the holidays are upon us and how quickly they arrived! I missed November somehow altogether in blogging so let's catch up!
I can't say I wasn't crafting - the room was busy and we were definitely having lots of fun! Pictures to follow shortly. Had a few health glitches in there -- oh how I hate that, but I think we have those under control now.
We enjoyed a wonderful Thanksgiving here in the heartland -- the weather cooperated and we even managed to get a few pictures over on the side yard -- our last since we put it up for sale and this past Tuesday, we closed on it. The buyer was walking the property again yesterday... I'm sure they'll begin excavating soon and a house will be on site within a few short months.
Of course no family picture would be complete without Busted. And if you're wondering who the young man is, that's Elder Abbott. He's the Elder that has been serving a special mission for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints here and living with us.
(I think it was a delightful 70 degrees on Thanksgiving Day).
Our yard collects all the leaves from all the surrounding yards, or so it seems. In some places, the leaves are about a foot deep! We can't keep up with the raking. One of the reasons for selling -- or so Ted says. I think it's because we can't keep up with the mowing and watering! HA!
At any rate, I hate to see the green space go, but it's time and we are grateful for the joy the space has given us over the years.
We had a wonderful Thanksgiving with Andrea fixing the dinner all on her own for the second year in a row and doing a really great job overall. I got to lounge around in my jammies and read and sleep in. How cool was that?
Edynn Willow, our 7th grandchild arrived a few days after Thanksgiving -- what a doll she is! Here's a pic - she's the daughter of our 2nd son and his wife. Their third child. She's doing well and gaining weight and already grown an inch in her first month.
Now on to some crafting and creating -- this is a cut file from SVGCuts.com. it's small enough to go on a card and so cute. Great for using up some scraps. Lots of inking, some embossing folders adds great texture. A little more ink and some brads in the corners make it the perfect embellishment. Thanks Mary and Leo for a great addition to any card or tag!
3-D papercrafting is definitely becoming a passion of mine. I truly enjoy what you can do with paper and playing with shapes and figures. SVGCuts has provided lots of files recently that feed that passion! :D Oh my goodness! We're having so much fun building these things! What's even more fun is to create your own "gingerbread" from white paper when you don't have brown... just ink up! This was a sample I made to show the gals before I started cutting for real. Oh they had so much fun making theirs and putting their own touch on the cottage. So cute. Ink from Stampin Up!, Paper, Office Depot - index weight.
From the Merry and Bright collection by SVGCuts, this cardinal card is so much fun and a quick card to make. The stamp is from PunkinPatchStamps.com and the Holiday Traditions stamp set. Papers are from Stampin Up! and unknown assorted scraps
This is one of my favorite cards from November's crafting session. PapertreyInk stamps, Stampin Up! The cutfile was a gift from a friend. Isn't it cute? The music paper was from a swap and the punch, papers and ink are from Stampin Up too. I heat embossed the snowflakes to make them standout a bit.
That's about it for November -- I'll be back in a little while with December's update -- and oh yes, there's more........ Happy holidays!