Saturday, November 7, 2009

Merry Christmas *SFYTT*

I decided to switch gears a bit and start getting ready for the Holidays! I am trying to get a head start, since by the time Christmas rolls around, I might not be feeling like getting things done! I started my Christmas shopping the other day and it felt good to get some fun gifts for family and friends! I love Christmas! I was actually quite surprised and delighted while I was shopping to hear quite a few religious Christmas songs playing over the loud speaker. It really made me stop and think while I was shopping what it is really all about. It is crazy to have Christmas all around, every where this soon. I know that it happens every year, but it still kindof freaks me out. It used to be that Christmas decor, etc. didn't make it's appearance until the day after Thanksgiving. I will still try and throw a few Autumn projects out there, because Autumn is one of my absolute favorite seasons.

I have only used this image from Inkadinkado once, last year, and I used these same papers. I decided to make it easy on myself today and just pull them out and use them again. I rarely use these papers anyway, so it is good to use up some of my stash. I have been waiting all year to use my Martha Stewart snowflake punch again; I didn't get my fill last year, I guess. I colored Frosty using an assortment of Copic and Prismacolor markers. I added some diamond stickles to add a little sparkle and dimension. The sentiments that were included in this stamp set, didn't work well with this layout, so I decided to use one from SU!'s "Many Merry Messages". It is one of my favorite Christmas sentiment sets and I use it quite a bit this time of year.

I decided to create a home spun feel by adding some sewing, buttons and gingham ribbon. I probably won't mail this one out, but rather tuck it in with a gift. The papers are all from SU!. They are a prints pattern pack that was a hostess level from last year, I believe.

I really shouldn't wait a whole week between posts because I feel like I always have a lot to say. A lot has happened since last Saturday; sadly one of the things being that my son's football team lost at the Mini-Bowl last Saturday. They played a good game; the ending score being 14-6. We had a second touch-down, but a penalty was called, so it didn't count. My son was actually okay afterward and not too upset. He had fun trick-or-treating and it was good to have that to take his mind off things. I think my husband and I were more upset than him. It was weird all week to only have to get my daughter to dance in the evening and have the rest open to enjoy together. The tooth fairy has visited us this week, which is always fun. This is the second tooth my daughter has lost, and it is so fun to see the magic in her eyes when she excitedly tells us what the tooth fairy has brought her.

I am feeling quite pregnant these days. I am irritable, crying all the time about random things, tired and well....pregnant. I am getting excited as I see the days turn into weeks and the due date coming up quickly. I love to feel him kicking and moving and wonder what he will be like. I had a dream that he had blonde hair, which I know won't happen since both of my babies have had a full head of Jet-Black hair. I told my little Emma and now every drawing she makes of the baby he has a full head of yellow spikey hair. It is quite cute and I am saving most of the cute drawings she has made. My favorites have been the ones with a big circle in my stomach, the baby in the circle with a heart or two. So cute!!!

It is almost 10:00 a.m. and I better get my family some breakfast! Thanks for fluttering by!

You won't want to miss the other SFYTT designers.
Jen Del Muro and New November Guest Designer
Amy Rohl
Susan Liles and Amy Sheffer,Leigh O' Brien!!!!!


Debra said...

Love this card and I don't think it's too early to post Christmas stuff, mind you, in Canada we've already had Thanksgiving. I hope you can take some time now to put your feet up and relax. I think it's all hormones! I had that too when I was pregnant with my boy.. so take care and relax, maybe you can sit back and watch some movies.

Amy said...

Love the country Christmas look and feel, Kelly--adorable! I'm with you on the religious Christmas nice to be reminded of the real reason for the season!

Amy Sheffer said...

This is adorable, Kelly! Love the combo of papers and colors!! And that gingham ribbon adds such a nice, warm touch! Sorry about your son's football loss :( Don't discount the dream about the blonde hair! My first two were born with really dark hair, but then my third one turned out blonder than blonde. He's 2 1/2 now, so I think it's here to stay :) You never know!! Have a great weekend of R&R!

Roe & Johna W said...

I love the red, white, and blue for Christmas. Great card!

lisa808 said...

Adorable card.

Eveline said...

What a great Christmas card.

Lynn said...

Your card is so sweet with this adorable wintery looking snowman and snowflakes! I love your color combo!

Dee Dee said...

Such a sweet card. I haven't really seen blue and red for Christmas, but you rocked it. Hope you're getting enough rest with that sweet blonde baby growing inside. ;)

auntie lisa said...

I just saw this stamp at a local shop, liked it but didn't get it. I may have to go back now! This card is sooo cute- just love the country feel once in a while. Take care.

Jacki said...

Never say never! My first two children were born with dark brown hair and then my third came out blonde as can be. He is now six and still has very blonde hair.
Now on to your card - love it! I'm totally getting into the Christmas mind set now too. There's a channel on cable that plays all Christmas music and I have it on all the time.

Stephanie said...

Kelly, this is such a cute card!!! Take care! Hope you continue to feel okay!!

Missy said...

Absolutely adorable. I love the card and image. The layout is fairly simple but oh so elegant.
Congrats on the pregnancy. I am not far behind you, (edd 2-5) and it is going by fast but I am dealing with the same pregnancy issues you are. GL on all things!!!