Wednesday, April 30, 2014

Missing in Action - sooooo long

Hi all - I am sorry I have been missing so long - I can hardly believe it's been almost 3 weeks.  My health has been on a real downward spiral this month.  In the entire month I only had about 1 1/2 good days - which is very unusual.  I felt so miserable that I was thinking thoughts like this -
Just kidding - but I thought it was funny.  I didn't die and don't think I'm close to death - but I am pretty miserable.  I'm trying to get an appointment with a new specialist - so maybe I can get some answers.  In the meantime - back to stamping.  Here is the set of cards I gave to my Club hostess this month.  I am so glad this set, "Blooming with Kindness" is not going away - as I think it is just beautiful. 
 Here is a close-up of just one of the cards, so you can see the detail the embossing folder made.
Elegant isn't it.  I just love it.  Stop by soon, as hopefully I'll be back to my old blogging self!  ~Maureen

Friday, April 11, 2014

Green Hills and Blue Skies

Spring is one of my favorite times in Southern Cal.  The weather is warm (but not hot!)  The clouds are amazing - rain has made the hills green.
Below are clouds hanging over the hills in the morning.
Just want to let everyone know my autoimmune is really giving me a run for my money.  Feel like I've been hit by a MAC truck most of the time.  So forgive me as I take a bit of a break for blogging.  I'll be back soon, God willing.  ~Maureen

Saturday, April 5, 2014

OCD Saturday

It's me - it really is - I have Obsessive Coffee Disorder - I LOVE THE STUFF!!!  Don't think it's an addiction, as last week I was suffering from a kidney infection, and quit coffee for four days - and didn't event get a headache.  Didn't like not having coffee - but really did not feel any type of withdrawal - so I think this is the disorder I have - LOL!
Here's a Saturday mug share - I got this great mug from my daughter Heidi.  And I love the message -  hopefully you can read it even though it's a bit blurry.
A while back I gave Heidi credit for giving me a mug that my daughter Jenee actually gave me (sorry Jenee) but this one really was from Heidi.  So thank you both for contributing to my OCD - Love you!!!  ~Mom

Wednesday, April 2, 2014

March Christmas Card II

So here is the 2nd card we made this month at my Christmas Cards Stamp Camp.  It is a much more subtle, natural card.  The Dove stamp set is retired, but until the new catty comes out - or even the holiday mini - Christmas sets are slim pickins. This card was inspired by a banner I saw in church - it was white with a burlap center and a beautiful white peace dove.
This dove's not white - but I think it's lovely stamped in Brown Sugar ink - and the Pistachio olive branch makes for a beautiful color combo.  Below is a close up of how we used linen thread to tie up the burlap ribbon and give it some dimension.
Hope you all like it - eight more Christmas Card Stamp Camps to go this year - so plan to join us.  ~Maureen