Wednesday, December 1, 2010

Just Yammering Today

I thought I had the Inspiration Fairy lured back to my desk when I created Edna the other day - but she has flown off again.  Did she show up at your house?

I have had to strain my own little brain this week to come up with our 2010 Christmas Card.  I sat down the day after Thanksgiving to relax and...

BAM!

It hit me like a ton of bricks - if Thanksgiving is over that means Christmas is about 45 minutes away and I hadn't even thought about Christmas Cards! 

Yep, that's right, I panicked.

I'm NOT a "last minute - work best under pressure" girl - I am a "show up early for everything - love to check things off my list" gal.

It took a lot of focus and a lot of  "Honey is this OK?" and "does this look better" and "No, I don't like it - I need to start over" and "what about THIS one" but I finally came up with a card, got a photo of the girls, made 80 of those rascals, addressed the envelopes and they are DONE.  And they will be mailed off this first week of December - 'cause that is what I do.  I have friends that place bets about my card being the first one they receive each year.  It's part of their holiday tradition.

And that is why you have had no punch art from me to entertain you.

I do have a couple of ideas in work but I need the Fairy to come help me finish them up.

So if you see her, PLEASE send her back my way. 

14 comments:

bethvb said...

I haven't seen her but i'm looking!!!

Rita said...

I'll be sure to send her your way!

bridget said...

Oh Ellen, you are hilarious! I LOVE your humor!

Whimcees said...

Hello!

So where is a photo of this Christmas card! The IF must have been there on your shoulder while you were creating it to have accomplished such a miracle - all of your cards mailed on December 1! I have just started to make mine!

I am so happy to see you back posting! Wishing you and IF a good day today!

Hugs,

Barbara Diane

Patti said...

Yeah another post great to have you back with your great sense of humor and remarkably astute observations...roared with laughter at the "If Thanksgiving is over Christmas must be 45 minutes away"
May I borrow that!!!!
blessings
patti moffett

Carolyn Sharkas said...

Heaven knows she isn't hanging out here with me, lol. Glad you got your card done, and glad you are posting again, I've missed you.

Karel Standish said...

She might be over on Frenchie's blog, she did a punch art child sledding. I told your fairy that it was time to go home and dust your scrap room with inspiration. Ahhhcoo
did it work?

Anonymous said...

You are amazing! Have a great day!
Jeany

Sandra said...

wow, you are good! Relax hon.
Sandra

Margie said...

So glad to have you back on your blog! So - where is a picture of your card? May we see it - pretty please?

Ellen Kemper said...

I'll show the card after they are all mailed off and my friends and family have time to get them. No punch art this year - I actually STAMPED (GASP!)

Jessica said...

My mom is the same way. She waits and sees what cards I'll be featuring in October then buys all the stuff for our Retreat in November and mails them off the day after Thanksgiving. I can't decide if I want to risk printing them and have them come too late...what am I saying...last year I sent them after Christmas!!! Things to do...

Crafty Cow said...

i'm sorry but she seems to have run off with ym cleaning fairy...probably hidden under a random pile of crap soemwhere in my house rofl

Debbie Peterson said...

Wow Ellen, great job doing a card and that many in a short time. I am almost done with my cards. A couple have been delivered/handed out and the rest should be done by Monday.
Wohoo! Cannot wait to cross more things off my to do list. :)
Debbie Peterson