Yay & Happy Friday--the weekend is here!! I'm so excited to meet everyone who is coming to my Holiday Open House tomorrow---it will be so nice to meet in person instead of just thru the Web, LOL! My preparations are almost done---I'm making Texas brownies & cookies today, got all the supplies for my Chocolate Fountain (can you say YUMMY) and just have a few more errands to run. I'm going to get a few real poinsettias for Saturday & then they have to be locked up in the study because my cats chew the heck out of them & then puke it up--YUCK! And before you all have a fit, it is a MYTH that they are poisonous to animals (they are not), but they do make their bellies sick. I cannot have any real flowers in my house (other than a few green plants) because my cats all chew the flowers--it drives me absolutely CRAZY!!
So if you're in the area shopping or driving by, stop by & say "hit" okay (just email me for my addy or directions)!! I'm going to have some pretty awesome giveaway drawings (gift certificates to all your favorite stores), lots of sweets to eat & just some good old fashioned chitter-chatter :o)
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Mo's Digital Pencil
CoExist" by Mo of Mo's Digital Pencil! You know how I love my furbabies and I just adore this image---it's not really a Christmas image but made it into a holiday card anyhow. Thought the "Peace on Earth" sentiment by PTI was perfect for these 3 cuties piled up together--my cats love my dogs & vice-versa and are always rubbing up on them & laying beside them--occasionally Baylee will chase them (well, ok she chases them everyday, lol--but they love it, ahem....I think!)!!
I used my Labels 1 Nestabilities to cut my image out & while the die was still on my paper, I used my Inkssentials Blending Tool to sponge some sage green ink around the edges (love the white border--I put stardust stickles on the border to make it really POP)! The papers are from SU's last season's holiday set (I have like 3 more packs cuz' I LOVE it so much, hee hee).
diamond glaze to the doggie's wet nose, scattered straw distress Stickles to the chicken's nest and pearls around the corners. The distressed Stickles are alot different from the regular stickles--not as sparkly & more bumpy and textured in appearance. Make sure & stop by Mo's Store HERE to see all her NEW cute images--I got quite a few that I'll be using real soon!
4x4 Lockhart Holiday Cards
I'm always looking for a fast & easy way to create notecards, especially around the holidays when we all need bunches of them. Lockhart Stamp Co.'s fabulous Itty Bitty stamps are perfect for quick cards & matching envies--they're small & easy to color & so FUN to use! For these 2 cards I used the "IB Snowman" and "IB Stocking" along with some cute papers by Cosmo Cricket. These are 4x4 cards with matching 5x5 envelopes (from PTI)--easy to make lots of! I added some fun stickles to the images for sparkle, used my CB embossing folders for texture and just layered & added pearls (my fave embelly). The envelopes were stamped with snowflakes from the PTI set "Winter Swirls".