Friday, December 18, 2009

Warm Winter Wishes

It's snowing here in Virginia! I love snow. It's a beautiful danger though. I've got a fire going and Dexter in the DVD player. The rest of my family are in North Carolina for the weekend. I elected to stay home with the furbabies. They're estimating 8 to 12 inches for our area and maybe a Thundersnow this evening! Thunder during snowfall? I've never experienced anything like that before. I've just got my fingers crossed that the power stays on.This card I made a few weeks ago, but am just getting a chance to post it. Cute Christmas kitty huh? I love High Hopes' images. I've got a few new ones on their way from 7 Kids. This one is called Meowy Christmas. I colored him with Copics and added Diamond Stickles to the fur trim of his hat. The sentiment is from Papertrey Ink's Stocking Prints set. I stamped a Studio G snowflake watermark on the PTI Pure Poppy cardstock. The patterned paper is DCWV. All paper edges were inked with PTI's Dark Chocolate ink. I am entering this card in Moxie Fab World's All Creatures Great & Small challenge.

Well, that is all for me. I'm going to go watch Dexter and the snow continue to fall by the toasty fire. I hope you all are staying warm and if you have to go out in this kind of mess, please be careful. Take care and have a great weekend!

Friday, December 11, 2009

From Our House...

I just adore this little elf. Isn't he so cute? He is from Peachy Keen Stamps and is called Snickerdoodle Gift Elf. Be sure to check out their December Deals tab for their current specials. I colored him with Copics and then added gold Stickles to his hat's bell and diamond Stickles to the puffy areas on his jacket. The cardstock and patterned paper are both from DCWV. The buttons were in my stash.

I am entering this card in PaperPlay's Challenge #45. The theme this week is Movies & Books. Can ya guess what movie I drew inspiration from? One of my favorite (not just Holiday) movies - ELF! This card is also my entry for Stamp Something's challenge titled Winter Wonderland Somethings. Red and green, elves, gifts all remind me of this time of year. There are also snowflakes, albeit hard to see in this picture, in the patterned paper. Mr. Snickerdoodle is also bundled up pretty good too! Tomorrow, my former high school's football team is playing in the State Championships. Northside is the first team from our county to play for a state title since 1971. [That game in 1971 was actually the focus of the movie Remember the Titans and it was played here in Roanoke.] I was able to see just about every game so far this season. They are playing in Blacksburg at Virginia Tech's Lane Stadium! Pretty cool, huh! That is about 45 minutes from here so we'll be leaving at around 10 a.m. in order get a good seat and get ready for the noon kick-off. They are favored to win, but that is never a sure thing. They've worked so hard to get where they are and are on a 8 game winning streak. My fingers are crossed! Hope you all are staying warm and have a wonderful weekend. Ciao!

Thursday, December 3, 2009

Deck The Halls

Can you believe December is here? 2009 is almost over. It's crazy how time flies. Christmas is just around the corner. I meant to post sooner. I actually have over 7 posts worth of cards to share. I swear, taking and editing the pictures are more of a chore to me than actually creating and posting. I finally took some time today and photographed a few. I'm sorry about the more-so than normal low-quality pictures. We haven't had a whole lot of sunshine here lately and that is always helpful, especially with ones taken indoors. I am entering this card in a number of challenges this week. Here's the list: I really like this color scheme - even for Christmas! The pattern paper is from last year's DCWV Christmas stack and the cardstock is Papertrey Ink's Smokey Shadow. Both the stocking image and sentiment are from PTI's Stocking Prints stamp set. The inks, also from PTI, are Raspberry Fizz and Smokey Shadow. I kept it all pretty simple and flat for easy mailing. I also made a set of 3x3 cards using the same stamp set and color scheme. I'll post them another time. Well, that is all for me. Tomorrow is Friday! Hope you all have a lovely weekend. Ciao!