Saturday, October 12, 2019

HUGS (Take 2)

Hey y'all!
Happy Saturday, hope all is well?!...

It's a beautiful day here, sunny and warm. :) As much as I want to just be outside (which I was out there for a little while) I have some DT work, birthday cards to make, and a few other things to get done. So I'm pretty much inside for the time being. But that's okay. I have the Lifetime movies on and will be crafting while watching. Who doesn't love some Lifetime movies?!...or even the Hallmark movies?!...even the ones I've seen before, I'll usually watch them again. lol

Anyhow, I'm swinging in to share my 'take 2' on the 'Hugs' stamp.

Of course, because my card is on the 'softer' side of things, editing made it a little difficult for me to get things 'just right'...never ending when it comes to photo editing. lol 

I wanted to do something on the softer side, so I choose some purples and then the rest in grey. I was originally planning to just do the whole thing in one color. But after coloring and thinking about it, I thought maybe it would be too much?...Which led me to using grey for the leaves and whatnot. I actually really like how it looks! So probably worked out for the best?! ;)

Well, that's all for me today. I'm off to do some creating and then hopefully later get to some blog visits!

Thanks so much for stopping by!
Enjoy your weekend! :)

Friday, October 11, 2019

Thankful for you

Hey y'all!
Happy Friday!

Today, I'm up on the A Jillian Vance Design blog sharing a simple Fall themed card. Here's a little peek I have to share...


To see my full card, be sure to swing on over to the AJVD blog. :)

Thanks so much for stopping by!
Have a great day and see you soon!

Wednesday, October 9, 2019

HUGS

Hello, hello!!
Hope all is well?!...

It has been waaaay too long!! (I'm not counting my DT posts as posting things) Long story, short. September was a bit of a rough month for me and husband. Not only did his mom pass away but there was some things that resurfaced from years back and it took a toll on the both of us. So there were some rough weeks on end and then during the last week of September my husband ended up in the ER, ended up he had a bad case of strep throat. So I had to take take of him for a bit, also while being on the lookout that nothing spread to me or our kids. Thankfully, nothing did. Then fast forward to October and say what?!...October!! Time is just going by way too fast! October is starting off fairly good, just been a little busy and tired. Much better than September so far...hoping it stays that way.

So that's a little insight to what's been going on with me. I sincerely apologize for such a long absent. I should be more 'on top of things' now. ;)

I am swinging in to share a card I made 'just for fun'. No challenges or anything, just a new stamp set from a friend of mine that I couldn't wait to get. :)


Even though I'm no expert with colored pencils (or any medium for that matter), I still enjoying coloring images. So relaxing, right?!...I still have a couple more of these to color and already have some ideas of what to do. Hopefully, you won't mind seeing a couple more?! :)

Well, that's all for me today. I'm going to try and do some blog visits and commenting because we all know, it's been way too long. ;)

Thanks so much for stopping by!
Have a great day and see you soon!


Friday, October 4, 2019

AJVD New Release!

Hey y'all!
Happy Friday!!

Today, I'm up on the A Jillian Vance Design blog sharing a few cards for the new release! Here's a little peek I have to share...


To see all my cards and the new release, be sure to swing on over to the AJVD blog. :)

Thanks so much for stopping by!
Have a great day and see you soon!

Friday, September 27, 2019

JOLLY

Hey y'all!
Happy Friday! :)

Today, I'm on the A Jillian Vance Design blog sharing a fun Christmas card. Here's a little peek I have to share...


To see my full card, be sure to swing on over to the AJVD blog. :)

Thanks so much for stopping by!
Have a great day and see you soon!

Friday, September 20, 2019

BOO!

Hey y'all!
Happy Friday!

Today, I'm up on A Jillian Vance Design blog sharing a fun Halloween card. Here's a little peek I have to share...


To see my full card, be sure to swing on over to the AJVD blog. :)

Thanks so much for stopping by!
Have a great day and see you soon!

Friday, September 13, 2019

JOY JOY JOY

Hey y'all!
Happy Friday!

Today, I'm up on  A Jillian Vance Design blog sharing a fun and simple Christmas card. Here's a little peek I have to share...


To see my full card. be sure to swing on over to the AJVD blog. :)

Thanks so much for stopping by!
Have a great day and see you soon!

