Wednesday, October 31, 2007

Taking a Break

I know I have been neglecting my Blog shamefully! Unfortunately I needed a break. For now I am running solo at home. My husband has started his training for his next tour to Afghanistan which means that before his 6 month tour, he will be gone for another 4-5 months of build-up training! This of course is a time of adjustment for myself. I have to do everything on my own, and it so far has not left much time for anything else. To give you an example, I had two classes at the local library which I was conducting. On the Monday, unable to get a sitter, I had to bring the kids with me. My daughter took my class while my son decided it would be fun to run off with pieces of peoples projects. Working on essentials in the evenings has been my focus and only now am I able to play a bit! Today's two cards are made with CCdesigne stamps. I can't tell you how cute and wonderful these stamps are. I can't get enough of them, and I can't wait to start showing you some of the cute Christmas stuff. I know, I know, others are doing Christmas, but somehow it seemed wrong until Halloween was at least over. For these two cards, I chose fun bright colors again. I realize that these are not my usual color schemes, but every now and then you have to push beyond yourself. I find they remind me very much of the colors used for girls rooms and bedding now days.
stamps: CCdesigns, Karen Foster Formal Snap stamps mini
Paper : Daisy D's DP, Memory Box, Bazzill, Opulent Orchid
Other : Cuttlebug folder, Quickutz tag, May Art ribbon, Copic Markers, Spica gold glitter pen

Most of the supplies can be found at All That Scraps.

This second card was another fun one.


Stamps: CCdesign stamps, SU Fancy Flexible Phrases

Paper: Daisy D's DP, Almost Amethyst, Barely Banana, Poison Ivory shimmer CS

Other: Copic Markers, Nestability Oval and classic scallop oval, White brads, May Art satin ribbon, Ranger Distress Ink in Tea Dye, Cuttlebug Tag, Copic Markers

Well this is what I have to show you tonight. I hope that you can all have patience with me in the next while as I am really struggling to get lots of stuff done on my own. I will try to leave the comments that I can, and post when I can, but may not be doing so regularly. Thanks so much and have a great day!


Libby said...

Sophia if your blogging is shameful, I'd hate to think what mine's been lately! Wow, I didn't realize your hubby is in the military - I can't imagine being on my own for that long, I've been exhausted lately and my DH is just away on constant business trips. You are a better person than I am!! At any rate, I completely understand and will happy to see a post from you when you're able. :-) And these cards tonight - TOO CUTE!!! Oh and ps - I still plan to mail you a package one of these days, it's been on my list forever! (another shameful thing about me...!)

Karen said...

I know how you feel. DH is retired now sono more long trips. Love you card

Flossie's Follies said...

I love your cards and these images they are so cute.

Rose Ann said...

Your cards are adorable!! I love the cute images and designs of both!!

It must be so difficult to have your DH gone. Blog when you can, and we'll be here to enjoy whatever you are able.


Ila said...

I love these cards!! the images are So Cute and you put these cards together beautifully!!!
It's got to be really tough being by yourself for that long...I think your doing a Fabulous job at blogging!!

Christina Fischer said...

Adorable cards! No need to worry about the blogging -- you have a lot on your plate! I hope things go easily for you and your family -- I'll be thinking about you!

chelemom said...

Don't worry about us....I know I will be here. Your personal life has to come first! Love your cards....always.

All Pink girl said...

Love your latest cards ,realy cute stamps and the papers are so bright and fresh ,Dawnx

Leslie Miller said...

These are sweet, especially the hugging critters! I love your designs. My husband is gone four days every week and I always think, gee, if I was living alone I'd have a smaller place with easier upkeep. I can imagine with small children and your husband being gone for an extended period it must be very difficult, indeed. My heart is with you!