Wednesday, January 23, 2013

B is for Bows or Boys...

Coffee of the Day - Chocolate Peppermint

Today starts a new challenge over at ABC Christmas Challenges and our theme is 'B for Bows or Boys.' We are also welcoming some great new members to our team! I do hope you will stop by and tell them hello, plus say hi to our fab team and their gorgeous projects!

Well with all the guys in my family, it was pretty easy for me to go with the 'boys' portion of this challenge! ;) I did throw a bow in there as well, but shhhhhh...... they might not notice! tee hee! One of our sponsors is the ever fun Bugaboo, and I just LOVE this Santa buried in the sand image. he makes me giggle! The sentiment comes from Create with TLC. just seemed perfect!

Papers are Basic Grey Aspen Frost, the border die is from My Favorite Things, holly die is Basic Grey, ticket was sprayed with glimmer mist before adding washi tape and a vintage button. Santa's hat has stickles added to pom pom and cuff while holly berries are covered in distress stickles.  Santa's cool shades are covered with the last bit of crystal effects in the bottle that hadn't dried up..... (see post from yesterday. sigh......) I so love the candy cane stripe ribbon that was tied across the bottom. I don't have much of it, so I tend to use it sparingly.

a little update on my radiation poisoning - I met with my oncologist on Friday. he told me that I will probably have some of the after effects for almost another year because of the level of poisoning I had. I also will need to be very careful of all scans and x-rays that I have from here on out. I didn't realize that there is a lifetime  medical maximum of radiation a person can have. I will have to be careful even with having mammograms, which is a real problem with someone who not only has had breast cancer, but triple negative breast cancer. I should find out in the next few days how some of my other tests went. 

so in the mean time, I am trying to keep myself occupied by getting a bit of crafting done. it sure helps me keep my mind busy on things other than health ickies.... :)
I am hoping to do some more submissions to magazine calls, so we shall see how that goes. a bit nervous 'cause it has been a lonnnnnng time since I've submitted anything. even longer since I was actually published, so I will be busy in the bg crafting, although it might not all pop up here on my blog for a bit.

hugs to all of you and thanks for stopping by! :)


Carissa said...

Such a fun card, great colouring and a wonderful layout.
Hugs, Carissa

Samantha said...

Brilliant card hunny its funny I almost did not see the bow I think because its the colour and also its a long masculine bow!!! love your image choice too! hugs me xx

Lisa M said...

I am loving me these beach Santa images!! However, I'm NOT ready for summer yet. There's still too many bugs out and about and I could stand another freeze, but I will live vicariously through your awesome card however!! :D
Love your ABC DT card Jennifer.
big hugs to you,
me xx

Līva Kalniņa said...

Seriously fun card :) I just plain love it!
Keep hangin' in there! Hope your submissions will get published.

Dot said...

Great to have you with us , Jennifer.
Super cute card with a funny image.
hugs Dorte

Zw@@n said...

Great card, Jennifer. That Santa is so funny and beautifully coloured. Great paper. Luv, Wilma

Penny said...

What a fun card--crazy Santa image! He belongs here in the desert with me--or over in Hawaii (sigh...). Love the design, die cuts, & papers on this one! :^)
Looking for good results for you on your tests! (Just one question--do you glow in the dark now? Oh, sorry, that was terribly tacky of my evil twin to ask that!)
Have fun crafting!
Huge hugs, Penny

Judy said...

What a cute card! He really looks happy :), and love the colors and design.

Glad to hear you are keeping busy, and wishing you the best of luck in getting published.


scrapclose2theheart said...

Your card is so manly. Just in case the "boys" want to know. ;) LOL It looks great. I hope you have great success in getting published.

I am so sorry about your other troubles. Hugs & prayers. ~Patti

Tracy said...

You might need to stick this guy out in your backyard and melt the snow. LOL He's fun and your card is too. Best of luck to you on the submissions. I've been a pretty big chicken about that, but I do have one coming up in the spring. Hugs!