Friday, December 24, 2010

Merry Christmas Eve

Hi Friends~
Sorry I've been non-existent this week...I was hoping to get a lot of craft time in....but things were super crazy!  It's so hard to get all of your Christmas preparations done in one week! LOL!  My hubby gave me my Christmas present a week early....he got me a Wii with the Wii Fit board.  I am enjoying every minute playing with that thing...hubby and I are spending lots of quality time together now bowling, playing tennis, and baseball....it's so much fun!  Hubby gave it to me early because he wanted me to get time to  play with it...seeing how Monday I start my internship and will be working full-time until classes begin the end of January.  What a great hubby I have!  I also spent one day this week Christmas shopping with my Dad...it was such a wonderful day to bond...we had soooo much fun!!! :)  Then I went to a Christmas play one night with my Mom and Sister...that was so much fun too...it was a Christmas Musical about the birth of Jesus....absolutely amazing! One of our friend's, who actually sang at our wedding was Joseph so that was neat!

Tonight we are going to my Grandpa and Grandma's (my Dad's parents) and tomorrow we go to my in-laws for lunch, and then we go to my other Grandpa and Grandma's (my mom's parents....my crafty Gram's house)!  My brother is gone for Christmas this year...he's an over the road truck driver so we will be celebrating my immediate family's Christmas next week when he gets back home!  I hope you all get time to spend with your family and friends during this blessed holiday season!
This is the card that I made for my Gram and Gramps that we are going to see tonight!  My Gram LOVES birds....and my crafty Gram (my mom's mom) had this beautiful cardinal that she told me to take home and make a card with for my Gram! Papers are from Kaisercraft Tis the Season collection...I love the vintage feel to these papers!
Image has been colored with Copics and then embossed with the SU embossing folder.  My Gram showed me how to do this...now I soooo NEED to get me this folder!  I love the faux cross stitch look that it gives!  Thanks so much Gram for the idea!!!  Then I took my TH Tea Dye ink pad and distressed the edges to make the image more vintage feeling.  Mr. Cardinal was then placed onto my Nellie Snellen die and spritzed with Iridescent Gold Glimmer Mist.
 Flowers are from the fabulous Wild Orchid Crafts!  The first arrangement was made using 25mm roses, and 15mm rose leaves.  All flowers are glitzed up with Gold Stickles.
Flower arrangement two consists of a curly wild rose, 15mm roses, 10mm roses, 25mm rose leaf, and burgundy crystal stems.  

Hubby also got us snowshoes....so we've been out snow shoeing this week as well...we've gone a total of 3 times now....holy moly do you get a work out with those babies!!!  I am not outdoorsy at all....so this definitely is a new venture for me...I normally don't like the cold (with these though I am usually quit warm from all the work..lol)....having these makes winter and snow a little more enjoyable in Wisconsin...and I'm getting a good workout too!
Here's me bundled up in my snow shoe gear....probably should have smiled for the picture! LOL!

**Reminder** The SCACD store carts are closed through January 1st so that Susana may spend time with her family for the holidays!  Feel free to window shop while the carts are closed and come back on January 2nd for NEW goodies and to order what you have found while window shopping!!!!

Happy Holidays!

Recipe:
Stamps: Christmas Cardinal (Fred She Said), Teeny Tiny Wishes (SU)
Inks: Memento Tuxedo Black, Copics, TH Tea Dye Distress Ink
Copic Colors Used: Birdie: R27, R32, R46, R59, YR04, YR07, YR15, Shading: W3, Branch: E25, E29, E53, Holly Leaves & Berries: G28, YG03, YG67, R27, R32, R46, R59
Papers: Kaisercraft Tis the Season collection
Tools: SU Embossing Folder, Nellie Snellen Die, Word Window Punch, Modern Label Punch, Bow Easy, EK Success corner punch,
Embellishments: curly wild rose, 15mm roses, 10mm roses, 25mm rose leaf, burgundy crystal stems25mm roses, 15mm rose leaves, Gold Stickles, black embossing powder, and ribbon.

♥ Thanks for stopping by! ♥
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3 comments:

Becky said...

Merry Christmas Kim!

Gorgeous card, love how you embossed this and those flowers are beautiful.

Gina L said...

Absolutely stunning card. Wow. I love what you did to make the image have a vintage feel. Sounds like you have a busy holiday! What a sweet hubby to get you the Wii fit and then play those games with you....I imagine you did have a blast, just like you said. Merry Christmas!

Paula said...

I really thought you'd stitched it ..... amazing. Sounds amazing family time for you all - that's what Christmas is about.
Christmas Wishes from a very snowy Wales.
Paula (PEP)
http://pepcraftchallexp.blogspot.com/

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