Thursday, January 3, 2013

Rectangle Birthday!

Hello!  I hope everyone had a wonderful Christmas and a great time celebrating the beginning of a new year.  We had a long Christmas.  We started ours out on the Friday before Christmas, with having my parents here for dinner and read the Christmas story from the Bible, and exchanged our gifts to each other,(because they were going to be at my sister's house for Christmas).  So that saved us all from hauling those gifts from home to PA. to back home.  Then we had Christmas Eve at our Aunt and Uncle's home and opened gifts from them and our Grandma.  Then we got up early Christmas morning read the Christmas story, and opened our gifts to each other here out our home, Next we got ready and headed to my in-laws to eat breakfast  and read the Christmas Story and opened gifts from them and my SIL's and their families.  Then we ate lunch and went and visited with Grandma for a little bit!  After all that on Christmas day, we came home packed our suitcases and loaded up the van and went to bed.  So on Wednesday, very early we got up and headed down the road to my sister's home in PA, trying to stay ahead of the "blizzard" that Ohio got.  Thank goodness, we got there just as it began snowing really hard.  So God really watched out for us.  Well, we stayed with them for about two days, had Christmas dinner, and read the Christmas story in their barn, with the horse munching in our ears and the dog making whimpering noises and chickens making some noises,  just to reflect on some of the things that our baby Jesus may have heard when he was born.  Then we opened gifts to each other.  The next day we came home to at least 10"-12" of snow!  We spent the next few days, just laying around resting up from the hectic-ness of Christmas and enjoyed each other.  All this to say, that I got really behind on Birthday cards for people in our families whose birthdays landed right after Christmas and New Year's....

So here is the first of a few that I am behind on!  I really am going to try to stay ahead on card making and maybe have a few extra on hand just in case!  Oh well, at least they are getting a card instead of nothing!  It is the thought that counts right?  I bet you all never get behind on your card making for people, right?   Anyways, I like how it turned out, simple and masculine.  And the paper has just enough shimmer for me to not need to add any.  Anyways, here it is!

I used:
DCWV The Natural Stack
Spellbinders Rectangles
Cuttlebug Clockworks embossing folder
Birthday Sentiment from Hobby Lobby

Thank you so much for stopping in and
may you have a New Year filled with many blessings!