Monday, October 15, 2007


Life has a way of throwing curve balls at you every now and then. I cannot believe it has been nearly 4 weeks since my last post!

Needless to say, my life has been on the fast paced track these last few weeks and all one can do sometimes is just hold on for the ride of life.

Work has been keeping me extremely busy as usual. I have done quite a bit of traveling and leaving again this week for a 9 day stint in Boston, without my craft supplies *sniff*

We have had rowing Regatta's nearly every weekend for the past 3 weeks which means weekend road trips with 4AM starts and late returns. They have singlehandedly wipe us out.

My older brother was here visiting from Australia also. He stopped in on his way through to a conference in Houston, Texas. I hadn't seen him for about 4 years, so it was great catch up time.

The best news of all is we bought a house!!!!!!!!!!!!!! A brand new spanking house which will be ready around December 14 without any unforeseen construction delays. We will hopefully be moving and painting over the Christmas/New Years break...what a nice Christmas present!! *smiling broadly*

So as you can see, it has been a whirlwind last 3 and a half weeks and has not left any time for crafting....none what's so ever! I know...shameful!!

I did mange to get into the craft room on Saturday. The weirdest thing happen. I walked in and out about three times before I could wrap my head around crafting again. I have definitely lost my mojo because nothing I made, had me doing that little "i love this" jig.

I decided to start on simple Christmas Card designs for this years cards and I made three before putting that thought aside for another time.

Here is what I made....I know! Not terrible but not great either! I need to find my mojo again...where oh where has it gone?! teehee

Attempt number 1: Arrrgh

Mental note: Don't use so much Crystal Effects next time! (or don't use it at all lol)

Attempt number 2: Errrrrr...

This one is cute except for the fact I didn't cut the paper correctly to have the dots centered...d'oh! Why is that all the things you know and usually pay attention too fly out the window sometimes? lol

Attempt number 3: OK, not so bad .....

This card i used the two way glue stick for the glitter and it turned out much better!

Well, after that disaster was cleaned up, I decided to play with my little tractor stamp I had bought and not played with. I used an blender pen to apply the real Red, Soft Sky and Close to Cocoa ink on this image and simply layered the image on real red and Designer Series paper. I kind of like this one....getting there...but not quite :D

Attempt number 4: Hmmm.....

Will definitely head back into the craft room soon!


phinner said...

Congrats on the new abode!!! : .)

Elaine said...

I think they're all great and wouldn't mind getting ANY of them! Congratulations on your busy life and GETTING A BRAND NEW house!! It makes housekeeping so much easier! LOL

Laura Roth said...

I think all of your cards are great! Glad you're back :)

Corie said...

WOW I LOVE them all!!!!