A New Header and Too Many Things to Talk About

 

Can you believe how long it has been since I last posted?  I really don’t have a good reason other than…..I’ve been soooooo busy.  Now I know we are all busy with home, work, kids, church, stamping, scrapping and all that stuff…it’s just that I don’t seem to be able to get it all done so something suffers.  Unfortunately one of those things is my blog.  I sure hope I can do better.
So much has been going on and I want to share it all with you.  So, in no particular order, I will be sharing what is and has been going on in Isabella’s grandmother’s life these past few months.
Today I am on the fourth day of a very bad head cold.  I feel lousy.  We were looking forward to going to Franklin to see the little Princess Friday, but alas, could not risk exposing her to this crud.  Here’s a couple of recent photos of the little darlin’ in case you have been missing her sweet face.

 

 

I don’t really feel like stamping, so I must feel bad.  I really want to sleep all day, but can’t breathe when I lay down, so I thought….Hey, girl, why don’t you make a new blog header?  So, I did!  The entire header was designed in My Digital Studio using exclusive Stampin’ Up! images.  And it was so easy.  I love the new Subway art trend and found some awesome words to use.  You can take a 30 day look at MDS….just to my Stampin’ Up! site and download the Express version for free.  It’s not just for scrapbooking anymore!
Here’s a card I made a couple of months ago for a dear friend’s son and his new bride.  I loved how it turned out.  Lots of silver paper, embossing and glitter paper.  Plus the terrific Flower Fest stamp set.  I don’t know why I don’t use it every day!  So sorry my photos are so crummy.  I am working on making a photo box and getting the proper lighting.  Hopefully soon.

So many exciting things happening at Stampin’ Up!  I will be back tomorrow with all the deets.
‘Til next time…

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Joy and Happiness Anniversary – CAS19

It’s a quiet and rainy Monday here in Jackson and I am spending the day in my craft room, or in the “bunker” as my hubby and son call it.  My space is a small two room area off the dining room with shelves and a L-shaped craft table.  It has a window and pretty good lighting.  We haven’t found out the original purpose of the previous owners, but it is absolutely perfect for my papercrafts.

CAS19  Joy and Happiness Dryer SheetI had a marvelous day last Friday.  Two great friends from church, Marie and Pamela, came over to learn how to make cards.  I came up with a few projects and we spent the day laughing, sharing and creating.  What a blessing to have such good friends!  They are certainly a gift from God.

So, back to Monday and the Clean and Simple SCS sketch challenge that you can see here. I pulled out one of my first Stampin’ Up sets and used the dryer sheet technique that my great friend and demo Lisa taught me last year and made this simple anniversary card for my nephew and his wife-Nathan and Amber.  It was so pretty and so easy I made four of them in just under an hour.  How’s that for simple?

I hope your week is off to a wonderful start!  Our little 7-8 year old All Star baseball team play every night this week.  My sweet little great-nephew Anthony is on the team and my hubby is a coach- so I will be traveling to the ball park to help cheer them on.

Blessings,

Diane

Supplies:

Stamps:  SU! Petal Prints, Small Script, Warm Words, American Crafts Large Sentiments

Paper:  More Mustard, Always Artichoke, Soft Sky, Whisper White

Ink:  More Mustard, Really Rust, Soft Sky, Always Artichoke

Embellishments:  Soft Sky ribbon, Always Artichoke ribbon

Accessories:  Used dryer sheet, Krylon Spray adhesive, Dimensionals