Monday, December 12, 2011

joy to the world...

Happy Monday Friends!!
I think I may be back on my blogging schedule *hooray*
I definitely have less time than I did in my last job, but I am so very thankful to have found a job in this economy!!  This weekend was CRAZY BUSY!!  Mike and I hosted a dinner at our church for all the leaders, workers and helpers.  You can see some photos from that on my previous iPhone photo dump post HERE.  It was a lot of fun!!!

Mike helped me out this weekend, by chipping in with my to-do list, so I had a little bit of time to get crafty on Saturday night (he ROCKS!!).  It was so nice to have a little bit of time to be creative.

For some reason, I am having a hard time getting into the Christmas Spirit this year, and I am not sure why??  I am thinking it may be because I am VERY behind schedule with my shopping, but I am hoping it kicks in soon~because I LOVE Christmas!!!

Since I have been trying to get into the Christmas mood, I thought I would whip up some Christmas cards; so this week will be Christmas Card week on the blog.  Here is the first one.  I really like the Half & Half  PTI die, but I have been trying to limit my craft supply spending a bit, so I improvised with an edge punch I already own (link is HERE).  Then just stamped a sentiment from Holiday Button Bits and an image from the retired SU! stamp set Merry & Bright.  Then just added some ribbon and a button and Viola!!  

joy to the world

Enjoy today!!!


jaki said...

Gorgeous card!
I too love the PTI half and half dies but it is hard to justify them when you can do it with supplies you already own.

I hope you can catch up with your Christmas to do list, that will certainly help with the Christmas spirit :)

Jodene said...

Love this card Gretchen, and I am glad to see you back blogging!
It's great to hear you are enjoying your new job, even if it does mean getting used to the early starts :)

Kathy Mc said...

Great idea, Gretchen! I thought like you did but haven't tried to simulate the Half & Half die look yet. As organized as you are, I doubt you'll have trouble meeting your holiday deadlines. Good luck!