Monday, March 30, 2009

Christmas and Valentines -- A little late

Well, I have finally gotten around to taking pictures and downloading my Christmas card and our family Valentine's card. So here they are:

The Valentine's Card is very simple but I had this cute heart paper that I didn't want to go to waste. I am famous for buying paper and then hoarding it. So I have been trying to make a concerted effort to use what I have bought. This economy is starting to get to my crafting hobby addiction, so instead of visiting my usual hangouts (Michaels, Hobby Lobby, Archivers) I have been raiding my own stash. And who knew ... I have a ton of cute stuff! I actually purchased this "old" SU! stamp set from a local demo having a garage sale last fall. It reminded me of sweet tarts which were/are a favorite around here. I added a cute glittery brad to the top and some pink ribbon which is a must for this holiday, right? Inside I used that super cute SU! sentiment: You're one of the GOOD ones!

I loved our Christmas card this year, although it was time consuming! I need to shave my list down a bit but that makes me sad ... so each year I just keep saying "next year ..." I used my big shot to emboss the back layer and to cut out the large scalloped circle and the picture. I don't know what I ever did without that machine :) I absolutely adore the Sweet Serendipity stamp set and use it a lot. I liked this sentiment for Christmas: 'Tis the Season to Sparkle ... Believe. I just used the computer for our signature and punched those all out, too. A lot of punching on this one. I also ADORE the thick felt chocolate ribbon that SU! had in the holiday mini this year. So that had to make the card, too. This is an extravaganza of texture and I love it!

Thanks for looking! Happy Crafting and Creating!


Jaime said...

I so understand the busier than busier. they both turned out cute.

Sammacco said...

I like tha xmas card a lot! I use my kids photoes in christmas cards too.

Anonymous said...

Hi Kimberly, life is getting busier all the time isn't it?? lovely work!

Bridgett said...

Great cards! I need to work on more Christmas cards for this year. I've only made 3 this year and I have a lot more to mail out!

Cath said...

Those are really nice! I like how you made the photo card.