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Wednesday, December 16, 2009

Keeping Warm- and look who came to town and stopped by to say HO Ho HO!!!

   I should have gone to bed instead of looking at the Sketch Challenge on SCS.........I am going to be sorry today.....I am up late to make this card and am working 12 hours today......Oh Well....I enjoyed every minute of it!
   I used up the 2nd and last piece of the Herringbone patterned background I made Sunday tonight on my card. I learned this technique from the Technique Junkies Newsletter (which would make an awesome Christmas gift if you do not get the newsletter already!!!)  I stamped the gloves from the set Love Never Melts from FCD and then used the sentiment from the set  Let's Celebrate from FCD - which is a family favorite (My husband Ray has a really fast metabolism and is always very warm, but his hands are always freezing!) The sentiment is stamped in SU Brilliant Blue, and the gloves colored in SU Blue Bliss- plus I added Ice Stickles to the top of the glove, and a little ribbon to hand them up with.  I used the Cuttlebug to emboss the Background strips, and highlighted the embossing with SU Brilliant Blue, then painted on Shimmerz over the top.  The ribbon is from the Dollar Spot at Target......  Another fun card to make- a fun winter card to give away to a friend.

  Tonight, Santa stopped by.  I told him all of the things I would love for Christmas- most of which are all stamping related.  Paper from the Paper Temptress.....a couple of Copic markers, and a book on using Prismacolor Pencils......among other things.  I will also be getting alot of stamps from FCD from the Black Friday Sale!  Wahoo!!!
   Santa loves visiting kids in the neighborhood each year at Christmas time, and since we do not have little kids anymore, we find out what all of the HOT toys are.....I never heard of a Shelf Elf.......I will have to look that up- seems almost all of the little kids asked for them.

  By the way- Pamela at Firecracker Designs is still having her BLOWOUT inventory sale- however, she has taken some time off from the store for the Holidays.  You can still order anything in the store-including sale stamps, Flower Soft ETC, and the orders will be processed in the order they are received....but the orders will not be shipped until Jan 4th.  This week Thursday, 12/16, the select SALE items at the FCD store are 60% off!
  Digital images CAN be ordered and will download for you, so you CAN still order them while Pamela is baking cookies, shopping for gifts, wrapping presents, etc.  I have a DIGI poinsettia card almost finished to post on Thursday night- it is such a  pretty image- THIS LINK will take you to the Digi page at FCD!
  Have a Blessed day today!
Shelly

12 comments:

Silli said...

Hello Shelly, your card is sooo sweet! Love the colors... Thanks for sharing the santapic... Very pretty...Happy day with fun ;-) Hugs Silke

Kellie said...

I love this design and all the special touches you did to it.

Melisa Waldorf said...

Hey girl! Looks like a fun techinique! So cute! I LOVE the photo. You must have been a very good girl this year if you got a personal visit, teehee!

jimlynn said...

So pretty! That herringbone looks hard to do - you did a beautiful job.

lcamacho said...

What a cute card.The mittens are sooo cute.

Karen Howard said...

Sounds like you had a lot of fun even thought he night got late!!! I love the papers in this card... cute card!

Kathy said...

This background is amazing, I may have to gift myself with a subscription to Technique Junkies, I'm always amazed by your new techniques. Love your pic with Santa. I don't know what a shelf elf is either and my kids are little, maybe I'm just not hip, LOL!

scrappypug said...

adorable!

Heidi said...

this card is so great,.........

Dawn B. said...

I used to get the TJ newsletter..This is awesome..I love the pattern..I may have to renew my subscription.. I hope Santa brings you all your goodies and more. The colors you chose for your card are beautiful.

kc_froglady said...

I really like this :) Such a great winter card!

Ursula said...

oh, that background came out cool! (no pun intended! LOL) I love the mittens and phrase on that BG; perfect choice! :o)