Friday, November 23, 2007

It's Beginning to Look a Lot Like Christmas!

Happy Friday, everyone! I hope my American friends had a blessed Thanksgiving! I guess today officially marks the beginning of the Christmas season -- at least around my house! I traditionally start playing Christmas music and decorating for Christmas now, and the weather here has finally cooperated so I can get in the mood! Those 70 degree temperatures are a thing of the past -- we woke this morning to 30 degrees and snow showers! I'm not a big fan of the cold, but really -- it was time!!! Here's a card to help put you in the mood, too! I had a chance to check out Julia's Ways to Use It challenge she posted yesterday. The challenge is to use stitching on your project -- machine, faux, rub-ons, whatever! I combined the challenge with some great images from Gina K. Designs and my BasicGrey Figgy paper, and I love how it turned out! This tree always reminds me of the Charlie Brown tree -- it's sweet and simple but full of Christmas spirit! I inked the tree and sentiment with SU! markers, then I colored in the pot and shadow with Prismacolor Pencils. I lightly sponged Soft Sky around the tree panel, and I machine stitched around the Figgy paper.

This is truly my favorite time of year -- the sights, sounds, and smells of the holidays just make me happy! I hope to share some fun ideas with you over the next few weeks! Thanks so much for visiting today -- have a great day!! :)

Stamps: Punchy Words, Spirit of Christmas (Gina K. Designs), En Francais (Stampin' Up!) Ink: Old Olive, Soft Sky, Markers -- Chocolate Chip, Old Olive, More Mustard Cardstock: Old Olive, Chocolate Chip, Whisper White Paper: Figgy 6x6 paper pack (BasicGrey) Other: Scalloped Circle Punch, 1 3/8 Circle Punch, Corner Rounder, Vintage Brads, stamping sponge, stampin' dimensionals (SU); ribbon (May Arts); white gel pen (Marvy), sewing machine & brown thread


Allison said...

This is great!

Anonymous said...

I love all of your different design elements on this card!!! Great balance-- so adorable!!!


shel9999 said...

Adorable!!! I *love* that tree!