September 10, 2009

OLD FASHIONED CHRISTMAS

Hi all!! WOW!! Yesterday was a doozy of a day - I am sooo glad it's over!! People tried to cram all the days off work we had into yesterday - I had more meetings than the President, LOL! I tell ya, my days fly by in no time at all, I mean hey, tomorrow is already Friday :-) So, I came home last night and did a little stamping therapy to relieve the stress of the day and decided that I needed another Christmas card....yep, another one!! As I am sweating in this unbearable triple digit heat, I am having a blast stamping away about the frosty season!! I decided I wanted to use one of my favorite sets called Winter Post as it reminds me of a good ole' fashioned Christmas - hence my post title for the day!! I just love these skaters, they make me smile!! And, I got to try out my fabulous new snowflake punch....and I am hooked - I just love it!!!! Okay, I know there are no green snowflakes but I claim artistic license, heehee!!! I stayed with a theme of Very Vanilla and Old Olive with a dash of Chocolate Chip just to bring the image out and I am lovin' the colors together! And, I added some of my new yummy Mistletoe taffeta ribbon available in the holiday mini....this ribbon is gorgeous, the pic does NOT do it justice! I also decided to cut into some of my new holiday designer series paper in the Merry Moments series....sometimes I just like to admire my papers and hesitate to cut them up....silly I know, but I am sure I am not alone in this *wink* BUT, I bit the bullet and decided to use it and I am soooo glad I did, I just love it!! So very pretty! To top off my card, I decided my cute little skaters needed some ice to skate around on so I created some out of Dazzling Diamonds - love it! I had a great time stamping away last night and so I have decided that no matter what, a little stamping is called for each evening just to remember the fun stuff!! Now, off to work - gotta pay for those stamps, LOL!!! Thanks for stopping by and seeing me, I love your comments, they make my day (or my lunch hour, heehee!) I will visit you all while eating my salad - have a fabulous day!!!!
Card Recipe:
Paper - Old Olive, Always Artichoke, Very Vanilla, Chocolate Chip card stock, Merry Moments Designer Series Paper
Inks - Close To Cocoa classic ink, Stampin' Write Markers (Old Olive, Always Artichoke, Close to Cocoa)
Stamps - Winter Post, Teeny Tiny Wishes
Accessories- Modern Label Punch, Mistletoe Taffeta ribbon, Eyelet Border punch, Dazzling Diamonds, liquid glue, Snowflake Punch, Silver brad, Stampin' Dimensionals

22 comments:

Beate said...

I am with you Alex. I LOVE this set. Your card turned out great.

And triple digit heat? Send some this way.

Have a wonderful day!
Hugs and smiles

Nikki Bond said...

Gorgeous Alex! Sounds like you had a wonderful day! I"m so happy to see you blogging again! {SMILES}

ScrapMomOf2 said...

Cute! Love the sparkle and the post mark stamp!

Dawn Easton said...

Ugh, don't you hate days like that though! Sure the day flies by but it's also the sort of day where I feel like I've gotten nothing accomplished...lol

Love the holiday card! I need that snowflake punch!

I'm with Beate, you can send some warmer weather MY way! It's in the 40's overnight now.

Denise ~ Paper Ponderings said...

Oh I love this.

Triple digit heat? Eeegads...Oregon's 88 is HOT to me!

kathleenh said...

This is so pretty Alex! The snowflakes are a great touch.

Dani said...

I love the green snowflakes, perfect touch!

All last week was triple digits for us. This week has been cooler- if you can call mid 90's cool!

Vicki (basement stamper) said...

Love the green tones on this card Alex!! Beautiful sparkle too! :) I'm so glad you're back to your bloggin' girl!! BIG HUGS

Silke Ledlow said...

Hi Alex :) - your x-mas card is beautiful!!! I like this Set already last year and it's so fun to see it again this year!!! Great design my friend!!! Hugs ~S~

Natalie said...

This is a fabulous Christmas card Alex. x

Cheryl KVD said...

Very pretty! Love that postmark!

Bethany Paull said...

Your card matches your new blog look. and both are so beautiful.

Latisha said...

This is such a pretty set, awesome card!

It should start cooling down your way soon.
hugs
tish

Stef H (Glitterbabe) said...

yeah! and there are no purple cows either. do we really care? i love the green snowflakes! i love the card too! but mostly..... i love that you are here to share my blogaversary. thank you so much for your wonderful support, encouragement, inspiration, smiles and your friendship! now how blessed am i?

hugs,

Kim Marie said...

love love love the greeen ;) Beautiful card,Alex!
Kim Marie

Jessie/knightrone said...

Very pretty Alex!!

Cindy Haffner said...

Very pretty Alex.

Denise (peanutbee) said...

VERY pretty card, Alex! Love the soft colors!

chelemom said...

This is a fabulous card Alex!!! I agree with Beate.....send us some heat will ya?

Diane said...

Ahhhh! Gorgeous card girl!!!
You sure are on a roll with the xmas cards,way to go!!! That is a good way to relieve stress isn't it!

Marilyn said...

Beautiful card Alex!!! Love all the layers and details on this card!

Rose Ann said...

I love the vintage feel of your beautiful card, Alex!! So lovely!!