Okay the week has really gone by faster than imagined! We are knee deep in Christmas at school and at my home...well not so much. I think I honestly get overloaded with it at work and then when it comes to home I am like, "eh." I know, how terrible is that? DD has been promised this weekend the tree will go up so I will be doing that and changing out some Fall decorations before she returns. She's on the Disney Cruise right now enjoying some sun. I just spoke with her and she said she had been swimming and was heading to the Golden Mickey's show. I miss her and it's only been a day. Whatever will I do when she leaves for college? I am reminded of the book "Love You Forever" by Robert Munsch with the Mom climbing in the boy's window to rock him at night and sing her song. I think most people have read the book and if you haven't then please do but bring a few tissues if you are the sentimental type.
My card for MSW's card challenge this month is one of joy. Literally entitled, "Joy" and I used lots of different companies to compose it. I like when I do this because it makes me think a little more. I remember when there weren't collections of paper, just a single sheet for and they weren't distressed or two sided. Anyone been scrapping that long to remember those days?
Okay so this card uses craft cardstock, Martha Stewart and Hero Arts stamps, a Uni Ball white pen, Queen & Co. rhinestones, and AC buttons.
I would like to enter this into the following challenges:
Christmas Stampin': #72 "Anything Goes"
Crafty Sentiments: #45 "Christmas"
Paper Playtime: #27 "Christmas Carol" (Joy to the World)
Stamp and Create: #7 "Tis the Season"
Stamps R Us: #10 "Christmas"
I participated in a Advent matchbook swap hostessed by Linda at A Swap For All Seasons which was lots of fun. Thanks to Linda for organizing this huge swap and including some goodies! Here is day 1 made by Wendy:
Day #2 is made by Jan:
How elegant is this? I love the little violin on the front. Inside she padded with fabric and included these angel ear rings. Just beautiful! Jan you truly make beautiful pieces!
I am going to do my best to post all 25. I know I won't everyday but will try and do multiple posts like this. :-) What a fun swap this was!