Friday, December 21, 2012

PHOTO CHALLENGE, Just Us Girls & Bling!

Dear Friends.

I don't like to over share about my personal life on my blog.  I've nearly given up throwing myself on your mercy.  APOLOGIZING for not being the friend I desperately intend to be... blah, blah, blah.  But lately, there are two little word that best describe me.  Two words that define my existence and TWO words that are my best excuse:

Dog paddling.

Yup.  THEY are perfect words.  Flawless, in fact.  Pretty much the past six months have been a sea of  life that is rocking and waving underneath like the strongest rip current, but in spite of EVERYTHING, I'm still here, dog paddling!  The good news - it means, I'm STILL here!

So, "YIPEE" is a wonderful NEW word, that I'm looking forward to embracing with ALL of my existence as I ponder the completion of the holidays, and a brand spankin' new year, sparkling with the luster of balance, possibility and mastery...  {I can HARDLY wait!}  

Consequently, this week's Just Us Girls PHOTO inspiration challenge is FABULOUS!

 And so ARE the rest of my DARLING Just-Us-GIRLfriends, so please,
if you are EVEN speaking to me - GO CHECK THEM OUT!!!!!

Make sure you check out the inspiration photo in all of it's colorful detail.
A New Year's card popped out of me without much consideration.  The INSPIRATION
motivated me on EVERY level!  Thank you, to our EVERY photogenic, Vicki, for wowing
us with her pictures and ideas, again and again!   GREAT colors, texture, etc!  Mmm, hmm!

And if INSPIRATION is bringing you joy and purpose in your crafting,
check out this QUICK and easy holiday ornament idea over at Want2Scrap!

And READ the sentiment - I REALLY am!  {!}

...  Wishing you ALL the best Christmas Cheer and EVERYTHING wonderful in the New Year!

THANK you, for bothering with me.


Supplies - 

C/S - Wplus9 Design Studio
D/P - {Christmas Ornament} Graphic 45
Stamps - Wplus9 Design Studio; S/U! 
Stickers - October Afternoon
Bling - Want2Scrap
Floral Ribbon - Want2Scrap
Printed Ribbon - American Crafts


Mynn xx said...

Hi Elise! Your card is absolutely gorgeous! I adore those blinged up buttons and your multi layer stamping is fabulous! I'm so sorry life had been rough the past few months. I'm sorry I haven't been around. Forgive me? I do love your creations!!! Big hugs and a very merry Christmas and wishes for a spectacular new year to you and yours!!! :)

~amy~ said... your cards! Wishing you and your family a fabulous christmas!

Lynn said...

Yippee is absolutely right! Keep paddling my friend as you are absolutely awesome along with your amazing crafty talent! Merry Christmas to you and your family!

Lisa Kind said...

Your card is so pretty! I love the colors and the mix of stamps and embellishments! Merry Christmas my friend!

Marisa said...

Love this!! Your mix of circles and texture and colour is fabulous!!! I have had a year I am glad to be done wtih in more than one way. Looking forard to 2013 as a new start too :) Have a blessed Christmas ((hugs))!!

Vicki Dutcher said...

Absolutely am loving your inspired card! You rocked this! Merry Christmas mf -- enjoy it!

Maria said...

Love your take on the photo! Gotta love the bling bling! And that santa card is fabulous! I think I have that same sheet of paper you cut that from because I made a card with the same image! LOL! They both look beautiful! Merry Christmas!

teri said...

There is a lot to be said for dog paddling - dogs are quite smart. They know exactly how to conserve their energy for the right moment. Love your card.