Wednesday, March 11, 2009

Still no Thank You cards

It's just been too busy to find ANY time at my craft table. We've been getting people off to a Daddy/Daughter dance at school, playing outside,
getting connected with an uncle who lives out of town and we don't see as often as we'd like to,
and building the Washington Monument out of sugar cubes.
Add in the tax work, lots of phone calls and details to attend to, and crossing my fingers and toes that one of the prospective tenants for the condo will actually turn in an application and have good credit.

But Hope Springs Eternal so I'm holding out some grand intentions to find some time to play in the craft room this weekend....

Saturday, March 07, 2009

Hoping for a little time this weekend

to get back to the blog. My MIL passed away on Wednesday so right now my "cup runneth over" with all the different hats I'm wearing and emotions we're experiencing. I do need to get some Thank You cards in the mail, so I hope to be back sometime this weekend with those to share.

Sunday, March 01, 2009

A Dusting of Snow and a CASE Challenge!

Lest ye think that the view from our backporch is always as green and lush as the blog banner would lead you to believe, here is what I saw this morning from the porch. Quite a difference, eh? Just a dusting of snow, but enough to make the kids happy. And yes, the tree line is quite different. The ridge behind the trees is "our" railroad track...I've been told it's a local line that ships mostly between Nashville and the Saturn plant about 25 miles away. It only runs a couple of times a day, and now we can actually wave to the conductor when the train goes by! Between the track and trees is our little creek. Carl cleared out all the underbrush so that we have a better view of the kids when they're playing back there.

Addison has ALWAYS wanted to keep snow around. So this big bowl of snow is now residing in the chest freezer. Around July, she'll decide she wants to eat some of it. LOL

And my inspiration for the bedside bookcase that I was dusting today. I've hung onto the idea books, that stack of Papercrafts magazines, the Cards and Scrapbook Trends issues. I'm really not ready to part with them, but I need to use them. So I'm challenging myself to CASE (Copy And Steal Everything) one project a month from one of these publications. It's just another part of my "stash" that I need to dig into occasionally.

If you want to join the CASE Challenge, leave a comment on this post with a link to your CASE-d creation. Your inspiration could be from a printed publication or anywhere online, but you also must link us up with the project or artist that inspired you. CASE-ing etiquette demands that you give credit where it's due and never use those creations for anything other than personal use. Have your project linked here by March 31 to be in the drawing for a RAK of goodies from me. :)

On a side note, seeing that pic of the bottom shelf makes me thankful that the heating pad, back brace, and inflatable lumbar pillow are all neatly stacked. That means my back is behaving itself right now, and that is always cause for some gratitude.