Saturday, September 7, 2019

PinkFresh Studio September Challenge

Hey y'all!
Hope all is well and you're enjoying the weekend?!...

It's been nice and hot, here! :) So been soaking up the sunshine outside and taking time to craft inside. It's a 'win, win'. ;)

So today I'm swinging in to share a card I made for the current PinkFresh Studio September Challenge.


It's all about 'watercolor/mixed media' and/or using the colors or everything together. I chose to go simple and just do some watercoloring. 


I kept everything one layer because I thought it'd be perfect for mailing out. ;) I did sort of 'fuss' about the sentiment...I just couldn't seem to decide on one, luckily I usually always make two panels of the same when I watercolor in case of mishaps. And that is what happened, I stamped on a sentiment to my first panel and it just didn't look right to me. So that went bye-bye and on to the second panel and thought very hard before stamping it on. lol 

Well, that's all for me. 
Thanks so much for stopping by!
Have a great weekend and see you soon! 


Friday, September 6, 2019

AJVD post-Pumpkin THANKS

Hey y'all!
Happy Friday!!

Today, I'm up on the A Jillian Vance Design blog sharing a simple Fall themed card. Here's a little peek I have to share...


To see my full card, be sure to swing on over to the AJVD blog. :)

Thanks so much for stopping by!
Have a great day and see you soon!

Thursday, September 5, 2019

Paper Smooches September Challenge

Hey y'all!
Hope all is well?!...

As you can see I'm back sooner than expected! If you missed my last post about some updates you can read about it here, if you'd like. ;)

Hurricane Dorian decided to just give us some good winds/gusts and rain by 'skirting us' rather than hitting us. So all in all, it was nothing big for us and we're good. I do feel terrible for the Bahamas and know all to well what they're going through. But one thing is for sure, as hard as it is, things slowly start to become again. <3



I am swinging in today to share a card for the current Paper Smooches September Challenge.


I don't always do sketch challenges because sometimes they just stump me! But this one, this one seemed to work the first time around! And that's a first! lol


Well. that's all for today!

Thanks so much for stopping by!
Have a great day and see you soon!

Monday, September 2, 2019

Just a quick update!

Hey y'all!
Happy Monday, I hope your week is starting off right?!

I just wanted to quickly swing in and give a couple updates.

First, as many have probably heard/seen...we have a monster of a hurricane by us. 'Dorian' just seems to be taking her sweet ol' time getting to us! We have been through many hurricanes, tropical storms, etc. but nothing is worse than a slooow moving storm. It's a waiting game and you have to always prepare for the worst and hope for the best. So, we're waiting. We still can't be sure if she's going to just ride the coast or if we're indeed going to get the 'eye'?...And the thing about hurricanes, even when trying to track it, you just never know until it's passed. Things can just in a moments notice and we've had it happen like that several times before. Where we live, we are only about 15 min. to the beach and about 5 min. to the intercoastal. So, we're hunkered down and ready.

Next, as many have heard from awhile ago (if you read my past blog post) my husbands mother had stage 4 ovarian cancer and was in hospice for awhile. He ended up getting a call last Wednesday/Thursday and the wee hours that she had passed away. This being right as hurricane Dorian formed. So, that was a little crazy there and I don't things have really 'set in' yet because of how busy things have been.

Overall, things have just been busy/crazy lately. With my husband working, his mom passing, and hurricane Dorian, one can barely think straight. I've been trying to craft and do a few other things, but it's just not happening at the moment. Once things settle down and get back to being somewhat normal, I'm sure things will fine. Though, for now I just ask that you can bear with me. I will be having some things posted soon, but just not sure when. I have a DT post scheduled for this Friday and that's about it, as of now. I'm hoping it won't be too long of an 'absent' from blogging...I thank you in advance for understanding. <3

Well, that's all for now. I'm off to finish some things around the house and then try to relax some.

Thanks so much for stopping by!
Have a great week!

P.S.
I will to my best to do another update once Dorian passes. Thanks again for understanding.

Friday, August 30, 2019

AJVD post-Mistletoe

Hey y'all!
Happy Friday! :)

I'm up on the A Jillian Vance Design sharing a simple Christmas card. Here's a little peek I have to share...


