Merry Christmas and Happiest of Holidays

It has – again – been far too long since I have posted on my Blog.   It has been a very busy fall and hectic last couple of months.

My beautiful daughter, Dr. Adrienne Owens, is opening her own chiropractic office in a few short months and I have been busy helping her with her Business Plan and research.  I have learned so much!!  It has been amazing to help her with research and I am more and more proud of her the more I learn.  She is an amazing and talented Chiropractor and such a beautiful person.  Her ethics and outlook in life make me one proud Mama!

I have also been helping my best friend and her husband with his new manufacturing business.  Larry is so talented.  Give him a problem with a hospital bed or piece of hospital equipment and he will find a solution.  He creates the solution and then builds them in his garage.  He has filled hundred of orders this fall for multiple hospitals and clinics all over the United States.  I have had the privilege of being a part of that.  Sometime I do the financial book work, some times I put pieces together in the garage and sometimes I am the “gopher”.

In between traveling from Goldendale to Portland and Federal Way and back, I have had some time to do my stamping.  I find the busier I am, the more necessary to get some serious crafting time on my schedule!  I find it is an important therapy for me and I enjoy it so much more than other stress relievers!

I participated in a couple of craft fairs this fall.  It was fun to do again.  I never get all the items made that I want to, but I usually end up with plenty of items to share.  This year, I had fun making picture frames – something I haven’t done for years.

Seasons of Style Poinsettia Picture Frame

Pointsettia Picture Frame

This frame can be either used as is shown above, or turned horizontally to have the poinsettia at the top left corner or lower right corner.  I always try to make picture frames so that that are versatile for use.  This frame was made using The Joyful Christmas Stamp Set #131805 on Cherry Cobbler cardstock #119685 and Wild Wasabi cardstock #108641 for the poinsettia and leaves.  I used R#119246 for the center of the flower.  TRICK:  use a Sharpie of any desired color to color the Basic Rhinestones.  Then you have whatever color you need for your project!  The paper used to cover the frame is from the Seasons of Style Double-Sided Designer Papers #132340

Soho Subway Picture Frame

Soho Subway This frame was made with paper from the Soho Subway Double-Sided Designer Paper Series #130140.  This paper is very versatile, but I thought the numbers would be especially good for a Birthday picture.  I added the little owl using the Owl Builder Punch #118074

The wooden picture frames were purchased at a craft store, but all of the Designer Papers and accessories can be purchased from my on-line store

Enjoy your holidays and make time for crafting!

 

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