Saturday, October 10, 2015

Everything ABC's blog hop - letter U

Welcome to the Everything ABC's Blog Hop
For this hop we will be featuring the letter "U".  This may be the name of a paper, a stamp set or an embellishment.  Whatever the crafter has chosen as their "U" element will be featured in their post.  
If you came from Linda Norman of Scrappy Therapy you are on the right track.  
Linda also has the entire hop list in case you get lost. 

For this hop my "U" are those Unfinished projects like the CTMH  convention layout "UP".  I also have other unfinished projects that I'm working on up at The Firs Chalet Mt. Baker and will share what I've completed.  The Firs Conference Center in Bellingham offers 2 weekend retreats early October, I usually go the first weekend, but I'm "retired" so signed up for both weekends. I'm so glad I was there last weekend, the weather was perfect and I was able to get some amazing photos.  Today, it's raining, so I just might not even see the mountain.
I always have Unfinished projects but lately life has been extra busy.   Not only am I still working full- time, Don and I have taken on the role of temporary foster parents for a teenager.  Due to confidentiality, I cannot say more than that we are happy to be able to provide a home and love for this delightful child. 

I'm finally home and able to upload the photo! Happy Dance.  At the retreat, I had posted the photo to FB hoping to get around the phone problem, but wasn't able to use that photo either. Thanks Denise, for the comment that for this layout to be really done.... it needs a photo.   Hmmmm, novel thought.
 I'm more a card maker and all my layouts are accumulating in an album and very few have photos. I love the hops because they challenge me to get work done and I love the challenge to get a photo in this still Unfinished Up layout; then I'll be able to say, "Done and Done!" 
The other two Unfinished projects I'm completing were not able to be completed because: (1) I was missing some paper - the CTMH order that was arriving Friday is now not arriving until Monday, (2) Cricut Craft Room isn't working since I uploaded Design Space.  Not sure why!  (3) so I moved on to making jewelry and now that's Unfinished because I didn't have the covers.  I still had a great time at the retreat and all partially Undone projects will eventually be officially DONE!  
Up without Photos
Your next stop on our Everything ABC's Blog Hop is Catherine Nowak of CatScrapbooking.  If you get lost along the way... go to Scrappy Therapy.


  1. Gotta Love Technology! Enjoy your retreat & I will be looking forward to seeing your projects once they are posted! Yay!

    1. Yes, I enjoyed the retreat, never long enough. Still trying to get the other projects done. Life just gets in the way! LOL

  2. I loved making this page at convention! I need to finish mine too, just need a photo! Keep going you will get things done!

    1. That was the first I tried the watercolor and was a bit intimidated, but since playing with it more, loving the results. Tressa Black has a post that gives some technique tricks for watercoloring, like ironing the paper after water coloring to flatten it and then using LOTS of adhesive.