Monday, July 30, 2018

Christmas In July

Hello.  I know I have been quiet.  It has been busy around my house.  School ended and I was all ready to spend some time in my craft room.  What is the saying....You make plans and God laughs.  He was laughing.

My son bought a house in Grand Rapids and moved the last of June.  I went up and spent a week with him.  It was just so much fun. We were busy but I just enjoyed the time.

I came home and it was time to get busy.  My husband was (still is) in the middle of a huge job and didn't have time for paperwork.  I usually help out but I had more than usual.  Then there was the 4th of July. 

I had my routine down.  I was going to get some time in the craft room.  Then it dawned on me I had  two weeks before my son came home for his vacation.  That meant I had a lot to do.  I was moving his old bedroom and making it my craft room.  His new room needed painting.  It took forever to get the other room cleaned out but I did it.  I painted it red and gray.  University of Alabama colors.  It came out amazing.  I just love it. (I will be posting pictures later.) 

The room got finished on Tuesday and he was due Thursday night.  I moved all the furniture and got it all set up.  But that  left a mess in the rest of the house.  I spent Thursday moving things into my new craft room.  I knew it would not be ready for his visit but I had to get started and organize some of the mess.

We had a great visit.  His girlfriend and I even got in my craft room for a little while.  I am still moving things around but I am getting there.  I updated my challenge list on Sunday and I really want to get a few things done this week.

To that end, I ran across this card, I started and never finished.  I thought it would be perfect for several of the Christmas In July challenges.  The little girl/elf is from Bugaboo stamps. I had previously cut all of the circles and I just needed to embossing the background and add all of the gems.

I am using it in the following challenges:
   AudSentiments - Christmas In July
   Crafty Sentiments - Anything Goes
   Die Cutting Divas - Christmas In July
   Crafty Gals - Christmas In July

Well, I am off to fold some clothes and work in the kitchen for a few minutes.  Chat with you again soon.  Have a great afternoon.



  1. Sounds like a pretty darn busy Summer too me!! I hope you can find more craft time in your Schedule!! :) Your card is super cute and I love all the gems.... pretty!!! Have a great week! Thanks for playing along with us over at Die Cuttin' Divas!

    Theresa (DCD DT)

  2. Glad you managed to make some time to craft this cutie!The gems really add to it!Very sweet Christmas card!Thank you for sharing with us at the Crafty Gals Corner!Hope you join us again soon!And enjoy your son's visit!:)

    Kleri DT (My blog)