Thursday, December 29, 2016

Is it January yet? #791

There is always that pause between Christmas and New Years and it always seems a long pause to me.  Maybe it’s because we are so very busy our minds are a blur for four weeks and then Gilbert takes vacation week and we have nothing to do.  There’s not a whole lot to do in the area of the frozen tundra that are close to home.  The wind has been wild making outdoor activities for us non-exsistant.  Not that there aren’t those die-hard winter lovers that go skiing etc but we have long passed that stage in life.  And the week drags on just waiting for New Year’s Eve and New Year’s day when we can hike up our boots and start life all over again with a whole fresh year. 

Winter is very much upon us and the card kit from Simon this month is all about snowflakes and a cool color palette and I am enjoying this do nothing day we have chosen to be a stamping  day combined with listening to good ol’ Chet Atkins and friends picking and playing guitar on Pandora.  Does life get better than this???

For these two cards i used the MFT Blueprints 4 and  a piece from 5 .  It’s interesting how rotating a sketch can make a card look completly different.  Thanks for stopping by.  Always glad to have you.

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Image used is a Stampin Up sweet image.  Can you see the acrylic banner that I stamped the senitment on?  I wanted to pull that “icy” feel out as this is going to my brother in Texas.  The crown strip is from a blue vellum piece that came in the kit.    On the pink card I used some Judith stamps to stamp over the subtle background paper with hearts and flowers.  The heart is covered with glass bead gel that dried.  Thanks to friend Angela Bode for turning me on to that.  It is so fun but does take quite a while to dry.  Make some pieces ahead and they will be dry and ready to use when the mood strikes.  I am entering this into Simon’s Anything goes Wednesday challenge and the pink one in MFT sketch challene 313.


  1. These are so cute! Cute idea to add a little "ice" to the card headed to TX. Cute image!!! Love the design with the four squares! Ohhhh! A Pink beaded heart!!! It's looks fab. Isn't that stuff fun to play with??? Ha! I didn't even realize that you had stamped on that DP, I thought it was flowered DP! Super cute!

  2. hello janeen! these are precious cards, luv the mix of patterns and shapes! I am so glad you played along with us at simon says stamp wednesday challenge!

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  3. Such wonderful pink and blue cuties. I agree that the week between C and NY is looong and much too gray to be enjoyed. I'm glad to be back to work and have some structure in my life. I suspect the cats are glad to have us out of their hair as well. Joe had 19 days in a row off.... it's a wonder the cats didn't kill him.