Not a very catchy title for my blog post but it's the best that I could come up with tonight. :) It has been 16 days since I last blogged and that is a very long time for me. Thank you very much to so many of you who sent me an e-mail asking if I am doing okay or if I have fallen off the face of the earth. As you can see I'm still here. :) Stampers and paper crafters are such caring and very special people. My absence from posting any thing is due to a pinched nerve in my back. I did not have an accident. I just woke up one morning and Ta da....... there it was. I do have a couple of things to share with you tonight and I hope that you like them.
I made a very simple card a few days ago. Mind you, it took me a few days to put it together but I did it! I used some of the new items from the Stampin' UP! Occasions mini catalog that will be available for everyone very soon. I am very impressed with this catalog.
Here is what I used to make my card.
Stamps: Oval All from Stampin'UP!
Inks: Chocolate Chip from SU.
Embellishments: Ribbon from May Arts, and white buttons.
The size of my finished card is 4 1/4 x 4 1/4". I chose this size due to stamped image I used. Duplicating this card to make a set to give as a gift would be quick and easy.
Here is a digital page that I made for the scrapbook that I am making of myself to give to my children. I made this page the day before I was no longer able to sit down for very long. :) I was only 18 months old when this photo was taken so I have no memory of this Christmas. It is the only Christmas photo that I have of myself from when I was a baby, a child or a teenager or a young adult. A little odd since my father's hobby was photography.
I have to keep this part brief which is probably a good thing. :) I'm sure that all of you have lots to do. Wayne and I went to our 2 youngest grandchildren's birthday party this past Saturday. We did not stay long but the time that we were there I had lots of fun watching the children play. I took lots of photos of them and wish that I could make a Smile Box to share with all of you but I need to keep my time at the computer short.
Our weather is looking great! We have had a few very cold days and even some snow this past Sunday. But today was in the 50'sand the sun was out and it felt great. I went out for a very short walk with Wayne today. It was so nice to have the sun on my face. Our snow is slowly melting and I can actually see some of the ground. Yay! One more week of the sun and all of the snow should be gone. Hooray! How is the weather your way? Are you seeing the tulips coming up yet? I am so excited to see the flowers. It's time we see the colors of nature again.
I hope that all of you are having a fantastic week so far. Smile. :)