To see my full card, be sure to swing on over to the AJVD blog. :)

Thanks so much for stopping by!
Have a great day and see you soon!

Friday, August 23, 2019

AJVD post-FRIEND

Hey y'all!
Happy Friday! :)

I'm up on the A Jillian Vance Design blog today sharing a fun and simple card. Here's a little peek I have to share...


To see my full card, be sure to swing on over AJVD blog. :)

Thanks so much for stopping by!
Have a great day and see you soon!

Friday, August 16, 2019

AJVD post-Tech Week Day 4 (New Release)!

Hey y'all!
Happy Friday!!

I'm up on the A Jillian Vance Design blog sharing Day 4 of Tech Week! If you haven't seen or heard AJVD has a new release coming out and all of us on the DT are sharing some samples!


You'll want to be sure to head on over to their blog, HERE to see everything. There also are some savings on ordering and giveaways!! Fun, right?! :)

Thanks so much for stopping by!
Have a great day and see you soon!


Thursday, August 15, 2019

Many thanks

Hey y'all!
Happy Thursday, hope you're week is going well?!...

It's been the first week back to school for my kids. So my time has been with them and getting back to a somewhat normal schedule. ;) Hopefully by the next week or so, things will be smooth sailing and I can figure out when to sneak in some crafty time. Last school year, it seemed nights worked best and that's sort of what I've been doing already. So...I probably just stick with that. ;)


Anyhow, I am swinging in to share a card I made for the current PinkFresh Studio August Challenge. I also was inspired by Alice's card HERE, so I decided to CASE her card and mix it into the challenge. :)


Well, that's all for me today. I'm off to do some blog visits and commenting! :)
Thanks so much for stopping by!
Have a great day and see you soon!

Friday, August 9, 2019

AJVD post-Stately Stag

Hey y'all!
Happy Friday!

I'm up on the A Jillian Vance Design blog today sharing a super simple masculine card. Here's a little peek I have to share...


To see my full card, be sure to swing on over to the AJVD blog. :)

Thanks so much for stopping by!
Have a great day and see you soon!

Saturday, August 3, 2019

Best Wishes

Hey y'all!
Happy Saturday, hope you're enjoying the weekend?!...

It's been rain and thunderstorms here, off and on. So nothing but staying inside for the most part and crafting when I can. ;)

I'm swinging in to share a 'just for fun' card. I FINALLY put to use the Make A Fish die from Waffle Flower! It only has taken me a year...lol...Well, maybe not a year but a long time! lol ;) I fell in love with this die when I first saw it! And I wanted it for the longest time but things never seemed to 'line up for me' or 'I spaced it'. Then I happened to be browsing the internet, when something told me to look for it. I did and it happened to be on sale (bonus) and the rest is history. ;)


Well, thank goodness for a print out on how to assemble this fish! lol I first tried without anything and was easily lost with what pieces go with what. Not that it was bad looking, I just didn't use over half the pieces! lol Thankfully I had some sense to me to look at the die on Waffle Flower and found the chart showing everything. lol Note: I still didn't use every piece because of the direction I was going with things. But I will be making more and using all the pieces for sure. So many options. ;)

Something about me, I love koi fish and so that's what I was trying to replicate. We have so many koi fish at our zoo. There is always this one that is tucked away in a little nook (so to speak) and it is the biggest most awesome koi ever! It is white with accents of black, red, and orange. So that's what led me to my color choices. I even added a touch of silver glitter cardstock. If you really look closely at a koi fish (and perhaps most fish) I swear there seems to always be a shimmer to them!?!...So that's where the silver came from. ;)

Well, I'm sure I talked enough. lol
Thanks so much for stopping by!
Enjoy your weekend! :)

Friday, August 2, 2019

AJVD post-Let's go!

Hey y'all!
Happy Friday!

I'm up on the A Jillian Vance Design blog sharing a simple card. Here's a little a peek I have to share...


To see my full card, be sure to swing on over to the AJVD blog. :)

Thanks so much for stopping by!
Have a great day and see you soon!

