Monday, December 19, 2011

Tis the week before Christmas and all through my house...

Here it is the week before Christmas and I am getting my cookies baked and the last of everything put together for the festivities.  I wish we would get another inch or so of snow as it is looking brown and green in the yard for this time of year.  I will probably be kicking myself for that comment in a month though.

I believe most of the cards I sent have been received, so it is safe to show more of them here now.

This card is made with a photo I took of some pine boughs and winterberries that I picked and put in a bucket on our deck.  Mother Nature provided a dusting of snow and I went out and took the photo as it looked so pretty.  I attached the velvet ribbon and made a tea bag medallion to finish it off.

Not your typical holiday colors, but I really like the way this one turned out.  I used a silver sticker on the purple card and then covered the front with snowflake embossed vellum.  Using the same fold for the medallion as the previous card, I opted for this one to make the flower for the front along with the embossed leaves from Spellbinders Poinsettia set.

More purple!  This time using a cuttlebug embossing folder (snowflake corner) on white for the background, Spellbinders classic oval for behind the stamped snowman cut with a scalloped oval (also from Spellbinders).  The stamp is from Stampin Up "It's Snowtime" set.

And this is what I call embossed spot light technique.  I embossed the background and then another small piece that lined up over a portion of it and colored in only the small piece with colored pencils.  Clear as mud?  I thought so.

I wish all my family and friends a WONDERFUL CHRISTMAS filled with love and peace.  May all your Christmas wishes come true.

But remember...when you stop believing in Santa Claus,
you start getting underwear for Christmas. 
May you always believe in the spirit of Christmas!