail me with the details if you have time.  Always warms my heart to hear from home.  Can't wait to get back.  I take off at 6:30 tonight and land around 11:30 p.m.  Can't wait to see Maddie and snuggle down in my own bed for a few days.  Even if it has to be without Cricut Man.

Wednesday, March 27, 2013

Our Super Star


Was sifting through e-mail and found the picture Mona sent last week of her quilt at the cabin.

Wow! It turned out so great and looks fantastic on her brass bed.  Love the mathing pillow shams!

Our Gal Pal Super Star!  Thanks for sharing Mona!

Tuesday, March 26, 2013

A Star is Born


One of the plans for my remote crafting time in Florida was to work my way through all those Paper Wishes card kits.  Each one has a shape card.  This kit was from a Dec/Jan timeframe so this card was designed as a Happy New Year's card.  I kind of liked how it tured out. 

Mom and I have decided to use our craft night time for a trip to Michaels and Hobby Lobby and then back to the house for some cocktails and card kits.  That ought to be fun!

Hope you have an equally good time at the shop tonight.

Monday, March 25, 2013

3x3 Crafting


Hi Gal Pals,

Hope you had a good weekend.  I heard it's been snowy and cold.  We had hard, blustery rains here most of the weekend.  Which was fine by me as it made for some really cozy days in the apartment - each of us cuddled up with our crafts.  Although I have to tell you, crafting on half of the 3' x 3' kitchen table in the apartment is quite different than my craft room.  But it's been kind of fun and creatively challenging.

I thought I had done such a good job of packing my craft supplies but I can't believe how much I accidentally left behind - no colored pencils or pens, no sponge.  And this portable Fiskers paper trimmer just stinks!!  Can't get a straight cut on it to save my soul!.  I'm going to remedy that on my next trip to Michaels or Hobby Lobby.

Last post I told you that Mom and I were going to take a bit of a road trip to find the one last independent craft store left in Jacksonville.  It turned out to be a GREAT store.  It's got a bit of an odd name - "A Small Cleverness" but it's just like Memory Lane in that it has supplies for all kinds of papercrafting, not just scrapbooking or card making.  And just like Memory Lane they have a group of about 30 women who are loyal to the store and make for quite an energetic environment.  We sat and talked to a few of them and had some great conversation.

The store is pretty well supplied.  They have an entire wall of Memory Box dies and tons of cool stamps.  I went nuts!  And even though I overspent a little I did keep it under $100 ;)

I was kind of bummed at my planning though because they were actually doing a really, really cool card class with a rep from Impression Obsessions when we arrived.  Man! you should have seen the cool cards they were making featuring their dies and the mega mount background stamps.

And I'm equally bummed that they're having one of the owners from Memory Box dies do a class on the weekend in April that I'll be back in Missoula :( 

But from the looks of their bi-monthly newsletter it looks like I might have some other opportunities for crafting fun.  So in the meantime, I'll be content to craft on my little half of the 3x3 table.

Hope you like this Easter card I made for my Mom's neighbors.  Remember how I thought the black outline Easter egg Dazzles were just not right? - well after making this card I'm thinking maybe they're not so bad after all.  Kind of reminds you of stained glass, huh?

Take good care.  Have a great Monday.  See you next week!

P.S.  Mona - the paper on this card is from a $4 12x12 paper pack from WalMart.  Can you believe it!  Only for Mom would I venture into WalMart :-)

Tuesday, March 19, 2013

News Flash-Cricut Man Zentangles

Hi Gal Pals,

Check out what Cricut Man did last night. . . .a Zentangled inchie card! 

This week's family newsletter card was a stretch as I haven't had a chance to do any papercrafting yet.  So I thought it would be fun to do a Zentangle inchie on each card.  As usual, I started late and greatly underestimated the time it would take.  So Cricut Man came to my rescue. 

I asked him after they were all done how he liked Zentangling and after he rubbed his bleary eyes he scrunched up his face and said he doesn't think he'll be doing that again anytime soon. . . .as a true business consultant he said something like. . . ."I'm not sure I see the value add".  Eeesh!  He completely missed the meditative part of the whole experience!

We landed safe and sound last week and took a few days to settle in and get our bearings.  Allan's treatments are going well.  It was good to get the 1st week behind us.  We celebrated with a nice long walk on the beach Saturday morning and dinner at a local seafood shack with my family on Sunday afternoon.

I'm spending days this week over at Mom's helping with a few things around her house.  She's doing much better on the mobility side of things but she's still feeling pretty frustrated with all the things she still can't do and feeling cooped up in the house.  So we're going out today in search of a local craft shop - the Michaels, JoAnne's, Hobby Lobby option didn't work out.  There's only 2 indie shops left and they're about 30 minutes away but we're going to venture out today to check them out.

Hope all is well with you and that you're heading to the shop tonight.  I miss you like heck - especially today.  But I'm looking forward to being home in a couple of weeks. 

Until then. . . .

P.S.  Two other Zentangle designs.  Sorry for the blurry pictures.