Sorry I'm a day behind in posting. Life got in the way this weekend. Saturday Alicia woke up with a sore throat and it progressed into strep by Sunday. At 4:00 pm Sunday afternoon we headed to the Medicentre for a 2 1/2 hour wait so we could see the doctor for approximately 1.40 minutes to get a perscription. Luckily my $60 slab of roast beef wasn't overcooked by the time we got home (although Craig and Rebecca were pretty hungry by 6:30 ... in fact Rebecca was, and I quote, "stinkin' STARVING!" *lol*). Alicia stayed home Monday and Tuesday still very miserable and lethargic. Her throat seems to be getting better but she is still quite sick and goopy with a cold so needless to say I haven't been able to accomplish things at the usual rate of speed!
On the bright side I DID manage to mail my 84 (yes 84!!) Christmas cards ... delivered all but one customer order, finish off my Christmas shopping, wrapped a few presents, packaged up the teachers' gifts and delivered my 27 staff gifts for all the school staff. Today I was hoping to mail my friend's birthday gift (her birthday is December 25th!) but that will have to happen tomorrow. So I DID manage to get things done but I'm only now where I wanted to be Sunday. Thank goodness Craig has been off work since last Wednesday. He's been a great help. He has walked Koda every morning which saves me about an hour each day!
Sooooo .... I wanted to post this first card last week, when I made them! They are the Christmas cards I put in with my Club Girls' orders ... along with one of my post-it-note-picture-frame gifts and pen ... first up the frame (which I've posted before but I love them so much you get to see them again *lol*)
Here is the card I gave them:
It's not your standard card size - it is (I think) 9 1/2 x 4 ... scored at 5" ... so the front flap still lets the holly along the side peek out. I layered a piece of whisper white cut 3 1/2 x 3 1/2" which I ran through my Designer Frames Folder. I embossed the class in Silver powder and stamped the holly in Old Olive. You can't really see it but the berry is actually a rhinestone colored with a red Sharpie. I added a strip of Glimmer paper 3 1/4" x 1/4" along the side and stamped the sentiment in Old Olive. Wa-low! Quick easy and "Wow"! I cracked off 25 of these in about 1 1/2 hours or so.
I liked the card so much that I decided to use the same layout for my friend's 50th birthday card. I spent a lot of time "tweaking" it a bit for a little more glam and really like how it turned out:
Right - that's it for today. I hope to get a few more projects done before Christmas but we'll see how it plays out. Alicia may be home again tomorrow ... and tomorrow night is their Christmas Concert ... Thursday I'm getting my hair dyed (stupid grey hair!) and Friday is a half day .... but I DO want to make some more crafts with the kids so hopefully I'll have time to post pics. Until then ... have a stampy night!