Saturday, December 10, 2016

Hello and 2016 Winter CLBH

Hello, it's been a while. Life has kept me hopping lately. The Tuesday after Thanksgiving my dad (who turns 87 on the 14th), had quad bypass surgery. After a four hour drive to the hospital, I spent the next three days with him. You would not believe this man. His last pain medication of any kind, including Tylenol, was at 6:00 AM Wednesday morning. He did so well, that the surgeon released him on Friday to a rehab place, and this morning he's headed off to my sister's house for one night, then home. He's promised me and my sisters that he won't overdo things; he wants to be ready for golf season this coming Spring! Thank you Lord for keeping him safe!! While I was up north, our daughter came to stay with DH while I was away, which was a blessing. DH is struggling with some health issues, and between 'nursing duties' and doctors' appointments, I've been a bit busy. Now. While there have been challenges around here, life is still good and we have been incredibly blessed. So that's where I've been. Not sure how often I'll be back crafting and blogging, but hopefully next week the doctors can give DH some answers, and we can manage better!

I've got two cards for today. This first one is for the 2016 Winter Coffee Lovers Blog Hop, created, supported, and magnificently run by Amy Tsuruta and her team. I'd gush tons more, but if you're here, you know exactly how wonderful she is, as is her DT, and just how much fun it is to play along.

My card looks like this:

Made with scraps of white, red, and gray, plus one of Verve's stamp sets with a touch of some from Ellen Hudson (the steam). The Mama Elephant's Smoke ink shows up so much nicer irl, too. Added some Stickles to the poinsettia's centers, as well. 

And I wanted to show the card that my granddaughter, Lily, made on Thanksgiving. She and granddaughter Lizzy hit the craft room between dinner and pie much to my delight. Lily is 8, and Lizzy is 18. So sweet to see them crafting together!

She found my gold pen, and created her own sentiment. Wouldn't that make a fun font?! This one's a keeper for the memory box. Someday soon, she and I are going to have a full weekend of card making here in the old craftroom. Raise your hand if you want to join us...she'll make you smile, and we'd all have a blast!

With that, I'm going to run. I want to get a few things done before DH gets up and my day really begins. If I don't get back here, or to your blogs before then, have a blessed Christmas. May God richly bless you all. Happy dances everyone.