September 14, 2009

A LITTLE BIT O' SHIMMER

Happy Monday all!!! Well, I wish I could say the weekend was fabulous, but I was sick on Saturday and ended up being in bed the majority of the day - so yesterday was all I really had! Now, back to work today...ugghhhh......oh well, at least I got to hang out with a couple of my stampin' friends yesterday afternoon!!! So, tonight I am teaching a Santa in September class and I thought I would share one of the cards we are going to be doing. It is with one of my fave sets called Snow Swirled because I love the tree. Although, I have decided to rename the tree the shimmer tree for this card because I added some of the fabulous new shimmer paint!! I used the champagne one and I just love how it turned out!! The tree really shimmers IRL, especially in the light! (click on the image to see up close). The sentiment is from the Hostess Level II set called Christmas Punch - I love this set because every single stamp fits one of our punches!! This one fits the wide oval punch, which is one of my favorites for sentiments. And, I added a small piece of Old Artichoke ribbon as well! It's a pretty simple card because some of the others are quite detailed and well, we can't be there all night, LOL!!! Now, off to work and then off to stamp - what a way to start the week!!! I hope you all have a fabulous day - thanks soooo much for stoppin' by....I love reading all your comments, they make my day!
Card Recipe:
Paper - Chocolate Chip, Always Artichoke, Whisper White card stock, Christmas Cocoa Designer Series Paper
Inks - Ruby Red, Always Artichoke classic inks
Stamps - Snow Swirled, Christmas Punch
Accessories- Wide Oval Punch, Always Artichoke narrow grosgrain ribbon, stampin' dimensionals, Champagne shimmer paint

23 comments:

kathleenh said...

Ah, what a bummer that you spent Saturday sick. At least you recovered to do some stamping on Sunday!

I love this shimmer tree! I need to open mine up and use it.

Dawn Easton said...

Love the shimmer those new paints give! Fabulous holiday card girl!

Stef H (Glitterbabe) said...

oh this is beautiful. love that shimmer!

sure hope you feel like your good ol' self!

hugs,

Vicki (basement stamper) said...

HI Alex!! This is so gorgeous!! I love the pretty tree and the touch of shimmer!! AWESOME!! HUGS

mudmaven said...

Sorry you had to spend Sat in bed sick - hate it when that happens! Sounds (and looks) like you're feeling better though - love that shimmery tree! I pulled this set out the other day and now you've inspired me to play with it a bit. ~chris

Dani said...

Aw, hope you're all better! Being sick on the weekend is awful!

Love the card, very cool!

Natalie said...

Lovely card Alex. x

Louise Forsyth said...

Gorgeous card Alex, so elegant.

Denise ~ Paper Ponderings said...

So glad you're feeling better...thankful it was a quick bug! Gorgeous card!

Cindy Haffner said...

I;'m lovin your holiday cards, so pretty!!

Ila said...

Beautiful card Alex..I love this tree and the lovely shimmer!!...I hope you're feeling better now. Take Care!!...Hugs, Ila

Silke Ledlow said...

Absolutely beautiful card for the holidays - Alex!!! Hope you are feeling better by now :) ??? Hugs ~S~

corinnesomerville said...

Ahhhhhhhh shimmer.....it's like liquid dazzlin' diamonds !!!!
Adorable card !!!

I love the picture of the kids on your blog....they're gorgeous !!!

Big Hugs !!

scrappermimi said...

Hope your feel better now, my kids just got over the flu. YUCK!

Such a pretty card, good luck with your class!

lyzzydee said...

Beautiful card!! Can't beleive its nearly time for preparing for Christmas

mochamama said...

Sicky Saturday.... not good!! Glad you are feeling better now! Beautiful shimmer tree

Risa said...

What a gorgeous holiday card! The shimmer is fab!
hugs
Risa:)

scrapnnMO said...

Absolutely GORGEOUS Alex! That Christmas tree stamp is so cool! :)
♥Dawn♥

♥ Marlou ♥ said...

this is beautiful Alex, hugzz xx

Christina Fischer said...

What a beautiful holiday card! I love the shimmer!

Lee (LuvLee on SCS) said...

Oh it is beautiful!!!! I LOVE the shimmer paints!!!

Rose Ann said...

This is so beautiful...and I love the shimmer!! Wonderful Christmas card!!

Bonibleaux Designs said...

Girl you have been BUSY!! I hope you are feeling better. I just had my third dental surgery and lost my zeal there for a bit myself. LOL It's hard to stay motivated when all you really want to do is curl up in a ball and sleep!

I LOVE This card - the swirly tree is so pretty by itself but adding the shimmer is awesome. From the small picture is looks 3D (like you embossed) - very cool!