Friday, December 9, 2011

Generous Hearts...

If you have been following my blog for awhile now, you know that two years ago I lost my very best friend, Jennifer at 38 years old. It was extremely sudden and shocking. And even two years later I think about her all the time and miss her terribly. This weekend, Jennifer's sister, mother-in-law, and about 13 of her closest friends are volunteering at Misericoridia this weekend in their bakery. They are doing this in Jen's memory to help me. Misericordia is the place where I am hoping someday, Cortney will live. It is a beautifully run home for the mentally and physically disabled. And these women, who barely know me, are doing this for me and for Cort. I am speechless. Touched beyond belief. Words will never be enough to express my gratitude for this group of women. I hope I can thank them enough on Sunday..... : )

Today's card is using some of those painted, sugary jingle bells that I showed HERE a few days ago. I used a chipboard frame and skates from Tattered Angels. I painted the skates pink and silver and gave them a generous dose of glitter! The poinsettia leaves were cut using my Cricut machine. The snowflake (which you can barely see in front of the poinsettia) was cut from corrugated cardboard and a Spellbinder's die. I swiped some white paint over it. The oval and scalloped oval frame are also by Spellbinder's.
I added a bit of brown tulle, twine, and a button to finish it off.

I have a busy weekend ahead of me.....two Christmas parties, another doctor's appt. and volunteering at Misericordia! : ) So not much crafting this weekend.....but it's all good!

Have a fabulous weekend my friends!!!!

Wednesday, December 7, 2011

Holiday Wishes...

There are some days where I am overwhelmed with people's kind spirits and generosity. Like all of you voting for me repeatedly....and instead of getting annoyed, you have become my biggest cheerleaders. The comments you have left for me, the reposting of my lil' contest.....all of it has left me speechless. I am so grateful for you all....... : ) If you haven't voted today, please jump HERE to vote!

I have a project to share with you today that I created for the Cricut Circle last December. I found some cute paper mache boxes at Hobby Lobby. You know the ones that are brown, plain, and bit ugly? But they only cost .99 cents? I covered them with some candy cane paper that was in my stash....for a looooong time. (Think retro!) ; ) The top was covered with glittery paper by American Crafts. The circles were cut using the George and Basic Shapes Cartridge. The candy Canes were cut from the Simply Charmed cartridge. I added a tag cut from the Sentimental's Cartridge and my sentiment is by Papertrey Ink. I added a green jingle bell for contrast and some of this fuzzy, sparkly twine.

I did go to the doctor the other day and was told I have a sinus infection. I was placed on an antibiotic and steroids. Unfortunately, the antibiotic made me break out in a blotchy rash all over my body! : ( I had to stop those immediately! I am not sure I feel much better......but it has only been a couple of days, so I guess I need to give it a bit more time.

My van is also sick and going in the shop today. The exhaust system.....again...for the zillionth time! Blech!

It is happy hump day I am one happy camper! : ) Hope you have a great one today!!!

Tuesday, December 6, 2011

Exciting News!

Guess who's blog made it to the final two in the Blog Guide Book's Top Blog? ; ) And it is all because of YOU! I can't thank you enough for putting me there! Voting for will resume at NOON today for the top spot! I appreciate you sticking with me and voting so many times for me......I hope you can stick with me a bit longer and vote one last time! Click HERE!

Thank you! Thank you! Thank you!!!!

Monday, December 5, 2011

Baby Cards.....

Good morning to you! I am heading to the doctor's office today to hopefully figure out why my ears have been clogged for over a month! It is really frustrating to not be able to hear! I've tried all of the tried and true remedies.....nasal sprays, decongestants etc. with no luck!

Just to keep you in the loop.....There are still 8 hours left to vote for the Top 2 over at the BlogGuide Book! Thanks to all of you, I have made it to the top two! I know I said I was done asking you to vote for me.....but I do believe there is one more round. ; ) (blushing)

I have a couple of baby cards to share with you today that were featured in the October issue of Cricut Magazine.
The first one is this onesie card I created using my Gypsy and the Wrap it Up cartridge. It was cut at 5". The flowers were cut using the Mother's Day Bouquet Cartridge. The tag was cut from the Sentimental's cartridge and the sentiment is by Papertrey Ink.

I did a bit of paper piercing around the perimeter of the onesie as well.....oh! And a bit of glitter too!

My next card uses the Just Because cartridge and the peas were cut at 2", popped up and glittered. I added a bit of lace, seam binding, and a little flower by Maya Road to finish it off.

The tag was again cut from the Sentimental's Cartridge and this time the sentiment was computer generated and the tag was run through my printer.

I have a couple more projects in this issue I'd like to share with you, so maybe tomorrow I will have to do that before I get back on the Christmas track! ; )

Thanks for sticking with me through all of this voting and such! I appreciate it so very much!!!

Have a great day my friends!!!!