Thursday, June 4, 2009

I'm Back!!!!!


Hello friends I know its been almost a month since I've posted on my blog and I'm sorry to have left you without an explanation. To be honest not only did my life seem to become overly busy last month but I think I really needed to just take a break from blogging and focus on spending more time with my family. Other than spending time with my family I knew that I only had time to either make cards or scrapbook and knowing that I wanted and needed to complete a baby (first year) scrapbook for our youngest son that's what I've been doing. Scrapbooking was my first love before stamping and I've enjoyed diving back into it to create a book for our son. To me scrapbooking is very meaningful and I know that my two older children love to look at their scrapbooks and remember times from their childhood and so it was important to me that my youngest have the same thing. Thank you to those of you that emailed me to ask if I was well I truly appreciated your concern and it meant a lot to me to know that I was missed.
Onto the cards, these two cards were made with the stamp sets Cheers to You and Tart & Tangy and are 4 1/2" x 4 1/2". I wanted to make a few birthday cards for summer birthdays that are coming up and I wanted them to be fun and colorful.
Supplies: Cheers to You, Tart & Tangy, Cuttlebug embossing folders, Crystal Effects, Ribbon, Circle punches, Brads, Aqua brush, Piercer w/mat, Pop dots.
Thanks so much for stopping by!

20 comments:

Charly said...

Awesome cards Lynn - glad to see you back again. I took a break myself but am creating again. Incidentally, I CASED a few of your Stella cards - hope that was ok. I just LOVE your stuff. Take care.

Debbie Fisher (debbiedee) said...

Welcome back Lynn! May got crazy for me so I understand. I also need to work on my oldest DS scrapbook. I'm waiting for him to get home from AK to help me with the journaling.

Debbie Fisher (debbiedee) said...

Your animal cards are adorable! I've saved the instructions for all of them as well.

Ann Kranitz said...

Glad to see you back!! I admire scrapbookers. I never seemed to grasp it as much as card making but I sure would love to. Your cards today are fun and fresh!!

Danni said...

Good to see ya! Wonderful, fun cards!
I'm trying to find a balance between family and creating...tough to do!
Hugs!

Nancy Riley said...

Lynn, these cards are adorable! Fun color choices and great textures!

I've been gone from blogland quite a bit myself and am ready to start up again very very soon. It's refreshing to walk away sometimes! Glad you're back!

Tina said...

Lovely cards with great colors! So great to "see" you!

Beth said...

Love these fun cards you've created! Love your blog as always -I'm glad you are back and happy for you that you've finished an important scrapbook, that is always a great feeling! :)

Katie Cotton said...

Welcome back! We missed you!

Creations by Patti said...

Weeeel, you are back. Lovin these 2cards - good use of both sets! I have both and now I can also try it - will CASE most of it. Thank you for sharing this inspiration! xoxo.......

Tiffaney in VA said...

Welcome back to blogland! I know your son will really appreciate the scrapbook you a put so much time & love into. You were missed!

Sparkle said...

What lovely cards! They're just darling.

BananaStamper said...

Welcome back! Super fun cards!

Shanna

Vicki (CraftCrazy98) said...

Whew! So glad you're back (no pressure, though)! You should always put family first and never apologize for that! Have a beautiful weekend!

Amanda said...

Hey! Glad you're back and it was just regular life stuff that kept you away (rather than illness or something worse, KWIM?)
I LOVE these cards and never once thought of using Tart and Tangy with Cheers to You. TOO CUTE! Can't wait to see more scrapbook pages !! That is my first love, too and I am trying to stay on a schedule to get pages completed.
:)

Anki said...

Glad to have you back! Also - you should always prioritize family first and I am sure the youngest one will love his scrapbook. Kram -Anki

Anki said...

Glad to have you back! Also - you should always prioritize family first and I am sure the youngest one will love his scrapbook. Kram -Anki

Jena said...

Welcome back! I've missed your creations but completely understand your needed break! I love these fun bright colors - thanks for sharing and have a great summer!

Stamp and Smile said...

I'm so glad to see your back Lynn!! I missed you and was popping in for a visit from time to time... :) Totally understand 100% on taking time for family and a break from blogging! Lovely cards!!! I enjoy the textures and CHEERY colors!! My style girl... :)

Have a super evening! Michelle :)

Susan (peebsmama) said...

I kept checking back to see what you had posted and wondered when you hadn't been here in a while. Glad that life has just been busy and there was nothing tragic that kept you away.

I too started out in scrapbooking but stamping just overwhelms my crafting time. How nice that your children like the albums you make them.

These are both fun and colorful cards and I like the combo of stamp sets you used.