Wednesday, January 27, 2016

Wintery Thanks and Snowpeople, too!

 Hi there!

Oh golly, it's hard to believe we are at the end of January, 2016! Happy New Year just a tad bit late. I hope it's treating you well so far. Life hasn't slowed down much since our Winter Break ended. From time to time I've managed to get a card or two made, but my computer is giving me fits these days and getting them edited has been problematic. Sometimes just navigating the internet has been an issue as well. I had some time today and edited them all at one time. I hope I don't have any problems posting this. We've tried a couple of fixes, but the issue remains so obviously those weren't actually fixes. Sigh. Gotta love technology.

Anyway, onto the cards. They are copies of cards that I have seen in blogland and liked. I've added my own little tweaks.

Here's the card I copied. (sorry it's so dark, I tried my best to lighten it up)
My tweaks: colored with colored pencils and the pattern paper. I sent this is in the mail and could hear the beads shaking. Wasn't sure if the post office would get all worried at the noise, but it got to the recipient, so all is good. :)

Here's the card that inspired these two cards.

My tweak: I used glitter paper from DCWV. The snowflakes and thanks die-cut are sparkly even if you can't tell in the photos. I softened the stripes big time on the top card. The second one, I was playing around with the color combo for a different card, but I didn't like the end result for that card, so I used it here and felt it worked really well. 

The new year has been pretty good to us. I never mentioned it here on the blog, but my husband got laid off from his job way back in April of last year. Anyway, after all these months, he recently  accepted a job offer. Yay! While he hasn't started just yet, he should be back to work soon.  The girls are as busy as ever. Amy's Winterguard had an evaluation performance last weekend. They got positive and encouraging comments from the judges on their show so far. We also worked Bingo last weekend. Jessica has been busy with clubs and is going to a dinner theater tonight with one of them. This week has been filled with Girl Scout meetings as well. It's always something. This mom is doing her best to keep up! 

That's a very brief update on us. I thank you very much for continuing to stop by from time to time. 
I so appreciate the visit! 

See you again soon!


Sharli Schaitberger said...

Great cards! I love how you did the watercolor backgrounds for those pretty snowflakes!
Awesome news from home, too! Congrats to Steve! Glad to hear the girls are busy helping others and having fun. Yes, it does make for a busy Mom! Good luck with the computer issue; my least favorite type of issue.

Kay Miller said...

Ooooh look at all the beautiful cards you have made!! Yes, the first one did indeed make it to the recipient and she adores it! It is still oh the refrigerator where it will stay until spring! :) Your watercolored snowflake cards are gorgeous! I love the ombre washes! So pretty! So glad that the new year is off to a good start for you and your family! And so glad to see you squeezing in a little card making time! ((Hugs))

Barb said...

Hello my sweet friend! It's always nice to see your posts! I love your cards! The snowman shaker is adorable. You know I'm a big fan of your pencil work. And as usual, you've done an outstanding job. The snowflake cards are just beautiful, Jeanne! Your watercolored backgrounds are dreamy! Sooo pretty!

Glad to hear that hubby will be getting back to work soon. And you and the girls are going to be busy until school lets out! Wow! It's always something! I am glad that you carved out a little time to create and share with us...We miss you!

Have an awesome weekend!
Barb :)

Alanna said...

How fun are these cards? I love how you use Lawn Fawn products. Your little snow family is just too adorable and I love the colors you used. I also love the ombre look to your snowflake cards. Fabulous as always.

cm said...

Hello, sweet Jeanne *waving wildly*! Catching up on your gallery and oh, what a treat this first post is! The, snowmen...and bunnies are delightful beyond words! Darling 'family' scene; the shaker element adds to the charm! As for the next two: swooning over those pretty backgrounds, which are perfect for a falling of glittery, shimmery snowflakes! Thrilled that your husband is embarking on a new job venture; fingers crossed it will be a perfect 'fit' (despite the commute)...