Saturday, December 12, 2009

Happy Saturday!!!

Hello everyone...hope you are all having a great weekend!!! I have been shopping, shopping, and shopping!!! I tell myself every year that I am going to start my Christmas shopping early and every year I always make the mad scramble the last week. I will finish my Christmas cards tonight so I can concentrate on finishing all my shopping next week. Anyway...enough whining!!

I made this card today for the Inspiration Challenge on Splitcoast. Stef picked a great Etsy store called Sushipot. I really liked the collage layout of the Bricolage #43 with Poultry. I didn't have the right poultry stamps so I used woodland critters from Clear Dollar Stamps December Stamp of the Month set called Critter Log. I sewed around some of the squares, (I would have sewn around them all but my one and only needle broke...grrrr!!) stamped all the images twice, colored them with copics, and popped them with glue dots and dimensionals. Buttons tied with twine and ribbon finish it off.

Stamps: Clear Dollar Stamps December Stamp of the Month
Paper: White, Really Rust, Chocolate Chip, Basic Grey's Mellow, Daisy D's
Ink: Memento Rich Cocoa, Bashful Blue for the sky
Accessories: Sewing Machine, Copics, Buttons, Twine, Dimensionals, Glue Dots

This is one of the cards I made for my Christmas cards this year. It is really flat for easy mailing. I used Rubbernecker's Snowflakes and Stardust tree image and the edges were punched with an EK Success scalloped border punch. Blingy stickers and a ribbon to finish it off.

Stamps: Rubbernecker
Paper: Scarlet Jewel by PTI, Brazzill Green, Very Vanilla, Karen Foster dp
Ink: Handsome Hunter, Cranberry Crisp
Accessories: PTI Ribbon, Nestabilities, Round Blingy Stickers, EK Success Scallop Border Punch

This card was designed by my DD Holly for the Austin Area SCS Christmas Swap I went to last weekend. She used a diecut card form Creative Cuts and More...the stamped trees (Stampin Up!) were attached to the Sahara Sand layer and then it was attached to the inside of the front...such a cool look!!! Since I smudged ink on the front edge, I used the EK Success Scalloped Border punch along the side to eliminate the smudge....don't ya just love this craft!!! You can always fix a mistake and no one knows what happened!!!

Thanks for visiting I'm off to Target to find a Legos boat...hope they aren't all gone!!!


Diane said...

Love ALL of these. Love the trees inside the window, but they are all simply fantastic. Thanks for sharing...Merry Christmas!

jdmommy said...

Wonderful cards, GF, and sharing Holly's card is such fun. I love Holly's cards too!!! Give her a big hug from me. The cards you are sending are beautiful.....but NOT as fabulous as the one you sent me!! thanks again, my sweet friend!

Curt in Carmel said...

Your cards are wonderful! My favorite is the beautiful first card. It has such charm and I so love your layout. You did an excellent job! Best, Curt

Crystal said...

Oh my Joan these are awesome.....fantastic cards...!!!! WOW girl!!!

Robin Kirkpatrick said...

Great cards, Joan! I especially love the one with the little woodland critters - too cute!

Shawna said...

Wonderful cards Joan! Love the colors and modern look of the trees-through-the-window card. Oh, and that little critter card! So sweet!

Christi said...

All of your cards are awesome Joan!!!!

Kirsten Alicia said...

These are gorgeous & I love the little birds on the first one.

Angella D. Crockett said...

Awesome cards, but your IC card is fantastic!!!!! That was a fun site, but didn't get the chance to play! You sure rocked it tho!!!

Jackie said...

Love these cards Joan! They're all really pretty...tfs!!!

Anonymous said...

HI Joan!! Another set of really gorgeous cards!! :) I really love that top card with your different panels and stiching!! Love your inspiration!! HUGS

Charlene Merrick (LilLuvsStampin) said...

These are all terrific, Joan! I especially love the top one with the whimsical array of buttons and pattern!
I got your DARLING Christmas card today! I love the paper toling of the stockings. Thank you so much, dear friend! I'm still in the process of addressing my cards, but they will eventually get mailed. Yikes!

TexasGrammy said...

Woweeeee!! You have rocked the Christmas card spree indeed! Way to go, sweet lady! I love the way you've used those cute little critters for the first card ... darling!


Stacy aka Twinshappy on SCS said...

Too cute, I like how you used a few of the images. Great Christmas cards. Sounds like you are having fun shopping! hee hee

mudmaven said...

I love these cards! You won the Kaboodle Doodle challenge #19 and we need to get your email address to send your prize. Can you email me back and let me know how to contact you? Thanks so much! ~chris

Rose Ann said...

Those critters are just too cute, and I love your card!! Your Christmas tree cards are each so beautiful!! Love them all, Joan!!

Laurie tx stamper said...

All the cards are just beautiful! I especially love the patched and pieced together collage on the first one!