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Sunday, November 25, 2012

The Holiday Countdown

Well, here we are at the backside of Thanksgiving, and you know what that means - Christmas will be here before you can say "Already??"  It happens every year.  The year just kind of moseys on, then it's September and the kids are headed back to school, and Halloween is on the horizon.  And that's when it all happens seemingly at once.  When the last trick-or-treater trudges down the front walk, suddenly we are thrust into the holiday season with a vengeance.  "Oh, Thanksgiving is almost a month away, I have plenty of time."  Really?  Because to me, Halloween was just last week.  Yes it was.  And suddenly the television ads are all jingly and Sugar Plum Fairy-ish (which is played every third commercial), and it's time to decorate the house, and "When are you making your homemade eggnog, hon?"  And "Are you making gingerbread cookies and decorating them this year, Mom?"

Sigh.  So much to do, so little time.  And Monday and Tuesday will be devoted to spreading 3 cubic yards of compost on all the flower beds when I should be hauling the decorations down from the attic.  Because I thought I had plenty of time back in September.


Today's card is non-autumn, non-Christmassy, and very springlike.  It's for newlyweds and is the only such card I have in my stash at the moment.  

It's a simple, yet elegant card.  I stamped the image onto watercolor paper and colored it with inkpads and a blender pen.  I popped up the top layer using dimensionals, added the greeting and a bow made with two ribbons simultaneously, and that's it - soft, simple, yet very colorful and it still has texture and a bit of embellishment

I will be making a birthday meal today which, knowing me, will probably take all day.  The cake will take the longest, but a birthday needs a proper birthday cake.  So no time in the craft room, but there's always tomorrow.  No, that's right, there'll be 3 cu. yds. of compost waiting for me in the driveway.


Have a lovely Sunday, and here's to slowing time down and spending it wisely (preferably doing something you love.)

Happy crafting!


Stamps: SU Teeny Tiny Wishes, Flourishes With Gratitude
Ink: Staz-On, Tuxedo Black
Paper: Elegant Eggplant, Wisteria Wonder (I think), Watercolor, Whisper White
Accessories: SB Labels 18 and Lattice Rectangles, SU Oval and Oval Scallop punches; ribbon, SU inkpads, dimensionals

1 comment:

Mum of 4 said...

Beautiful newlywed card, Shea!

I hear ya about Christmas being right around the corner, aaahhhh!!!! Need to get busy, we did get our tree up and the house decorated on Friday.

Have a great day!