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Monday, November 23, 2009

Christmas Cards


Hello everyone...I have been MIA all weekend taking care of Grandkiddos...our new little DGS was admitted to the hospital on his 1 week birthday so we have been taking care of his brothers. Jacob was discharged today much better but his poor parents, grandparents , and great grandparents are a wreck!!! It's sooo heartbreaking to see a tiny baby sick and suffering but all is better now so we can all get back to normal.
I made these cards last week but didn't have time to upload them. This wonderful winter scene is an Inkadinkado stamp from Stamper's Dream. It was stamped with Chocolate Chip and highlighted with Handsome Hunter onto Kraft cs and the frame was created with Nesties dies with Handsome Hunter cs. The background paper is Basic Grey's Wassail and the distressing, Prima Poinsettias, and punched ferns finish it off.
Recipe:
Stamps: Inkadinkado, Sentiment from Snow Swirled
Paper: Kraft, Ruby red,Handsome Hunter, Basic Grey's Wassail dp
Ink: Chocolate Chip, Hunter Green
Accessories: Nestabilities, Prima Poinsettias, Martha Stewart Fern Punch, Gold Pearls, Dimensionals


I am going to the Austin Area Christmas Swap on Dec. 5th and I have been trying to come up with a swap card. This one was my second card...I'm not going to use this one because I didn't have enough of the dp so it will go into my Christmas card box ...a great flat card for mailing. I will bring home around 40 cards from the swap so I won't have to make too many more...Whoohoo!!!
The tree image from the Snow Swirled set was stamped with Handsome Hunter and a few gold balls were added to the snowflakes. Pretty simple but easy to mass produce.
Recipe:
Stamps: Snow Swirled
Paper: Ruby Red, Vanilla, The Paper Studio dp
Ink: Handsome Hunter
Accessories: Nestabilities, Ribbon, Gold Pearls, SU borser Punch, Cuttlebug and Christmas Ornaments Embossing Folder

16 comments:

Cassie said...

Oh, I sure hope your little grandson is feeling better. How scary.

Your cards are lovely, dear ;D

Jodi Collins aka Kharmagirl said...

Oh Joan! I hope your little grandson is doing better!!! I will be thinking of you!
These cards are GORGEOUS!! You are AMAZING!

Karen W said...

Thank goodness he's ok now. Your cards are just gorgeous!

Fern said...

I'm so glad little Jacob is doing much better. Joan, your Christmas cards are beautiful.. Love the winter scene on the first one and the embossing, dp and the little gold pearls on the second one is so pretty.. Hope you have a blast at the Austin Swap.. Wish I could have made it, maybe the next one.. Take care and have a wonderful Thanksgiving... XXX

Dawn Easton said...

Oh my gosh, Joan! I hope your grandson is doing much better and continues on the road to recovery! You are so right, kids being sick, especially little ones is so tough!
Your cards are both WONDERFUL!

Holly said...

Beautiful cards, Mom! LOVE the framed scene - so gorgeous and vintage-y! Love the second card, too bad it won't be for the swap. That paper is so pretty! Can't wait to see what the final swap card will look like! :-)

Stacy aka Twinshappy on SCS said...

Beautiful scene and a great tree Christmas card. I sure hope he is doing okay. I bet mom and dad are thankful you are there to help! I will keep him in my prayers Joan! Hugs...

Shawna said...

Oh what good news that the baby is doing well now. Hugs to you and your family. I love how you used the two different inks on the scene in that first card. Just that little hint of color with the brown is very striking. Happy Thanksgiving!

Bev J. said...

Love your cards and you have lots to be thankful for-glad the gs is better. tfs

Vicki (basement stamper) said...

Hi Joan!! Your Christmas cards are soooo stunning!! Love the frame with the scene in the middle!! Also love that Christmas tree image!! Thanks for sharing these beauties!! HUGS

JulieA said...

I love your framing on these! So very elegant and warm. Beautiful!

Scrubbybubbles(sue) said...

wow..these are beautiful!

Laurie tx stamper said...

Beautiful cards and yet they are relatively simple too, they are perfect in every way!

Joanne (jojot) said...

CAS perfection.....hope that grandkiddo is AOK and that you all were able to enjoy the holiday

Rose Ann said...

Your card with that rustic scene is so pretty, and I love that flourish tree as well! So glad your precious grandson is doing better! Hugs!!

Jackie said...

These are gorgeous Joan and I love how the one is like a frame around your main image....very clever!
Hugs,
Jackie