Saturday, January 2, 2010

hello? is this thing on?

Oh MY! It's been a while! The past two weeks have been a BLUR. Christmas is enough chaos in itself, along with a trip to the mountains. . . .but add in the death of a grandfather, and another grandfather in the hospital, and family plans that changed, then changed again - its been CRAZY. New Years Eve came and went, with me asleep at 9:30pm. (I think it was 5:00 in the evening before I even REALIZED it was New Years Eve . . .pretty pitiful!!!)
But now we are home, trying to regroup, and look ahead to 2010, hoping for some calm and peace.
January also brings a new stamp set from The {Stamps} of Life, a birthday set this month! (Remember how I was guest designing with them? Well Stephanie asked me to stay! Hooray!!!) I used My Mind's Eye patterned paper on this card, and I fought the urge to add bling and ribbon. I am trying to make some cute cards that DON'T require extra postage!!!!! As if 44 cents to mail a card isn't enough. . .extra postage for ribbon, bling, and foam tape makes me crazy!

So, hopefully I'm back on the blogging train now, trying to get back in the routine of real life, cleaning up the Christmas chaos that was left behind as we headed out on vacation, playing serious CATCH-UP, and looking forward to a NEW YEAR.

Happy New Year to each of you!!!!


Frogs-n-Butterflies said...

Very cute! The color scheme really pops! Happy New Year! :)

Gloria said...

Love all the polka dots!!!

Kristie said...

This is so cute! I love all the fun colors.

Jen said...

Cute card. Glad you survived the crazy holidays and congrats on being asked to stay on at Stamps of Life.

Jodi C. said...

This card is great Laura!! So sorry to hear of your loss and I hope your the other grandfather is on the mend!! I totally understand about New Years, this is the 1st year we stayed awake since my daughter was born...9 years ago.

Happy New Year!!!

Lynn said...

I love this card, and I have to agree with you that some of the recent cards that are being made are way over the top as far as embellishments go. The cost of these cards has become outrageous and I think, like you, that we need to get back to more simple cards. Have a very Happy New Year.

TheresainMS said...

My sympathies on your loss. Sounds like a crazy ride at your place! Hope the New Year shows you some peace and time for creativity!

Danni said...

Such a fun card!! Very cute!

Lea L. said...

Very cute Laura!! Love the font of the sentiment!