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Thursday, December 10, 2009

It's All About Time

Have you ever debated with yourself about whether or not to keep blogging? I love doing it, but lately, between work and home life, I have been so busy that I've hardly visited my own blog let alone all of yours. I feel so terrible that I haven't had the time to do so because I do enjoy being inspired by your creativity, as well as giving comments that I know we all cherish. I keep telling myself to hang in there; that this, too, shall pass and things will slow down.

In any event, I have a couple items to share today. One is from a card I uploaded to SCS yesterday for the sketch challenge (and, again, didn't have time to get uploaded to my blog). My friend Cindy (YLM) had sent me a few of these Penny Black snowman images about a year ago, and I've been hoarding this last image. I just love him with his cozy scarf and hat. I drew the lines to create the pattern in his scarf and added dots to the rim of his hat. Isn't he a cutie that you'd just love to snuggle? Hee!




and the other card I made is this 4 1/4" x 4 1/4" square thank-you note I made for a co-worker. Gina K has a tutorial on Stamp TV on how to make matching envelopes for these square cards. I used my Ridinghood Red striped dp for the envelope. It was so easy peasy to make, too!



I used my Twinkling H20s to color the coffee bag and cup. I love this rich red in the Twinkling H20s called Jasper Red. It looks magnificent with Ridinghood Red! This card was also for the CAS challenge that Jen hosts on SCS, which fit my stamping needs perfectly as this is a masculine thank-you card. Well, at least I think it'll pass for masculine.

If you've stopped by today, thank you! I really do appreciate you taking the time out of your busy schedules to see what I've been up to. Tomorrow I hope to share some photos of some gift sets I've been making for a customer (another thing that has kept me busy and away from my blog....but is a little more lucrative...snort!) I wonder what time it is.....


12 comments:

Pat (mspfd) said...

Super fantastic! Luv your snowman and your fabulous coffee bean cards. The colors, fun, fun images and sentiments are the best!

Cook22 said...

So you found out who made the stamp! Well for sure, even if it's retired, Dick at HM Stamps has an agreement with PB that he can supply all their old retired stamps too, just without the decal.
The coffee card definitely passes as masculine - I'd give it to DH, anyway. And the coffee beans, too, LOL.
Know what you mean about the time - man, roll on Christmas holidays. But I've managed to blog more this week than for the last month.

Julia Aston said...

I know EXACTLY what you mean about not enough time Charlene!!! I just spread a little here and a little there! LOL!!

what fun cards you have today! I love that snowman with his plaid scarf and hat - and I can just smell those beans on the coffee card!! Yum!

StampOwl said...

love them both Charlene

Stamp Talk with Tosh said...

As for blogging...yes I get overwhelmed at times. I just do what I can.

Now, the cards....love that chubby little guy!! What a cutie Bert!! And your coffee card is just so warm and cozy. Wish we lived closer so we could share a cup of java!!! *sniff*

Stef H (Glitterbabe) said...

oh sweetie, we're all going thru the same thing. it's a busy time of year. and your cards are still gorgeous.

i wish you a truly blessed and marvelous holiday. thank you for your wonderful comments and support and i look forward to another year of friendship - and gorgeous cards!!!!

hugs,

Joanne (jojot) said...

so......take a deep breath....get a cuppa whatever and sit and enjoy....or sleep...whatever it is you need....and when the time allows visit us or post to BLOGLAND.....I do understand....sometimes life gets in the way, eh????

anyhooo...busy or not you created two fabulous card....that PB stamp is so warm and fuzzy (for a snowman, that is...lol) and the second such a nice personalized ty for your friend

hugs to you, my dear friend...I can feel the stress from here....so sit back and relax.....we'll still be here for ya...

luv
JoJo

Francie G. said...

I feel your pain, Charlene! I have been neglecting my blog and haven't had tome to post comments on others! Hang in there, GF!

Love that sweet snowman and your beautiful card and envelope! Hugs, Fran!

Traci M said...

Charlene, no matter how many hours are in a day I still find mine sometimes gone too quickly. It is just a matter of priority.
Today I did a little bit of a lot of things and now am playing on my computer...
but blog or not, it can be short and sweet like this one and still be so cool to see what you're up to. It's just a way to stay connected.
So Joanne is right take a break if you need to and will be here when you get back!
Hugs dear friend, and love the cards and wish I could have a cuppa coffee about now. Maybe I'll just head to bed instead and dream about it. :)

Lynnor Goodwin said...

One of my very favorite snowman images...good to see him used this year! So cute!!!

Cindy Haffner said...

These are FABULOUS Charlene I love them. Hugs Cindy

Connie M. said...

love these wonderful cards, Charlene!! Both are just so fun!

I know what you mean about blogging...you must keep going...I love coming hear and seeing what you have...just post when you can...that is all any of us can ask of ourselves! Hugs!