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Friday, November 18, 2011

Christmas is in the Air!!

Good morning everyone and happy Friday!! We have been busy the last couple of days cleaning this dirty house...we pick my Sister and her DH up at the airport tomorrow. They well stay until Tuesday... hopfully we will have some warm weather for them. It just blows me away at how much junk I can collect in just a few months!! If I don't shred junk mail every day, I end up with a stack...why are they sending me all that stuff when I just get rid of it....it's a wonder we have any trees left at all!!! 
Anyway...enough whining!! On to a much better subject...Christmas!! I made this bag for the
TLC Challenge on Splitcoast. Holly's challenge was  * it's a wrap* so I decorated a gift bag. The vintage Santa from Crafty Secrets was stamped with Real Red and it was layered onto a fancy Spellbinder's doily diecut. The papers and stickers were all from The Girls Paperie Tinsel and Twig collection.


I made this card yesterday for the Ways to Use It Challenge on Splitcoast....it was called *Baby it's cold outside*. What a fun challenge...it gave me a chance to use the cute little bird, sentiment, and snowflakes from Paper Smooches new winter set called Swanky Snowdudes. The birds were colored with copics and Stickles was added to the fur on the birds caps. The branch stamp  from Impress was stamped with Memento Rich Cocoa and the snow with Stickles, SEI paper, and ribbon finish it off.

Thanks for stopping by on this beautiful Friday morning...I hope you day is super special!!!

14 comments:

Tammy said...

Your gift bags are always wonderful but this one is exceptional! Love the sweet image on the card, and the pretty DP.

Dawn Easton said...

Joan, your gift bag set is awesome! You inspired me to buy some more kraft bags to make some too!!!
Love those little birds perched on the tree branches!
Enjoy your time with the family!!!

jimlynn said...

Hope you have a great visit with your sister and family. I always say, don't worry about the house as it's just going to get junked up again anyway! LOL! (Know what you mean about all the junk mail though!)
Love the bag with that pretty Santa image on it and your card is adorable..it looks like a cold wintery day! So cute.
Lynn

Sasha said...

Fabulous gift bag and such a cute card, Joan. Love those sweet birds.
Enjoy your weekend!:)

Helen F. said...

Joan, your gift bag is a work of art~you wouldn't even need to put anything inside :o)
Love the sweet winter card ~ it's too cute!

Holly said...

LOVE that card - so cute!!! The Christmas bag is gorgeous. Love the old fashioned Santa, the tag, and the snowflake with the tinsel.

Linda Palmer said...

You have an awesome selection of stamps. Beautiful gift bag, love it all and love the bottom card, those birds are the cutest!!!

Susan (rainy) said...

Well the bag is just darling, Joan. And I love that sweet Christmas card, too.
I have also wondered about all the junk mail. Wish there was a way to tell them, "Enough already!!" lol

Bev J. said...

Like the gift bag you decorated and that bird stamp is the cutest! I also hear you on the junk mail!!

Kathy and Lucky said...

What a great bag and card, the birds are so cute. We picked up our company at the airport yesterday and now the weather shows mostly cloudy the next few days, always when my in-laws show up, guess they should have come earlier to break the drought :) Hope you have a great visit and I have shredding if you want to come on up :)

Rose Ann said...

I hear ya on the junk mail, Joan!!

You've decorated your bag so beautifully, and I love that vintage Santa!! Such an adorable card too!! Sweet little birds!!

Enjoy spending time with your Sister and her husband!! ♥

Lori said...

I love this gift bag. All of the details and texture, it's fabulous. The card is so sweet, the little birdies are great. And I'm whining right along with you, junk!

Shirley said...

I love your gift bag and the card! How cute are those little birds and that vintage Santa too! Christmas better not be in the air yet, or I am in deep something. LOLOL

Joanne (jojot) said...

fabulous packaging and a really 'tweet' card