Tuesday, December 26, 2017

Semblance of Normalcy

Hospital, nursing home, broken water pipes, housing and entertaining family members, snow and ice.  It has been difficult to have a semblance of normalcy these past three weeks.  But some of the above list is coming to an end (unfortunately not the broken water pipes under the house!) so maybe we can get back to a routine again. 
Christmas was different for us but we still celebrated the birth of Christ and enjoyed each others' company.  Several of our kids and family could not be with us but  21 of us were able to get together. No family pic this year - hopefully we will get one in July.
Here are some gift cards I made for my teen grandchildren.  Photos aren't the best but I had to take them on a dark day (when I could snatch some time) before I put them in envelopes.

Here is a view of the inside:
Hopefully you can see the half circle.  The gift card is tucked into that part.  For each card I wrote a note, narrow enough so it did not show when the card was closed.
All the shapes were made on the Silhouette.  The sparkle is Stickles.

Scor-pal - Christmas
Word Art Wednesday - anything
Double D - cold outside
Die Cut Divas - winter
Joy Clair - anything
Words 2 Craft By - Christmas all year
Crop Stop - anything
Power Poppy - inspired by Stacy's gift card
Cardz TV - anything


  1. Marsha, I'm hoping your life gets back to normal soon and that all is well. Your gift card holders are so pretty and I'm sure the grandkids appreciated receiving them. With everything you've had going on, I'm glad you were able to share these with us at Words2CraftBy!

  2. Simply beautiful! Thanks so much for joining in the fun at our Double D ‘Baby It’s Cold Outside (winter)’ challenge! We hope you’ll come back often.

    DOUBLE D Challenge Blog
    DAR’S CRAFTY CREATIONS Please stop in for a visit!

  3. Normal is only a setting on the dryer, right?!?!? Be well and enjoy your family!

  4. Wonderful gift cards. You certainly had a full house with 21. I am sorry you are having a lot of issues at this time. But I am glad you joined us at Die Cut Divas.

  5. Marsha, Sending thoughts and prayers that your mom's recovery goes well. So sad to hear that things have been so crazy for you this holiday season. Take care. May 2018 bring health, happiness, and serenity.

  6. Beautiful winter cards, Marsha. Thanks for joining us at Double D Challenge Blog. We hope you will join us for future challenges.

  7. Sounds like you're having a time of it! Hope things get better soon!
    Thanks for sharing these lovely cards on the Cropstop blog - always a pleasure to have you link up!

  8. Beautiful! Thanks so much for participating in the Die Cut Divas Challenge this time and good luck :)

  9. Such beautiful cards. Love the layout and the colors, so very pretty. Thanks for sharing with us at Double "D" Challenges.
    Amelia (DT Double "D" Challenges)

  10. Beautiful creations! Thanks for sharing them with us at Scor-Pal!