Thursday, November 20, 2008

White Christmas

For this card, I used Maya Road chipboard snowflakes and painted them with a white sponge dauber (super easy!!!). The stamp is from the CTMH set, Christmas Melodies. the buttons are also from CTMH. I was loving this card but I will admit that I am a perfectionist and this card is not perfection in my eyes. I'm really not thrilled with the "I'm" part of the card but I had to move on and accept that they can't all be perfect. This is something that is hard for me and sometimes restrains me from creating but I'm working on it!

SU Sleigh Full of Toys

This was my first 6x6 card and it was fun!!! I love the big sleigh full of toys and that's exactly what Andrew will be getting for Christmas this year!!! I really love the reindeer too, they're so cute! I accented this card with rhinestones and some ribbon which I folded to resemble ribbon candy.

CTMH Evergreen/O Christmas Tree

I really liked how this card came out. I wanted to use a plain background so I went with Craft cardstock (SU). I stamped the tree and used a paint pen to do the little dots on it (thanks to Melanie for having that in her bag of tricks! LOL). I used metal embellishments for the lettering and stamped a little flourishy thing in the corner (excuse the smudge...)

CTMH Santa's Flight

Ok, so this stamp set is so cute especially for us Santa lovers!!! I hope he brings me something good this year :) hehe The little yellow house on the bottom is supposed to be ours. I added some stickles to the snowflakes on the bottom piece and also on Santa's sleigh. I made the front reindeer Rudolph by adding a red rhinestone to his nose. This is my first card using this set but I'm sure there will be more to come!

CTMH Shining Star

This card was super easy and it came out pretty. I just stamped the star in a yellow color, put in on my background paper, used markers and stickles to add more red and green to the image and stapled some ribbon for a little something extra.

SU Merry Merry

This was a quick and easy card to make once I decided not to use the background stamp that was part of the set. I tried and tried to use it but COULD NOT for the life of me get it to ink up and stamp straight. I was going mental so I gave up. I do think it worked out for the best since this background paper is so retro looking and went well with the stamp set.

Snowman non-stamped card

I bought this kit by My Mind's Eye. It has the most adorable Christmas papers! I didn't really do much but cut the paper to size and add the few die cut stickers but it came out cute anyway and this one's my husband's favorite out of the ones I've made so far. It was about the most I could do with a 7 month old who wasn't wanting mommy to play that day. My friend, Melanie, was over and I got a whole 2 cards done... and that's if this one even counts! LOL