Saturday, December 18, 2010

Annual Christmas card and a gift

Another year is upon us!  I can't believe how quickly 2010 has passed by!  I guess when you're busy w/ 3 kids, helping a sister get married, being supportive to a husband who was in the throes of a new principal job of 3 elementary schools, and just going about daily life, the year just does fly right by!

So, now that it's Christmas time again, I am finding myself SUPER busy w/ homemade gifts to make and I know hardly any will actually be given BEFORE Christmas!  My life just doesn't work that way!  I'm sorry, but I just can't fit it all in!  So, if you haven't received a gift from me, 9 chances out of 10, the design is still in my head and the paper and stamps have yet to be touched!  They will though!  Don't worry!

Well, I WAS able to get ONE gift done!  Whoo hoo!  This is for my friend who cuts my hair.  We have become very good friends, and she truly appreciates my time and talent and my crazy style!  So, it's worth it to make her something special!

I have been collecting wood from Stampin' Up!, from all the rubber mount stamps that I have purchased over the last year and a half that I have had my stamps in binders.  Ssshhhh!  Don't tell anyone!  ;)  So, I am in the process of making my friend a set of seasons to put on her windowsill, or wherever!  Christmas is done!  Haha!

 For the block, I put music tissue tape all over the front, and sponge inked it w/ Ridinghood Red.  Then, I stamped and colored in w/ Koh-i-noor pencils and turpentine Santa and his reindeer.  Santa and JOY are from Crafty Secrets, one of their Christmas sets.  I added some MFT Die-namic snowflakes and faux crochet border to complete the look!

And here is my annual Christmas card:
The pine on top is from Kitchen Sink Stamps Build A Garland.  The sentiment is from Crafty Secrets.  The ornaments are from Fiskars or Inkadinkado.  I can't remember. 

Unless I get more projects done, I'll see you after Christmas is over.  I hope everyone has a wonderful Christmas!  I hope you get everything on your list!


  1. You are so crafty girl! Love this idea and it turned out GORGEOUS! I love it! Hopefully we'll talk next week... hugs.

  2. lovely christmas card!!!!!! simple and classy. (and easy to mass produce)

  3. oh Erin these are both so gorgeous! Everyone is going to LOVE their gifts & cards!! WOW WOW!!

  4. Wow what a gift card!!! It looks amazing! I am new to the site and will be subscribing. I am actually following your site as part of my job for a Woman's Club!

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