Monday, December 15, 2014

Silver and Gold

Hello my crafty friends, are you going in overdrive getting ready for Christmas? I hope not, I hope you are better organized than I am because yes, I'm in overdrive. I just don't have it together this year. Just got up our tree and can't find the star for the top, did get the swags in the windows and garage as well as the wreaths hung. That's about it so far. Not finished shopping yet either. I hope I can pull it all off because I feel like I am sinking. lol Hubby has been on the new drug for over a week now. So far the only side effect he has is a hoarse voice and a sore mouth. It got really sore this weekend, so sore he could barely eat, so he stopped his pills until we go to see doc this Tuesday. I'm sure doc will adjust his drug cause he told us it almost always has to be adjusted and he told hubby to stop the meds and call if he gets any side effects. So I'm keeping my fingers and toes crossed and my prayers going that this drug will work miracles for him.

Well I'm sure you are aware that it is Monday and that means it is time for a new challenge over at BBTB2. Maureen is our sweet and talented hostess and she has chosen for us to use or make an ornament using Cricut die cuts. Well as you know I've already said that I'm not doing well with getting anything ready this month so I waited until the last minute to do this card. Then I was interrupted what seems like a hundred times! The phone rang non stop and of course no one can answer the phone but me, The dog has issues and I was cleaning up after her every time I turned around and I was just getting really frustrated. So this card is just kinda thrown together. I started out cutting my ornament from the Artiste cartridge out of silver and gold foiled paper. I dry embossed the stripes on the white and used some blue paper for a layer cause I love silver and blue together-not quite the blue I wanted, but was all I had. Now ask me why in the heck did I cut out a striped red bow?!!! I have no clue what I was thinking and I plead the 5th! I was just trying to get this card done and this is what happened. sigh The bow is a My Creative Time die. I used a SU sentiment that I heat embossed in silver and that is it folks. There is plenty inspiration from my design team sisters over at BBTB2 if you need some. I hope you will link up with us with a Cricut ornament, the simple rules are on the sidebar over at BBTB2

As always I want to thank you for taking the time to visit me, I always appreciate you, especially this time of year when everyone is so busy.  Crafty hugs, Brenda



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23 comments:

Marilyn said...

Pretty!!

Carol L said...

awww, I'm sorry you're frazzled at this busy time of the year, but it happens to all of us! Your card really turned out to be elegant and classy! I love the diagonal embossed background with that gorgeous ornament and the large font on the sentiment is just beautiful! Nice job on this, and I hope you find some "me" time over the next several weeks to just unwind, relax and enjoy the season! Warm hugs!

Sheila H said...

Your ornament is dazzling, Brenda. It looks great on the embossed background. The sentiment is gorgeous. And I like the bow, too :). Hopefully, your hubby's side effects from the meds will be taken care of easily once you see the doctor. I'm behind in my holiday efforts, too. Take care and don't stress about it. Just do what you can in your own time.

Brenda in IN said...

This card came out beautiful. I love the little pink bow, it is so sweet. I hope hubby's meds are adjusted so he can continue on them with no side effects. If you stop by my blog you will see you are not alone with Christmas prep. I just can't seem to get my act together this year. I have plenty of time, but the rest of me isn't on track. Don't stress, just do what you can. It's the love of faith and family we are celebrating. Hang in there.

Lisa said...

This is gorgeous, Brenda!! The ornament is so pretty!! The bow is a fabulous touch!! And the embossing adds amazing texture!! Elegant and beautiful!!

I hope you are able to get your hubby's medication adjusted so he has no more side effects. Have a great day :)

Lisa
A Mermaid's Crafts

Veerle said...

Oh Brenda, love the embossing, gorgeous card. Big hug from Veerle xxx

jimlynn said...

Brenda, this doesn't look thrown together at all!!! I love the different bow on here and those diagonal stripes. A beautiful ornament too!!!
Lynn

Bonnie said...

Take a deep breath, Brenda. Now another. If you're the only one that can do it, maybe it doesn't need to be done. Or so I tell myself. LOL. That's like the pot calling the kettle black. It's frantic around here too! I love your gold ornament and the striped bow! Beautiful embossing and sentiment too!
Remember to take time to enjoy the season. Prayers for your DH. A sore mouth is no fun!

Caroline said...

This ornament is so elegant and looks gorgeous on your card. Beautiful cut. Love the embossing, too. You made a beautiful card. I am glad you shared about your doggie. My Sadie is older and I feel like I am cleaning messes all the time too. She doesn't like rain, snow, wind and only wants to poop in good weather, lol. Actually grrr. Hope everything gets better at your house.

