Monday, September 28, 2015

Last of the Liter

This is the last of the liter on Halloween cards for this year.  I actually made two more but doubt if I'll post them.  It's not even October yet and I'm already tired of Halloween!  Yep!  Not my favorite time of year but I do like to make a card to send to the grands.  I got them done early this year too!  Whoop!!!

I know this is terribly clean and simple but it just is what it is.  I used a Penny Black stamp (that I think is entirely too cute) and a scrap of Halloween type patterned paper.  A bit of twine, the sentiment, and it's a done deal.

Also going to try something a little different around here too.  I'm spending more time looking at everyone's blogs, commenting, wishing I could do that, and not attempting to do any crafting!  So, it's time for a change. I'm busy enough as it is with Jim most days and things that have to be done around here, so I'm going to pull a disappearing act.  Maybe I'll get some mojo and make a couple of cards in the next few days then.  I'll see everyone when I see you again.  I know I'm going to miss some wonderful creations, but feel I just have to do this for myself.  It's all just gotten a little overwhelming.  I've tried to keep up with everything but it just isn't happening any more.  Hope you understand.

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

34 comments:

Linda Simpson said...

Oh my Lynn I love this very much and the cat is fabulous! Beautiful papers too.
Hugs
Linda xxx

Donna Hanley said...

I love "terribly clean and simple" and this card is no exception. I love that little kitty and the paper is ideal for this one. I'm glad you are going to take some time off. I love to see your precious cards, but I know how hard it is for you to try to do everything. You've done a lot more than I could hope to get done with your circumstances right now. Blogging does take up a lot of time. Just concentrate on taking care of yourself, Jim and Rambo, that is all that matters.

Lynn McAuley said...

I totally understand where you are coming from, Lynn. Do the things that feel right for you and your family. Do what brings peace and rest and joy to you and yours. Sending hugs and prayers and love always!

I think we may be on the same wave length in more ways than one. I hope I finished my last Halloween card for a grandchild today, too. Yours is adorable. Mine is kind of creepy for a college kid!

KT Fit Kitty said...

Definitely understand, Lynn! I get overwhelmed with it myself some days and I'm up half the night either crafting or leaving comments because there just aren't enough hours in the day! But on a happy note, your CAS card is awesome! I bet you knew I'd love it - there's a kitty! There are still a lot of kitty stamps I don't have - this one is adorable!

Wishing you all the best on your blog hiatus. Hope you get some crafting time and I hope things with Jim are improving.

Jacee said...

So cute Lynn, love the cute kitty!
hugs Jacee
Simply Paper Card Design

Chrissy said...

What a fabulous and very cute card Lynn..
Can totally understand you needing time out..wish I was there to help you [I do it every day in my work]..does your health care not give any help at all?..keep well and take care of yourself..

luv CHRISSYxx

kel Acopan said...

i think it looks perfect the way it is! so super cute! i love halloween though... but am happy for you that you get to move on to other more fun-for-you themes!!

lovies, =o) kel

Liz said...

Oh WOW! Just love this card - such a cute image too.

We'll all miss you in blogland while you take a break, but sometimes you need to step back and take time to recharge your batteries. Take care. xx

Chriss America Real said...

Nooooo! How can you be tired of Halloween my friend? I am just getting started! I LOVE Halloween! I love it because you get together with friends, get lots of candy but don't have to buy gifts!

Love your card!

Hugs,

Chriss - Scrappin with Chriss & Lou

Tammy said...

OMGoodness, the cat image is just such cuteness! So glad you decided to get the stamp, its definitely a keeper! Super card for Halloween! Glad to know you are taking time for yourself!

MiamiKel said...

Lynn, this card is super sweet! I love your idea to craft and blog when you can - I was just thinking the other day the trend of blogging is in cycles. You're a heavy duty blogger :) I'm a catch me in between my kids! I'm sure we'll see you sooner rather than later :)
Blessings!

Shelly Schmidt said...

Heck yeah! Take some time for yourself and refresh, and recharge your batteries! Love your CAS card- cute image and the DP is just perfect.

Carol L said...

This is such a cute and simple card - it's pure fun all the way! I understand your having to make decisions to manage your time, and it's fine! Just poke your head in the door now and then to let us know you're OK, and we'll be waiting until you have some free time! ((hugs))

Darnell J Knauss said...

I understand and I'm sure everyone else does, too, Lynn. It's difficult to do it all and find a balance, especially when you are a care-giver and a lot of your creative energy is spent worrying about your loved one. I applaud you for listening to your inner hamster and doing what is best for you! Just don't disappear forever, please!! Hugs, Darnell

Darnell J Knauss said...

