September 8, 2009

HOW ABOUT SOME SANTA IN SEPTEMBER?

Good morning all!! Oh, yesterday was a fabulous day!! I got to stamp, made homemade lasagna, and laid around watching movies with my man!!! I wish I had more days like that, I tell ya!!! So, I am teaching three classes this month centered around a Santa in September theme to assist all of us in getting our Christmas cards done without waiting until the last minute!! So, I have been madly stamping away because I don't repeat cards - and I do five for each class!! Well, while I had my Christmas stamps out, I decided to make a card using Beate's sketch challenge this week - I don't often have time but love to play when I can!! I enjoyed this sketch and think I will be pulling it out again to use!!! I played with some of my new stamps from the holiday mini - I just love this catty, it's full of fabulous things!! This set is called Delightful Decorations and it is just fun!! What makes this set so awesome is that we also have a punch to go with it - yep, I punched out my image with my ornament punch! It's such a great punch and set because you can use this to make holiday tags too. For this card, I stamped my image in versamark, then added heat and stick powder and voila! instant shine! I then broke out my chalks and, using my Always Artichoke, lightly chalked the image. I love how it turned out- it's really shiny and pretty IRL!! I popped it up on dimensionals and added some twine to the top. The little stamps are from the same set and I love how much they add to a card!! And, the paper - ACK!! It's gorgeous and shimmery and it is also available in the holiday mini! It's called Christmas Cocoa and it's flocked and metallic and totally YUMMY!!! Can you tell I like it? *wink* So, I had a lot of fun making this card - I always love to play with new product!! Now, I am off to do some blog hopping and then shopping, because I have today off too, WHOOHOOO!!!! Thanks for stopping by, I love your comments and appreciate each and every one of them!
Card Recipe: (all supplies are SU!)
Paper - Kraft, Always Artichoke, Ruby Red, Whisper White card stock, Christmas Cocoal Specialty papers
Inks - Always Artichoke classic ink, Versamark, Always Artichoke chalk
Stamps - Delightful Decorations
Accessories - Photo Corners Punch, 1 inch and 3/4 inch circle Punches, Ornament punch, circle cutter, Ruby Red brads, Sleigh Bells Ribbon, stampin' dimensionals, twine

20 comments:

mochamama said...

You go girl! I really like that Christmas tree ornament, what a person could do with that!!! keep those cards rolling

Jennifer said...

What a nice card!

scrapnnMO said...

OH Alex what a super duper looking Christmas card. Love the design! Hope you have a wonderful day! :)
♥Dawn♥

~Denise Lynn~ said...

Super fun holiday card Alex! I haven't even started thinking about the holidays, I probably should get started soon though! Hope all is well! :)

Lauren said...

Very pretty Alex. So festive!

Christie said...

Hey lady!

I'm glad you stopped by my blog! I miss you tons.
Love that you're teaching a Santa in September - cute theme!

I'll see you in October at the PSB crop!

Cindy Haffner said...

Love your Christmas card, so pretty.

Marilyn said...

Great Christmas card Alex! I need to get busy now and make some Christmas cards - time is flying by and before I know it Christmas will be here and gone! Enjoy your day off!

Deb said...

fabulous christmas card! Such great holiday stamps, now that I am over here I will be dropping by to order some of that great SU stuff!
hugs Debx

Crystal said...

Beautiful!!!

♥ Marlou ♥ said...

Alex lovin this card!!! fabulous!! I love Christmas so much :) ♥

Vicki (basement stamper) said...

Hi Alex!! It's the perfect time to start on Santa!! :) I love this fun layout and those papers really rock girl!! Hope you're doing well!! HUGS

Natalie said...

Great card Alex. x

Meg Giroux said...

Hi Alex...Great card!!! I did get the caddy it is sitting on my counter..I keep breezing through it..I will let you know as soon as I have an order ready:)
Thanks

Denise (peanutbee) said...

Beautiful!

mudmaven said...

Alex it is just gorgeous! Very elegant and a great use of both the set and the punch. WTG! ~chris

Diane said...

I should start my xmas cards,you are on a roll girl! Lovely card!

Shannon McGann said...

Man, I wish I lived close to you so I could take your classes! This is gorgeous! I love that new Christmas Cocoa paper! I've already gone through a whole package!

Dani said...

Loving this! Wonderful job!

Rose Ann said...

Your ornament card is beautiful, Alex!!