Tuesday, January 18, 2011

Catching up...

Yay! An update on this poor, neglected craft blog of mine! If you are finding this page, thank you for sticking with me even though my updates have been few and far between. Life got in the way mostly, as it usually does. Juggling master's classes and an internship during the semester took its toll on our house (we just finally got that cleaned up this weekend) and my time for craft projects.

The semester turned out well though, even with all of what was going on. But I'm enjoying my off days from my internship, that is still going, to be able to just have some "me" time. That will hopefully include some craft projects and catching up with what I've missed in the paper crafting world.

But if you're here, you probably want to see something crafty, so here's some late, but at least now shared craft projects I was up to in the meantime.

First was a birthday and anniversary calendar I made for my grandfather. I compiled pictures of everyone in my family and used the Michael's $1 spot cardboard mini-album sheets as my base. Distressed a little around the edges and used some fun Thickers on the different pages. It was a present that I got to present in front of my extended family at our usual Christmas Eve get-together. I think he enjoyed it and I hope he's getting some good use out of it. My plan next is to make one for DH and I with family and friends in it.

And I did get handmade Christmas cards out to everyone! Go me! They were quick and simple but I was happy to have found a way to still make homemade cards and get them out (almost) in time for Christmas. I think some were more on time than others. Of course, being quick and simple meant that they weren't using a lot of my supplies that I had gathered specifically for the occasion, but I guess there's always next year! Unfortunately, I don't have pictures of my cards though. Once they were made they instantly went into the mail. :)

And just cause....here are some Christmas pictures. (Guess this is my belated Christmas post)

I'll be back hopefully soon with a new project that I plan on working on today.

Thanks for stopping by!


Wendy said...

We kept our Christmas card! I can get you a picture of it sometime this week maybe if you want. We liked it a lot.

jmarmon said...

I am glad to see you have had some time at the craft table. I'll be checking this site more regularly for awhile.

Belinda said...

:) Fun bday calendar and I loved your xmas card!

Ren-Yi said...

i love the lil bday and anniversary reminder. what a great gift idea.