Thursday, December 13, 2012

Christmas Card Exchange

Hi there!

Are you ready for Christmas? Shopping all finished? Gifts all wrapped? Cards all sent out? I am so totally NOT ready! I still have some cards to create and mail out, and I've also got quite a bit of shopping to do! It all just snuck up on me so fast this year! Yikes! I've got Saturday off from work and next Tuesday too, so hoping to get it all finished by then!

I do have a card to share with you tonight. I created it for the Hero Arts, Flickr group, Christmas card exchange, organized by my friend, Anita.

I used the Merry Christmas Trees set and the Fabulous Flourish Stamp, both from Hero Arts. This photo shows the card closed.

I stamped the Fab Flourish, tone-on-tone on the red portion. The green panel was inked with Peeled Paint Distress Ink, then I stamped the Fab Flourish again, this time just using water, to remove some of the ink. The card opens in line with the white strip - see?

And here's a photo with a peek at the inside - also stamped with the Fab Flourish.

I sent my card to Deb and she let me know earlier today that she received it.

Enjoy your weekend and thanks for stopping by! :)

Sunday, December 9, 2012

Lots of Snow and Another Card For PDCC

Hey there!

I was very relieved this morning when the Sunday manager from my work called and told me I did not have to drive into work today! He said they had plenty of help and he knows how far I have to drive. I quickly told him how happy I was and thanked him over and over again! 

As of 5:00pm Sunday evening, we've received between 8 and 10 inches of snow and it's still coming down. Here's a couple of photos I just took - looking out at my deck and back yard.

 It sure is pretty! Thankfully, by the time I have to leave for work Monday morning, our amazing plowing system here in Minnesota will have all the streets cleared and sanded, so it'll be much easier to drive then! :)

Okay, enough about the weather. I do have a card to share. It's another one for the Play Date Cafe challenge #160.  

I love these colors and just HAD TO play with them again!

 It's a very simple card using a pretty Penny Black tree called, A Splash of Winter. I embossed it in white, added dark and light blue pearls, a couple of snow banks and a Hero Arts Sentiment.

Hope you are all safe, warm and cozy like I am tonight! Thanks for your visit! :)