September 5, 2014

MM #124 & NBUS Challenge #2

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Happy Friday!

I haven't played Merry Monday is so long, I think it is safe to say that I did not keep my New Year's resolution to make a Christmas card every week. I did however, use some NBUS products. The Femme Frames from Mama Elephant that I finally got and my new Waffle Flower Crafts A Homemade Christmas stamps.  The theme this week at Merry Monday is to make a card that has a present on it. I tucked a tiny little red present under the tree.

I am also playing along with Darnell's new NBUS Challenge #2!


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I also wanted to share a few photos of my nephew whose team won the gold last week at the Canadian Nationals in kayaking. Chris has been training for the Olympics since he was a young teenager, seven days a week, he went to London as a reserve at the Olympics last year. He trains hard and is still working hard at his University credits. He is the nicest young man, I am so very proud of him! 
He is the one on the left.






Have a wonderful weekend.

35 comments :

Lynn said...

Wow! Such cool photos of your nephew! Love the concentration as he is rowing. Fabulous. Love your sweet Christmas card too.

Julia Aston said...

The gold sequins are the perfect touch for your pretty Christmas card Tracey! Congrats to your nephew - what a handsome lad!!

Lisa Lara said...

Congratualions to your hard working nephew. That is inspiring. Love these dies you used Tracey. The gold sequins just set this on fire.

Emily Leiphart said...

Your card is so pretty, Tracey! That little Christmas tree is darling. Love the heat embossed garland and the sequin embellishments!

Kudos to your nephew! How amazing!!

Leigh Penner said...

How fabulous for your nephew -- you must be so proud!
Great card, Tracey!

icardeveryone01 said...

Very pretty... and the nicest presents come in the smallest packages! Kudos to Chris!
=] Michele

Alanna said...

What a great card. I love the sentiment. And congrats to your nephew.

Maria said...

Your Christmas card is so pretty with the little Christmas tree and sequins! And, huge congrats to your nephew...awesome! Great pics of him!:-)

Lindsey said...

This is such a sweet Christmas card! The tiny present and gold sequins are perfect. And wow, good on your nephew!

OH Babs said...

Great card and I love the die cuts you used. Congrats to your handsome nephew - what dedication. I have a friend who's grandson is doing the same thing but in water polo.

Linda said...

Such a sweet Christmas card. And congrats to your nephew.

Barb Ghig said...

This is such a beautiful Christmas card, Tracey! The Femme Frames are perfect with your design and I love the charming tree and present!
Congrats to your nephew! It's so nice to see young people working so hard toward their goals :)

Marcia HIll said...

CAS and SO cute!! Love the simplicity of this card and the colors...great take on this challenge! :0)

Annette Allen said...

yay for your nephew.. that is awesome..

your card is adorable.. i love how you added the gold.

Lisa said...

Your card is fabulous Tracey and a HUGE hip hip hooray for your nephew!!!

Kara said...

Cute cute tree!!

Renee said...

Adorable!
And the card is cute too! LOL!!! :)
Just kidding...
though very handsome guys and if I was younger...*wink*
But huge congrats!
So nice when all your hard work pays off so I know everyone is really proud of him!

Jen said...

Such a sweet card. I love the bits of gold embossing on the tree. And congratulations to your nephew. The action picture of him and his team mate rowing is awesome!

KayM said...

Oh what a handsome young man your nephew is and such an amazing accomplishment!! Your card is darling!!! That little tree is so cute!

Darnell J Knauss said...

You forgot to mention how darn good looking your nephew is, Tracey! Goodness, all those young men look like movie stars! You are a proud Aunt, and rightly so. Thank you for sharing!

And thank you for playing in my second NBUS challenge with this pretty present card for Christmas! One of the drawbacks about the challenge is that often the NBUS of the participants then becomes my NBUS because I want it, too! That's how I feel about that terrific scalloped Femme Frames!! I want it!! Hugs, Darnell

Bobby said...

I love that red scalloped border that matches the tiny present. Congratulations to Chris on his athletic accomplishments.

Marisa said...

Cute card :) a HUGE congrats to you nephew!! What a wonderful achievement. Hope he can make the next Olympic team and represent Canada. Those are some strong arms on those boys too!!

Marybeth said...

Love your card! Don't you just love the ME dies!
Wow ,congrats to the boys!!!!!!! nice!

Deepti said...

Fabulous card and congrats to ur nephew :) great pics !

Bonnie said...

Tracey, I never tire of your beautiful CAS cards! Love that pretty scallop die cut! It's so good to see you in the Merry Monday gallery! (You have a very handsome and muscular nephew.)

Kim Heggins said...

Wow...great photos of your nephew, I can see why you are such a proud aunty! Your card is so sweet too, I love that adorable Christmas tree.

Happy Dance said...

And he's handsome too! I imagine the girls are crazy for him. Easy to see why you're so proud of him! I'll be pulling for him in the next Olympics. And your card is so sweet! I just love those ME frame dies; and you've used them perfectly here. Great card, Tracey. Just love it. Bev

Jen W. said...

I love your sweet Christmas card, Tracey! It has a cool retro feel to it. And whoop whoop to your nephew!

Notes by Nina said...

Such a cute Christmas card. Congrats to your nephew. Thank you for joining us for Merry Monday.

JD/ Jill said...

Sweet Christmas card! Great pics! Congrats to your nephew! Lots of nice eye candy there.

Katie Melhus said...

Super cute Tracey - clean and crisp! Thanks for playing this week with us at Merry Monday!

Sharron said...

Wonderful pictures--great action shot! And congrats to your nephew. Love your sweet card.

Lindsey said...

How exciting for your nephew! I cannot even imagine the work and dedication he has put in to be so successful. Loving all of your cards and projects lately..especially loved the PC Library tag, card, envelope trio. What a fabulous technique and I love how you showed how you worked backward. Definitely want to try that out. You never cease to amaze me!

Anita in France said...

Such a sweet card, Tracey ... love how the gift is nestled under the tree! Congratulations to your nephew and team ... what an achievement ... and what continuing dedication, not surprising you're so proud! Anita :)

cm said...

The Quenof Late Commenting is making an appearance! WOW to your charming festive card, and the WOW x WOW to your nephew and his accomplishments! Impressive post in every way!!
Hugs~c