Friday, January 25, 2013

Long Time, NO Blog!

I am finally back after a long and unexpected hiatus from blogging.  What started out as a brief hiatus from blogging due to the turmoil from redoing our kitchen turned into a longer absence then originally planned. First, there was Hurricane Sandy and a power outage that lasted more than 10 days! Yep, 10 days without electricity, heat (and boy was it cold!) and the internet. I never realized I was so dependent on the Internet before that. Maybe I need a 12-Step program like Bloggers Anonymous.You would think 10 days with nothing to do would mean time for crafting but it was just too darn cold and dark to do any of that. (Insert frowny face here!) Anyway, by the time the power came back it, it was time to kick it into high gear and start planning for Thanksgiving dinner which I was hosting for 15 in said new kitchen and help my son get his college applications out. Thanksgiving preparations turned into Christmas preparations and another celebration dinner -- this time for 14! Anyway, you get the idea. So, new start.

If you are still reading, then I guess it's time to share a card. This is a card that I made for my niece using the Rosie Posie stamp set from Papertrey Ink. The flowers and leaves were die cut and stamped onto PTI's chipboard coasters.  For extra dimension, I adhered the largest flower with foam adhesive. I used the doily to anchor the cluster of flowers.

I don't usually make resolutions but my One Little Word this year is "simplify." And, if I get that right, maybe, just maybe I will have more time for regular blogging.  My fingers are crossed!

Cardstock & Chipboard Coasters: Papertrey Ink;
Patterned Paper: Basic Grey (Indie Bloom);
Stamps: Papertrey Ink (Rosie Posie);
Inks: Papertrey Ink (Melon Berry, Berry Sorbet); Stampin' Up! (Gumball Green); Ranger (Coffee);
Misc.: The Twinery (twine); Wilton (doily).


Susan (rainy) said...

This is such a beautiful creation! Love the doily and the wonderful florals. Welcome back!

Leslie Miller said...

Goodness, you've had your hands full! It's no wonder you've not had time for blogging. It sure is easy to get out of the habit of it, but I'm happy to see you back. Gorgeous card today, Linda! Really love the colors, and the doily is a sweet backdrop for your flower. The matching dies give it such a beautifully finished look. Welcome back!

Cath said...

Wow, Linda! This card is gorgeous! Love the color combination, and your stamping is just exquisite!

Welcome back! I hope life can stay "normal" again for a good long while! :)

Debstamps said...

This is just a terrific project to celebrate your return to the cyberworld! Best of luck as you get back into your routines!

kateri said...

Wow, you sure have gone through a lot. But it sounds as if you put your life in order fairly quickly, even though it doesn't seem quick! Your card is beautiful. Good luck and many wishes for your continued success in your crafting.

fun stamping said...

Such a beautiful card - I love orange!

Jen W. said...

Welcome back to blogland after your hiatus! Glad you came through Sandy alright although 10 days of power is never fun. (We were without for 2 weeks i 1987 after Hurricane Emily). Love the colours and gorgeous layers on your card and congrats on being featured on Moxie Fab!
PS The photo on your blog header - just wondered where it was taken...

Deirdre said...

Great card - hope life is settling back down into a steady routine after all the turmoil. Congrats on your "out and About" feature over on Moxie Fab World.