Monday, April 12, 2021

Happy Birthday


I began this 4 1/2" square card by cutting the yellow panel at 4 1/4" square. Then, I cut the floral squares and used double-sided tape to adhere them. Next, I die cut the sentiment and the circle that goes behind it. I glued the two together. I used double-sided foam tape to adhere it to the card front.

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Simon Says: Happy Birthday 

Seize the Birthday #211- Squares 

Sunday, April 11, 2021

Hello 2

I began this 4 1/2" square card by cutting a 4 1/4" panel of the rosy-colored scrapbook paper. Then, I cut the four squares to lie on top of it. Next, I cut the square for the top and adhered it with double-sided foam tape. I stamped a bee (Stampin' Up!) on it with Versafine Onyx ink and die cut the sentiment in white twice to stack them for stability and dimension, a la Jennifer McGuire.

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Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge 



I began this A2-sized card by cutting the flowered panel and adhering to the front of the card using double-sided tape. Then, I die cut the sentiment twice a la Jennifer McGuire to add stability and dimension. I glued it down. After that, I stamped the bees (Stampin' Up!) with Versafine Onyx ink.

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Fusion Card Challenge 



I began this by cutting the red panel to fit within the A2-sized white card base. Then, I cut the flowered scrapbook paper. Next, I die cut two of the white sentiments and glued them together a la Jennifer McGuire to give them more stability and dimension. Finally, I stamped the bee (Stampin' Up!) using Versafine Onyx ink.

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Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge 

Fusion Card Challenge 

Sunday, April 4, 2021

I'm up to making cards again!

It took a long time to heal from the muscle spasm in my shoulder blade and neck area, but I'm back to creating cards again...and doing day-to-day activities! I think driving to Columbus, Ohio did it for me. I was able to say goodbye to my mom by watching her ashes (and her husband's ashes) being interred at the church she attended. It was a simple ceremony. The reason I say this is that my muscle spasm started when she got Covid. She died from it. My muscle spasm got worse. Now, putting her to rest seems to have alleviated my pain. Also, I went to physical therapy which helped somewhat.

So, I'm back to creating, which will be the next entry. It's simple, and hopefully effective.

Thanks for all the well-wishes. It was nice to know that I'm thought of.

Tomorrow, Katie gets her second Covid vaccine. I've already had mine for about a month now. Otherwise, she is doing well. She's still teaching from home. Although she would rather teach Biology in person, she doesn't know how that would work will all of the decontamination that must be done of the equipment and classrooms between classes. I hope the school works the kinks out before having in-person classes again.

Thursday, February 25, 2021

Still not up to it...

 I'm still experiencing muscle spasms in my shoulder/neck/back areas, so I'm still not creating anything. I want to so badly, but my body says no! I start physical therapy on March 3rd. Keeping my fingers crossed that I get some relief.

Katie is doing great, as far as her hip goes, but now she has developed what might be a stress migraine headache. Her head has been hurting her for a day and a half now...just pounding. Caffeine and acetaminophen has helped a little, but not much. She's never experienced a headache like this, so we hope this is a one-time headache of this magnitude.

We are certainly suffering here. We could use a little positive energy. Keep us in your thoughts.

Friday, February 12, 2021

Pattern with Key

This is a mini slim line card measuring 3 1/2" by 6". I began by stamping the image (Stampers Anonymous) using Versafine Onyx on white card stock. Then, I mounted that onto black card stock and onto purple card stock using double-sided tape. Next, I glued a tiny brass key to the white panel.

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Challenge #190 - Pattern

Thursday, February 11, 2021

Update on Katie...

The doctor sent Katie home after the surgery, so she's home with me. We're tired, and we're going to bed early.

Wednesday, February 10, 2021

I'm absent again... right shoulder blade and neck are still giving me grief. It isn't as bad as it was, but it's still there and bothers me. It's still a stabbing pain that catches when I least expect it.

On top of this, my wife, Katie, is going back into the hospital for yet another debridement of her hip wound. To refresh, on 12/21/20, she had a hip replacement which went well. On 1/25/21, she developed an infection and she went back into the hospital for debridement and placement of antibiotic "seeds" along with IV antibiotics for a couple of weeks. Tomorrow, 2/11/21, she will go in again to have the antibiotic "seeds" removed along with another debridement. She should be in the hospital just overnight for this one. Each surgery has been less and less invasive. Hopefully, this will be the last surgery for this problem.

So, along with my condition, I will be tending to Katie's condition. I'll spend the day with Katie in the hospital tomorrow and hopefully pick her up on Friday to come home.

Wish us luck, and send some positive energy our way. I hope to be back creating again soon.

Monday, February 8, 2021


This tiny card measures approximately 3" by 3 1/2". I began by stamping the "XO" background (Stampin' Up!) on light pink card stock using Colorbox Chalk in warm red. Then, I stamped the large "XOXOXO" (Stamp Craft) across the front using Versafine Onyx. I adhered the pink panel to the red card base with double-sided tape.

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Inspired By...krafty love  

Just Us Girls Challenge #570 - Word Week  


Simon Says: Love Is In The Air