Tuesday, November 22, 2016

Another 2 Fer Day

Can you believe we are only a few days away from Thanksgiving? This year has moved so fast. I can hardly believe we are nearing the end of November. Tomorrow our little Alexander would have been one year old. He is loved and missed very much. I'd like to visit his grave site tomorrow and hope I can squeeze that visit into our very busy day! I have two cards for you today. Two of my former co-workers have birthdays on November 26th so I needed a couple of birthday cards. So tonight I will show you one of those and a Christmas card that I made today.

I used the new sketch at Tuesday Morning Sketches for this card. The image is by Karen Hill colored with Copic markers. I used a scrap piece of plaid for the background and a dark gray card base. The image is die cut with MFT Stitched Squares and backed with a blue green scrap. I added some extra stars, grass and bow tie (on the hippo) from a W PLUS 9 stamp set using distress ink. To finish it off I used a white gel pen to add some stitching to the dark gray card base.

I am entering these challenges:
My second card tonight was another easy card:

I won the goose image last year from Beccy's Month of Holiday Cards called Christmas Goose and printed it with a sentiment from Create with TLC. The image is pre-colored and the card looked rather bare so I added some elements from a 2002 Stampin' Up! set called Two-Step Stampin Border Builders (retired). The lights at the bottom and the stars are from that set. The ink is Momento black and various colors of distress inks. 
I am entering these challenges:

I'm going to leave you tonight with a picture of my favorite things these last few weeks. After loosing Alex last year at this time we are so thankful to have these two little ones with us for this Thanksgiving. Pictured with the twins are my husband Tom and I, blessed and thankful that we have these two little ones in our lives. I hope God blesses you as abundantly this holiday season.



Melissa Craig said...

Adorable card and really adorable twins! Thank you for joining us at Tuesday Morning Sketches.

Beccy said...

Gosh the times flies. It's hard to believe that it's been a year since you lost sweet little Alex. And now you've got these gorgeous twins to help heal your hearts. What a great photo of you and your hubby Donna, and of course darling little Arthur and Valerie.
Both your cards are fabulous. It took me a little while to realise that the first card doesn't actually say "Happy Birthday to You". I read it that way a few times and then suddenly realised that the first word wasn't "happy". Heh heh... it's amazing what the brain can do.
Great work Donna!

Virginia L. said...

Awesome cards, Donna! Thanks so much for playing Simon Says Stamp Wednesday “Christmas Critters” Challenge! Beautiful colors and design. Well done!

Lisa Lynn said...

Wonderful cards Donna. But that is a great picture and congratulations. That is truly something to be thankful for and to be truly blessed to have!!! ENJOY your THANKSGIVING!!!

MaryH said...

Popped over to enjoy your later card, with the twin elves, but after seeing that you had a picture, had to scroll down to find this. What little darlings they are, and looks like they are gaining weight quite nicely. I can see how much you both are loving these little angels, and I know that they are doubly precious to you after last year. TFS some of your special blessings with Blogland. God keep all of you thriving, so you can help them grow up well! Hugs & hope your T'giving was a super happy (and quiet!) day. Bet you all could use some rest.

Patti said...

These are both great cards Donna! Of course I'm a little partial to the one from TMS :) wink wink. I love the image, sentiment and colors. Thanks so much for joining us at Tuesday Morning Sketches this week!

Patti said...

Oh yes and I tend to block sad things...here I did it once again. So sorry about little Alex, but God sure sent you a couple gorgeous little blessings to comfort you!

sassyb07 said...

I LOVE this picture! It's amazing and the twins look so good

hugs, Valerie

Hazel said...

Thanks for entering both of my CHNC challenges with your lovely crafting - hope to see you again soon. x

Patricia Alvarez said...

beautiful cards. The babies are adorable. Thanks for sharing with us at Crafty Sentiments Designs this week. Good luck!!! Patricia

Jenée said...

Congratulations on those beautiful twins. I know they will help ease some of the pain over your loss last year. Thank you for sharing your cards (and those babies) with us at Tuesday Morning Sketches.

Debbie said...

Sweet card! But even sweeter pic!! Your babies are adorable!
What a blessing that you have full arms after the loss of Alex plus the knowledge that he is whole and healthy with Jesus!!
Thanks for playing along this week at Tuesday Morning Sketches!!
Debbie's Dash of This and That

Desire Fourie said...

Adore the little bambinos. Just a gorgeous card. Its perfect for our 5th ‘ATG with CREATE WITH TLC’ challenge. Thanks for sharing your talent with us. Good luck and hope to see you play with us again.
{ATG with a CREATE WITH TLC Element}
{Doing Life – my personal blog}

JoAnn said...

Adorable cards. Thanks for joining us at Seize the Birthday.
Nice photo of the little ones.

Tlc Creations said...

Congratulations on the new little blessings!
And your card is very fun. So festive.

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