"I long to accomplish a great and noble task,
but it is my chief duty to accomplish small
tasks as if they were great and noble."
Helen Keller

Thursday, December 23, 2010

Mystery Challenge

I am very fortunate to be included in a group of gals that have formed a mystery image swap. Every other month we receive a mystery image or embellishment (or both) and then create four cards from the mystery item(s) received.

Our hostess this month, April, sent us Anya in the Spotlight from TGF (one of my favorite stamp companies). I cased a layout from a note card that I made at a stamp club in November and then added Anya to it as well as the inside sentiment. The sentiment is from a SU set called Word Play and the crown is from the SU set, Artistic Etchings. And if you haven't tried the self adhesive rhinestones from SU (can you see it on the crown?) you just must. I love both those and the pearls.

Thanks for looking.

Saturday, December 18, 2010

Dueling Darlings

I am finally here but late for the Duel. Just getting back from vacation and the various Christmas preparations for the kids at school needing to be done, I am just now getting my card for this month's duel posted. So sorry to all the Dueling Darlings that I am late!

Our Dueling Darlings group received an awesome kit this month from Terry. We received a kit with this cute snowman image (SU) and some incredible designer paper from Three Bugs in a Rug and Imaginisce. Wonderful embellishments of snowflakes, ribbons, buttons and metal dots. This month's theme is "'My Favorite Things', things that make you happy! In the winter season." After creating our card we were instructed to "think of a few things that make you happy and share them with us!"

So...my happy list includes, first and foremost, that God loved me and saved me!! My husband and children. I am very happy that I can be a SAHM and be very involved at my kids' school. And after the long, dark winter months the sunshine makes me very happy. I love being outside in the sun. Stamping and chatting with all my SCS friends in the morning while drinking coffee is definitely one of my happy places. :) And at this time of year, I love seeing all the Chrismtas lights all over town.

Thanks Terry for a great kit and wonderful theme!!!

Merry Christmas everyone!

Wednesday, December 8, 2010

Happy December!!!

I am so far behind on everything that has to do with Christmas. Our Vegas trip was fun. We did a lot of "touristy" things. Football in Vegas was okay. But now that I am back and Christmas is fast approaching I am way, way behind. I am hoping we can get a tree and put it up tonight. I have actually talked my husband into a real tree this year. Woo hoo!!! I need to bake, bake, bake this weekend. I am afraid, however....it will be store bought cards this year for some....how sad. :(.

There is one thing that I did get done in a fairly timely fashion though. I am involved in a closed swap on SCS. And, I am participating in the a Secret Santa gift exchange within that swap. We had a dollar limit on what to spend. So I made several hand made items for the recipient of my package. One of the items I made were Christmas bows. The tutorial is on SCS and they super easy to make and not very time consuming!!! I think they are very pretty and I hope the wonderful sister receiving them can use them on some of her Christmas packages.

Have a wonderful week and a terrific holiday season!!!