Wednesday, January 28, 2015

Sing it Loud and Clear


I've finally returned to my blog after more than a month. I have been gone much longer than I expected to be. My husband was on a three week vacation and we both got sick the last week. I was sure I had the flu, but didn't. Then, we were in a head on collision while sitting at a traffic light. Yes, that was strange. The young man that hit us left the scene. Hmmmmm...  Someone followed him and got the tag number, thankfully. He knocked us into the van behind us. The only injury was a scraped knee I had. I guess it hit the dash board. Thank goodness for seat belts. My youngest son and his family didn't get here for Christmas (first time ever) so they came last week and we all exchanged gifts. They left Monday. So, that is what has been going on in my life.

I have made some cards for Splitcoaststampers while I've been away. I'll try to post them later. This is one I made this week for CAS309. The challenge was snowmen. Well, you know I had to get in on that one, being a snowman lover.

I'm entering my card into the challenge#143 at Merry Monday.  The theme is Caroller's Music.
My card was made using a digital image from Sprinkle N Sparkle/Singing Trio and the sentiment is from Prickley Pear/Fa La La La. Silver twine was added and the sentiment tag connected.

I have a Spellbinders die/Garden Weave I would like to give away to one of my faithful readers. If you leave a comment, you're in the drawing. I will choose a winner next Monday, Feb 2.-Groundhog Day. 






34 comments:

MiamiKel said...

There you are! I have been hoping all is well and that you were just busy with the grands :) I'm sorry to hear ya'll were sick, my friend and pray that the rest of the month/year ahead are healthy and happy!

Your card is darling! Nothing cuter than a trio of singers making a joyful noise, unless of course they are snowmen! :) Beautifully done! ♥

Marianne said...

Happy to see you're back, Brenda, safe and sound. I know from experience that life can get in the way of crafting and/or blogging.
Love the clean look of your card and your sentiment is a fun addition.

jimlynn said...

Well, hello stranger! I've been getting so worried about you!!! Glad that you had a good Christmas and break but not so great on the car accident! Thank goodness y'all weren't seriously injured - and they found that guy that hit you! Just so glad you're back......
AND, with a darling card too! Love the little snowmen!! Precious card.
Lynn

Maria said...

Oh my goodness! So happy to hear from you, Brenda! I was going to email you wondering how you are doing! Sorry to hear that you were ill and in an accident, but am so happy to hear that you are doing well now! Your snowman card is so cute! You always have the cutest snowmen images!:-) Take care, hugs!:-)

Irish Cherokee said...

Nice to have you back. My goodness what a time you had. Talk about mixing the good with the strange. Thank God you are OK.

Love the card. Those snow men are sure singing their hearts out. Sweet and simple. Wonderful card Benzi. - Jim

MaryH said...

Wow!Here I thought you were just off having fun. THis is just dreadful! Glad you are back with us in Blogland once more and did you ever return with a big bang. This is just a delightful Snowy card, and it made me smile. Love that Fa la la sentiment. So cute. Take care. TFS & Hugs.

Lynne in NI said...

Yeaaah, great to have you back, you've been gone too long!
Sorry to hear you got sick, and I'm sure your car accident was a big shock, you were very lucky not to be seriously hurt!
Fab card, loving your snowmen ... it's snowing a blizzard here at the minute but not lying so much yet!

Cathy said...

I am glad to hear there were no serious injuries! I have missed you! Welcome back! You have returned with a beautiful card!

Beebeebabs said...

Welcome back!!! Such a beautiful card as always!!!

Diane said...

Good Afternoon Brenda, so sorry to hear you have been under the weather and then being involved in a hit and run. Glad you are back and what a beautiful design.

Take Care Diane

Donna Hanley said...

I love this card. Less is Best in my book. I am so sorry to hear about your sickness and the terrible accident. You are so very luck you did not get hurt any worse than you did. I don't even move the car in my driveway without putting on a seat belt. It's just second nature to me. I am happy that you did get to spend time with your son last week though. That must have been your highlight of the month. I, for one, We missed you but totally understand. By the way, I've sent you a BIG package containing SNOW. I will have more to send you next week. LOL Have a good day.

Donna Ellis said...

