Friday, July 20, 2012

Christmas in July

Happy Friday! I am playing along with the Riley and Company challenge today, which is Christmas in July. Every year I say I am going to get an early start on my Christmas cards and every year I wait until the last minute. Except this year! Thanks to challenges like this and thanks to the monthly Copic class I teach wanting to do a Christmas card a month, I actually have a nice start on my cards. I used Snow Globe Riley for my card and colored the image with Copics. I used paper from Basic Gray, snowflakes from a Martha Stewart punch and some little acrylic drops from my stash. 

I am excited for the weekend to finally be here. No huge canning sessions for me this weekend though, I will be attending a family reunion. Poor Kip has to work so he will be stuck at home on his computer all weekend while I travel to South Carolina, after making a pit stop in Cleveland for my niece's birthday. Growing up, my family went to this reunion almost every year, and my parents still go, but it has been a number of years since I have been. When my Grandmother passed away in 2000, as many of us as possible went to the reunion with him that next summer since it was his first time to go in about 55 years without my Grandmother. Life gets crazy and since I live almost 7 hours away, so I haven't been since then. The timing worked out great this year and my boss was kind enough to give me an extra day or two off so I am able to go. I am excited to get to see people I haven't seen in a while!

I hope everyone has a great weekend!


Kathy and Lucky said...

Fun Xmas card, Riley is so cute with that adorable little snowman he built. Sounds like a great reunion, just know you will have a great time with your family, safe travels.

Karen said...

I Love everything about this! Of course Riley is adorable in the snow globe. Great layout design, and the pattern paper is perfect!

Lorraine said...

I love that Riley in a snowglobe image! So fun! I just can't get into the not yet...not yet, lol. I hope you have a blast at your family reunion!