Happy Holidays!

Friday, December 24, 2010

Happy Christmas Eve everyone!!

Are you excited yet?? I know my little one is! We're all home today, so we have a day of cooking, eating and lots and lots of singing ahead of us. The cheesecake is setting in the fridge as we speak (or write!) and I'm preparing the soup this morning ahead of time. Then we'll bake a couple dozen cookies and watch a Christmas movie or two. Loooove Christmas Eve!

I couldn't let this season go by without coloring up this little guy from Stamping Bella!

I say 'little' in the visual sense of the word because the stamp is anything but little! As far as stamps for cards are concerned, it's huge! He's the King of the Candy Canes and he's from the Tiddly Ins line of rubber stamps at Stamping Bella.

I needed to make a quick and easy card with a equally easy layout, so I CASED this card by the fabulous Jeanie Witmer. You should do yourself a favor and check out her blog....it's gorgeous! The rules for CASING a card require you to change at least 3 things from the original, so I changed the image (obviously), the paper (it's from The Girls Paperie) and last, but not least, the size of the card. I made mine into a 5.5" x 5.5".

Before I sign off for the holidays, I wanted to share with you all some (really bad) photos of my living room dressed up for Christmas. I don't have a great camera for these night shots especially when I refuse to use the flash - it takes all the warmth out of the photos!

Our living room (That chair was $25 on Craigslist!)

Garland on the banister - SO PRETTY!

Our tree (That's my little milk glass collection up there on the bookcase!)

The sideboard next to the front door (LOVE those sidelights!).

Other side of the living room, the wood stove and the hallway (Can you spot our Elf on the picture?)

So until next week, from my family to yours, I wish you all a wonderful Christmas Day!

Stamping Bella
'King Of The Candy Canes', There She Goes 'Penguin Pals'
Inks: StazOn ;Jet Black', Creamy Caramel, Soft Suede, Regal Rose, Ruby Red, Cranberry Crisp, More Mustard, Old Olive, Going Gray, Sahara Sand, Cool Caribbean
Papers: Strathmore Bristol Vellum, Georgia Pacific, Bazzil Basics,
PTI Kraft Cardstock, PP - The Girls Paperie 'Tinsel and Twigs'
Access: Ribbon, Fiskars Decorative Scissors, Stampendous Crystal Snow Glitter, Sakura Glaze Pen, Machine Stitching, Sponges, Dimensionals


Gabriela said...

What lovely LOVELY photos Sandra. I adore the dim lighting - it adds a special layer of cozy. Your home is just beautiful and I adore the various pieces. You certainly have an eye for all things classic. Merry Christmas to you and yours.

Judy McMullen said...

Merry Christmas, Sandra! Your home is lovely...Thanks for the pix!! I hope Santa is extra good to Syd this year...oh, and to you too!!!

Tosha Leyendekker said...

Your card is absolutely charming and so beautifully colored!! What a beautifully warm decorated home too. Merry Christmas Sandra!!

Jessie/knightrone said...

What a GORGEOUS home!!!

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