What a GREAT JOB with the snowman trio, Benzi!

Dear BenBen - I'm sorry to hear those bad germies got you and your dh - that's not right - especially on vacation. Then to hear about your head-on collision - and the guy did not even stop! People don't think about what their actions are "costing" other people - not so much in dollars, but in sometimes life-long consequences. I hope you are both truly ok, and that your good health is returning, too.

I've missed you, and am so grateful to hear from you again, and enjoy your delightful artwork! xo

Carol L said...

Welcome back Brenda! I've missed you in blogland! I'm so sorry about your accident - that had to be scary, but thank goodness all ended well, as those incidents don't always end quite so well! Your caroling snowmen are super cute and I love the sentiment too :) Have a great week ahead!

McCrafty's Cards said...

Gorgeous card Benzi, I like the image
Kevin xx

Notes by Nina said...

Fabulous CAS card, Thank you for joining us for Merry Monday.

Kathy Schweinfurth said...

Oh, what a lovely card, Benzi! LOVE those caroling snowmen! Thanks so much for joining us this week at Merry Monday!

Bonnie said...

Yay, you're back! Glad you are well and all in one piece! Love these snowmen and I'm so glad you shared them with us at Merry Monday!

JD/ Jill said...

Oh my goodness! What a couple of weeks you had! Glad you are okay.

Hopefully smooth sailing from here on..

Your card is adorable...
It's so good to have you back blogging again...

Please take care...and God Bless, Jill

Darnell J Knauss said...

I saw this at MMCC and just had to come and tell you how adorable it is, Brenda! I'm so sorry to hear about what you've been through, but I'm relieved everyone is okay and you were able to have a belated Christmas with your youngest son and his family!! Hugs, Darnell

Inkyfingers said...

So great to see you back Brenda and I hope now some not so nice things are out of the way, that the rest of the year will be good for you.
Love the gorgeous CAS card you gave us for your first post of the year. Those Carollers are having such a good time and I love the sentiments too!
Hugs
Carol x

Davi said...

Missed seeing your creations Brenda!! Im glad to hear that you are fine from the accident, so scary how quickly those things happen! Your card is darling, love the cutie little singers and the way you draped the little sentient :)

CherylQuilts said...

Oh, Brenda, it's good to see you blogging again! So glad to hear you were okay after that accident and that you are feeling better now! What an absolutely darling card with this snowman (I know how much you LOVE them!!). Love the notes and the "fa-la-la-la-la" below the silver cord! Sweet card! Hugs, sweet friend!

Sassy Raggedy said...

Goodness Brenda are you ready now for a vacation....I am so thankful you and hubby are ok after the accident. That is very scary. You have been missed and your card is adorable. Hugs, joann

Sazzle Dazzle said...

Oh my goodness you sound like you've been having an horrendous time of it but it certainly hasn't stopped you creating this total beauty of a card.
Love the super fun image and CAS card.
x

Marcia HIll said...

WOW...what a month you've had! You must be glad to just sit down and stamp!! :0) And I love your card! Those snowmen are so dog-gone simple AND cute...LOVE them!! :0)

Pam~ said...

Great seeing you back in the land of blogging. I've missed you and your creations! This trio of snowmen are so darn cute!

I'm ready for some snow too! With this cold weather I want something to play in ... lol.

crafty-stamper said...

great to see you back and fabulous card
Carol x

Marisa said...

Those snowmen are adorable! Good to have you back in cyber world :) Hope the kid that hit you gets a big fine - sheesh!! Glad you are on the mend too. Hugs!!

UTs Hobby Time said...

Happy to see you back Brenda and so sorry about the accident. Glad you both are fine.

Fabulous CAS card as always. Love the snowmen.

Linda said...

Sounds like you'll be glad to see the back of January ..... glad everyone is on the mend.
Love your CAS card .... cute little snowmen!! xx

Jilly said...

Such a clean and simple cute card xx

Chris said...

Sounds like you were very lucky to not be seriously injured. Love the image on your card - so fun

NanaConnie said...

I dearly love this particular set of snowmen, Benzi, and have the stamp myself. :-D Love, love, LOVE the CAS design and the silver cord.

Holly AKA KopyKat said...

This is so super cute!!!