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I've been pretty busy lately.  We had another Webelos cross over to the Troop.  He earned his Arrow of Light and we presented him with his plaque and badge last week.

Our weather has been really good lately for this time of year.  I saw a post I made 2 years ago when we were living in FL and it showed the temperatures for the 48 states.  Now we live up north and the temperature is almost 30 degrees warmer than it was 2 years ago.  I'm sure this is all tied into the pacific's el nino .
I've been photographing cemeteries so that when the cold weather does come, I can be transcribing the photos and uploading them.  One of the cemeteries is 98% listed so it is easy to add the pictures.  Another cemetery isn't and requires more time.  I'm going to the historical society tomorrow to obtain a listing of who is there so I can be sure I'm accurate with the dates when I transcribe.
The quilt (here) that I finished at the end of September is now quilted and I'm r…

Light Ball

Back in 1997 or 1998 we were living in Sacramento in a town house.  One evening we went for a walk to look at Christmas lights and decorations.  As we were walking, I saw this light ball hanging by someone's front door.  I thought it was awesome.  A year or two later, I found directions to make it but I never did.  Every year I would have the best of intentions to make it.  On several occasions I bought the cups to make it.  Lights are never an issue.  I have a plastic tote filled with lights.

This year I have 5+ projects to make:  1. pine cone light basket, 2. light ball, 3. wreath for the kitchen, 4. wooden candle trio that is 42" tall, and 5. "NOEL" for the mantle.  The other projects are small things that I want to make to give to people.  I made the pine cone light basket on the 8th.  I made one back in 2000 which got wrecked in one of the moves or perhaps water damaged from flooding in the basement in Virginia that happened several times or the water heater in…

Festive Fireplace

This is the card that brought me to 80.  You can't really see from the picture, but I popped the wall up with dimensionals so that the fire and back of the fireplace are behind, recessed if you will.

Stamps:  Festive Fireplace
CS:  Season of Cheer DP, WW, Cherry Cobbler, VV, Smoky Slate
Ink:  Soft Suede, Smoky Slate, Cherry Cobbler
Blendabilities:  Old Olive, Cherry Cobbler, Daffodil Delight
Misc.:  Festive Fireside framelit, pool party marker, soft suede marker, dimesionals

Peaceful Pines

This isn't the best picture, but I'm going with it due to time.  This one comes from a sketch I had from several months ago.  I looked to see what stamp set I had out that would work with it and this is what I ended up with.

Stamps:  Peaceful Pines
Ink:  Mossy Meadow
CS:  WW, Mossy Meadow, Season of Cheer DP, Home for Christmas DP, Merry Moments paper stack
Misc.:  Perfect Pines framelit, triple banner punch, 2-1/4" circle punch, Home for Christmas enamel dots, scallop border punch


More cutting of the deer.  The bottom deer is popped up with a dimensional.  This concludes the Pinterest CASEing I did. :)

Stamps:  Wonderland
Framelit:  Wonderful Wreath
CS:  Mossy Meadow, WW, Real Red
Ink:  Mossy Meadow, Pool Party (stamped off)
Misc.:  dimensionals, multipurpose adhesive sheet, trim tinsel clear

Wondrous Wreath

You can't go wrong with Pool Party and Real Red.  For the circle behind Santa, I punched a circle and it was too big so I trimmed it down.  Not too shabby for being sort of freehand. :)

Stamps:  Wondrous Wreath
Framelit: Wonderful Wreath
Ink:  Pool Party, Mossy Meadow (stamped off once)
CS:  Pool Party, WW, Home for Christmas DP, Silver Glitter
Misc.:  Triple Banner Punch, Big Shot multipurpose adhesive sheets

Home for Christmas

More reindeer from the Home for Christmas designer paper.  There isn't any stamping on this card.

CS:  Crumb Cake, Home for Christmas DP
Misc.:  Rhinestone Jewels, Home for Christmas enamel dots, Gently Falling EF, linen thread

Thinking of You at Christmas

A little crooked on the crop, huh?  I saw this card on Pinterest and really liked it.  There is something about these reindeer that make me happy and think of Christmas when I was a child.

Stamps:  Embellished Ornaments (sentiment)
CS:  Crumb Cake, Mossy Meadow, WW, Home for Christmas DP
Ink:  Tuxedo Black
Misc.: Glue dots, dimensionals, thread, Home for Christmas enamel dots, burlap ribbon

Jingle All the Way

I color washed white cardstock with the Aquapainter and Night of Navy reinker.  I embossed stars with white embossing powder and glued on some stars from the silver glitter paper that I had punched from scraps from another card.  I embossed "silent night" just above the homes to the right.

Stamps:  Jingle All the Way
CS:  Night of Navy, WW
Ink:  VersaMark
Embossing Powder:  White and Silver
Edgelit:  Sleigh Ride
Misc.: Night of Navy reinker, aquapainter


Another Pinerest CASE.

Stamps:  Wonderland
CS:  Crumb Cake
Ink:  Craft White, Mossy Meadow
Punches:  Curvy Corner Trio, Triple Banner

Sleigh Ride Edgelit

This is a pretty straight forward card.  I pulled some paper from the Trim the Tree paper stack.  I edged the roof tops, all of the trees and the curvy border with the glue pen and dazzling diamonds.  It would be better to use dimensionals to make each layer pop, but I didn't want to risk having to pay more postage with several layers of dimensionals.

Reason for the Season

This gem is CASEd from Mary Brown.  I made 4 of these and 3 of the 4 have the red center but I ran out so this one has the cream center.  It's all good.
Stamps:  Reason for the Season
CS:  Cherry Cobbler, WW, Silver Glitter
Ink:  VersaMark
Misc.:  Silver embossing powder, Home for Christmas Enamel Dots, Elegant Dots EF

Peaceful Wreath

The overall card is pretty much the same.  I think I added the gold foil strip on the side and I left it a full card.  I used the blendability markers to color the wreath.

Stamps:  Peaceful Wreath
Ink:  Soft Suede
CS:  VV, Crumb Cake, Gold Foil
Misc.: Softly Falling EF, gold cording