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Saturday, November 3, 2012


Well, it’s been a busy and somewhat bad week, so I am a bit behind with some posts, for which I apologize.  I like staying on top of things, so when life forces me to get behind on anything – whether it’s crafting, cooking, sleeping or being late places – I get super frustrated with myself.  I know sometimes, despite our greatest efforts to the contrary, we cannot plan for everything that life throws at us, so I need to accept that and move on!

As I mentioned earlier this week, 2 of my 4 kids contracted lice again or it was a re-birth of their previous cases.  Either way, I am still having to go through their hair with a fine tooth comb at least once a day, and that takes more than an hr. to do both.  Additionally, my oldest daughter, who is Autistic, is having some major issues at school and it doesn’t help that she’s 13 and also going through puberty.  Finally, I had a bunch of appointments this week – dentist, hair, etc. – that aren’t normally part of my schedule and I had to make cupcakes for son #2’s Halloween party at school.  Sheesh!

Anyway, enough of that – not looking for sympathy, just understanding as to why I am not quite on top of posting this week.  We have a NEW RELEASE at DIGITAL DELIGHTS SHOP and it is Christmas related and it is FABULOUS!!   I hope you will stop by the DIGITAL DELIGHTS BLOG and see all the amazing DT gals’ creations. If you have time, I’m sure they’d love a visit to their individual blogs.

Also, a NEW CHALLENGE starts today at DELIGHTGUL CHALLENGES, so I hope you will check that out and play along!!
My DIGITAL DELIGHTS SHOP image is Gingerbread Slippy and he is paired with sentiment and frame from the NEW Magical Winter sentiments set.  I have colored the image and frame with Copics and Sakura pens and added Stickles for his fur lining atop his hat and on the pom pom.  Image is cut with MFT die and frame cut with Lifestyle Crafts and MFT dies.  Sentiment cut with Nestie.  I used papers from Bo Bunny, flowers from Wild Orchid Craft and organdy ribbon from my stash.  I sure hope you like it and make sure you check out all the fun stuff going on at DIGITAL DELIGHTS SHOP and DIGITAL DELIGHTS BLOG!

Additional Challenges:

MOJO MONDAY – sketch
ATCS & CARDS WITH ATTITUDE - add a sentiment/anything goes
AVADARES – Christmas
CARD CRAFTERS CIRCLE – patterned paper
CHRISTMAS STAMPIN ALL YEAR – Christmas and anything goes
CRAFTY ANN’S – Christmas
POLKA DOODLES – bright colors and sparkle
CARD AND SCRAP – Christmas


Scrappy Scatty said...

Beautiful card
Love Jan

XxJULESxX said...

Aaw! such a cute card!!

Unknown said...

Get some baby oil and shower caps. Cover their heads in baby oil at night and put the shower caps on them and let them sleep in them. Not pleasant for them but it works. Put their bedding in trash bags tied up for 2 weeks and anything else that needs to be put in trash bags. Go to the drug store get the lice spray and spray all your furniture, car seats everything. After wearing the shower caps all night comb their hair and then wash in dawn dish soap, it may take a couple 3 washings to get it out. You may have to do it a couple of nights if their hair is long. My grandkids got them and a beautician told us about the baby oil, it works! And it cheaper than anything else. Soak their hair in it and I mean dripping with baby oil. It smothers them out! It's horrible! My kids never had them, but when they would get a note home from school that someone had lice, I rinsed their hair in vinegar water. My grandma Blackwell told me to do that, she had 12 kids and none of them ever got it and it worked for me too! It's awful, poor thing, I feel for you!

Ustvarjalni utrinki Tamara P. said...

Sometimes it is difficult with children and all other things in our lives, but we do all mothers in the faith that we will do good for our children/family. You are great, awesome and I hope that next week all the more peceful. Card is great, as always your cards.
All good Tamara

Rosalee said...

Cute card Audrey . Love how you placed the ribbon with the sentiment. TFS
Hugs, Rosalee

Cornelia said...

Funny and nice card! Lovely Christmas bird!

Sannekreativ said...

Sjovt julekort. Tak for dit bidrag til udfordringen på card and scrap.
DT Sanne

Anne Fenton said...

Audrey , your card isa so cute, thank you for sharing with s at Avadares Challenge Blog.

Mary J said...

Super fun Audrey!

Hope life becomes less busy for you one day! :)

The Crafty Blonde said...

Blimey Audrey, you definately have had a lot on your plate just lately dont know how you find the time to get any crafting done!!. Fab card, love the image and funky papers xx

fatmonica said...

It's a beautiful card.I love the penguin!Thanks for sharing it with us at ATCs with Attitude.

Teresa Arsenault said...

This is so cute and fabulously designed, Audrey. Thanks for sharing it at Avadares Challenge Blog.
Blessing hugs,

Grethe Røren said...

Nice xmas card. Thanks for joining the challenge at Card and Scrap.

Ivonne said...

This is so beautiful. I LOVE the super cute image!! Hugs, Ivonne

Clare said...

Wow Audrey what a beautiful card!!! just love that cute little owl (I see you are a big fan of owls lol). Thank you for coming to play along at Polka Doodles and hope to see you again next week. Good luck for the challenge hun. Hugs Clare xxxx

Gitte said...

Very lovely Christmas card.

Thank you for joining our challenge at Card and Scrap.

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Robin said...

Really cute card. I can totally empathize with you. I had to deal with the lice before. Finally had to cut the hair short so I could get all the eggs. I have a niece who is mentally challenged and going through puberty also. I live with her (my brother's kid). I have no advice on that but could use some. It's difficult enough when you have all your faculties. For these kids I can't even imagine what is going on in their heads. My heart goes out to you. Hugs, Robin

Sorry last comment was deleted by me. I was signed in under my sister's name. My head just isn't working today I guess. LOL

Margaret said...

Great job on the card. Thanks for playing with us at Avadares for this challenge.

Margaret, DT

Jennifer said...

So very cute Audrey! Love how you die cut the patterned paper! Hope this finds you smiling!nThanks for sharing with us at Card Crafter's Circle!

Cassie said...

Super cute, Audrey! Thanks for playing along in the critter challenge for the CIC :D

Lorraine A said...

Gorgeous card Audrey :-) such a cute penguin ! he is adorable and the papers and colours are fab :-)

thanks for joining us on the Crafty Ribbons Challenge :-)
Lols x x x

Ann Whitfield said...

Beautiful card Audrey, thank you for sharing it with us at Crafty Ann's
Ann x

Carol said...

Gorgeous card Audrey. Thanks for joining us at Crafty Ann's this time. Carol x said...

He is a cutie! I have a thing for penguin stamps and combined with the gingerbread men, well that just puts this over the top :>)Thanks so much for playing along with us at CSAYL!