Friday, March 4, 2011

Challenge 3-4-11

I liked this layout from yesterday so much that I wanted to use it again. A little different.

I bought this gorgeous JilliBean paper at my LSS (Red Letter Journals) and couldn't wait to use it. LOVE IT.

Notice my "h"s are different. I made 8 of these cards and didn't have enough letters so I used a "y" for an "h".

This card is for the newest challenge at Jingle Belles - use "home" as the theme. This is a picture of me, 2 of my brothers and 1 of my sisters at Grandma's house for Christmas. My idea of home and Christmas is children celebrating the holidays with their families of all generations.

Well, last night of little sleep is finally doing me in. My husband got home at 6:00 a.m. which means he was gone for over 24 hours working. I heard him come in (he was cleaning the kitchen...I'm thankful but I think it is bordering on a compulsion (or compelsion as Barney Fife would say)). I got up at 7:30 and went to work for 1/2 the day and then came home to take a nap.

Do you watch Who Do You Think You Are - the show where they trace celebrities ancestors? Tonight was Lionel Richie's story and it was a good one.

Tomorrow is breakfast with the hubby and then looking through shops in GC. Trying to find a footstool for the family room and artwork for above our bed. I saw a neat window from an old house that had a ribbon and maybe some greenery but hat he nixed that few months ago. Maybe we'll find a set of pictures. It's only been 9 years since we moved here so I guess a few more weeks (or months) without the finished decorations in my bedroom won't be so bad :)

Keep your heart may be able to change a life. Thanks for stopping by, Susan


  1. oh ♥WOW♥WOW♥WOW♥!!! what an utterly FABULOUS holiday memory card!!!!!!!!!!! using the photo is brilliant and so evocative...and also...LOOKS GREAT and captures that nostalgic feeling too! HOLY MOLY, i looooooooooove this miss susan! ♥♥♥

  2. Gorgeous cards! LOVE the bright, cheery, springtime colors! The last one is a little too much for me, though. Not that I don't LOVE it, especially that black and white photograph, but I'm soooooo not ready for Christmas ;)! LOL! TFS! And thanks ever so much for stopping by my blog and leaving me some love. It means so much to me!

  3. I ADORE how you included a family photo in your card ... the way the letters move into the photo image really draws your eye into the design ... thanks so much for joining our jingle belles fun.

  4. People are afraid to use photos in card-making, but your card is the PERFECT example why you shouldn't be. Your card is wonderful. And, I adore that it's a photo from your childhood. It's beautiful!!!!! :)

  5. Lovely cards, and what a great idea to do a handmade photo card, I think I am going to do that end of the year!

  6. OMGoodness!! what a fab way to show what home for Christmas is to you!! girl i LOVE how you used the photo............says it all with out words :)

    OK I think the y for the h is FUN!! and i say grab that old window......have always wanted one myself ;)

  7. Oh my! all of your cards are so pretty! TFS!

  8. Fab cards, love how you used a photo on the Christmas card.xx

  9. Love that you used a family photo for your card and I think it is great that JOY ends up on the photo because it looks like you were having such a joyful time! Great card!