Tuesday, July 30, 2019

I hope you feel beautiful today

Hey y'all!
Hope your week is going well?! :)

I'm swinging in today to share a card I made for the current Altenew July Inspiration Challenge. Nothing like waiting until last minute, right?!  lol ;)


I actually had this card made for awhile but it was giving me a hard time with editing it. So I kept taking a break from it, then going back to it, and on and on that went. lol But I after so many ongoing tries with the editing, I just settle on what I thought was the best photo. ;)


Don't you just love all the layering flowers Altenew has to offer?!...(There are so many I still want. It's a long wish list. ;))

I layered my flowers in the colors from the inspiration photo. Then made a background using just one part of the leaves, rather than layering the leaves. After I simply assembled everything onto my base card and topped things off with some jewels and a sentiment. Simple, yeah?!...

That's all for me today.
Thanks so much for stopping by!
Have a great week and see you soon!

Saturday, July 27, 2019

Ten Thousand Thanks

Hey y'all!
Happy Saturday, hope all is well?!...

I'm swinging in to share a card I made for the current Paper Smooches July Challenge.


I was able to pick up some of their new goodies and couldn't wait to use some! I say 'some' because I just may have bought too much. lol Is there even a such thing as buying too much of stamps and/or dies?!...Probably. lol


Anyhow, as you can see I kept things nice and simple. ;) I just did a little ink blending, die cutting, and stamping. That's it! Easy peasy, right?!...

Well, that's all for me today.

Thanks so much for stopping by!
Enjoy your weekend! :)

Friday, July 26, 2019

AJVD post-Smile...

Hey y'all!
Happy Friday! :)

I'm up on the A Jillian Vance Design blog today sharing a simple card. Here's a little peek...


To see my full card, be sure to swing on over to the AJVD blog. :)

Thanks so much for stopping by!
Have a great day and see you soon!

Monday, July 22, 2019

OMG Thanks

Hey y'all!
Happy Monday, hope your week is starting off right?!...

Time just keeps flying on by...going where?...I have no idea! lol I'm swinging in to share I simple card I made playing around with the new Taylored Expressions blender brushes. I'm sure most have seen and/or heard about them?!...If not, they are awesome! ;)


I simply did a blended rainbow of colors on a piece of white cardstock. After I used another piece of white cardstock and used the little 'thanks' die that I got with my order. Then used a stitched die for the border and placed things over my blended panel. Simple, right?!...To finish things off, a simple little sentiment and a heart. :)

That's all for me today.
Thanks so much for stopping by!
Have a great week!

Friday, July 19, 2019

AJVD post-Watercolor butterflies

Hey y'all!
Happy Friday!

I'm up on the A Jillian Vance Design blog today sharing a simple and fun card. Here's a little peek I have to share...


To see my full card, be sure to swing on over to the AJVD blog. :)

Thanks so much for stopping by!
Have a great day and see you soon!

Tuesday, July 16, 2019

Do all things with love

Hey y'all!
Happy Tuesday, hope all is well?!...

Things are pretty good here. Just soaking up some sun and getting some crafty time in here and there. ;)

I'm swinging in to share a card I made for the current PinkFresh Studio July Challenge. 




I kept things simple and sadly no matter how many times I took photos and edited things, I couldn't get the dry embossing to show up. :( So it just looks like a solid white background, though there is indeed some blooms the spread over most of the background...sigh...

At least for the most part, you can see (hopefully) what I was going for?...I layered the floral circle die cut a few times, to make it pop out some from the background. Then did some coloring with the hummingbird and then used the matching die with it and added it to my circle/card. And lastly, added a little sentiment and some jewels. Pretty simple, right?!...

Well, that's all for me today. I'm off to do some blog visits/commenting. :)

Thanks so much for stopping by!
Have a great day and see you soon! 

Friday, July 12, 2019

AJVD post-A sweet hello

Hey y'all!
Happy Friday! :)

I'm up on the A Jillian Vance Design blog sharing a sweet card. Here's a little peek I have to share...


To see my full card, be sure to swing on over to the AJVD blog. :)

Thanks so much for stopping by!
Have a great day and see you soon!

Thursday, July 11, 2019

Real friends always share cupcakes

Hey y'all!
Happy Thursday, almost Friday! :) Hope all is well?!...

