Thursday, October 9, 2014

Were does the time go???  I am working full time and trying to take some nursing classes at the same time which has not left me much time for scrapbooking or stamping.  However I am on the Nursing Home Auxillary board and we are having a craft and bake sale coming up in December so I enlisted a good friend/coworker to help me on cards.  We got about 30 Christmas ones done yesterday.  I would like to do some more along with some generic cards (birthday, etc.)  Hope all is going well with everyone else.


Wednesday, October 30, 2013

Wow it is hard to believe that it has been 11 months since I have blogged.  I look back at the cards I have done and think why don't I have time to do this anymore :(  I have started back to school taking one online class at a time but it is still hard to do plus work 4 days a week.  My weekends and days off are spent on school work.  I am a LPN working towards my RN degree.  I hope to be finished the end of 2014 or mid 2015 but then where I work (Mayo Clinic, Rochester MN) I have to go to get my Bachelors which will take another 2 years.  Thank heavens I don't have any husband or children as I don't know how I would fit them in.  If anyone has any suggestions on helping me balance out my stuff I would love to get back into card making.  Thanks for being my sounding board.


Sunday, January 13, 2013

My sister (creative memories demonstrator) is having a Craft and Scrap Retreat in Lake Mills, Iowa next Friday 9am-Sunday 3pm if anyone is interested.  We have room for I think 6 more people.  You can Stamp, Scrapbook, sew, really whatever craft you want to do.  The cost for the weekend is $30 (not including meals).  There are 5 bedrooms that sleep 2 each and must be a couple of pull outs as the Razzy Retreat can sleep 12.  If interested please let me know ASAP.

Monday, January 7, 2013

Well September came and went along with the rest of 2012.  I can't seem to get in the mood for cardmaking.  Any thoughts?  It was a busy end of 2012, so busy that I have taken time off from the RN program.  My washer broke, grandma and great aunt both went to the nursing home.  Then the holidays starting in November and a trip to Florida for work.  I don't know where the time has gone.  Goals for 2013:  get busy making cards for OWH, work on my RN degree, pay off my bills for a new computer and washer.  Both old ones crashed, weight loss with friends and who knows what else.  Hope everyone has a great 2013 and leave me ideas to get back into stamping/cardmaking.

Sunday, September 16, 2012

What can I say except that it was a busy and hot Spring and Summer.  I haven't had any time to make any cards:(  I started a RN program in May and have been super busy with that.  Now that fall is here my sister who is the Creative Memories Demostrator is hosting a Saturday Scrap & Craft workshop the 2nd Saturday of each Month in Adams, MN.  I am hoping to get some cards done at workshop but I also have a lot of scrapbooking to catch up on and jeans to cut for rugs.  We will see how well I do.  The 1st Workshop is next Saturday as we had a family wedding last Saturday.  Maybe I will be able to post something after that workshop.  Happy Fall everyone!!!!

Wednesday, March 14, 2012

OWH Midweek Throwdown

Greetings!!!  It is going to be close to 80 degrees today in NE Iowa.  I was on the OWH Stars and Stripes blog when I saw that they wanted Missing You Cards.  I had done 3 different ones over the weekend.  So if you scroll through Sunday you will find them along with other cards that I shipped on monday.  Thanks in advance for good (or bad or ideas to better the cards) comments you leave me. 

Sunday, March 11, 2012

Spring ahead

I don't know about everyone else but I hate the time change.  I wish they would leave it on one time year round and be done with it.  So I decided I needed to get a box of cards off to OWH.  It was a year ago that I sent my first box. Since I work full time and commute (one way) a hour I don't have a lot of time to work on cards and only get one box done a year.  I am not happy about this but what to do?  I was hoping this winter I would get stuck at home but our winter was really mild here in North Iowa.  I always have a lot to do and not enough time to get it all done.  Here are some cards that are in my box to go out tomorrow.  I had some Easter cards to send but missed that deadline so my goal for next year is to get my cards all done earlier.  As you will see below I like quick and simple cards.  I am not happy with all the cards but I do think they turned out pretty good.