Thursday, July 14, 2011

cheers..one day late..kinda

Hello!  Thursday...and a Christmas card?


Perhaps you don't notice that I typically play along with the gals over at jingle belles every Wednesday...it is one challenge that I've been able to keep up with on a weekly basis.  I actually had my card done on Tuesday night, it was even photog'd but that's it..nothing else...to me it is everything else that takes so long...photo editing...writing up the post....formatting...formatting...formatting...more photo editing:)

So anywho's, the gals over at jingle belles theme was 


You were to create a card using scraps..if you've been following me, you know that last november I dedicated the month to Cosmo Cricket Mitten Weather...can you believe I still have some paper left?    One of my FAV designs from that collection is the red holly one...I had about exactly the strip that I have on my card:)  Strips are a great way to use leftovers from those 6x6 cut-a-ways {is that a word?}...

**birthday celebration**

One of our latest birthday traditions that we've been enjoying is Benihana...if you haven't been, it's totally worth it.  We always enjoy ourselves and the food is pretty good:)

**where does the time go**

I can't seem to get ahead in stuff...I've been perpetually behind on my reader and **gasp** I still need to cast my Gallery Idol vote...sooooooo difficult to pick, all you ladies did a fabulous job!  So, I'm going to try to change up my scheduling {yeah, yeah, I say that alot but I still blog and blurf 7 days a week}...but my goal is not to blog and blurf 7 days a week...so if I go MIA, you'll know why...

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  1. I can't believe you have some of that paper left! You made so many cards with it and they were all so layered. This one is really cute!

    Oh yea, that GI thing. I'd better go vote, too. Hah! I was probably the first vote they got!

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  2. Love your card! I love the mix of papers! :)

    I try to go off-grid on weekends to recharge otherwise I might go crazy.

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  3. I like the strips and how the Santa embellie pops off of it.

    I finally got around to casting my GI vote but it wasn't easy.

    Love Benihana! We had a Beninhana-type restaurant here years ago which we went to for all our special occasions. so sad it is no longer. :(

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  4. Now I SUPER know you're sucha great hoarder!!! I can't believe you still have those PP to create another CARD(I thought you made a ton!!)... I love the card its gorgeous...Sista!!!

    As for me ...of late... I stop playing with challenges!! hugs...xoxo

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  5. Gorgeous card it turned out to be! Love the way you used your scraps of that gorgeous collection!!
    I've taking the blogging and blurfing a whole lot slower lately (had to). Miss it very much though. Lost contact with a lot of people because of that. :( But I completely understand your struggle!

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  6. Shoot.... I can see any photos after adorable Santa card... I have tried refreshing to no avail... I am sure its on my end... but wanted you to know why I wasn't commenting on more than just the CUTE JB card! And PS... yes, photo editing is the hardest! lol! :):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):)

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  7. Super adorable! I can relate, I feel like I am going backwards. On top of that I had the worst sleep, have to keep going to the chiropractor, and it's raining outside - boo hoo on me, right LOL??

    Deanne :)

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  8. What a totally adorable card, Amy! I just love those paper strips. This is such a perfect way to use up scraps. Love the stitching and love the Santa, too. You are so smart to be working on your holiday cards. I tell myself to do that....but can never get in the mood.

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  9. So cute, Amy! I love how you used those leftover cut-away strips. :)

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  10. duuuuuuuuude i'm so gonna miss the MITTEN WEATHER when it is gone, but i know whatever comes next will be equally AWESOME in your capable xmassy hands! ♥LOVING♥ this card... love how you can pare down to pure simplicity and have it be ♥FAB♥! pleeeeease can ya teach me??!?! (ps i know i said most of that on flickr but it looks even better here!!!) :)

    ps: BENIHANA!!!!!! you have no idea how much i miss food that you actually CHEW!!! :)

    pss: i don't really *BELIEVE* you will stick to a lesser schedule with time for yourself and a little relaxin' built in... but it *IS* a great idea and i support your effort! :) :) :) (i could give YOU lessons in slacking and bein' selfish in exchange for the C&S if ya want, lol!) :)

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  11. i thought that santa looked a little cosmo cricket-y! love your card

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  12. great christmas card and I too love that CC papers.
    Good for you taking a little bloggie break. 7 days a week of blurfing is a lot for anyone.

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  13. So fun! I love Christmas in July.

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  14. I love your Christmas scrappy card, Amy! Love those papers. Unfortunately I could be making cards until Christmas with just scraps!!!I always say, you can make up any word you want, because that is how we got a dictionary, anyway! Sorry if your not here 24-7 but totally understand. I don't know how you do it anyway as you work a full time job, are a full time mom, and still need some down time! go girl, enjoy your time off from blogging. We will all still be here for you when you are!

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  15. Adorable card, love that Santa!! Great idea to have a leftovers challenge! That Idol voting was tough, right?!

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  16. What a gorgeous card Amy.

    Hugs Riet.xx

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  17. What a sweet little card, Amy!

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  18. What a sweet and festive card.

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  19. LOL you must have bought a truck load of the Cosmo Cricket paper Amy! Great card and fabulous way to use scraps.

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  20. super fun use of scraps girl :)

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  21. You can do it, you can do it! Fun card.

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  22. I love this adorable holiday card! I wish I could be motivated to make Christmas cards in July. LOL I think you deserve a little break, Amy! Enjoy the summer, enjoy life!!

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  23. Before you know it - the holiday's will be upon us again - and you will be ready Amy. Great use of the scraps - I remember Cosmo month fondly :)
    I'm terribly behind on my reading too - you work so hard on your blog & you always have a friendly comment for everyone. You must only sleep 3 hours a night!

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  24. How fun Amy! Love the mix of patterned paper and little tag!

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  25. That cute Santa face made me smile. :)

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  26. the schedule you kepp is kra-zy!!! glad you are giving yourself a break. i'm a VERY sporatic blogger but yes, i would have been woried about you if i didn't see your posts daily!
    love the pretty strips of the PP for your holiday card! you are SO set this year for christmas!

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  27. You ARE my Christmas SHE-ro! My goal should be to make as many Christmas cards with that elements sheet as possible... Too bad I have like 10 sheets! LOL! Thanks for the WONDERFUL inspiration, as always!

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  28. fabulous use of the scraps! such a fun and festive holiday card! love love it! totally understand your decision. i gave up on my reader a long time ago. LOL! now i just try to visit everyone that has left me a comment. that left me more time to create and spent time with family. =)

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  29. Ohhh, totally wonderful. Beautiful papers!!! :)

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  30. Oh I have noticed that you usually play along...I have been thinking that you will be all set for Christmas by October, while I on the other hand will be crying in December!!!

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  31. this is so cute Amy!! love the strips if PPs for the background and the lil santa right down the middle! so cute!! :)

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  32. Yes, I noticed! And I love your Christmas cards, especially this whimsical card! I don't know how you keep up with so many blogs, Amy! You have commented on my blog more than any other single person, and I am so glad to have you as my friend! If you need to take a day off every now and then, don't worry, we'll be waitin' for ya when ya get back!

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Cheers,
~amy~