Things are going okay here. Trying to soak up the last little bit of Summer before my kids start school again. They start back up in August and we all know how fast time goes, so we got to enjoy it, yeah?! ;)

Anyhow, I'm swinging in to share a fun card...no challenges or anything, I just wanted to practice some coloring with markers.


Again, I'm no expert with my coloring skills. But I sure do have fun and enjoy it...that's what it's all about though, right?! ;) I did a little masking with the cupcakes, the image is nice and big, so lot's of playing around you can do with things.

Well, that's all for me today. I'm off to do some blog visits and commenting.
Thanks so much for stopping by!
Have a great day and see you soon!

Friday, July 5, 2019

AJVD post-HI

Hey y'all!
Happy Friday! :)

I'm up on the A Jillian Vance Design blog today sharing a simple and fun card. Here's a little peek I have to share...


To see my full card, be sure to swing on over to the AJVD blog. :)

Thanks so much for stopping by!
Have a great day and see you soon!

Sunday, June 30, 2019

sometimes you win...

Hey y'all!
Happy Sunday, hope all is well?!...

Altenew-June2019-Inspiration

I'm swinging in to share a card I made for the current Altenew June Inspiration Challenge...at the last minute! lol I still have some hours to spare, but talk about cutting it close! I actually wanted to play along from the start but just couldn't get anything to come to me. Until today, that is. ;)


Keeping things simple, I did some stamping on kraft paper and then added a little bit of shading using some colored pencils. I know you may not be able to see much of the red and yellow pencil, but it's there...I promise. ;) I kept everything one layer and actually made two of these cards. So perfect for mailing. That's always a bonus, right?!... ;)

Well, that's all for me today.
Thanks so much for stopping by!
Have a great day and see you soon!

Friday, June 28, 2019

Hibiscus hello

Hey y'all!
Happy Friday! :)

*For my AJVD post, please scroll down. ;)

Once again, time has gotten the best of me...with it being summertime and all the other family matters going on it continues to be a roller coaster. And I had a strange experience today. While I was driving, I happened to look down at my phone that was sitting in a little tray, that sits somewhat under the radio. I noticed a little tiny feather on it. Like it just flew in and landed there. I didn't touch my phone and just let it be. When I got home the feather was still there, so I picked up my phone carefully and was going to show it to my husband. Now I saw it on my phone up until my husband opened the door, then suddenly looked down and gone! We looked everywhere for it and nothing. Perhaps it was only meant for me?...Maybe something from my dad?...I don't know but very strange. There's was no feather even in our car to begin with and for something to fly through the windows, I would have noticed that. And for it to be perfectly sitting on my phone for where I had it at...it was something else, I tell you.

Anyhow, just thought I'd share that.
So now onto my card...


I originally was planning on doing some no-line watercoloring. Though, that was just not working for me. So while I was sitting there trying to watercolor, it came to me 'why not do no-line coloring with pencils?'. Being that was calling my name, I switched gears and pulled out my pencils. I still had no idea how that was gonna go, but went with it and stuck with it. I actually enjoyed things so much, I'm planning on doing another card (or so), doing the same thing. ;) I'm no expert at all, but I had fun and it was relaxing at the same time. Please excuse my 'shading' techniques if they are off/not in the right spots...I was just going with the flow. ;)

Well, that's all for now.
Thanks so much for stopping by!
Have a great day and weekend! :)

AJVD post-Bold butterfly

Hey y'all!
Happy Friday! :)

Today, I'm up on the A Jillian Vance Design blog sharing a simple card. Here's a little peek I have to share...


To see my full card, be sure to swing on over to the AJVD blog. :)

Thanks so much for stopping by!
Have a great day and see you soon!

Friday, June 21, 2019

AJVD post-SEA you soon

Hey y'all!
Happy Friday! :)

Today, I'm up on the A Jillian Vance Design blog sharing a fun and simple card. Here's a little peek...


To see my full card, be sure to swing on over to the AJVD blog. :)

Thanks so much for stopping by!
Have a great day and see you soon!

Friday, June 14, 2019

AJVD post-We have this hope...

Hey y'all!
Happy Friday! :)

I'm up on the A Jillian Vance Design blog sharing a simple and fun card...or two. ;) Here's a little peek I have to share...


To see my full cards, be sure to swing on over to the AJVD blog. :)

Thanks so much for stopping by!
Have a great day and see you soon!

