Sunday, August 31, 2014

Christmas Memories

Hi friends. When I let the dogs out yesterday there was a large, black snake climbing up the side of the rain gutter on our house.  One of the dogs went after it and knocked the snake down.  The snake slid right up our back steps and on to the porch.  Totally freaked me out.  I had never watched a snake go up stairs before. lol

With approximately 16 weeks left before Christmas, that means it's time for me to panic get serious about making Christmas cards.  On this card I used a digital image by Inger Harding.  I added some Crystal Lacquer to the window panes.  The flowers are from my stash and I adhered some flat back pearls to the centers.  The sentiment is computer generated.


Crafty Hazelnuts' Christmas Challenge - #192 People Matter

Lacy Sunshine Challenge - #41 Include a window

Scrapbook Blessings Club - #28 Anything Goes

Allsorts Challenge - #274 Early Christmas Makes

Crafty Hazelnut's Christmas Challenge Extra - Sept. 2014 Anything Goes

Word Art Wednesday - #147 Anything Goes


  • My husband and his mom sang as part of a trio at church this morning.  It was so beautiful to see them singing together for the first time. (This was his mom's first time singing in public.)
  • Extra family time tomorrow as hubby gets part of the day off for Labor Day.
  • Butterscotch hard candy to satisfy my sweet tooth occasionally. :)
Have a fabulous day!!!

Inky hugs!


Leikkaan Mervi said...

Hi Shelly, eek I hate snakes.
Your card is beautiful with tradiotional Christmas colours.
Thank you for sharing at Allsorts "early christmas makes";-))m

brenda said...

Lovely card Shelly, traditional seasonal colours always please.

Thanks so much for sharing your lovely work with us at Allsorts challenge.

B x

Wendy L said...

A lovely card, sweet image, thanks for joining us at Allsorts, xxx

Brenda "Disney Girl" said...

Wonderful card! I love using Crystal Lacquer for cards. Thanks for playing along in our challenge over at Scrapbook Blessings Club!

Doris said...

Lovely card, and I enjoyed your snake story! Black snakes are good to have around, outside of course. They eat small rodents, so they keep the population down. We found a milk snake (harmless) coiled on our family room window sill ON THE INSIDE! My husband gently removed him with the barbecue tongs. He's my hero!

PoppyKCrafts said...

Great card and thank you for joining in with the Get Organised for Christmas Challenge over at Have fun and Keeeeeeeeep Crafting Katie DT xx

Ira Huberts said...

Yikes Shelly! Good thing you have such a watchful dog then! It would freak me out, too! Your card looks adorable, so sweet and absolutely perfect for Christmas. Hugs, Ira xox
Ira’s Crea Corner

Melanie Joyce said...

This is a wonderful card, I love the traditional colour palette you've used. Thanks for joining in with us over at the Polka Doodles challenge x

Danni said...

Such a sweet card!! I refuse to think that Christmas is so close though! ;)

Karen Letchworth said...

Hi Shelly! This is such a precious card, and I'm delighted that you have shared with us.
Word Art Wednesday

Tammy said...

Gorgeous Christmas card Shelly! I love that image and the beautiful poinsettias!
Hugs, Tammy

Vannessa said...

Such a lovely traditional Christmas card. Thank you for entering our challenge this time.

Hugs, Vannessa
Lacy Sunshine DT

Hazel said...

Thanks for entering both of my CHNC challenges with your lovely crafting - hope to see you again soon. x

Tammy said...

Adorable card Shelly! I love that sweet image and your beautiful poinsettia!
I left a comment earlier for some reason it did take!
Hugs, Tammy

Dewi Lestari said...

So pretty! Thanks for joining at Lacy Sunshine: Include a Window

Rosebuds n Ribbons said...

Such a beautiful card
thanks for joining us a Get ready for Christmas Polkadoodles Challenge
Susan DT xx

Helen said...

Great card.

Thanks for joining us at Crafty Hazelnut's Christmas Challenge Extra.

Helen x

Sheila said...

I'd better not let Ali in on all of your critter encounters - she'll never set a foot outside when we visit. :)
Beautiful Christmas card - you're getting a good start - maybe this year I'll get cards out before New Years. :)