Wednesday, November 30, 2011

The race is on

Now that Thanksgiving is over, the race is on towards Christmas.  I'm struggling to get the fall decorations put away and put out the Christmas ones.  Since I have four cats, I almost dread putting up a Christmas tree now.  For years I worried about the kids getting hurt from the tree falling on them, now I worry about the cats toppling it over or damaging ornaments.  The one thing that I do miss is the excitement in the kids about the holidays.  I said to my son yesterday, "How about making some Christmas cookies this weekend?"  and he responding, "Gee, I don't know if I want to."  Years ago it would have been a yes without hesitation.  My response was if I tell your sister that I'm making cookies, I bet she will come home from college for the weekend.  Almost 16 year old boys just don't show the same excitement as they did 4 years ago.  It would be nice if you could adopt pleasant and happy children for the day. hehehe  As parents don't we all wish for that.  That is why I am using this card for the Bearly Mine challenge for my favorite things since it has a happy looking Christmas elf.

Patterned Paper:  Bearly Mine - Christmas Joy, Dots, My Minds Eye
Cardstock:  Core-dinations, Recollections
Stamp:  Mo Manning- Little elf Mim
Sentiment:  Cloud 9
Ink:  Memento, Black Tuxedo
Button: Papertrey Ink
Bakers Twine:  Divine Twine
Glitter: Stampdenous

Mojo Monday- Sketch 217
Mo Manning:  Fairies, Santa, Elves
Bearly Mine - My Favorite Things
Karen's Doodles - non-traditional Christmas colors
Scrap Creations - Christmas
Cupcake Inspirations -

my son back in December 2007

my kids at Thanksgiving 2011

Well, I actually got my son to do cookies this weekend!!!


Elaine L. said...

How sweet, Lisa Lynn! I love the paper-pieced ornament! Glad you joined us in Mo's Challenge.

Dorcas said...

LOve the paper piecing here! Such nice papers. :-)Thanks so much for joining us at Mo's!

Marie said...

Such lovely creations! All of them. :) Thanks for playing with us over at BMC this week.
Love n hugs

Kristina said...

Seeing that elf ornament everywhere, so popular!

Visiting from Mojo Monday
Please stop by and say hello!

Nannieflash said...

Wow it looks as if youve been busy, love your card and Mos image, and your colour choice is very original. hugs Shirleyxx

Tina said...

cute card..cute photos to...thanks for sharing at cupcake inspirations

sweetie dt

Kelly Schelske said...

Super cute card, great picts too! Thanks for playing along with us at Karen's Doodles!