Birthday · Cards

Sometimes I’m Utterly Speechless!!!

As the title of this post states, sometimes I am utterly speechless!! Even as I sit here trying to figure out what I want to say I’m drawing a total blank. A few hours ago I escaped to the craft room to make my son a card for his birthday. I won’t say things were perfect, because they definitely were not. However, things were definitely going smoother than the previous day.

After a few die cutting tragedies I managed to cut one I liked. I slowly worked my way to my finished card. I had just stamped the back of the card that it was me that had put the card together….I sat back and took a deep breath….done.


I flipped the card open and time seemed to stop as my eyes popped out of my head….yes…I should have known!!! Jeezzzzz, I put the Happy Birthday upside down on the front of the card. I almost fell out of my chair. Especially since I had checked several times before I stamped the stupid thing…..sigh Alas life in the craft room continues….grrrrr!

Now that I think about it, I really shouldn’t be too surprised. Every time I try to  help my husband measure something 99.9% of time we goof it up.

The thing is we ALWAYS….always use the measure twice cut once rule.The only problem is that it seems is that in our case it seems to be we measure 15 times and usually have to cut more than once…lol  It’s kinda funny if it wasn’t so irritating!!!

I suppose everyone has a gift, At least we aren’t in denial about ours…lol Of course that doesn’t make things any less frustrating .

Happy Crafting to all!!

Birthday · Cards

Ain’t it Always the Way??

I gotta say if I didn’t create a project with something goofed up….it just wouldn’t be mine. What can I say..that’s how I roll…lol

As I was working on this card for my Dad’s birthday I keep thinking something looked a little off. I just couldn’t put my finger on the issue. So I continued to stumble my way through construction. I was slightly miffed that it wasn’t working out like I was picturing it in my head. That being said when I was finished and I paused to inspect the finished piece I had to admit that all in all I was happy with how it had turned out.

I have included a picture of the inside as I put a bit of decoration to jazz it up a lil. Now you will also notice that there is no wording or anything on the inside. My Dad….well actually my Mom too like me to have the personal part on a separate insert. This of course allows them to reuse it…lol.

Finally completed I went to put the card into the envelope. That’s when I realized what that little “thing” that was off that I couldn’t figure out. Yes! I had made the card roughly 1/8″ to 1/4″ too long…ughhh(slapping forehead). So, I created a personalized envelope to compensate for my faux pas.

Mom, I know you get update notifications when I add a new blog posts… puleeeaaaaseee don’t show Pop the card just yet…lol. Thank you…..Love you….

As Always…Happy Crafting!

Just Life

2016??…Where’d it Go??!

I’m thinking my last post of the year is going to be simple. Simple as in just a quick update of sorts and on to the countdown. Of course I am sharing some practice faces for the las 3 days. I decided to put them all in one post this time.

No big parties for me….nope not a party animal here. Hopefully everyone has a great time finishing up 2016 along with a designated driver at the ready.

Happy Crafting & Happy New Year to ALL!!

Just Life

Everything Looks Better in Pink!!

OK, I know I can’t be the only person out there in cyber space that is as challenged as I am(or seem to be) at working in blog land.

I am just getting started on my slow and steady(hopefully) pace and I start to hit the cyber zone.  Then, just as things appear as if they are going forward…… BAM!! I hit one of those traffic calming zones(I know those are techniquely for motor vechiles) butttttt I think the analogy works pretty darn good In this situation. Don’t you??

You know these so called “zones” are jammed with speed humps, speed tables, tight turns and stuff so as to keep drivers from exceeding 5 MPH…Okkkkk maybe 10 MPH…lol. Sounds funny here, but when trying to cruise in your ride not so much… know it’s true.

By now I have computer eyeballs and am ready to pull my hair out…Grrrrr When I read the directions it sounded(read) so straight forward(mentally nodding my head)…ok yea I can do that.

I’m sure you can guess I have yet to be able to do this. Whats this?….you ask? What’s this extremely difficult look is it I’m attempting to create? I am supposed to easily add (yea right..grrr) decorative corners to my blog pictures…..just to jazz things up a bit. slapping forehead


Christmas · Just Life

Keep on Going..Like the..”Energizer Bunny”

Hi all!

‘Tis the season here’s a lil Holly Jolly to go with the FA..LA..LA..LA…LA…LA…LA! Firstr things first. Let me set your minds at ease. I’m in no way deluded in the thinking that I’ve become a world renowned sought after artist over the last couple of months….lol On the other hand,  I can say that when I open my drawing journal to start practicing stuff I can see a definite difference from page 1 progressing through whatever page I’m on currently scribbling on. Here are some of my holiday creations. Yes, I see this big color blob and not happy about it at all!

A couple of days ago I was carefully working my way through my inbox. I say carefully because I didn’t want to cause a cyber avalanche….lol I opened an email from I’m pretty possitive it was from Jennifer McGuire.

Anyway I saw something I loveeeed(no surprise she always shows the coolest stuff )! She showed these embossing folders by We R Memory keepers “Next Level.” The one I used with red paper is my FAV so far. I do like the one used with green paper, but just something about  the triangle-ish edges I love.

Other than holiday goings on there is not too much going on other than still crying about my beloved JEEP. I didn’t realize how much I do love it and how happy I am that I had stuck with my plan of car ownership once the kids’ were older. So, I have been told several times while checking out my options and have been told more sternly that I should not have been driving that Jeep. Not even out of the driveway!! no matter what. That was great news..huh…NOT!

Might have something brewing, but no matter what you know $$ will be involved….sigh

I hope everyone enjoys this time of year in which ever way is yours!

Merr Christmas

Happy Crafting!

Just Life

Practicing for Infinity Equals Love

Today I have a sheet of practicing that looks like I decided to create ‘lil  Although it looks to be the case, it’s the mere randomness of grabbing paint colors from a pile.


Come to think of it, the same rule holds true when seeing the results of my purple practice page. As I was painting my ovals I noticed how dark the purple was drying. The darkness of the dried oval caused me to worry that my facial details would be extremely difficult to see even if I used a dark pen color.


So, when I saw this was indeed the case I tried the white pen color. As you can see that really didn’t work either.

I could have changed the oval colors in the beginning after having painted only 1 or 2, but I wanted each page to have matching colored ovals on each page.

Merry Crafting!!

Just Life

Face Practice W/ a Twist

Due to trying to immerse myself in the insane learning of blog skills I’ve missed a few days from face practice. I mean it’s not like I’m going to get lashed or anything…but ya know…..ya gotta keep those hand muscles loose.



Although I feel like I’ve made a little bit of my blog fog disapate. I am realistic enough to know I have so much more to desiphor…lol know it’s not that like it was any front page story or earth shattering information, just the same all has been fixed.As always I hope all is well!

Happy Crafting!!