Monday, June 10, 2019

You're one in a melon

Hey y'all!
Happy Monday, hope your week is starting off right?!...

Things have been pretty good here for the most part. ;)

I'm swinging in to share a simple and sweet card I made. I wasn't thinking about entering it in any challenges or anything and then a 'ding' came to me...Why not join in on the fun at Virginia's Show & Share?!! :)



Pretty straight forward...I added a fun little 'splattered' background using a bright pink ink, some simple watercoloring for my watermelon, and then stamped on a sentiment. Quick and easy, right?!...

That's all for me today.
Thanks so much for stopping by!
Have a great week and see you soon! :) 

Friday, June 7, 2019

AJVD post-You nailed it!

Hey y'all!
Happy Friday! :)

Today, I'm up on the A Jillian Vance Design blog sharing a fun and simple masculine card. Here's a little peek I have to share...


To see my full card, be sure to swing on over to the AJVD blog. :)

Thanks so much for stopping by!
Have a great day and see you soon!

Thursday, June 6, 2019

Thanks so much

Hey y'all!
Happy Thursday, almost Friday! Hope all is well?!...

Just a short and sweet post, today. :)

I'm swinging in to share a card I made for the June Paper Smooches Challenge.


I had no clue in what kind of card I was making! lol Though, it seemed to have come together. At least I think it did?! ;) 


I simply did a little masking to make my background and then after used a black marker for making the line. After, I stamped on my sentiment, did some coloring for my pineapple, and then used the matching die with it. To give my pineapple a little more 'pop' I added some foam tape on the back. Easy peasy, right?!...

*Confession: I did mess up on the background some (which you can probably see?). When I had my post it notes down for my mask I didn't realize that it wasn't completely straight from corner to corner. So then I tried to straighten it out and just stamp over it again to make in 'blend' with what I already had stamped. Well, that didn't really work to well, but I thought it gave it a little 'character' so I stilled used it. ;) 

Well, that's all for me today.
Thanks so much for stopping by!
Have a great day and see you soon! :) 

Tuesday, June 4, 2019

Winners!!

Hey y'all!
Happy Tuesday, hope all is well?!...

I'm so sorry I'm late with announcing the winners from my giveaway, but without any further ado here they are...

Bev and Judy!! 

Ladies, you each won a $25.00 gift certificate to Simon Says Stamp!! 

*Please note: I had some people message/email me directly because they had trouble commenting on my blog or with blogger. I didn't want to leave anyone out. ;) I used random.org to choose the two lucky winners and I thank you all for your kind comments and support. <3 

Bev and Judy, I will reach out to you both shortly. Though, if you don't hear from me or see my email, please reach out to me. :) Thank you again for your kind words.

Well, that's all for me today.
Thanks so much for stopping by!
Have a great day and see you soon!

Friday, May 31, 2019

AJVD post-Ahoy!

Hey y'all!
Happy Friday!

I'm up on the A Jillian Vance Design blog sharing a simple and fun card. Here's a little peek I have to share...


To see my full card, be sure to swing on over to the AJVD blog! :)

Thanks so much for stopping by!
Have a great day and see you soon!

Tuesday, May 28, 2019

Trust your soul

Hey y'all!
Happy Tuesday, hope all is well?!...

If you missed my last post, I did an update on what's being going on with me and I also have a giveaway going on...you may want to check it out. ;)

I took things a little easy today and found a little time to create. I remembered seeing the current May PinkFresh Studio Challenge (at the very beginning of May lol), I wasn't sure if I'd miss the deadline or not, but looks like a I have about 6 hours to spare before the cut off. (I made it, yay!) :)



Pretty simple and straight forward card, right?!...I randomly stamped on my image using a couple lighter inks and then one be a brighter ink color. After, I stamped on the sentiment pieces in black ink and then topped things off with some burlap twine. That's it! Super quick and easy. 

Well that's all for me. 

Thanks so much for stopping by!
Have a great day and see you soon! 


Sunday, May 26, 2019

An Update, a Card, and a Giveaway

Hey y'all!
Happy Sunday, hope all is well?!...

