Friday, April 16, 2010

Tax season is over...yeah!!!

This tax season has been one of the toughest I've been through.  Not sure if it's because so many people either owed or were not getting back as much as they were hoping or if it's because I did over 200 returns in about two months plus all of my regular work.  No matter what the reason I am sooo glad it's over.  Still have to get the returns done who filed extensions, but at least I can breath for a bit. 

After cleaning up the dinner dishes and getting a load of clothes going I felt I had earned some time to craft.  I straightened my area a bit and was surprised once I got started how many things I got done in a relatively short amount of time (about 4 hours). 

First I put together a couple cards using "pictures" I had stamped at my Mom's.

The first image is of these adorable little bees...they look drunk to me...hehe.  But either way their still so cute.  I'm sorry I don't know the maker of the stamp.  I added a strip of CM paper ribbon on top of yellow to bring it all together.  Simple, but that's me!

This little girls is so cute! I wanna say she's a Nelli, but I'm not sure.  At one of my Mom's get togethers Terri brought some paper to share. This spring inspired background paper was one of my choices (thank you Terri).  I added some paper posies from CM and used Crystal Accent for the first time to accent the center.

Next I thought I should do some scrapbooking (my first love).  So I pulled out some pictures from my son's 10th birthday party.  As usual I had more pictures than space. After some decisions and cropping I still needed more room.  So I decided to add a 7x7 page to the edge of my 12x12...I think it's kinda cool.  As you can see I'm a rather plain crafter.  I tend to be a logical thinker and like my pages to be about the pictures.  While I certainly love to look at pages and cards with lots of beautiful elements I am not able to do that.  It requires to much thinking and takes the fun out of it for plain it is.

Lastely, I made this super cool bow.  It's easier to make than it looks.  The directions called for using old magazines, but since I was crafting I decided to use designer paper to make my designer bow. Even if your not interested in learning how to make it check out the link...her blog has some neat stuff.  A little something for everyone I think.

OK, now I'm tired!  Sure did feel good to craft a little though.  Thanks for stopping by...


Darlene (SCS:akronstamperdpk) said...

Awesome ... I'm so glad you found some ME time for yourself and had fun crafting! Your cards are wonderful ... you do a great job with CAS (clean and simple)creations and your scrapbook page is perfect! WOW ... I'm so impressed with your bow! Looks amazing!! I will have to check out that site!!
I've been a little lacking in my crafting this week ... guess I'd better get to the crafting cave & at least get my DT work completed! Have a great weekend!!

Terri's Cards N' More said...

Hey Cara! Thanks for sharing your amazing creations with us. The "bee" card is just toooooo cute. Love your scrapbook pages. Also thanks for sharing the bow and website with us. Will definately have to give this a try. Think of you often and can't wait till we can all get together again.