Monday, January 23, 2012

I'm Back...

Well hello everyone!  It's odd to read my last post and and see how I assumed my father would be home soon from hospital, but that wasn't the case.  He has remained in hospital since that time.  He's doing fine now, but it's been a very long road for him... and our entire family.  But as I said, he's doing well now - still in hospital - but expected to come home hopefully by April of this year.  Blogging or making cards wasn't a priority as I spent most of my time at the hospital or trying to help out in other ways.  When a family member is sick, I guess all those things we thought were so important - just aren't anymore. 

So........ in the last couple of weeks I've been sifting through the dust of my craft room... moving things from one big pile and into smaller piles... and was just too intimidated to try anything.  So I cleaned it top to bottom, floors, windows and all.  I took a spin around of some of my favorite blogs for inspiration and then discovered some new paper & stamps I had bought back in Sep/Oct ... and I tried a couple of test cards.  And........... they turned out horrible!!  LOL - OMG - they look like failed grade 3 science projects.  But I kept plugging away until it felt more natural and finally came up with a card that I wanted to post... even though it took FOREVER to do!   


And here's the inside:

Oh - and I did a little blog facelift too... New Year and all that.  Going to try and post a little more routinely as well and hopefully even put some cards in my Etsy store. 

Well that's it from me.  'Till next time.........

2 comments:

Pauline said...

Carla, first of all, so glad you are back, you have been dearly missed! But.. like you said family comes first, so glad your Dad is doing better, and the way the days have been flying by, April will be here before you know it.
Love your card, you haven't lost your touch. Beautifully done, love all your layers, colours and embellishments. Keep them coming! :)

Sabrina aka okimom2girlz said...

Hello sweet friend!! I am so happy to see you back. Was a little worried about you! ;D Thank goodness your dad is getting better and I will keep him in my prayer that he will be home soon!! On to your card, my friend, absolutely gorgeous if I may say so! Love evverything about this beauty! Hugs and blessings, Sabrina