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Saturday, March 25, 2017

It is hard to say Goodbye

For my family...  be it Blood or Spiritual, I am going to stop blogging for now. As it just takes up too much of my time and energies. I am also unsubscribed to almost everything.

I need to get away from the computers and take care of things in my real life. It is always hard to change what we do, but it has to start somewhere and I feel this is best for me right now.

I have learned so much from a lot of different people online, which I greatly appreciate very much.
TLC, The Ton, Altnew, The Paper shelter, Besties, Snoopy's, FPTFY, Splitcoast Stampers, Vera, ADFD, Sami Stamps, Birds, Miss Kate Cuttables, So so many blogs I have followed and learned from. Too many for me to list. Buggabo, TiddlyInks... And this used to be all cake blogs when I was baking, traded paper for the sugar. But it all has to be put into place!

I will still craft but it is going to be after other things are accomplished, or I should say in between things. As I know with my health I will have good days and bad. I just don't want to waste anymore of my good days doing nothing. I need to get more active and I can't do that looking at a computer screen all the time. It has gotten to the point that if we go on vacation I have to have my laptop or Ipad. Not good for communication with the hubby or anyone...

So I will probably check in once or twice a week for now. Instead of off and on all day. I will get weaned from this I am determined!

Love you all so very much and hopefully we can get together soon, Service? or maybe have a meal or watch a show.. but at least spend time together, without my nose in a computer.

XOXO Nana April

Tuesday, February 28, 2017

Goodbye: A Day For Daisies

This is for the last challenge for A Day For Daisies. This is from Tammy's blog:

A Celebration of Favorites - Challenge #160

So glad you are joining in the final ADFD Blog Challenge to celebrate the thousands of images Tammy has created over the past six and a half years.  The first challenge was back in September of 2010, when the ADFD blog began.  Tammy has sponsored so many challenges on card-making blogs and continues to generously share her images with design team members and as prizes for their challenges.  She is a special talent with an incredibly big heart.
People far and near love Tammy's images, so for this challenge, we invite you to share something you have created with your Favorite ADFD image.   This is just way to share your appreciation for the creative genius behind the images!  

So I managed to make a card, this happens to be the first image I fell in love with. So thought it would be appropriate to use. Hope you like it too.
 Please look at her blog and join in viewing all the lovely post from the Design Team past and present. Thank you Tammy for all the love and talents you have shared.
XO Nana

Wednesday, February 1, 2017

New idea tried

I saw a post the other day of someone who did a gorgeous card on black paper. Well poo I thought I saved it but I can't find it... Anyway if the blogger that I saw reads this and lets me know I will give proper credit where due. She had black card and blew white ink on it then stamped. Very pretty card. Now the card I made isn't even close, but I kind of like it.
Ta for now...
XO Nana

Got a little accomplished and a review..

  Only being able to use one hand is killing my craft time. But I was able to get a few cards finished, thanks to my new Hampton Arts Stamp Perfect tool. I love it. I am also in love with a few stamp suppliers... but am not able to afford them. Again I want to Thank Hampton Arts for being there with some very nice sets.

  Altenew has the most gorgeous layered stamp sets and some with dies, Love the coffee set ☕☕ and some of the floral are just so pretty!

  The Ton- OMG.. their Poppies are so Gorgeous! and they have so many beautiful Stamp sets to chose from. Like the Macarons, they are so cute and pretty done up.

Check out these blogs, they have challenges and prizes too. I have to say I was in love with the MISTI, but knew I couldn't afford it no matter what reviews were. But I have to say I love Hampton Arts. They have some beautiful layered stamp sets and ink sets that are affordable to crafters on a budget. I got the Stamp Perfect and the stamp sets Flower Amaze, Roses and the 4 pack of inks in pinks. for less than the least expensive MISTI. 

  I'm posting this as my own opinion... It is like the nose 👃 on my face, my own... everyone has
one. lol  I am not getting any compensation for my comments. I just wanted to share. I love the top end of stamping and crafting. But when you can't afford it --- you find something almost as nice if not nicer and go with it.

 Now if you have your own opinion and would like to share with us please leave a comment and I will get back to you as soon as possible. Here are a couple of the cards I made.




On the bottom one I didn't have the stamp stuck to the Stamp Perfect and it fell on my paper. I was just finishing this card when that happened so I splotched ink all over and I kind of like it. lol So even mistakes can turn out pretty.
Have a great rest of your week!
XO Nana

Wednesday, January 25, 2017

Day late and a dollar short...

  I know old saying but it fits... I was able to join in viewing the Ton's Blogversary.  And I was, as my youngest sister would say when she was little - a fortunate cookie. I was going to take pictures and forgot... (slap hand to forehead) The beautiful Vera Yates Here drew my name for a wonderful surprise!! Oh my! And she lovingly added a beautiful hand made and signed card. I will try to get pictures up soon.

   I am still one handed as I tore the ligaments from my thumb when I fell 4 months ago. Got the cast off but am in a very tight brace and am not to use my left hand especially my thumb, not to move it at all for another 4 weeks.  I want to craft so bad... With all the lovely goodies Vera sent and all the new things I'm learning form all the wonderful people doing the blog hops... Goodness I had no idea how many ways I could learn to use ink and papers☺

    Hope you all have a wonderful rest of the week! xx
XO Nana