Thursday, November 29, 2012

Making a quick stop at home

Well, we made it home from the Thanksgiving trip last Saturday Sunday morning about 2 AM.  What a great trip but soooo much to do when getting back.  ( more on that later) 
Last night I decided I really needed a crafting "fix" and sat down  and removed all the chip board pieces, from the large package I had picked up at Big Lots some months ago.  I had an embossed white paper floating in my stash drawer and some snowflake tissue paper I've dieing to tear into, so I decoupaged the tissue to the embossed CS and let it dry. Then the phone rang..................................  So it was this morning before I went back to the beginnings.  I fell in love with this reindeer and covered him with Gesso, then painted him silver.

I played around with the placement then decided to emboss him with silver, then took a silver paint pen and went over the antlers to make them shinny, and added him to the card.  The Inkadikado Merry Christmas embossed with the same silver finished off the card.
Gee this is my 3rd Christmas card........I'M ON A ROLL.............LOL.  Over on Betsy are two more cards in different stages.  I had to let some paint dry.  I really like this card and it turned out so pretty by the scanner and camera just didn't catch it, even took it out side and snapped pics there.  Oh well, such is life.
The Desert trip was great, almost hot days with a small breeze.   We smoked a turkey, had ham and all the fix'ns for Thanksgiving.

looking from the bedroom steps to the garage and out to the ramp that has cables to hold it level with the floor and make a patio.  Youngest son taking his turkey nap

Megan, Danica and Hannah out at Competition Hill

Hannah Danica and Megan at camp
A quick stop at home is all I get this week.  Tomorrow it's time to go to San Diego, it's Danica's 2nd birthday party.  Waiting for DH to say it is for the weekend or we're taking the trailer for a week.  The guys have made plans and we gals made different plans last night.  well, not different just updated ours LOL
Before signing off for this blog I might remind all in Blogland: DO NOT STEP ON YOUR CELL PHONE BEFORE LEAVING FOR VACATION!!  LOL
I did get a new one Sunday afternoon, so I'm back in the talking/texting business
Inky Hugs


  1. Love your card. I'm sure it is gorgeous with all that silver.

  2. Great card - I enlarged it and the embossing on the reindeer is beautiful. Sounds like a marathon trip with all the catering and kids ... and now you're off again - wow!

  3. Thank you for such supportive and lovely comments on my Blog.
    Oh this is so elegant and I love the Gesso covered with silver. Breathtakingly beautiful.
    Great photos but as for the phone - ouch!

  4. REALLY pretty card! Have a wonderful trip and lots of fun with the little ones!

  5. What a gorgeous treatment of your reindeer! Hope you have a great time visiting with the birthday girl.

  6. Your reindeer is gorgeous! I love the silver! What a great way to do up Thanksgiving! Looks like the little one is sleeping off the Turkey! Enjoy the weekend!

  7. That is one Gorgeous Christmas card! So sorry to hear about your cell phone. yikes!
    hugs lynn

  8. Wow! I LOVE what you have done with the EP and snowflakes on the reindeer - a gorgeous card, so festive and elegant!