Sunday, September 30, 2018

Well, This Is Fun

I am sorry for the long delay. So very sorry. You see, Friday, September 19, the chair of the English department asked if I would take over a class whose teacher quit. I am now teaching three sections of Composition 1 on three different campuses. So things have been more-than-average crazy around here.

By the way, I'm loving every minute of it.

Except for missing crafting and blogging. I miss you, my readers!

So here's a card I made before the chaos worsened (or improved, depending on how you look at it). Happy Fall, Y'all!!!!!

The card features a very old Papertrey set called Fall Elegance and a newer set from Hero Arts Stamp and Cut series called Wonderful.

Isn't it interesting how a set from, say, ten years ago is "very old"? I'm 51 and feeling "very old" at the moment because I'm having a colonoscopy tomorrow and am extremely hangry because I've eaten nothing solid since last night.

I hope that's not too much information. And here's a PSA for you. The new protocol for first colonoscopy is age 45. I'm already almost seven years overdue. Are you? Overdue, that is? Get scoped!

Fact is, I'm not at all "very old" but am still a lot older than the stamp set. So I guess the point here is that we should all be celebrating that we don't age like stamp sets because in stamp set years, we'd all be dead...even the youngest among us currently active stampers.

Don't you feel better now?

I hope so.

The die cut is double-stacked to add some dimension. It's hard to tell in the photo, but the ink on the die cut is Hero Arts butter bar to orange soda ombre pad. I stamped the paper with a large shadow stamp inked with the ombre pad and then die cut the wonderful.

And now you know why posting has become even spottier than it was. Karen's Card Shop is well stocked (thanks to several of you!) and is perking along nicely. I'm teaching a bunch of college freshman how to write better and am so very, very happy. My elder son is enjoying college and my husband started a new sport (cyclocross) and is very, very happy. My younger son attended homecoming dance last weekend and had a blast. It's all good.

But I'll be even happier when I can make pretty things again. Soon. I hope. Very soon.

Mercy, grace, peace, love, and gratitude,

stamps: Papertrey Fall Elegance, Hero Arts Wonderful
ink: Hero Arts ombre, Archival potting soil
paper: Papertrey white
accessories: wonderful die (Hero Arts), rhinestones


  1. Wow, what a way to jump back into teaching. Thrilled to hear you are loving it and your family is also enjoying life. Good luck with the colonoscopy tomorrow. I have to get one every year, yuck.
    Love this card and the bling placement is perfect.

  2. beautiful card. glad life is on a good path!!

  3. I'm so happy for you. Those lucky college students!

  4. Remembering all those years ago when your youngest dealing with not being very comfortable around groups of people, and now he is going to dances - wow! That is just wonderful. Teaching three classes on your return to the teaching world- amazing! The fact that you are loving it all and will still take the time to include us in your adventures - delightful! If this is 'getting old' are a very high achiever.You go girl!
    Lu C

  5. So good to hear all is going well. Thank you for the inspiration!


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