Monday, December 22, 2008

Snowflakes & Christmas Cards

Hey guys! I have to make this quick- I'm pretty exhausted, and I have to take my Lucas to the Hospital in just a few hours. We are buried under a ton of snow, all the schools are closed, and I don't get to sleep in!. What a bummer! If we make it downtown & back safely, I'll be happy though.
It's looking pretty Christmas-y around here, so I thought I'd share a little. Loren and I made these snowflakes the other day. He got distracted after making 2. He's usually up for a half-dozen or so, but when I get going, I can cut away for an hour or more. It's addicting & tons of fun, but let me warn you, it can get pretty messy with all the little tiny clippings. Here's some we came up with:

(Sorry they're all wrinkly, they still need to be ironed flat. You can click the pic for a larger view).

Next I'd like to share a couple of hand stamped Christmas cards that my friends sent me. This one is from Elisabeth- isn't it gorgeous? I absolutely adore it!

This one is from my friend Sara in the UK. I just love it! I was so excited to recieve it, and I love the color combo that she used. LOVE those pink ornaments with the baby pearls in the centers ;)
Sara sent a message along for stamp club, which included Happy Christmas and best wishes for 2009- Love from Sara. Sara- we miss you too!

Last is a card that we made at a recent Stamp Club meeting. I case's the layout from Beate's stained glass tutorial on SCS. I used the die cut bird from a sizzix die instead of the Christmas Cardinal stamp, though, and I was pretty happy with how it turned out. Hope you like it!

That's it for now. I'll post an update on Lucas when we get back from Children's. He's getting general anethesia for the first time. Also, he doesn't know that they will be putting a tube down his throat, so I'll have to explain to him when he wakes up why his throat is sore. Generally I am for telling him everything & keeping him informed, but the doctor thought that knowing what the procedure was in this case would just stress him out unnecessarily, since he'll be asleep for the whole thing anyway, and this time I agree with her.
I'm sure he'll do fine, but prayers are always welcome :)

Have a great day!


1 comment:

mama said...


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