Monday, June 23, 2014
Heat Wave Summer Fun
Hello friends. It is certainly hot here in the Southeast so my friend Melanie, who is hosting this week at Bitten by the Bug 2, selected a perfect Cricut challenge - Summer Fun. I am ready for some summer fun! I would love to be sitting by a pool, wearing my favorite sunglasses, and sipping a wonderfully cold drink! But instead, I am on the less than two week countdown for Bethany's wedding, and helping my mom get settled. But before we get into all of that, let's talk paper crafting!!
I used two cartridges and a Sizzix platform die to make my card. I used the Sizzix Movers & Shapers XL Base Die-Card, Fancy Label Stand-Ups for the base card. I then used assorted Cricut cuts from the Life's a Beach and Forever Young cartridges to create the other elements on the card.
I have a confession. It was really nice to take another look at the Forever Young cartridge. Just like with Paper Dolls Teen Scene from a previous BBTB2 challenge, I had not used the cartridge in quite a while. It was nice to be reminded of what it was I liked I about the cartridge when I used it more frequently. I think after the wedding I am going to make a point of using a wider variety of cartridges on my projects.
Now, about my mom. Most of you know my mom was diagnosed with Alzheimer's disease a little over a year ago. Sadly, I had been aware for at least 18 months prior to the diagnoses that she was having memory issues. Recently we reached the point where we thought it would be wise for mom to sell her home and no longer live alone. While she is not ready for full-time assisted living, neither did she need to be alone.
After much drama involving my brother, my mom moved into our home last weekend. This is going to be a challenging adventure, one I hope to make with love and patience. I also hope that after Bethany's wedding is over that we might be able to settle into a quite routine.
Now the wedding - is 12 days away!! I have our final meeting with the caterer this week, as well as finish some projects I am making for the wedding. Hopefully all of the projects will be finished by this weekend so that when we reach the actual wedding week, life will be less stressful. I know, wishful thinking right?
Please do go by BBTB2 and check out the FABULOUS summer fun projects the design team created. I confess that I almost did not post my card because it looked so sad next the team's projects. They are an awesome group of crafters!!