What can I say? Sometimes life and all it's little pressure's get in the way and you just need to take a step back and reevaluate things. Well that pretty much happened to me. I have stepped down from design teams, forums, blogging and pretty much crafting all together over the last 6 months. It didn't help that shortly after that I was introduced to Facebook and Farmville. Yes, I Jan Mosier am a Farmville addict. And I'm not alone in this addiction......my entire family is playing it too! My husband and son (who I hold responsible because they needed a new neighbor) my mom, aunt, sister and niece all play and are just as addicted as I am. Although my mother refuses to admit it. She says to me, "you and Sandra (my sister) stay on that computer all the time!" And how would she know if she wasn't on too.....huh, huh? Try to figure that one out. lol. The good news is I have started crafting again and last months use your stash BPS (Blue Plate Special) challenges over at Cookin' Up Creations have really helped.
Here's a few projects that I completed last month.
I love how this one turned out. And I even dusted off the baby Cricut to cut the letters.
I did these for a Christmas tag swap. I thought they were a little big but one of the ladies said she hung hers on the tree so that wasn't so bad.
A simple layout of my beautiful stepdaughter Jackie and her handsome husband, Adam.
This next layout is so not my style but I really liked the results. Sometimes you just have to let the photo choose which papers you use and that's exactly what I did.
And I will never look at an empty toilet paper roll the same way again. lol. It's now a gift card holder. Just add a gift card to a tag and slip it in the opening at the end. BTW, if you're grossed out about the TP roll you can always use a paper towel roll.
If you're still here, thank you for taking the time to look. Happy Valentine's Day and be sure to hug the ones you love!