So sorry for the long delay between postings, we've been battling the flu bug here ,not too much crafting has been going on, except I did have a great workshop at my friend Karma's house on the 26th, I didn't get sick until I got home that night, (thank goodness). It was a great workshop at Karma's brand new home, it was so lovely and we had yummy dip and pretzels, and a wonderful apple crisp with fresh hot coffee...mmmmm! We made two beautiful Christmas cards at the workshop, I'll post at least one of those tonight for you. Halloween was pretty unexciting this year, we always go to my oldest son Ryan's house and trick or treat with my grandsons Kael and Conner, but not this year, didn't want to make them sick! Thank goodness Sunday night the 25th we carved pumpkins with my middle son Jonathan and his wife Tara and our 8 month old grandson Patrick, drank cider and ate pizza, we got to do that much, there were also Jon's good friends Joe and Jen, and the sweet exchange student from Brazil Caroleena, she had never carved a pumpkin (they don't celebrate Halloween in Brazil) but she LOVED it and did quite a good job for her first one.
So NOW here we go right into the HOLIDAY season, oh boy, lots to do, I feel behind already do you? Radio stations are already playing CHRISTMAS music, one of them started the day before Halloween, I could NOT believe it! What ever happened to Thanksgiving? I love Thanksgiving, such a warm, friendly holiday without all the gift hassles (dont get me wrong, I love CHRISTMAS) but Thanksgiving is a great day, time to give thanks for our blessings and get together with friends and family and eat a wonderful meal..we always have smoked turkey, can't WAIT for that and the my super mashed potatoes and yummy turkey wing gravy! YUMMMMMM!
Here's one of the holiday cards we made at Karma's workshop:
We had fun with this one, we used the Big Shot (love that wonderful machine) we used the new embossing folder that is in the holiday mini catalog, it's called "Petals A Plenty" they are tiny pointsettias, and the Big Shot embosses so deeply. Our folders from Stampin' Up are wider than the other embossing folders, they are large enough to do a whole card front, instead of just a layered panel...nice if you're just wanting a fast and simple card! We also used Garden green cardstock and ink, and real red cardsotck and ink, the Baroque motifs stamp set (for that beautiful scrolly) and a greeting from the new set in the holiday mini, that is so awesome, you get 12 stamps, 3 Halloween, 3 Thanksgiving, 3 Christmas, and 3 Valentine's Day, and they are all very nice , the set is called "Grateful Greetings" you'll find it on page 12 of the holiday mini catalog, if you don't have one, email me and I'll send you one out, or there's one to look at on my website, where you can also order any time day or night at www.lindagilliam.stampinup.net
I will be posting some really cute stuff coming up, so stay tuned and once again, sorry for the delay in posting, that flu bug is a DOOZY!
Blessings to you,