First a quick update on the life. Gypsy is adjusting well to having one eye. She went for her follow up and is doing great. Courtney and I are now the ones with issues. This past week we were driving home from the rehearsal and Courtney was doing everything right when she was rear ended. We both have whiplash and are really hurting. They gave both of us muscle relaxers and that is kind of funny when I take mine. I have never taken muscle relaxers before, so when I take them I can't see the computer screen very well. It makes me feel all funky. Anyway, we are on our way to healing, but it just takes time for the soreness to fade. I feel better this morning than I have so far, so things are looking up today.
Now for the yummy goodness you are waiting to hear about. I am in a couple of swaps over on the Cricut message board. The swaps are my favorite. It gets me crafting outside my element in a style I think the recipient will enjoy. Anyway, I can't say who this is headed to, because a couple of the swaps are SS style swaps and I don't want to ruin the surprise if it is one of them.
I love stretching my supplies and pushing things past their normal use. I have the "Be Mine" collection from Echo Park. We all know I love Echo Park papers. I love the way they cut, the way they ink, the way they coordinate without being too matchy matchy. Obviously from the title of the collection it is a Valentine's collection and that holiday has already passed. I wanted to make something that could be for spring or anytime. Well there has been a lot of yuck going on in my world lately, but I refuse to give up on HOPE. I know things will eventually get better. To me Spring is all about HOPE, so a HOPE banner seemed to fit. I also thought it could be used in October for breast cancer awareness. It has plenty of pink and the right message. What do you think? I love comments, so let me know your thoughts. If you would like me to take you step by step on making a banner let me know. The cricut makes banners super simple and the shapes and possibilities are endless.