Monday, November 22, 2010

Super busy season has hit our household!

There's a little over a month left till Christmas and life has become all of a sudden extremely busy.  Christmas shopping, christmas card making, inviting company over, baking yummy cookies (okay, haven't done this yet, but hope to very soon :))  and I am going to apologize to you in advance, but you will probably be seeing less of me for the next few weeks :(  and that is sad, cause I really care about all my friends I've met through this, and love catching up with you.  However, I realize from time to time that I'm actually a wife, and a mom, and there's laundry to be done, meals to be made, putting down kids to sleep, cleaning the house to get ready for inviting guests over...  don't get me wrong - I love staying home and being the person that I am - but I'm sure that you can all relate - crafting is soo much more fun.  My husband makes fun of me for talking about Michaels sales, my friend's blog posts, new SVGCuts collections, stuff I've made today...he tells me that this crafting business is taking over my life and I need to stop before it gets out of control :)

Anyway, a really quick card I made today with cool holly garland that I found at some random craft shop.
I embossed the red cardstock with candy cane stripe embossing folder and used Technique Tuesday stamp for the sentiment.

We've also been busy helping my son's project for school - make an instrument from items you find in the house.   We waffled on making a guitar, or a xylophone, or even something simple like maracas - we decided in the end to make a set of steel drums.  This may sound easy, but it was tough finding different sized containers to make sounds from "do" to "do".  After banging on these containers for hours (I had about 30 containers sitting around me), we've finally managed to find ones that seemed to work.  I taught him how to play "twinkle, twinkle, little star" and we also decorated the drum set.  We used the stick figure people from SVGCuts collections (Stick Figure Families SVG collection and Stick Figure Sports and Activities SVG Collection) to embellish the drums.  In the end, we were very proud of ourselves.



  1. I agree, it is hard to juggle it all. Sometimes when I'm running around like a chicken with my head cut off, I just feel like throwing myself down and having a temper tantrum, "I don't wanna shop for food anymore, I wanna go to the scrapbook store, I wanna go to Michaels!". I think your feelings are known in DaHood! I'm gettin' what your layin' down! xoxo

  2. I love that card! So pretty. Thanks for commenting on my sewing tips post! :) xo

  3. Great card! (love the simplicity) and wow quite a job with the school project! Your hubby's comments make me laugh, don't hubbies know that this is how we keep our sanity?... ;-)
    Thanks for your Thanksgiving wishes. I'm thankful that I "met" you! :-D



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