Tuesday, December 29, 2009

Sparkling Angel

Hi everyone!
I can't believe it's been so long since I last posted! Christmas really got the better of me this year! Maybe next year I'll get wise and get started on everything in October instead of November. Yeah right LOL! I'm one of those people who work better under pressure.

Despite my lack of posting I have been stamping a lot. I just put around 30 new cards in my Etsy shop today, and this is one of them. I just think this angel is the cutest little thing! She's from Stampin' Up! and I stamped her once on white card stock and then I embossed her on the patterned paper, cut out the dress and paper pieced it onto the stamped image. I also colored the little flowers on her dress and added sticky blue rhinestones to the centers. I LOVE this paper from K&Co. too. I felt like I'd been neglecting my punches for awhile too, so I made the little flowers in the corners, punched some leaves and then added baby blue sticky back pearls to the centers of the flowers. I swear these little sticky back pearls are so addicting - which reminds me I need to make a trip to Michael's this week for more. Hee Hee!

I hope everyone had a great Christmas! We're actually not done celebrating yet because my sister and her family were in FL over the holiday so we're celebrating with them this weekend. And wow is it going to be another busy weekend at that! We're getting together with friends on New Years Eve, then we get together with my husband's family on New Years Day, and then my whole family is coming here the day after that. Yikes! I'm going to need a vacation soon. LOL.

Take Care & God bless!
Sue :o)

Wednesday, December 9, 2009

It's Snowin' and Blowin'

Hi everyone!
Boy I've been neglecting this blog, haven't I? I've just been so busy! The good news is I've gotten a lot done over the last week and I should be (I hope I am anyway) able to relax very soon.
I don't know about your neck of the woods, but it's snowing and blowing like crazy here in Indiana! After Bible study this morning I had to walk over to the office (just across the parking lot) and I swore the wind was going to knock me off my feet! The temps are supposed to drop tonight too and everything is going to freeze! Ugh! My poor hubby has an hour's drive home in this yuck too, so if you have a minute please send up a little prayer for him for safe travel.
I don't have any cards to show today, but I will soon. In light of the magical winter wonderland outside, I thought I share some photos of my magical winter wonderland inside. LOL. I love, love, love snowmen and have quite the collection. This is only a smidge of them though. I hope you enjoy AND that you're warm, safe and happy wherever you are.
God bless!
Sue :o)

Wednesday, December 2, 2009

Is It Christmas Yet?

Oh wow, I hope not. LOL. I am so not ready for the best holiday of the year. I'm going on the third day of decorating my house, but of course I'm doing other things as I'm decorating. That's why it takes me three days to get it all done. My Bible study group is hosting a Ladies' Tea at church in a few weeks and we've been preparing for that, along with shopping and cleaning and working on my lessons for Sunday morning children's worship. Whew. Sometimes I think I'm involved in too many things. My husband would nod and laugh if he heard me say that. And to boot my son has been sick and at home for the last two days! He had 102.6 fever last night. He's okay now though, so Mom can relax a little.

I have a few Christmas cards to post today, and much more in the works. There's a lot on my desk that still needs to be photographed, and I will get to it eventually. I'm very excited because my father in law gave me an early Christmas present this year - he told me go out and buy the Cricut and some cartridges - so I did! I've been having a lot of fun playing with it and can wait to start showing some of my creations.

Stamp Credits:
The Snowmen are Great Impressions
The Nativity is from Clear Dollar Stamps
The Holly Berry is Penny Black

I'll try to post again soon. In the meantime, God bless!
Sue :o)