Monday, February 21, 2011

Better late than never

Here are a few more Valentine cards that I made 2 weeks ago. I really enjoyed making the different cards and sending them to friends, it is something that I always want to do but never have the time. Guess there was a little bonus to being sick and in bed! I got some crafty things done! I took inspiration for these cards from an old issue of Scrapbook ETC. It was the February 2008 issue. I didn't exactly duplicate the cards but used the same color scheme and a few elements are the same. I just love how the turquoise and pink work so well together.

I am slowly getting back to my normal routine. Thank goodness, I have had some days of crafting and getting out. I even did some laundry! I have not ventured to clean the house or cook dinner, I guess that will come this week! I am hoping that I will go back to work by Wednesday and as long as the next 2 days goes well then that is the plan!!! It is time though, I never thought I would say this but I am getting bored staying at home!

Wednesday, February 9, 2011

Blog Hiatus

I have been on a blog hiatus the past month. Just too much going on in my life and honestly didn't feel like blogging about it. Mostly because I just didn't feel like sharing, but now I am ready to share with everyone that I have been trying to pass a kidney stone for the past couple of weeks. I have had days of extreme pain, I have had days of all day sleep, days of dr appt, days at the hospital. You name it I have done it. What I can say is it is getting old and exhausting. I have had about all I can stand of it and I am ready to put this behind me...only 1 small problem, the darn stone has not passed yet!!! I am waiting as I type this from a call back from my dr. to decide the next step. He has already told me that I cannot do the lithotripsy so it will be a full blown surgery, who knows what that entails.
I have not really been in a crafty kind of mood, but did manage one day this week to make some cards. I thought maybe it would take my mind off the pain for a while. It worked, sort of...I made the cards, not my best work but they are done and I enjoyed the crafty time! So that is a success in my book!
Yes it is a Valentines card. Usually I don't send them, but this year I decided it would a nice little treat for some of my friends and family to get a card from me for Valentines Day. Just to let them know I am thinking of them! I duplicated this card 8 times and had a little help from my friend Julia( finishing them. I tried a technique where you spray your embossing folder with glimmer mist, put your cardstock in the folder and run it through the embossing machine. Can't remember where I saw this idea, think it was from a magazine. Since I have been in the bed a lot lately I have been looking through lots of idea books. I also stamped the heart and then hand painted the image with glimmer mist. You can't tell from the photo but the heart and background paper are very glimmery irl. Simple and quick card, took me only a few hours to put together all of them! My kind of project for the mood I am in right now!

Hopefully I will be back soon with some good news about this kidney stone!