I had signed up for the Controlfreaks Occasions mini swap, but due to all kinds of issues, between getting all the holiday stuff done, husband's health issues, my new job, and what-not, I had to drop out of the swap. I will be kicking myself as I look at all the marvelous swaps on the others' blogs, but you gotta do what you gotta do. This was the first time I had ever dropped out of a swap and I felt really bad about it.
Fortunately, we finally got ourselves straightened out and had a lovely Christmas. My husband is doing much better and even went to church with us on Christmas Eve and again the Sunday after and he plans to continue going, which was THE best gift I got for Christmas. We opened our gifts on Christmas morning and had a lovely family time and great dinner, then yesterday we went to Kalamazoo to celebrate with our parents...a very quick visit, as I had to be back here today to work. I spent a couple of lovely days just cooking dinner, eating, reading, and dozing, and hardly any time in front of the computer.
But although I missed the swap bus, I do have the card I was considering using for my swap to show. Lookie:
Ingredients: Stamps - Baby Blassoms, Occasional Quotes; Paper - Springtime Vintage DSP, Crumb Cake, Baja Breeze, Pear Pizazz, Very Vanilla, Not Quite Navy; Ink - Rose Red, Pear Pizzaz, Not Quite Navy, So Saffron; Other - Dotted Scallop Ribbon Border punch, Framed Tulips Textured Impressions embossing folder, gold brads, dimensionals, Rose Red 5/8" Seam Binding, sponge wedges, Vintage Flower Adornments
Yes, it is breathtakingly GOJUS, is it not? (YILM!) I don't know if I would have been able to do 28 of these without going absolutely bonkers, but sadly, did not have a chance to try. I hope my fellow freaks will forgive me for not sending them one of these!
Thanks for continuing to hang in her with me as I find my feet with my new job. I'm starting to finally feel like I know what I am doing...some of the time, anyway! Ta!