Creative Bliss

Monday, September 19, 2016

Sharing a card and a bit of an update!

Hi There!
Long time no see. Oh my gosh, I'm sorry I've been absent for so long. My life has been a real whirlwind since mid-August. School started and we were short staffed in the kitchen. My assistant manager got a new job outside the school district. Yay for her, but not so much for us. My other co-worker was out for the first couple of weeks as she needed more time to recover from foot surgery she had right after school got out last May. We've had a couple of different people come in to fill spots temporarily until a new assistant manager could come in. I was going in early to help with breakfast, too. Busy times! We have our new assistant manager now and while she's a trainee, she's doing a good job. I think she'll be a good fit for our kitchen. Whew.
My dad arrived for a two week visit a couple of weeks after school started. Yay! That was fun and a bit hectic as well. He did get to attend Amy's first football game of the season and enjoyed listening to her band play. 

Back to school means back to Bingo and this next weekend competition season starts.

Amy's had more homework so far this year and a lot of it requires her to use the computer, so I've been bumped off quite a bit, too. No biggie, but it eats into posting time. 

Jessica has had a quieter start to the year, but is, as I type this, she's working on a 3-D rollercoaster project that demonstrates Newton's Laws of Motion. She has a classmate partner working with her. They are using tubing and dowels and other supplies to create a roller coaster that will hopefully allow a silver marble run the entire track. There's a loop involved! Fingers crossed it works the way it's supposed to when they get done. 

On Friday our family went to Elitch Gardens (our amusement park) for Employee Day through my husband's job. We had a good time. However, the evening was cut a little short due to a thunderstorm that passed over us. (The forecast was isolated showers...guess we know where they were isolated to). I got pinged on the top of my head with a pea sized (well a little larger than pea sized) hail stone. Those puppies hurt!
I thought I'd share a few photos

The girls on the gondola ferris wheel. 


The sunset was really pretty when we were at the top of the ferris wheel. 
Here we are waiting in line for the Twister roller coaster. We never did get on the ride as the storm was approaching with lightning and thunder causing the ride to be stopped until it passed. Being it was close to the end of the night, we just left. 

And finally...I have a card to share! Believe it or not, I started this card early last month and only got the critters stamped and colored, as well as the heat embossing. Then it sat until last weekend when I snuck in a few minutes to try to finish this past weekend. The design is a case from Tara Sell's card, but darn it, I cannot find it on her blog. I also looked on her You Tube channel and no luck. Sorry! Anyway, I pretty much cased it completely. I think the changes are that I colored with pencils and I added the thanks to a banner. I also used different Doodlebug paper. 


Whew, that's it from me for now. 
Hopefully I will be able to craft again sometime soon.
Thanks for stopping by. I do so appreciate the visit.
Hope your week is off to a good start.
Hugs,
Jeanne



8 comments:

Patti said...

I loved reading this post!! These are my favorite kinds of posts : ) I see you in your Dad and definitely you in your children! What a blessed woman you are friend!!

Your card is just delightful!! I love those crazy eyes bulging out! giggles!!

Patti

cm said...

I second Patti: your post was a delightful glimpse into your life! From the hectic of work, to the joy of spending time with your dad, to the zaniness (weather-wise) of the amusement park, to adjusting to new school routines and responsibilities: total enjoyment! You and your girls: gorgeous! Totally, absolutely gorgeous! A whole lot of love happening in your household! I hope you'll share photos of the 3D roller-coaster once it's done; it reminds me of Hot Wheels tracks with the loop-de-loop that my cars only occasionally succeeded in navigating! And the finale: your fantastic, sweet, smile-making shaker! Love the stack o'critters! A visit here has brightened my day immeasurably, as do your comments over at 'my place.' You are a bright, colourful, lovely ray of sunshine!
Hugs and love,
~c

Sharli Schaitberger said...

Wow, Jeanne, you HAVE been busy! My goodness! I'm exhausted just reading about it. Now I feel even MORE humble about all the attention you lavish on my blog with your sweet, supportive comments!

I really, really love this card! 1) a shaker card 2) cute animals colored so nicely 3) the three banners - perfect number! It is happy, and fun, and simply delightful!

Enjoy your time with Dad, and the girls! Hugs!!

Darnell J Knauss said...

Ahhh, if we only get to see one of your cards every month or two, you sure gave us one here that was worth the wait, Jeanne! It is adorably and really fabulously colored and executed with the shakees and the banners! So darn cute! So are the girls and you! Sorry for the ping on the head you got. I wish the girls all the best with their project and thanks for sharing your Dad with us!! Hugs, Darnell

Anita in France said...

Goodness, what a busy time you've had, Jeanne ... sounds as though it's been lots of fun (for most of the time!). Thanks for sharing those fabulous photo's ... such happy smiling faces! Your card is brilliant ... those wonderfully coloured critters are so cute ... and I love the shaker element! Hugs, Anita :)

Gloria said...

My goodness, your girls are getting so big!! It's so fun to watch them grow up!! And to have your dad still with you is such a blessing. I LOVE LOVE LOVE the card!! My life has gotten busier as I get older. I'm SUPPOSED to be retired!! LOL I spent my birthday in Nebraska with my daughter and her family and got to go to my very first college game... the CORNHUSKERS!! I had a ball!! I also caught the Big Red virus.. That's what they call it when you switch over to the Huskers as your fav team.. LOL Have a great week. Hope the project turns out. Will look forward to seeing some pictures of that!! Right?

Gloria from Utah ( I know, I've been MIA too.. LOL but I don't miss your posts!!)

Barb said...

What a fun post! Glad to see you and the girls took some time out of your busy schedules to enjoy a little fun and laughter! So sorry your time was cut short due to hail and rain! What a bummer.

I'm glad you got to spend some time with your dad. That's always a treat.

Sooo...how did the roller coaster turn out?! Did it work?

Your card is adorable! You know I'm always impressed with your coloring. Sooo cute!

Loll said...

Totally adorable card Jeanne. Love those paper smooches critters ... and they look adorable stacked. Great job with the shaker card ... I am "shaker challenged" and always end up withe sequins sticking to the sides. :)

Your daughters are so beautiful ... and they look just like their mom. Looks like you were having a good time at the fair. xx