Tuesday, November 18, 2008

Warning! Christmas Cards are Contained in This Blog Posting!

Happy Tuesday everyone!

It is one cold but gorgeous day today! The sun is shining brightly today but it is only 36 degrees here! BRRRRR!!! Poor Izzy, that means that she is not able to get out and play. :( I know she just hates that, but I really don't want her to be sick for our trip next week.

So I have two children, not just one! No, I am not pregnant, my dog has now obviously turned into my second child! Today, I was cleaning the kitchen and I hear Izzy grumping. I look over and Tuxy is sitting in HIS bed, which Izzy was previously playing with. The two of them were fighting over it like toddlers. He only wants it if she is sitting in it and she only wants it if he is sitting in it. Since when did I have twins! Sheesh!! This is ridiculous.

She is also obsessed with all things jacket. She just tried to put on a skirt like a jacket! Which really is pretty handy since it is cold outside. Makes one less thing to have to argue about. Oh and she has discovered that she likes to have her hair combed. Weird huh? Usually kids hate their hair to be brushed, but not my daughter! Of course she still doesn't have that much hair, but it is kind of nice for me!

Alright, I am giving up on resisting! I am making Christmas cards and I am not going to feel guilty about it I tell you!! I am sorry if you like to wait until after Thanksgiving, but it is so close and it is all chilly and Christmas like outside, (WHINE, WHINE!). So that is why today I made three, count them, three Christmas projects.

The first project I made is actually a Christmas tag that I created for Mary Jo's Monday's Lunchtime Sketch Challenge to create a tag. Well, it was fate, because I just received a really awesome tag from Michelle Giraud as part of a little prize I won last month. Thanks Michelle!!! Here it is!

I totally cased MJ's card that she made two Sunday's ago! I just loved the "Ho, Ho, Ho" sentiment. I decided to include this week's Color Challenge over at SCS to used Red, Black and Kraft paper on your card. (I actually had some Kraft paper, who knew?). So I started off with my really cool tag as the background and layered on a piece of Kraft paper, black card stock and a piece of Christmas DP. I added two strips of Kraft paper with black and white polka dot ribbon to make the tag resemble a present. I next stamped the Santa and two reindeer from Deer Ol Santa by SUInk and More and colored them in with my copics and Stampin' Write makers. I highlighted them with my gold glitter pen and some liquid applique'. I finished them off by popping them off the tag. Next I used my Cricut machine to cut out white and black Ho, Ho, Hos and attached them to the tag. I finished it off by tying a little piece of black and white polka dot ribbon to the top. Thanks MJ for this wonderful idea!!!!

My next card is a card I created for this week's Blooming Marvelous challenge over at A Spoon Full of Sugar. The challenge was to create a card with a flower on it. Well, I just received this new stamp from Stampavie and really wanted to use it. I also had these great new non-traditional sheets of Christmas DP and knew they would be perfect, so here is what I came up with.

Isn't she so sweet?!!! Okay, I started off by stamping Lily-Magic Fairy by Rachelle Anne Miller for Stampavie on a piece of white card stock and colored her in using my copics and markers. The original image has her holding a ladybug, so I stamped a present from Deer Ol Santa by SUInk and more and pasted it in the center. I then cut her out with my nesties along with a piece of green card stock and a piece of Christmas DP. I then popped her off the background I created with green card stock, rose card stock and Christmas DP. I laid out the background myself (no sketch!, can you believe it?). I then cut out a green snowflake, a white snowflake and a Christmas DP snowflake using my Cricut machine and arranged them into a flower. I finished the card off by adding green and rose rhinestone stickers and a metal swirl. It is just such a fun and feminine Christmas card.

My last card is a Christmas card made for my mom. She was so sweet and bought me this stamp and has been asking me if I have stamped it up ever since. She just fell in love with the image. So here you go mom, this one is for you!!!

I decided that since the dog and cat were mailing a letter to Santa that I wanted the card to look like an envelope! i started off by stamping Crimbo Cat and Dog by Spiral Whisper on a piece of white card stock and colored them in with my copics and markers. I used a silver gel pen and some liquid applique to add some dimension to the card. I then mounted it on a piece of black card stock, a piece of red card stock and a piece of Christmas DP that I cut with some decorative scissors. I popped the image off the background that I created with a piece of green card stock and a piece of Christmas DP that I cut with the same pair of decorative scissors. I then drew in the return address and the post office marks. The stamp was created with a piece of DP and a piece of green card stock that I cut out with my nesties. I finished the card off by adding three bone buttons to the corner. The sentiment on the inside will say, "After Santa brings our presents, the truce is off! Merry Christmas!" I just know she will love it!!!

Well I am off to get some chores done that I have been putting off.

Oh two things, First a quick pick of Izzy! I feel that I have not been fulfilling my mom duties!

And, please stop by my friend Debbie's blog! She has some awesome blog candy up for grabs, so check it out!

Have a great evening! Thanks for stopping by!!


Sally said...

What fabulous cards and I love the little tag, but the most adorable of all is Izzy. She is just too precious!

Kerry D-C said...

These are all adorable...especially your daughter! ;) Great tag...dontcha just love that reindeer set!

Valoudesbois said...

de superbes cartes !!!

Valerie said...

all of your cards are just beautiful!!!

Paula Still said...

Love the tag! The reindeer are one of my favorites. But I LOVE LOVE the cat and dog!! I can hardly wait to receive it and show it off!! But I LOVE LOVE LOVE ... LOVE those "Izzy" sightings you post!! She is your best creation LOL!

xxoo, mom

MJ said...

Fabulous cards each and every one of them! I love all the great details and extras. And your daughter is just darling. Too cute. Thanks for playing in my sketch challenge.

flati said...

all of your cards are just beautiful!
Hugs, Sonja xx