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Wednesday, March 12, 2014

a WOYWW Jingle Belles Festive Friday adventure

I woke up this morning with the same earache, stuffy/runny nose and scratchy throat that kept me home yesterday.  After I was showered and dressed I realized that I was just sick enough to be miserable and only marginally productive, so I stayed home, reluctantly, again.  I took a photo of my workspace and went to work on the final project for tomorrow's Wacky Watercooler Blog Hop:
It's kind of dominated by ATCs that I've been making; I still need three more.  Finished ones at the far left, stamp at the upper right corner of the pad of grid paper, and the sunburst mask I used for the latest one.  On the grid paper are the ink pads and a mask for that last blog hop project - you can see it here tomorrow at 9pm EDT!  A few leftover Hexagon Hive bits that may be useful eventually, some framelits and printed samples at the far right.  There's a blank canvas and easel that were too small for the project I had in mind, but they'll be used for something someday.  You can also see a canvas in the window - it's one my daughter painted when she was first learning to paint by copying famous artists.  He never got his wings, but he always makes me smile.

After I finished that, I logged on at the computer.  Thinking that a Christmas card project would help me feel better, I checked some challenge blogs - and what to my wondering eyes should appear {heh} but a  card I made last week named as a shooting star at 'Tis the Season!  That totally made me feel better! 

I took it as a "sign" that I needed to use that sweet Jingle Belles sketch one more time for the Festive Friday- inspired gingerbread and holly card that's been bouncing around my brain all week:
stamp sets - Scentsational Season (retired), Christmas messages; ink - Chocolate Chip, Versamark; Stampin' Write marker - Versamark; Stampin' Emboss powder - clear, white; card stock - Cherry Cobbler, Chocolate Chip, Wild Wasabi; designer series paper - Holly Berry Bouquet; 3/4" chevron ribbon - Chery Cobbler; Big Shot with Scentsational Season (retired) and Oval Collection framelits; Stampin' Dimensionals
I'm feeling quite a bit better, now and looking forward to getting back to my other desk and computer tomorrow, but I'll be back here in the evening for the blog hop - please stop by again, won't you?


lauren bergold said...

ooooooooooooh! what a treat to get a second totally FAB jingle belles sketch card AND a glimpse into your workspace, that is sooooooooooo COOL!!! as for the card, i love the way you've played with the shapes and proportions! "oh what fun" sums it up perfectly, thank you for handing me that awesome line!!! :)

SmilynStef said...

Hope your sniffles have flown the coop and you're feeling better ... love that sweet little gingerbread man ... so very glad you got sketchy with us at jingle belles.

Julia Dunnit said...

Cute card, congrats on being the shooting star, I totally understand why it cheered you up! I love the picture on your window ledge!

Anonymous said...

You look very organized this week. :-) I like the design of your Christmas card! Happy WOYWW on Thursday! ~ Laura #14

505whimsygirl said...

Hi Kathe,

I'm glad you are feeling better. Sometimes our bodies just tell us to take a break - and we really need to listen!

Congrats on being noticed at 'Tis the Season. Very cool. Your latest Christmas card is too cute!

I honestly thought I'd be by sooner but better late than never!

Happy belated WOYWW
Kay (23)

Ardyth Percy-Robb said...

Definitely a fun card - love the little cookie and his happy face! Thanks so much for joining us at Festive Friday!

Robyn Oliver said...

Hi Kathe, I decided to have a late week snoop around some WOYWW blogs because I missed heaps this last week and have some time now. Glad you're feeling lots better now you've had a 'big pat on the back' for your lovely Christmas card (I checked it out - very nice) Neat desk!!Cheers RobynO#24