January 10, 2010

Time to create

It's been over two months since I've been able to get in my craft room and be creative.  I finally had some time yesterday and it felt so good.  Here's a quick update on my father before I share a couple of projects I was able to make yesterday.  Dad is still in the long term acute care hospital but he may be  discharged this week to a skilled care facility for rehab.   He's doing much better but will need more physical and occupational therapy before we can bring him home which is the plan.   He has not been home since November 21st and there have been many trips to the hospital since then.  He's actually been in 4 different facilities.  So there is a bright light at the end of this long tunnel.

Now to share a couple of projects.  The first one is a little winter card I made using some Imaginisce paper I picked up at the LSS.  When I saw this paper I knew I had to get the Snowfall stamp set from PTI that had those adorable mittens in it.

I made a template from the mittens so I could trace it onto some cardstock that matched the pp.  I then stamped the double line  from Faux Ribbon with pure poppy ink and added some Star Dust Stickles.  I used some red fet for the top of the mittens and added some small black buttons.  These mittens were made to mimick the ones in the pp.  The happy winter was also stamped in pure poppy and the snowflake in Color Box's Celadon.  I used the 1 3/8" circle punch and added some Stickles to the center of the snowflake.  The green glitter paper I purchased at my LSS.

The second card was created using all Papertrey Ink products with the exception of the little heart punch and the sentiment and ink.

The cardstock used was kraft, vintage cream and sweet blush.  I stamped the little tree from Beyond Basic Borders in Versa Magic wheat and I adhered some little hearts using a punch from Provo Crafts.  The background was created using the open circle stamp from Polka Dot Basics and the little heart from Around and About stamped in the center using Versamark ink.  The sentiment in from a $ stamp I picked up a few years back which is stamped in wheat as well.

Well I hope you enjoyed my projects today and I'm looking forward to getting in my craft room to create more projects.  Stay warm and see you soon!



  1. both are soo beautiful, beyond basic border is one of my favorite stamps.

  2. Hi Lisa, Im glad to see that you were able to get some craft time in! I liked how you were able to make your Valentine card with you everyday sets. So clever! That's good to hear that your Dad may be able to come home soon. Hoping you'll be able to get lots more craft time in for the New Year!

  3. I really love BOTH of these, so pretty! Good to see you creating again!

  4. I'm glad to see that you are posting again! :) Your cards are adorable! There is a such a sweet spirit to them. I'm glad your father is doing better. I know that can't be easy to go through, and I really admire your strength.