Thursday, August 21, 2008

What...More Christmas!!








Good Thursday Morning to ya! Hope everyone is doing well so far and I'm hoping all my blogger friends in Florida are staying safe with that Hurricane coming to town. I don't want a hurricane, but if we could get just a little bitta rain, that would be wonderful--it is pathetically dry and brown here in VA. I'm typing this up (last nite) while watching the Olympics again and feeling an increasing urge to get in my bed. I am extremely tired and feel like I might be coming down with somethin' not so good--hope it passes me by, we'll see...but it's definitely slowin' me down!
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I know what you're thinking...its August, what's with the Christmas stuff? I just really love my stamps from Whiff of Joy, they are so much fun to color and you know how much I love to color--I find it so relaxing. I had seen this Joy Fold technique card on All That Scraps blog and wanted to try it out. This stamp is called "Carol Singing Charlotte", isn't she the cutest thing? I so had to use this holiday sheet music dp (from Recollections last year) that I've been hoarding and paired it with the poinsettia dp from Daisy D's. I colored her with Copics and inked around the edges with my Memento dew drop in desert sand, highlighted w/ Inkssentials pen, black stickles on the music notes and diamond stickles on her furry cap. The clip and ribbon are both from Michaels, flowers are Primas. On the inside of the card I used some of my new Inkadinkado stamps for the sentiment and the ivy (Ornate Christmas and Winter Trails). I was quite pleased with the end result, whaddya think? I'm entering this into the Caardvarks challenge--you have to use something on your card with "music"--I think this works, yes?


I have a confession--I ordered 800 coasters from a restaurant supply store 6 months ago and they sit under my desk day after day after day. I have made it a personal challenge to make a project with them once a week to justify my purchasing them--lol! I thought the quilt stamps from PTI's "Quilters Sampler" would make a wonderful Christmas ornament. I wanted to make this ornament kinda country vintage so I really distressed/inked up the edges of the dp (by Memory Box). The quilt blocks are colored with Copics and mounted on many layers of cs. The reverse side's sentiment is from PTI's "Quilters Sampler Sentiments" and I just love it. I used my nesties to cut the ovals out. The buttons are from Michaels and the delish ribbon is new from PTI (yes I got my big box of new goodies yesterday--can't wait to share)--its their new poppy color, just a beautiful red and perfect for the upcoming holidays. I have a ladies holiday luncheon every year and I'm going to make these as their favors/gifts to hang on their trees. I need to make one for myself too--I am a Christmas fanatic and I have 8 trees (this year will be 9) that I decorate every December all in different themes (I will post pictures for ya in December) and yes I am that CRAZY, but I love it!!


Alrighty, I'm outta here! Much to do, lots to catch up on and blah, blah, blah--LOL!!
Suzanne

11 comments:

  1. Wow you have such great talent! I love your posting today or is it tomorrow with you. Just gorgeous work. Hope you are feeling better today.
    kim x

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  2. OH very pretty card for christmas !!! cute blog I put you blog in my favoris blog !!!!

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  3. Hi, Suzanne!

    I just discovered your blog via Carolyn King, and I'm so glad I did! I've seen your work in the ATS Gallery -- you really are fantastic! Mind if I add you to my blogroll? :)

    Christina (cmf1216)

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  4. lGorgeous card! I love the layout and the stamps! Love the qw
    uilt ornament too! Very creative! Great saying!!

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  5. whoo hooo stunning Suzanne, great job. hugs rachxx

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  6. You will be ready for Christmas before Thanksgiving if you keep up this pace! You are SO talented... thanks for sharing with us!

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  7. This card is amazing. And Holy Coasters Batman...800?!?! I saw on SCS that you really put them to good use with your Halloween treat (which is how I found your blog)!!

    Love your stuff - will be back for more!! Say hello to VA for me... I lived in Manassas for 5 years (2001-2006)

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  8. Adorable christmas card/creations. Love your blog!!

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  9. She's just delightful! Love the inside as much as the outside! I just received her and can't wait to play. You've done a beautiful job presenting her. Feel better.

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  10. Fabulous holiday music creation ... love it!

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I appreciate all your lovely comments and taking the time to stop by! hugz,Suzanne

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