Stephanie said...

Brenda, this is gorgeous! And I love the red striped bow. Looks fabulous! Take a deep breath and take it one project at a time. You'll get it done. Good luck at the docs. Sending y'all both extra prayers.

Sharon said...

Oh Brenda I think the bow is totally perfect for your card!! I so love it!!! And that ornament, paper and embossed sentiment is so very beautiful!!! :)
Sending up prayers every day that the pills work for you hubby.

Tina Campbell said...

Beuatiful card Brenda and such a fun bow to attach your ornament with :) Oh I'm about as organized as your are this year with Christmas LOL! When did it come to the point that we are so frantic to get stuff done just for a few days of family bliss! I wish you peace and harmony this year and I'll be thinking of you while I finish up my Christmas shopping too :) Cookie backing this weekend. A week off after Christmas will be well enjoyed I'm thinking at this point :)

Mayra Duran-Hernandez said...

Brenda your card turned out beautiful !!! I love the pop of contrast the bow gives this wonderful card !!! The ornament is stunning !!!! I will also have my fingers and toes crossed for your hubby and continue to have you and your beautiful family in my prayers !!!! God Bless !!!
Hugs,
Mayra

Joann6274 said...

This card is really pretty! I think you are too hard on yourself and I find that some of your best work is when you are "rushed" according to you LOL ... I really like that bow... it reminds me of a candycane and thats one of the traditional things that were on our Christmas tree with the ornaments when I was a little girl. I love it! And I hope that you get everything done in time .... this year is flying by and so are the days to Christmas lol .... Tell Dwayne I hope he feels better!!!
Hugs,
Jo
xox

Loll Thompson said...

Hi Brenda. This time of year is always so busy ... sounds like it's extra busy for you. Hope things calm down a little for you and your find some time to relax and put your feet up. Sorry to hear that your hubby is having some painful side effects. Hopefully getting the meds adjusted will clear that up. Sending healing thoughts his way! ~~~

Gorgeous card ... LOVE the gold ornament -- so pretty! Loll xx

Leslie Germain said...

Such a pretty card! Love the gold and your ribbon is gorgeous!! Hope everything can be worked out with your husband's medicine!!

moknowsall said...

A very classy card, I love the shiny paper combo. There is always so much to do this time of year. best to just focus on health and happiness and family first. Happy holidays

Maureen

Maarit at Violets Corner said...

Fabulous card, I hope that your hubby will feel better soon.

Warm hugs
Maarit

MaryH said...

Your 'thrown-together' doesn't look that way at all. It's VERY pretty. Loved the contrasting bow too. The silver & striped embossing was very classy paired with that gorgeous gold ornament. If that's hurry, do it more!!! It's lovely. Hope the side effects will get sorted and that he is feeling better by now. Don't stress over the holiday. You've got your priorities right..you're looking after the family. All the other is just what we do to ourselves I think. Terrific card. Calm down and enjoy it! Big Hugs, Merry Christmas & TFS MM

Suzanne cricutcraftingrammyblogspot.com said...

A gorgeous card even though you were stressed with all the "festivities" LOl Love the title and the gold ornament.

Darnell J Knauss said...

As always, you are too hard on yourself, Brenda! Your card is so pretty and I think the candy cane bow is darling!!

I hope the doctor was able to adjust hubby's med and try again. He has SO many people pulling for him and praying for him! I haven't forgotten, even tho I haven't been a very good bloggie friend about visiting. I hope you are all able to enjoy a wonderful Christmas and that the new year is full of blessings!! Big Holiday hugs!! Auntie

Scrapping Girl said...

Does't look thrown together at all-I love it!!!!! Hope things settle down bit for you soon. You are juggling a lot of balls! I myself had to go buy a Christmas tree skirt (even though I KNOW we own two already but could not find either one anywhere…) and a new tree stand. In the middle of putting up the tree-realized the old stand was so rusted out it had a hole in the bottom and leaking water. Of course it was only 20 years old or so….lol! I hope your hubby is feeling better and that the side effects can get sorted out so he can enjoy Christmas!
:)
Michelle

Anita in France said...

So pretty, Brenda ... the colours work so well together ... including that sweet striped bow! Do hope the meds have been well adjusted for DH and that all is now going well ... take a deep breath, my friend, you really don't have to do everything! Hugs, Anita :)