Wednesday, April 8, 2015

A Little ‘Splainin’ To Do!


"Lucy...you got some ‘splainin’ to do!”  (I Love Lucy)

How would you like a little giveaway?  

Here’s my ‘splainin’.  I’ve been feeling especially bad because, for the past 6 weeks I’ve been very disengaged from you lovely readers.  Man, it’s been all I can do to get any cards made for my deadlines and I’ve not had any spare minutes to appreciate your comments and come and visit you on your blogs :( .  I’ve been working full time in a new role at our Church and will continue for the next several months filling in for a co-workers Sabbatical.  Doing that and juggling a family has left little space for anything extra....so I apologize for my lack of connection.  

I do appreciate you (so much) sweet readers and just wanted to you know that...so today I’m having a little giveaway of this brand new edition of CardMaker Magazine’s Summer 2015 Issue.  I have a card in there on page 70 as you can see in the second picture.  



It’s with some very fun The Cat’s Pajamas Products and it was really fun to make.  As you can see in the pictures it’s a slider card for the graduate.  


So, all you need to do to enter is leave me a comment and I’ll send you a copy of the magazine....AND the original card as well.  Tell me what’s making you smile these days :) 


Big hugs friends!  Thanks for your patience with me.  I’ll draw a name on Monday and let you know who won.  

19 comments:

Marisa said...

Know the feeling well, Christine :) NO worries. Congrats on the pub!

Patty Sue 2 said...

We all have times when life gets in the way of everything. How great you were published....thanks for the chance to win! I hope your week is filled with blessings.

Sue Lutz said...

How exciting to be published in Cardmaker! Love their magazines. I smile at your adorable (pjc) and/or beautiful (pp) cards as well as other favorite works by people like Anna Griffin, Amy Tsuruta, Kitty Carlisle, and more. Also smile when I'm talking to #1 (and only, lol) son or hugging hubby or playing in my Craft Studio. Thank you for thinking of and appreciating your followers even with your horrendous schedule.

Rosy Newlun said...

No worries, Christine!!! Sweet of you to jump in and help where needed, plus taking care of your family ♥ Your card is simply smashing! Love that kitty flying out at us and congratulations getting this published. Always a fan, Rosy

905lovestostamp said...

Christine, you are doing what you need to do--everyone understands, and we look forward to seeing more of you when you can. Until then, you are doing what God has asked of you, nothing can be more important. You are amazing as always, what a talented and beautiful sister in Christ!

Blessings,

Joanne Lowe

aileen (mum) said...

Even when you dont talk to us you still share your wonderful cards so I am more than happy. Your cards are always so inspiring, keep doing what your doing. Never let it become a chore.

Maria A. said...

Ahh!! Christine, been there too, when there are not enough hours in the day to sit and make cards to send to family and friends. Often, this is what gets put on the shelf for a while. My dear husband was on a 2+ week vacation along with my 5 grandkids on Spring Brake, and I really couldn't do much crafting, we went out a lot with the kids and just relax at home.
This past Monday everybody was back on a normal schedule and I jumped at the chance to participate on the Power Poppy Pop of Pastel challenge, I truly enjoy making this pretty card.
Thank you for the chance to win this awesome magazine, specially because your gorgeous card was published in it.
Have a wonderful day.

Conniecrafter said...

Sorry to hear you are so rushed here lately, may God give you strength to get all your commitments done and still have time for refreshing of your mind and spirit. Your card is just adorable and I love that cloud border idea. My daughter and son in law will be visiting soon, that is making me very happy, seeing them only a couple times a year makes our get togethers very special and makes me smile

KarinsArtScrap said...

Congrats Christine that you are published it's a fab and great card
Gr Karin

Allison Cope said...

Congrats Christine! LOVIN' that card! As for smilin'... just creating is keeping me smilin'! :) Hugs from the "South"! LOL!

Karen said...

Simplicity in life is rare. I do enjoy your posts and congrats on being published again. Your creativity makes me smile��

Lynn said...

Life interfers with living sometimes. What helps is knowing that we can go into our craft space at any free moment and even 5 minutes of play time puts us back on track. Congratulations on being published - your creations always make me smile.

Sherry said...

congrats on being published!! love looking at your cards, altho I don't always comment! Hang in there, it will get better soon!!

PHILANN said...

really enjoy your posts.have learned from you. happeness is becoming a grandmother again.now i will becoming a great grandmother next month.life is great .

PHILANN said...

really enjoy your posts.have learned from you. happeness is becoming a grandmother again.now i will becoming a great grandmother next month.life is great .

KimCreate said...

Great giveaway. I always enjoy visiting your blog!

Traci M said...

Christine, we all have seasons of busy~ness, and you sound like you are handling it all with grace and strength! Your cards are always worth a visit! Right now, the spring we are experiencing here in Colorado is making my heart very happy!! Thank you for the opportunity.

Darlene Gabriel said...

What a sweet card. I love how interactive it is. Congratulations on another card in CardMaker. Spring finally seems to be on the way here in Wpg and the weather is truly warming up. That is making me smile today. It's supposed to be beautiful for the bday party my hubby is throwing for me tomorrow (it's a special one;) ) so we may be able to use the gazebo for the first time this year.......another reason to smile;)

Danielle Dietz said...

You have amazing talent and I love reading your blog and seeing your beautiful creations. Both of my children are graduating from university this May. That makes me a very, very happy person!