*Warning: long post*
Happy New Year! Wishing you a new year filled with hope, good health, and happiness!
I hope you all had a wonderful Christmas! We had a small celebration with our son, his friend, Ethan, and our son's new dog, Maverick. I'm not sure that Sheila was too keen on another dog here for the visit, lol! Maverick managed to take two ornaments off the tree. In fact, while I was in the kitchen, I heard a strange sound. I thought I better go check on Maverick even though my husband was supposed to be watching him. He was in the same room with him. Crunch...crunch...Maverick was crunching on an ornament, which was a bird with twigs. He got a few twigs off before I got it away from him. My husband thought he was chewing on one of his toys, ha!
Maverick (Born 8-27-20)
Above is a sweet photo of him behaving in the kitchen with me, lol! He is pretty good...just a pup. A beautiful dog. And, looking at him makes us miss our Shadow(German Shepherd) that we lost two years ago.
Another highlight of Christmas was our son playing the organ and piano at Christmas Eve service. It was extra special to have our organist, Sara, play the piano while Jeremy played the organ. We all had our masks on and we were socially distanced in the church. It is also very special to have all the candles lit while we sing Silent Night in the dark.
A few more photos...
Randy, Sheila, me
Randy and Jeremy
Jeremy, Maverick, Ethan
And, the other reason you are here....
It's time for another Dies R Us Challenge! We won't be having theme challenges this year. All you have to do is use a brand of die that Dies R Us sells...easy peasy! So, please come and join the fun and have a chance to win a gift certificate...enjoy creating!
I decided to make a shaker birthday card for my friend, Pat. I started by inking the background with distress inks of salty ocean, cracked pistachio, and seedless preserves. The snowflakes were embossed using a stamp set from Newton's Nook. The cute snowman image is from the same stamp set, which is from Newton's Nook. The frame was die cut using Lawn Fawn-Outside In Stitched Scalloped Rectangle Stackables. The die cut sentiments are from Elizabeth Craft Designs. Dots from Pink & Main and sequins (Robin Egg) from Paper Sweeties to finish the card.
The inside sentiment is from SU. All dies that were used for my card with links are listed below. I hope you create a project using dies and join us for the challenge!
Dies R Us has a sister store with warehouses in the USA and Canada called Didi Crafts.
It will ship to both the US and Canada. Didi Crafts will carry some of the same products as DRU, but most will be different. Now our Canadian friends don't have to worry about huge taxes or shipping fees. How great is that!?!
My teammates have some fabulous inspiration for you today. Sit back, relax, and take a look.... (you can click on their name to go to their personal blogs and get more detailed information about each project)