Friday, November 16, 2012

Where has the year gone?

I can't believe it is almost the end of November already.  Its just so crazy that the older you get the quicker time flies.  I remember my mom telling me that years ago but I really had no idea how true that is.  I read a joke somewhere that age is like a roll of toilet paper.  The closer you get to the end, the faster it goes.  That may not be exactly the words, but you get my drift. :-)

I don't even know where to begin since my last post.  I have done up some Christmas cards I would like to share with you. The summer went so fast that I hardly even remember what I did.  My grandkids are all back in school now so I expect after the Christmas Holiday things should slow down some.  I always seem to be able to find time to make a card or two. 

Okay, on to the cards...I totally didn't take any pictures of the birthday cards I made this summer and I am so bummed.  I really need to remember to do that.  Here are the Christmas cards I have been making.

These are all Close to My Heart cards.  The paper on the first two is Pear and Partridge. The burlap ribbon and the stamps are Close to My Heart.  The last picture is the stamp from the Pear and Partridge Card Workshop and the paper is Avonlea.  For those who are familiar with the the ornament stamp will probably notice that I stamped the big one upside down.  Yikes.

The stamp is from CTMH, the paper is from Basic Grey, Nordic Holiday 6 x 6 pad.

I don't own a Christmas wreath stamp so I used a a flower wreath stamp from Hot off the Press, Sweet Blossoms & Swirls. I colored it with Spectrum Noir markers and touched the little flowers with some red Smooch. The face of the card was embossed with the Cuddlebug Snowflake folder.

I love the triple stamped layered look.  My mother in law had one that she had gotten from a swap and I just had to try my hand at it.  The snowflakes are from multiple stamp packages.  I hand drew the ornament and colored it with Spectrum Noir markers and added some little Dazzle jewels from Hot Off The Press, Bitty Pearls from CTMH.

Close to My Heart stamps were used here.

I got this stamp in with my CardMakers magazine subscription. UK version. I used white liquid embroidery for the snow on the trees and ground, Stickles for the glitter and Spectrum Noir markers to color it in.

This ornaments stamp is CTMH October Stamp of the Month. The polka dot satin ribbon is also from CTMH. I believe the paper is from Basic Grey, Nordic Holiday.

I think I will end for the day.  Hopefully I will be back sooner than a month.  Hope you all have a wonderful Thanksgiving day.

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