Let's just say that my life got a little crazy and something had to give so the blog got a bit neglected.
But I'm back and all is well!
Here's a little catch up on what I've been doing for the last two months!
Mid-November I had a class called the "25 Cards of Christmas" in which I had to design, cut and prep 250 card kits. So that was primarily why I stopped having time to blog. It was a HUGE under-taking. The class was five hours long!!
I fully intended to share all of the cards, however since Christmas has come and gone, I'll just show you one and save the others for next Christmas. Here's one using Doodlebug and a Hero Arts stamp set with watercolor pencils....
I took a 3-day trip to the Smoky Mountains with one of my besties, Sherri, to her fabulous cabin to decorate a 12-foot Christmas tree!! We had a blast!
I had a photo shoot for Caroline's Christmas card picture and here's what I came up with:
At the beginning of December, I planned and implemented our third annual Toy Giveaway which was a big success, once again. We gave away almost 600 toys! Here's a picture....
Here are the parents rushing in to pick out their toys - they received six for each of their children and we even gift-wrapped them for free while the Moms enjoyed cookies and candy.
Once the Toy Giveaway was over, I was ready to relax and have some Christmas fun for the final two weeks of December, however, fate deemed otherwise!
My Mom fell backwards onto the hardwood floor of her home and dislocated and cracked her shoulder/arm bone. Honestly folks, I do not know how she withstood the pain. She was misdiagnosed and for one week, suffered in excruciating pain while my sister and I cared for her. Finally, we took her to a different hospital and they immediately did surgery to correct what happened. She still can barely move but we are so happy she's out of pain and the worst is over.
Thankfully she was home from the hospital by Christmas and we enjoyed our time together. This is from Christmas Day. I got my hair cut as you might notice. I'm lucky that my best friend, Jenny, is an expert at cutting hair!
Since Christmas we've just been chillaxin and now it's time to get back to the real world! I have a class next Tuesday and this week I'll be prepping and preparing almost 100 card kits. Also, I have to make about 2,000 copies of some papework for a Leadership Meeting Sunday. Busy, busy!!
I promise to share something crafty soon and thanks for overlooking my absence!
I hope you all had a lovely holiday season and are looking forward to a fabulous 2013!! I know I am!