but I'll say it again.....I am a slacker!!!! Things have been crazy here, add to that a cold that seemed to find me (hate when that happens) and my SU hostess club meeting last week and what does that add up to???? A bad blogger :) I think the saddest part is....I had cards made I just was too lazy...I mean busy to photograph them and post them! But I'm back and I have some adorable cards to share with you over the next few days so thanks for sticking around with me!!!
I am getting this card in *just* in time (it's due by noon today!!!). I made this one for the Create with Connie and Mary sketch challenge 123. I normally don't make Christmas/winter cards this early but I had this paper sitting out on my table and it was screaming for me to USE it!! This is one of those paper packs that I just want to buy a ton of and hoard in my craft room before I can't get any more....cause you know I just might *need* it 10 years from now. It's just SO cute I need to have a bunch. (But so far I've only bought one pack---which if you know me is *REALLY* good!) And speaking of hoarding......you'll notice that cute little felt snowflake isn't currently available. Nope that's from last year's mini and since I LOVED them I have a few bags stock piled away....but I am really trying to use what I have so here ya go *wink* I also gave ruffling/scrunching my ribbon a shot on this card. Not sure I am super pleased with the final result but I pulled it off and redid it SO many times that even Elizabeth looked at me and said "Ma, it's pretty just leave it!!!". Now when a four year old tells you that you know you are in trouble :)
materials used: a cute christmas (SU); baja breeze, blushing bride, real red cs (SU); candy cane christmas dp (SU); blending paper (xpress); tuxedo black (memento); copics; rock candy stickles (ranger); red satin ribon (PTI); felt flurry (SU); rhinestone (SU); oval, scallop oval punches (SU); candy dots (pebbles)
I'm working on finalizing my holiday cards for this year. My goal is always to get them out the day after Thanksgiving but the last two years I haven't quite made that goal. Hopefully if I start planning now I can do it in time! My problem always though is that I start with a basic SIMPLE card design and as I keep playing with them and working on them the design gets more and more complicated and involved. And when you are making over 100, involved and complicated isn't really what you want to do......eh we'll see if I can pull off simple this year!
Thanks SO much for stopping by today even though I have been a bad blogger and neglecting you!!! I hope you have a wonderful day :)