Wow, I can't believe it's been over a year since my last blog post. This last year has been a trying year for me. I've had two surgeries, been on bed rest for a total of 3.5 months and when I'm fully recovered from this surgery, it will be a total of 6 months of not being able to walk/drive. I completely lost my MOJO and gained 12 lbs...oh wait, that wasn't the goal! Lol...
Anyhow, I have some cards from 2013 that I made and would still like to post. I don't remember much about them tho, so I apologize ahead of time for not remembering to give credit to a sketch or inspiration...it's not like me to not do that. The next several posts of mine will be very basic until I'm caught up and back in a rhythm. Looking forward to getting back into my craft cave and back into the creative world again!
I made this for one of our spouses who was new to our spouse's groups meeting. I try to make each spouse who attends our meetings for the first time a card to welcome them =)
A couple of weeks ago my spouse's group had their monthly social at a Russian Tea House. I invited our new First Sergeant to come to meet the spouses and explain to them what it is that he does for them and their spouses and answer any questions the spouses had. It was really nice for the spouses to get to see him and speak to him on a social level. As a Key Spouse I work directly with the First Sergeant, acting as a link between him and the spouses. I made him this card to thank him for taking the time out of his evening and joining us for dinner.
I made these card for my deployed spouse's. As a key spouse it's my duty to check up on my deployed spouse's once a month to make sure that they're doing ok and see if they need anything. I also like to send my deployed spouse's a card each month to let them know that I'm thinking about them and am here for them.
I was a little pushed for time so I kept these cards very CAS. I stamped MFT The Rainbow Will Come A la Mode in Memento Ink on Neenah, coloring with Copics. I masked the umbrella and wellies with EP paper. Stamped the sentiment then used SU Corner Punch to make the tag, a button, and SU linen thread.
Is it bad that I made this card so long ago I can't remember who I sent it to? Lol. I do know that it was for one of my fellow spouse's birthday's but I can't remember which one...man, I must be getting old!
I started off stamping SU's Fifth Avenue Floral in Memento Ink, on Neenah, coloring with Copics. Melon Mambo, Pink Pirouette, and Old Olive cardstock, MFT Leaf-Filled Flourish and Royal Leaves Die-Namics, Old Olive Ink, EF, and a Doily.
I'm still alive! Sorry I've been MIA from blogland for so long. Things got so crazy for me the last week my daughter and grandboys were here before their move to Idaho=( And between getting sick, a couple of trips, going to the gym and all my volunteer duties, I just haven't had much time to blog. I hope to be back on a regular basis now that things seem to be settling down for me=)
Anyhow, I made this card (long ago) for my fellow spouse, Michelle. Her birthday was way back in March!
I made this for my husband's co-worker who's birthday was last week. Unfortunately she's yet to receive her card, she's been out from work so it's still sitting on her desk. After I made and sent in the card I remember her saying she didn't like pink. Ah well...