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Sunday, September 14, 2014

CHRISTMAS CAROLING

 
 
 
WOW!  My last post was four weeks ago.  I have had quite a month.  Since I moved from Georgia to Ohio I have had my belongings in a storage shed.  I have finally come to the realization that I needed to get rid of it.  I decided to have a garage sale.  I had movers pick up my stuff (which was in a 10' x 20' shed) on Thursday and had my garage sale on Friday and Saturday.  I really did not remember what all I had and had to sort through everything.  
 
The movers got to me about five hours late and so I didn't get started on the organization until almost dinner time for the kids.  I don't know about you but I am really dead by about 8:00.  I managed to go until 11:00 but still had so much to do.  The sale started at 9:00 am.  By the time I was done I thought I could just sleep for a week.  I then had to organize what was left from the sale and get ready for Goodwill to pick up what I was donating.  I worked myself silly along with my sister and my sister-in-law.  Without their help I know I could not have managed.  I'm so thankful for these beautiful women to do this for me. 

After that was finished I guess my body just said stop and I got sick.  I stayed in bed almost a whole week.  I was so miserable.  I usually see my sister at least once a week and I haven't seen her since the sale.  I'm not quite all the way better yet so her husband won't let me over to their house.  I can't blame him though.  Becky gets really sick from just a cold and she would be on her back for at least two weeks.  I didn't want her sick either so I have stayed away.  Hopefully I will get to go over to her house next weekend.
 
So now I'm back with another fabulous challenge brought to you by
 
CRAFTING WHEN WE CAN
 
We are sponsored this time by
Inky Impressions
 
 
 Our challenge this fortnight is "Christmas Come Early".  I just love Christmas!!  It's my favorite time of the year.  I was given this really cute image to work with.  Inky Impressions has always been one of my favorite companies to work with.  They always have such adorable stamps.
 
 I do hope you will join us in this challenge.  Don't forget to pop over and take a look at all the inspiration by the DT this week at Crafting When We Can.  We have some very talented ladies and some great projects to see.  

Items used
 
Image and sentiment - Inky Impressions
Sketch - Card Mania
Embossing folder - Darice "Snowflake Swirl"
Die - Sizzix Oval, Stampin' Up Tag
Paper - Graphic 45, Bearly Mine, Colorbok Metallic, Paper Pizazz & generic
  Ribbon - Darice
Snowflakes - Jolee's Boutique
Pearls - Want 2 Scrap
Copics, Wink of Stella, Glossy Accents, Ranger Distress Ink, Liquid Applique, Reminisce white gel pen
 
Challenges entered
 
Card Mania #55 - Sketch
Loves Rubberstamps #120 - Glitter and sparkle
Divas by Design - Anything goes
Inky Impressions #176 - ABC's (Applique, Blue, Christmas)
The Paper Shelter #173 - Embossing
Word Art Wednesday #149 - Anything goes
C.R.A.F.T #276 - Christmas
Southern Girls - Winter blues
Crafty Little Fairies September - Sparkle & bling
My Mum's Craft Shop September - Dies or punches

22 comments:

Karen Rankin said...

Wow ! I love the papers you've used in this card.

brenda said...

What a pretty card Robin and lovely bright colours.

B x

Carol said...

A gorgeous card Robin, love your choice of colours. Hope things are better for you this week. Carol x

Nancy said...

Gorgeous papers. Great shade of blue. I like the glitter snowflakes. DT sister Nancy

Candy Spiegel said...

This is such a stunning card! I absolutely love the paper choices and colors and layering and, well, it's gorgeous.

Sorry you've been sick, but I am glad you are feeling better. Time to take it easy for a while!

Sue Nicholson said...

Lovely Christmas card, thanks for sharing cheers Sue N x

Marie said...

Lovely looking card. Fabby image and great design. Thanks for playing with us over at the Paper Shelter this week.
Love n hugs
Marie

Jackie said...

I'm so glad you're feeling better Robin!

Your card is really cute & I like the sketch you used!

Anna said...

Great card! Love the blue.
Thanks for joining us at TPS this week and good luck. :)
Hugs Anna

Julies Crafty Creations said...

Gorgeous card, love the image!
Thanks for sharing it with us over at Inky Impressions, good luck
Julie x
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Vickie Y said...

Adorable image and card; love the bright colors you used. Hugs, Vickie

Blankina said...

Such a pretty image and great lay-out, happy you are joining Loves Rubberstamps, hope to see you soon,
HUgs Blankina

PS Wish you all the best with the organisation of your new home

N Zver said...

What a cute card.Such a wonderful creation with attention to detail. Thanks for joining us at Card Mania. Neva

Craftin Suzie (Susan Flynn) said...

A beautiful card Robin. Hope you are feeling better now and thank you for joining us at The Paper Shelter, Susan x

Lisa said...

Wow, what a gorgeous card!! The image is so sweet!! You colored it beautifully!! I love the sparkle on her wings and the snowflakes!! The papers are fabulous!!

I hope you are feeling much better, Robin. Thank you so, so much for voting for my card and posting the giveaway on your sidebar!! I appreciate it so much!! Feel better and have a great evening :)

Lisa
A Mermaid's Crafts

Jo said...

Love the colours. So rich. Great layout too :)

Lynda said...

aww love it, who ever gets this card is so lucky. Love the colour scheme and layout xx Lynda

Chrissy said...

Such a pretty sweet image Robin and love that beautiful blue and sparkle..gorgeous card.
Thanks for joining in with us at “Crafty Little Fairies with our
Sparkle and Bling challenge..

Luv CHRISSYxx

Donna Ellis said...

Hi, Robin! I am so proud of you for having sold all those "things" we don't quite know what to do with, and for letting a charity have the rest. It's a great feeling and like a weight off the shoulders to have that done, and to be "lighter" from "stuff" pulling us down. I've done that 3 times this year and each time, I am not sorry I've done it. I just feel happier not having those THINGS. How envious I am that you have a sister and SIL to help with such things. What a blessing for each one of you.

I'm sorry you became ill. Sometimes that happens. Thank you for visiting my blog so that I could return the favor. SO GLAD YOU DID because I've enjoyed seeing your pretty artwork and have become your newest google follower.

Your little Christmas Caroling Sweetie is adorable! I especially LOVE how you have combined the beautiful bold blue with the browns and pale pink color. Looks amazing! Great take on the sketch, too!

Hope you are soon feeling back to normal! hugs, de {Creative Smiles}

Carole Robb Bisson said...

I have dropped in to let you know you won a prize at WAW on Tuesday evening. I am glad you are on the mend. Your entry was magnificent. I hope you will come back each week. Blessings Carole

Annette said...

Gorgeous card, I love all the bling.
Hugs
Annette - Netty's Cards
xx
Proud to design for :
As You Like It,
The Stamp Basket,
The Sugar Bowl Challenge,
ABC Christmas, and
Crafty Little Fairies.

kenli said...

This is a stunning card :-) thank you for joining in with us at Card Mania Challendges.