DYSU #50 & Tuesday Trigger: And a Partridge in a Pear Tree

Friday, December 16, 2011

This has been one crazy week!  Why, you ask?
  • The pilot light went out on our heater last night which made for a super stinkin' chilly start to our day.
  • My big kiddo can't stop yelling at my littlest.
  • My littlest can't stop screaming because she doesn't want to eat a piece of pumpkin bread she just asked for or she doesn't want to help pick up her mess or she has to have a different certain toy in the bathtub or she got another owie or she doesn't like the choices she's given for clothing to wear or she wants to put on the "cuter" undies or she has to paint NOW or... well, I'll spare you the rest.  The list could go on forever!
  • We got another bill reminder in our email.
  • My hubby didn't do something that he promised he would.  Plus, he lost a much-needed gift card.
  • We found out that we have to have family pictures taken with BJ's family at Christmas, when we just had family pictures taken, at his sister's wedding, in February.  And we have to coordinate our clothes none-the-less.
  • There's a rat going freely in and out of our basement, that must have some major radar to maneuver in and out and around all the traps we have set down there.  Ick!
  • Our dog escaped from the backyard... again, but don't worry.  She's back safe and sound now.
  • I forgot that I needed to buy another Christmas gift.
  • Everyone wants us to be here or be there or to see people that we don't hear from all year round just because it's Christmas.
  • Oh!  And we had to spend the money to get Ezekiel new glasses, at the worst possible time of year, because his other ones broke.  He does look awful handsome, though.
Aaah!  The holidays are getting to me, ya'll!  Breathe deep.  I know things could be so much worse.  We're healthy and have a roof over our heads, clothing on our backs, food on the table, and even gifts under the tree.  I just need a weekend to catch up, refresh, relax, and get my sparkle and shine back.
I started this card by machine stitching, with white-threaded, straight stitches, around the edges of a piece of light blue, snowflake, patterned paper, before adhering it to the Basic Gray, cardstock, card face.  I then adhered a strip of white, lace cardstock down the center of the card face; dressed up its center with a strip of silver, glitter tape; and decked out its left side with a length of white seam binding ribbon, which was tied, in a dressy bow, near the top edge of the card face and embellished with a white, crochet flower, which was dressed up with a light blue button, laced with a couple of hemp twine bows.
The bird and nest image was silver embossed on a piece of woodgrain, patterned paper; framed with a piece of Whisper White cardstock, which was also stamped, in Basic Gray ink, with the "MAY YOUR HOLIDAYS sparkle AND shine." sentiment; and adhered, with foam tape, in the center of the card face, just below the embellished bow.
A trio of clear gemstones completes the look.
Inspiration for this card came from Do You Stack Up's Challenge #50: Winter...
and the Tuesday Trigger: And a Partridge in a Pear Tree in the Moxie Fab World.  Obviously the color completely inspired me, but I also LOVED that glittery bird image and knew just the stamp that would attempt do it justice.
I'm hoping to pop back in tomorrow with the completion of a project I've begun, but it's proving to be another busy weekend, so keep your fingers crossed :).  Thanks so much for stopping by, and I promise to come back next week with a better attitude!  Hugs!

{Supplies & Tools}
Stamp: Classic Christmas (Wplus9); Swirly Bird Nest (Stampendous) Paper: Basic Gray & Whisper White (SU); light blue snowflake (My Mind's Eye); woodgrain (Paper Studio); white lace (sei) Ink: Basic Gray (SU); watermark (VersaMark) Other: white thread (Coats & Clark); sewing machine (Janome); white seam binding ribbon (Zipper Stop); white crochet flower & clear gemstones (Paper Studio); light blue button (Harmonie); hemp twine (Creative Impressions); silver glitter tape (Recollections); silver embossing powder (SU); foam tape (Scotch)


Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

Here's a big huge HUGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGG coming your way!!! You poor thing!! I hope all gets better soon!! And loveeeeeeee the card!! The colors are GORGEOUS! :):):):):):):):):):):):):)

Silke Ledlow said...

Jinny, this is one beautiful holiday!!! Thank you for joining us at the DYSU challenge this week! Hang in there and happy holidays to you and your family! ~S~

Lisa Elton said...

Wheeeeew...I'm exhausted now too! Hang in there Jinny, prayers will get you through! Lovely card...as always *wink*!

Lynn said...

This time of year is it so hard to relax! Hang in there Jinny...I'm sure it will get better! And your card is an absolutely beauty...so elegant!

WencheP said...

This is a very pretty card, it's so elegant. Thanks for joining us at Do You Stack Up.


Paper Crafts & Scrapbooking Editor said...

Hey Jinny! Thanks for linking this up to this week's Tuesday Trigger in the Moxie Fab World! I'm so glad you joined in on all the fun! :)

Ren-Yi said...

An absolute beautiful card. I love the sentiment - it's so sweet and you picked out the right accents to make it shine :) Thanks for playing along with us at DYSU.