Monday, October 15, 2012

Making Christmas happen

Good morning! 

Well, today is the day that we are going to find out if mom's drain tubes will be coming out and we are all so excited for that possibility. So I'm keeping my fingers crossed that she will be back home and unencumbered by the end of the week. :)
Getting her back home will be a big step to everything settling down and returning to normal, which I have to say I've been so ready for. Lately I've been really itching to create more than I have in quite awhile. It's a constant ache to get into my crafty room and just play with some of the new goodies that are totally inspiring me. It's a good feeling to have because to be honest I had lost my mojo for a time and wasn't sure when/if it would return. Now I can officially say that the desire is back and the ideas are churning, all I need now is the time. That and a clean crafty room, which is still not quite a reality. But when is it ever? LOL

In the meantime, I have this card that I made for the ATS previews at the beginning of the month and kinda sorta forgot to post here... oops! It features the new and super cute Santa Lula who has quickly become a new fave. She's a simple image that makes it easy to pair her up with a variety of different papers. This time I went with some fun Imaginisce papers because I really wanted to fussy cut that little Rudolph out to got with Lula. Yes, I've missed a lot of crafting time but I am anxious to dive into Christmas cards after working on this last release. :)

Alrighty, time for me to scoot... I'll let y'all know how things go as soon as I can.
Supply list:
cardstock- Bazzill and Copic X-Press It
paper- Imaginisce (Christmas Cheer)
stamps- CC Designs (Santa Lula and Funny Christmas Sayings sentiment)
ink- Memento tuxedo black, Colorbox Creamy Brown
CC Designs Fairwee Tiny Scallop Border die
Divine Twine
Copic markers:
skin- E000, E00, E11, R00, R20
hair- YR21, YR23, YR24, YR27
clothes- R05, E09, E19, E18, YG00, YG03, YG67, E43, E44, E47, E81, W00, Y35, Y38, Y26


Heidi Brawley said...

AWE your card is super cute!! I love imaginisce paper too!!!
Prayers still out for your mom and your family.

Marianne said...

Oh, Amy, this is such an adorable card and image.
Fingers crossed your mom's drains will come out out for good. That will no doubt be such an enormous relief for all of you and another milestone that will get your mum back to "normal" life.
Big cyber hugs,
Marianne x

WickedPixie said...

Best wishes for you and your mom! Your card is adorable and beautiful, as always! :-)Traci

Pöydän kulmalla näpertelijä said...

So sweet!

Larisa said...

Very bright job! Love this image! the card is fantastic!!!

Nancy Thomas said...

So pretty and Christmas colorful! I hope you get great news about your mom today.

Lisa said...

Super cute! I'm totally in awe of your shading in the folds and pleats of clothing.

Best of luck with your mom!

Julie D. Richards said...

Love this card. Wishes for your moms continued recovery.

Anja said...

Such a cute card, Amy! The image is colored beautifully and I love the papers and the little Rudolph! Best wishes for you and your mom, hope she will be back home, soon!
Hugs, Anja

Lau W said...

Oh fingers cross for your mom !!
This card is so nice, love the vibrant colors of Christmas, so cute images !

Rhonda Miller said...

This is so cute.

Holly AKA KopyKat said...

This is so super cute, love how you cut out the reindeer to use with her, fabulous!

Dangina Martinez said...

So adorable! Love the Reindeer and sentiment.
Hugs, Dangina

Cami said...

Oooohhh Amy, this is so cute and always your coloring is gorgeous! Love that DP you used and that reindeer is so cute, looking up at hear!
I am so happy to hear the good news that soon your Mom will be able to go home!


Loz said...

gorgeous Amy! good luck to your Mum x

Jas said...

Love all the colors and the card is super cute!

Leanne said...

Awedorable Amy! I can't stop looking at all the wonderful details!! Cute! Cute!! Cute!!!
Hope the news is good.

Tina said...

beautiful cards

AtStudioD said...

OMG!! This is card is absolutely stunning!! From the coloring down to the placement of everything. Beautiful!

Thanks for the inspiration.

x0, D

RiNNE said...

stellar card, amy! love the design and the elements.