Tuesday, November 29, 2011

Merry Christmas

I simply adore Karen.  And when I saw the awesome sketch she did for the CAS-ual Friday Challenge I was itching to play along.  When I first made this card (using my new Verve again), I didn't have any of the gems on the card and it just didn't look right to me.  So, I blinged it up!  Wanted to make it look like it had a bit of snow.  I'm still not positive, but...it's done! 

And, as promised, a few more pictures from Thanksgiving to share.  This collage features got old fashioned play time!
From top to bottom: 
  • Will & Marcel jumping from the basement steps.  We stopped this after a couple of jumps :)  NO need to have any broken bones! 
  • Lots of card games...this time Apples to Apples...later Gin Rummy, War and others.
  • Good old fashion boy toy playing.  Jakey was in heaven with our trucks and guns...
  • Dance fever.  Never a shy bunch to show off their dance moves!
Oh how I love when the cousins are together!

17 comments:

Jen W. said...

Wow! Will's got some serious height in that jump!

The bling is the perfect finishing touch for your card and I adore that little dotty tree!

Karen B. said...

Your kiddos really did have fun, didn't they? There is such a big gap in ages between my husband's side and for my side a big gap in distance that it is rare when fun times are had with cousins. Your card is gorgeous Lynn! I think the gems do resemble snowflakes, I knew that was your intent even before reading. Reminds me of a peaceful winter scene that we are so opt to have here in Wisconsin.

sandie said...

the bling is fab and the line of glitter is really effective. You must have so much energy to look after this gang X

Christina said...

Beautiful winter scene, Lynn! The bling is perfect!

Anonymous said...

I LOVE the card - the bling does it. Enjoyed photos too.

Barb said...

My two boys have 11 cousins and this brings back some gosh, darn wonderful memories, Lynn - thanks for sharing! Love your beautiful card! Perfectly placed gems! :)

Maureen said...

jumping from the stairs...I was wondering if that's what they were doing...all I saw were boys in mid flight...didn't know if the was jumping up or down!! LOL Now that's my kind of snow storm!! A blustery bling blizzard! Definitely would be right at home in the new studio ;) Two more posts went up yesterday...he's promising by Thursday now...will take some more pix after work...but I told Tony I'm moving the studio Saturday which means I'm moving myself! LOL

Tiffany said...

Love that sweet and innocent tree amongst the glittery gems! I love the hilarious kiddie photos, thanks for sharing..hehe!

elena stanescu said...

less is more - your style, me encanta!

rebecca said...

I love the simplicity. too cute!

Jenny said...

I adore the peaceful snowy scene Lynn, just the right amount of bling too :)
Great picture montage....oh what fun when cousins get together :)
Jenny x

Judith said...

It looks like the kids had a lot of fun together. We also love to play cards! Now we discovered Monopoly Deal, do you know it? It's fun!

I love your card, so stylish!
"greetz" (-:
Judith

Jinny Newlin said...

Such a great take on that challenge, Lynn! LOVE your glittery, snow-capped hills!

And those pics Look like so much fun!

Aimes said...

I'm positive that the bling is place to perfection on this beauty!
Hugs!
Aimes
x

Virginia L. said...

Just adore this, Lynn! The gem details are simply PERFECT!! So glad that you join the fun with us at CAS-ual Fridays!

lisa arana said...

amazing! i love the bit of bling and the snowy hills against the kraft.

Andrea M said...

GORGEOUS Lynn! WOW! Such a great winter card!