Monday, December 9, 2013

Winter Birthday

Today is our daughter-in-law's birthday. This is the card I made for her. She loves Christmas, so I thought she would like this Christmas-y birthday card.

The background is from a Recollections matstack that I picked up on Thanksgiving. I embossed the white strip with a Cuttlebug folder and matted with shimmery silver. The sentiment (from Papertrey Ink) is embossed with silver embossing powder.

Life hasn't exactly become less busy! We hosted Thanksgiving and have had a lot of company. The Christmas cards all got mailed out and I finished my calendars, finally. We haven't done very much shopping, but we really don't have a lot to do. We made our list of people to buy for and noted a few ideas. I really want to get that done as soon as possible. I haven't done any card-making (until last night) for about three weeks, it seems! It actually feels kind of good to NOT be spending time in my stamping room and worrying about making cards for my blog! I have hardly been on the computer, too. Our weather has been COLD!!! And snowy, too! Yuck!!! Anyway, I hope everyone is doing well and not too stressed by holiday preparation.

Thanks so much for stopping by, and I hope you'll come back and visit again soon!


Sandy said...

Oh this is a pretty one Lynette. I agree with your feeling about NOT having to make cards unless it is something you want to do. We need to remember that we do this for fun & relaxation.

Leslie Miller said...

Beautiful! A masterful CAS creation. You're the best, Lynette! Sometimes when I take a "short" blog break it gets longer and longer... It's easy to get out of the habit of blogging and into all the homemaking and other things. Especially this time of year with all the shopping, wrapping, decorating, baking and candy making, planning, socializing... whew!

Danni said...

Such a pretty card!! Love all the snowflakes!
Wanted to stop by and say thank you for all your efforts with FBW!! HUGS!

Heartwarmers from Vicki said...

With all the snowflakes on the card it is VERY appropriate for the weather we've been having. I'm sure your DIl will love it!

I've kind of taken a break from making cards too. Baking cookies etc. is something that sounds good right now.

Shoshi said...

That is very pretty indeed, Lynette - I love a winter theme, and it's a shame it always has to be associated with Christmas. When the weather is really cold and crisp, and not the usual awful damp stuff we're inflicted with in our parts, the world is transformed into a wonderland.

Thank you so much for your two lovely comments on my blog - yes, my dear Dad was indeed a very kind and lovely man. I am so at peace about his death and feel so full of him just now! All his objects hold very special meaning for me and are worth more than gold!!

Shoshi x