Sunday, February 5, 2012

Hello!

Hello Friends.  I know that It's been a very long time since I last posted, but so many things in my life has changed.  Taking care of Dad is pretty much all that I do and I must say that it has been one of the most exhausting things I've ever done in my life.  There is no time to turn on the computer or even think about my crafts these days.  The holidays were very hectic as well.  Not too much time to do any hand crafted things, just a select few.  Since I wasn't able to post during the holidays, I missed sharing with you the few things that I did make, so if I find the time, I will be sharing them even if the holidays are over - I hope you don't mind.
Today is Superbowl Sunday and I'm not a football fan - I have no clue on anything football - LOL!  It's been a real lazy day for me and Dad since we are the only ones at home.  My caregiver wasn't feeling well, so she told me that she wasn't coming the whole weekend.  Boo hoo for me!  I stayed up all night taking Dad to the bathroom every 2 hours.  That's not the hardest part - he forgets that he needs to use his walker because he stumbles and he gives me a hard time when I insist he uses it.  Dementia is such a sad disease because the person has no clue what they are doing or not doing.  I find it so sad when I help Dad because just the simple things he forgets and it's not a joke.  Anyway, today, Dad is resting on his chair with the game on and I decided to try to "force" myself to do something for Valentine's Day.   Here's what I came up with...
I used my BS Pro die Bag with handles and some cute and fun monster clip art that I purchased from Lettering Delights.  It was easier than doing the stamping and coloring.  I hope that I will be able to make a few of these to give to the CU girls and to the girls in my office.
I made a cute box using another BS Pro die.  This box took too long to make, not a good one to duplicate.
 Just wanted to share a side view of the box.  I propped the circle up because I couldn't think of another way to put the circle on so it would fit.  Turned out pretty cute except too much work.

I miss hearing from everyone and also seeing anyone.  I can't believe that it's been so long since I've seen my crafty friends and downline as well.  I'm toying with the idea of deactivating from Stampin' Up! since I haven't been able to touch anything in the last three months.  I wanted to say to everyone who has placed orders during the holidays a BIG THANK YOU for helping me maintain my business even if I haven't been creating, having classes and posting.  I know that there will be plenty of time for that after my job is done.  It's just so hard for me sometimes that I feel lost! 
I hope I'm able to share more with you soon - I miss all of you.  Please feel free to drop me an email and I will do my best to reply.
Thanks for reading my post and for hanging in there with me!! Hugs!