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Monday, September 8, 2014

1st 2014 Christmas: stars and snowflakes

Before I begin the description I will comment on the weather in AZ.  Sky Harbor recorded the most rainfall EVER in one day - about 3 1/2 inches the last I heard.  We are about 40 miles away and had a lot - not that much, however.  You may have seen photos of incredible flooding on the freeways - many drivers have badly flooded cars.  Our thoughts and prayers are with those whose homes were flooded also - some for the second tme in a few weeks.
It is hard for me to focus on Christmas when temperatures have been right around 100!  Last year I made some 50 cards - will not do that again.  I have a friend who gave me a stack of her cards to recycle, and I will try to use many of them.  I am thinking of donating them to our church to enclose with the Christmas boxes we give to needy families.
This is a recycled image, and the burgundy strips and sentiment were cut from the same card.  The blue:
 bg is also a recycled piece - the cover from an annual stock report.  I embossed with the snowflake folder.
Sketch:  http://sweetsketchwednesday2.blogspot.com/
Stars:
Non-birthday sentiment:  http://audsentimentschallengeblog.blogspot.com/
Any, with recycles:  http://papertakeweekly.blogspot.com/Any:  http://www.lovesrubberstampschallenges.com/
Any:  http://thepapershelter.blogspot.com/
Layers:  http://thesweetpeastampers.blogspot.co.uk/

13 comments:

  1. Such an awesome creation! Love your style! We are so happy to have you joining us at Loves Rubber Stamps!
    Good Luck & Tons of Hugs, DT Dangina

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  2. I am up in Prescott and we got a lot of rain last night too. Nothing like what Phoenix got though. I couldn't believe how much rain we had in the creek behind us. It rushed down to the lake all night long. We kept thinking it was going to rain today, but it hasn't.
    You card is gorgeous. I really love your image. The true meaning of Christmas. thanks for joining us.

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  3. Fabby looking card. Love all the rich colours in this. It looks so cozy. Love it. Thanks for playing along with us over at AUD sentiments this week.
    Love n hugs
    Marie

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  4. Lovely card, great recycled project, thanks for playing along at The Paper Shelter Stars and/or Hearts challenge, good luck, hugs, Colette xx

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  5. A wonderful card with lovely warm colours. It's really stunning. Fabby creation. Thanks for joining us here at the Paper Shelter this week.
    Love n hugs
    Marie

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  6. Wonderful job with a recycled image. Thanks for joining us this week.
    Hugs, Heide SSW2-DT

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  7. I HAVE been watching your weather (I have family in Scottsdale!) Crazy wet weather!! Stay dry! Fabulous card! Love the idea to use a recycled image! Why not?!!
    ~Jo, SSW2-DT

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  8. LOVE the recycled image - how clever and what a beautiful Christmas card!! So glad you played along with us this week!!
    Blessings to you Dorothy!!
    Sally

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  9. Beautiful Christmas card Dorothy. Great idea to recycle old cards. Stay dry and thanks for joining us at Sweet Sketch Wednesday 2.

    Linda

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  10. Gorgeous card, love the image. Thank you for joining use at TPS.
    Maria

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  11. Oh Dorothy what a great idea recycling your cards from last year and donating to someone else less fortunate . Someone will really love your card and this is such a great idea. Keep dry sorry to hear about all that rain. Great card and thanks so much for sharing your talent with us over at Sweet Sketch Wednesday 2 and good luck.
    Hugs
    Kathie SSW2~DT

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  12. Lovely traditional scene. Great recycling! Thanks for sharing with us at Aud Sentiments this fortnight.
    Hugs,
    Sandy

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  13. Lovely card. Thank you for joining the challenge at Sweet Pea Stampers

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