Wednesday, September 28, 2016

September 2016 Card Workshop

On Saturday I had a card workshop using the new Uptown Fundamental papers and the new Glitter papers along with the new Heart Thin Cuts.  The original workshop was created by a consultant named Karen Pederson for CTMH consultants.  Another consultant, Robin Taylor, modified the chosen papers to use the Uptown Fundamental papers with the new Sea Glass (Color of the year), and they are (IMHO) gorgeous!  Here is what we did:

Here are closer-ups of the cards:


Papers:  z3263 Uptown Paper Fundamentals, Black, Sea Glass, and White Daisy Cardstocks;
Inks:  VersaMark with z2068 White Embossing Powder
EmbellishmentsGold, White, Black, and Sea Glass Glitter Papers
Here is the featured stamp set - A1192 Happy Heart:
That was a FUN workshop.  Best part of workshops is getting together with friends!

Sunday, September 25, 2016

Twist & Pop Card - El Dia de los Muertos

Coming from New Mexico I love the holidays influenced by the Mexican culture, specifically, El Dia de los Muertos which honors those who have passed from this life by celebrating their life.  So for Halloween and El Dia holidays I have made a twist and pop card.  (Really I've been seeing them around and have been dying to make one).

I also wanted to enter something in this week's Between The Folds Weekly Challenge--to use CTMH's new Jeepers Creepers paper pack.  Here is my Twist & Pop card using the new Sugar Skull stamp set:

Next is beginning to open the Twist & Pop Card:

Here is inside of card, fully opened:

Finally a look at the little monsters:

Papers:  Jeepers Creepers Workshop Your Way, Eggplant, Lagoon and White Daisy Cardstocks;
Stamps: D1698 Sugar Skull; C1630 Little Monsters (retired)
Inks:  Pansy, Willow, Tangerine, Emerald, and Black Exclusive Inks; R5 Cherry Pink, WG7 Warm Grey, WG4 Warm Grey Shinhan Touch Twin Markers
Embellishments:  X7211c Jeepers Creepers Assortment; Peacock Fundamental Assortment (hearts on sugar skull - retired)
Other: None
Here is the featured stamp set - D1698 Sugar Skull:

Here is what the retired set C1630 Little Monsters contains:

Finally, if you have a Cricut Explorer, here is the cut file for the Twist & Pop cards:  Start with a 4" x 12" card stock for card base.  Have fun and leave me a comment if you make a twist and pop card!

Saturday, September 3, 2016

August 2016--the Missed Month

August was a pretty tough month for our family and it seems I completely missed posting at all in August.  The day before her 3rd birthday (July 30th), my granddaughter Sophia, took a fall that hyper extended her neck and the swelling of her brain caused neurological problems.  She was life-flighted to Sacred Heart Children's Medical Center in Spokane.  She was there for almost a week which revealed she had Chiari (One) Malformation--which can only be repaired by surgery.

Thanks to physical therapy and her family, Sophia is now walking independently. She still has a little muscle weakness in her left leg, and left hand. Sophia is getting stronger week by week. She is practically back to her little spirited self. Her stutter that she acquired after the fall has almost disappeared as well. Sophia can't wait to get her surgery (get the boo-boo part removed) so she won't have to wear her brace anymore, and looking forward to being able to have both parents by her side for comfort and support.
Sophia is having her surgery this coming week  on Wednesday September 7th.  She will be in the hospital about one week before she can come home and I will be staying with my other beautiful granddaughter (her sister) Zoe who is in first grade.

Sophia will be starting preschool a couple days a week when she is feeling up to it after surgery. She couldn't be more excited about school, especially after watching her older sister going to school the past few years, now it's her turn. We really have no idea what to expect after surgery and will just have to wait and see how things will unfold. Thanks to all those who have helped in supporting Sophia on this journey.

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