Sunday, September 4, 2011

My Christmas in July turned out to be Christmas in September easel card

I was sitting here thinking to myself about how long it's been since I have posted on here.  I have to apologize to you my friends for my absence.  Our move is proving to be quite the job, and much of the work I am doing sort of on my own.  My husband just had cervical spine surgery and is not able to lift or really even move too well yet.  He had some nerve damage, so his entire right arm is very weak and not very useful for even picking up so much as a drink at this point.  He is in a tremendous amount of pain right now, and I guess he will be for awhile, so I am going to have to step it up and try to do as much as I can to get us ready for this move.  Thanks for hanging in there with me and waiting so patiently as I find a way to do a post for you.  I really wanted to do this one card for Christmas in July, but time really got away from me, so I guess I am making it a Christmas in September card.  I hope you like it anyway.  It is just a little closer to Christmas now is all.  I have much of my crafting supplies packed and in storage now, so I have very little if anything left to really create with.  I may find my way to doing something little, but maybe in the meantime until our move is complete, I will try to post some more personal messages and pictures.  Once we get settled in, I hope to be back to posting regularly and have lots to share with you.  I so hope and wish for my own craft room in our new home.  I don't have one now, so that would be sort of a dream come true for me.  Thanks to all of you that offered to share what you know about Indiana.  I am looking forward to this new chapter in our lives and hope for only wonderful things to come our way.  We are all very excited to make a new beginning.

Have a safe and wonderful holiday weekend, and enjoy these last moments of summer.  They will be so greatly missed in a few months.

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Juliet A said...

Oh, this is so pretty!

Jane, at Thepaperaffair said...

I will be thinking of you and your family. Hoping for a speedy recovery for your husband and some much needed help for you. That may be the only Christmas card you will have time to make. Blessings, Jane

Rufus said...

Hoping for a speedy recovery for your hubby. Till then it sounds like you will have your hands full. Hang in there!

kiwimeskreations said...

Busy busy time - I hope your DH recovers quickly and that the move goes well.

Great card Carolyn!!


crazyribbonlady said...

Fab christmas card! Thank you for joining us at Charisma this week :)

Curly said...

Oh wow this is so very pretty, fabulous colour theme, I love the papers and the image is adorable its just perfect for our Challenge this week,

Thank you so much for joining us at Crafty Catz Challenge #99 Monochromatic

I hope you can join us again next week

I have some new Calorie free candy if you are interested

Good Luck with the challenge,
Hugs Bridget Crafty Catz DT :-)x

Debs said...

Stunning card - love the shape and the image is gorgeous.
Here's wishing your husband a speedy recovery.
Thanks for playing along with us at Charisma this week.
Good luck.
Debs xx

carol said...

oh wow fantastic card, thanks for joining CRAFTY CATZ this week, x carol

MacKenzie said...

I'm so glad you joined us this week at Christmas Stampin All Year Long :-)

Sheri said...

ABSOLUTELY GORGEOUS! I love everything about it! Thanks so much for sharing with us at WHOOPSI DAISY ;-)

Clare Lloyd said...

such a wonderful card. what's that saying better late than never, so well worth getting that card done! thanks for joining us @ CCAYR. x

Hobby Musician Keyboard said...

Dear Carolyn,
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Many warm Hugs from Marina from Germany
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Audrey Ernst (hippieaud) said...

I really love the shape of your card, beautiful work on the image too and great details. Thanks so much for playing at WHOOPSI DAISY challenge this week:)

Roma said...

Gorgeous xmas card,beautiful detail!

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CraftinGranny said...

This is gorgeous with the reds and the design. So glad you shared it with us at CCAYR and hope to see many more wonderful creations for inspiration. "Hugs" Carol