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.
Lynn

32 comments:

*Vicki* said...

Hello Lynn! :) I've missed you and was wondering if you'd be back!...after reading about your moving and putting things in place....still wondering now! LOL!!

Love your Winston all colored up on the kraft card stock and looking pretty awesome with your coloring too! I'm not so great at it and just bravely posted my version! LOL! I think the addition of the hearts and twine set him off perfectly! P.S. You could actually also enter this into the new Inky Paws challenge (add a heart)...they have a separate blog now for the challenges...so check it out!

Will let you get back to your move and wishing you lots of happiness for 2017 my friend! :)

Donna Hanley said...

Oh Lynn, this is a cutie and I love that touch of red with the heart. Great coloring. You sound like me when we had to move everything out of my craft room for a new carpet to go in. It took me forever to find everything. LOL
In any case I'm happy to see your blog up and going for now. Take everything one day at a time. Enjoy your weekend.

Indy said...

Oh your coloring on kraft looks fabulous! Winston is looking very good! The little splash of red just brightens the whole card! Thanks so much for sharing your NND creation at Inky Paws Challenge!
Debbie, NND Challenge Lead

Bonnie said...

I'm glad to see you are moved in. It takes a while to get everything unpacked and find a place for everything. I hope you'll be very happy in your new home and that you find all your craft stuff! Love the bear and I think that red heart gives just the right amount of pizzazz! xoxo

Carol L said...

Welcome back to blogworld again! And straight out of the gate you made a cute and fun card! Love this image and the fun sentiment with those fun hearts! It all coordinates together perfectly. Good luck getting organized and settled in - I don't know if I'd ever completely unpack and organize at my age if I had to move now! Might be easier to sell everything and start over!? LOL Seriously, take care of yourself and good luck with the challenges! Have a great weekend!

Davi said...

Yeh Lynn, Glad you were able to make a card! That is a darling image and I like it on the Kraft! The colored matting and sweet hearts are perfect to go with him and the sentiment! Glad you are getting the house in order! Looking forward to more :)

JennyH said...

Cute card Lynn, perfect for the man in your life : )

Maxine D said...

Love your wee card Lynn, despite it being a bit of a marathon to d=find everything and get it blogged! Wonderful to see you back blogging
Blessings
Maxine

NanaConnie said...

So good to see you posting again, my friend. Good to know that you have the unpacking priorities straight - coffee, toilet paper, crafting supplies! lol I remember moving more than 3 years ago and I admit that I still have boxes waiting to be unpacked (but not in the craft room!)
I adore this fun little image! Great coloring, especially on kraft. The pop of the red heart really works so pretend you intended it. :-O

Jeanette (Forest Ranger) said...

Lynn, we have missed you in blog land! I am glad you're now getting unpacked and settled... and WOW'ing us with an adorable card, too!

Lori Kobular said...

Hey Lynn! Glad to see you posting again! I always look forward to reading your posts! Your card is adorable! I love the colors you used to color Winston! I think you did an awesome job on this card!

Linda Simpson said...

Hello Lynn, I am sure once you make a start it will be no time before you are all settled in. I sure have missed you my friend and such a wonderful card.
Sending lots of hugs from across the pond.
Hugs
Linda xxx

Brenda said...

I am loving your sweet little card Lynn!!! This little fishing bear is just adorable and made for a great masculine card. I love the little hearts by the sentiment and yes red is quite nice and the color we associate with a heart, but the blue one with it tones down the red and it just works on this card! Love the sentiment too. Yes, I too, hope that 2017 is a better year for you and Jim and Rambo!!!! That's my prayer anyway! Big hugs, Brenda

Chrissy said...

he is a little cutie and fabulous colouring on kraft Lynn..if you are going to have a red heart then you just have to have a blue heart..in fact it stands out perfectly..glad you are getting organised and great to see you back.

luv CHRISSYxx

MiamiKel said...

Welcome back, Lynn - you have been missed! I'm glad you are able to settle in and unpack AND get inky! Your card is adorable!

Darnell said...

You've made me smile with your sweet and colorful card, perfect for a guy! You've made me feel very special, Lynn, by coming back to join in with my NBUS Challenge #8 AND tackling the optional theme, even though it is not your cup of tea! That's true friendship and I appreciate it so much!

