Sunday, November 3, 2019

A Couple of Christmas Cards and a Bad Week.

Happy Sunday!!! I hope you are all enjoying your weekend. It has been BEAUTIFUL here after a week of miserable weather.

I am popping in with some cards for some challenges. My first card is for the AAA Card Challenge. It is to make a clean and simple card, using some geometrics as optional. I created a CAS with some My Favorite Things die cut Christmas trees.

I used a stencil to create "snow" behind the trees. The sentiment was heat embossed in gold and is from the "Snow Globe Sentiment" set from My Favorite Things.

The green paper I used for the trees is from a scrap.

Again, this card is for the AAA Card Challenge.

Stamps: MFT Snowglobe Sentiments
Stencil: SSS Falling Snow

For my second card, I used this weeks Freshly Made Sketches #409 as my starting point.

One thing I changed on the sketch was the size of my card. I created a 4 1/2" by 5 1/4" top folding card instead of a square.

For the paper strip in the sketch, I used the "Snowflake Block" from Simon Says Stamp. I used 1 1/2 blocks as one did not fit from top to bottom.

I then added the "Maria Snowflake" also from SSS as the circle element. I then added a little vignette with Hello Bluebird stamps.

I have a bit of an obsession right now with the Hello Bluebird "Frosty Friends" and "Frosty Littles" stamp set. They make the cutest little scenes!!! (and no, I am not getting any compensation for saying that!!)

Stamps: Hello Bluebird "Frosty Friends" and "Frosty Littles"
Dies: SSS "Snowflake Block," "Marie Snowflake," Hello Bluebird "Frosty Friends," Frosty Littles

I also have an obsession with die cut snowflakes. I keep buying snowflake dies and I need them like a hole in the head. I spent Thursday night die cutting all the ones I had multiple times!!

This has been a rough week for me. Chris was traveling and I have been dealing with our dog all week. Zack was diagnosed with Congestive Heart Failure, due to an enlarged heart. He has been coughing and panting as of late and we knew already he had developed a heart murmur. We finally had an x-ray done on Tuesday and we now know what was causing it. We have added two heart meds and a diuretic to all the other meds he already takes.

This is when cardmaking has come in handy for me. I spent some time creating to get my mind off what was going on and it helped my stress level immensely.

Well that is all from me today. I hope you all have a FABULOUS day!!