Monday, November 29, 2010

Silver and Gold Decorations

And Holly of course!  (I always have some song in my head don't I?)

This is my last card for my amazingly fun stint as a guest designer for the Midnight Madness Sketch Challenge.  These gals are so incredibly creative, inspiring and most of all, encouraging.  It was a wonderful experience working with them.

The Midnight Madness Sketch Challenge has combined three sketches in this post that will last the WHOLE MONTH. We have supplied both the FANCY and CAS sketches for you. In the true celebration of crafting, you are more than welcome to enter as many cards as you like this month. You can even do a few of each if you want to. Just have fun, crank up those holiday tunes and get some Holiday cards created. In addition to entering your cards throughout the whole month, we would like to invite you to share with us some of your holiday cheer, memories and things that have made your holidays extra special throughout the years. Along with those wonderful cards you will be posting, we would love to see some holiday pictures (old or new). Share your yummiest holiday recipe, pictures of your pet with a bow in it's head, share your favorite holiday song, video or even a blast from the past with your dad dressed up as Santa. You name it, we want to see it!! You can leave your links in your comments or just add whatever you would like to share with us on your Midnight Madness blog posts.  In true holiday spirit, the prizes this month will be the gifts of giving from your heart and from all of us (DT and Players) and simply through the joy of sharing with each other.

Confused...??  Keep reading....

I wanted to share a story with you about the time my hubby and I got fogged in in Seattle and we almost missed Christmas here in Arizona.  Our flight was scheduled for a couple days before Christmas and when the first flight was canceled, we smiled and went home to hang out for the day.  But the next day at the airport when our flight was once again canceled, I couldn't hold back the tears.  This was too much!  (Me only 20 and missing my momma real bad!)  I started to hate the sight of the Seattle airport with each step I took out that door.  This time we went home and were bored stiff, so we decided to open a few presents.  One I had bought for my hubby was an army man play set.  We had so much fun that Christmas Eve setting up battles and playing War.  (He of course much more practiced and therefore skilled than I.)  Finally we bit the bullet and switched our tickets to Alaska Airlines (equipped with fog take-off and landing gear, big DUH on us.)  We got out on a red-eye flight with burrito dinners and itty bitty tabasco sauce jars and finally made it home 5am Christmas morning.  It's funny but to this day, army men and tabasco sauce remind me of Christmas!

Here are the December sketches... "YOUR PICK" Make it fancy, clean and simple, or somewhere in-between.  (I went with 84 for my card.)

Feel free to enter multiple cards this month too!
Just have fun and come play with us :)


Lovely Linda said...

Hello Holly - what a gorgeous feminine work of the heart! You will be missed at MMSC and we hope you will play along with us!! I have loved your cards and getting to know you - your Christmas story made me laugh - but I would have been in tears with you if I was there! Thank you Holly for all that you have brought to the MMSC and you gorgeous work!! {{{hugs}}}

Gunn (MsPlum) said...

Hi Holly!
First of all - I am very sorry to see you leave the MM team - you have been such an ispiration! Your card are always fantastic and you have your own little special flare to everything you do. I will miss you on the team!

Your card this week is beautiful as always! Love the lamp and the music. Superpretty!

Thanks also for sharing the little story of tabasco and army play men! I am glad you made it home!

Priscilla said...

Oh Holly thank you so much for sharing your story. I love hearing stories like that. Your card is just lovely Holly and I just adore your style of card making. Thank you for being such a wonderful teammate. You are a true pleasure to work with. Merry Christmas to you are and your family this year. I hope you have a couple army men under the tree drinking some hot sauce this year..LOL