Tuesday, November 8, 2011

Celebrate the Season!

Hi there, before I get to my card today, I thought I'd share a few pictures from this past weekend.  Ever since Ryan was in kindergarten (nine years ago!), Pat has participated in the YMCA's Indian Guides program with one or more of the boys.  This year is Marcel's first year and as you can tell from the picture above he was just a little bit excited.  They camp twice per year:  once in the fall and once in the spring. They play tons of games, have campfires, sing songs and have a ton of fun.  Pat is the "Big Chief" of all the tribes in Cincinnati so his too little indians needed their own hats too to go with their dads.  They were busy playing legos while Pat got all the gear into our van!  They came home filthy and full of smiles on Sunday morning.

And then...inevitably sometime on Sunday then end up looking like this.  Lots of fresh air and play time from the weekend catches up to them.  Collin fell asleep at 5 pm and didn't get up until this morning when he had to get up for school.  As Marcel would say, "Good times...good times.."
And...now onto my card!  When I made this card last week from my PTI sunflower set, Maureen mentioned that over on the PTI forum some ladies had used the stamp as a poinsetta.  I decided to give it a go for this week's CAS-ual Friday's challenge.   Do you think I added enough Stickles to make it look like a poinsetta?!


18 comments:

  1. I wouldn't recognize that beautiful flower as a sunflower in a hundred years. You've transformed it into one stunning holiday beauty! Love the bold colors and the overhanging edge. Your boys are way too precious, what a nice thing your husband does for not only your sons but all those kids! Hope you had a fantastic day yesterday.

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  2. I love when my kids clonk out from being outside enjoying nature too much! They did that this past weekend hiking and raking lots of leaves. What a priceless weekend for your boys and hubby!
    I love your poinsetta and the stickles! Way to stretch those supplies.

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  3. What sunflower!! I wouldn't have known I've you'd not said it was a sunflower, Love the CAS design on that Kraft base :)
    I so enjoyed reading about the boys weekend away and how priceless are those pictures of contented little angels :)
    Jenny x

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  4. Love that you used the tag for the sentiment, it is a tag or is it the PTI half and half die? Anyway, love it... cas and a bit of sparkle :)

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  5. Oh my goodness, I am still smiling and giggling at the photo of the two of them asleep on the couch! They are so sweet! Sounds like such a perfect weekend with Dad. Love your beautiful card today too - that flower is so pretty! Hope you had a lovely birthday yesterday! Hugs! :)

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  6. stunning Lynn!! It totally looks like the most festive poinsettia I've ever scene!! I'm so glad I saw that on the forum (through all the complaining threads! What's up with that?!). That pic of the boys all played out is adorable! Marcel didn't even make it to an inclined position!! LOL How was the birthday celebration?

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  7. I just love that picture of them sleeping..lol!! It is great to have these family traditions, how exciting! Love the bold pop of red on your card!

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  8. Oh my word, these boys are just so cute! I love the pic of them sleeping...it just so portrays the fun they had! And I love your card too!

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  9. What fun and lovely photos of the boys!! I adore your card, Lynn! It has everything you want in a CAS card! Love it! So glad that you join the fun with us at CAS-ual Fridays!

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  10. Beautiful card, and I love that photo of the boys sacked out on the couch. That is the definition of "little boy exhaustion"! Made me smile. :0)

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  11. LOL! That picture of the boys asleep is priceless! They look like Franklin, the puppy, passing out mid-play! Glad they had such a good time camping with the Big Chief. :)

    The sunflower does make a great poinsettia and you can never use too much Stickles!

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  12. Very nice card.
    I must say that picture of the boys asleep on the couch is absolutely precious!

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  13. Love the photos of your Dh and the boys, especially the sleeping one! :) So sweet. Such a great idea usign the sunflower as a poinsettia!

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  14. This is beautiful!
    Thanks for playing at Cas-ual Fridays!
    Laura

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  15. That red flower is the perfect pop for this sweet CAS card. Lovely.

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  16. Oh my goodness, your boys are SO SWEET, crashed on the couch!

    I love your simple card! That is what I am into these days, clean and simple! :-)

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  17. Wow! LOVE that flower! And those pics are too sweet!

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