Wow- it's really been awhile since I managed to post on my blog. I was off to a really good start back in May when I was finally done with my part time teaching job and was really putting in an effort to blog and participate in card challenges. Seems like night and day when I think about then and now--but I have a really great excuse for being lazy. I am happy to say that my husband and I are expecting our second child! It's a very exciting time for us and we are so happy to welcome a new edition to our family.
I've spent the last month and a half sleeping away all of my free time though, but I am definitely not complaining about it, actually I'm really grateful to have the time during the day to rest as needed. I didn't have that opportunity when I was pregnant with my son and working a full time job and taking graduate courses at night--those were happy times too but exhausting.
Well, although I have slowed down considerably these days I find that my obsession with paper crafting has yet to subside. I'm trying to enjoy my hobby when I can because I know that soon enough I won't have enough free time to sneak in a shower let alone indulge in my hobby.
Being pregnant and dealing with the exhaustion and nausea has zapped my creativity a bit. One of the ways I was able to jump start it again was by spending time making cards with my friend Vicki who's a Stampin' Up demonstrator and the other ladies in her Card Club.
Vicki organized a stamping class at our public library that I have been participating in and I am now a member of her monthly card club. It's been so much fun; stamping, crafting and chatting with friends. Vicki comes up with some great designs for the cards that she has us make and I always come away having learned a new technique or two.
All the cards pictured here are one's that I've made recently with card club and just thought I would share them with you today for a little of your own inspiration. I've been working on a few other original projects too that I plan on sharing soon enough and watch out for a tutorial on how to make your own spinner card similar to the one pictured here;
I hope you enjoy,