Friday, January 28, 2022

Congratulations Ryan!

I made this card completely with my left hand. It took me about an hour and a few tries to get it right but I made this for my one of my cousin's twins who will graduate from Texas A&M this Spring. (I had thumb surgery 2 weeks ago so not able to use my dominant hand for 3 whole months)

I was worried I wouldn't be able to stencil left handed but it was actually pretty easy! 

Festive Friday - FF0101 (Birds/Grass/Green)

Mouse stamp by Colorado Craft Co.
Birds by Repeat Impressions
Sentiment by Stampin Up
Cloud stencil by Taylored Expressions
Road stencil by The Greetery
Grass punch by Martha Stewart

Thursday, January 27, 2022


It's been 2 1/2 weeks since my thumb surgery and I'm healing nicely. It has been a lot more painful than I was expecting but dr says it will get a lot better as time goes on. I managed to get in a 2 mile walk yesterday since it had warmed up to 60 degrees but now the cold temps are back and I probably won't get back out there till later next week. None of my heavier coats fit over my right hand.

The Sisterhood of Crafters - Winter CAS
Paper Minutes - Winter Magic
A Place to Start - Anything Goes

Stamps by Colorado Craft Co

I was able to get a removable splint put on so I can take it off in the shower only. Otherwise it will stay on for another month and then a much smaller splint will go on for another 2 months!

I was excited when I could hold
my chapstick with that hand lol

Wednesday, January 19, 2022

Sending a blizzard of hugs your way

Here I tried a tri-shutter card read the this tutorial here and watch the video here over at Splitcoast. I made the smaller version and she put the measurements on there. It's really very easy once you get all the measurements correct. Took me a few tries but I got it on the 3rd try. My paper cutter is so old, a lot of the markings are rubbed off and if you don't get the measurements 100% correct, it won't fold right. So I had to go back with a regular ruler, measure and then do it that way. 

Little Red Wagon - Make It Open
Addicted to Stamps and More - Make your Mark
Double D - Blue and White Winter
Fab n Funky - 2 or more patterned papers
The Sisterhood of Crafters - The Color Blue

To use 8 1/2" x 11" cardstock:

Trim cardstock to 5" x 10 1/2".
Score at 1 3/4", 3 1/2", 7" and 8 3/4". Cut your lines horizontally at 1 1/2" and 3 1/2" from the first to the last score line.You will end up with a card that measures 3 1/2″ × 5″.

Stamps by Elizabeth Craft Company
Sentiment is computer generated

Monday, January 17, 2022

Hello there!

The Paper Players - Winter Animals
Sweet Stampers - Winter/Snow
Creative Friday - Snowmen

Stamps by Colorado Craft Co

Sunday, January 16, 2022

Have an Ice Day!

 Woke up to snow here. We rarely get snow! 

Papercraft Challenges - Winter Wonderland

Stamps by Purple Onion

Saturday, January 15, 2022

Sending You a Hug and a Cup of Good Cheer

Well, it's been 6 days since my thumb surgery and I'm doing much better than I was. The first 3 days were pretty painful but I'm on the mend so ... I get my stitches out on Thursday and a removable brace put on then too. No crafting for awhile longer but I made this card weeks ago.

CAS on Sunday -Feel Better
Little Red Wagon - Patterned Paper

Friday, January 7, 2022

Bear in the woods

My thumb surgery is scheduled for Monday morning so I won't be able to craft for about 2-3 MONTHS. What will I do? Let's hope I recover quicker than they estimate so I can get back to it ASAP. I know I will miss it. If I post some cards after this post, it means they were already made :). Wish me luck!!

Craft Rocket - Use die cuts
Krafty Chicks - Stamp Act

Stamp embossed in white (Hero Arts)
Bear die cut by Tim Holtz