Monday, May 20, 2013

It's been far too long!

I was expecting to be gone for a couple of weeks and ended up being gone for months!  One thing happened after another.  I had my mom living with me waiting for back surgery (lumbar fusion for those who've been there), and life was full of appointments and pain meds.  After surgery, she recovered with us and is now back home and better than ever.  I've been missing all of you!  I have a few cards to share from over the past months.

These cards were for my mom's birthday in September, yes, that's right, SEPTEMBER!.

My brother asked me to make a card for him to give to her that included something about swimming.  She was the "head starfish" of her high school synchronized swimming club in the early 60s, so I gave her an appropriate bathing cap.  The swimming symbol was made on my Silhouette program.  I made it rather than purchasing it by using a series of lines and circles and merged it all together.

My card for her included some beautiful flowers from my blogging friend, Sheryl
Both of my daughters' birthdays were in November.  They are two very different girls as reflected by their cards.

Nine year old Kate's card uses the LOTV stamp, Emma Walkies.  She loves dogs and she's oh so girly and detail oriented.  The frame is a Silhouette cut, "Artisans Tag Ultimate Set"  The "Happy Birthday" stamp is from Inkadinkado, but I can't find a link anywhere, sorry.

Eleven year old Elle's card is a Silhouette cut called, "happy birthday card".  She's into lime green these days, and she's more of the clean and simple, direct and to the point.

I'm so grateful to be back!  I'm looking forward to enjoying your blogs and wonderful creations.

Thanks so much for coming over to visit today.  I feel like I should say Merry Christmas and Happy New Year, I've been gone that long!

Have a great day!
Kara Lynne


  1. Wonderful cards! I keep wondering if I should get a silhouette! I love how you used it in your cards! They are all lovely!

    1. I was remiss in not telling you that you were missed and that I am so glad all is well with your mom! So glad to see your posts again!!!!

  2. All wonderful birthday cards, each with a personality! That swimming cap is perfect!! Well done Kara, and welcome back to blog land!

  3. Oh, my garters, is that YOU, Kara Lynne?!! I couldn't believe my lucky eyes when you popped up in my bloggy roll! I can't tell you how many times I've wondered about you and missed you. Welcome back! I'm happy to hear that all is better than ever for your mom!!

    Thank you for sharing your fantastic creations!! Mwah! Darnell

  4. Happy to see that you are BACK!! I often wonder how you are! Good to know that your mom is a lot better after the procedures and appointments! Well, you haven't missed a beat as your creations are just as lovely as ever! Welcome back! HUGS!

  5. Kara Lynne! So good to see you back in blogland! I'm happy to hear all was well with your Mom's back surgery and to see you creating again! Love seeing your cards--the swimmer card is so clever and I'm loving that cap! Thank you for re-visiting my blog. Welcome back!

  6. Welcome back!! Hope you are enjoying this nice weather. Beautiful heartfelt cards!

  7. Hiya and welcome back! So happy to see your post pop up in my inbox! So glad to hear your mom is doing better! And that's so cool she was a synchronized swimmer, I love watching that on the Olympics! Gorgeous cards all around!

  8. Very BEAUTIFUL cards and glad to see you back! Also happy to hear that your Mom is doing very well!!! :)

    Big Hugs,

  9. Welcome back Kate, we missed you! I'm so glad your mom is doing well and feeling better. You are a good daughter!
    Love all the cards you shared with us! The cards for your girls are beautiful! I love the swimming one you made for your mom,that swimming cap it just too darn cute. I remember the ladies wearing them at my aunts pool. I may have had on when I was 5 with a few flowers to the side .

  10. You color so beautifully! Wow these are all fantastic and glad to see you are back! Answers to prayers that your Mom is better than ever!

  11. Beautiful cards Kara and glad you are getting back into blogland. Haven't been around too much either. Hope your mum is continuing to do well. Luv & Hugs, Trish x

  12. how cute!! omg love that bathing cap!!