Tuesday, January 28, 2014

With Apologies...

Hey friends!

Just wanted to apologize to all of you as I have not been by any blogs to comment.  I haven't even found the time to read your blogs which makes me really, really sad.

As most of you know, I am at the tail end of a second college degree and the group of classes that I have right now are overwhelmingly time-consuming.  Last week - 66 hours of accounting work and I didn't quite get everything done.  And even though I would like to take a break at my craft table, my brain hurts...and good cards do not come out hurting brains...I know...I've tried!

This accounting program runs two classes for two months (instead of a typical college program with full-time being four classes for four months.) This group of classes is done in early March. Fingers crossed that the next group will come a little easier.

You all have been so kind to continue commenting even though I've dropped out of sight on your blogs. Our blogging/crafting world is a fantastic place and I thank each of you.  Don't give up on me - I'll be back!

I am getting a few cards made as required by design teams.  (Thank goodness I kept a few design teams or I think my craft table would be covered with dust by now.)  There are also a few special occasions for which I make time to make cards.  Yesterday was an open house at a wonderful family's new home. They have moved three generations into one house and I love each of the generations.  One family member is a cardmaker, so I definitely could not arrive empty-handed.  (Hey Carol - I saw your craft room on the tour - when can I come play??)

Our Home to Yours

  • Stamps: the sentiment and the image are from Hero Arts mini clear sets - but different set!
  • Paper: Papertrey Ink Melon Berry and Smokey Shadow, We R Memory Keepers Chalkboard 6x6 pad
  • Ink: Memento black, Copics
  • Accessories: Hero Arts Melon Berry button, Tag Sale #9 dies, Lily Bee Designs We R Family Sweet Spot Stickers (the enamel hearts), Divine Twine Black Licorice


22 comments:

Marjolein said...

Fab card as always! Such a great image you used for the tag, and I just LOVE the DP you used, it matches the pretty little flower next to the frontdoor so perfectly!!
And don't we all have periods when we just don't have enough time to do the things we want to do, because we're so busy doing the things we HAVE to do??
Sweet of you to let us know how busy you are with your study!!! You can do it!!
I wish you all the succes and blessing you'll need to get your degree/ diploma! ( or what ever they call it in the US)
As for your friend Carol, you've made me curious how her playroom, excuse me, 'CRAFTroom' looks like, ha, ha, must be something!!!
Bye and remember, we'll be waiting patiently for your 'return' to blogland, ha, ha!

Marjolein :-)

Suze Bain said...

Fab design Kim, I love your use of the tags. Happy studying! Xx

Marisa said...

Hugs to you Kim!!! Tough stuff with intense classes. Hope the next round isn't as intense. Darling card.

Jennifer Jackson said...

Such a cute card. I love the cute little tags! Sorry you're stressed out with School but think how nice it will be when you're all done!

Jodi Collins said...

What a darling card! LOVe the colors and layout!

Tracey McNeely said...

Kim just focus on your studies right now, we know you'll be back. Delightful tag card. Hugs to you, good luck!

Shannon J said...

You are so sweet to worry about us! But DON'T!! Right now school has got you consumed, and that is A-OK!! I love that you are pursuing your education, and when it needs to be priority #1, that's just the way it's got to be!! Absolutely LOVE the card - those layered tags are dreamy!!

Lisa Petrella said...

This card is just adorable! Love the layout and every little detail you included is just perfect!!! Hang in there with your classes!!! Sounds intense! Good luck!

Lisa said...

Hang in there Kim and don't worry about commenting just keep up with your studies! CUTE card, love the sweet little door!!

snappy scrappy said...

Beautiful, love the coral colour!!!

Andrea L - EnchantINK said...

Still here too, Kim! Have been a faithful stalker! Hope your load eases soon! But ... I can totally relate! Hugs xxx

Deepti said...

Fabulous design :)

Deepti said...

Fabulous design :)

cm said...

Kim, you're so sweet to share your 'concerns' that we're not *hearing* from you, because your time, energies, 'brain space,' and responsibilities are calling you elsewhere. We understand completely that 'other things' - especially a pursuit as important and inspiring as yours - need to take priority. You focus on what needs doing, and we'll continue to share our support, encouragement and love for you! Despite being pulled in several directions, and expending mega-energy on your course, you STILL dazzle us with your creativity and talent! Anytime you share a card, my day becomes more sunny! Your card here: evidence of precisely that! A wonderful card for your your new 'three generations' neighbours! LOVE this!! You'll ace your courses, for sure, and I'm sending a big virtual hug as a wee bit of extra 'oomph'!
c

Bobby said...

Reading and commenting do take a lot of time. It's more important to get your studies done and keep up with the design teams so we can see your wonderful cards. I love the accent of printed paper on this one. So sweet.

Doris said...

This card is beautiful, especially the colors and dsp you chose! I'm sure you'll do well with your studies, and look forward to more of your cards when you are able.

Jen said...

Don't stress Kim. I think we all know how important your studies are. Good luck and I hope that things ease up for you soon!

Wanda Cullen said...

Always a big fan of your fabulous CAS designs and this is no exception! Hang in there, Kim! I don't know how you do it all, but I wish you the best!

shirley-bee said...

Don't worry, we'll still be here :). Love your cheery card.

Monika/Buzsy said...

Hope you get through your studying fast and can craft more again. Meanwhile, don't worry about it! We will wait for you girl! :)

Ginny said...

fabulous card, as are ALL of yours!!! Love, love, love your style. I understand how hard you are working in school - don't worry about not getting around to blogs during this period. We, as women, put so much pressure on ourselves, and yet there are only so many hours in the day. I have been hammered by work lately also, and there is dust galore on my craft table, and it makes me sad, but I know I'll get back to it once things calm down a bit. Keep smiling!!

Kim Heggins said...

Fabulous card Kim and no worries, life happens right? wishing you all the best with your studies too.