First off thanks so much for the notes that my Best Bloggin' Buddies left me last week! It's so wonder knowing I have people who care and check up on me! It means the WORLD to me! Thank you!
So...this week...I'm back bloggin'. I have lots to share but I have to say between everything that has been going on and the horribly EXTRA cold winter we are having I really haven't wanted to do much! Gabby - one of our cats has always been small - and has been losing weight lately so I have been trying to up her food intake and give her private food time away from Charlie - our other cat. I think it might be working. Fingers Crossed.
I was thinking about making this one big long post but I figured I would space it out. I'm sure I will have more than one post for today but I will be schedule posting a few others as well. I have been averaging about a card a week and have enjoyed it. I'm baby stepping my way back to paper crafting. I used this card for the February Challenge over at Chalk N Stock if you want to hop on over and check it out and maybe even participate during this month's challenge! I've been getting into pattered papers more as well as papers that kind of 'clash' with each other. I'm not really sure why I'm currently into this look but I am.
Since I have been working on re-organizing my craft room I have found all sorts of things I am now using again that haven't paid much attention to the last year or so. It's been FUN.
I hope to post at least one project a week on my blog from now on!
In this card I use the same red paper as in the card above. I used some paper scraps for the black and cream strips and the flower you see is a hand crocheted flower one of my crafting buddies sent me a few years ago. They are lovely! In the center of the flower is a decorative brad I've had laying around for a while as well.
Overall...I'm fairly pleased with these cards! They are a bit of a departure from what I was doing with cards prior to my crafting hiatus. I'm looking forward to other projects as well! I still MUST start in with those tins I was telling you about a while back, too!
IVCF Retreat in Angola, NY. The 3 of us were VERY active in IVCF during college and shortly after, even.