Thursday, December 1, 2016

I'm back. I don't know if that is a threat or promise but I'm here. It has taken several days to get back to normal. We had a great time at a great place. The cabin was plenty big enough for all of our family. They have remodeled the kitchen so we had enough room to make our Thanksgiving meal. We were up late every night and this old body isn't used to that. We got home Sunday afternoon, I unpacked the leftover food and Molly and I slept most of Sunday afternoon and nine hours Sunday night! She was so good and got so much attention from the grands. I have caught up on the laundry and did all my errands yesterday. I got some Christmas shopping done on cyber Monday.

My heart goes out to all those in Tennessee with the fires. That is where our family stayed several years ago on our family trip. Also to those in the path of the tornados in the south. Our weather has been all over the place, warm and cozy one day and cold the next.

Here is a Christmas card I made in a class this year. It is an easel card and I'm not sure what happened to its bottom where it got wavy. I have to get myself back in the groove of cardmaking. I made so many for Halloween and Thanksgiving and then just stopped to get ready for the trip. I'm hoping my mojo comes back into town today. Not that much time left. Be kind to one another.





11 comments:

  1. This is so pretty and festive, Brenda! I love the combination of the plaid, white ribbon and that gorgeous glitterly poinsettia!

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  2. Oh...mojo doesn't stay away too long, probably hiding behind the couch...lol. Cute card, almost looks like a hoop with the embroidered poinsettia on it. Like the way it folds. Glad you have a great Thanksgiving with family.

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  3. I'm glad you had a wonderful time with your family, Brenda, and a great Thanksgiving!! Your card is stunning!! I love the beautiful poinsettia and the easel design!! It looks amazing!! Have a great day!! Big hugs :)

    Lisa
    A Mermaid's Crafts

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  4. Glad you have gotten rested up from all your fun. So happy that all of you were able to enjoy your time together and that Molly handled all the extra people around her. Your card is lovely, and I like the white poinsettia stem against that rich red. The plaid background looks so nice with the solid colors, and I bet if you put something heavy over the bottom, it will flatten. My cards do that too sometimes. Good job on the easel technique too. Take care, TFS & Hugs.

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  5. Pretty colors....love the plaid. Glad you had a great Thanksgiving. I started getting sick on Thanksgiving day and am just now starting to feel better. It has been a long week. lol

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  6. Such a lovely easel card, and how lovely to have had such a fun time with the family xxx

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  7. Glad you had a good family time for Thanksgiving! Bet you & Molly were glad to be home, though. Beautiful poinsettia card! Bet your mojo is back in a flash, my friend!

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  8. Glad to hear you got back safe and sound and had a lovely trip. I love the tartan on your easel card. It looks lovely with the red/dark pink. There is a wretched Elf over on my blog. hugs Mrs A.

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  9. I hav yet to make an easel card!! What?? Tis true! Your card is so festive with the pretty papers! So glad you had a wonderful Thanksgiving with all the family...how fun to rent a house and all be together!! DH and I had a very quiet Thanksgiving day, even went out to eat! Then on Sunday we celebrated with the family...I cooked the turkey, dressing and gravy at my house, then walked it over to my daughters where we all met for our dinner! There were 15 of us and we had a great time, good food and wonderful conversations! My dad, 95, was there too! I will be looking forward to your Christmas cards!! Heart Hugs, friend!

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  10. Such a pretty card Brenda. So glad you had such a good time with your family.

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  11. Your card is beautiful, Brenda, even with its wavy bottom! I mean, who doesn't have a wavy bottom?! I'm so glad you had a lovely family Thanksgiving at the cabin!! Love and hugs, Darnell

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