Sunday, October 20, 2013

Christmas at Sweet Stampin

Well so much for my hopes of getting a blog post up on the 5th! It's the 20th today and I haven't posted all month. Life has been a wee bit of a whirlwind.

The first weekend in October I was in Parksville for Scrapbookin' Adventures 7th Anniversary event. It ws a Friday evening and all day Saturday. My dear mother has been treating me to it since the beginning, as the event is always in early October and my birthday is at the end of the month. The last few (3? or 4?) years the highlight of the event has been that it's a fundraiser to support BC Children's Hospital/BC Crops for Kids, and the fact that we do a really fun, 20 layout, Use Your Own Product workshop. The neat thing about the workshop is it suits a range of scrappers and skill levels. I am at the point where I completely stray from the sketches sometimes. I have layouts done from the event to share as soon as I can decide on a good place to photograph them.

It turns out I'm NOT moving across the hall. My apartment isn't suitable for the new tenant; the one I wanted has certain features that she needs more than me. I am getting laminate to replace my carpeting, though, and they are going to paint my place. It's all good. To be honest, as much as I was looking forward to the outside entrance, I was NOT looking forward to packing up my stuff. Though sadly, since they're painting and ripping out carpet, I suppose I'll still have to do that. Thank goodness I have wonderful friends who will help me.

We had a lovely Thanksgiving dinner on the 13th. Mom made a great turkey and then we played Dominoes. We all lost to the teenager again. She sits so quietly and all the while she's clearly plotting how to get us off our game. ;)

That's enough blathering for today. I'm sure you'd rather see a card! I found the kit for this set of Christmas cards when I was cleaning out my craft drawers and I decided I would work on it first, since it fits Christmas At Sweet Stampin' Challenge - Cards for Men

Card Details - All products SU
Stamps  Season of Joy
Cardstock - Whisper White, Old Olive, Early Espresso
Ink: Early Espresso, Old Olive
DSP: Christmas Lodge?
Other: Brads, seam binding


Just Me said...

Very nice cards. I read somewhere not say "nice card" cause that doesn't really tell anything. So... I like that the cards are simple and that you used different DPs on them.

Winnie said...

Glad you had a nice Thanksgiving! I know I am going to my sister in the evening of Thanksgiving and she has 4 kids and we all play games together and yes, they beat me often. So fun! Your Christmas card is lovely, great layout and colors and the checked paper is a great touch.

Dawn said...

These are beautiful. A wonderful design and the papers are perfect for masculine cards. Thanks so much for joining in at Christmas at Sweet Stampin. Hugs, Dawn

Rachel said...

Fab card, I love your stamping.

Thank you for sharing with us at Christmas at Sweet Stampin this month, Wedgie xxx

Marcy said...

What a fun find! Your Christmas cards are so pretty!

@JoyceCasaldi said...

Hope the apartment stuff works out quickly for you.
Great holiday cards!

Margaret said...

Sounds like you had a wonderful time at the Scrapbook retreat. Happy Belated Thanksgiving. We'll be celebrating here in about a month. And Happy Birthday! Something we share. I'm also an October birthday girl.

Love your Christmas cards. They are just so elegant looking.

Sarah Souza said...

Great layout! So easy to mass produce when you need all of the cards in December!

Dell said...

These are just beautiful!

kel Acopan said...

Really pretty Tania! I like the simple layouts on them!!

lovies, =o) kel

Jeanette (Forest Ranger) said...

These are such pretty cards. Love the layout you used and the pretty tree. Very nice!

MiamiKel said...

Super pretty holiday cards! I love this color combination! They looks so rustic and elegant :)

Kristie said...

Great card design and perfect for a male (I work with 3 of them!). I think I might have that tree stamp somewhere, I'll have to look.

Sounds like the scrapbook event was a success, looking forward to seeing your pages. I always have a hard time trying to photograph mine too.

Glad you had a nice holiday as well. I am looking forward to our Thanksgiving in a few weeks. Our first holiday meal with my little nephew!