Saturday, December 6, 2008

Christmas Cardinal

What are you all up to this weekend? I hope your shopping is finished or you can do it on line! I would imagine it will get to be longer lines each weekend! No thanks! Not a very merrie thing to me! I use to go CHrsitmas Eve at 6AM and get great deals and be finished by 8 and it was great! Now ever day is sale day!
I managed to get to Linens and Things today, to find a sparse store with some great deals! Since they are going out of business, I scored in the cookware department! I needed a new roasting pan, and with Christmas dinner coming up, I got one.! We do a prime rib every Christmas since we are over the turkey deal. Nothing like a fantastic USDA premiuim choice prime rib from my favorite meat department at my special store. Of course those of you in Canada have amazing beef! I love it! (wink)! I also found a new cooling cookie rack and a muffin pan. All top quality and all cheap! The bed and bath section was rocking too! I bought a couple of gorgeous bath towels (creamy beige) and all of that was less than $30.00 US dollars! They are selling these great stainless steel racks from displays and I want to get hubby over there and grab a two or three of them! Perfect for craft room or his endless boxes of files! They are about 4 feet tall, 3 feet wide and super sturdy. I think they were about $80.00 bucks all ready to go in the truck! I think they would have such great function in whatever capacity we used them as.

So my Cardinal card (finally) is fitting with the season, I always pull him out this time of year! DP -g. c. d -Stamp-Delta -Mike's . Stickels on the pine branches. Prima flowers, pretty red satin ribbon from Mike's (by the yard). I will stamp inside the card a Christmas greeting.
Have a merry weekend stampin' if you get a chance! I have started pulling out my angel collection and placing them about the house. I keep the decorating very simple, no grand babies this year, (sad Granny)!!! so no cutsie fuss needed! I wish they were coming!!! Believe me if I was physically able to travel, I would be in Calgary in a heart beat! We all miss them so very much, as you can imagine!
Pete will get the white lights up in the palm trees this weekend or next at the latest, and a wreath out front is in order of course! I have already purchased quite a few lovely Poinsettia's for the house, as they are grown right close by here. They sure last a long time! I love them! They just get better and better each year!
Chattie post for me,! Thanks for stoppin by, I appreciate your visits very much!
Oh so merry!
Deb

19 comments:

Lauri said...

PRetty card! I should get to Linens and THings while there is something left! glad you let a chatty post; hope that means you are feeling well today!

Dawn Easton said...

Glad you found some deals while shopping! I haven't been into Linens and Things in a couple of weeks but last time I was there, we didn't have too many great deals in Canada. Our economy here in Alberta is still good, compared to other parts, maybe that's why they haven't dropped the prices??? lol...too bad eh?!
I agree...there's nothing like AAA Alberta Beef ;)
I hope Chloe and I can get this tree up today...three tree stands have now broken...Brian is going into work to WELD me one...haha!
Love your cardinal card, it's such a pretty image!!!
Hope you have a wonderful weekend!

Cassie said...

This cardinal is just gorgeous Deb!!

Cindy Haffner said...

Wow so so beautiful.

Diane said...

Lovely card as always Deb! You sure got some great bargains,good for you!!! Glad you sound better from your post at least! It is too bad you can't get to see your grandkids,Christmas isn't the same without children.
Have a wonderful weekend Deb,feel good!!!

Marlou said...

a stunning card Deb, and a stunning stamp :) have a fab weekend Deb, hugzz xx

Rose Ann said...

Your cardinal card is so beautiful, Deb!! I'm happy for you finding those great deals!! Good for you!! I still have lots of shopping to do. Big hugs!!

Annie said...

love the bright reds on this festive card - we dont have cardinals in the UK - hence all the robins instead! hugs, annie x

DeStampin'Corner said...

Beautiful card! Love the DP!
Have a great weekend!

Rita said...

Great card & your coloring is super! I'm almost done with my shopping, I hope to finish up this week. Sounds like you got some amazing deals Deb. I hope to get my tree & decorations up next weekend. Hugs to you my friend & I enjoyed the chatty Deb today!!!

Paula said...

Deb, I'm so sorry I don't leave a comment very often. I will try to do better, but I do come and visit your blog everyday just the same!! Love your card, but I love that your were feeling well enough to get out and get some shopping done!! Stay well!
Paula

Daniela said...

Those are some awesome deals. I am trying to avoid any stores, it's been so crowded lately. I like to go during the week, nice an quiet.
All my shopping is done, maybe if I see something for Alex. It's all about him.
We started decorating our tree last night, didn't get far with Alex trying to pull all the ornaments of the tree and eating them. Today I was able to decorate the outside with white lights. It was a beautiful warm day. I will work on the tree throughout the week while Alex is sleeping.
Such a pretty card Deb.

a portland granny said...

The bird is beautiful...;and I love the background paper! It is truly eye-catching! You tie nice bows, too. I just have a terrible time with my bows. Sometimes they are good, and other times I can't get them to sit straight! So, I always admire a good bow!

a portland granny said...

I was wondering if you have a different email address? I have written you twice and each time it is returned to me as undeliverable. You can respond to my email addy if you have time.

Thanks so much.
Joan

Summerthyme Studio said...

This is Beautiful!! SO festive and pretty. I just love it!!


Vicki

Ila said...
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Ila said...

Your cardinal card is Beautiful!! Sounds like you have a good jump on Christmas and got some great deals. We have our inside decorations up...(just finished today) but still have some outside to do. I found last yrs santa doggie hat in our decorations..so of course had to take pics of Buddy...He was so good..(obviously knows a treat is soon to come..lol)..will be putting his pics up a little later. So Glad you're feelin' better!..Hugs, Ila

Sorry about the delete...too click happy!!

Vicki (basement stamper) said...

This is totally GORGEOUS!!! Glad to hear you are doing well and your blog looks fabulous friend!! :)

Alexandra said...

Your card is beautiful Deb, amazing coloring!!! Sounds like you had fun at Linens and Things!! *STAMPIN HUGS* Alex