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Hello everyone and yes it’s been a long time since I posted but we lost a girl at work,  but the atmosphere has been much better even if the work load has increase 3 fold.

So my youngest girl Camille graduated from high school, I’m so proud!!!!! This is a very good moment as she’s been ill for the past few months and I thought it may be MONO but her test show an autoimmune disease that requires further testing to diagnose so that testing starts next Thursday keep your prayers going that it’s not Lupus as it’s high on the list due to her symptoms.

There hasn’t been any  knitting, crocheting or much crafting as of late but I did manage getting a few cards  finished:

This is my Dad’s Father’s day card

Materials used:

  • Shabby Princess Paisley print on Transparent paper
  • Me & My Big Ideas Soft Spoken embellishments
  • Therm O Web Vellum adhesive
  • Best Occasions paper

From my Girls to my Dad

Materials Used:

  • Best Occasions Paper
  • Me & My Big Ideas Soft Spoken embellishments
  • Pop Up Glue Dots

Farewell Card to Dr. leaving the practice

Materials used:

  • Silver wave embossed card stock cut into 1 1/2 squares
  • DCWV Animal pack cardstock in white w/blue glitter dots
  • Powder blue cardstock
  • Frosted Vellum
  • Butterfly punch outs
  • Martha Stewart’s Opaque maker in white
  • Glitter dots accents

Here’s the card I made for my Mother’s 60th B-Day

Materials Used:

  • Shabby Princess’ Happy Go Lucky Digi Kit Paper
  • Pink Dream Rub On
  • DCWV Blossoms & Butterflies Rhinestone Stickers in Pink
  • Pink Card Stock
  • Paisley Covered button
  • Vellum w/Pink Ink
  • Cream blank card

I really love card making and feel that it’s helping figure out what type of scrapper I want to really be.   I hope to include some pages soon as I have some ideas brewing in my head.

Well I have homework that really needs to be completed and a pizza that’s in my near future so until next time keep creating.

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Just wanted to stop by as I take a break from life to share what I’ve been up to since my last post.  First I would like to share my completed SWAP socks for my partner Cary. I’ve discussed these socks on several previous posts and this was really good as a get your-feet-wet project

I still have a long way to go in my creativity but this is going pretty well for now.  Still would like to know how do better layouts and putting my ideas together.

Here’s the skinny on what’s been going on in my life over the past few weeks. First, I discovered and have become consumed with Scrapbooking and cardmaking.  So I got a Cricut Expression….Love It and a lot of scrapping materials.

Secondly, I’ve been sick with  gastroenteritis and I do have to say, this thing has knocked me for a loop.   Who knew working in a Pediatricians office would end up making me so sick.  What I didn’t realize when all this hit me, was I thought it had passed me over.  But around 8pm on Saturday night the flood gates opened and it brought me to my knees.  On Sunday morning I knew if I didn’t call the Dr.  my girls would have to call the ambulance to come and get me.  We made it to the ER and they took me right back and hooked me up to an IV and started introducing meds.   I’ve had two major illnesses since I started there back in August.   I’m hoping this is it.  I don’t think I could go through this again.

Thirdly, there’s been the socks I’m making for my Sock It to Me 3 SWAP partner and due to the late hours and illness they haven’t made much progress.  I did however make it to the heels on both today finally.  I also found another pattern that I think I can complete by April 5th hopefully.   Here’s a little pic to show the progress.

I love this short-row heel the best so far in my quest to make the perfect heels.

Still waiting to hear from my Podcast Review Interviewer.  Stay tuned.

STR medium wt. in Thistle Originally uploaded by Knitgirlll06

This is what I’m working on for my SWAP Partner on Ravelry and I must say it’s always so hard for me to pick a project for other people who are knowledgeable about the craft so I hope she’ll like these socks.   Now I do have to say that this has been a bit of an issue because I couldn’t remember how to cast on 2 socks on ML and so I decided to go ahead and start the 2nd sock and then add it onto the ML needles.

Here’s a few things I got from Eat.Sleep.Knit I love getting things from her shop and as I always say the service is exceptional.  I have Crystal Palace lace circ. in size 0 and DPN’s in size 7, a skein of Claudia Hand Painted Yarns Silk lace in Poppy, and I made it to the 5M mark and got a bag of goodies.

Now moving on the newest hobby I’ve come to embrace scrapbooking and here’s just a peek into the incredibly fast growing stash or do you just say supplies.  Well anyway,  I shared the insipiration a few posts back…the Cricut Expression and now here’s the rest.

For those of you out there that are experienced Scrappers I’m looking for some help in making good layouts and I also want to make cards for different occasions.  Still looking around the www. for inspiration.  Well gotta run for now and hope you’re having a creative day.

Not another Hobby?

Having a lazy Saturday and thought why not go to JoAnn’s and use my 10% coupon off on your total purchase to enhance my scrapbooking stash.  Yes, I did say scrapbooking like I actually need to add one more hobbie to my list.  Well let’s backup a bit.  I’ve always loved scrapbooking just never took it seriously that was until I saw this……………Cricut machine on an infomercial one night.

So I got this last week the Cricut Expression from Provo Craft.  It is an amazing machine and the possibilities are endless.  I want to try out the quilt applique portion of this machine and believe me it will save so much time on cutting out fonts and shapes.   I have to admit there’s a novice here but give me a few months and I hope to up the anty in quality and cohesiveness of my layouts and theme selection.  Please tell me what you think of my first real effort at making a Thank You card.

The Cricut cut the card, words,  corner design and envelope.  How cool is that the only thing I don’t like is the little cuts it makes at the bottom of the card.   I’m thinking of finishing it off with some thread as another embellishment.   If you have any suggestions of sites that promote this craft by all means let me know.




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