Sunday, November 8, 2015

Merry X3 Monday


I made a couple cards today, this one is for Merry Monday Christmas Card Challenge.  The theme this week is to use red and Gold.  I took liberty and added a touch of green with the embellishments.  Hope that's ok. 
The gold glitter paper is from My Favorite Things and it is gorgeous.  The red foil paper is SU! and I believe the die is from PTI. 
I tried to save down the challenge tag, but my computer is getting very old and a lot of things are not working due to my outdated operating system.  Apologies to the challenge hostess for not being able to post the tag. 

EDIT:  Tried to get a close up of the glitter paper. 






I'll post the other card later this week as it's a birthday card and I don't want the person that is getting it to see it here first.  :)

Thank you for stopping by
Carole

Saturday, October 17, 2015

Birthday card for Vicky

This card was for my beautiful daughter-in-law's birthday.  It was inspired by a blog challenge, however I don't remember which one.

I didn't emboss the sentiment which I think would have been more attractive.

My son took the picture for me with his cellphone; I think it's sad that he just snaps a shot that is fine for upload and I spend a good hour trying with my digital camera to get a picture that is only half as good. I think it's time for me to take a photography class.  :)

Though I have not been posting in almost a year, I have been making cards off and on.  It's been a busy year.  My son move back to Texas bringing my two gorgeous grandsons and wife with him, of course.  I can't tell you how wonderful it is to have them home.  I bought a new car just before they arrived, my first SUV.  Or actually it's considered a crossover.  I love it, absolutely love it.  It has black leather interior with purple stitching.  Purple is not my favorite color, but I do love how it looks.

Sadly the new job I took back in 2013 that was supposed to give me a better work-life balance has turned out to be just as demanding as my corporate position which is why my crafting has gone by the whey side.  That and its hard to be inspired when you are exhausted all the time.  :(

I'll be out on medical leave soon but not for long.  I suffer from severe acid reflux which can no longer be controlled with medications so I have to have surgery.  The biggest challenge will be no caffeine for six weeks!!!  So everyone.......beware!!! :)

Thank you for stopping by,
Carole