December 12, 2009

CHRISTMAS HAS ARRIVED AT THE HOBSONS!

Happy Saturday! I am so excited that it is the weekend and I only have one more week of work before Christmas break, whoohooo!! The advantage to working at a University is that we close down for two whole weeks!! And, I am going to take a third week since Zach will be home so I am going to have a nice stretch of time off which I am very much looking forward to!! Meanwhile, we have been decorating, shopping, wrapping, and hope to get some baking in so Christmas is very much the topic of the day in our home! I have also been stamping alot of Christmas cards and have several I want to share with you! I will share two today - they were so much fun to make, I am really enjoying all my new Christmas stamp sets!! This first card uses one of my favorite sets called Winter Post - these ice skaters really make me smile!! And, the paper is yummy!! I could not help adding some bling, winter just says bling to me and well, they are skating, LOL! It's a pretty simple card but I used pretty ribbons and one of my new giant brads which I just love. This next card uses a set called Cold and Cuddly and I bought him because my daughter absolutely adores penguins and when we saw this little guy, well, that was all she wrote!! I love how fat and round he is and all the little hats that come with the set! I did some paper tearing on this one and then layered them to give the card some depth and I do like the result. The snowflakes are actually rubons in the Holiday Mini called Merry and Bright - they are FABULOUS!!! I did pop my little penguin up on dimensionals because he is small and I wanted him to be noticed *wink*. This was a fun card to make and came together pretty quickly. I have several more that I have completed and I will be sharing those with you all over the next week or so. It feels soooooo good to be stamping again, I am loving my new room and enjoyed reading all the comments you all left me! And, for those of you wanting to come play in my new room with me, come on over, the door is always open *smile*. Now, I am off to work on some more decorating and getting dinner started. It is very cold, windy, and rainy here so I am making my Great Grandma's Hungarian Goulash, YUM! Enjoy your weekend and thanks for stopping by!
Card Recipe:
Paper - Kraft, Taken with Teal, Ruby Red, Whisper White card stock, Holiday Lounge and Christmas Cocoa Specialty Designer Papers
Inks - Close to Cocoa, Basic Brown, Taken with Teal, Basic Black, Ruby Red Stampin' Inks and markers
Stamps - Cold and Cuddly, Winter Post stamp sets
Accessories - Ticket Corner Punch, Large Oval, Scalloped Oval, Modern Label punches, Large White Brad, Silver elastic cord, Whisper White 5/8" satin ribbon, Ruby Red taffeta ribbon, stampin' dimensionals, liquid glue, Dazzling Diamonds, silver brads, paper piercer

11 comments:

Denise ~ Paper Ponderings said...

I just love that skating couple...and that penguin...oh my, he is too cute. Your color selections are incredible too. Wow!!!

Angie Tieman said...

Cute cards!! Glad you had time to stamp!

Melissa said...

Ooooh! The skating one is SOOOO cute!

Many Blessings,
M.

Deb said...

fabulous cards Alex, so love those images and the way the first one looks like an envelope with the post mark, hope you enjoy your vacation time! hugs Debx

mochamama said...

Being a skater myself, or should I say a retired one, I love the first card and of course who doesn't love penguins!! S glad you have 3 weeks off, enjoy my friend.

Dawn Easton said...

FABULOUS, Alex! Both cards are adorable! Wonderful colours!

Oh I'm so jealous that you will have such a nice long break to spend with the kids!!! Enjoy it!

Diane said...

Gorgeous cards Alex!!! So happy you'll be getting a nice long break to enjoy the Festive Season!

~Deborah~ said...

My 10 year old son Loves peguins also. And im making 22 peguin party pags using punch art. Yes i said 22! Puts a hole new meaning to Happy Feet! Your card is to cute! TFS
Warm Smiles
~Deb

Natalie said...

Gorgeous cards Alex. x

Christina Fischer said...

I love these sweet, wintery cards! Enjoy your long break!! :)

kathleenh said...

Pretty cards Alex! You can tell you're happy and content stamping in your new room.