Thursday, January 28, 2016

Valentine Bandit

The bandit has hit!  It's almost Valentine's Day and I'll have a few cards to share in the coming days.  All the raccoon's around here are really a gray and black color but since I picked up a brown Copic and started coloring, I figure this one is just going to have to be brown.  We really do have a lot of raccoon's around here too and we can't even leave Rambo's food out at night or they come steal it - not that he would dream of eating outside anyway.  If he had his way he'd sit at the kitchen table and eat with us.

The stamps I used for this are from Newton's Nook (Sweetheart Tails).  Cute little guy isn't he!  The heart die is from Simon Says Stamp.  I inlaid all the red hearts (and one white one) after cutting.  Twine added and the card is complete.

I'll enter this in the Inky Paws Challenge at Newton's Nook (Love Theme), Pixie's Crafty Workshop challenge (snippets), Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge (anything goes), Addicted to Stamps and More (Holiday), Addicted to CAS (Red).

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Monday, January 25, 2016

HeeYaw and All That Good Stuff

As promised, here's the little dude (Rambo) all decked out for the big round-up.  Yep, I promised y'all I'd keep trying to get a picture of him in his cowboy hat and finally managed to do it without him taking his paw and knocking it off.  It's not the best photo but getting him to sit still just doesn't happen very often - unless he's asleep.  Don't think he likes being a cowboy for some reason.....maybe he just needs a white hat instead of a black one to show he's one of the good guys.

I'm slowly but surely making my way back to blogging!  It's been a long couple of weeks but we're back to being into some sort of routine (or whatever) now and hopefully on the road to recovery.  Some days are pretty much crazy so if I disappear that's the reason why.  What am I saying?????!!  ALL days are pretty much crazy around here but some really are better than others.

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Friday, January 15, 2016

I'm Trying So Hard

I'm really, really trying to get back to crafting, blogging, and commenting - and all the fun things in my life, but it just isn't happening right now.  A very brief update is that I've been busy with the ER, hospital, doctors, back to the ER and hospital, now back home, and caring for Jim.  Bottom line.....his health is just all screwed up......and yes, it's hell getting older.

It's been an extremely long week - actually it's been two weeks I think.  I've completely lost track of time.   I'm one tired stressed out little chicken every single day of the week right now.  When I do have a few minutes and could get back to crafting, I just want to curl up and sleep a little.

I will get back to blogging and visiting everyone's blog soon but just don't know when right now.  Please don't give up on me just yet.

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Friday, January 8, 2016

From the Heart Kittens

I finally got a card made!  YEA!  Nothing exceptional but it's going to be cute for Valentine's Day I think.  Lots of hearts for sure.

Playing along with the progressive challenge at From the Heart Stamps I used this cute little kitty image.  The image is free if you played along last month, and if you didn't you can still get it in the store and play along for this month.  I also used the weekly sketch (my take on it) at From the Heart Stamps and will enter it in that challenge as well.

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Tuesday, January 5, 2016

....and then it was 2016

No card today, but yes, I'm still alive and kicking (just not very high).  I won't bore you too long but still wanted to let you know I'll be back soon with a card or two hopefully.

Christmas was great and I got to spend time with the kiddos which was really nice.  It wasn't even one of those times when you stand on the front porch as they're driving off and have a big smile on your face thinking " whew! thank goodness"!!!  LOL!   My daughter came for a week and then my son and his crew arrived...........and then my internet died an ugly death!  Ok, no problem.  That means I can get some things done around the house.  Well, hello.....there's only so much cleaning a person can do.  After six days of no internet I was climbing the walls but they got it all repaired yesterday so I'm back among the living once more!   Right in the middle of all this Jim decides to have a medical issue. (He's doing a little better now)  Not fair at all......We ate our black eyed peas on New Years for good luck and even threw in some pork and sauerkraut for good measure - so where's the luck!  I'm still shoving black eyed peas in him but think he may be getting a little tired of them now though.

I'll slowly get back in the swing on things soon.  Will try to get around to everyone's blog at some point in time this week too!

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