Monday, March 15, 2010

I've been a bad Blogger


I've had the hardest time getting back into the swing of things. We returned from the states and heck, I can't even remember what day it was but all I've wanted to do was SLEEP. I think I have successfully gotten my days and nights mixed up. Hopefully that gets worked out soon since it is almost 1pm and I am still trying to get coffee poured into my weary body! I did manage to get into my craft studio (aka: the closet) and even colored a new image but then I SAT STARRING at the thing not sure what to do with it. Finally I walked out and haven't been back.................

Until I get my act together, here is a card that I created for Dave's Auntie. You hear it all the time about how no one likes to create Sympathy cards right, well DUH. Think about it though, What is the purpose of a card? To let someone know that you are thinking of them right? I can't think of a more important time to let someone know that you are thinking of them than when they are grieving. So even though I don't enjoy the reason why I must create Sympathy cards, I do enjoy knowing that for a brief moment that person, whom is hurting, will know that they are being thought of brings a smile to my face. That gives me great satisfaction!
CHALLENGES I've USED:
Pile It On: Pastel Colors
Die Cuts R Us: #29 Bouquets of Paper: Create paper flowers on your project
Cupcake Craft Challenges: Going Green (not sure if mine will qualify but I see lots of green)
Crafty Creations: Make your own flowers
Pixie Dust Studio: Buttons & flowers
Treehouse Stamps: Clean & Simple (this is my idea of clean and simple)
Paper Cutz: #32 Anything Goes
Challenge Up Your Life: Flowers & Anything goes
Our Creative Corner: Color Combo (yellow, pink, green brown)
...............Supplies I've used................
Stamps: Unity (tree), Paper Trey Ink (with sympathy sentiment)
Paper: Paper Trey Ink (aqua mist, dark chocolate), Stampin Up (sage shadow),
Patterned Paper: Nikki Sivils (victoria's street)
Ink: Stampin Up (close to cocoa)
Tools: Stampin Up (flower punches, ticket punch)
Misc: Paper Trey Ink (large button, green satin ribbom scrap, satin dot ribbon, twill ribbon), Stampin Up (small buttons)

18 comments:

Stef H (Glitterbabe) said...

ooooooh it is so nice to see you back! u still house-hunting? did u find one? sure have missed u. get some rest and hurry back.

hugs :)

Handmade Creations by Stephanie said...

Happy to hear you made it home safely I have missed you!!!!Thanks for playing along with us at Pixie Dust Studio love your creation!!!

Sheri (a.k.a PaperCrafty) said...

Adorable card!! Love the buttons!! Thank you so much for sharing this with us at DCRU!!
Sheri
DCRU DT

Pat (mspfd) said...

Welcome back to blog land! You certainly have not lost your mojo! Super card.

Hope you found the perfect house! When's the move?

Catherine said...

Thank you for joining us at Cupcake Craft with such a sweet card ! Love the pretty paper ! Smiles from Catherine

Biscuitlid said...

gorgeous card - so much pretty detail, I love that background paper.

Thanks so much for joining in at Cupcake Crafts this week
Hugs
Victoria
x

Mina said...

fab to see you back Justine I hope you had a fabulous time and managed some craft shopping...although the card is for a sad occassion your right about them knowing your thinking of them and its gorgeous
Mina xxx

Rose said...

well i hope you get your body clock back on track soon ;)
this is a very pretty card and love all the buttons in the tree!
So glad you joined us on crafty creations this week

Joycelyn Turner said...

This is great....love your tree with it's lil' buttons...very clever creation!!! Thanks for playing along with the OCC!

Windy Robinson said...

Lovely tree & color combo!

Silke Ledlow said...

Beautiful card!!! The tree image and the DP are wonderful!!!

Thank you for playing the OCC Challenge with us!!! Hugs ~S~

Anita said...

Beautiful card! I hope you feel better soon.

Lori said...

Hey... I know you've been back a little while, but WELCOME HOME!!! We've missed ya!
This is a really sweet sympathy card - especially with your beautiful heart behind it.
Love and hugs ~
Lori

Lynn Mercurio said...

You haven't been a bad blogger...just a busy lady. Glad your back and hope you get back to your old self soon! Hugs!

Maria Matter said...

Glad to see you posting Justine!
I hope you're able to get back to normal soon! Normal, lol, let me re-word that...hope you start feelin' like yourself again! Haha
Your much loved and we're very much missed! HUGS!!!

pretty card and you're 100% right, it's all about letting someone know you care!
Blessings, Maria

Jane Wetzel said...

hey Justine- they are giving away the cheshire cat free girl!! hugs Jane

~Christina~ said...

I think the touch of pink is lovely :)

Delana said...

Love the details, such a charming card.