I add my wishes to yours that 2017 is a much better year for you! It HAS to be, right?! Sending lots of love and hugs, Darnell (Curtains are SO overrated!)

Margaret said...

Sooo glad to see you stamping. I love the card and the red heart. It really pops out and adds so much to the simplicity of your design. It would be great for a Valentine's card. Hugs, Maggie

Diane said...

Oh Lynn what a wonderful colored image on the craft paper. I am wishing you the best in 2017 and getting organized after your move.

Hugs Diane

Jessica Gerstner said...

Such a sweet card! Love the layers. Thanks for joining us at the Inky Paws Challenge!

Maria@Crafty Cre8tions said...

Wishing you all the best in 2017! I must of missed the post when you told us you were moving!

I'm sure you'll be settling in to your new digs soon!!!!

Adorable card! Way to challenge yourself!!

xoxo

Tammy said...

Hi Lynn, So happy to see you posting!! This card is sooo cute, I love that image and your coloring on kraft is gorgeous! Happy to read that you are in your new house.
Big hugs, Tammy

MaryH said...

Whoo-HOO! Welcome back to blogging and if you don't want to comment on the quality of the card, I sure do! It's adorable. Great pencil coloring (which I don't do well at all). I like the spark of the red heart, but I'm glad you found the die, (just cause you found it!) and added a matching blue one. Mr. Bear looks totally cute atop the kraft paper, and the blue & tan look real purty together. Glad to know unpacking progress is being made. Hope all continues to be well & things be found too! Big hugs, & TFS.

JD/ Jill said...

What a sweet card! So very nicely done!

Lynn McAuley said...

Our dear, sweet Lynn! How happy I am to see your post. Sending hugs and well wishes to you and Jim in your new home. Like you, I am looking for 2017 to be a better year.

I love this little fisherbear! Who wouldn't be hooked on him!!!??

Mary Anne / MA54K said...

And what a sweet card it is! It is so good to see you, my friend. I was really slacking the last couple months, myself. Hey, we do what we can!

Carol Hintermeier said...

Your card is so cute and I think your coloring is great!! I really like the red heart too! It goes with the sentiment perfectly!

Karen Howard said...

It's great to see you creating and blogging again! I'm really excited you found Sending Paw Prints! Your card may be clean and simple but it is still fabulous!!! Hugs, Karen

Tracy Freeman said...

Yay it's great to see you back in blogger land Lynn, I have really missed you.
I hope the move went ok and you and Jim are settling in ok ?
I love this card, such a sweet image.
Sending lots of hugs and love x

KT Fit Kitty said...

Hello, Lynn! Yay! You are all moved in! I remember it well! I still have boxes I haven't unpacked and we moved almost 3 years ago! But in all fairness we had to pack everything back up after our water damage in 2015 and then the repairs weren't done until 2016, so after all that I just couldn't be bothered unpacking some of it! I got used to the boxes! I'm thinking I might be able to get rid of some of this stuff since I haven't used it for so long! Glad you're settling in and I hope everything else is going okay for you and hubby. Your card is so cute and fun! I just got back online a couple days ago. I just checked out this challenge but it ends today so I probably won't get to join. Next time!

Jennifer Jackson said...

Hello Lynn! Glad you were able to find some supplies and play along! I love the addition of the red heart - I think it really adds a fun pop of color! Winston looks so cute colored with the colored pencils! Good luck getting organized in your new space!
-Jen {Newton's Nook Designs}

Monica said...

Hi Lynn,
Congrats for the move and I wish you a very happy, healthy and calm 2017. And now to your card - the touch of red looks fabulous, my friend. As I always say, I am a big fan of your cards. I like the simplicity and charm I see on your cards which always calms my mind. I admire how you made this card from so little.

Happy living in the new place,

Monica

Lisa said...

I'm sorry I'm so late in commenting...for some reason, I'm not getting notices of your new posts :( This is so sweet and adorable!! I love the fisherbear :) The colors are beautiful!! I'm so glad you're all moved in!! Have a great day!! Big hugs :)

Lisa
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