Seeing Double

>> Wednesday, December 3, 2008

Are you seeing double? I am! So much to do this week it's making me go cross eyed! Of course there are tons of contests and giveaways going on and i want to do them all! But here's the next 3 days for me...Thursday: school for jack, dr appt for me, practice song with choir director, pick jack up from school, bake muffins til there is no flour in my house, clean out makeup kit, run any errands that need run before sunday afternoon. Friday: Do makeup for engagement photo, go to wedding location and do hair and makeup there, come home and finish up any muffin making, go out to the Coffee House at my church, help set up (including the million muffins), sing a pretty song, come home, clean out makeup kit to start over. Saturday: drop kiddos off at sitter, go to do the wedding that is going to me MASSIVE, come home and fall over. I think thats is. I'm sure i missed something. Oh, there are things i need to post on my blog as well, but luckily those are all done so i can prepost. :)

Wow - i got off on a tangeant. The title of my blog is Seeing Double. That has a purpose. Haha. Everything i have to do with crafting i'm doubling up. Doubling on challenges... making 2 of every card... double double double.

Here my card for today...

I made him for my NEW Cause of the Month! I thought long and hard about what i wanted the Cause of the Month to be this month. It's such a BIG MONTH! All about giving. There are so many worthy organizations. So then i decided to look to my own life to see if anything sparked a must for this month. And when i thought about what's going on in my own life, i immediately thought of my 2 grandmothers. Now in my life i have had 6 grandparents (my mom's parents remarried long before i was even born, so it's always seemed to me like i had 6). A year ago this October my Grandpa passed away. It was incredibly hard. This was my mom's dad and i felt very close to him. This past september, his wife (so technically my step-grandma) passed away. And this past week both of my surviving grandmothers were in the hospital. Both are doing well now and were able to return to their homes. But still, the idea of them having to move to an assited living situation is a little heartbreaking. The idea of hospice care is unthinkable for me. But then i got to thinking... what about all of those who ARE in nursing homes, hospice care, etc. So i did a search on my computer to find where to send holiday cards to nursing homes and was coming up short until i found a wonderful website called Volunteer Match. I typed in my zip code and just started to look for any thing crafty in my area. Would you know what i found.... a place asking for crafty volunteers for a hospice care program right here in my city! So i emailed them and asked if greeting cards would be appreciated. They LOVED the idea. So this is something i'd like to be ongoing, but for December, i've decided every holiday card i make i will make DOUBLE and then mail one off to a hopsice patient in my area. I love the idea! I encourage others to look out and do the same.

So i knew this is what i wanted to do, but it still didnt give me a card for today other than a holiday card. So i went over to Paper Craft Planet to see what they had going on. If you dont know about their 12 days of giveaways you really need to check it out here. The challenge for today is to use birds. Any bird really. or even eggs! But i decided to go with the cutest little bird i know... QT Hooty from Pink Cat Studio. Isnt he Cah-UTE! Love him. I've been dying to inkie up the hooooliday guy for months but wasnt making holiday cards yet. Well, it's december and now i'm wishing i had been making holiday cards back in July when i wanted to use him. haha. isnt that the way it always goes! I used patterened paper from basic Grey and colored my little birdies with copic markers.

Now i'm going to triple whammy this card and submit it to Pink Cat Studio for their design team call! If you were thinking of entering yourself you should know that they needed to move up the deadline to December 10th. So what are you waiting for?!


Shaela Wednesday, December 03, 2008  

SOOOO cute!! And you DID forget something on your list in the next 3 days... B-R-E-A-T-H-E. :) here's wishing you a successful next few days - and good luck on the DT call!

Ashley Wednesday, December 03, 2008  

This is a VERY lost post! I'm loving your cause for the month, very sweet. My Grandmother lives in a Senior Center (more like assisted living), it's actually great for her since when she was living with my parents she was SO depressed and never got dressed. Now she gets dressed every day, does her make up, and goes to bingo or whatever event they are having. It's awesome.

Cute card and good luck with the DT call!

Christi Wednesday, December 03, 2008  

What a sweet card and such a great cause! Thank you so much for your sweet package. IT really made my day. You are such a good friend. :)

Fink Wednesday, December 03, 2008  

Wow, you sure have been busy! Wow! I love love love the owl cards! Your stuff is so cute!

Melissa Thursday, December 04, 2008  

What a fun card! Great job!

Adela Thursday, December 04, 2008  
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Adela Thursday, December 04, 2008  

Katie, my goodness...a baby, a toddler, helping here and there, making double cards (great idea!) always amaze me. Whenever I visit you, I find something amazing. Today I checked out your MakeUp Video -- you make it look so easy! Take care, my friend. Adorable card submission, BTW.

Lynn Thursday, December 04, 2008  

These owl cards are adorable! I love the designer papers you used and your coloring looks awesome!

Go get that design team spot girl!

Brooke Friday, December 05, 2008  

hey you BUSY and TALENTED chick!! i tagged you on my blog today.. check it out! :) have a great day!

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