Not sure I'm really "back" yet; BUT

I did need to finish this little project!

I was so inspired by Laurie's creation HERE, and wanted to make something extremely similar for our young man's teacher - she's really a great teacher!

She loves K-State, so it's purple all the way for her - too bad for the kids in her class that are not K-State fans - LOL!

A super quick post-it note holder and gift sack filled with 3 colorful pencils. I figure she can hand the pencils out in class as a reward to students and save the post-it notepad for herself!

The images are from Our Craft Lounge, the dies are all from Shop Verve. Totally CAS; hope she likes it!

Take care; I'm hoping I begin to ease my way back into my craft room very soon! I'm still on breathing treatments and have about 4-5 more days of antibiotics, then I really hope I've beaten this junk and we can move on to Spring and a much healthier household.

Another thing that makes it so difficult to recover is when your week looks like this:

Doctor's appointment after school for youngest daughter.
Pick up oldest daughter from soccer practice after work.

Oldest daughter has 2 soccer games beginning at 5 p.m.
Youngest daughter has volleyball practice and a clinic.

BIG day at work - major project due.
Staff meeting at lunch.
Appointment for our oldest daughter at 7 p.m. - that means drive home, pick her up and drive back to the City

Another BIG project due at work and a luncheon meeting off-site.
Oldest daughter has 2 soccer games beginning at 5 p.m.

Leave for volleyball regionals in Kansas City; return Sunday afternoon/evening.

Hmmm...is it any wonder I'm run down? LOL I wouldn't tradeour life for anything, but when you're trying to get well, all the running sure makes it tough.

Regardless, I'm so tickled you stopped by! Take care!!

Stamps:  Our Craft Lounge
Papers: GKD White, PTI Royal Velvet, Simply Chartreuse
Ink:  Metallic Purple, PTI Simply Chartreuse and White
Accessories: Verve Visual dies, Copics, Dimensonal Boosters, purple/silver gel pen


Happy "Virtual" Birthday Wendy!

First my post doesn't load; then when I try to load it from my phone, I lose everything - plus I misspell a word and can't get back to correct it - OY!!!

But alas, before we walk out the door for an all-day volleyball tournament, here's the card I made for Wendy!! Hope your b-day was joy-filled!!



Nuttin' Crafty...

cuz I am STILL sicker than a dog.


I called the doctor today - I'm 7 1/2 days into my antibiotic and breathing treatments, but again, I'm still very, very sick. They are calling in a new antibiotic and steroids for me - I'm so praying I get better soon - we're scheduled to leave on a jet plane Wednesday evening, the LAST thing I want is to be sick! :(

Some of my super-dee-duper lovebugs (a/k/a Ladybugs) sent me a surprise today - talk about knowing how to brighten up a girl's world! I love these girls so much; they are just so very special to me!

Aren't they gorgeous?

Next up - dead animals - I warned you!  :D

My sweet hubby and adorable son are hunting in Texas right now - Jared shot a turkey Saturday and Sunday (yes, it's legal, he can shoot up to 4); here they are:

The first one was big bodied - about 21-22 lbs. but it's beard was only about 7" long.

This one had a smaller body - about 20 lbs., but it's beard was much longer - 11" long!  W@@T, W@@T - the kid is having a ball! They are now off to a new ranch to hunt Nilgai.

Hubby calls this turkey 1 and turkey 2 (turkey 2 being our son) - HA!

I hope to return next week with something crafty and a much healthier me!!



Krafty Chick * 2

WOW-THIS made my day!!! Clara (the chicken) and me are getting to be pretty good buddies!!  :D

It has been such a rough week and now Kaity-bug is sick; fever, congestion, all that good stuff. I just pray we are all well for our vacation next week!

Anywho - remember THIS post? Well, I've been chosen as a Krafty Chick again - that's deuce, double, dos...W@@T, W@@T!

The card chosen (and the last time I've even got to visit my craft room ) was this creation:

Thanks Jeanie - I LOVE being a Krafty Chick and you made my week!!

... Clara and me doing the special Krafty Krazy Chicken Dance *SQUAWK*...



Ladybug Crafts Ink - NEW RELEASE

Oh, let the fun begin! Lots of previews every single day on the TLT challenge blog - hope you'll check it out and join fun - daily prizes, W@@T, W@@T!!

A bit on the personal side (which I try to keep to a minimum - unless it's really fun stuff related to the kids - HA): you might (or might not) remember I got sick January 20 and finally went to see the doctor on February 20 (I no longer work close to my doctor's office and it's literally a 1/2 day event to get there and back) but I was on vacation February 20 so I made sure to go. I was treated for bronchitis and a sinus infection receiving a shot, a steroid inhaler and an antibiotic. Took awhile, but I did get better.

Fast forward a week after I finished the antibiotics and 2 co-workers got sick with coughs/colds - whatever. I have reactive airway disease so the least little exposure to their germs sent my bronchial airways into a massive tailspin. I spent the ENTIRE weekend in bed; literally not able to do a thing! Went back to the doctor today... pneumonia!  :(

I'm now on breathing treatments every 4 hours, a new/stronger antibiotic, the steroid inhaler...and I think that's it. The doctor said I was gasping for air when she entered the exam room today - I knew I was bad.

BUT I'm happy to report, I've had 2 breathing treatments, 2 doses of antibiotics and I "think" I might be turning the corner - sure hope so; I have't even ENTERED my craft room in 2 weeks.

Crafting is good for my soul and makes me happy - here's to hoping I'm truly on the mend! And if you're a praying person, or in to sending positive thoughts; I REALLY need them.

Thanks friends!!

Now after that little "Debbie Downer", don't forget the fun stuff over on the Challenge Blog - LOTS of new images!!




Just wanted to share with you an award which has been given to me by two of my lovely followers:

And after the week I've had, I cherish this!! Thanks sweet friend!

The idea of the Liebster Blog Award is to spread the love from one small blog (under 200 followers) to other small blogs. This helps to spread knowledge and readership.

"Liebster" in German means "favourite", so to carry on the Liebster tradition, I am going to pass the award on to 5 people who's blogs have been an inspiration to me and my crafting. 
To accept the award you must
- Link back to the person who gave the award to you and thank them for thinking of you
- Post the award on your blog
- Give the award to 5 bloggers with less than 200 followers that you appreciate and value
- Leave a comment on the blogs of your 5 chosen bloggers to let them know.

The 5 I have chosen in no particular order are:



CIC 150 - Prarie Fairy

We are sponsored this week by:

Our inspiration cupcake for this week:

Seriously - cutest cupcakes EVER don't you think?

I cheated and used a pre-colored image; I did add some shading for emphasis and cut out an additional flower to layer for some fun 3D dimension. The layout is VLVMar2012.

Be sure to drop by the challenge blog to see all the other amazing creations and then take some time this week and join the fun - we always love seeing your creations!


Stamps: Prairie Fairy Spring Ducks
Papers: Neenah White, PTI Kraft and Lemon Tart, DP by MME
Ink: Memento Rich Cocoa
Accessories: nesties, Copics, Janome Sew Mini, MS border punch, dimensional pearls