Saturday, November 28, 2009

Did you have a happy turkey day?

We had a wonderful Thanksgiving out of town at my in-laws in Colorado Springs this year.  I stuffed myself and did not save any room for pumkin pie.  Friday evening we went to dinner and I did save some room for dessert then so I enjoyed a slice of vanilla bean cheescake.  Not too bad!  We just got back home a couple of hours ago and thought I'd better post my latest Basic Grey Challenges card.  Again, it is a Christmas card.  Tis the season, right?

The challenge for the next couple of weeks is to make a card based on a sketch from the lovely and ever so talented Tara G.  She does amazing things so please check out her blog too.

So here is the sketch:

And here is one of many Christmas cards I have been making using this wonderful sketch.


I wanted to share a photo of my cute and handsome son who finally lost his two top teeth.  Of course he wanted me to pull them out on Wednesday morning, the day we were leaving for Colorado Springs.  And so I did!  I just love listening to him talk now, such a cute little lisp he has.  It reminds me of Tim Meadows (former Saturday Night Live actor) and his character the "Ladies Man".  I think there is a movie they made too, that was really bad, but I may have to watch it just to hear his character talk. 

Well I hope you all are doing well and you have most of your Christmas shopping done.  I have a few more things and I am finsihed.

Hope you have a great rest of the weekend and a wonderful week ahead!

Friday, November 13, 2009

I am back...

Well I have been such a bad blogger.  It has almost been a month since my last post.  Let's see.  I had a bad experience with a new pillow I bought.  At 3 in the morning I woke up with a very bad kink in my neck.  So I threw the pillow off of my bed, found my old pillow, and went back to sleep.  The next morning I woke up, still with a kink in my neck and a headache.  As the days progressed the kink in my neck worked it's way down my entire left arm and left all the muscles in my upper arm in a constant muscle spasm.  Lots of pain and very little fine motor skills in my hand and fingers. Nothing that some muscle relaxants and some Vicodan won't knock you out into "la la land".  Also I got a prescription for these wonderful patches called "Flector patches" that have pain reliever in them and when you put them over a knotted muscle then medicine goes there directly. What a relief they were so I could function in a non-drugged phase during the day.  Needless to say, I was not crafting all that much.  I could even curl my hair or put deodorant on (under the opposite arm) without my arm shaking and seizing ans basically not functioning like my arm should be functioning.  My arm is slowly recovering.  And my hand and fingers have improved a lot now, but they still aren't the same yet.  Is this what it is like getting older?  I will be the big 4-0 next March and so I am hoping to get into better shape than what I am in right now.  My goal!

So enough about all that.  I was able to make some cards for this weeks Basic Grey Challenges blog.  The challenge is to use "Glitz and Bling" on your creation.  So rhinestones, glitter, and just whatever seems shiny and sparkly.

I am working on Christmas Cards right now and thought that some Glitz and Bling and some Basic Grey in the mix would make some very nice Christmas Cards.

Even the paper diecut trees are shiny and glittery.  It is hard to see that in the photo.

So that is all for now.  I am doing a craft show with my friend Mary and my new jewelry pals Denise and and Michelle tomorrow so wish me luck on that.

Have a great weekend!!