Thursday, January 5, 2012

Iris In January? What's With That?

Good Morning and Happy 2012.  I'm getting a late start, but for a super reason.  We had a house full at Christmas, followed by a great week of girl time with my best GF Dee Dee.  You wouldn't know it from my post, but we did make cards, an album, and cut templates for her to take back to Colorado.  This card is one I made and I think it just might be one of the cards for my February Class.   I was inspired by several cards I saw on posts I follow.  I am always in need of birthday cards for men and I think this one would work for a man or a woman...even a child.  I like the top right of the card, a great place to put the actual age (though some may object).  I'm hoping to get another card put together this weekend.  My January class is Monday and I like having the next month's cards available for viewing.  Note:  I think there are 2 or 3 spots still available.  Check my previous posts to see the January cards, and if you're interested....give Karen a call. 

I was pulling out of my driveway and spotted this little beauty.  Mother Nature is confused this year...this is rain and  snow season in Northern California, not Iris season.  We are so far behind in precipitation this year....I hope we start getting rain and/or snow soon. 

Every year since I began making cards (early 90's), I've made it a tradition to make a Christmas card on New Year's Day.....When I do this, I have bragging rights to the question....Have you started making Christmas Cards?  I can always proudly announce I have....well, not this year.  I've had this little graphic sitting on my desk waiting to be turned into the first Christmas card of 2012....
I'm hoping that before February 1st...Santa has a nice place to hang out until Christmas.  I'm off to check out Stamping-Ground, to see what everyone is up to this fine January.  I'm hoping to get my act together this year and actually post on Wednesday....Ok, next week I'll start!

Have a most wonderful week, I'm off to Weight Watcheers and then on to Paradise Scrapbook Boutique for a play day with the girls.  I'm hoping to actually finish one of the projects that I purchased during a gift crop....We'll see how that goes.  When I finish it, I'll post the photo. 

Hugs to all,
Mary  AKA: Glitter Grammy


  1. Beautiful little Iris, the weather is crazy, the poor nature life is all confused, love the colour, Love the santa graphic good idea to make christmas card on New years Day will give it a try nxt year, have a super time at your scrapbook class and I must say you are sooooo brave going to weight watchers after the festive season, I ate to much cake ( he he ) Happy 2012, Hugs May x x x x

  2. Super awesome birthday card GF! I know you will create a happy place for Santa to live!

  3. love card! yep the weather is crazy even in PA.. ugh never thought to start early on christmas card.

  4. Lovely card, and I hope Santa soon finds his home to rest for the year till next Christmas. Maggie #73

  5. Hello there - I am rather late visiting but decided I would visit everyone - almost finished visiting now. Like the card - I shall probably use your idea if that's ok- cards for men are difficult for me. The iris is beautiful. Happy 2012. Anne x

  6. I had those lovely blue iris in wedding bouquet at the end of march (26 years ago!) and they were just about seasonal here then, so I'm a bit unsurprised to see her flowering in your part of the world if it's been dry. Beautiful, huh! Love your claim to the bragging rights!!

  7. What no WOYWW? surely you have something on your desk apart from an awaiting Santa. I have a stash of about 20 Christmas cards already done waiting for 2012 tee hee Beat ya!!!
    Bridget #17

  8. Such cute card! Love your style! Olena


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