Thursday, December 29, 2011

Christmas Joy

I can hardly believe it is almost the new year!  We've had a wonderful holiday.  Today, I have one last Christmas card to share and a winter-themed card.

This card uses a lot of the Sweet Season line from Webster's Pages such as the paper, journaling card, bloomer, fabric trim, stickers and sparkler.  I added a Martha Stewart doiley that I glittered and put behind the journaling card.  I also added some Liquid Pearls around the frame on the journaling card.
Unfortunately, there was no white Christmas for us this year.  I do love snow (not particularly driving in it but from the comfort of home)!  This next card conveys my feelings!

I used DCWV cardstock here.  It is hard to see but I sprayed Dazzling Diamonds Glimmer Mist over a Tattered Angels snowflake mask onto the green cardstock.  I cut the snowflakes from a Brenda Walton snowflake silhouette, attached it with foam squares, and embellished it with Recollection rhinestones, ribbon, bells, and a Let it Snow tag.  I then added some random K&Co snowflakes stickers to the card.
Now, I am hoping you can help me with a problem I have with losing my photos on my camera card once I upload them.  I cannot figure out why.  Does anyone have a solution for me?  It never happened before but now is all of a sudden.

I do hope everyone has had a happy Christmas holiday and wish you all the best in the new year!  Thanks for stopping by.

Wednesday, December 21, 2011

It's Beginning to Look A Lot Like Christmas

Decorations are done, some cookies are made, some presents are wrapped, and some cards have been mailed.  Still need to finish wrapping, addressing cards and do  a bit more baking.  I'm a bit behind in these preparations, but it will all be done by Christmas Eve. 

I did manage to take some time to create a couple of cards.  I hope to squeeze in some cardmaking time over these next couple of days to make a few more.  My son has asked me to make a card for him to give to a girl he likes--I'm flattered!

Up first are two cards I made using some older Brenda Walton papers, snow globe sticker and chipboard. 

It was difficult to photograph this card without getting some glare on the snow globe.  I used an EK scallop punch on the paper to form a frame for the globe.  I then put some Recollections gold beads around the globe as well as some red rhinestones on the tiny stars and added some glittered star stickers from K&Company.  The globe is topped off with a red bow, baker's twine and two tiny gold bells.

Here, I layered the Noel chipboard on top of another scalloped circle I punched from the Brenda Walton paper and put that on top of a gold Wilton doily.  I used pop-up dots by 3M to give it some dimension and then finished it off with some gold Recollections beads.
My final card uses some old Melissa Frances papers I found in my stash.  I also used a Martha Stewart embossed snowflake punch, lace, buttons, twine and a little gold bell.  The tag is stamped with a PTI sentiment--I love those tiny-sized stamps.

Well, that's it for today.  I hope to be back again before Christmas with a few more creations.  I do want to take the time to thank everyone for their sweet comments.  I appreciate each and every one!

Monday, December 5, 2011

December Birthdays

I have two cards to share today.  I will be in Williamsburg this weekend to see the holiday decorations with some of my family.  I have a dear cousin who will be turning 40 while we are there, so I plan to give this first card to her.

I used K&Co Julianne paper, Martha Stewart doily spritzed with Smooch Sprtiz vanilla shimmer, Jolee's boutique satin flower, PTI stamp, Recollection pearls, and Making Memories stickers.

 This next card is for a good friend of mine whose birthday is just before Christmas.

This card also uses K&Co Julianne papers, Martha Stewart punch, PTI stamp, stickpin made by me, and a Recollection pearl swirl.

Thanks for stopping by!  I hope to have some Christmas cards to post after I get back from Williamsburg.  Have a great week!

Thursday, December 1, 2011

It's the Most Wonderful Time of the Year

Happy December!  I just love this time of the year!  We spent a good bit of time over the weekend decorating for Christmas.  And I spent a good bit of time today finishing it up while baking cookies. 

I have a project to share today.  I bought these wooden snowflakes at Michael's to give as gifts (or keep for myself!).  First, I painted both sides white and then used VersaMagic chalk ink in Jumbo Java to distress the edges.  I then applied Martha Stewart coarse glitter to each and added K&Co stickers to the centers.  I gave a coat of Glossy Accents to the vintage images to add some dimension. 

Here are the unfinished snowflakes.

This one I added some Recollections rhinestones, silver-wired ribbon, and a little silver bell attached with twine.

I love the delicate shape of this one so kept the embellishing to a minimum.

And this one was finished off with a little red bow, gold and silver jingle bells and red and white twine.

I apologize for the poor quality of the photos.  I had a difficult time photographing the glitter.  Thanks for stopping by!