Saturday, April 9, 2011

Finally BACK and with A Springtime Wreath....

Hey All!

I have been away for quite some time now! A few weeks ago, I had decided to go to NY for a couple of workshops. It took me a while to prepare and pack for my trip. Then, I was off! My mother took the drive with me from OH to NY. We had such a great drive out to NY! My girls were (are) amazing! They behaved so well. Neither one of them shed a tear! Couldn't have asked for a better 12 hrs in the car, then what they gave me that day!
My stay in NY was awesome!! The girls and I stayed at my mothers house with my sister and her family as well! My girls were able to be with their cousins, Gianna and Gavin. They had SUCH a great time! I will upload some pics soon of our trip!
The week went by SUPER fast. It really is incredible how time FLIES when you are having fun! Wish it weren't that way! :o/
My mom, once again, took the drive with my girls and I BACK to OH. You see, my mother lives in NY. She took a 17 hour bus ride form NY to OH just to get in a car the next day to drive 12 hours with me and my girls! (She couldn't stomach the girls and I to taking that 12 hour drive alone). Believe me, I was MORE than HAPPY to have her with me!! So, after the week was up, she then drove BACK to OH from NY with me and the girls and spent a day and a half with us, then went BACK to NY on another 17hr bus ride! In total, my mother spent 58 hours of traveling! That's 34 hours on a bus and 24 hours in a car! Isn't that INSANE!?! I KNOW she loves me!! :o) Thank you MOM!!!~
It's great to be back home and back into a routine again! It took me about a week to get fully unpacked and re-organized! Yesterday was the first day I started crafting again. I didn't feel like I had any "mojo." So I gave up! Then last night, my most favorite website, posted the inspiration challenge. I do LOVE this challenge, so I took and peak and thought, "MAYBE i'll play tomorrow." When I woke up this morning, I realized there was A LOT to do around the house still. So, I got to cleaning and then jolted upstairs to my craft room and got to work! I had an idea before I started crafting and started to take that idea and put it on paper!
This is what I came up with:

I am pretty happy with the way this card came together! I was not a fan of the stamp set, "Nature Walk" because I was afraid of that bird, but no I just LOVE playing around with it and coloring it in! One of my favorite stamps to use now! :o)
Well, I hope you are having a BEAUTIFUL Saturday! So looking forward to the WARM weather to come!!

Til next time!



  1. Well, I see "whatcha bean up to"~~ LOL Sounds like a great trip!! Glad to have you back in gallery at SCS :)

  2. Glad to see ya back in blog land! :) This card is beautiful, Jenna! :)

  3. Hello my friend :) So happy you got to spend all that time with your mom and the rest of your family. I am flying home to England in JUNE, I cannot wait, but my mum won't be coming here to travel home with me ~ LOL.

    And that wreath? OH MY WORD, you are such a talent, I love drooling over your creations! Hugs to you :)

  4. Time flew by so quickly for us. But we all treasured the time we spent together even though it was for such a short time. Enjoyed being with my sweet beautiful grand daughters. Counting the days til our next visit. What a beautiful "Springtime" wreath card. Perfect in every way !