Tuesday, November 29, 2011

So as I sit here writing this post I am thinking of all the things
I need to get done before Christmas.  The list is growing bigger
by the minute.

Every year I always say I am going to be more
prepared.  And I think I am more behind this
year than the years before.



But that's OK..
I have a sneaky feeling that everything
is going to turn out just fine!




I am thinking about throwing that list away and just winging it!
But I better not..  My memory isn't what it used to be.
I would hate to wake up Christmas morning and realize I
forgot to buy my mom a gift..  Or even worst Myles..
That would never happen..


*****


Over at City Crafters Challenge blog I am hosting
and you know I need more Christmas cards so I thought it
would be a great idea to have that as our challenge.
The only twist is that your card has to have the Big guy
himself on your card..




I have had this Santa image for a couple of years.
I can't even remember where I got him.



Yes... I added some faux stitching.. 
and some real stitching.. 




Such a jolly card if I don't say so myself..

To get all the details on this challenge you can head over
to City Crafters Challenge Blog..  While there you can
check out what the rest of the design team came up with..

Well I better go check out whats on that list
for today..  I know for sure there will be something to
do with a cute little guy!

I don't need a list for that!

Thanks so much for stopping by.

Hugs, Linda

39 comments:

JeanFB said...

Yes, I'm right there with you (in spirit!), staring at an ever-growing list while the days fly by. It's so hard to be ready ahead of time!! I think we should move Halloween and Thanksgiving until after Christmas.... that way there will be nothing on the agenda after July 4th, and we'll all be ready for Christmas and relaxing by October, LOL! Adorable card - love that stamp, and a perfectly timed challenge theme. Take care, my friend. :) Jean

Deb Hickman said...

Great idea to make a list, I think I need to make one this year, I always end up forgetting something. I love your card, the Santa image is very sweet. Btw, I love your photo of your list and mug, very cool.xxx

cnelson said...

Fab challenge and DARLING card! Could not LOVE it more!!

craftattack said...

Very pretty card! Valerie

jacirascrap said...

Que sua lista de afazeres fique toda completa até o Natal!!! Lindo seu Papai Noel e suas costuras em seu cartão!!!

Gillian Olson said...

Lovely card, very colourful and jolly.

Becca said...

I love your little card LInda! Such a cute Santa! Good luck with your list! :-)

june lanum said...

so cute love the Santa

June Houck said...

This Santa card is SEW cute! I am so glad you brought him out to play. Love this card :)

Ros said...

I'm like you when it comes to getting ready ... I always panic and you know in the end it all gets done ...

Anyway my friend ... I adore your card ... great challenge!

Tracy said...

I love the vintage feel of this card. :-) That is such a wonderful Santa image. All and all a truly wonderful card for some very lucky person.
Don't feel alone. I haven't done much for Christmas yet either. :-) Hugs!

Sylvia said...

Wonderful card and challenge, Linda! I always need a list because I will forget something. Last year, I forgot the cream for the soup at thanksgiving time, but fortunately the stores were open, not so on Christmas. but your right nothing is so important that one can't make do. But I love my lists this time of year! If I saved the lists, I could scrap them for next year! Have a wonderful day with Myles!

Lynn Stevens said...

I know just how your feeling Linda, so much to do and so little time, Darling St. Nick card and another one checked off that list!
hugs Lynn

Kathy said...

Oh I am DEF more behind this year than usual...I'm blaming my blog! :) Actually, truth be told, it is more just ME getting easily side-tracked :). Oh well...I'm having fun.

Kathy

mustavcoffee, Gay Peplow said...

OOh It's definitely scary that to do list before Christmas I share your fears but it usually goes okay LOL Fabulous card Linda, love the Santa image and your stitching is as wonderful as ever, have fun, hugs Gay xxx

Silvia(Barnie) said...

Yeah, I know how you're feeling... Same procedure as every year before Christmas.
Your card looks wonderful, great Santa image.

Terry said...

