Thursday, June 1, 2017

Behind on Blog Posts...Working on them!

Hi Hi Everyone. I know that I'm VERY far behind on my blog posts. I'm trying to work on them, I have several "drafts" done, but a lot is going on. After mine and hubby's cross country move back in April of last year, it's been pretty hectic. I was off my psych meds for a while until the state was able to fix my secondary insurance. Finally, that's happened and I was able to get with a psych. dr. for the last few months, but I've not been completely stable.

Hubby has had a lot of health issues as well and went in for back surgery mid march. The doctors said he needs 2 more surgeries so we are just trying to get ready for those as well.

I promise I'm not neglecting my blog, I REALLY want to get my posts done, but time just is't on my side right now. So PLEASE, please bare with me as I'm trying to get all my projects up, please don't give up on me!

I will be back soon with a crafty update.

Keep on Craftin'
~Melisa Marie

Monday, May 9, 2016

Kindness Matters, it really does!

I finally got some time to sit down and get a bunch of crafting projects done! I've gotten quite a few cards done in the last few weeks between packing! It had been SO long since I had to unpack, I forgot how much work it takes! We've been working hard on going through all of our boxes and de-stashing some of our "baggage". It is amazing how much stuff we put in storage 2 1/2 years ago before we moved across country, that we now, after moving back across country and taking stuff out of storage, are finding that we never should have packed in the first place! A lot of it was stuff that we've been able to donate to our local homeless shelter, used book store and thrift stores. Mainly books and clothes, but a few household items as well. We are almost done unpacking!

My Hubby Hazen and I are big believers in KARMA. Anytime someone does something nice for me (us), I always make a card for them because I think that it's great someone took the time to do something for me (us) and it's the least I could do. I know that the universe will give back to them in time, but I like to show gratitude as well.

After just moving across country and being reunited with many of my missed stamp sets, I got the chance to use my Stampin' Up! Kindness Matters set and my large Stampin' Up! En Francais background stamp.

I made 2 of this card, one for my good crafting friend Mona. She is such a great friend, so kind, sweet and fun! She is always sending me crafting goodies, too! And we belong to a lot of the same crafting groups so we are always getting to share our craft projects, which is great! She makes some really cute things, I especially love all her ATC cards and her tags that she makes with die cuts. In one of our groups on Facebook she shares a ton of really cool crafting projects and tutorials that she finds on youtube, and lots of DIY video, too! She really does share some great stuff.

I could never thank her enough for everything she has done for me over the last 10 or so years I've known her, and she is such a great friend, making her a card for her recent crafting goody package is the least I could do.

The 2nd one I made is because our upstairs neighbors made us a welcome basket filled with all kinds of small household goodies, and they even put in some goodies for our fur-daughter doggy and our fur-daughter kitties. :) It was very "kind" of them to do so I made them this card, and we gave them a cake.

Here's a sneak peek, click below to see the rest.

Saturday, April 23, 2016

Working on Blog Posts!

Hi Hi All!! I'm working on Blog posts!! I've been SO very tired the last few weeks after moving, and trying to get settled. We still aren't completely unpacked. My bookshelves were supposed to arrive in the store Thursday, never made it, were supposed to be there Friday, never made it and again today. So, I'm still not able to unpack my craft stuff, so I'm still crafting out of boxes.

Even though I've been tired, I made quite a few cards last night with my new Unity stamps, and those are the blog updates that I'm working on right now. I'm trying to do it here and there while taking short breaks. I can't sit up for really long periods to do much. I have a hernia (a complication that arose a month after the surgery I had last May) and I've been suffering with this for quite some time.

Our cross Country move took a real toll on me, so I'm trying to take it easy, and it's hard to do a lot because I get in so much pain that I have to break down and take pain medication. I just can't hold out.

Anyhow, keep an eye out, and I'll be back very soon with an update, I promise to bring lots of cuteness and beauty to your day!! :)

Keep on Craftin'
~Melisa Marie

Tuesday, April 19, 2016

I was an ASS and CASE'd a card!

I was an ASS, I CASE'd a card and busted my ass doing it! HAHA!

Not really, but I just got this ADORABLE, funny, punny stamp set and I had to bust it open and get it inked up.
Here is a preview of the card, click the link below to see the rest...

Sunday, April 10, 2016

A Bar Mitzvah Celebration

I'm still waiting to be able to unpack all my craft stuff! :( Right now, I'm literally crafting out of boxes. I have to open boxes, take stuff out, and put it all back when I'm done crafting. This makes it not so fun to get any crafting done. But, my bookshelves will be here soon, and I'll be able to get stuff unpacked and organized, and I can't wait!!

While waiting, a dear friend of ours is having the honor of giving her son a Bar Mitzvah! I've never made a Bar Mitzvah card before, so this is my first one. I asked her what her sons favorite color(s) was and she said blue.

So, this is the card I came up with for him. I went more "classy" than rugged as I do on most of my masculine cards, because this is a very special event, and I wanted to give him a very special card to show we were proud of how classy he's carried himself to make it to this point of his life. We aren't surprised, he has an AMAZING family!

Here's a preview, click below to see the rest...

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