Loving This Color Combo!

I spent most of today stamping! I made most of my cards with this color combo: bashful blue, almost amethyst, sage shadow, not quite navy, tempting turq, and elegant eggplant. The colors look so pretty together for winter themes. I made a few wintery thank you cards to send out to some people for Christmas gifts. These are 2 of those. The first card uses Hot Stuff my MTF. The second card uses Baby it's Cold outside by MFT also. This is my kit from Paper Pretties for November, which just came in the mail yesterday. I really love the snowman image! I am not sure if this is the way the card should look from the kit, but I couldn't get the picture of the sample (because I've lost my username and password for the website!), so I improvised. I am pretty happy with it. I really like the Bazzill metallic luster cardstock that the main image is stamped on, the markers look beautiful on it. I may have to search for some more...
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But I Need It!

Hi! Merry belated Christmas! Hope you had a wonderful day. It was a lot of fun here, but also a bit weird. It was our first Christmas without my older brother here early in the morning. He moved out last January...it was kinda sad, but then he came over in the afternoon and we all realized why he NEEDED to move out! (If you know Robby, you'll understand!).
Today I was able to spend some time stamping. I broke out one of my new Hanna stamps. Her dress and her shopping bags are all paper pieced with Basic GreyPerhaps. The rest of her was colored with SU! markers.
My second card uses Cruisebella. I haven't used my bellas lately, and decided to pull out my binder to play around. I "followed" the SCS Sketch Challenge 156 for this card. I love the saying on this card...
Our NC family is coming up to stay for awhile tomorrow...we are gearing up for Round 2 of Christmas. Wish me lots of luck!

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Out Sick Today

Hi! I was out of work today because of a nasty cold I have again. I thought I'd had my winter cold in November, but it seems like that wasn't the last of it. My kids had their holiday party today, which I feel awful for missing, but I know I wouldn't have been able to make it through another day, since Monday and Tuesday were really tough. Since I was instructed (by my Mom :) ) to take it easy and not move around much, I spent a large part of the afternoon at my desk making some Christmas cards.

I made these 3, plus one more which is very similar to the "Let it Snow" but uses the "Happy Holidays" stamp from the SU! set "Big on Christmas". The Merry Christmas card and Believe in Miracles card are both made with Elzybells stamps. I am going to get these written up and then mailed to some friends for Christmas.

Tomorrow I am heading back to work, because I can't take another day off..one was bad enough, especially with our Winter break coming next week. Plus, I really do miss my kids!

Much love, enjoy Christmas, I probably won't get to post again.

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Merry Early Christmas!

Hi all!  Took me awhile to upload this because I am having some difficulty uploading photos to my blog. This past August, my Dell laptop crashed on me, and I decided to buy an Apple laptop, since that is the operating system I use at school. I love it, but I am having trouble with iPhoto (the truth is I need to learn how to actually use it, rather than learning through trial and error), and it wouldn't let me put the photos on the blog.  At last, I figured a way, which was a bit complicated, but worked for today! 

This card is the card my Mom and I designed for our annual Christmas card.  My Mom fell in love with this SU! set, and we decided to use it. We had to make a lot of cards, and were running a bit last minute, so we kept it pretty simple.  The main image is colored with an Aquapainter and Watercolor Crayons.
One week of school is left for me before Christmas break! Yay, I can't wait for the time off and the chance to visit friends and family over the holidays!  Enjoy December, it seems like this holiday month flies by! :)