Saturday, December 24, 2011

Christmas Greeting 2011

I wish all of you a blessed holiday season. I will be on break till the beginning of the new year to enjoy the holidays with my family and I wish you the same.
From my family to yours Merry Christmas and a fantastic New Year. See you in 2012!

Saturday, December 17, 2011

Christmas Thank You Card

Hi All,
I'm the designer today over at the Card A Day Blog and the theme this week is Christmas Thank You card. If your from the CADB thank you for joining us today.
Now myself I would never have considered a thank you card until I joined in with CADB and seen as a theme and thought yea why not. So I get the blessing this year of not hosting my family this Christmas but my Sister-In-Law is so I decided to make this card and then send it to her and my brother after the holiday for hosting this year and maybe start another tradition. So here is the card
 This is probably the easiest card I have made yet. Clean and simple and who doesn't need that this time of the year.
Here are the pieces to the card that I made. It is a 5.5" X 5.5" red cardstock base. Doily seem to be the in thing at the moment so this packet of doilys I found at one of the local dollar stores and used that for the background piece. The lettering came from the Storybook cartridge on pg 71 in your handbook. I cut it in 3 layers: shadow in white, the main piece in green and the extra T and Y in a red glitter paper @ 1.25". Glued everything together and pop dotted the lettering to give it a float look off the background. Added gold stickles in each corner to frame it and that was it. Done in an hour from beginning to end. Easy Peasy!

Have a fantastic day!

Friday, December 2, 2011

Through the Eyes of Children

"In the eyes of children we find the joy of Christmas. In their hearts we find its meaning."

Author: Leland Thomas
Wow I can't believe we are in the month of December already! Now we are in the thick of the holidays what better way to see it than through the eyes of a child. I'm lucky enough to have 14 grandkids and it's a joy to Christmas through them.
If you have come from the Card A Day Blog welcome.

The card I made today came from the Cricut Cartridge A Child's Year. What a great cartridge about all kinds of things going on with kids. If you are making christmas tags this year take a look at this cart to for that it has lots of ideas. 

Now for the card: My card base came from the Heritage paper pack from the paper company, also the Santa and Child were cut from this paper too. my background paper is from DCWV Christmas Combo 180 pack and the corners were punched with the fiskars heritage corner punch (that has 3 different corners). This was a fast and easy card to get put together. I cut the image out @ 4" and also the shadow. Popped it up with 1/16" pop dots, added a present sticker I got off a sticker sheet I got at the local dollar store and red stickles to give it more of a pop. The sentiment is a stamped ribbon piece I got at my local scrap shop and I added red stickles to each of corners. Brought the same background paper and sentiment to the inside of the card to dress that up. This was a fun card that didn't take to long to make.

It's easy to get caught up in all the rushing around that often characterizes Christmas these days. If you want to recapture the innocence and wonder of Christmas, then see the holiday through the eyes and hearts of a child.
Have a fantastic day and thanks for stopping by.

I have this card in the following challenges:
C.R.A.F.T. Challenge-Christmas Present
Jingle Bells-Wrapping it up