Friday, January 20, 2017

I Made A Card!!!

Believe it or not, I'm here - and yes, I even made a card.  I won't comment on the quality of this card at all, but hey it's done and I'm posting it!  Such is life...........

I was unloading all the boxes in the craft room and found this scrap of Kraft paper.  Found my colored pencils, and another piece of cardstock!  WhooHoo!  I'm on a roll.  So, stopped with the unpacking and decided it was time to just take a break and color.  The image I used is from Newton's Nook.  Simple card since I couldn't find much of anything else but after finding the twine and dies, I got it colored and all ready to go.........and then couldn't find the paper cutter to do anything else so it all sat there for a couple of days.  Groan!  Finally found the paper cutter yesterday and cut away.  Also found a red heart.  Now granted there's no red on this card so why I added a red heart I have no idea other than the fact, I found it and used it -  so we'll deal with that.  Then found the die and cut out one in blue too and added it.  I mean, why not!

Ok, now I'm really rocking and rolling.  Camera, charger, and cord for the camera - check!  Adding it to Blogger in order to post - not so good.  It was an all morning affair.  It's amazing how you forget what you've done for so long but with some help from a cheat sheet, here it is.

The reasoning behind the Kraft and colored pencils (which I will say is NOT my cup of tea at all) is because of a challenge Darnell is having celebrating several things in her life.  Because Darnell is such a sweetie, I figured I'd at least toss this in the mix and enter.  Check out her challenge. I'll also enter this in the Inky Paws Challenge (to use a heart).

Everything else is going ok right now.  We are finally moved in - correction.......everything is in the house.  As far as putting it where it belongs and little things like that, it could be a while.  A LONG while.  I think Jim will be a happy little camper once I get the sheets off the windows and hang the curtains!    Just hanging in there and hoping that 2017 is a much better year for us.

Anyway.............thanks for stopping by and I'll try to be back soon.

Wednesday, December 7, 2016

My Crazy Life

Fist of all, thanks to everyone for hanging in there with me.  I'm feeling somewhat better.  In other words - the back, butt, leg  - whatever, are still there and healing.  I start physical therapy in the next couple of weeks and hopefully it'll just keep on improving.

It's taken me a while to get back over here - and it's going to get even longer I'm afraid.  My internet went nutty over a couple of weeks ago and that automatically sets a person in a tailspin.  I was able to at least see emails over my oldddddddd phone but that was about it.  I won't be here much at all though and wanted to let everyone know.

If things can't get better sometime, of course they only going to get worse.  The internet issue ended up being one of those very minor things in life.   I won't even begin to go into any of the details at all, but did want to let everyone know that Jim and I (and Rambo) are headed to different digs (moving).  Not far at all - just a different location here in the area.  Sounds like no big deal, right..........What a joke!!!  We've been here for years and just going through all the crap (yes, I said that) is mind boggling.  I'm trying to do one room at a time but it's very slow going of course.  I'll eventually get it done ( but may be 100 years old when it's actually finished).   I haven't even started the crafting area.  Scared to!

Anyway, all is well, and like I said, I'll be back at some point in time.  Missing everyone............and all your wonderful projects.

Thanks for stopping by.............

Friday, November 4, 2016

A Little Late

Believe it or not, I'm back - at least for today.   Yes, I'm still alive, but no, not kicking even a little tiny bit I'm afraid.  During the last couple of years taking care of Jim, everyone kept telling me to be sure and take care of myself too, but being the crazy old fool that I can sometimes be, I failed to listen.  Live and learn the hard way I guess and now I'm paying the price.   After being in the horse-pital for almost a week you have a tendency to lose your humor really fast but it's starting to come back in spurts - at least a little bit.   Going to take a while for me to get mobile again but I'm working on it.    Jim's walker, recliner and I are now BEST buds and none of us are liking this at all - but such is life right now.

This is one of the cards I made before I cratered and since Halloween is already come and gone I figured I'd post it and then see about getting it mailed - or save for next year!  The stamp is from Art Impressions. 

I'll be back when I can and will also be back to commenting when I can.  Just a little slow going right now but will try and get back soon.

Thanks for stopping by..........and also thanks for a all the sweet cards and well wishes.

Thursday, September 29, 2016

Lovin' Those Dogs

I'm still lovin' those crazy dogs from Tim Holtz so thought I'd pass another one along to you.  Think I may have one (or two) more cards made with these guys and I'm sure you'll be seeing them soon.  I believe the sentiment for this one came from CAS-ual Friday stamps.

In case you already haven't noticed there's a couple of little changes going on here - and with me too I guess.  I'm going to be taking more "Lynn time" even if it means sitting here doing nothing other than watching the grass grow.   I'm going to be posting again - but not all the time.  Same will be with the commenting.  I'll be here when I can though because I miss everyone and miss seeing your wonderful creations.  Thanks for your understanding.

....and thanks for stopping by............

Friday, September 23, 2016

Not Fall

Everyone else seems to be making Fall, Halloween, or even Christmas cards.......and then here comes Lynn with a Super Girl!  We don't have Fall weather anyway - maybe soon.  Anyway, this is nothing fancy at all, no cool looking techniques, but will still be a good birthday card for some little girl.

I found this cute gal in a set of stamps from Pretty Cute Stamps called Superhereos.  You may notice some weird, really weird color in her hair.  No one likes to color hair anyway (or at least not me) but I saw a video the other day where they'd added  a light purple to the hair color and it was so pretty.  Of course this lady was an artist - and hers looked great.......mine looks more like she's got smudges of purple in her hair!  Such as it is though since that may be the style right now. 

Anyway........I love the cute images in this set.  There's also a couple of little boys in the set too and they remind me of Superman.  Have you ever wondered how Superman could go into a phone booth to change clothes, yet no one ever saw him naked - and then having to pull on those tights!!!!  Can you really see a guy trying to put on tights!  Yikes!  Just something to think about this weekend. 

Going to surprise everyone and actually enter this in a couple of challenges too!  Shock, I know!  The challenge at Pretty Cute Stamps is polka dots so I'll take this over there.  Also, I couldn't just come back without also entering the challenge at Pixie's Crafty Workshop (snippets).

Thanks for stopping by........I'll be around again when I am.......

Monday, August 15, 2016

The Plan

This past year has been a pretty bumpy road around here and I think it's finally starting to take it's toll on me - both physically and mentally.  So, my plan right now is to back off for a while and reassess the entire situation - blogging is one of the things included in the situation -  among other things as well.

Seems that the further I go the behind-er I get with everything!  I'm going to take a little time off and see what happens.  Who knows.......I may come back like a freight train - or it may be like a slow moving boat to wherever (like it's been for the last couple of months).  Only time will tell I suppose.

Please don't give up on me just yet though and thanks for stopping by.................

Friday, August 5, 2016

Sun Lovin' Snoop Dog

If there's one thing we have in Texas, it's SUN.  You may not see a sun on this card, but you'll know it's there because of the sun shades. Yep, even little Rambo would like a pair of Ray Bans this summer.  Typical Texas weather right now - hot!

I used one of the TH dogs and they're a fun bunch so you'll be seeing more in the future I"m sure. 

Thanks for stopping by.............