Friday, December 9, 2016

Christmas Gifts, Round 1

I hope every one likes handmade gifts like I do. I think they show a lot of creativity and thought. I made these the 1st weekend of November (getting them done) so I could relax more now. I bought the canning jars with the wide mouths and filled them with the yummy soft mints. I used the Big Shot to make the cool Santa on the lid and stamped the sentiment. Putting them all together for 12 fun and pretty gifts for my husband to use at work.

Wednesday, December 7, 2016

Vintage Santa

Who does not love the look of the vintage Santa? I know I have always been drawn to old stuff and now that I am older, well, I guess I should like me even more! I made this into a square card to fit things the way I wanted. I had to make Santa to add the toy bag. I used a sponge to add the aged look in the background.

Monday, December 5, 2016

CCMC435 - Sketch Challenge

A fun and simple sketch to play with this week at Create with Connie and Mary. I, like most all others went with the theme of Christmas. I is the most wonderful time of the year!!!

Saturday, December 3, 2016

Never too early for Snow!

It is never too early for least when it comes to cards. It does not snow much here in Dallas...more icy like Atlanta but I can dream, right? So, this card is a layered dream. Very easy and I added a little bow again just to finish it off.

Thursday, December 1, 2016

Merry Christmas...It is December Ya'll!

How about a non-traditional colored card for Christmas? I love this little card and it features the Wondrous Wreath set. I started with Whisper White and a piece of Crumb Cake. I embossed the cake to look like the wooden front door. I stamped the wreath with Pool Party and added a pretty bow. The dots don't show it very well but they are gold embossed. Very Pretty IRL.

Tuesday, November 29, 2016

A Jolly Christmas to All!

I bought 3 sets from the latest holiday catalog and one had this little stamp in it. I was perplexed about using it then...inspiration came from Pintrest. Colors are Very Vanilla, Garden Green and Cherry Cobbler. DSP is This Christmas from the annual catalog.

Sunday, November 27, 2016

The Frenzy Begins...

Well, the Christmas madness has begun! I hope you will take some advice and try just to relax. I have never felt that the holidays are here just to stress us. I love making things, baking and doing my own cards so I like to start early. Even now, as I post I have already made and addressed my Christmas cards. The shopping is done and I have even shipped gifts. I like to take a little time to sit by the tree, watch some sappy movies and just enjoy life. If you believe like I do, that Jesus is the reason for the season...then do what he would do and enjoy it!

Here is my card for this year. Yes, I cased it and that is ok too! I made 2 versions.

Most friends are getting the Ho! Ho! Ho! version but my mom gets the Naughty or Nice! She will love it!

Friday, November 25, 2016

Creating Pretty Cards – Sketch Challenge #65! Again

This is another card for the monthly challenge at Creating Pretty Cards on the Craft Project Central website. I made it weeks ago but wanted to post it after Thanksgiving. Let the holiday rush officially begin! I still love the Lovely as a Tree stamp set. I know once Shelli said it would always be in the catalog. Still and Always a classic.

Wednesday, November 23, 2016

Hearty Thanksgiving Greetings

Here it is the day before Thanksgiving or maybe Thanksgiving day if you look at my blog the day after I post it. I lvoe the cherubic faces on these little children as they are praying. I can nver remember a feast so humble at our house even when I was one of 7 children and things were rough. After all the election turmoil and mess let us remember to give Thanks!

Monday, November 21, 2016

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Good Wishes for Thanksgiving Day!

The little girlfriend in this card looks like she has been up to something and I doubt it has anything to do with baking a pie! Her little round face and curly hair remind me of when I was a little girl and I know I was not always a little angel. Love it!