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Saturday, May 28, 2011

Busy Baby

Boy am I busy baby!  We're tearing up carpet, laying down hardwood floors, painting, re-decorating, re-upholstering...pretty much the whole house!...  I did find some time today to visit Archiver's on the other side of town...while picking up supplies...  It was so much fun and I was able to find some Webster's Papers items, one of my fav's.  It was a great find, since today's challenge for Our Creative Corner is to create a baby card, using a button, trim and kraft cardstock!

This was a perfect paper for this challenge, the sweet carrige with the flowers.  This could go for a boy or a girl don't you think?  I used Kraft on the little tag, I didn't want to cover the image so I kept it small.  The lace trim I used to make a little flower and topped it with the cute pearl heart and red button with hemp twine.  Very shabby and cute.   I feels good to be getting back into the spot, now I just need to clean it so it's easier to create down there...

On a personal note, please know I will be responding to each and every e-mail and comment you all sweet ladies left me the last few weeks!  I REALLY appreciate all your support and love, it has helped me more than you know.  It just may have to wait until these things are done...

Saturday, May 21, 2011

Swing of things...

It's so hard to get back into it.  I've been out of the craftin' spot for so long now...it's a shame...so here is my first jump back in.  It's not my favorite creation and reminds me of one I did a while back.  I'm confident my creative mojo will return soon.
This weeks Our Creative Corner challenge is hosted by the ever talented Linda.  She's so vintage shabby and fabulous!  This week she is asking us to frame it, make it stand out above your background.  I decided to use one my favorite mediums - burlap.  I love burlap, it's so much fun to use.  I cut a frame out of Chocolate chip paper with a Nestability die and stamped and embossed directly on the fabric.  The bird and the branch is from a Hambly screenprinting clear sticker sheet.  Inspired?  Then get out there and use a frame in your creation, I can't wait to see it!
On a personal note, I want to take the time to thank you all for your patience and understanding, I feel I'm on the road to recovery, as I have so much to be thankful for!   It was fun and theraputic to get back in the spot, so it is now going to be a part of my 'therapy'...yes, that's what I'll call it, therapy!...  I may be slow to getting back to my daily posts, but will take it one day at a time.  Hugs to you all!!!

Friday, May 13, 2011

Thank you all...

First I want to thank everyone for their kind words of support. I will respond to everyone personally, but wanted to let you know although you haven't heard from me, I an grateful for you. I'm getting on the mend, have changed my behavior; I'm working out every morning now, going to sleep at a decent time...not 2 or 3 am like normal...and making better food choices to help get me on the road to recovery. I'm doing my best to avoid the need for medication, and these things seem to be helping....I'm keeping my fingers crossed....  My goal is to back in full swing next week, I'm just needing a little more time. Thank you for being patient with me. I'll be back next week with you all - keep on crafting!
Hugs!

Wednesday, May 4, 2011

How it's going...

Do you ever get this way?  Drowning....sad....overwhelmed....uninspired....low....  I haven't felt this way since my post-pardum with my first daughter.   I've have a genetic dispostion for mild to moderate depression, but am generally able to handle and re-direct that and keep myself up.  Not lately though...and I'd say this is far from moderate....  Since about a week before Easter.  I can't seem to push my way through, and my blog and craftyness has been suffering for it...along with my house....  Stay patient with me....if you can....I'll get back up soon....I will, right?.... 
Until then...well Saturday for the OCC post.... visit some of my favorite places for some inspiration:
Moxie Fab
Spellbinders
Paper Crafts Connection
Create
Cherry's Jubilee
Viola
To scrap or not to Scrap