So, I have struggled with why it looked like two backgrounds overlapping my blog. Guess what... That was the problem. So I have not ever had a lot of time to really learn how to set up a great blog site. Shame on me. My backgroung of having my degree in graphic design. But I have to blame it on the fact that web site building was not a course for my class now did blogs exist then. Amazing where technology has taken us. Anyway. I will have some new cards up soon. I finished up a few last week. Also found some amazing deals on brand new carts. They are solutions but it was a deal that I could not pass up. I am hoping to make a few halloween cards and a welcome back to the states card for my parents. They just returned from a month long vacation in Italy, Spain, Turkey, Greece just to name a few. Would have loved to gone with them!!! Anyway, along with the halloween cards, I have already started my Christmas cards from my family. A total first for me. So Watch what is to come! Keep Crafting!
EK Success launched new punches this summer. I finally purchased one even though I have flowers I can make on my cricut. I wanted to see how easy this way might be.
After many tries, I found it hard to make the petals align without over lapping petals as I was wrapping. Yet it can be done especially with practice. But if you don't have a cricut then this is the next best thing to get the look of paper flowers hand made. I think this may be the only one I will be purchasing though. But that's my personal opinion and since I don't have a need for them then the room in my craft storage might be available for other tools. But I do love tools.
I am trying to get back in the grove, it seems hard with the kids back at school, mainly since summer hasn't decided to leave Texas yet. We so badly need so much rain here. And for the last three weeks my allergies have just exploded due to all the dried grasses and no rain. Everytime the wind stirs up, I start sneezing. I was out the other night with my kids getting the bikes aired up and the ride had to be postponed. I just could not be outside without sneezing. Miserable. I take daily claritin, but it may be time to switch it up since I have been taking that for a few years now. Maybe its lost its effectiveness.
Okay on to other things. I know I have more pictures to post of all the lastest and greatest items that I am now seeing at my local Joanns, Michael's and Hobby Lobby. Sadly our best scrapbook store that has been here for over 13 years is going out of business. Sad to see that happen. So I guess I am going to be giving more of my purchases to the online retailers to find that perfect items.
Head on over to www.aboverubiesstudio.com if you have not yet. Megan has come out with more dvds and her own line of paper for the cricut. Her dvds are what I used to finally understand the in's and out's of my cricut...
I had someone special to me going thru a rough time and so I decided to send her a pick me up card. And even timed it so that the chances it would arrive on that no so happy date for her. She loved it and it was exactly what she needed. You know there are many friends we don't seem to pay attention to and see when something as a little card might be the perfect thing they need to get that mood lift. So look closer and find that friend. Keep some cards around just for that occasion. Keep Crafting!
I am a mom of three, graduate of Texas Tech University with a degree in Design Communication. Anything to do with art feeds my soul. I also direct the handbell choirs at my church and have been a director there for 10 years. Although I have played Handbells for 26 years. It is one of my passions mainly due to my mother being a handbell director too.