Sunday, December 12, 2010

Simple Saturday

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The old idiom, “A day late and a dollar short,” is coming to mind this afternoon. The day late thing is obvious. Simple Saturday posts on Sunday are getting to be a regular thing. As for “a dollar short,” ‘tis the season. LOL.

My card was inspired by someone … somewhere in Blogland, but I am remiss as to who, when, or where. Shame on me. As for embossing with a Nestabilities die, I pulled up this video on YouTube to make certain I got the “sandwich” right. The paper I used is retired CTMH “Naturals” cardstock. When making a card this simple, I like to use paper that has texture.

Materials & Tools: Colonial White, Cocoa and retired Naturals cardstock; Cocoa ink pad; Live Inspired and Thank You stamp sets; Cuttlebug w/Nestabilities Labels 3 set.

A Slice of Life: With Minnesota weather making the national news, you might think I am either up to my eyeballs in snow or that our roof has collapsed as it did on the Metrodome last night. Nope. In the northern areas of the frozen tundra, all is calm and bright. No new snow. No wind. Just cold (currently –2 degrees).

Yesterday’s baby shower was most enjoyable. My granddaughter will be well dressed and Kathi and Miranda_Dec 2010have a good selection to choose from with regard to which blanket she deems her favorite. I don’t know if I have ever seen so much pink in one room. As you can see in the photo, Miranda looks wonderful. I emailed this photo to Dustin along with one of my ginormous self that was taken a couple of days before he was born. He replied that he doesn’t think their baby will be very big. I told him he might be surprised – that it is not necessary to gain 85 pounds to have an 8 pound baby. LOL.

It is quiet around here today – nice. So far, I’ve done a little cleaning and some cybershopping. While I will never get everything done that I want to accomplish before Christmas, I am, nonetheless, feeling pretty good. I guess I have learned through the years that Christmas happens and is wonderful regardless of how prepared we are.

What are you up to this weekend? Whatever it is, I hope you are warm and enjoying yourself. Take care, friends, and thanks for stopping by.


Laurel said...

So pretty and I love the picture!

Sparkle said...

Such a pretty card!

Sylvia said...

That card just catches your eye. Very subtle. Love the pic of you and Miranda. Thinking back to when we were anticipating the arrival of Kambrie I can imagine how excited you are.

Jeanne said...

I really like the simple elegance of your card, Kathi. Wonderful! And so is that picture of you and Miranda. What an extra fun and special time of year this is.

I was shocked to hear of what happened to the Metrodome. I'm thinking with how cold your temps are, it's too cold to snow. Hmmm...tons of snow or arctic air? I think right now you are happier with arctic air. LOL

Have a wonderful week, my dear friend!

Carolyn said...

Your card is gorgeous! And so are you and that little mama to be. What a sweet photo!! Baby showers are fun!
Yeah, we too got clobbered with 7" of the wet stuff, what a mess that was to clean up.
Have a wonderful day!!

Alanna said...

Your card is beautiful. What a simple yet striking look.

The picture of you and Miranda is gorgeous. She looks absolutely radiant. Pregnancy suits her well.