Wednesday, December 4, 2019

Christmas, Stamping Ground and other non related stuffs...

Okay then...been a while since I participated in WOYWW with Julia and the rest of the gang.  I have been looking at posts but not doing much else if anything to write posts or leave comments.  It has been a year of chaos and pain in my house for various and sundry reasons.  I think I may have that under a small amount of control...not holding my breath though!  My desk this week!  Too junked up to do much with!

I haven't felt like crafting much and try to get out to a group about once a month and crop...I am making a few cards along and have to break up my time between sitting and standing otherwise I get nothing completed.  I started doing Christmas cards a couple months ago and they are the perfect medium for me to be able to sit and stand and still get stuff done!  I joined a Spellbinders club and they send a card kit every month and this is some the cards I made from the October kit.

I will post more later but this is about all my back can handle right now.  Hope everyone has a great week!

My health has been a problem for over two years now...well actually since I broke my knee and infect went untreated for 6 months.  I am happy to say some of that is on the mend and I am definitely getting around better and with less pain.  I have found pain pills don't do too much for me and just cause mind problems so I have started a program marijuana and don't laugh my pain doctor is amazed and has started prescribing for others!  Luckily in Oklahoma marijuana is legal for medicinal purposes even though it continues illegal in most states.  I make up cookie or edibles and take them as needed like a pain pill!  Now the tequila has taken over my G and T consumption because I don't get the same effects from it!...I know (((giggle))) it is fun!

Friday, November 29, 2019


Today is the day after Thanksgiving and I thought since I am up and running early I would publish a few photos of some fall cards and projects I have done... I really miss not writing on my blog like I used to do...maybe I will start again...Always to tired, to sick, too something here lately!  

I participate in two calendar swaps each year with my online friends.  This year the month of July was my choice for the calendar tag swap on Creative Block StampersAnonymous group...the requirement is to use at least one stamp from Stampers Anon on your tags.  This #8 size tag has a background stamp and several die cuts and stencils from the Tim Holtz collection used to give a multilayer textured look.  I love bright colors and this worked for me.  I decorated the backs of all my tags with fun retro looking cut outs, We made twelve tags!
calendar tag backs
The second calendar swap was for the All Things Tattered and Timeworn group on IO...used to be yahoo groups but things change...  My month for this swap was the month of November!

A Halloween tag I made for a swap on the CreativeBlock StampersAnon group on Yahoo groups.  I love doing tags and cards with this group so many really talented people!
Cards I made to send to people then didn't get them sent out...  Oh well I am ahead of the game for next year!!

 So still not really tired but think I will go lay down on the sofa and see if I can get the TV to lull me back to sleep.  Enjoy your holiday weekend.

Happy Thanksgiving

WOW!  Another year almost done!  We went over to Heathers house yesterday for an awesome dinner and sat around talking with family!  When I was a kid I can remember a house full of people coming in for dinner but now days families are smaller and scattered all around the world...Chad, Candice and their kids are in New York now and it is a bit far to travel and they were home for a summer visit this year!
 Heather has a huge table she bought that will seat 12 people but the 6 of us spread out all the good foods and ate till our hearts content!
My full plate of turkey, dressing, mashed potatoes, cranberries, fried okra, green beans and roasted carrots.  Yummy!  I am going back today for some left overs!  

It is 0400 and I am awake sitting here at the computer wondering why I am awake...went to bed at 10:30 and slept a good 4-5 hours and woke up with heart burn...I love sage and cornbread dressing but I think I am beginning to realize what the older folks meant about its after effects...

Hope everyone has a safe and happy holiday!

Sunday, July 14, 2019

WOW! Time flies when you are having...

fun or in pain and sick so you can't do much else.  It takes a lot of energy to just get by and when you add in feeling sorry for yourself on good days...well that's life!

I haven't been doing a lot of anything crafty the past year!  I try to get to a crafting group once a month with a group I have been crafting with over the years.  Paperdolls are a fun group!  Everyone knows I am a Stampin' Up! Demo right?  I have a site online where you can check out all the good stuff!  You can visit the site by clicking on the Okienurse! 

Each month Stampin' Up! has a kit that comes out around the 15th of the month called The Paper Pumpkin.  It is a no brainer and contains everything you need to make the cards/kit that month including ink, glue dots, twine etc!  This past month I did a card kit from Stampin' Up! called Sentimental Rose.  It was Aprils kit...  I really enjoyed putting this together.   It made 9 cards and there were some preprinted elements but just enough stamping I felt like I was doing something not just sitting!
 There were 9 cards to be made with this kit and a clear poly box to store them in...
 The box presentation vertical or horizontal looks good huh!
 I love the color combo of pink and minty green...I know but memory is faulty now days too!
I had post op anoxia and nothing works as it should anymore!  I stamped these roses and leaves but...
 these roses came preprinted and you just had to layer the card!  I hear some saying cheat but hey I made these!  I love being able to say I did something again!
the last set of cards are vertical and while I can't tie twine I had fun making them!  

Okay done deal!  Going to try and post again sooner then a year out!  I really have missed it!