Wednesday, December 17, 2008

Let It Snow...

...but not here in Chicago, again. We just had 5 inches of snow yesterday and tomorrow we are in for an ice storm and then more snow over the weekend. Lovely, huh?! Anyway, this is my last Christmas card I made. And I just received 4 new sets of stamps from MFT that I ordered and I am anxious to get started with them. This is going to be a very busy weekend with my family Christmas party and several of my brothers and sisters flying in from all over, so I don't think there will be any stamping going on. School is out on Friday for two weeks and all I want to do is stamp, crazy, isn't it?!
Anyway, as many of you have already heard, one of our fellow bloggers and unbelievable stampers has passed away suddenly. Joanne, over at My Adventures in Cardmaking, passed away last Friday night. She is the one who introduced me to card making many years ago. The first class I went to with her as the consultant I kept telling myself I wasn't going to start stamping too. But low and behold she had us do the cutest fish card and I couldn't resist so I ordered my first set and it's been love ever since. Joanne was a part of our Stampin Diva group and every time we got together we laughed so hard and had a great time. We are sooooo going to miss her and her talent. I am still in shock every time I think of her. So, if you have an extra minute, please say a prayer for her family during this difficult time, especially since it's the holidays. I know they would really appreciate it and so would Joanne.
Thanks for stopping by and have a good weekend!

Saturday, December 13, 2008

Frosty the Snowman

Here is a card I made a while ago. A friend of mine and I made cards one night and we had an assembly line going. Since we both wanted the same cards (and many of them) this was the easiest way to do it. We each ended up with 60 cards and 3 different kinds. Not a bad idea, huh!
Now, the job of getting them sent out, that's the hard part! I don't know about you, but we haven't received many cards so far. I'm sure that has a lot to do with our economy and the price of stamps these day. Crazy, isn't it. I'm going to give it a good try and get them out in the next few days. It's been crazy around here, with all the extra Christmas activities. This week will not be any better. Our Christmas concert at my school is Tuesday and another party on Wednesday and then our family party on Saturday, with many of my brothers and sisters coming in from out of town. It will be a blast but tiring. Oh well, that's what Christmas is all about, family and friends. So have a great weekend and as always, thanks for stopping by!

Thursday, December 4, 2008

Brrr! It's Cold Out!!

I can't believe how cold it has been so early in the season. Usually we don't get this cold until late December or January. Does that mean it's going to be a long winter?!! I sure hope not. Anyway, this card was made with one of my favorite stamp sets, MFT. I tried piecing it together the best I could, since I usually don't piece things. It didn't turn out so bad, if I say so myself. So off to relax a little and head to bed. Have a great weekend and thanks for stopping by!

Monday, December 1, 2008

Happy Holidays!

I just love this stamp of Rudolph! This card was made with leftover paper from last year. Yes, I do keep all my Christmas leftovers together and save them. Wierd, I know!! Well, if you have been in Chicago lately you would be as cold as I am, not to mention snowed in so early in the year. We just had our first snowfall of the season and I already don't like it. It came with rain and ice I am so paranoid of slipping and falling on my you know what. That so would not be a pretty site. So instead I look like such a dork walking on the ice. I guess that's the old lady in me. Anyway, I had better quit ragging about the snow because I know we are in for long winter, here in Chicago. So, have a great week and as always, thanks for stopping by!!