Hello!! Hello?? *Waving wildly* Any one out there?? Hope so, because oh my, I’ve missed my blog and especially, my wonderfully supportive blog friends!
*Just me:c* has been quiet these past several days, however, idleness on the site is not reflected in idleness with card-making. Quite the contrary! I’ve been crafting up a storm (okay, maybe wee turbulences is more apt) and the *make+post* equation has fallen in arrears. In recognition of my ‘done but not shared’ infractions, I have dubbed myself the 'queen of tardy’ with a promise to rectify things asap. So, here I am, with again a frenzy of posts to catch you up on my goings-and-craftings ons, along with fingers crossed that my delightful supporters will forgive my occasional ebbs and flows…
Over the past two weeks, we traveled to visit my family for Thanksgiving, returned home on the Monday, then headed back the following Friday, returning on Sunday. The in-between days = one big batch of hectic! Good hectic, though, because my spare time sole-focus was crafting:
- 6 baby cards for my sister-in-law's mom (ordered Thanksgiving weekend, delivered the following;
- a Christmas card (I made two, just in case...) for the young girl my sister and her husband sponsor in Puerto Rico;
- the 10 Day Countdown to Halloween little calendar for Ms. Cutie-Pie Niece;
- 2 Thank You cards requested by my husband and
- 1 card to launch my second round of Halloween themed creations, because the first batch (the Boo Crew set, plus those with the stitches ghosts) are on their way to new homes (yayyyy!!! )
Whew...plenty of crafting (and maybe some shopping might have happened in the midst, too…J), and it’s time to share a little bit.
This post’s feature: the Christmas cards I made for my sister, following her request to a “t”: cheery, flat, and not overly ‘commercial’ (as she’s sharing this with a family in need). My first card was inspired by the new WPlus9: Pretty Patches Tree dies, and needing a *challenge* to help me out, off I ventured. Imagine my delight to find Less is More: Trees (first time entry) and Festive Friday: Create a Holiday Project with A Whimsical Theme
to spark the muse. I *think* my little trees in the first card are a touch whimsical, and I hope the Festive Friday crew think so, too…
My second card, also heading to Festive Friday, showcases my first attempt at my new Clearly Besotted Signature Christmas dies and Signature Christmas Additions.
Oh my...two apologies with this one: the green of the ornament doesn't match the green in the paper (which is soooo pretty!), and I didn't crop. Eeek...now you see a glimpse of my messy table, because if I try to crop now, blurry happens. See what the result is when I'm lax in posting...out. of. practice.
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