Thursday, December 27

Still Christmas here :)

Since we moved 1,200 miles away this October, it was our first Christmas just "us". I was a little nervous about preparing all the stuffing, ham and everything else just by myself. But it turned out really well :) yay:)

My kids and their cousins were disappointed not to get to see each other at Christmas, so my parents and my sister's family all drove down here yesterday(!) 16 hour drive(!) The kids have already been having a ball. Pretty sure the next 10 days are going to be a blur~lol.  We'll be having a second Christmas on the 29th with all the cousins. So, while I normally take down our decorations before Tomio's winter break starts, but this year it looks like they will stay up till some time in January...

Okay....here's today's card.


I really like how this one turned out. I stamped them each without re-inking to get the shadowing images. I like how it adds depth.

Okay--that's it for me today. I'm going to be pretty busy today :)
Thanks so much for stopping by!

Tuesday, December 18

Getting closer....

Only one week till Christmas :) And I am even managing to get done all the last minute things on my list before Christmas~yay!

So....I like this card. I love clean and simple, but sometimes I wonder if a card is *too* clean and simple. And I'm not sure about this one. But I *think* I like it~lol.

Thanks for stopping by today!! I hope you are enjoying the Christmas season!

Friday, December 14

10 days!

Only 10 days till Christmas! Every night when we go to sleep and every morning when we get up, Levi always lets me know how many days left till Christmas :) So I'm thinking it is definitely time to be sharing Christmas cards and tags.



So here's one.
Only a tiny bit of stamping on this one. I opted to use some non-traditional Christmas colors for this one. I popped up the snowmen for a little dimension. The sentiment is from Waltzingmouse.

Thanks for stopping by today! I am so happy the weekend is here :)

Wednesday, December 12

I can't believe...

that it is less than 2 weeks till Christmas!! December always goes by really fast, but I am sure this is the fastest it has ever been. We don't even have all our presents under the tree yet! (though you wouldn't know it to look at it :))


And here's the card. I did some clear heat embossing on the white. I really like the subtle detail it adds. Definitely will be trying it again. I also want to do it again and ink over it with distress ink for some emboss resist :) All stamps from Papertrey, the cardstock is Neenah solar white and Neenah desert storm.

Thanks for stopping by today!! I hope your week is going great. Tomio gets back a day early this week~yay :)

Friday, December 7

I spoke too soon.

Okay, *now* it's cold! So thankful for our heaters. And our timers so  I can them come on in the morning before we get up. Now we just need to get a little heater for our bath/shower room. That's on the agenda for this weekend.

And here's a card. I layered a few different stamps on the side. I love doing that on simple cards.
The butterflies are from Hero Arts, all the others are from Papertrey Ink.

Thanks for stopping by today! I'm so happy it's the weekend :)

Tuesday, December 4

Cold!

It is really getting cold here. And it is sooo dark in the mornings, it really makes it hard to get up even a little bit early. I do still try to though!
I haven't been making as many cards in my stamping room lately. It's been all about tags :) I *love* making Christmas tags. Love. They are so quick and fun. And my kids really like them and get excited seeing which ones they will get. And I get to make "cutesy" tags. I don't really have many people to make cutesy cards for, so I really like making fun tags for my kids. Unfortunately, I am terrible about getting pictures of the tags....so it's card for today :)


Pretty happy with how this one turned out. Actually, to honest, I love it :) So simple, but really doesn't need anything more. And it turned out just like I imagined. Had lots of fun making this one. The stamps are from Papertrey Ink, and the cardstock is Neenah solar white.

Thanks for stopping by today!! I hope you're keeping warm :)