Thursday, October 20, 2011
Framed Holiday Wishes
Hello everyone! I hope you have been enjoying a wonderful week! I must admit this week has been flying by for us... filled with phone calls, trips to unemployment and Social Security offices, reading volumes on health care plans, medicare part B coverage, what it means to be in the donut hole, financial advisors, and on and on! My poor hubby has been working so hard to make the milestone of having our insurance covered into retirement but 11 months before that date... laid off! It has been hard for him and it happened so suddenly that we are finding ourselves with only 10 days to figure out what medical insurance we can pick up for me, what medicare supplements are best for his coverage, and of course trying to figure out what we will actually have to live on! We are falling into bed at night totally exhausted and then hitting it hard and heavy the next morning. My creating time has been almost nil and my mojo is lost somewhere, so it's with that that I share this card. Fortunately I had most of it ready before all this happened, or it might still not have been finished! LOL!
Anyway... enough of that! My card is made with this month's Our Daily Bread designs Elegant Oval Frames and the sentiment is from Christmas Door (a set I really really love!) I stamped the frame with Garden Green and the sentiment with Real Red. The base is Mark's Finest Papers Kraft, then the cream layer is Papertrey Vintage Cream embossed with a snowflake border from Cuttlebug. My panels are cut from dp from BasicGrey Nordic Holiday pad, punched at the bottom with an EK Success punch, and then I stitched around each panel. The ribbon is seam binding tied and I added a sweet little button with some hemp twine. I hope you like this simple little card! It's very doable for mass production (well, maybe not the sewing LOL)!
We continue to wade our way through the shock of being jobless, and all the decisions we need to make quickly.... and we really want to thank all of you who have been praying for us! We feel those prayers and we know God has this all in His hands! We're praying for wisdom and direction... and we know He is in control!!! Soooo thankful for that assurance!!!
I am entering this in the following challenges:
Aud Sentiments Challenge - Use any Sentiment (Winter Theme), Charisma Cardz - Embossing (Heat or Dry),Just For Fun - non-cute - From the Sewing Box or the Bedroom(buttons), Shelly's Images - Anything Goes, Clear It Out! - Use Old Supplies - Trims (my ribbon, twine, CB, blling are all old), Top Tip Tuesday - Layer It, KB Cute Monday - Anything Goes, Lexi's Creations - Just a Sentiment, Make it Monday - always Anything Goes, Paper Playtime - Sentiments PLUS Buttons and Bows, The Outlawz - Sentiment required - Everything Goes, Christmas Inspirations - must be Christmas - Die Cuts or Punches, Stamptacular Sunday - Must use a stamp - Anything Goes
Thanks so much for stopping by and letting me know you were here! Your comments really encourage me!!!