Monday, November 23, 2009

More Tukey Day Cards

Ok so I just have to brag for a second about what a great hubby I have!! The other night we had just laid the kids down for the night and Josh asks me if he can make a card with me! I thought he was joking but he said if I'd help him do it then he'd love to make a card with me! Now, he didn't do this because he's just been dying to get his hands on all my cool crafting stuff, no, he did it because he wanted to spend time with me doing something I enjoy doing!! Isn't he awesome?! He actually did a good job and even chose what papers he wanted, they way he wanted it to look and put it all together on his own from picking the papers to applying adhesive to sponging ink around the edges and applying ribbon for finishing touches!! I love him! So, here is his handy work:

Not too stinkin bad for his first (and very likely, his last LOL) card! To return the favor I sat down with him for about 10-15 minutes and played his video game with him! I figured it was only fair and it was nice that we were both able to take the time to step into each other's hobby world! :)

The deadline quickly caught up to me on the day that I had to have 15 cards made to put in each Thanksgiving dinner food baskets so Saturday night I was scrambling to get 10 more cards made. There was a big ol' storm going on outside and as I heard the wind just whipping around and knocking things over I just prayed like crazy that the power wouldn't go out! Not sure how my cards would look having to put them together by candlelight! LOL The Lord helped me out and kept the power on and here are the 10 cards I made that night.

Tuesday, November 17, 2009

Thanksgiving Cards

Our church is doing a "Turkey Trot" where we deliver food baskets to families for Thanksgiving and I was asked by my dear friend Alisha to help make cards to put with the baskets! Of course I said yes and after our long walk tonight I came home and got these 4 cards made up! I was a little worried at first because I don't have any specific Thanksgiving stamp sets but thankfully I had a few non-CTMH autumn/Thanksgiving paper packs in my stash so that was a huge plus!!

Man, we're getting hit with a big ol' storm tonight! The wind is whipping around and I hear the rain barrelling down...I LOVE IT!!! Thank the Lord the rain held off until after we finished our 3+ mile walk tonight!

Saturday, November 14, 2009

A simple Christmas card

Another Christmas card to add to the mix! :)

Tuesday, November 10, 2009

Christmas cards & a birthday card

I'm frantically busting out Christmas cards and thankfully last night I had a few hours after the kiddos went to bed to work on some cards! I made 4 Christmas cards and was making a 5th one but decided that the colors weren't "christmasy" enough for my liking so I turned it into a birthday card!

Now I've found I have a bit of an issue! I like to send out a family newsletter along with a family picture but I made most of my cards 4 1/4 x 5 1/2 so trying to cram in extra stuff isn't going to look so nice! Oh well, maybe I can condense the newsletter or something! :) I'll figure it out!

Monday, November 9, 2009

Christmas cards galore! :)

Well, this past week has been crazy! Hubby was on vacation and his best friend got married so we were busy with all that fun stuff and spent 4 days at my sister's house. One night I was actually able to get some cards made while I watched a movie with my brother-in-law (hubby was at the bachelor party and sister crashed early). It's still hard to believe that I need to make about 30 more cards but I'll bust them out this week & next week hopefully! The happy note is that I'm pretty much done with Christmas present shopping! It's nice to be ahead in that area. I hate scrambling at the last minute to fine meaningful gifts for people! It will be nice to kick back and enjoy the Christmas festivities all month and not be stressed! I LOVE LOVE LOVE CHRISTMAS!

Sunday, November 1, 2009

2 More Christmas Cards

Finally I'm able to post these! For some reason Blogger has been giving me issues the past 2 days when I've tried to log in and post new blogs.

Anyways, here are 2 Christmas cards I made the other night. I was very productive that night! :) I counted out how many cards I had already completed (35 cards), put them in envelopes, put address labels on them and created my christmas card list. Come to find out I need to make about 40 more cards to mail out by December 1st so I really need to get my hiney in gear and get to busting out some more cards! Worse case scenario I do have some store bought cards that I bought on sale after Christmas last year but I really don't want to resort to that. We'll see! I still have some Christmas gifts to make too so I'm gonna be a busy little bee the next month & a half!

Happy Sunday!