July 15, 2014

For You

Well hello there, my long lost friends!

I hope everyone is doing well, and have stayed busy crafting.  I didn't realize it had almost been a year since I last created anything, but looking at my last blog post says it all.  A lot has happened over the last few months.  Just to sum up a bit...things at home are now completely settled, my daughter finished her sophomore year with a 3.8 GPA, softball season came and went, my daughter is now officially driving, I'm down about 45 pounds since the beginning of the year, and I am recently engaged.  Whew!  I'll include a couple photos at the end of this post, so you can see how much fun we've had. lol

Onto why I'm posting today.  My creating and photography skills are a bit rusty, but I managed to get a somewhat ok photo of the somewhat decent card I made this weekend.  Check it out....

I'm pretty happy with the outcome, considering it's my first card in a while.  I'm happy to say that the papercrafting bug has bit again, and I will be posting projects more frequently again, hopefully.

For this card I was able to combine this weeks FTL Sketch challenge (#299) with this weeks JUGS challenge (#249) which is Woodgrain, and the new Curtain Call challenge, which is Anything Goes.

I hope you'll stop by again soon.  I'll be catching up on visiting all of you again now too, very soon.

Stay crafty my friends!

What's in it?
Paper: Brown, White, Teal cardstock, Studio Calico patterned paper, Vellum
Stamps: Simon Says Stamp "Happy"
Accessories: Woodgrain embossing folder, Studio Calico Wood Veneer stars, Nestabilities Smooth Circle dies


Leslie Germain said...

adorable card. Love the embossing. COngrats on all the happy things in your life!

Sharyn Polesel said...

What a fun card....love the embossed background. Thanks for joining us at Just Us Girls!

Patti J said...

Steph, it's so good to see you here tonight! Your card is wonderful, as always! Can't believe your DD is driving! Wasn't she just like, um...ten? Sheesh! Time certainly flies. You look so incredibly happy! Congratulations to you and your very handsome man :-) Don't wait a year to post, silly girl...love ya!

~amy~ said...

Yay for awesome happy news...congrats!!!!!!!!!

Love your fun card...the circles are so much fun!
Thanks for joining us at Curtain Call!

chera said...

Love your take on the sketch this week

Daniela Dobson said...

Wow, girl, that is a ton of stuff!!! Congratulations on your engagement!!! I was just cleaning out my blog feed when your post came up. I couldn't believe it. Glad you are back!!!

Tracey McNeely said...

Lots going on in your world plus a fabulous card. Thank you so much for sharing with us at the Curtain Call!

Amy Sheffer said...

Congrats on all your good news! Awesome card -- especially after such a long break! You're an inspiration!

Marie B. said...

Hi Steph! So nice to see you back! Also glad to see the positive changes in your life...Congrats! I look forward to seeing more of your wonderful creations! :)