What a weekend!
okay - so I was all se to get my challenge done for Tracy's Christmas challenge - even had all the pieces cut and read to go after the hockey game yesterday......so much for that plan! Talk about an emotional weekend! Wow was that a fantastic final weekend of the Olympics! I have never been more proud to be Canadian than after this weekend! It started Friday night with Canada vs Finland - and we were at Nancy's for Calgals....I had two birthday cards to make for Saturday and the 5 cards for Tracy's Christmas Challenge.....plus Nancy had a color challenge for us as well....talk about a stress filled night....how was I going to focus on my projects at hand whilst the hockey game was on...thank goodness for a big screen TV in the basement right by the crafting area! Well I got to work on my two birthday cards.
This is the card I made for my nephew Kevan who was in town from Surrey, BC along with his brother and mom. This was also Nancy's color challenge - so I was able to kill two birds with one stone! I really like how this came together - quite a fun card. Kevan was our ring bearer at our wedding when he was 7 - he's now 23....unbelieveable!
This was the card I made for my Niece. She's much older than I'd care to admit right now!! I LOVE this card - so much so that I didn't want to give it to her!! I made the flowers like Merlie had on her blog and really like this technique. You cut out the flowers and crumple them then use clear embossing power and emboss them. They end up with a nice clear finish and very firm.
So then it was on to the Christmas Challenge. I did really well - getting the main images and layers complete. All I needed to do was add some embellishments which I got all ready to go Saturday night - lots of time for putting them together in time for the deadline.....little did I know that the Canada vs USA game was going to be as stressfull as it was. I knew it was going to be a great game - but to have it end the way it ended was too much for me. And as I watched the rest of the country react the same way I did - just made it even more emotional for me. I was so emotionally exhausted that I literally did not have any energy to do anything the rest of the night. But with that - I was in bed at a decent hour and woke up refreshed and rearing to go. Got home after work and was able to get them done - a little past the deadline - but none the less - done!
I think they turned out okay - loving the Olympic Colors!
Anyhow - now that the Olympics are over - I should be able to get back to my 'normal' routine again!
Thanks for Stoppin' by!