P.S. I forget to say your last of the litter is the cutest of the litter!! xxoo

Maxine D said...

What a sweet 'almost un-halloween' card Lynn. I will miss you and your creations, but I understand. Take care
Blessings
Maxine

Doreen said...

What a fab image. A gorgeous card.xxx

lauren bergold said...

holy noly, YES, if anyone has earned a "break" it is ♥YOU♥ missus and i hope you'll enjoy it immensely!!!!!!!!!! meanwhile the only thing i'd change about this card is the description from "terribly" CAS to "terrifically" CAS! (just a couple o'letters but crucial ones to my mind, lol!) ♥♥♥♥♥'s to you and the man!!! xolauren

Sassy Raggedy said...

You have some of the cutest stamps. This is just too adorable. Hugs joann

Sassy Raggedy said...

You have some of the cutest stamps. This is just too adorable. Hugs joann

Bonnie said...

I love this Halloween kitty and how the DP jazzes it all up! I totally understand about needing time off from commenting. The creating time is important for your sanity. You don't have to comment on my blog every time you take a look. I'm fine with hit and run and do a lot of that myself. I put it out there for you to enjoy not to collect comments. Have some creating fun, my friend.

Tammy said...

Adorable card Lynn, I love that sweet cat! I totally understand, just take time for yourself and Jim, that's all that matters.
Sending hugs, Tammy

NanaConnie said...

Lynn, this is such an adorable Halloween kitten and I'm so glad you shared it with us. :-D I can imagine that you're feeling a bit overwhelmed by this time and completely understand the need to take some time away from visiting, commenting, reviewing -- we'll all be here for you when you need us.
I will miss your posts, my friend, but do what's best for you and Jim for a while. Just don't forget to find some time just for you, too. Hugs, NC

Lori Kobular said...

Oh what a sweet kitty!! Love the mask that she is wearing! Such a fun card!!

Davi said...

Fun card Lynn, I like the cute image, great for the Grands! I totally understand that overwhelmed feeling! Between working long days and then having to come home and take care hubby and most the house stuff too can be exhausting. That is why I don't always make the commenting rounds. Take care of yourself and rest, its best for you and Jim both! We will all miss seeing your great creations, But most important is for you to take time to regroup! I will be praying for you my friend! Take care :)

Mary Anne / MA54K said...

Totally understand, Lynn. I am sure you have noticed that I am not posting as often. The blogging part has been dragging me down. I love to sit at my desk and create, but then here they sit. Having been caregiver a few times in my life, I know the exhaustion that comes with it. Please take care of yourself. Remember this is a hobby, and it is suppose to be fun. As much as I love your PB card, and the sweet Halloween sentiment, I will miss your creations. Do your very best to go slow. Sending a warm PA hug.

Sue said...

This is so adorable Lynn I love it lol huggles Sue xxx

*Vicki* said...

That image is just sooo cute and puuurfect for a CAS Halloween card!! :) I completely understand where you're coming from! It DOES take lots of time to leave comments and sometimes I feel like it's something that I need to do especially when someone leaves me a comment, but sometimes you just have to do what you need to do!! :) Hope you find peace and are able to find yourself in your crafting and do what you need to do to be happy with it!! SENDING HUGS and best wishes!

Deepti said...

Hahaha that image is the funniest ever, love it!

MaryH said...

You just can't beat a PBlack stamp any way you look at it. This one is delightful, and great coloring (of course), but I also like that border paper. And you do need to take whatever time you need to get yourself rejuvenated from all ya'll have dealt with over the past months. You can only run on energy for so long, then gotta recharge the batteries. Hope you will get some time for whatever makes you feel happy, relaxed and rested. We'll all be here when it's time to return (and I've not made one fall or Halloween card at all. Doubt if I shall get any done now either) TFS & Hugs

Anne Temple said...

Wonderful! Love that kitty image. It's completely understandable that you need time for yourself. I've found it hard to do everything too (and my commenting on my favorite blogs has definitely been lacking!) Being a caregiver is hard, so always take time for YOU.

Evie said...

This card is too cute! Darling image, great coloring and layering.

Hugs
Evie

Lesley said...

fantastic fun halloween card - your colouring is brilliant - best wishes Lesley x

Lisa said...

Hello my friend!! I'm back from vacation and trying to catch up on all of your gorgeous projects I've missed (I apologize in advance for inundating your inbox with emails as I check them out!!) :)

This is so absolutely adorable!! I love the fun image!! It makes me smile!! The coloring is fabulous!! Have a great day :)

Lisa
A Mermaid's Crafts