Monday, December 8, 2008

The PLAGUE strikes AGAIN!!!!

It is never-ending! I swear! What and Who is it this time??? Michaela and Riley went to the Dr. today and what started off as just colds has now manifested itself into infections of all kinds. Michaela has an upper respiratory infection and an ear infection bordering on double ear infection. Riley just got off his anti-biotic for the strep infection in his sinuses 3 days ago and is back on another today for yet another sinus infection bordering on the start of bronchitis. They are both on augmentin for the next 10 days! Soooo....hopefully now that all 3 of them are on anti-biotics now, that will mean the end of "the plague" in my house. (Well, hopefully for a little while anyway!)
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Dr. said they are most likely fighting the same germ just at different stages. Thank You dear loving daughter of mine for not covering your mouth the 100,000x's I have told you to and coughing your bubonic germs all over my house! Guess I bought the mask to late! She was really mad at me for making her wear it, but you know what? She covers her mouth now!
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So anyway, the kids are on quarantine in the house until Wednesday. Thank goodness hubby will be home too, to help me keep my sanity through this!
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On a lighter note...here are a couple more Christmas cards that I would like to share with you. Until next time...may you and yours stay healthy and plague free! Tis the season!!!
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A super simple 'Season's Greetings...
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This card uses... CTMH's Everlasting Creative Basics, Ponderosa Pine CS, White Daisy CS, Bamboo CS, Cranberry CS, Vellum, Sand Paper, Edge Distresser, Cranberry Ink, Peace on Earth stamp set (D1243). Sizzix Snowflake Sizzlit #6. EK Success Adhesive Tag and clear tiles. Martha Stewart Snowflake Punch.
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Happy Holidays...
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This card uses... Ponderosa Pine CS, Cranberry CS, Ink: Cranberry, Ponderosa Pine, Chocolate. White Embossing Powder, Playful Caps (D1013), Playful Lowercase (C1079), Cranberry Grosgrain Ribbon, Pewter brads. Sizzix Holly & Berries. Background paper was made using technique in last post.
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TECHNIQUE ~ To make the 'snow'...ink the edges of white daisy CS with Versa Mark ink. Pour white embossing powder over where you inked, tap off and heat w/ heat gun till powder melts. After powder melts and cools, ink with chocolate ink pad in a sweeping motion to simulate the look of wood grain.
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A less than 5-minute NOEL...
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This card uses... CTMH Baroque Alpha (E1006), Cranberry CS & ink, Ponderosa Pine CS, New England Ivy ink, Cranberry Grosgrain Ribbon. Bell from AcMoore button pack.
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How to ~ Stamp Baroque Alpha to spell NOEL on White Daisy CS. Cut out in 1 1/2" squares. Mount on 1 3/4" CS squares. Place on card in window pattern. Cut 1/2" band of Ponderosa Pine CS strip, add ribbon, apply to card and you are done!
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Less than 5-minutes till JOY for you...
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This card uses... CTMH's Everlasting Creative Basics and Level 2 paper pack, Baroque Alpha, Corner Rounder/Scallop Maker punch, 1/8" hole punch, Ponderosa Pine ink, Cranberry CS, Ponderosa Pine CS.
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How to ~ Cut 2 1/2" x 7" piece of striped paper, apply to top of card. Cut 2 1/2" x 7" piece of red paper, apply to bottom of card. Make scallops with punch and add holes. Cut 1/2" strip of Ponderosa Pine CS and apply to center of card. Stamp JOY using Baroque Alpha. Cut out in 1 1/2" squares, mount on 1 3/4" squares of Cranberry CS. Apply over Ponderosa Pine strip in center of card evenly spaced and you are done! These would be super easy to mass produce!
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Thanks for stopping by!

2 comments:

KanataNewf said...

I love these cards! So simple yet elegant. Hope everyone is feeling better real soon!

Sara said...

I hope everyone in your house is feeling better very soon. The cards you made are adorable!