Ho Ho Ho!

Friday, December 9, 2011

Happy Friday Everyone!

Well, this week didn't go as I had planned. I meant to make this card over the weekend and have it ready to show you by Tuesday, but as usual lately, life got in the way again and I barely made it into my craft room! Saturday was spent getting new tires for my truck (yay - no more loud road noise!) and we got our fresh Christmas tree. So the rest of the day was spent decorating it while sipping on hot chocolate. I probably could have spent some time stamping on Sunday, but the laundry and unfinished house projects beckoned. Home ownership has it's downsides too. ;)

I'm not going to lie to you...this card took me all week to complete! A half hour here, a half hour there! I have been feeling like my mojo has gone AWOL for months now, so I was hesitant to spend hours in my craft room getting no where. But, I think it might be back this week because this card isn't half bad! Nothing like a new stamp set to get the juices flowing again, right?! ;)

The only stamp set that managed to arrive at my house from the last There She Goes release was the little Ho Ho Ho mini set. But it was all I needed to play with! I paired it with Karen's Sweet Sunday Sketch Challenge #146, some non-Christmas paper from October Afternoon's Modern Homemaker line and before you know it, I had a cute Christmas card on my hands! Wahooo! As with all my cards, Mr. Claus and Rudolf were colored with my SU reinkers and aquapainter brush. If you're like me and Copic's are out of your crafting budget, a drop of water and a little bit of ink go a long way to creating the same effect!

Any plans for the weekend? I am hoping to bake all weekend! I want to take some cookies over to our nice neighbors and take some to work next week. I'm trying out some new recipes too, so if they turn out well, I'll share them with you!

Have a great weekend sweet friends! And thanks for stopping by!

There She Goes
'Ho Ho Ho' mini set

Inks: StazOn 'Jet Black', SU's Creamy Caramel, Regal Rose, Ruby Red, Going Gray, Curry Crush, Sahara Sand and Soft Sky, Distress Inks 'Antique Linen and Tea Dye'

Papers: Strathmore Bristol Vellum, PTI Black and Kraft Cardstock, PP - October Afternoon's Modern Homemaker collection

Access: Spellbinders Circle Nesties, Fiskars Corner Punch, PTI Bakers Twine - Red, PTI Button - White, Machine Stitching, Paper Piercer, Sponges, Dimensionals


Torico said...

What a sweet Christmas card!!

KimCreate said...

A fabulous card!

Holly Saveur said...

Super cute card..LOVE IT!
You can see a whole lot off love and work went into it.

Holly Saveur said...

Forgot to say LOVE the coloring too so gorgeous!

Laura said...

oohhhhhh what a great christmascard you made!!!!
I love it!

Greetzz Laura

Anne-Marie said...

Oh, I know what you mean! Fun, isn't it, heehee....I'll send my address for those cookies...yum!
Such a lovely result for all that angst...love it!

Theresa said...

Hi Sandra, this card is totally amazing. I love how you put this together. The colors are just fabulous as well as your coloring and shading. Beautiful!!

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