Thursday, November 26, 2015

Fusion: Merry Christmas

We're back!  It's time for another challenge at Fusion.  I love that we are playing along with non-traditional Christmas colors for this challenge.  I choose to be inspired by those colors and played along using Verve Stamps. I love the tone on tone of the ornaments and mimicked the colors with the snowflakes and pearl centers. 

I hope you are inspired to come play along with us!  

1. Play with just the sketch challenge.
2. Play with just the inspiration photo challenge.
3. Or you can create FUSION by combining BOTH challenges into one card.
4. Use the challenge graphic and link back to Fusion in your post.
5. Please read the other considerations on the Our Rules Page before playing along.

Time Out: Merry Christmas

Welcome to a new challenge at Time Out!  Our challenge this week is to be inspired by words:  Snowflakes are Winter's Butterflies.  Such a fun could go Christmas or Spring inspired.  I choose to go with the Christmas inspiration as I work to finish up my Christmas cards.  This card is ultra CAS.  I love the simple touch of gray with the small pops of color and one single pearl to finish off the card.

Our guest designer for this challenge is Aswhini.  Be sure to pop on over to her blog as well as the Time Out blog to be inspired by the fabulous creations of the design team.

Wednesday, November 25, 2015

Merry & Bright

Hello friends. For all my US blogging friends, I hope that your travels are safe or that your family is arriving safely and that all of your preparations go smoothly so that you can enjoy time with your family.  We'll have a very full house over at Pat's brother and sister-in-law's house and we're looking forward to lots of time together. 

Over the weekend, I had time to play along with the current PaperTrey Ink Blog Hop. Loved the blue and greens...easy to see how I was inspired to play along!

Happy Thanksgiving!

Tuesday, November 24, 2015

With Sympathy

A co-worker of mine lost his mother-in-law last week and all I have in my stash of cards right now are a couple of thank you notes and then all Christmas cards.  The current CAS(e) this Sketch was the perfect sketch to play along with to make this card.  I took a little bit of liberty with the sketch by not placing the flowers symmetrically.  

How are your Thanksgiving preparations coming along?  I'm off tomorrow so the house will get a good scrub tomorrow before Pat's sister and brother-in-law arrive on Friday. We're not cooking this year so we have it a bit easier!

Monday, November 23, 2015

Merry Christmas

Happy Monday my friends.  We had a busy but very fun weekend celebrating Jonathon's birthday. Friday night it was dinner and the high school play. Saturday we went out to see a band that we all like called Houndmouth.  Their show was incredible.  Unfortunately after the show Jonathon came down with a touch of the stomach flu.  Not very fun but he was feeling better yesterday.

We (and I say we lightly because Pat has done most of the heavy lifting) have been redecorating a few of our rooms. The family room is almost done (just needs a little paint touch up) and our bedroom is almost done. It's so nice to have new furniture, fresh paint and fresh decorations. Nothing like family coming in town to push the redecorating along!

This card is one more to add to the stash.  I'll be using the same set on Wednesday with a totally different feel to the card.

Friday, November 20, 2015

Happy Birthday Jonathon!

Popping in with a birthday card to celebrate Jonathon's 15th birthday.  He is growing into such a wonderful young man.  Here are a few highlights of this past year:

  • He has past his older brother in height...and he is oh so close to passing Pat!
  • He has found a love for building computers and computer programming.  At the beginning of the year, he decided to build his first computer.  He is addicted! He's built a computer and is continually taking it apart, buying different parts and building an even better one.  In school, he is taking his first programming class and loves that too.  I love seeing his eyes light up when he researches new parts for his computer or talks about what he is programming. He's also involved in a program at school related to programming.
  • He has become involved with our church youth group.
  • He has a heart that is a mile wild.  
  • He is extremely helpful in the morning making lunch for all of his brothers.  
  • He's learned to play base guitar and we can often hear him both playing and singing along in his room.
I love what a wonderful young man he is.  His smile and laugh light up the room.  Happy birthday my beautiful brown eyed boy.

Thursday, November 19, 2015

Happy Christmas

Of course, I had to play along with the new PaperSmooches Challenge.  I'm trying to stretch the supplies that I already have for Christmas so I pulled out all of my Christmas dies.  I also have a lot of double sided gold paper, so it was perfect to pull out for this challenge.  To finish off the card I die cut the poinsettia leaves using this fun plaid paper.