Monday, January 23, 2012

Missing.....

my crafting time and missing my blogging.  Really.  And truly.  The stomach flu really swept our house catching all but my son (who I think missed it because of his daily swimming and immersion in chlorine?) and while the actual flu itself is miserable for the 24 hours it decides to take over it is really the recovery....the getting the energy to get back to all of my daily routine is what takes took long.  So between that and wanting to spend time with my girls before they both left to go back to college and work I found that my crafting time was cut down to....well, down to nothing!  And, the funny thing is, I signed up for the online clean and simple card class.  Last summer I also signed up for a class.....and both times that I have signed up for a class I have either had a major life event or illness occur the day the class started!  What are the chances right?  Oh well, thank goodness these classes can be done at one's own speed....which for me is turtle slow.

Today, I have two cards to show....both using some new Hero Arts stamps that I have been itching to try as well as using a technique that was used in the first day of the card class.  Basically for each of these cards I masked off the center and stamped around the mask to create some interesting dimension.  In the flower card I first stamped the flower, masked it, then covered that masked with a square mask and then stamped the background.  The HA stamps I used were Wish Big , You and Me , Newspaper Background Design Stamp , and the Pom Pom Flower .  This is really a different style for me and I have to admit that while it was somewhat frustrating it was also fun and I do like how the two cards came out.  The Wish Big card was the hardest with all the masking.....and I need to use better masking paper I think for multi-masking like this in order for the paper to not slip.  But, again, it was fun and different and def something I will try again!  Here are my cards!



Thank you so much for stopping by.....I will be over to visit at your "house" as I get caught up in my own life!  I like my coffee with a bit of honey and cream and never refuse a biscotti when offered ;-D

Be well,
Sheila

13 comments:

Sasha said...

Hi Sheila, sorry to hear that it took so long for you feel better after the stomach bug. But I'm pleased that you got some time to spend with your girls...which is good!
Both your cards are beautifully stamped and coloured. I love the gorgeous vibrancy...your flower is fabulous!:)

Elizabeth Allan said...

Sheila you have bounced back!!! Glad to hear you are feeling better each and every day. From viewing these cards I can say that the flu did not affect your mojo!

Barb said...

Ya know, even with this clean and simple design, I can see the "Sheila flair" in both of them! Love the wonderful colors! I'm looking forward to seeing the rest of your cards from class! So glad you're feeling better! :)

joy said...

So glad you are feeling better, Sheila! Both of these cards are so pretty!

I took the class also, but wasn't able to keep up. It's nice that we can still access the classes and videos to use when we have the time.

Tina said...

I am happy to read you are feeling better. I totally love both cards, so pretty...and now I desperately want to have the Pom Pom flower!

Lisa said...

FAB-U-LOUS!! Both of these are quite spectacular Sheila! Totally love the balloon card and the pink flower is just superb!

Brenda said...

Hi Sheila! I am thrilled that you are feeling better! What a bummer hey! Loving you two cards, but you're right, that first one was a lot of work! But it turned out quite spectacular! Looking forward to seeing you back in full swing again soon! Hugs, Brenda XXX

Virginia L. said...

You may be unwell and felt kind of weak..., BUT you sure earn yourself an A plus for these two gorgeous cards from the CAS class!! Love them, Sheila!!

MarcyK924 said...

I've been waiting for you to post - I felt so bad for you! SO happy to see you back and blogging! I LOVE how you put your own touch on these cards! I have to catch up too, and this class I really needed!! HUGS!!

Nancy said...

Hoping you'll be the picture of energetic health in no time! I'm loving your sketch cards, each one so clever and creative they make me smile! I took the CAS class too and haven't had time to play yet. You are giving me some excellent inspiration though...these cards are begging to be CASED.

Tiffany said...

Super glad to hear you are back in action again! Love both of your happy cards! The bright pink flower really makes me smile!

Dawn said...

Poor you Sheila. Had noticed you missing in action.... but glad to see these two cards. Both are stunning, I particularly like the flower one.

Maureen Morton said...

The dog did NOT eat your homework - you really learned your lessons in the class. So glad to finally have you back - missed ya! Continue to take care and recover. Love these cards.