Saturday, March 6, 2021

Yellow Butterfly

It's me again! :) I have been trying to craft a bit this weekend and made this butterfly card with a much neglected stamp. I bought this butterfly stamp and it's HUGE. I wasn't sure how to use it, but I attempted a card with it and I think it turned out okay. Yay. 

I want to enter it in the Modsquad challenge blog as their theme of butterflies inspired me to finally ink up the stamp!

I hope you are having a wonderful weekend. The weather in my part of Texas has been beautiful. 

Crafty hugs. 

 

Wednesday, March 3, 2021

Woody Sunflower


 Hi friends! I am terrible at actually photographing and blogging my cards. I am going to make it a goal to try and do better this month. I do create from time to time, but this year has not been a good one for getting them mailed and I want to change that as well. :)  My friends over at Beyond the Blue have a fun challenge this week and I played along. I love the background and plan to do the technique again! I used a sunflower I had colored and stashed away to complete my card. 

So life... lol I'm still doing physical therapy for my shoulder and it pretty much feels like I've messed it up for life at this point. It's very frustrating. Getting old is rough!  Tomorrow I get my first COVID vaccine, so if that makes my other arm hurt, I guess I'll spend the weekend in bed with Netflix. lol

I hope you are all doing well and staying safe. 

Hugs.

Sunday, January 31, 2021

Snarky Cat Meets Gel Press


 Hi all! I figured I'd check in to see if we've all almost survived what feels like THE longest January ever!!  I've been having issues getting my pictures to upload to my blog, but finally downloaded Firefox and it seems to work. I love Chrome, but it doesn't love me back I guess. Anyway...  some of my stamping friends created a fun new challenge blog and I wanted to play along with them. The blog is called Beyond The Blue Challenges and you should totally check it out. The first challenge uses a gel press, which is one of the tools that terrifies me! I used my new snarky cats that I just adore. 

We are still hanging around the house and hoping for better days soon. Jason has had both rounds of his vaccine, but nothing for me yet. I think I'm going to be pretty low on the list. lol I sure have been missing going to the movies or out to dinner lately, but maybe I'll just REALLY appreciate them more when/if I do get to go again. 

I hope you are hanging in there and staying safe. 

Hugs.

Saturday, January 2, 2021

MFT Sketch 522 Bees


 Happy New Year!!  I guess whether or not it will be happy remains to be seen. lol I've been stamping a bit more this past week since my shoulder feels some better. I did go to physical therapy last week and she think it's a sprained rotator cuff. I have exercises to do daily and will go to therapy weekly. So fingers crossed!!  This card is for the MFT Wednesday Sketch Challenge. I hope I got it close enough. SO many BEES!!!

 
That's about it for me. I'm chatting with some friends on Zoom and hoping to make a card. :)   Take care. 
 
Rita 


Wednesday, December 30, 2020

Simple Snowman


 Hi friends!  Can you believe that December is almost over?? Wow. Sorry I missed you for Christmas. December is such a busy month here.  Jason's birthday is the 18th, mine is the 19th, and then we have Christmas... We didn't even do anything fancy, but it still kept us busy. I also fell off my bed, which I always forget is higher than I think, and busted up shoulder pretty good, so I had to take a break from pretty much everything. It's feeling some better now and I go to my first day of physical therapy tomorrow. I'm hoping that won't be an extended thing since it has already been so long since the fall anyway. And... I did this. 

I was just so lost after losing my Bella the day before Halloween. I went to the pet store and my eye caught this sweet boy and the rest is history. He is a snuggle bug who loves my lap.  I adore him. He's 8 months old and the best. We'll see how he does at the vet today for his checkup. :)

Now on to the card. Blogger was giving me issues with trying to upload pictures so today I ended up downloading a new browser and was able to do it. This card using the MFT snowman that I love. I want to enter it in the Splitcoast Stampers clean and simple challenge, the Papercraft Challenges snowflake challenge, and the MFT Color Challenge

I'm off to finish my coffee and shower before we head to our vet. Have a wonder last two days of the year. 

Rita


Monday, December 7, 2020

Deck the Carrots?


 Hi all! Can you believe it's December? Wow. I am not in a holiday mood at all, but I'm trying. The weather did get a bit chilly here last week which helps. :) Anyway, I had purchased this cute House Mouse stamp a while back and hadn't inked it up yet. I thought it would be fun color. I wanted to enter it in the House Mouse & Friends Monday challenge. I did the optional sparkle on my carrots with Wink of Stella, but as usual, Stella is camera shy. :)

I hope you are doing well. We are still in the "finding the right medication" and therapy stage here. Parenting is hard man. I feel like we've been in this stage for years. We have a good psychiatrist this time, so fingers crossed. I'm trying not to let all our troubles ruin the holidays, but man. Holidays, plus homeschooling, but constant battles... I'm tired. Thank goodness for creative time. I also started volunteering in the butterfly garden at our arboretum. Weeding is great therapy, too. 

Take care and be sure not to overwhelm yourself with the holiday planning. 

Sunday, November 22, 2020

Dumpster Fire 2020


Hi friends! I have been stamping away this month, but I am so behind on posting!!  I have made a card every day this month thanks to the support of awesome friends. It's so nice to have someone to chat with as you stamp. :) I got this cute? dumpster fire stamp set from Kindred Stamps and it seemed pretty appropriate for this year. Whew. lol I was thinking about even making some Christmas cards with it. Stay tuned for that. Can you believe it's December?? Yikes. 


It's still warm here in Texas, so we're seeing our lovely pollinators still yet. Last week I found this bee and it was lethargic and not moving. Laila and I gave it some water and it eventually perked up and flew. It was cool to be able to take some photos of it up close while it was so calm. It even walked on my hand for a bit as it gaining strength. 

I hope you all have a wonderful week and avoid any dumpster fires. Hugs. 

 

Tuesday, November 10, 2020

Distressed Fall Leaf


 

Tuesday! Whew. Today has been a long day. It feels like it should be Thursday by now. lol I wanted to share the first card I made this month. It uses an older set from Concord & 9th that I just love. I used distress oxides, embossing powder, and some distressing tools. It's always fun to do a clean and simple card with distress products. :)

I'm tired, so it's a quick post and run from me today. I am ready for pajamas and my book!  I hope you are having a great week!!!  

Rita