Friday, February 24, 2017

Diddly Squat

Earlier this week I was let out of the joint.   I didn't even have to post bail or anything........although I'm sure the "bail" will come later in the form of a bill.  Ugh!   Yep, I graduated from physical therapy!  That first time I went, I got home and thought I'd died.  The next day when I woke up I was pretty sure I had!   As the weeks and sessions went by though I actually started improving and was cut loose from it all on Monday.   I still have to do them at home of course, but I'm finally "free"!

Exercise!  Yes, that ugly word that no one wants to hear!  Stretches, leg lifts, bicycle riding,  tummy suck-in's (I'm sure there's a better name for that one), and on and on.  They started putting two pound weights on my legs about mid way through the past month and it was a little harder but I did it.  All is great.  They did that for several sessions and then the guy said he was going to add a little more weight.  Go for it - I'm fit as a fiddle now.  Strapped an extra FIVE pounds on each leg and said do the leg, groans, and I finally got one leg to cooperate.  After 10 of those suckers with each leg I told him to kiss my happy hiney.

As a result of this I decided they deserved a little card from me - mainly for putting up with the general bull I dished out to them each time I went.   Those cute images are from the Grumplings over at Taylored Expressions. The patterned paper is from somewhere but no idea where.  Used some distress inks and did some sponging behind the image, added a little Wink of Stella, and that's about it.  Hope this puts a smile on their face.

Thanks for stopping by............and have a great weekend!

Tuesday, February 21, 2017

T Day

Hey's T Day!!!!  It's not only Tuesday, but Thanksgiving as well!  This is a card I'd done for Thanksgiving way back in November and yet never posted.   I know I'm a little bit late but it was on the camera and figured I'd post it now. 

This little guy really wobbles too!  I used one of those wobbly thingy deals from Art Impressions behind the cute stamp from Pretty Cute Stamps.  Did a bit of sponging (that you can barely see behind it) and that was about it.  Very CAS.

I'll be back on Friday and who knows........maybe with a Fun Friday?  Shock, I know!
Thanks for stopping by..........

Friday, February 3, 2017

Cats and Dogs - But Not Raining

Rather plain and nothing fancy at all here but another card that was sent  for Sending Paw Prints.  The clouds are embossed with a heart die but you can't really see that in the picture.  I used a Newton's Nook cat and a Simon Says Stamp dog.

Thanks for stopping by.........and have a great weekend.


Wednesday, February 1, 2017

Got Mail?

The last couple of pictures I've posted on here have all looked crooked to me.  The only thing I can think of is that my head isn't screwed on right.  That's a very strong possibility too!!!  For some reason though, this one ALMOST looks straight.  Maybe the head is starting to cooperate a little more now - and then again, probably not.

Anyway............I used the Flowering Mailbox from Art Impressions on this card.  Did a little watercoloring with the Marvy markers and then framed it out using some Kraft, pink and purple type card stock.   Done deal.

Thanks for stopping by.............

Monday, January 23, 2017

Super Heroes

Y'all already know I love our little Rambo, but I actually love all animals!  Something that's dear to my heart are animal shelters and rescue groups -  and all the people involved in them - from the donors, volunteers, and foster parents, to all the wonderful people that adopt the animals.  They truly ARE heroes and it's time to give them all a big thank you!   They give each one of the animals so much love and care and there's so many animals that need that.   Jim always tells me that if it were possible I'd take in every four footed creature I could find.  I probably would if I just had  room for all of them but since Rambo's the complete boss in this house, I'm not real sure how that would go over.   

Last week Connie mentioned a new (to me) challenge called Sending Paw Prints.  Of course I had to scoot over there (and enter my card) and see what it was all about.   I can't think of a nicer cause and a better place to send cards I make when they involve animals and thank you's.   Please go over to Karen's challenge blog and check it out.....and bless her heart for doing this.

Simple card.........Newton's Nook stamp and sentiment along with a Memory Box die. 

Thanks for stopping by...............

Friday, January 20, 2017

I Made A Card!!!

Believe it or not, I'm here - and yes, I even made a card.  I won't comment on the quality of this card at all, but hey it's done and I'm posting it!  Such is life...........

I was unloading all the boxes in the craft room and found this scrap of Kraft paper.  Found my colored pencils, and another piece of cardstock!  WhooHoo!  I'm on a roll.  So, stopped with the unpacking and decided it was time to just take a break and color.  The image I used is from Newton's Nook.  Simple card since I couldn't find much of anything else but after finding the twine and dies, I got it colored and all ready to go.........and then couldn't find the paper cutter to do anything else so it all sat there for a couple of days.  Groan!  Finally found the paper cutter yesterday and cut away.  Also found a red heart.  Now granted there's no red on this card so why I added a red heart I have no idea other than the fact, I found it and used it -  so we'll deal with that.  Then found the die and cut out one in blue too and added it.  I mean, why not!

Ok, now I'm really rocking and rolling.  Camera, charger, and cord for the camera - check!  Adding it to Blogger in order to post - not so good.  It was an all morning affair.  It's amazing how you forget what you've done for so long but with some help from a cheat sheet, here it is.

The reasoning behind the Kraft and colored pencils (which I will say is NOT my cup of tea at all) is because of a challenge Darnell is having celebrating several things in her life.  Because Darnell is such a sweetie, I figured I'd at least toss this in the mix and enter.  Check out her challenge. I'll also enter this in the Inky Paws Challenge (to use a heart).

Everything else is going ok right now.  We are finally moved in - correction.......everything is in the house.  As far as putting it where it belongs and little things like that, it could be a while.  A LONG while.  I think Jim will be a happy little camper once I get the sheets off the windows and hang the curtains!    Just hanging in there and hoping that 2017 is a much better year for us.

Anyway.............thanks for stopping by and I'll try to be back soon.

Wednesday, December 7, 2016

My Crazy Life

Fist of all, thanks to everyone for hanging in there with me.  I'm feeling somewhat better.  In other words - the back, butt, leg  - whatever, are still there and healing.  I start physical therapy in the next couple of weeks and hopefully it'll just keep on improving.

It's taken me a while to get back over here - and it's going to get even longer I'm afraid.  My internet went nutty over a couple of weeks ago and that automatically sets a person in a tailspin.  I was able to at least see emails over my oldddddddd phone but that was about it.  I won't be here much at all though and wanted to let everyone know.

If things can't get better sometime, of course they only going to get worse.  The internet issue ended up being one of those very minor things in life.   I won't even begin to go into any of the details at all, but did want to let everyone know that Jim and I (and Rambo) are headed to different digs (moving).  Not far at all - just a different location here in the area.  Sounds like no big deal, right..........What a joke!!!  We've been here for years and just going through all the crap (yes, I said that) is mind boggling.  I'm trying to do one room at a time but it's very slow going of course.  I'll eventually get it done ( but may be 100 years old when it's actually finished).   I haven't even started the crafting area.  Scared to!

Anyway, all is well, and like I said, I'll be back at some point in time.  Missing everyone............and all your wonderful projects.

Thanks for stopping by.............