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Thursday, December 1, 2011

Center Step Card


Good Morning! I almost never do alternate fold cards for some reason, but I am really glad that I decided to play along with the Riley and Company challenge this week. The challenge was to make a Center Step card and a link to this tutorial was provided. It wasn't that difficult and I love the way that it looks. I used Riley and the Christmas Tree image for my card, Basic Gray paper, buttons from American Crafts and the sentiment is from a dollar set I have had for a while.

Before I got my laptop, it was much more difficult to make anything that I had to follow multiple step directions. The computer is upstairs and the craft room is downstairs so I would try and balance my Scor-Pal on my lap at the computer desk which didn't really work all that well. Having the laptop, I can put it on my craft desk and it makes everything so much easier.


Samantha hung out with me on Saturday morning while her sister was at swim practice and she helped me get my tree up. She has helped me with this for the past couple of years now, but this year I had found a bin of ornaments that she had never seen before so she had fun ooohing and aahhing over all the things that were new to her. My tree is done in Elvis ornaments and angel ornaments. Several of the Elvis ones play music, but every time she walks by the tree she presses the button on the one that plays "Viva Las Vegas".


I haven't been around visiting blogs or blogging very much. I hurt my back last week and last night was the first time in about a week that I could sit at the table long enough to even color an image. I have spent as much time as possible horizontal on the couch, with pain meds and day time TV. I'm feeling better now, and am even attempting to go to work today.

16 comments:

Karin said...

Sorry to hear about your back and I hope you continue to improve quickly. Not what you want when the holidays are approaching! That's a fancy fold I have yet to try, so thanks for reminding me how cute it looks. Great way to show off that patterned paper! Love your tree too. Elvis and angels? How fun!

StampOwl said...

super cute Gina

jimlynn said...

Sorry about your back....glad to hear you're feeling better now though.
Love your Christmas tree with the angels and Elvis ornaments! How fun!!
Riley is so cute in the center step card! Great patterned papers to go with him too. Cute image and cute card.
Lynn

Pat (mspfd) said...

Sorry to hear that you hurt your back, Gina.
The tree looks gorgeous. Great photo of Samantha. Feel better.

Tammy said...

So sorry to hear about your back Gina. ...and I'm glad your are starting to feel better!
Adorable Riley card!! I love the papers and all of your buttons! Cute photo too!! Take care!

Crafty Cre8tions said...

Sorry your back is still hurting! Take it easy and don't worry about the blog visits!

Love the card!!! Love your tree too! Made me laugh with the Elvis ornaments!!!!!!

Maria

Cheryl said...

I love your Riley card! The papers and buttons give it such a warm, homey feel.

Sorry to hear about your back. I hope you are feeling better.

Lorraine said...

Your Riley card is adorable - love the center step design, too! And your Christmas tree is beautiful! So sorry to hear about your back. I hope you feel 100% soon!

Kathy and Lucky said...

So sorry to hear about your back, but glad you are feeling better, make sure you take it slow. Your card is adorable, I just got some Riley stamps and will have to color them up. You did a great job with the center step, love it with the papers. Your tree is gorgeous and how fun for Samantha. Have a great weekend.

Heather Huggins said...

Wonderful card!! What a pretty Christmas tree..

Shelly Schmidt said...

What a great card- I love the fold- I have never made one like this- ever...! The coloring and paper are both awesome! Your tree us up- lucky you- and Elvis and Angels sounds like a winning combo! Sorry to hear about your back- no stranger to back trouble- I hope it resolves quickly!

Maria Matter said...

So sorry to hear about your back Gina, glad you're feeling better!! your tree looks wonderful...viva las vegas!

Beautiful Christmas card, love the fold, just right for this sweet Riley scene!
Take care hun
Hugs & blessings!

Scrapping Julie said...

oh gina, so sorry you were down with your back. hope you get back to normal soon. what a great card you created and wow look how much samantha has grown up! love the elvis ornaments..teehee

Carrie Sampsel said...

I hope you're feeling better!! What a cute card and an awesome fold. I will have to try this. Love everything about this card...the paper, the buttons and Riley!! Toooo cute!!

Cindy Haffner said...

Ohhh SWEETNESS!!~

Scrubbybubbles(sue) said...

What a great card! Riley is SO cute!
Sorry to hear about your back. I've had mine for about a week now too. I'm taking muscle relaxants, Advil and using icy hot on my back. I also have a TENS unit on order. I'm SO hoping it helps. It stinks when we have to go back to work in pain. Makes for a very long day. I hope it heals for you soon. *hugs*