Thursday, December 29, 2011

It's Not Easy. . . . .

. . . .to color when you've got a cold. I've been feeling pretty rotten lately. Sore throat, head ache and swollen glands. Lots of sneezing too. I haven't been sick in years, so I suppose it was bound to happen sooner or later. I also broke my baby toe the other day. Been hobbling around here at home and at work. It felt a bit better today, so my limp isn't quite as bad.

I was able to create a couple of cards, in between the naps I've been taking. I'm still playing with the Large Flower Background from Hero Arts. It is such a pretty stamp! For this first card, I embossed it in white, colored with a mix of distress inks and water, added some Rock Candy Stickles for a glittery look, then ran it through my cuttlebug to cut out just a portion of it. The background is stamped with True Friends.

For my second card, I wanted to color just a couple of the flowers and cut them out. I decided to keep it very CAS. I attached the flowers to the side of the card base and added a few gems. The sentiment is from the same True Friends stamp. I just cut out the "friends forever" portion.

I have finally reached 200 followers, so as soon as I start to feel better, I'll be putting together some fun goodies to do my giveaway.

Thanks so much for stopping by and Happy New Year to you! :)

Sunday, December 25, 2011

Merry Christmas and Giveaway Coming!

Hi There!

I hope everyone is enjoying their Christmas celebrations! I had a wonderful time at my sister's house with my whole family for Christmas Eve. For the first time ever, we not only exchanged nice gifts, but we also exchanged goofy, "white elephant" gifts. There was so much laughter going on, my stomach is sore this morning! Such fun! :)

Today is a quiet day with my hubby and two boys. We've opened our gifts and will soon be eating a yummy Christmas brunch that my hubby cooks every year. Then just putting the feet up and relaxing after a long, hard week at work.

I also wanted to let you all know that I only need one more follower to hit 200, then I'm planning a giveaway. I'll be picking up some fun goodies at Archiver's soon, with the gift card I received today! :) It's time I pay it forward, because you have all been a wonderful blessing in my life! Stay tuned - in the next week or two I'll have all the goodies gathered.

Off I go now, to wrap myself up in my totally soft, cream colored, fuzzy new blanket/throw that I received from my sis! Sooo cozy! Can you say nap time?

Merry Christmas wishes to each of you! :)