Wishing you Peace, Love and Joy

Sunday, February 28, 2010

Happy Sunday to you.  I'm happy to report that my test went OK.  Not great but it could have been worse.  Now I play the waiting game.  I'm just so happy to not be studying right now.  Thank you to everyone who has been thinking of me and for their prayers and happy thoughts.  I hope to report in a few weeks that I am a CPA.  If not, I'll try again.  2010 is definitely my year for this.

Now, after several weeks out of my craft room, I was itching to get back down there but also scared that I wouldn't remember how to craft.  LOL.  In the end, I am tickled "pink" with my card.
After uploading the picture onto here, I noticed that my bow got all crazy.  That's fixed now.
Here's the challenges this card fits.
Sparkle's Christmas card challenge--Christmas
Creative Inspirations--monochrome
Bah Humbug--Christmas and trees
Christmas Stampin all Year Long--Christmas and pink
Fab's Big Christmas Card Challenge--Christmas
Saturday Spotlight--CAS
Raise the Bar--Three's company
One Stop Craft Challenge--optimistically pink
Crazy 4 Challenges--3 textures
Stamp Something--Recipe w/ designer paper, buttons, and ribbon
Cute card Thursday--Ribbon-tastic
Crafty Creations--Cut it out and pop it up
Lexi's Creations--Anything goes
Incy Wincy--Touchy feely

Patterned Paper:  My Minds Eye

Stamps:  PTI Tree Trimming Trio
Other:  Cuttlebug, CTMH ribbon and buttons

I've started my blog hopping to some of my favorite blogs and can't wait to catch up with all of you.  I have missed visiting and commenting tremendously and am happy to have more time now.  As always, thanks for stopping by and making my day.


Fabrizio said...

Wow your card is lovely, thank you for joining in the fun with my Christmas challenge. X Fab

Sharon said...

This is gorgeous and so pretty Alanna. The layout is very stylish and the colours are so delicate; it's a wonderful card.
Thanks for joining us this week at the OSCC.
Sharon xx

Caryl P said...

So glad to hear the test is over as is studying...my fingers are crossed while you wait for the results! Glad to have you back crafting, love the buttons as ornaments on the tree!

Kim said...

I know you will report that you passed your test with flying colors!

Love this card, the embossing and pinks are so very elegant and pretty!
Missed ya!
Kim xXx

Sparkle said...

Such a lovely card and love all the pink!

Lexi said...

oh how sweet! Thanks for playing along at lexi's creations

Hugs Lexi xxx

Ann said...

Oh I'm tickled pink with this card too - it's stunning. So lovely to see pink used so successfully on a Christmas card - just love it.
Hope your test results are good - will keep my fingers crossed for you.
Ann xxx
DT Bah! Humbug!

Sharli said...

Alanna, You're back with all your MOJO!!! Probably a bunch pent up in there! LOL

Thank goodness! So glad to "see" you again - what a wonderful card!


Carolyn Christie said...

Very pretty card!! Glad you're back!! Hoping you passed!! :)

maxine said...

This is lovely thanks for joining us at Lexis Creations this week

Cheryl said...

gorjus card hun love the image,thanks for joining us at incy hugs cheryl xxxxx

Penny D. said...

Nope, you haven't lost it! Great card, very pretty.

chercroppin said...

Yahhhh, you're done studying and get to craft!! And no, you haven't lost any creative juices, and this one is proof!

Love your soft colors and that embossing....and that ribbon/bow is PERFECT!!

Jeanne said...

Oh Alanna! Your card is wonderful. Nope, you definitely haven't forgotten how to craft. I've missed you, but am glad you focused on what was really important. I can't believe how many challenges you found to fit this card. Amazing!

Laurel said...

Oh this is so pretty!

Saskia said...

Lovely to see your work at Lexi's Creations! Thanks for joining us and... good luck!

Sweet greetings, Saskia :)

Irene said...

Your card is gorgeous and elegant,I love it. Fabulous colours and a little cuttling - just up my street.
Great use of those buttons.

Thank you so much for joining in our latest challange.


Marlene said...

Such a pretty card!

Chrissie said...

Oooooh this is absolutely gorgeous! Such gentle colours, beautiful!
Thank you so much for joining in with our challenge at OSCC this week!
We hope to see you next week!

gina g said...

This is absolutely gorgeous very stylish and i love the colour. Thanks for joining the OSCC this week. luv gina xx

Maria said...

Good luck on your test results, Alanna!

Wow, you're efficient! You tackled so many challenges with one card! Fabulous!

YOur pink Christmas card is beautiful. . I love the button ornaments and embossing! Just gorgeous! Thank you for playing along with us at Christmas Stampin All Year Long! Hope you'll play again!!!


Max said...

Love your pretty pink tree and those buttons are so cute. Wishing you all the best in your exam results.
Thanks for joining in the fun with us at Bah! Humbug!


Dot Scrap said...

So sweet and lovely. Love the pink tree and the buttons.
Thank you for joining us at Stamp Something this week.
Dorte aka dot-scrap

Darlene (SCS:akronstamperdpk) said...

Keeping my fingers crossed on that CPA's license!!
Your card is adorable and great job of covering challenges!! Thanks for joining us this week at both Raise the Bar and Saturday Spotlight! Hope to see you next challenge!!

Barb said...

Hi Alanna...I do hope your test comes back with favorable results! And I am loving your card. You are the MASTER of challenges!! Your card is lovely and there is so much detail! The non-traditional colors are outstanding! Great job!

sugar n spice said...

love your card, so elegant. Thank you for joining us at OSCC Challenge this week, good luck in the draw.
Hugs Suzi

Annie said...

I love the soft colours and the simple clean style of this card. thanks for joining us at CCT this week.
hugs, annie x

tanjaak said...

Hi! Great card. Thanks for joining us at Stamp Something this week.

Sarah said...

AWWW LOVE the card Alanna...glad you are all done....You SO deserve to get this.

The Wired Angel said...

Alanna.. your card is beautiful.. a really great job on this. Thanks for playing along with us this week at CSAYL! Hugs, Peggy

*Vicki* said...

WOW!! This is just adorable!! I love the colors and the buttons are the perfect touch!! :) Thanks so much for playing along with us at Saturday Spotlight this week!! HUGS

Erin... said...

love it! the embossing is perfect! Thanks for joining with us at Saturday Spotlight this week!! and Stamp Something too!!

Maria Matter said...

I just love your style sweetie!
This is gorgeous in pink...great design Alanna!!!
Hugs & blessings, Maria

Chris Olsen, Glowbug said...

Oh how pretty!! Love the pink, the buttons and the embossing! Thanks for joining us at Saturday Spotlight Challenge! What an awesome take on the Clean it up challenge!

Sheila Bennett said...

Very nice card. I really like the pink and white for a 'soft' Christmas card. And you can never go wrong using the Swiss Dots embossing. :)

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