Wednesday, December 28, 2011

Last of the Christmas Cards

Hello! I hope you had a wonderful Christmas! I know I absolutely did! I loved everything about it and didn't want it to end! I meant to get online and post the rest of my Christmas cards, but time just seemed to slip away from me! I'm sure you know how that is! :)
First, I'd like to share my very favorite Christmas card of the season! I made it for my hubby!
I told my husband he was definitely special, because I used my precious Papertrey Ink felt for the tree on his card! ;) The stockings are some brads I've had in my stash for years! The patterned paper and border sticker are last years Echo Park collection. I added some gems to the felt tree and tied some jingle bells on with some twine! Oh, and the sentiments got stamped on the inside.

Next up, a card for my Mother and Father-in-law:

October Afternoon patterned paper. In The Meadow stamps and dies heat embossed in silver. The snowflakes are punched out using Martha Stewart punch, then coated in Martha Stewart glitter. The trim was in my stash. and both this card and the previous I used Edgers die #1.

And for my final card:
Patterned Paper is October Afternoon, Holiday Style. I hand cut the snow drifts from vellum, and punched the snowflakes from vellum. The top was cut with Edgers Die #4 (I Think). Aqua mist ink and buttons and a Ripe Avocado button. and In The Meadow stamps and dies again.

One last thing I thought I'd share before I go. In my last post I mentioned the Cream Cheese French Toast Souffle I'd be making for Christmas breakfast. I was just so proud of it, I took a picture and thought I'd share with you how it turned out:
It was good. But, since I used this baking dish, instead of the 9x13 the recipe suggested, I ended up having to cook it for quite a bit longer than the 50 minutes suggested. But in the end, it was a tasty treat!

Thanks so much for stopping by! I hope to be back very soon with non-Christmas projects!  :)

Saturday, December 24, 2011

Merry Christmas Eve

I hope you are having a lovely Christmas Eve and all ready for tomorrow! I thought I would jump on and post a few more of the Christmas cards I sent to my family before running out to do all my last minute Christmas shopping! I am very excited to make this delicious recipe I found on Pinterest for Christmas morning breakfast! It is called Cream Cheese French Toast Casserole, and looks dreamy! The best part is how easy it is! You do all the prep the night before, stick it in the fridge, then on Christmas morning you take it out and let it sit for a half an hour, then bake! Virtually no work Christmas morning! I am all about that! ;)
Click Here if you want to get the recipe for yourself.
So, on to my cards:

I just love those little hoof prints! Though my husband said I stamped them backwards...who would know the difference!?

And one last card for today that I made because I was inspired by a set of cards I saw at the store made by Hallmark. It was black with gold leaves and red berries and gemstones.

Ok, that's all for today! I will stop in tomorrow with my last few cards of the season! I hope you have a great day! And thank you so much for stopping by and spending your time with me!

*Christmas Hugs*

Friday, December 23, 2011

A couple cards and some sad news

Here we are two days until Christmas! I still have some last minute shopping I am really waiting until the last minute to run out and do tomorrow. It is the second day of my Christmas break, and I'd planned on playing with all my December release Papertrey goodies the whole time, but unfortunately I have been a little down, and it's killing my mojo at the moment...When I got home from work Wednesday night, my little Miniature Pinscher, Mickey, who I have had for all the 13 years of his life passed. He was old, no denying that. But he still had some spunk and was such a little fighter, and even though he'd been a little slower and wasn't eating much for the last few days, I thought it was just a momentary thing, and he'd come back to his normal crazy self like he always did! I was standing next to him and watched him take his last breath! Just like that, he peacefully went! I wish I had taken more pictures of him recently, but I did take this one of him last week when I had just bought him a pink Snuggie. He did love his Snuggie!

So, I am hoping my mojo will come back sooner rather than later and I don't waste my whole Christmas break moping around the house! I am sorry to be such a downer today, so I will change up the tune by sharing some cards!
Today is my sisters birthday, and this is the card I sent her:

Supplies: (all Papertrey Ink unless otherwise noted)
Paper: Rustic Cream, patterned is Authentique Splendid
Stamps: Modern Wood Mats, Think Big favorites (selectively inked)
Dies: Block Alphabet, Medium Scallop border
Ribbon: Summer Sunrise
Misc: Gems

And this is the Christmas card I sent my sister and her husband:

I just love those cute little animals and the footprints! I will be back tomorrow with a few more cards. Thank you so much for stopping by and listening to me talk about my little Mickey! More upbeat next time, promise!
Enjoy the eve of Christmas Eve!

Wednesday, December 21, 2011

More Christmas Cards

Good Morning! I am sitting at work waiting on 5 o'clock so I can start my 5 day weekend! I am nearly alone, as just about everyone else has started their holiday weekend already, so it is very quiet! Mix that with the fact that my December Papertrey release package is sitting on my doorstep at home, and I'm thinking this may be the longest day EVER! Ugh! So, I figured I'd pass some time and post a few more Christmas cards that I gave out to some co-workers this morning.

Supplies: (All Papertrey Ink unless otherwise noted)

Tree Card:
Cardstock, Stamps (LLH: holiday), dies (LLH holiday, Tag Sale #3, medium scallop), Ribbon, and twine are Papertrey Ink
Patterned Paper is Echo Park
Holly is Martha Stewart Punch

Ornament Card:
Cardstock is Papertrey Ink
Patterned Paper is Stampin' Up
Ornament and Sentiment are Dazzles
Ribbon from stash

Poinsettia card:
Cardstock, stamps (YOF collection, Signature Christmas), dies (Mat Stack 2 and Layerz, Edgers #3?), ribbon, and buttons are Papertrey Ink
Patterened Paper is October Afternoon
Gold Embossing Powder is Martha Stewart, and gold dots over buttons from stash.

Thanks so much for stopping by and I'll be back again soon with more!

Happy Holidays!

Tuesday, December 20, 2011

Christmas Card

Hello! I know it's been awhile since I posted, I have been spending all my crafty time making Christmas cards, and was afraid to post them, because I wasn't sure who was getting which card, and didn't want them seen on my blog beforehand. Which is probably pretty silly considering I don't think my family really visits my blog, but just wanted to be safe. ;)
I have many more cards I'll be sharing over the next few days, but wanted to share this one today, because I just gave it to my friend at work.

Stamps (Wreath for all Seasons) and Cardstock and dies (Mat Stack 3 and Layerz, and Banner) are Papertrey Ink
Patterned Paper is October Afternoon
Yummy Ribbon is May Arts
The 'berries' are a Viva Decor Pearl Pen, the little red buttons were in my stash
The Ink is Jenni Bowlin, and the sentiment is heat embossed with gold ep

Hope you like it! Thanks so much for stopping by and I'll be back real soon, promise!