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A Fancy Flower and a Snowflake

It is so wet in Central Alabama!  The rivers and creeks are overflowing and flooding houses and buildings, and a road near here even collapsed.  We are lucky that our house is up high, but the back part of our property is super wet and if we get much more rain our catfish pond will overflow and our fish will swim away.  There are three ponds in our neighborhood, and one year they all overflowed.  Some of the big bass from our neighbor's pond came ove,r and you never knew what you were going to catch out of our pond.  Now that year end is over at work and Christmas has passed, I am hoping to get more time to visit my blog friends and create more.  It has been really tough keeping up in the last month.  I have been drawn to CAS or crazy involved cards lately - no inbetween! Here is a CAS card I made with the new Medium Filigree Snowflake and Warm Thoughts 1 Line Greeting.   This card was super easy and fast!  Just a bit of sponging with some torn paper towel and it was done.

A Fun Christmas Wreath

Tis' the Season is the name of the DRS Designs Challenge this week - use your Winter, Christmas, or New Years images.  I went with Christmas doing a wreath made out of the Triple Holly image and the Joy to You Christmas Greeting.  This took a little extra time to color and cut out, but it was very relaxing and I like how my sponging came out  (I colored the leaves by sponging different colors of green TH Distress Ink).  .  Hope you have a wonderful Christmas! I am also entering this in these challenges: Tuesday Morning Sketches - Anything Goes Pile It On - Christmas/Winter Fresh Brewed - Anything Goes Christmas A snowflakes Promise - Christmas/Winter Hugaz!

Is Brown a Christmas Color?

DRS Designs is sponsoring the Tuesday Morning Sketches Challenge this week - it is their last sketch challenge of 2015.  Since DRS is sponsoring, I wanted to play along.  I only had a few minutes so I did a really quick card. I started with all White paper and stamped the Wood Grain Background  image on one of my sketch panels and the Small Merry Christmas Greeting on the next smallest panel.  I added a few sugar glitter coated wooden snowflakes from SU!, sponged my wood grain bg with TH Walnut Stain and embossed the main bg panel with the SU! Woodgrain EF.  I loved making a brown Christmas card. This sketch is super easy to play with so I encourage you to play.  If you win, you get a $10 gift card from DRS Designs. Hugz

Christmas Card Catch Up!

Is it just me or is Christmas coming at us faster every year?  Seems like I was in the stores in August wondering why there were so many Christmas things and I turned around and there are only a few days left!  I have a bit over half of my presents purchased.  I just got my tree up last week (had to do that before Bunco night or people would worry about me - lol).  I am running super far behind! Sadly, I haven't sent out cards and haven't made very many either. Needless to say, I am trying to catch up on some Christmas cards fast! Here are a douple.  The first one is for the DRS Designs Gold and Silver challenge this week - still runs until Wednesday if you want to play too.  I used the DRS Designs Christmas Especially to you greeting . My die cuts are from SU!  I did the sentiment in silver embossing powder and added silver glitter for my snow effect. The current Paper A La Mode challenge is Christmas and the sponsor is My Besties.  I used this darling Lil Angel Win