Sunday, December 30, 2012

Winter Thank You

I'm B-A-C-K!!!!!  I actually survived all the company and had a great Christmas (AND, am still somewhat sane)!  It was very nice to get back in the craft room yesterday and see if I could remember how to create a card again!  LOL!

I noticed that several times over the last few days when things were so hectic around here -  kids running every which way, wrapping paper flying every direction, and me trying to get everyone fed and smiling a lot......I was busy designing cards in my mind!  Pretty scary to think that I love this craft that much!


Simple card but a good way to say "thank you" to someone for that special Christmas gift.  I used some SU DP scraps, Martha Stewart butterfly punch, and a sentiment from SU Watercolor Trio.

I'm really playing "catch up" around here after being away from the computer for so long.  I'll be by to visit everyone soon though!

Thanks for stopping by.............
Lynn

36 comments:

Donna Hanley said...

Very nice card. Very cheery and the perfect papers for a Christmas thank you card. Love the different fonts on the sentiment. Glad you survived the holidays. Isn't it funny how and when our thoughts turn to card making? My problem is trying to remember those thoughts and creations when I do get back into the craft room. LOL. I wish you a very happy New Year, Lynn.
Hugs,
Donna

Doreen said...

Beautiful card,love the design...fab colours.xxx

Darlene said...

What a wonderful idea and design on this card! Mind if I use it as well? LOL about designing cards in your mind. Great technique for coping with stress! I'll be trying that also! Here's to getting the house back to yourselves - we're doing that too!
Hugs!

Marilyn said...

Very creative Lynn... the pic makes the squares look like little bits of fabric and I think this is a very clever design.

McCrafty's Cards said...

Gorgeous card Lynn, I like the design, the colours and the butterfly.
All the best for 2013.
Kevin xx

Tammy said...

So glad you survived the holiday and no I'm not surprised by your thinking! Love you card, great mix and match of colors. Hope you have a wonderful and healthy happy new year!

Jessi Fogan said...

Me too I think about it all the time ;) And yep, remembering it when you can do something about it is the hard part! It's like waking up from a dream and thinking 'dang, there was SOMETHING important I had to do, wasn't there?'
I love the layout - this would make such a fabulous sketch!!

NanaConnie said...

Love the dp inchies, Lynn. Perfect idea to add the butterfly! Once I get home, I'm going to have several Thank You cards to do and CAS is clearly going to be needed. :-D Happy New Year.

Tammy said...

Gorgeous CAS card Lynn! I love the design and your perfectly matched papers!! Happy New Year!
Hugs, Tammy

Linda Simpson said...

Fabulous card as always Lynn, lovely to hear you had a fantastic time with your family.

Hugs
Linda xxx

Athina said...

Lynn, what a perfect Christmas Thank you! Isn't it funny how our minds wonder to what we love? Great job!

Jeanette (Forest Ranger) A•Muse Consultant #1065 said...

What a creative card and a great way to use up scraps of DP!

Nancy in Iowa said...

Perfect! The squares remind me of the pile of gifts that graced the Christmas tree and the design paper is so gift-wrappy! Great card!
I received so many card making items for Christmas that I was almost wishing everyone would hurry up and go home so I could go play with my new 'toys'!
Happy New year Lynn!

MaxineD said...

Lynn this is absolutely fabulous!! Love the design and the way you have used scraps so efficiently.
Blessings
Maxine

Davi said...

Lovely C&S Lynn, love how you tucked the little squares down the page ;) Wishing you a fabulous New Year!!

maryr917 said...

this is a great cas card Lynn -easy one to produce a few of for christmas thank-you's - I was sad when my son and family left-it's great to have the little ones running around

Sharon said...

I love your card Lynn. Amazing what one can do with scraps of paper. This is so very elegant. Happy New Year to you. Hugs Sharon xx

MiamiKel said...

Aw welcome back! What a gorgeous CAS card and a perfect blend of lil scraps with getting holiday thank you cards done!

Happy 2013!

Margaret said...

I really like the design on this and it is such a great way to use up those smaller pieces of DP!

So glad to hear you survived Christmas and wishing you a very happy 2013!

Shelly Schmidt said...

I love your CAS cards lately- going to have to CASE this one- great way to use up DSP! Which seems to multiple like rabbits in my drawer- how does that happen???
Happy New Year!

Vicky Hayes said...

What a great use of the postage stamp punch Lynn. Glad you survived Christmas and the sanity is an added bonus! Happy new year to you!

TrishG said...

Love this sweet and easy layout using the patterned paper and butterfly. Great job Lynn!

Maria@Crafty Cre8tions said...

ha ha -I love that you were designing a card in your head during the chaos! I guess that's a way to get some peace during those times :)

And it is just sooooooooo pretty!!!!!

A great way to give a Holiday Thank you!

Happy New Year!!!!!!!!

Bonnie said...

I love this! What a wonderful way to use up those snippety scraps! Glad you had a good time with your company and managed to keep your sanity. I know what you mean about thinking of card designs. It's my way of keeping sane!

Carol L said...

I just love this simple design! It reminds me of fabric swatches with the scalloped edges! I love the sentiment too!
Welcome back, and have yourself a great new year too!

Mary H. said...

Lovely & imaginative card using up your snippets (as the Brits call it). Your recipient is going to appreciate this beautiful card so very much. I think this hobby is called 'addition', and you are not alone. I often fall asleep thinking of a way to use an image I've colored. Happy New Year, and i'm glad you survived! Looking forward to seeing your wonderful cards in 2013. Hugs

Karen said...

Lovely card Lynn and I am very glad to see that you survived the holidays. I am sure that your family enjoyed being with you.

Have a Happy New Year. I have changed up my blog and you can now find me at www.simplysaidwithkaren.com

Anne Temple said...

Happy 2013! Love your thank you card - so pretty and a great way to use scraps.

Becky said...

What a wonderful card Jimlynn.

Lesley said...

glad you had a great Christmas - lovely colours on this card- what a good idea to do or all those thank you cards you need - Happy New year to you best wishes Lesley x

lauren bergold said...

soooooooo very pleased you had a happy holiday and wishing you ALL THE BEST in 2013! you've certainly started off with a super-elegant style, card wise! love♥LOVE♥loving this most impressive!!! (ps: yeah, if i'm not being crafty irl, i'm designing cards in my mind, too! hey, that sort of energy has to go SOMEWHERE!!!!!) ♥♥♥

Rose said...

so glad you survived :)
this is a beautiful cas card!!!

gale said...

Simple, but very sweet. I love that cute butterfly.

Shannon White said...

Fabulous thank you's Lynn!! Love the inchies and simply Lovely design! 8-)

Hugs & Happy New Year!
Shannon

Lynn McAuley said...

What a great design with this fun mix of holiday papers! Christmas thank yous are still on my to-do list!

Monica said...

I think the layout of this card is super - the CAS appearance makes it very likeable. The squares look great.
Love,
M