Well nice to know that I am with good company on that sinking boat!! I am just happy the water is only 3 feet deep, so we can just walk through it! I think it is just getting older that we realize it is time to catch our breath! Your Christmas card is once again adorable! Hugs to my friend!

Gail Dixon (Louisiana Belle) said...

You did a phenomenal job on the card! I love it. We are simplifying Christmas this year since our lives are changing so dramatically and I think it's okay. We're going to make it more about being together and having fun than the gifts. Peace and blessings to you!

Catherine said...

Isn't it funny how we think we need to do a million things to get ready for Christmas and yet, if our list doesn't get completed, Christmas still comes. I like all your Christmassy photos and that stamp is cute!

Happy week to you!
xo Catherine

julieprice3 said...

I know what you mean about Christmas sneaking up on us again.. Oh dear so much to do, so little time.. but it all seems to work out in the end. Love your Vintage Christmas card, very nice
Hugs Julie P

Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

Loveeeeeeeeeee that card!! That Santa is PRECIOUS!!! :):):):):):):):):):):)

missing moments said...

The card is so cute! Haven't even begun shopping ...

Pieces of Sunshine said...

Sounds like you are pleasantly busy. Your card looks fantastic.

Kirsty Vittetoe said...

Awesome post, love it! And that love that adorable Santa card too!

Lynnda Hosni said...

I always enjoyed your post!!! Lovely photos... and that card is too cute... love the Santa... how cute is that eh!!...hugs..xoxo

Audrey Pettit said...

Love your challenge idea, Linda, and love your sweet card. What a fun homespun Santa image that is! Love your combo of faux and real stitching and love the layered die cuts, too. And how cool are those snaps on here??!

justine said...

Lists are always good, I am sure you will have the most wonderful Christmas with your grandson! love your previous post on your lovely friend Becca and meeting your blog buddy, come to England and we can meet!

Lynn Richards said...

Love the card!!!! All the colors are wonderful.
Maybe it will help to just keep singing "fa la la la laaa, la la ala la."
xo
lynn

lisa said...

What a great card Linda, and sure to make the one who receives it, smile!

I am in the same spot as you with Christmas. Not a whole lot of organization going on here, but somehow, I know it will work out. I did start my cookies 3 weeks ago though, and what could possibly be more important than the cookies??? :-)

S. Etole said...

Visiting via Kamana's ... so glad I did!

papertrails leaver said...

Linda-loved your post for today. The dreaded list. Well, it's not all dreadful but somethings seem to never get checked off on mine and carry through to the next week. :-) Love the positive upswing on your note that it will get done :-) Your big guy is full of country and warmth! Love him backed with the brackets. Holiday hugs! :-) Amy

papertrails leaver said...

Linda-loved your post for today. The dreaded list. Well, it's not all dreadful but somethings seem to never get checked off on mine and carry through to the next week. :-) Love the positive upswing on your note that it will get done :-) Your big guy is full of country and warmth! Love him backed with the brackets. Holiday hugs! :-) Amy

Mama Zen said...

That card is adorable!

Mona L. Pendleton said...

What a fun card Linda! Love the "folk art" feel! So warm and "country ish"! Happy Holidays!

Davi said...

Oh I do LOVE this card Linda!! That fun little country Santa is just the best and the fun embellies and stitching make one Warm and Wonderful card!

PaperPumpkin said...

I am further behind in holiday readiness than last year..uh oh. Great post! Wonderful Santa art!! Thank you for visiting me and for your kind comments. You are so sweet. Your interview was wonderful! Naashia is such a talented, sweet lady...Happy December to you! Kath

Suzanne C said...

Definitely a jolly santa! Love your homespun christmas card. Lovely pictures as always. I am sure you will get everything done!

Colleen Dietrich said...

This is a cute folksy Santa card, Linda. I am seriously low on handmade CHristmas cards this year, but I'm not going to sweat it. For the first time in many, many years, I am not planning to send cards to the 60 or so on my list. I just have to cut back somewhere. The surgery left me feeling way behind!

Anonymous said...

Cute cute card and I love your photography! Dru