Tuesday, December 3, 2013

Cozy Winter Wishes...

     I am so happy to finally have a few minutes to share  my card with you all, but first I have to share just a little about my very short, but very busy weekend.
     I worked this past weekend and while I was busy doing that my car decided that it really doesn't like the cold weather this year.  I kind of suspected that my thermostat was going out and sure enough it called it quits on Friday morning.  So my Dad and Jerry were both nice enough to spend part of their Friday afternoon at my work putting in a new thermostat in for me.   When a new set of problems came up  Saturday morning on my way to work (once again)  we discovered that I needed a new radiator hose, so my Dad, Jerry and I all spent a good three hours Saturday afternoon in the very very cold weather taking off the old hose and putting in the new one.   Now, it seems that my water pump doesn't like this weather either and I am having to put 50/50 antifreeze in my car before I head home each evening in hopes of babying my car engine  until this coming Friday when we get a new water pump and put it in my car.  I tell you, between all this car business, cold weather and the fact that I just don't have enough time in any one day I could just  cry. :O)  Oh well, it will be summer before you know it!  Right???!! RIGHT??  lol..
     So with all my CAR talk out of the way let's get to my CARD that I really want to share with you all.    I don't know if you have noticed, but with Christmas coming up I decided to put myself on a spending freeze in order to get a few things that the M&Ms want this year, so I have been being really good and either using older stamps or pulling out my Spellbinders and putting them to use.  So, for this card I pulled out the Layered Poinsettia set that I purchased late last year and have never even used until this weekend.  OMGoodness, I LOVE THIS SET!!!  lol,.... You can expect more cards to come using it as I truly do love it.  I had so much fun making this card and I am sure you might even say that I got a little carried away with it, but I do, I love this set. 
     I had a great time inking my die-cuts and even used a little glitter as well as some heat embossing on this card.  I had FUN!!!  lol...
     Before I forget to say it, let me just say "Thank You all so much for the sweet comments about my Spellbinder's Santa"  I truly had a great time making that card as well.  I think I am getting addicted to using my Spellbinders.  Trust me I still love my Copics, but my wrist is very happy for the break at the moment. :O) 
     Ok, so now that you know all about my crazy, I will wish you all a very Happy Wednesday and talk at you later. 
Hugs Lisa G

cs-Neeha-Natural White & Spring Moss-PTI
stamps-Handy Christmas Greetings-Amy  R stamps & Mittens-HOTP
embossing folder-Poppy-Anna Griffin-cuttlebug-PC
Spellbinders dies-Layered Poinsettia & 5X7 Detailed Scallops
Copics-RV95 & RV91
fairy dust glitter-Sugar Shimmer-Donna Salazar
pearl pen-Ice White-Viva
inks-New Sprout & Desert Sand-Memento & Onyx Black-Versafine


Sammy said...

Oh that's just gorgeous!! I can see why you love the die set, as the results are stunning! I shall have to add it to my Christmas list (i.e. The list that I will give to hubby and will end up getting nothing from, lol)

Sorry to hear about the car trouble. We had similar issues a couple of winters ago, when our poor old card almost gave up the ghost due to the corrosion caused by the salt in the grit that had been spread everywhere. Not pleasant, and I am with you for looking forward to summer already! x

Denice said...

Sooooooooooooooo pretty!
Love dimension!!!
This completed card is beautiful.

Danni said...

Sorry for all the car problems! Hope they are all done now!!
Gorgeous, gorgeous card! wow!!

Amanda R said...

Well, this is nothing short of gorgeous! I have that die and spellbinders set and haven't used mine either. I need to do the same as you and put myself on a spending freeze too and use what I have. Such a shame to spend all this money and stuff just collects dust.

Amy said...

Ugh, sorry to hear about all your car problems Lisa... this cold can always do a number on them. Hope you are getting around safe and sound by now. :)

And this card is just super elegant, those poinsettias you made are drop dead gorgeous my friend!