Monday, November 29, 2010

Happy Monday after Thanksgiving...

Good morning on this beautiful Monday morning. I don't work on Mondays so it always makes me appreciate the day.  We had a wonderful week, beginning with the weekend before. We spent that in Chicago...celebrating early Christmas with our kids and grandkids. What a BLESSED weekend!!! Everyone was able to be there...that is a HUGE BLESSING by itself...and beyond that, it all went so well!!!!

Our daughter and her hubby hosted it all, with the turkey and all the trimmings. We opened Christmas gifts and had pictures taken....it doesn't get any better than that!

We love it because so far the weather has cooperated beautifully.
The kids love it because it starts their Christmas early and excites everyone for the holidays coming up.
Works great for our family.

On to a couple of cards:
We did these two for our last card workshop that I have in my home 2x per month.
The pics do not dothem justice...it's hard to get the gold as rich and beautiful as it looks in real life.

The background white layer is stamped flourishes in VersaMark and then embossed with Stampin'Up gold.
Then on the edges we applied gold leaf glue and applied gold leaf pieces. I don't know what that's called, but you buy it in a plastic baggie and it is little scraps of different colors of gold leaf. It is awesome stuff but a MESS to work with. It flies around and gets stuck on everything. The girls enjoyed it ough and said it was FUN! So I'll go with that.

The next white is a Cuttlebug dotted swiss on white cardstock. On the red card the white is backed by red cardstock, on the first card it is gold leaf edged again.

The last piece is a new angel stamp I bought...LOVE this angel...it is truly beautiful. As you can see, one card is stamped on white, the other on red. They are both beautiful!

These were not quick and easy cards....but very nice for special people in your life.

Thanks for visiting.
Have a wonderful week.
And remember that JESUS is the reason for the season!!!

ttfn
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Sunday, November 14, 2010

Life is a JOURNEY!

Well, here we are again, I've been absent for a while... sickness seemed to come in waves...I get migraines and then when there's other stuff on top of that to deal with...it just gets too much!

But I have been making cards and now I am back to posting AND entering some challenges.
I LOVE challenges because it gives me incentive...
I get inspiration and a nudge to get into the act...
And it's fun to think about the fact that other people will be visiting my blog and maybe leave me a comment.
I LOVE COMMENTS!!! I think everyone does! Makes us feel connected!

Here's a couple of Christmas cards I made. Same background... a little different layout.

These are certainly simple...but I like them a lot.
I love the polka dotted Cuttlebug folder and the scroll from Stampin' Up!.
The "Welcome Christmas" is a Stampin' Up! stamp too.
That ribbon on the side actually looks better in person...somehow it got lost in the photo.
The ornaments are punches by Stampin' Up! and heavily glittered. They are really pretty.

Challenges:
http://caardvarks.blogspot.com/
http://wildorchidchallenge.blogspot.com/
http://abc-challenge.blogspot.com/

Well, that will do it for this post. I'm off to make more cards.
Keep my juices flowing.
Have a wonderful, blessed week,
ttfn