Thursday, December 28, 2023

Faves from 2023

Can you even?! Seems the older we get, the faster the clock ticks. And it's so weird, because I don't feel that much older - well, until the weather changes...or when I bend down to pick something up...or I can't see close up without readers...    You get the picture. LOL 

It has been 5 months since Randy's surgery and in that short space of time he has made incredible progress. He impresses me every day with something else he is trying/doing to get back to 'normal'. Even the prosthetist calls him a superstar and is always in awe of the rapid progress Randy has made, and continues to make. In fact, he has already checked off all the boxes in physical therapy and he will have his final evaluation next week. Amazing. 

We did end up canceling our San Diego winter trip this year as there is just too much going on with the new leg, therapy, and all that goes with it. Randy was not comfortable leaving for so long and so far from the doctors and people he relies on should something go wrong (which hasn't yet, and I don't expect it to, honestly). Not to mention, the Airbnb we reserved last year, of course not knowing this would be our new situation, has lots of stairs and that is one thing Randy will have to get a lot more practice with as we don't have stairs at home. Baby steps!

I did learn a whole new technique this year too, thanks to another Heidi Swapp class. (I took quite a few of her classes this year and look forward to doing more in 2024. Highly recommend if you are a Heidi fan!!) If you haven't already tried it yourself, you must give it a whirl! The Tim Holtz/Ranger DIY custom ink pads and ink refills make for the most fun project....creating your own ink blends and color combos. This is just a taste. I think I made something like 15-20 of them so far!!! 

This is one of my most favorite color combinations, particularly for winter. Isn't it yummy.

This one I made specifically for fall and Halloween cards. I love these colors together!

And now, without further ado, I bring you some of my favorite makes from 2023. 

They are all different. Here's a closer look at a few of them. 

And the specialty ink color combinations we made for this project. 

I hope you enjoyed this little recap. Did any of your favorites appear on my faves list? 

Wishing you a very crafty New Year with blessings and love in abundance.

Wednesday, December 27, 2023

Final class projects from Christmas 2023

I finished my final class of the year on Christmas Eve Day. It's weird, but I feel like I have nothing to do now. hahaha! Of course, there is PLENTY to do in the studio, but I get so excited about each holiday or season or event, that when it's over I'm at a loss. Silly me. Anyway, here is just a peek at some of the tons of tags we made in the Holiday Gift Tags class by Heidi Swapp. (Class is still available for purchase on the website - it's from Christmas 2022.)

Here are some of the interactive ones, they are my favorites. Opening doors, stickles that look like twinkle lights or snow, glossy accents that create a realistic piece of candy, anything stuff to make and to look at. 

and this one, that is perfect for the sunny Christmas locations. Also, I love adding tags onto tags!

Sunday, December 24, 2023

A Very Merry Christmas from Scrapendipity Studio

Blessings to you all this Christmas. It's been a rough 2023 for so many of us. I thank you for all the wonderful comments, prayers and good thoughts as we continue to navigate the new normal at our house with Randy's amputation and recovery. He has been doing wonderfully - his prosthetist calls him a Super Star! - as he is walking with a cane and sometimes even without it, and has completed all he can do in physical therapy. He has his final evaluation in January and then he's on his own. Praise the Lord for all He has provided and for the blessings of friends and family. 

Merry, merry Christmas!!

Much love and prayers, 

Monday, December 18, 2023

Christmas Collage

One of the free classes. I had to improvise again just a little bit with this one, so it's not exact but pretty close.  These classes have been so much fun. What will I do with my time once Christmas is over?! LOL

Hope you like it. 

Lots going on here. Keeping with the Christmas theme, highlighting Santa and mail, we used several stamp sets in that vein. The large numbers are hand cut from a printable for Heidi Swapp's, Merry Little Christmas release.

Saturday, December 16, 2023

Heart Space Holiday Makes, FREE classes!

Not only did we make the fun tags for the 12 Makes of Christmas, but Lindsay also shared FREEBIE classes as well. I suggest you check them out. Free?! Why not! See them here.

First up, Tis The Season.

Second: Santa, I Know Him! Now, I think we all know where this comes from, (if you don't it's from the movie, Elf) but I have a confession.....even though I know the quote, I have never seen the movie. GASP!

Third tag is Candy Cane Lane

Fourth: Cue the hot cocoa.....
For this one, I took a little creative license and changed the theme from 'joy' to 'online shopping'. Which, if you think about it, is a joy all unto itself, right!? Who doesn't love seeing those delivery trucks stop in front of our house! LOL Supplies for this one are all Heidi Swapp, except for the list, dollar signs and charge card, which are from a stamp set by Ellen Hutson called Holiday Shopper Lady. 

 All is Calm, All is Bright Our last tag for the Holiday Makes series is a glitter shaker. I love the monochromatic snowy feel of this one. So, so pretty!!!