Friday, August 23, 2013

The birthday last card I made and long overdue update


So, yah, ummm, it would appear that I kind of fell off the face of the (scrapbooking related) earth for the past four months, now wouldn't it? As you may recall from my last post in April (yes, April - I know!), I was headed in for surgery and going to take some time afterwards to recoup and get my strength back.

The recouping part has happened as best as its going to, but my strength level - and moreover my health in general - has been anything but conducive to crafting this year, and as a result, I haven't been able to create anything new now since early January. The fact that my craft room is currently doing double duty as a storage room due to some very unpleasant basement flooding that we experienced in late June isn't helping matters either (I couldn't get to my scrapbook supplies at the moment, if I wanted to - which believe me, I do want to with all my heart).

This blog has always been a way for me to document my scrapbooking and card making work. I may occasionally talk about other things, but it's not my primary blog (that would be Chronically Vintage), and so when I'm not able to create new work, things do tend to fall silent here. I don't know when I'll craft again new next, but I certainly hope that the answer is a resounding "soon", because I miss it something fierce.

It's rather interesting catch-22 that I'm often unable to craft due to my health problems, and yet crafting itself, I find, is tremendously therapeutic and beneficial to said health (not the least because I find it so incredibly relaxing).

To the best of my memory, the last paper crafting project that I made back at the start of the year was the following delightfully feminine, layered, embellie filled birthday card (for a dear Aunt), and as I haven't posted it here yet, it seemed like high time (more than half way through August!) that I finally did.




Just seeing it makes me yearn for my papers and inks, Stickles, trims, punches, Thickers and all the other delightful items that call my craft room home. Again, though I don't know when I'll get to reconnect with them once more, I am keeping my fingers firmly crossed that such will happen soon - I have so many months of creative ideas swirling through my head that I cannot wait to see come to life!

Whether new projects emerge in the near future or note, I will continue to post “this is where life is at now” kinds of updates here periodically and really want to wish each and every one of you an incredible, fun and happiness filled last month of summer!


14 comments:

  1. An absolutely beautiful bright card, Jessica! You should make more cards, the colors you chose are perfect!

    Hope you are doing good! :)

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    1. Thank you very much, dear Sabrina. I adore card making and miss it every much as I do scrapbooking, when I go through long spells like this year (so far) when I'm not able to craft due to my health. Hopefully I'll be able to whip up a few more cards at least before 2013 comes to a close.

      ♥ Jessica

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  2. Hi Jessica, so glad you are back creating....love your card and keep going :)

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    1. Hello sweet Adriana, thank you very much. Actually, I'm not back to creating yet. My health has been the pits this year and I really haven't been doing well enough to craft in several months now. This card was the last paper crafting project I made (best I can recall) back in January of this year. I'm keeping my fingers and toes crossed I'll be able to get in some crafting soon though, as I truly miss is it with all my heart and soul.

      ♥ Jessica

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  3. Oh my gosh that is the most amazing card. Im sorry to hear you havent been feeling well enough to craft. Ive always wanted to try scrap booking but between work and pet care and other things I just have never really found the time. Years ago I made my wedding invitations, much similar then the card you made though, using pieces of old victorian post cards and it was lots of fun

    kate the old fashioned way

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    1. Thank you very much, dear Kate. It's so wonderfully nice of you to come visit me here as well. This site is a complete and total side blog - not intended to me my main blog by any means, but rather a place (launched two summers ago) to record some of my paper crafting projects, so it'a always an extra big treat when one of my vintage friends stops by! :)

      Your wedding invititions sound gorgeous - my paternal grandma would especially adore them, she's always been a big fan of anything Victorian.

      Hugs & happy Thursday wishes,
      ♥ Jessica

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  4. what a beautiful card! :)
    your blog is amazing and i'm following it now :*

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  5. Hi

    Your card is fabulous,lovely design and your colours are amazing!!
    Hope to see more gorgeous cards from you soon:):):)

    Wish you alovely day:)

    Merethe

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  6. Love your gorgeous card....the papers are so pretty, love the flowers and all the layers

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  7. You made that? OMG, that is beautiful. That would take me forever.

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    1. Thank you very much, my dear. Yes, I made this card myself - paper crafting is one of my very favourite hobbies. :)

      ♥ Jessica

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  8. Hi, Jessica: I'm sorry to hear that you have not been able to craft since your surgery and that you're still unwell. I will be looking forward to your next creations whenever you get to them. Thinking of you.... Laura (aka "Mrs. Bean" at SB.com).

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    1. Hello sweet Laura,

      Thank you very much for your caring, lovely message. It's so sweet that you came by to say hello. How have you been lately? No new creations still since this post, I'm afraid, but hopefully a few will come to be before the year is up. Have you been getting in much crafting yourself this year?

      Many heartfelt thanks & the happiest of autumn,
      ♥ Jessica

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