Friday, October 25, 2013

MFTWSC147- You are Spooktacular

Recently while visiting my nieces,  the conversation of the "craft room takeover" was brought up. While explaining how I haven't crafted any cards due to this, my oldest niece says to me "Yeah I know, I got a store bought card for my birthday this year,  it was weird."

I couldn't help but laugh at first but then I got the point :).  So since I am sorta on roll I made both my nieces cards for Halloween this year.

One of them is from this weeks My Favorite Things sketch challenge, which just so happens to be one of my favorites stores right here in my town as well.  I recently made a visit to their boutique, picked  up a few things and participated in a class.  (I'll post what we did later:)

Anyway here is what I came up with.  Love these little witch legs.

Paper: SU Pumpkin Pie Cardstock, SU Black Cardstock, SU DP Halloween
Stamps: MFT Halloween Sentiments, Smart Craft
Accessories:  MFT Fishtails Dienamics, Kaisers Black Pearls, Ribbon, Copics

Thanks for stopping by and oh yeah, there is still time to play along! 

Thursday, October 24, 2013

Mojo Monday 316

Well I guess I found some mojo and what a great way to get started than with a Mojo Monday Challenge. And yes it does seem that I always start back up around this time of year.  Why?  Likely because I love Halloween and I just love love this stamp set by There She Goes-Hauntingly Delightful.  The characters in this set are so cute.

I made this card for my nephew.  It reminded me so much of him and one year he actually was a Dracula. 

There is still time to play along with this challenge so find your Mojo and get crafting! 

Paper: SU Black and Perfectly Plum,  DP K & Company
Accessories: MFT Dienamics woodgrain fence diecut, Nesties, Copics 
stamps: TSG Hauntingly Delightful 

Monday, October 21, 2013

Where art thou?

Oh my poor neglected blog –LOL.  Well what I can say…..   no excuses just life happens?  The battle of the “taking over” the craft room continues. Good news/bad news although my husband remains shacked up in my craft room just about finishing one degree he has about 14 more months for his last degree.  He has offered to co-habitat in there but I just cannot get the creative juices flowing with him in there.  Who knows what I mean?  It’s a whole mindset for me.  I am really proud of him and it’s just the price I have pay J
I sorta did take up  a few more hobbies... I redecorated my office, fostered a few pups from lab rescue, become an essential oil distributor, finished a plan for redecorating our bedroom, was a part of an innovative teaching experience for folks within my industry in health care and guardianship, brushed up on my nursing skills and worked worked worked. 

I also squeezed in a few trips to the MFT Boutique.  Love that place!  Great products, great classes and Kim has done an amazing job with the decor. 

This was the first summer that we actually didn’t play a whole lot.   This was also the first summer without family-kids L .

The end of last year didn’t make the beginning of this year so great either.  After being blessed with my sister ‘s family moving closer to us in  late 2011,  we suddenly had to say goodbye to them  Christmas 2013 as they relocated to Texas.   Although it’s not forever it’s just not the same being far apart, I truly enjoyed having my nephew and sister here. Being able to be a part of my nephew's "growing up" was awesome since I missed so much of it in his beginning years.   It was definitely short but sweet,  I guess I just have to be grateful for the time we had together and I realize that everything happens for a reason.

We also had to say good bye to our beloved lab Dexter around this same time.  After returning from a trip in NYC during the holidays on Christmas Eve, he suffered a severe seizure and just could not rebound.  This was such a shock to us as he had just been to the vet reporting for his age he was in great shape and with  no health issues.  Again have to be grateful for the time we had with him. 

Oooh yeah so the lab rescue thing.  After sending Dexter over the rainbow bridge my husband was adamant that we were not getting another dog as Dexter was too special to replace.  I agreed this was true, however when you go from a barking household to a non- barking household, its deafening.  So I convinced him to let me foster.  Problem solved right?  Well in comes Tucker.  After about three weeks and understanding this little guy Scott and I quickly realized that if we adopted him out he potentially could be bounced around from home to home. First rescue and we failed!  He is very sweet and lovable but due to his past he has a lot (I mean a lot) of separation anxiety.   We have lost 4 blinds, 2 pair of shoes and a pottery barn rug.  Tucker is with his forever family and we are happy to say he has come a long way but still has a ways to go. 

I am also happy to say that we have placed 3 (well really 4) dogs in their forever home.  One pup was placed twice.  This experience has truly taught us a lot.  I never knew how much of a softy my husband really was.  

Ok so let me share a small project of the office redecorating. I really wanted something chevron and viola  here’s what I came up with.  I picked up this piece at a garage sale for 15 dollars!  Still can't believe it.  I get a lot of compliments on this piece.  

So I won’t make any promises about getting cards done or participating in the weekly sketch challenges.  But I will promise that I will never stop being creative!   For now its just going to have to be one project at a time whenever I can find the time and the spaceJ