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Arizona, United States
Hi! I am a "middle aged" wife of over 40 years, mother to 2, mother-in-law to 2, and grandmother to 4. I love hanging out with these people!!

Thursday, January 31, 2013

A few cards

I have a buddy challenge going with Raeanna Smith.  January was my 1st month to pick the subject - and I chose flowers.  I don't know why!  So here is my take on flowers!  Kind of!

Monday, January 21, 2013

Back in the Saddle Again!

I tried and tried during January - but not until today did I get my "stuff" together.  I attended a Stampin Up cardmaking workshop yesterday - and that jump started my mojo enough for me to get in my craft room today.  Actually, I think what really helped was having a talk with myself about suffering and feeling miserable - what good is worrying about how much pain meds I feel I have to take - if it isn't enough to help.  So today I took what was necessary to help the pain - and remarkably - once the pain was removed - I felt better - and I felt creative!  I cleaned
up my crafting space - put the finishing touches on 2 cards - and built 2 cards around a colored image.  I also stamped a few images and cut the shapes of and for around them.  A very productive day!  Here are 3 of the 4 cards I made - the 4th is in the previous post. 

OWH Sketch 153

Yes - I am behind - I started this card when the sketch came out - and finished it today - ---- so only a few weeks!!!  But I  thought about it during that time! 

Monday, January 7, 2013

Personal Stuff

On Saturday, January 5th 2013 my husband and I had our dog Corgi put to sleep.  Such a hard decision.  She was in so much pain from arthritis.  She was having trouble with her rear slipping out from her - but then she would get up and walk and be "prancey".  But sometime between Friday night and Saturday morning her legs could no longer hold her up.  Being a chronic pain sufferer I empathized.  We will miss her for a long long time.  She was a wonderful friend, a silly dog - who loved us so much she ate through our pantry wall numerous times to try to find us!  For those of you who have lost a beloved pet - you understand.

I loved this dog!  I loved her puppy nose and her puppy paws.  She loved belly rugs and giving kisses.

Tuesday, January 1, 2013

My 10 Best Cards of 2012

Where has 2012 gone!  I completed 44 of the OWH sketch cards - so I got to thinking, instead of completing them this year - I may try for the decade!  Going through all of the cards that I took pictures of and posted this year was fun.  Of course, all of the "masterpieces" I forgot to take pictures of!!!  So these are my favorite cards - that I have a record of - completing for OWH in 2012:

My goal for 2013 - is to go outside my box more frequently; improve my blog; and my biggest goal (drum roll) is to enter at least 1 blog challenge per month. (Oh and to find a comfortable bra!)