Thursday, January 5, 2017

Catching up

Hi Friends, I am back in Maryland after almost a month of traveling to see my Dad in California and the In-Laws in Ohio.  I brought home with me a cold...its been years since I had one...2010 I think.  I have finally passed the hacking up a lung phase and I think it is winding down now on day 6.

I did not take a lot with me to work on crafting wise, but I brought along a set of 50 alcohol markers by Color It...the case sold me I admit.  I had one last amazon gift certificate from 2016 gifts and decided to splurge. I don't like traveling with my copics.  I stamped out several images and colored them up.

 This is a combination of an older Hero Arts sentiment stamp and some Uniko Flowers. I need to work on the placement a bit more but I love the idea and I have other larger sentiments stamps that could be prettied up a bit.

 As soon as I saw Sandy Allnock's cards with these MFT polar bears...well I had to have them. They remind me of the Coca Cola bears...whom I love!

 Okay so these MFT Elves are just adorable..and who says you can't use them year round? This one is going with a non-holiday gift to a girlfriend. The sentiment is fab! Another had to have stamp set.

I am a reader, I love books so this stamp definitely caught my eye.  During 2016 I wanted to read a book each week.  The holidays and our travel schedule threw me off a bit.  I only managed to read 41 books. I am going to give it a go again this year...hope I find some new authors to read.  I love political thrillers, spy novels, sweet romances, and medical thrillers.  I found a few new authors this year that I haven't completely read out.

Are you a reader? Who are your favorite authors?


Jean said...

These are all adorable! I'm amazed by how you travel and craft. I've been reading Lauren Willig, Susanna Kearesley and Karen White lately.

Greta said...

Glad you're home--hope your travels all went well! Wishing you a wonderful 2017 & I do think your travels need to bring you up this way, Cat! Looks like your splurge was worth it--beautiful coloring & darling cards--fun new goodies!

Misty Elam said...

Did you make all those while you were away???? Wow!! They are all so adorable!! Clever using the mini clipboard for a photo prop. I like it!! Oh and welcome home!! =)

Anita in France said...

What a delicious selection of cards, Cat ... that polar bear is especially adorable ... he's such a cutie! Wishing you a fabulous and creative 2017! Hugs, Anita :)

Barb Ghig said...

Beautiful coloring with your new markers, Cat...such vibrant colors! I love how you masked the images on the last card, and how you created the ice skating pond for your Polar fun! And I agree, they do look like the Coca-Cola Bears :)
41 books? That's terrific!!! I haven't done much reading over the past few years, but I've always loved John Grisham's novels.