December 7, 2010

Just the Ticket

Hello's been a while hasn't it?  I did have plans to be on here more often but life just happens.  I have been busy these last few weeks but still managed to make 35 christmas cards.  And they're all in the mail!  Phew!  

Anyhow...on with the show!  I'm so excited to show this creation I made last night.  As I was looking through my stash of craft goodies, I was thinking about how much I'd love to find a unique way of making a fireplace and I happened upon the PTI set "Just the Ticket" and that's exactly what it was. When positioned just right those tickets made perfect bricks for a fireplace.  What do you think?  I did a ribbon treatment for the 'mantle' and 'hung' those lovely PTI die cut stockings.  It's odd that the first time I use that stamp set it would be for a Christmas card.  I'm going to try something with the ticket strip die.  Hopefully I'll be able to share that with you in a more timely fashion.

Tomorrow I'm heading out of town with my daughter as she has a scheduled ultrasound for her tummy.  She's had multiple issues these past couple of months and now we're having to run a multitude of tests.  Sick kids cause so much worry!  My son has been home with a high fever these last couple of days and I felt guilty for not being at home with him.  It's such a strange and sad feeling knowing that last year at this time I was at home full time with kids being able take care of them while they were sick and able to answer all the doctor's questions because I knew my kids so well.  Now...not so much. We are fortunate that we have family daycare so I don't necessarily have to miss work.  Hubby did stay at home today though and that made me feel much more comfortable not being at home.

That's my life for now and I'm looking forward to the Christmas holidays.  If I'm not around before then have a very merry Christmas and a happy and healthy 2011


  1. First and foremost, good luck today with your daughter, and hope that your son gets to feeling better soon. Sounds like you have a lot on your plate and I hope that things will get better for the holiday! Second, your card is amazing, and what an innovative way to use the ticket stamp. Absolutely adorable! Have a very merry holiday, friend.

  2. Awwww - I hope everything is alright with your girl! And that the little man is feeling better =)

    Love the way you've created this fireplace. Perfect mantle ribbonry!

  3. adorable stockings and what a unique way to make bricks!! I do love a fireplace with stockings :) Hope all is well with's hard when we want them better and have no control over it....thanks for the Christmas card, it was so lovely!!! Have a wonderful Christmas too :)

  4. Yeah, A Laural-Lee card :) Love the stockings and the ruffled ribbon as their "mantel" to hang on. The "brick" idea is brilliant too! Totally darling.

    Sorry to hear your son isn't feeling well and hope the tests give you some insight into your daughter's tummy issues (((hugs))).

    I got your lovely Christmas card, thank you!! It is proudly displayed on our mantel :) Even better, now I have your new address so hopefully I can pull it together and get yours sent out.

  5. Just stopping by to say hi! Love your card, Laural-Lee! The colors and ribbons details are lovely! BEST of luck to your DD for the ultrasound. I feel for you about not being at home as much as you want...BUT you ARE doing the best you can for your kids by working very hard! Sending you hugs and I hope the test results will be all fine!