Tuesday, January 1, 2013

Love You...

Challenge # 9 at 3 Girl JAM is Anything Goes for the New Year and must use ribbon.  I decided to make a cute little bag for my hubby for Valentine's Day.  I didn't do anything extraordinary with the ribbon - just used it for the handle, but that counts.  I put a little glossy accents on the lips for a realistic kiss!  so cute


Use It Tuesday Challenge #46

For challenge #46 over at Use It Tuesday, the theme is 2013 and use your stash.  So I dug deep into my old paper and found this firework paper for July 4th.  And deep into my ribbon stash for this silver ribbon that I had gotten to make bows with.  I used a cut from Cricut Celebrate with Flourish and viola - a new year's card, or 3!

Easy, peasy.


RRR Challenge #63

This is my entry for Really Reasonable Ribbon's challenge.  It is called My New Toys and Ribbon.  Well, the only new scrappy toys (gasp!) I got for Christmas was a set of Lowercase Fun Dies from My Creative Time.  I love these.  The paper and rubon  is DCWV Animal Safari from eons ago.  The cute little pop pom ribbon is from my stash.  I like to have a stash of baby cards at the preschool for the new little siblings that are always popping up.


Happy New Year!

Wow!  It has been forever since I posted.  It's not that I haven't been in my craftroom, I just haven't been taking pictures and blogging.  Over the Thanksgiving break I made 50 little treat bags for all the teachers at my preschool.  I filled them with the little hand sanitizers from Bath and Body.  I also made about 50 Christmas cards for our family and friends, but didn't take a picture of one!

In December I joined the Feline Playful blog.  A group of dedicated ladies update and post the challenges and winners everyday of a huge list of blogs.  Go check it out.  You can find me there doing the Thursday Winners post.

2012 was a pretty normal year for our family.  The girls are in 9th and 5th grades and doing well.  But in November, it went downhill.  DH was laid off.  Right before Christmas is not when you want to be looking for a job.  Absolutely no one is hiring or even in the office to talk to.  So fingers crossed that things will start moving for him in his job search.  What I hate the most is the uncertainty.  Will we have to move to another state and start over in our schools and church?  Will we find a job here, but for much less and have to downsize?  Will the job search take too long and we deplete our savings?  Ugh!  This is what keeps me up at night.

So, I have decided that I need to get my craft on and keep my mind off of what I can't control.  In 2013, I will enter challenges again.  I will try out for a design team.  I will participate in a blog hop.  I will scrapbook and blog about it.  I will get my craft on!