Hello Sweet Readers,
Happy New Year to you! My wish for each of you is that 2012 will bring you much happiness, love, prosperity, and good health. I hope that each of you will find 2012 much better than 2011! ((((hugs to each of you)))
Did you have a wonderful Christmas? We had a delightful one. We celebrated our 36th wedding anniversary, too! That's a milestone, huh? Santa was very good to us. We are so blessed!
For those of you who know me well, you know that I have vision issues. It's been getting harder and harder to do cards. There is a lot of glare, and the floaters in my eyes are getting pretty bad as far as I am concerned. My floaters are like jellyfish which line up right in the center of my vision field. The glare is like cataracts, but I've had mine removed and do not have more growing. The meds caused my cataracts.
Don't get me wrong, I know that there are others who are so much worse than I. It's just frustrating sometimes when I'm trying to see to create, am wearing two pairs of glasses at the same time, and still cannot see well. The doctor said that I've done very well over the past 20 years considering all that is going on in my eyes. I sort of feel that I have to get as many cards done as soon as possible before I can no longer do them. That's why it takes me days to do one card! I have to be very careful as I color, etc. Our sweet son gave me a light to wear on my forehead to help brighten the area where my eyes look when I'm creating. I haven't tried it yet. I hope it helps! :o)
Today, I discovered that I have not posted some cards that I did for Christmas. I hope you don't mind looking at one or two at a time this week. I don't want to bog you down with Christmas cards! Here is the first of a few. I used a green suede paper as an accent paper. It feels like velvet and is very pretty. I used Memory Box dies, Martha Stewart border punch duo, Magnolia tree stamps, Tilda (of course), Nestabilities, a base of white Bazzill with red and white Bazzill layers, watercolors, pop dots to elevate Tilda, ribbons from my stash, green Spica pen, and little poinsettias from my stash as well. I love the patterned paper! It is so cheery! I bought a ton of it, used it up, and bought more when I could find it as it's older!
Here are the pictures:
Do you love that green suede paper? It is so nice with which to work!
Thank you, dear, dear readers for visiting and sharing some time on my blog. I so appreciate it. I hope you will come back often this week to see my "catch up postings!"
Love to each of you,