It has been sooo long since I've actually posted something besides DT stuff, let alone being active in the blogging world. I deeply apologize for not being around much. I've been going through some things since April and honestly, I've been trying to just deal with it on my own. However, I believe there comes a time when no matter how strong you are, you only can be strong for so long before you just need to let things out.

Back in April, which is a hard month for me because of my dad passing away in April (2013). My husband got a call from his mom. It was an 'odd call' so to speak, the timing and how long he was on the phone for and somewhat quiet, I knew something couldn't be right. After he hung up the phone his eyes said it all. He found out that his mom has a short time left with us. My husband quickly left to see his mom and spent some time with her. After about four days he came back home and just kept himself busy. Though, I knew he was physically/emotionally drained. It's been hard on us. We were thinking things may settle down some and then a couple weeks ago he suddenly got a call from his uncle. He needed to go see his mom for one last time. He left for a week and just got back last Friday. He and his mom said the finally goodbyes to one another, knowing they won't see each other again and to his moms request, she doesn't want him or anyone by her when she passes. As hard as it is, he respects her wishes. The hardest part is knowing that the day is going to come when you get that 'phone call', though you just don't know when. And no matter how much you try to prepare yourself for what's coming, you still are never prepared for it. (If that makes sense?...)

Now, in the mix of all this going on, I had quite a few doctor appointments of my own to go to. After doing some tests and blood work, I'm relieved to know that I am in overall good health. I'm a little anemic, which I'm now taking iron for, boy does it make me feel a little 'blah' at times. Though, I tell myself it could be worse, so I shouldn't complain. I also found out that I am going through 'perimenopause'. The transition before officially starting menopause. So it has been quiet the roller coaster for me. But I'm hanging in.

Then on top of all that, I had to take my kids to do testing for school. It was a lot of traveling to and from for a few weeks and the times were all over the place. Thankfully, all that is done now and there is only a week left of school. So we're just finishing up the last bit and then Summer here we come!

Whew!...So that's pretty much what's been going on with me and my family. As well as, still having the everyday things go on...

Okay, now onto my card. I've been trying to stay creative and make things. Though, that's been a hit or miss...though, this time it was a hit. At least I think it was?! ;)


No challenges or anything, I just wanted to use some goodies that I haven't used or used much of. I kept things nice and simple. I just did some coloring with markers and then some die cutting. That's pretty much it. Easy, right?!...

Lastly, on to the giveaway...because I've been absent from my blog and out of the loop for so long, I feel I should give back. I want to thank you all for always being caring, understanding, and truly supportive of me (and my blog). THANK YOU!!

So I want to give TWO lucky winners a $25 gift card to Simon Says Stamp!! :)
(This is from me personally. Nothing has been 'donated' or 'gifted' to me. This is just something I want to do.)

To enter my giveaway, leave a comment telling me 'what you are looking forward to this summer?'...Easy, right?!...I will close out the comments at 12 pm eastern time on June 2, 2019. I will randomly pick the two winners and announce them on my blog on June 3, 2019. *Note: Please make sure I have a way to contact you or that you be sure to check if you're a winner and email me. If chosen as a winner, I will reach out to you but if I can't reach you or don't hear from you within 72 hours, I will have to choose a new winner or winners. Thank you for understanding. 

Thanks so much for stopping by!
Have a great day and see you soon!

Hugs


Friday, May 24, 2019

AJVD post-Mr. Fix It

Hey y'all!
Happy Friday!

Today, I'm up on the A Jillian Vance Design blog sharing a simple and fun masculine card. Here's a little peek...


To see my full card, be sure to swing on over to the AJVD blog. :)

Thanks so much for stopping by!
Have a great day and see you soon!

P.S.
I apologize for hardly being around much as of lately...there has been some things going on with my family and whatnot. I plan on sharing some things soon, I ask that you please bear with me during this time. I've been trying to create some things and post, but it's just not working for me right now. :(  Hopefully, I'll be back to posting things on a regular basis soon. :)

Friday, May 17, 2019

AJVD post-Thanks for building me up!

Hey y'all!
Happy Friday!

I'm up on the A Jillian Vance Design blog today, sharing a fun masculine card! Here's a little peek I have to share...


To see my full card, be sure to swing on over to the AJVD blog. :)

Thanks so much for stopping by!
Have a great day and see you soon!