I took advantage of my kids having this week off school to sneak in a quick visit to my parents (their being off school saves me from rearranging car pools & activities while gone). All I can say is aging is not for the weak - since I last saw my parents in August, the family house has been sold and care needs have separated them. Mom, with dementia, requires full-time care now but dad, at 84, is going strong and in a lovely retirement community.
Today I am avoiding the pre-decorating cleaning and catching up on some of the card challenges while my insane husband has taken the kids and headed to a mall or two.
The Muse Card Club has a wonderful card to inspire us this week from Lucy F.
I used a snowflake wreath die (ETA Sussex Snowflake die from Memory Box) to create a similar look to Lucy's card, layering the offset die cut back onto the panel it was cut from. I discarded the leftover center from the panel and backed the open space with a piece of vellum.
A Technique Tuesday sentiment is inked with MFT Berrylicious to finish the card.
I am also linking this card to the Festive Friday blog where for their final challenge of 2013 you can pick your favorite challenge from the past year. I didn't participate in this one the first time around, but am picking the Snowflake Challenge.
With Anything Goes at the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge Blog, I am also linking up there.
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