Friday, September 17, 2010

It's been awhile

It seems like I got to do a lot more crafty things even when I was in school, now that I am working as a registered nurse....I don;t have time for much but work. No complaints here, but my blog is sure not getting updated like it should. And ever the student, I am still in school pursuing my BSN, and eventually my masters in nursing. Hopefully my last graduation will be in 2013...might seem like a long time, but it will happen before I know it.

Right now I just get to stamp every now and then, and then hopefully post it here, and you get to enjoy it. This image is a digital stamp, a new and exciting way to make some cool cards. I love to search for a image I don't have in my collection and add it for a pretty cheap price. I can't remember what site I got this from, but it's fun.

Monday, June 14, 2010

Sunday, May 30, 2010

Chocolate Candy Gift Box Set

Well the time is almost here, and on June 5th I will be graduating from college with my ASN degree. It seems like forever since I started, and yet at the same time it seems like yesterday. As you can imagine I am beyond excited. This has been a long time in coming, and it is just a stepping stone to my ultimate goal of recieving my Masters degree in Nursing and becoming a Nurse Practitioner. The road is going to be three more year of school but I know I am up for the challenge, and look forward to advancing in that direction. It might not be easy, but well worth it in the end.
This gift set was made for my nursing preceptor as a little thank you. I had to do 144 hours of precepting time in the ER, and loved every minute of it. Hope you like it, and if you do, leave a comment or two. Thanks

Monday, May 24, 2010

A little birthday card!

I should be doing homework, but there are just times when ya gotta play a little bit! And it's one of those times! I have 11 days left of nursing school, yep, 11 mind is fried, my head is spinning trying to think of all the things I gotta do before graduation, and I am stressed about finding a job. I wanna job, I need a job, I would love a job! Been filling out applications all week, and my fingers are hurting. What better therapy than to stamp. Nothing better in my book, and it's somewhat "non-addicting"!!

This card was actually made at my monthly 10's club meeting. It's a copy of one of the SU cards, but I love it!
Well thanks for visiting, and wish me luck on the job search. If you know of anything, leave a comment or two. Thanks!

Sunday, April 4, 2010

Happy Easter

Today is a good day, it's Easter and my daughter
has been home for the weekend from college.
That is always a blessing. We are about to head to my sisters for brunch, and play some games. That is another good thing about Easter, time spent with family and friends. Good times! Just when I am thinking school is getting the best of me, there are always days like this where I can relax and rejuvenate my mind. The card I am sharing today I call "Jelly Bean Color Knowledge". It a totally random fun loving card made for a swap. Hope you have a great Easter spent with family and friends, and may the rest of your year be blessed.

Sunday, March 28, 2010

Gruffies: Gotta love these Bears

I love bears, always have from a very young age. I think I got that from my Grandma Markisich, she loved bears as well. We would go to Yellowstone Park and Jackson, Wyoming every summer when I was younger. Those were some great memories. Of course, back then there were no rules when it came to feeding the bears, Grandma always made sure she had "animal crackers" to give to the bears. Now, I would never feed the bears, and in fact am quite fanatical when we go camping about not doing anything that would attract a bear. My DH thinks I am crazy, but you know what they say, "A fed bear, is a dead bear".
There are already too many being killed by stupidity (ok, off the soapbox).
I bought this Gruffie stamp the other day, and couldn't wait to use it. I was so excited when Stampabilities came out with this line, and seeing as they are so similar to House Mouse and all their antics, how could you not love them? It was on a day where I felt my Mojo coming back, finally, and wouldn't you know it when it does, school starts again on Monday. Sniff! I am going into my last quarter for my nursing degree, but am still looking towards the future of getting my Masters in nursing. That will take me another 3 years. I know it might be a tough road, but I know I can accomplish it and more. And then on my quiet days when I need to take a break, maybe I will crack out another Gruffies stamp and finally update my blog again. Thanks for stopping by, and please leave a comment or two. Just to say"Hello!".

Sunday, March 7, 2010

Another card to share

This card was made for some friends as part of The Stamp Shack 2010 Flood. That is a swap that I joined where each month a couple ladies are choosen to recieve cards from all the other ladies in the group. As you can probably see with my cards, I like to keep simple clean lines. I have looked back over that mnay years I have made cards, and my style has changed, who's hasn't? And now I am pretty happy with my style, and thats good. I find that I don't get caught up in all the latest products, I tend to just stick to what I know best and that seems to work for me. It seems lately I have been using my SU wheels more and more, just like with this card.

On a side note, I passed my test last week, and for the first time I was really worried about it. It's amazing how much I forgot seeing that I don't do EMS work on a daily basis anymore. I truly miss it every second of everyday. But just like with my cards I make a choice to keep my life simple. I am headed into finals week, and have three exams this week, plus a final in another class so I might be a little busy. Hope everyone is enjoying life right now, and may you have a blessed day.

Thursday, February 25, 2010

Just a little card

I have been really neglecting my blog this year. I have even barely spent time in my stamps room making creative things. I am in my final year of my ASN degree, and right now I have two weeks left in the winter quarter. The next two weeks are going to test me....literally. I have three exams coming up in my nursing classes, I have a final in my sociology class, and I just registered to take my NREMT exam to re-new my license. I am very ready to get these two weeks over, so I can go into my final quarter of school. I am planning on going back for my BSN, and then my MSN, but I need to just focus on finishing this year out on a great note. I feel really good about this quarter, I have pushed myself to levels that I didn't think I had in me. I did get the chance to make some cards, and this is one of them. I bought them from Stampin' Up, and they are part of the new clear stamps, which I love, love, love. I am no longer going to buy the wood mounted stamps. Hope you like it!

Thursday, February 18, 2010

A great Valentine's Day present from my Hubby

This was my wonderful present from my husband, Shaun for Valentine's Day. It's a stamp pad holder for all my Stampin' Up stamp pads, and it can hold 105 pads. So there is plenty of room for all the future "in-colors". He had made me a smaller one about two years ago, and I filled that one up awful fast. This one is much better, I was able to put all my clear acrylic blocks for my stamps in the drawers. It does take up quite a bit of space on my craft table, but I love it just the same.

He is taking orders on them, and they will cost $110.00 plus shipping. If you are interested I can bill you through paypal by your e-mail address. He can make them in the following sizes 12, 24, 36, 48, 60, 72, anything by 12's.

Sunday, January 3, 2010

Happy New Year

I know I am a few days late. I have been crazy busy with school, and during the Chrsitmas break I made sure I took a lot of time off. With school starting back again on tuesday it reminds me of how much I have been neglecting my blog, and some of the things in life that are very important to me, such as my crafts and exercising everyday. I am back at the workout routine, and I hope to keep it that way. I have nevr been a bad eater in general, but I am cutting some of the other things out of my diet. I feel good about the coming year, not only do I graduate in June, but I will be turning the BIG 40! I know, pretty huge milestone.

I did make a few cards during the break, but not many. I think my mojo is gone due to the fact that my mind is pretty focused on my studies. I am gonna try to take the time each week to work on some crafty thing. I was making jewelry during the break, and I plan on opening up an etsy shop. I have so much craft stuff to sell. So check back on that, and I will give you a link to my store. For now, I hope these cards will satisfy your creative side. Have a blessed week, and may 2010 bring you joy, happiness, love, and kindess.