December 9, 2010

BUSY GETTING READY....

to head out to a Scrapbook Retreat with a group of friends this weekend and I CANNOT WAIT!! Amid all the craziness of the holidays it is going to be nice to have a weekend of FUN! I am going to do some personal proejcts - something I need to start making more time for so that I can enjoy making my family stuff too, LOL!! When it gets really busy like this, I forget to take care of "me" but I think that is a common occurrence amongst us women, heeehee!! However, I HAVE been making some Christmas cards so I can get those in the mail and so I am sharing one of those with you today! It's another simple card because when you send as many as I do you have to keep them simple or you will never get them done!!  I pulled out one of my favorite sets, this is totally what Christmas is for me - family, reflection, thanks to God, and time spent together - and yes, I get that all from this image, LOL! The stamp set is called Welcome Christmas and it has some wonderful images included that are very reflective of what a traditional Christmas might be.  I paired the stamp wet with some Holly Jolly Designer Series paper and some Early Espresso card stock - added some yummy taffeta ribbon and done! I love the simple prettiness, it makes me smile!!! I hope you are all enjoying the festive feeling in the air and trying to maintain some balance - I know it gets hard!!! Enjoy your weekend and I will have some fun pics to share when I get back!! And, hopefully a whole lot of scrappin' because I have an entire book to get done, heeehee!  Until then, happy stampin'!!
Card recipe:
Paper - Cherry Cobbler, Early Espresso, Very Vanilla card stock, Holly Jolly Designer Series Paper
Ink - Early Espresso, Cherry Cobbler, Garden Green stampin' write markers and classic ink pads
Stamps - Welcome Christmas
Accessories - Whisper White taffeta ribbon, designer buttons
Tools - Ticket corner punch

7 comments:

Crystal said...

Alex what a GREAT card, LOVE the image, your paper, and how you placed the button, JUST so wonderful!!!!! Hope all is well...big hugs!

Diane said...

Have fun this weekend! Lucky girl!
Your card is wonderful!

Deb said...

beautiful card, love that silhouette stamp! have fun on your retreat! have a great weekend, hugs Debx

Rose Ann said...

I love the vintage feel of your pretty Christmas card, Alex!! Wishing you the best this holiday season! Hugs!!

lyzzydee said...

Just dropping by to wish you a happy new year!!

Diane said...

Sure hope you are busy and well Alex,you haven't posted in awhile,I'm getting worried!
Hugs,Diane

kathleenh said...

Well hello Alex. Long time no "see". I love your pretty nostalgic Christmas card! I hope your Christmas and New Year's is wonderful!