Sunday, December 8, 2013

Day 7!

I know this post is going to read as though it's Sunday, but I started typing it on Saturday before midnight. The same thing happened Friday evening. I've been up and doing things later at night so I haven't made it to the computer early enough to hit send before midnight.

Tonight we had our cookie exchange. Wonder of wonders, the last batch of cookies I made turned out great. In fact the day was so successful that I was able to have a lovely visit with a friend from out of town, go to the store and get new bags for the cookies (and these ones managed to NOT fall apart!), and make devilled eggs for our party tonight. Everyone brought appies to share. Our group of 9 became 7, but that's ok. It was lots of fun! Laughter, friendship and fine food was shared by all.

Tonight's card doesn't use any Stampin' Up products. everything is from Close To My Heart. A group of us get together periodically and the place we normally get together wasn't available, so we met here in my common room. As we were doing 20 cards and we had a limited amount of time, I made one of each saved one... I put this one together for the challenge. The original design doesn't round all the corners. Admittedly, it might be a wee bit more masculine had I not done that, but I was trying to alternate and got messed up, so I had to do them all to fix it. That's also the reason I had to use the pink side of that top panel; if I had laid it the way I had originally intended the pattern would've been wonky. 

I am entering this card in a challenge I found today:

Operation Write Home: Masculine Themed Cards


Margaret said...

Glad that you had a nice get together with your friends.

You did a great job with the card. I find it so hard to do masculine types.

Winnie said...

Sounds like a perfect evening! I have always wanted to have a cookie exchange! I never think of it in time to plan one. Thanks for sharing, and I will add this to my calendar to try next year. I love cookies and baking. Your card turned out awesome too. Love the shape of each shape with the colors they are perfect for a masculine feel!

Dell said...

Beautiful card and those cookies look wonderful! Looks like you had a fabulous time.