Saturday, December 10, 2016

Hello and 2016 Winter CLBH

Hello, it's been a while. Life has kept me hopping lately. The Tuesday after Thanksgiving my dad (who turns 87 on the 14th), had quad bypass surgery. After a four hour drive to the hospital, I spent the next three days with him. You would not believe this man. His last pain medication of any kind, including Tylenol, was at 6:00 AM Wednesday morning. He did so well, that the surgeon released him on Friday to a rehab place, and this morning he's headed off to my sister's house for one night, then home. He's promised me and my sisters that he won't overdo things; he wants to be ready for golf season this coming Spring! Thank you Lord for keeping him safe!! While I was up north, our daughter came to stay with DH while I was away, which was a blessing. DH is struggling with some health issues, and between 'nursing duties' and doctors' appointments, I've been a bit busy. Now. While there have been challenges around here, life is still good and we have been incredibly blessed. So that's where I've been. Not sure how often I'll be back crafting and blogging, but hopefully next week the doctors can give DH some answers, and we can manage better!

I've got two cards for today. This first one is for the 2016 Winter Coffee Lovers Blog Hop, created, supported, and magnificently run by Amy Tsuruta and her team. I'd gush tons more, but if you're here, you know exactly how wonderful she is, as is her DT, and just how much fun it is to play along.


My card looks like this:


Made with scraps of white, red, and gray, plus one of Verve's stamp sets with a touch of some from Ellen Hudson (the steam). The Mama Elephant's Smoke ink shows up so much nicer irl, too. Added some Stickles to the poinsettia's centers, as well. 

And I wanted to show the card that my granddaughter, Lily, made on Thanksgiving. She and granddaughter Lizzy hit the craft room between dinner and pie much to my delight. Lily is 8, and Lizzy is 18. So sweet to see them crafting together!



She found my gold pen, and created her own sentiment. Wouldn't that make a fun font?! This one's a keeper for the memory box. Someday soon, she and I are going to have a full weekend of card making here in the old craftroom. Raise your hand if you want to join us...she'll make you smile, and we'd all have a blast!

With that, I'm going to run. I want to get a few things done before DH gets up and my day really begins. If I don't get back here, or to your blogs before then, have a blessed Christmas. May God richly bless you all. Happy dances everyone.

28 comments:

Ceal said...

So pretty!! TFS

Shelly said...

Happy to hear your dad is recovering wonderfully! Your card is simply sweet! And how pretty is Lily's card?!...Love the leaves and colors she chose! I would totally join in on the fun too...now if only we were closer to one another. ;)
Enjoy your weekend, Bev!
Hugs

ThePaperyMakery said...

Beautiful! Love the clean and simple design!

Fiki said...

wonderful card!

Elizabeth said...

Beautiful coffee card!

Verna Angerhofer said...

I love your beautiful coffee themed card.

Arianna Barbara said...

Lovely cards!!! Lizzy is very good!!!

M Samuelson said...

Seriously all I can say is OhMyJingleStix!!! The cards are so so pretty and the layers, colors are just WOW!!! Thank you for the inspiration.

~amy~ said...

BEV! Yay for red, white and gray. Such a pretty trio for an even prettier card. Gotta love Verve!

Okay, the Happy Days card = absolutely precious.
How sweet to have been able to see Lizzy and Lily crafting together.

It means a ton to me that you took the time out of your super busy day to play alongπŸ’š

Bobby said...

So good to see you taking some time for yourself, Bev. I love the sentiment on your coffee card and that cup reminds me of some of my Mom and Nana's bone china ones. Lily's card is so sweet. She's following in her Grandma's footsteps for sure. I'd love to come and craft with you all.

I Card Everyone said...

LOve the china pattern, Bev!!! You know you had me at gray... and YES my hand is UP!! Keep on keepin' on my friend - I'd love a snowy Winter's day chat soon? love, and hugs...
=]

Anita in France said...

My hand's up, Bev! Such a pretty Christmas cup with the poinsettia ... and that sweet heart steam ... and the gorgeous sentiment ... what a joy! Lily's card is brilliant ... at age 8 she's lettering like that ... goodness, what's she going to be like at 18 (graphic design maybe?)! Delighted you had even just a smidge of time to create and take a little space for yourself ... and so happy to hear your Dad's recovering so amazingly well! Thinking of you all, dear friend ... miss you! Big hugs, Anita :)

Teri Wilde said...

How wonderful to hear your grands love crafting. Beautiful cards.

Rebecca Yahrling said...

Your card is lovely!
Thanks for sharing your life. Hope your dad gets in the "swing" of things real soon and that your DH gets back to healthy.
Merry Christmas!

TK said...

LOVE your coffee card (or is it tea?)!!! What a wonderful cup, with that bright red blossom on it! And the second is a keeper indeed!
Glad to hear all is well with your dad, and hopefully some helpful good reports on DH soon!

Helen F. said...

Ohhh, Bev, your card is gorgeous!
Love Lily's card too :-)

Lisa said...

Beautiful cards! Love and hugs to you!

Darnell said...

It's lovely to see you blogging, Bevie, and having a chance to make a card for Amy's fun challenge which I know you love! Your card is sensational!

And thank you for sharing the card made by your two proteges! Having crafted with my grands, I know how special those moments are and what wonderful memories you are making, have made, and will make in the future with these two sweet girls and your other lucky grands, as well!

Continued smooth recovery to your hearty Pops and I am keeping both you and John in my prayers for some answers at your next appointment! Talk soon. Love and hugs, Darnell

Hetty said...

Glad to see you here again and with a lovely card.

Helen Gullett said...

This is beautiful and sweet card. Love the cup :)

Carmela Hubler said...

Love the poinsettia on your cup! Very pretty!

Susanne Vargas said...

Like grandmother, like granddaughter! You are both wonderful artists and I can imagine you having loads of fun creating together! How sweet and heartwarming that the granddaughters created together despite the age difference!
Hope and pray that the doctor's appt next week will go well!
Hugs!

Christi Flores said...

What pretty CAS cards!

Geri said...

Count me in for the crafting session! What time should I be there?

Delightful cards! So nice to see you spending some 'you time' playing with paper :)

You KNOW that the coffee card makes my heart sing! The smoke ink looks like it would be pretty cool in real life. Love the Christmas theme!

Hey...you could likely mass produce these (in your spare time...ha ha ha) and get Starbucks to sell them for you. This beauty would fly off the shelves!

Lily is a natural!!! Gorgeous colors, perfectly balanced design and a hand printed font that totally rocks!! MY GOODNESS, the girl's got talent!

Cold as ever here and crazy busy getting ready for our early Greening Christmas this weekend which means tons of 'company cleaning' (overnight guests), picking Brady up on Saturday (YAY) and meals to prepare! Can hardly wait for the craziness to begin :)

Kara Lynne said...

God bless you, Bev! I love your gorgeous Christmas cup full of cheer! Wonderful card, Lily! Your writing is beautiful and I love the colors you chose for those great leaves. Just in case you don't see it, Bev, my hand is raised! Someday, anyway...

Celeste Goff said...

What beautiful cards!!!

Julee (Vervegirl) said...

Oh, your coffee card is beautiful. Love the steam! And what a fabulous card by your granddaughter. So special that you get to share your craft with them.

Kim S said...

I love your view on life!! And it's perfectly represented in your cup of cheer!! Of course, Lily and Lizzy might have outdone you with their sweet leaves and sentiment!