I usually don't share much about my personal life on my blog but one of my new resolutions was to be more personable. I have a couple of things to show you today. I have been busy up until last Friday when I took a tumble down our hardwood stairs. Spent 4 hours in the emergency room. Saturday we traveled back to my inlaws for their 60th wedding anniversary. So today I am feeling every ache and pain of that fall. Luckily nothing was injured but my pride and my elbow. Hopefully it gets to feeling better soon. I can't rest it long a table so no stamping this week.
I created this card for Teapot Tuesday over at Splitcoaststampers. We sent our cards to Lydia's mom who is recovering too. This sweet little Cup of Kitty is from Tiddly Inks.
I have been trying my hand at crocheting and created this card. It took me 2 hours to make 2 flowers. Not too productive. I used this You Tube video and replayed it about 10 times.
This past week was my sister's birthday. We don't see one another often but I wanted to create a bookmark and a little journal for her. Here is what I came up with:
The beautiful Victorian style lace is from Flourishes. I LOVE this lace. They are out of it at the moment but will be adding more soon. I then added some stitched leaves made from felt. I quilted the little bird. I had found a bird image on Pinterest and added the felt heart. The Journal is a Kraft Journal from The Kraft Outlet. These little journals are just right for this project.
I then created a bookmark to go with the book I gave her. This book is amazing. The title is One Thousand Gifts, A Dare to Live Fully Right Where You Are. It is not a book you would read in a day or even a week. It is like a wonderful dessert you savor. It is wonderfully written by Ann Voskamp. She also has a fabulous blog that I find very inspirational and I love her photography.
The bookmark is created using Flourishes Lenten Rose stamp set. I stamped and colored with Flourishes Copics collections Fuchsia onto Flourishes Classic White cardstock. I stitched around the edges and added ribbon. She got it on her birthday. Hopefully she will enjoy it as much as I enjoyed making it.
Next up are my inlaws.. they celebrated 60 years together this past weekend. I am so happy that I was able to be a part of such a monumental occasion. Wish I had been feeling better but we had a great time.
Lastly, my sweet son. Baseball season is in full swing here in NC. He is getting so big and I feel my momma's heartstrings tug each time I look at him. He is such a special part of my life.
So that is what is new in my world.. I am ready to give away some blog candy.. Let me know what is one new thing that has made you smile this past week. I am offering a $20 gift certificate to any online store of your choice that offers them. That way it can be open to all my blog readers. Plus no shipping for me. :) I will pick a winner on Saturday.