Carolina Girl (Cely)
Trying to get my mojo back for making cards, I started with some vinyl projects using my Silhouette.  I had some birthday presents to make. I considered this inexpensive (under $12) to made.

Our much younger German friend loves beer; this is his present.  The German words say "I love a good beer".  The shadow box has a very strong magnet for opening and closing.  The beer tops should not fall out.  My husband drilled some holes in the top for the beer tops to slip though.  (The "D" design is from the Silhouette Store. I used Silhouette Design Studio for the Banker font.)

"I love a good beer"   11x14 shadow box from Hobby Lobby

Carolina Girl (Cely)
...thank you everyone for keeping up and having faith that I would return.  I made my first card since last November about 5 days ago.  I did some projects (not cards) that I will enjoy sharing with you.

You can skip down to the first project if you don't care to read what has been going on in my life..haha

First: many of you know my brother was gravely ill (as of last September).  He had a very rapid case of ALS.  I was flying to Denver every 6 weeks to be with him.  It was costly and my entire savings for vacation for this year, but I would do it all over again for the time I had with him.  I lost my dear brother this past February.
My dear brother Steve

Next, attempting to get back into shape, I was power walking 5-6 miles a day, swimming, lifting weights and climbing 15-50 flights of stairs a day to help with my osteoporosis. Yup, over did it and had to have back surgery.  Since my brother was so ill, I didn't want surgery until my last visit so I was in a lot of pain till January.  Surgery was success but left me with nerve pain.

Next, 5 days after surgery, our first grandson was born. Yippee! Welcome Wyatt

Welcome Wyatt
Next, in early April my neurosurgeon gave me permission to start walking (exercising) again.  After a week of just walking, I decided to "kick it up a notch" and start mixing jogging with my power walking.  Big mistake! Two fracture knees.  I'm now in a brace for 6 weeks and then we will see what to do with other knee.  This has given me lots of time to start working on cards.


My first little project was a pillow case for my grand daughter.  I made the pillowcase and using my Silhouette, I placed her name on it with heated vinyl.  Washes great.  She loves it.
my huband was nice enough to help me showcase the project.