December 15, 2017

Christmas Cards Calling

It has been a long time coming - Christmas cards from me! This is it. Shut the front door, it is happening!

I had been so busy with my mom, then my dad, that I was not able to go on the annual Christmas Card making weekend with my card making girls, for the past two years.   Well, I was able to go this year.

Oh my, good thing I went.  These girls were going a bit crazy.  They needed some reigning in!  {look at me act like I don't fit in!}  Just what I needed three days away, some card making, some good food, some good friends, some shopping, oh okay, we day drank one day - again, reigning them in!

We go to the beach each year.  The rental we used prior was sold, so we have a new place to dwell.  It was awesome!  We rented a lake house at the beach. I know! The best of both worlds, lake and beach. The weekend was in October and a little questionable for weather.  Lucky us, it was perfect out!!!

The lake at morning

The lake at morning 

Our view from the table

I still have a lot of work to do!!!!

Usually, I finish my cards during the weekend.  If I had not chosen 5000 layers, I might have!  Did I mention I have 5 layers on the interior too?  Nuts!!!   Everything is still in the box that I brought it home in.  Aaaahhhh!

I used a Whipper Snapper image that my nice friend Barb sent me to use a few years ago.  It was a fun image.  I did a use what'cha got with the exception of the rhinestones and the ribbon, as I did not have enough of either.  Yay!  There are 50 of these little 'little gems' {insert eye roll} for a total of 700 layers. Nuts!!!

Okay, I have to get going on these.  I cannot wait to see all of the cards this year.  Post what you have.  I wanna see. Looking forward to it!


Jeanette (Forest Ranger) said...

Tami, I am so glad you were able to go on the Christmas Card Making (Reign them in) weekend with the girls! YAY! And I'm thinking, if you hadn't had such gorgeous views (WOW! That lake view is awesome) you might have gotten the cards finished.... but oh how that view needed to be enjoyed!

Not to mention the time consuming 5000 layers. ;)

Barb said...

Tami--the pictures are beautiful! I am glad you had a great weekend. Your cards are too cute--now, about all of those layers!

MiamiKel said...

Aw, Tami - what a sweet post. Im glad you got to go to a little getway and what a gorgeous one it is from the view! That rocking chair looks like home to me! Fun sets of card - that Barb sure is awesome!

Darlene LeTavec said...

Just stopped in to drool over the pictures of the new view and your cards. Mostly I want you to know that I'm smiling about you getting back to your girls weekend away - even if you were the one reigning them in. (is that for real? LOL)
Peace my friend. Even though I've been self-absorbed lately, I think of you often. With great fondness in my heart.