Friday, September 28, 2018

Precious Teacher

Hi all! Did you survive the week? Can you believe we are in the fall season now? Or pre-Christmas as it is already seeming like. lol We've had a long week here, so I am thankful that it's over. I did manage to make this card at least. I'm trying to start a box of teacher cards so that I always have some on hand. Laila's teacher is amazing, so I feel like I could send her one daily. :) I used the sketch at SugarPea Designs Mix It Up challenge and also wanted to join some new challenges I found, Creative Knockouts and Colour Crazy Craft Challenge.

I hope you have a fabulous weekend! 

Monday, September 24, 2018

Encouraging Hugs

Two days in a row?! lol I admit, I cheated and scheduled this one yesterday so that I actually got it posted. :) I loved the inspiration picture at Calling All Sistahs, so I used the new set that came in the September card kit to play along. Isn't that spray of flowers gorgeous??? I love it. The sentiments are all gorgeous as well. If you haven't played along with this challenge, it's a great one for making encouraging cards you can send to a friend who might need a pick me up. I also wanted to link up with the Dragonfly Dreams challenge.

I hope each of you has a wonderful week full of kindness and love. As we get closer to the rush of the holiday season, remember to take care of yourselves. I find the last three months of the year particularly challenging, so I'm already thinking of ways to simplify and keep my stress level down. 


Sunday, September 23, 2018

Thankful Tree

Sunday. Everyone ready for some football today?? :) We are making chips and queso and Arnold Palmers (the non-alcoholic kind). I've been doing a little stamping and wanted to play along with the Cupcake Inspirations challenge. I love this challenge and try to play when I can. This time it was football related. :) I used espresso paper, but it seems to look black in my pictures. I also used the sketch at Freshly Made Sketches. I was hoping to actually play along with the team, but I didn't get it finished in time.

I had a busy week. Laila's teacher needed help two days, I had my library volunteer shift another day, and then the school garden club had one of the leaders out so I filled in there as well. I think Thursday was the only day I wasn't at the school doing something. This week I'll be there Monday, Wednesday, and Friday. It's nice to help out. Laila is still struggling, so that's been hard. It's very mentally exhausting and I've been crying a lot. Send good thoughts that things get better. I do think that she's better overall, but we still have a ways to go. A boy from her class brought her some snails this week, so they are now friends. lol

Sunday, September 16, 2018

Fall Rabbit

Happy Sunday! I hope this finds everyone safe. The weather has been awful all over the place lately hasn't it? Goodness!!  I did take some time to stamp during our rainstorm yesterday. It wasn't even supposed to rain, but...  lol I used this cute, and free, digital stamp along with the sketch at Cheerful Sketches, the inspiration at TIME OUT Challenges, and the theme at Creative with Stamps.


I got in a distressing mood today and I kinda wish I had left it all clean. Can't undo that, right? lol Oh well. I can always remake it and leave the distressing stuff off. Do you ever do that? Think that might look good? ...and no! Why did I do that???

I won't have much time to craft this week. I have to volunteer at the school for the first three school days and then Jason will be home on Thursday. He is working an extra day on Friday, so I guess that will be my day to play. Or to catch up on chores. Dang never ends!!

This past Friday I took the two neighborhood cats and got them spayed/neutered and their vaccinations. I still have the female with me to let her heal more and man! She's a sweetie pie. I'm still raising a few butterflies here and there as well. We didn't have a lot of Monarchs in the spring, but they are around more now.

And just in case anyone is wondering what Laila's into right now. lol

Wednesday, September 5, 2018

Guacamole Day?

Happy Wednesday. We've made it through half the week. Kinda. lol I hope yours is going better than mine. I did take time to play with this cute new set from Kindred Stamps. They have a Wacky Holiday of the Month club you can join and this is September's set. September 16th is Guacamole Day, so that's this month's wacky holiday. Funny, right? lol I can't wait to mail out some cards for it. I used the current sketch, flipped, from Sketch Saturday and played along with Simon Says Stamp Stamp It challenge for STAMPtember.

I'm off to shower and get ready for my first library volunteer shift. I am now regretting signing up since Laila's back to having issues at school, but I'll deal with my embarrassment and go I guess. She decided to hide her medicine last week instead of taking it, so I think that might be the issue. We talked about it and she took it today, so fingers crossed. It's one that can take weeks to work, so I'm sure we are starting over. This child!

Monday, September 3, 2018

Galaxy in Purple and Blue

Howdy! I know it has been a bit. I have actually been stamping some, but getting anything photographed or upload has NOT been happening. lol I did want to play along with a couple challenges, so I figured I should post in order to do that. :) I hadn't played with watercolors in a while, so I decided to try a galaxy background for the new Cupcake Inspirations challenge. I also wanted to enter a new to me challenges, Lil Patch of Crafty Friends and Artistic Inspirations.

I hope everyone has been doing well. Laila already had her first mild sickness of the school year. That didn't take long, but she seemed to bounce back pretty quickly. I'm trying to remember her vitamins, some immunity type supplement, and hand sanitizer. School has been going well for her so far which we are so happy about. I get to start volunteering at the library for 3 hours a week and can't wait for that. Other than that we are just here. :)

She did lose her first tooth last week at school. She was so excited and her teacher was nice enough to send me some pictures. She had to go spend it already of course. She got a cool geode kit. Yay, science.