Thursday, December 29, 2011

Thank You {and lots more Christmas photos}

I'm continuing to work on my thank you notes!  So...I'm popping in today with cards for the current CAS-ual Friday's challenge.  I shamelessly cased Laurie's gorgeous card layout here.  Don't you just love the touch of patterned paper.  I just adore her designs.  I think I'll be using this layout again very soon!

Since I have several thank yous to send, I went ahead and made a set of cards for the Hero Arts Challenge too.  It's not the best photo of the set, but you can get the feel for the set :)

With my Hero stamps out, I decided to make another card too. I needed a thinking of you card for a friend who lost their dad on Christmas day.  Certainly am lifting their family up in prayers.
I also have more Christmas pictures to share!  These are from the day after brunch.  We host brunch for both sides of our family.  Very laid back day with lots of play time for the kids.  Living in a house full of boys means that there is quite often Nerf guns purchased for Christmas.  At some point in the day, there always seems to be a Nerf gun fight.  Pat was trying to teach Jay how to shoot the gun.  You can see Pat laughing his head off because Jay kept trying to shot himself in the face. The three boys:  Collin, Marcel & William were shooting at Pat off our balcony!
 Below are snapshots from the day...enjoying a yummy brunch.  Marcel and William jamming on their paper guitar and good old family time together.
The highlight of Collin's day was getting out his Easy Bake Oven.  He cooked for about an hour with Aunt Cindy, Olivia, Madeleine and Elizabeth.  We all enjoyed cookies and soft pretzels out of the Easy Bake Oven.  My little chef was in his glory!

And that's it for today!  Thanks for hanging in there (if you made it this far!).  I hope you have a great Thursday!

22 comments:

  1. What a gorgeous set of cards Lynn... you are right, the design is fabulous. Great to see you have a budding chef in your mist :)

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  2. Beautiful thank you cards. And it looks like everyone enjoyed their Christmas together! What a blessing ...

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  3. Oh, how I loved my Easy Bake Oven when I was little! Such fun pictures, Lynn! We always had Nerf guns here too - boys will be boys. Love your Thank You card set - beautifully stamped! :)

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  4. Fun, fun, FUN! What a fabulous festive time you've all had! Is it wrong that my Chris was in the same mindset as Marcel and William jamming on guitars?! LOL!
    I adore your card set! I never fancy producing the same card more than once but when I see them all lined up in a row of pure perfection it makes me think I should give it a go :)
    Hugs!
    Aimes
    x

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  5. Loved all the cards and pictures - thanks for sharing.

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  6. ack! Easy Bake Oven!! Those are the best! My sister had a blue one...remember the originals? I couldn't quite see what the shape is now...fun memories! Love the collage of photos, nice way to display them. I love that card layout too ...just the perfect splash of patterned paper...good way to use up the strips that are so hard to throw away...I'm going down to the studio now for a little inky time :) hugs!

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  7. Love these cards Lynn! I love the style and the simple stamping! :> So pretty! And I love seeing all your family Christmas photos! Looks like you had such a great time! Oh and how young do you think an easy bake oven is good for??

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  8. Gorgeous card set! Love the vertical sentiment! You guys really had a blast - I can tell with all of these super fun photos..lol! I'm looking forward to the little one back in school again so I can take a nap! :)

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  9. a day full of love and fun-who could ask for more?!!
    the hero arts stamp is beautiful and the set a great idea for when you have so many thank-yous to do x

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  10. beautiful thank you card set. love the subtle background stamping and distressing on your thinking of you card. happy new year!

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  11. LOVE LOVE LOVE that thank you card!!!!

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  12. Looks like so much fun! And your cards are beautiful! LOVE that little, polka dot strip, wrapped in twine! So sweet!

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  13. what an amazing, beautiful set of thank you cards!

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  14. Hee hee, those photos are great. Leave it to Nerf Guns to provide entertainment for all ages. And your cards are super lovely, what a great design and colors. Such a soft feel to them.

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  15. LOVE your card set, Lynn! You used the Tea flower stamp so beautifully! Also, congrats on the CARDS blog feature! I hope you have a great 2012! Love your happy family photos from Christmas! So glad that you play with us at CAS-ual Fridays!

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  16. What a beautiful card and set of cards!! I went looking for that set today, but Archivers didn't have it. (Got some distress ink and a cutie 6x6 Jillibean Soup pad instead).

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  17. Beautiful stamping and colors on these thank you notes!

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