September 9, 2009

A LITTLE MORE SANTA IN SEPTEMBER....

Hi all!!! Happy Wednesday!! Back to work for me, LOL!!! But, a pretty short week so I have nothing to complain about *wink* This is another card I did for my Santa in September class....I got to play with one of my fabulous new Sizzix embossing folders from the holiday mini called Petals a Plenty - doesn't it look like poinsettias? Well, I am going with it, lol!! The image is from one of my fave sets called A Cardinal Christmas, I love to watercolor this little guy which is what we did on this card as well! He is such an elegant looking bird! And, of course I had to use some more of that yummy ribbon called Sleigh Bells, also in the holiday mini - I tell ya, this little catty is chock full of yumminess, I just love it all!!! The sentiment I used is from a Hostess Level I set called Holiday Best and I think it is fabulous - the sentiments are all so pretty and go so well with so many of our sets!! This one was perfect because it has a little bird on it - love that! And, in keeping with the elegance of my cardinal, I added some Very Vanilla Hodgepodge Hardware and am really happy with how it looks!!! So, there you have it - another Santa in September card!!! I am having so much fun with all these Christmas cards and I am really making a dent in my own cards for the holidays! Interested in taking this class? Well, I am offering this again on Monday, September 14th from 5-8pm - contact me for details, I have a few spots left!! Well, I am off to make money to buy more stamps...that's what I keep telling Tony who just rolls his eyes and laughs at me as he points to the rows and rows I already have - heehee!! They make me HAPPY!!! Thanks so much for stopping by today - I am planning on spending my lunch hour browsing blogs and checking out what you all are up to as I am really enjoying keeping up with my blurfing!! TTFN!!!
Card Recipe:
Paper - Very Vanilla, Ruby Red card stock
Inks - Ruby Red, Old Olive, Close to Cocoa classic inks
Stamps - A Cardinal Christmas, Holiday Best
Accessories - Very Vanilla Hodgepodge Hardware, Sleigh Bells ribbon, Designer Label Punch, Petals a Plenty Sizzix embossing folder

25 comments:

Dawn Easton said...

LOL @ make more money to buy more stamps! hahaha....I say that too! GMTA!

Your holiday card is beautiful! I can't start cranking out the snowman cards!!!

scrapnnMO said...

Alex your to funny! I'm trying to by more stamps just don't get them first enough. LOL!

Gorgeous Christmas card. I need to finish my Christmas cards. So what an inspiration hun. Have a lovely day! :)
♥Dawn♥

Stef H (Glitterbabe) said...

oh alex! is this ever beautiful. that embossing DOES look like poinsettias and is gorgeous! but then, the whole card is gorgeous!

glad to see all is well.

hugs,

Deb said...

oh wow, beautiful card, love that cardinal! hugs Debx

Deb said...

oh wow, beautiful card, love that cardinal! hugs Debx

Deb said...

oh wow, beautiful card, love that cardinal! hugs Debx

Deb said...

oh wow, beautiful card, love that cardinal! hugs Debx

Tracy.H said...

Love that embossing folder!! Great card! :0)

Rose Ann said...

Gorgeous card, Alex!! I love your cardinal, embossing, and hardware!! Just beautiful!!

Heather P. said...

LOL, more money for stamps. :) Beautiful card, Alex!

Crystal said...

This is great Alex, very pretty!

Julie Koerber said...

This is one of my favorite cardinal stamps and you did it justice!! Just gorgeous! As for making money to buy more stamps -- don't you love this little addiction of ours??? :-)

corinnesomerville said...

This is absolutely gorgeous girlie !!!! I love that embossing folder.....hmmmmmm......yup......gotta get that one :) !!!!

I miss you like crazy and I'm so thankful for all your prayers and support....you're the best my friend !!!

Big big hugs !!!

Cindy Haffner said...

Oh how pretty is this!!!

Denise ~ Paper Ponderings said...

That is beautiful! The more I see that embossing folder, the more I want it!

mudmaven said...

Absolutely gorgeous Alex! Why on earth would anyone have a regular day job except to earn more $$ to spend on stamps? ~chris

Risa said...

I love your beautiful card Alex!
hugs
Risa:)

Jenni said...

Lovely, a really unusual Christmas card.
Jenni x

Chris said...

very pretty! love the cardinal!!

Denise (peanutbee) said...

Love the embossing and that ribbon!

Diane said...

So nice when your DH understands,lol!!!

Your card is fabulous as always Alex!Love the embossing folder!

mochamama said...

beautiful Christmas card Alex! I miss this stamp!!! (I sold it boohoo)

Dani said...

Love the card! Very pretty! I think I need a job to support my stamping habit! :)

Natalie said...

Another gorgeous card Alex. x

Anonymous said...

I love this card too. I have the stamp set, but haven't made more than one card with it yet. Must get busy!!!! LOL

Joan
MN