Saturday, August 1, 2009

Christmas in August

Okay now I know MANY of you have been chugging along on your Holiday cards all year and I have wanted to jump on the bandwagon but could not get myself to break out the Holiday stamps until today. I received this stamp called Holly Wreath from The Rubber Cafe and Holiday motivation set in. I just love the little swirls around the wreath.

I started off by stamping my image with Memento Tuxedo Black onto PTI Cardstock and coloring with my copics and adding some sparkle with my Gelly Roll Glitter Pen. I cut my image out with my circle Nesties and mounted it onto a circle of Bravo Burgandy and a scalloped circle of Always Artichoke. Same colors were used for my layers and my dp is Basic Greys Wassail which I love for holiday cards. My sentiment is also from The Rubber Cafe. It is this one and I just inked up the Peace portion of it and cut it out with my oval nesties and added a few brads. My gold ribbon was one that I picked up the other day on my excursion to Joann's. Oh and I forgot to mention that I sewed the larger panels with my Janome Sew Mini. I think I am getting the hand of this thing.

Speaking of the sewing machine, my kids are on a kick making pillows with the machine. When at Joanns the other day I purchased a few yards of soft fuzzy fabric and some fill and they are just having a ball. I dont know what we will do with all of these little pillows I now have all over the house but atleast they are being creative and keeping busy!!

Thanks so much for popping by to say Hi. I just love reading all of your comments everyday and most of all love reading all of your blogs and getting wonderful inspiration from you. Have a fantastic day!!


Karen Motz said...

Yay Ann!!! Love this Christmas card. All the details are perfect! Doesn't it feel great to get started early?!?

Stef H (Glitterbabe) said...

fabulous card. and getting an early start on xmas too! way to go.

now if you can add a little scent to the pillow fills, you've got sachets you can send to all you blogging friends - LOL!


Danni said...

What a pretty card!! Love it!

Chris Olsen, Glowbug said...

This is stunning Ann!! Love your wreath and your layout!! Way to go starting early. Me...I am still trying to keep up with the summer. Yikes!

Jessie/knightrone said...

You go girl!! Love it!!

CLHAJNAL said...

How cute!!! I refuse to break out the Christmas too. I have heard about the Janome...I'm sure since you have it now...I will HAVE to get it. LOL!! Thanks for the nice visit to my blog and the kind words.


Denise (peanutbee) said...

I know what you mean, I've been seeing Christmas cards for a while too but only recently started because I couldn't get in that "mode" either. GREAT card! The image is beautiful!